BBC has launched its global iplayer service via iPad app to 11 countries across Western Europe. The US, Canada and Australia will follow later this year. It is available by subscribe for only €6.99 a month.

 

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BBC has announced that it will be launching its iPlayer TV catchup service only for the iPad on subscription basis during its first phase. This model is expected to generate heavy revenues considering the fact that iPad is currently the most famous tablets and BBC the most wanted news channels out there in the wild.

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This isn’t like any vortex cannon you would have seen elsewhere on YouTube because this particular one doesn’t simply shoot out air. In this ‘test’, Jem Stansfield packs the vortex cannon with explosive gas on BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory and tries to bring down a rather suspiciously built ‘house’ a few meters away, there is no doubt the cannon was pretty powerful but the house seemed abit weak too…

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It looks like all the waiting may finally be over. Its been leaked just over the weekend that BBC could be in the middle of developing an iPhone / iPod Touch application for their free UK online TV and radio catchup on-demand service – iPlayer. Leaked from the BBC’s latest monthly press pack, normally the monthly press pack is created to provide viewing figures and usage statistics for the iPlayer video on demand service in the UK. But this latest one also shows an image of an iPlayer application running on the iPhone.

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The video below from the BBC shows you some of the electric, eco-friendly cars from a competition / project recently run by the UK government to encourage automakers to get more creative in thinking about low carbon emissions. Eight car making groups have won a £25 million prize from the government to fund the next generation of greener, cleaner cars.

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Saw this amazing little video over the weekend on the BBC and thought it was definitely worthwhile sharing. The tiny tiny car you will see in the video below isn’t yet the world’s smallest car in the books but this will all change very soon. This tiny car is actually a hybrid of a quad bike in the shell of Postman Pat’s van, roughly the size of a domestic washing machine. It was unveiled during weekend and as you will imagine, it will barely even fit the person driving it, at about 40 seconds into the video you’ll see how exactly the driver can get into this thing.

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Back to the Future? Not exactly. It’s NASA! Those in America got the chance to enjoy a first look at NASA’s new oldschool design Orion spacecraft that will be taking humans back to the surface of the moon by the year 2020. The Orion Exploration Vehicle is part of a new fleet of vehicles that will make 21st Century space exploration possible. Weighing in at more than 8,000 kilograms, the Orion crew exploration vehicle is targeted to begin carrying humans to the International Space Station in 2015 and then to the moon in 2020, fifty years after man first stepped foot on its surface.

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