England

  • Manchester United goalkeeper used iPod to help his team win Carling Cup

    Manchester United won the Carling Cup, which is primarily a little-valued “bonus” trophy handed out in England, yesterday. Great, good for them; go for the quadruple for all I care. More importantly to us here, however, is the revelation that the team’s goalkeeper, Ben Foster, used an iPod to help his team win. Read More

  • England's Arsenal FC to launch Sony PSP-assisted instant replay for fans next year

    English football team Arsenal FC will experiment with Sony PSP-delivered instant replays in the next 18 months. The system, which will also allow Emirates attendees to view the game playing before their very eyes on the PSP (different camera angles and the like), has been in the works for a little while now. It’s the first scheme of its kind. Read More

  • Wi-fi harshes hippies' buzz

    Glastonbury, England, renowned for its hippy culture and often thought to be the last resting place of King Arthur and/or The Holy Grail, is reportedly seeing an increase in minor health problems, like headaches, dizziness, rashes and even pneumonia. The cause of these illnesses? Nasty, filthy WiFi networking. No one ever got sick until the city rolled out a £34,000 WiFi network. Read More

  • The lonely kiosk that's a part of Microsoft's $300 million ad campaign

    We’re seeing more and more of what $300 million buys you—“you” being Microsoft and $300 million being its recently beefed up ad budget. So, to the point: what does it buy you? In addition to the unfairly panned—though we like them, for the record—Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld commercials, it also buys you a small kiosk outside English Apple retail stores. The… Read More

  • FIFA 09 demo now on PSN: Recreate England's historic victory over someone other than Andorra

    The demo for FIFA 09 is nowon the PS3’s PSN. Not a moment too soon, since we’re right in the midst of World Cup 2010 qualifiers. That up there is England, winning. Yes, truly shocking. Read More

  • Real Football invading England through Sky HD

    Brits? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! Real football. Not that wussy, chase a ball around and get penalized if someone bumps someone else football. No, we are talking Monday Night, hard hitting, hail mary football and it’s about to hit via Sky HD. Plus, the network is going to show Super Bowl XLIII along with the Chargers vs the Saints from London’s own Wembley Stadium… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 15 percent off Proporta accessories eases the pain of England not qualifying for Euro 2008

    England’s loss is your gain. Since none of the Home Nations qualified for Euro 2008, UK-based accessory house Proporta is giving a solid 15 percent off all their merchandise. You’ll need to enter the code EURO2008 at checkout to see the discount. So if you’re in the mood for an iPod or iPhone case, or screen protector or whatever, “on the cheap,” head on over… Read More

  • 3G iPhone to be thinner, subsidized in the UK


    Rather than bombarding you folks with two successive 3G iPhone rumor posts, I’ll do so in one so as not to piss off the iPhone haters. First, Leander Kahney at Cult of Mac has a hot tip that the new iPhone will include the following: 3G
    GPS
    2 x memory (16GB and 32GB)
    22 percent thinner
    Better battery life We’ve already suspected all of the above to be true except the 22… Read More

  • English lady columnist calls video games 'crack cocaine'

    [photopress:vcross.jpg,full,right] This lady rules. Janice Turner of The Times—they have a decent football podcast—goes into the familiar “new technology is scary and stupid and I wish the Old Days were here again when I didn’t have to know what a Web site was and how to dial a mattress” crutch in a recent column entitled “Xbox is crack for kids”… Read More

  • It's a ball, it's a remote control, it's the closest England will get to Euro 2008

    Poor England will be watching Euro 2008 from home, perhaps using this FA-branded ball as a remote control. It can be programmed to work any number of devices, like DVD players, TVs, set top boxes, etc. $40 for the gadget, significantly cheaper than a flight to Vienna. Don’t worry, England. If your FA is smart (a huge “if,” I know) you’ll get Mourinho or Capello as your… Read More

  • Video games now seen as ruining English children's literacy rates

    More doom and gloom news as it relates to video games. People are freaking out in England because their position in the World Reading League Table dropped several places, which means English kids can’t read for beans. And yes, video games are to blame. Supposedly. It seems at least one-third of 10-year-olds play video games for at least three hours per day, which is insane any way you… Read More