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The Road to Success

Anna Pitts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

Once you have graduated it can be overwhelming to start thinking about your future and deciding what to do next. This isn't helped by the fact that everyone has their bit to say- go travelling, get an internship, join a graduate scheme, but which is the best plan of action?

PICS: 'Bat Mouse' Hovers In Mid-Air Using Magnets, Magic

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech

There are already plenty of ways to control a computer without a mouse - whether its touch-based gesture controls or the fused minds of two rats. B...

Dell Announces $24 Billion Deal To Go Private (With Microsoft's Help)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

Dell has announced a $24 billion deal to go private, partly financed by Microsoft. The computer giant said the deal would be led by its founder, Mi...

IBM Supercomputer Learned To Swear After Being Shown The Internet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Tech

One of the world's most intelligent computers was accidentally taught to swear, after researchers showed it the internet. IBM's Watson computer wo...

WATCH: Super Computer Composes Classical Music In Seconds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech

Researchers have created a super computer capable of composing classical music on its own in a fraction of second. University of Málaga scientists...

WATCH: Amazing Timelapse Captures Supercomputer Being Built

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Tech

Ever wondered how a supercomputer is built? Well, it's hideously complex and technical, obviously. On the plus side, if you record someone else doing ...

Technology's Beauty Has Overtaken Our Love for Nature

Georgia van Gils | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia van Gils

Some 69% of children aged between two and five can use a computer mouse, but only 11% can tie their own shoelaces. How are we to inspire a generation of children to commit to sustainability when they can't tie their shoelaces? How can we take them outside if they're just going to fall over?

Mouse About That

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Tech

If the streets seem a little quieter than normal on Monday 3 December it’ll be because everyone is busy ordering Christmas presents online. Amazo...

Happy birthday to You?

Andy Miah | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Andy Miah

For my birthday, I'm determined to reply to every greeting. Even a conversation that starts with an automatic message may lead somewhere fruitful. Although, I do wonder whether there is an automated 'birthday greeting reply' app out there!

Computer Simulation Of Life Contains Computer Simulation Of Life

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists recently declared there may be evidence that the universe is a computer simulation. That's still up for debate - but this might add a bi...

Spy Chief Pays Tribute To Enigma Codebreaker Alan Turing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The head of intelligence agency GCHQ has paid tribute to World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, saying that the "cost of intolerance was a loss to the ...

Survey: Nobody Knows What Cloud Computing Is

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Tech

Cloud computing is one of the tech buzzwords of the decade - but according to a new survey, no one has any idea what it is. Most people actually th...

Why We Really Can Be Addicted To The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Tech

The internet has become an increasingly important part of our lives, but scientists have discovered that some people are actually addicted to being on...

The Double Danger of BYOD

Thierry Grenot | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Tech
Thierry Grenot

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) describes the recent trend of employees bringing personally-owned mobile devices to their place of work, and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as email, file servers, and databases.

'We Will Not Concede Ground To Apple' Shouts Microsoft CEO

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft expects to sell a "few million" Surface tablets - and has warned that it will not "leave any space uncovered" for Apple. In a speech to t...

Michael Rundle

Computing's 'Anti-Visionary' Predicts The End Of The Silicon Age | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech

We have become used to the idea that every year computers get faster, chips get smaller and... well, our iPads get cooler. But now we may be approa...

Computer Crime - Good News and Bad News

David Rowntree | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Tech
David Rowntree

The elephant in the room, is that your home, office, and school computers are under attack right now, and attempts are being made to steal your information, then get your machine to start stealing from other people, over 85,000 times every day, 31 million times every year.

Five Great Things To Do With Your Raspberry Pi - VIDEO

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Tech

The first batch of ultra-cheap DIY Raspberry Pi computers have landed. But what are you going to do with yours? The burgenoning Raspberry Pi commu...

100 Years Of Innovation: The Internet

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech

Think about how much time you spend on the internet every day. You make up one third of the world’s population that now browses the web, be it for w...

Your Chance To Buy An Ultra-Rare Mac

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Tech

An "ultra-rare" 128k Apple Macintosh computer prototype is up for grabs on eBay, complete with boxy mouse, chunky keyboard and wide-mouthed 5.25-inch ...

The First Batch Of Raspberry Pi Arrives In Stock

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Tech

The first batch of Raspberry Pi has arrived at an Oxford warehouse. Orders of the coveted £31 computer could be with IT enthusiasts early next week. ...

Apple Acknowledges Flashback Malware With Update

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Tech

Apple has been slammed by online security experts for taking three months to stop the Flashback malware threat to Apple computers and develop software...

Massive Security Hole Infects 600,000 Macs With Flashback Trojan

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech

Apple has patched a massive security hole that exposed 600,000 Apple Mac users to a trojan virus worldwide. In the United Kingdom, 68,577 cases of ...

School IT Expert Jailed For 'Having Nearly 400,000 Child Porn Photos'

PA | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school IT expert caught with so many child porn photos police gave up counting has been jailed for two years. Jeffrey Gravell, 54, of Burry Port,...

Addictive Games Are 'Luring Young Into Violent Fantasy World'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Violent and addictive computer games are luring youngsters into a fantasy world of drugs, murder and crime, a union leader warned on Wednesday. It ...