health
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s What The New NHS App Will Look Like – And Why It Could Have Been So Much Worse

NHS patients could soon be making appointments, renewing prescriptions and even declaring what sort of end-of-life care they want to receive by using a new app, the details of which Gizmodo UK can exclusively reveal today. Read More >>

android
Fortnite Comes To Android – And Samsung Note 9 Owners Get It First

Hey, you know that thing you don't understand that all the kids like? Today, Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite is finally coming to Android - with Samsung owners at the front of the queue. Read More >>

politics
Anatomy Of A Tweetstorm: Looking At The Numbers Behind #ResignWatson

Ahh, Sunday evening. An opportunity to sit back and relax for a precious few hours before the work week begins again. But it turns out that not everyone last night was watching Ed Balls don a leotard on the telly, or grinding through a pile on ironing. Some people spent their evening furiously tweeting about the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, and calling for him to resign. Read More >>

climate change
Former Irish President on Elon Musk: “If You’re Going to Colonise Mars, Why Not Help Kiribati to Have a Future Against Rising Sea Water?”

What’s the next logical career move after being President of Ireland, and then United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights? It turns out that it might be to start a podcast. Read More >>

politics
A Casting Agency Is Booking A Crowd Of Protesters For The Emir of Qatar’s Visit To Downing Street [Updated]

Have you ever dreamed of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? Tomorrow could be your lucky day if you're willing to start by treading the boards at... umm.... 10 Downing Street. Read More >>

film
How The Hell Do You Make A Blockbuster As Insane As Mission Impossible: Fallout? We Spoke To Director Christopher McQuarrie To Find Out

For decades, James Bond has been widely considered Hollywood’s pre-eminent undercover agent. But this is wrong - that crown should go to Ethan Hunt, the super spy played by Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible franchise. Now entering its sixth instalment, Cruise has been toying with futuristic gadgets and flinging himself around in death-defying stunts for a decade longer than Daniel Craig has been his nearest rival. Read More >>

BBC
4K Vision: Inside The BBC’s Journey To Making TV In Ultra-HD

Over the summer, you might have spotted that the BBC has been quietly dipping its toe into Ultra-HD (UHD) waters. Following the successful iPlayer debut of Blue Planet II in UHD last Christmas, the corporation has more recently been offering the World Cup and Wimbledon’s Centre Court in UHD too - and according to recently released figures these events together totally 1.6m requests for UHD live streams on iPlayer. Read More >>

space
The Government Has Announced New Funding For Spaceports – But Brexit Is Already Worrying The UK Space Industry

There’s some exciting nerd news today, as the government has announced that it is splashing some cash on helping the UK get its own spaceports. Read More >>

nostalgia
Here’s The Tech We Were Using Last Time England Reached A World Cup Semi-Final

The 4th July 1990, the last time England reached the World Cup semi-final, was a very different time. Take politics, for example: The Conservative Party was massively divided over Europe, and their female Prime Minister's leadership was under threat from malcontents within her own party. How can we possibly begin to understand what that might feel like today? Read More >>

cars
Government Statistics Reveal The Most Common Car Colours On Britain’s Roads

Have you ever wondered what is the most common car colour on Britain’s roads? Well, let me tell you: The answer is “silver/aluminium”, and there were officially 6,528,189 - a full 20.3% of all cars licensed for use on the road at the end of 2017. Read More >>

sport
These Are The Most Geographically Stupid World Cup Matches

Last Thursday, England played a football match against Belgium, one of our closest friends and allies. In fact, Belgium is so close that you can get from London to Brussels in less time than it takes to get to York. You don’t even need to catch a plane. So… isn’t it a bit weird that both teams, hundreds of officials and thousands of fans had to trek all the way to Kaliningrad - a Russian exclave you were only dimly aware actually existed - in order to play each other? Read More >>

audio
Sonos Beam Is The Missing Piece Of Your Home AV Puzzle

If you were to chart the history of my audio setup, the timeline would be delineated by one thing: Before Sonos, and After. Read More >>

politics
Here’s An Ultra-Pedantic Take-Down Of Something Labour MP Stephen Doughty Said

The big tech companies may soon be forced to do more to prevent the sharing of extremist content, if Labour MP Stephen Doughty gets his way. The Cardiff South and Penarth MP has proposed an amendment to the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill, which is currently shuffling its way through Parliament. Here's what it says: Read More >>

BBC
BBC Sounds Is Auntie Beeb’s Answer To The Podcast Revolution

The way we listen to audio is changing fast, and the BBC doesn't want to get left behind. A couple of weeks ago, BBC Director of Radio James Purnell announced a pivot in the Beeb's strategy: Competing with traditional radio stations is no longer the priority, and that the new mission is to attract new, younger listeners who may not listen to traditional radio. Read More >>

transport
How To Build A Brand New Airport – Without Heathrow’s Baggage

Last night, Parliament finally made a decision that had been put off for decades. It voted that, at long last, that Heathrow Airport would be getting a third runway. Read More >>