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BBC Cbeebies Storytime app adds Kindle Library-style lending feature and a touch of Michael Palin

BBC Cbeebies Storytime app adds Kindle Library-style lending feature and a touch of Michael Palin

By 4 June 2015

The BBC has pushed a large update to its free Cbeebies Storytime application for iOS, Android and Fire OS that adds an all-new feature - a library mode that lets kids download and install different books from a catalogue of titles. When they are done... >>

'Game over man!' Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for GTA drama

'Game over man!' Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for GTA drama

By 22 April 2015

The much anticipated BBC documentary drama about Grand Theft Auto has Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe confirmed as stars. The working title for the documentary is "Game Changer". Bill Paxton, of eighties action film fame including Aliens, will star as... >>

Netflix taps Planet Earth creators to make Our Planet follow-up series, will be shot in 4K

Netflix taps Planet Earth creators to make Our Planet follow-up series, will be shot in 4K

By 15 April 2015

Netflix just announced a new series, but you can't watch it for another four years. The show, which is being developed in collaboration with Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund, is titled Our Planet, and it's described as an "astonishing new eight... >>

Grand Theft Auto documentary may star Daniel Radcliffe playing its creator

Grand Theft Auto documentary may star Daniel Radcliffe playing its creator

By 9 April 2015

Grand Theft Auto is set to get the documentary treatment by BBC Films and it looks like Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, could be the star. Radcliffe is in talks to play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a documentary film, says The Hollywood Reporter.... >>

BBC iPlayer app now supports BBC iD, allows cross-device syncing

BBC iPlayer app now supports BBC iD, allows cross-device syncing

By 23 March 2015

An update to the BBC iPlayer app has brought with it a handy new feature: the ability to sync across devices. BBC iPlayer is one of the most popular apps across all platforms, serving up the BBC's catch-up service. BBC iPlayer has been groundbreaking... >>

Make it Digital: BBC Micro updated for 2015, say hello to the Micro Bit

Make it Digital: BBC Micro updated for 2015, say hello to the Micro Bit

By 12 March 2015

The BBC has announced its Make it Digital initiative, with the aim of encouraging a new generation of people to engage with digital creativity, skills and coding. Just as the BBC Micro was launched in the 1980s to help people get familiar with a new age... >>

6 ways the BBC could fund itself if the licence fee is ditched as rumoured

6 ways the BBC could fund itself if the licence fee is ditched as rumoured

By 26 February 2015

Talk of the BBC ditching the licence fee that keeps it funded isn't new. But now that the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee has weighed in saying it doesn't see "a long-term future" for the licence fee, the end may be nigh. Currently UK residents... >>

Zane Lowe leaves BBC for Apple, here are 6 jobs he could be doing

Zane Lowe leaves BBC for Apple, here are 6 jobs he could be doing

By 16 February 2015

Zane Lowe, the BBC Radio 1 DJ has announced that he will leave the BBC in March to join Apple. Lowe, who has been with the BBC for 12 years, currently hosts a number of shows at the station, but is giving all that up to relocate to Cupertino with his... >>

5 great BBC tech innovations that will change TV and radio forever: Oculus Rift, 4K and more

5 great BBC tech innovations that will change TV and radio forever: Oculus Rift, 4K and more

By 26 January 2015

The BBC has made the unprecedented step of opening up its innovations labs to public scrutiny in the form of BBC Taster, a web service that will host some of the corporation's most experimental digital projects before they have been rolled out to all... >>

You can sample the BBC's new digital innovations for free through BBC Taster

You can sample the BBC's new digital innovations for free through BBC Taster

By 26 January 2015

The BBC is opening its R&D labs to the general public in order to have its innovations and experimental ideas tested and trialled by everyone. Called BBC Taster, the scheme will be a "place to try, rate and share something new". The BBC Taster service... >>