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Former Top Gear hosts sign with Amazon for new show

Former Top Gear hosts sign with Amazon for new show

For those who've been missing the beloved former hosts of the BBC's Top Gear, fear not, as Amazon has just announced its signed Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond for a new car show exclusive to the streaming video service of Amazon Prime. Once Clarkson was fired from Top Gear earlier this year and his two co-hosts quit in unison, it became apparent almost immediately that they were looking to take their act somewhere else.

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BBC micro:bit explained in 5 steps

BBC micro:bit explained in 5 steps

The BBC collaborates with 29 partners to send thousands of miniature computers to every grade 7 child in the UK. This is the BBC you're thinking of - the news organization - and this is not the first time they've done such a project. Micro:bit is aimed at educating the public and setting a creative fire under the feet of the UK's youth. To do this, the micro:bit pocket-sized computer is being distributed for free to students, complete with programmable innards, Bluetooth, built-in compass, and motion detection. This is all part of the BBC's 2015 Make it Digital initiative.

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BBC announces Micro:bit, a pocket-sized programmable computer

BBC announces Micro:bit, a pocket-sized programmable computer

The BBC has revealed the final design of its Micro:bit mini-computer to rival the likes of the Raspberry Pi. The project was first announced back in March, and serves as a spiritual successor the old BBC Micro of the 80's. The Micro:bit is a tiny, programmable computer about the size of a credit card, meant to teach kids about programing and building computers. To help facilitate this as a learning tool, the BBC says it will be giving away 1 million of the devices for free to UK school kids around 12 years old, starting this October.

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Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear hosts to reunite for new car show

Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear hosts to reunite for new car show

It shouldn't really come as a surprise at this point, seeing as how it's been rumored for weeks already, but Jeremy Clarkson himself has confirmed that he and other former Top Gear co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May will be returning with a new car show. The UK's Sunday Times was told the news directly by Clarkson himself, however several other details still remain unknown. The trio, well known for their long stint as hosts of the BBC's Top Gear, left the show after Clarkson's dismissal earlier this year.

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BBC experimenting with mind control to change TV channels

BBC experimenting with mind control to change TV channels

Here's an experiment you'd expect to hear about from scientists or a large tech company, not the UK's national broadcaster. The BBC is toying around with the idea of replacing a TV's remote control with a headset that reads users' brainwaves. The project is dubbed Mind Control TV, and uses hardware developed by This Place, allowing users to choose a show to watch simply by focusing their thoughts on it. The BBC already has it working in a limited capacity with iPlayer, the broadcaster's video app.

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Chris Evans is Top Gear’s “new” Jeremy Clarkson

Chris Evans is Top Gear’s “new” Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson's replacement for wildly-popular BBC show Top Gear will be Chris Evans, the broadcaster has announced. Evans, who currently presents a BBC Radio 2 breakfast show but who has a long track-record of UK television shows, will begin filming in the next few weeks, the BBC says. Clarkson left the show amid controversy earlier this year, fired after a "fracas" with a producer while recording an episode. Co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond initially played coy as to whether they would return, though later confirmed that they too would leave the show.

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Netflix rumored to get Top Gear hosts for new show ‘House of Cars’

Netflix rumored to get Top Gear hosts for new show ‘House of Cars’

Top Gear fans have been miserable since the hugely popular BBC show was cancelled earlier this year. A dispute over food resulting in host Jeremy Clarkson punching one of the show's producers got him fired, while co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond left in solidarity, offering hope that the trio would be back in some form or another. BBC has had little more to say about the future of the Top Gear franchise, but it seems Netflix may be first in line to offer the ex-hosts a new home.

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Doctor Who official BitTorrent Bundles released by BBC

Doctor Who official BitTorrent Bundles released by BBC

While BitTorrent has become nearly synonymous with downloads of free, pirated content, that isn't always the case, as every once in a while the peer-to-peer sharing platform is used as the official distribution method for music and video. Thanks to a team-up between the BBC and BitTorrent, this is one of those rare times, as the popular, long-running TV series Doctor Who is now making its way to the platform in an official way. The British TV network is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the show's relaunch by making two bundles available, including one for free.

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Top Gear fans drive tank to BBC in support of Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear fans drive tank to BBC in support of Jeremy Clarkson

As the most well-known host of one of the BBC's most popular TV shows, Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear has a record of doing and saying things that spawn controversy. Unfortunately for the show's large number of fans, Clarkson's latest actions, allegedly punching a producer, has gotten him suspended and the current season possibly cancelled. But in a show of support, and a spectacle that could be right out of Top Gear itself, fans drove a tank to the BBC's London headquarters to demand their hero be allowed to continue working.

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Amazon Prime to drop Doctor Who, other BBC shows on Feb 15

Amazon Prime to drop Doctor Who, other BBC shows on Feb 15

If you're a subscriber to Amazon Prime's Instant Video service and a big Doctor Who fan, we've got some bad news for you. With an announcement to customers expected sometime this weekend, Amazon Prime will no longer have Doctor Who, nor most of its BBC shows, available for streaming beginning Sunday, February 15th. Sources say the reason is due to Amazon not getting exclusivity of the shows when it comes to streaming, meaning if rival services like Netflix can show it at the same time, Amazon doesn't want it.

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