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Robot Wars returns to BBC Two

Robot Wars returns to BBC Two

Robot Wars is one of those classic shows that fans of robots, remote controlled devices, DIY, and flailing death machines always wanted. The show was cancelled a while back, but it has been announced that Robot Wars is making a comeback on BBC Two. The show is listed to be a 6x60' series which is presumably six episodes of 60 minutes each.

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BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

Just over six weeks after the debut of the new Apple TV, the BBC has kept their word about their streaming video app coming the set-top box. The BBC's iPlayer is now available on the new Apple TV in the UK, bringing live and on-demand video content from the national broadcaster. The anticipation for iPlayer has been high, as the app has been notably missing from previous Apple TV models for some time.

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BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC's iPlayer is easily the most popular way to watch the network's shows digitally, however its main drawback is that its content is limited to 30 days after it airs. This makes older seasons or series unavailable, except for DVDs or Blu-rays. The UK broadcaster is now looking to address this issue, with the launch of its new BBC Store, a digital shop where people can buy and download shows like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and many more.

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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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BBC video shows animals attacking in slow motion

BBC video shows animals attacking in slow motion

BBC, as you may know, has a YouTube channel dedicated to videos about the outdoor world (ones posted exclusively online), and it’s called “Earth Unplugged”. On Wednesday, the network published a new video that slows time down, giving us an incredible look at animals as they attack. The video is in slow motion, and includes everything from an alligator punching out of the water to a praying mantis grabbing a cricket.

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BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

The BBC will soon have a Netflix-style streaming service in the United States, so said the Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC’s director-general earlier today. This internet-based service will bring BBC-made content to the United States in a subscription-based model service. This will be done, suggested Lord Hall, in order to "raise commercial income to supplement the license fee so we can invest as much as possible in content for U.K. audiences."

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BBC’s GTA movie ‘The Gamechangers’ gets first trailer

BBC’s GTA movie ‘The Gamechangers’ gets first trailer

The BBC is making an unofficial movie about Grand Theft Auto, one that has already earned it a lawsuit. That hasn't stopped it from proceeding, however, and it boasts some big name actors on its roster: Daniel Radcliffe who will be playing Rockstar Games’ co-founder Sam Houser, and Bill Paxton who will be playing former attorney Jack Thompson, the story’s antagonist. The movie has an official name now, and it has its first trailer.

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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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