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London Just Reopened the Entrance to This Underwater Tunnel for the First Time in 147 Years

The first underwater tunnel ever built opened in London in 1843, paving a path for cities everywhere to expand beneath rivers and oceans. Today, the tunnel’s grand entrance hall reopens to the public for the first time in 147 years. The underground event space is part of an engineering museum that celebrates the famous family who built the tunnel—and much of London.

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Alissa Walker

April 14th

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London’s Met Police abandons plan to issue 15-20,000 iPads after spending $13k/iPad on a trial

London’s Metropolitan Police service has apparently abandoned plans to issue iPad minis to 15-20,000 frontline officers after spending a total of £6M ($8.58M) on a trial of just 641 devices. This means that the trial ended up costing the taxpayer £9,360 ($13,397) per iPad.

The Inquirer obtained the information using a Freedom of Information request.

The Met spent £1.2m on hardware during that time, including the iPads and supporting servers and accessories, £4.1m on custom software development, which included the databases to support mobile operations, £600,000 on business and management activities and £100,000 on licences. The costs also include the replacement of 12 tablets during the trial period … 

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Ben Lovejoy

April 12th

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London’s Met Police abandons plan to issue 15-20,000 iPads after spending $13k/iPad on a trial

London’s Metropolitan Police service has apparently abandoned plans to issue iPad minis to 15-20,000 frontline officers after spending a total of £6M ($8.58M) on a trial of just 641 devices. This means that the trial ended up costing the taxpayer £9,360 ($13,397) per iPad.

The Inquirer obtained the information using a Freedom of Information request.

The Met spent £1.2m on hardware during that time, including the iPads and supporting servers and accessories, £4.1m on custom software development, which included the databases to support mobile operations, £600,000 on business and management activities and £100,000 on licences. The costs also include the replacement of 12 tablets during the trial period … 

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: iPad, iPad mini, London, Met Police, Metropolitan Police, police

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Ben Lovejoy

April 12th

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London Becomes Its Own Adorable Asteroid in This Beautifully Shot Video

Say goodbye to London, because it’s about to become Earth’s second moon.

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March 24th

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A Former State Department Employee Is Going to Prison for Twisted Sorority-Girl ‘Sextortion’ Scheme 

A former State Department employee will spend 57 months in prison for a “sextortion” cyberstalking crime that sounds like an SVU sweeps-week plot, only weirder and more awful.

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Kate Knibbs

March 21st

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The Weird Way That Standing (Not Walking) on Escalators Helps Move People More Quickly

It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube stations were recently confronted with a weird rule: Everyone must stand. Officials claim it will make stations run more efficiently. But how?

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Alissa Walker

January 19th

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These Natural Ice Rinks Would Turn London’s Thames Into a Winter Wonderland

As we head towards the holidays, inner-city ice rinks spring up for young and old alike to fall over on. But this concept by architecture firm NBJJ envisions fold-away natural rinks that could turn London’s River Thames itself into a temporary place to skate.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 9th

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City of London’s Tallest Building Will Be a Simple Work of Engineering

The architect Eric Parry has unveiled his plans for what will be the tallest building in the City of London. Measuring 309.6 meters in height, the building is a surprisingly simple structure, which wears its engineering design on its sleeve.

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Jamie Condliffe

December 7th

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A Fleet of Custom Machines Is Outfitting London’s New Subway

Crossrail, London’s new subway system (and Europe’s biggest infrastructure project) is nearing completion: the holes have been dug, and now there’s just the little matter of kitting them out.

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Chris Mills

December 1st

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A Fleet of Custom Machines Is Outfitting London’s New Subway

Crossrail, London’s new subway system (and Europe’s biggest infrastructure project) is nearing completion: the holes have been dug, and now there’s just the little matter of kitting them out.

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Chris Mills

December 1st

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