Sky’s Q is pricey and Uber toys with drunk people

Plus all the latest UK tech news and reviews.

CNET January 29, 2016

CNET Week in Tech, UK edition
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Sky Q interface hands-on: Easier to use than Apple TV
The UK broadcaster has revealed how much its spiffy new 4K box will cost — and it ain’t cheap. We went hands-on with its smooth new interface. Also this week, Uber tested a cunning way of getting drunk passengers to be less troublesome and we looked into how tech is invading the bedroom. READ MORE »
Nick Hide
Global copy chief / London

The week’s top stories /

Uber’s trick for taming drunks? A children’s toy

Placing Bop It toys in cars is reportedly preventing drunk passengers from bopping their Uber drivers.

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Asus G752 review: A slightly slimmed gaming giant

A little lighter and sleeker, the Asus G752 is still a workhorse PC gaming laptop.

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How tech is taking over your orgasm

A new type of wearable, such as a smart vibrator, could forever change sexy time.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumour mania

Everything important we know about the specs, price and release date of Samsung’s next top phone.

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Intel’s Compute Stick gets bigger — and better — for its second generation

The new Intel Compute Stick adds a new CPU and better Wi-Fi, plus an extra USB port.

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Video of the week /

Take a tour of Sky Q’s new interface and features

We get up close and personal with Sky’s all-new, Internet-infused Sky Q service.

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Latest from Crave /

Tim Peake snaps selfie during historic spacewalk

The British astronaut goes for a stroll in space and takes time for a spectacular selfie featuring Earth reflected in his helmet visor.

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Cue Darth Vader scream! ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ delayed to late 2017

Fans eager for Finn and Rey’s next adventure will have to wait. Disney confirms that the next film won’t open until 15 December 2017.

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Stephen Hawking: We’re about to wipe ourselves out (but don’t worry)

In a UK lecture, the astrophysicist says the chances of a disaster on Earth are increasing. But we’ll leave it anyway.

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Weird star system scientists have been checking for aliens just got weirder

Last year, scientists spotted something strange going on around a distant star. Now it turns out it’s been happening for decades.

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Science reveals secret lives of mysterious decapitated gladiators

The skeletons of Roman-era fighters found in York have undergone genome analysis to determine their origin.

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