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Top Gear’s former Stig ‘terrified’ by driverless cars

You would think that the only thing that would terrify Top Gear’s former Stig Ben Collins would have been having to work with Jeremy Clarkson. Now the former test driver for the BBC motoring show has described the prospect of driverless cars as terrifying, saying that “robots are fantastic as dishwashers but they don’t make very good drivers”. “The best …

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Stuart O'ConnorTop Gear’s former Stig ‘terrified’ by driverless cars

HANDS-ON: James May "Science Stories" augmented reality Science Museum tour app

Augmented reality hits the Science Museum! No, we're not relegating AR as a dusty curio of tech gone by, but instead talking about the "Science Stories" app, which we had the privilege of trying out before the general public today….

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Gerald LynchHANDS-ON: James May "Science Stories" augmented reality Science Museum tour app

BBC to put Top Gear on YouTube. Let's hope Richard Hammond doesn't crash your browser.

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Some say that his 19th century views on environmentalism and global warming are pushing millions of viewers down the path of climate change scepticism, and some say that his incendiary views are designed to cause a stir and causes people like me to write about them… all we know is that he’s called Jeremy Clarkson.

If you’re a fan of party-political broadcasts for the Conservative party presented by ill-informed controversialists who probably do actually use the phrase “political correctness gone mad” without irony, then you’ll be delighted to hear that the BBC has launched a Top Gear YouTube channel.

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James O'MalleyBBC to put Top Gear on YouTube. Let's hope Richard Hammond doesn't crash your browser.

BBC launches widgets for Radio Times, Good Food, and Top Gear web sites

bbc_top_gear_widget.pngThe BBC is certainly keen to get their content out beyond the gogglebox in the living room. Last month, they put classic TV clips on MySpaceTV, they’ve put classic Parkinson and EastEnders on YouTube, and their iPlayer is booming, so it’s probably no surprise that they’ve now developed widgets which can be used on the desktop, on social networking sites, and popular blog platforms.

RadioTimes.com, BBCGoodFood.com, and TopGear.com, all now provide widgets which give regular feeds of the latest news and information.

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Andy MerrettBBC launches widgets for Radio Times, Good Food, and Top Gear web sites

PS3's Gran Turismo 5 to feature downloadable episodes of Top Gear

This is a very odd thing. But the press release appears to be genuine, so we'll do something on it.

Upcoming PlayStation3 racer Gran Turismo 5 will let gamers download episodes of the BBC's boy racer show Top Gear, thanks to a deal between Sony and the Beeb. The game will have a little section called "GT TV" where web-connected PS3s will be able to download the show, along with other content (presumably "user generated") based around the racer.

Here's what it looks like on PS3, so you can imagine it better:

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Gary CutlackPS3's Gran Turismo 5 to feature downloadable episodes of Top Gear