Google expands Play Pass to nine countries beyond the US

  • July 14, 2020
Almost a year after Google introduced Play Pass on Android, it’s expanding the game and app subscription service outside of the US. It’ll be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom th…

UK may cut Huawei out of 5G networks this year

  • July 5, 2020
The UK was already having second thoughts about Huawei’s involvement in its 5G networks, and now it appears ready to completely change its stance. According to The Telegraph’s sources (via The Guardian), the government is crafting proposals that woul…

The UK buys a 45 percent stake in broke satellite startup OneWeb

  • July 3, 2020
After losing access to the EU’s satellite-navigation system Galileo due to Brexit, the UK is hoping to replace it with OneWeb satellites. A government-led consortium has won an auction for the satellite internet company, which filed for Chapter 11 ba…

Hackers targeted the UK’s coronavirus vaccine research

  • June 4, 2020
On top of everything else, add cybersecurity threats to the list of things the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has had to contend with during the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with the Cheltenham Science Festival, Jeremy Fleming, the head…

Amazon pulls racist images from AirPods listings

  • May 31, 2020
Online shoppers in the UK got an ugly dose of racism this weekend. Amazon has removed images in listings for AirPods and similar products that contained repeated use of racist language. It’s not certain how the images got there, how long they’ve been…

UK reportedly aims to drop Huawei from 5G networks in 3 years

  • May 23, 2020
The UK’s decision to allow Huawei gear in its 5G networks may be short-lived. Officials talking to the Financial Times (via The Verge) say the UK government is planning to gradually phase out use of Huawei equipment in 5G networks, eliminating it ent…