UK Internet

Future-Proofing Your URL

Juan Lobato | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

The Internet is always changing, and for the most part we've grown accustomed to keeping up. With new website platforms and software updates occurring seemingly each day, adapting to the fast-paced Internet scene has become second nature. The latest change, however, is set to disrupt the very nature of the web.

How The Internet Reacted To The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport

The World Cup has finished, Germany are world champions and David Luiz is officially £49,999,999 over-priced according to most football fans. The ...

The Internet Isn't Just a Space for Art

Omar Kholeif | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The performative self[ie] online is part of a longer social process of mapping the marginal body into space, a networked space that posits the identifiable self as part of a primary narrative from which it has been excluded... It's a way of manifesting one's existence, proving that you are alive.

We Dare You To Watch This Entire Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Or rather: College Humor dares you. Yes, in this age of internet multi-tasking and short attention spans, do you have what it takes to sit through ...

The Not-So-Distant Future of Broadcasting

Duncan Higgins | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

There is still some way to go before this futuristic vision is a reality, but the technology exists today - and all that remains is to make the right connections. We are tantalisingly close to a world where news can be broadcast instantly - 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world - the moment it breaks.

Goal?! Can We Handle the World Cup Streaming Frenzy?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil is a fantastic example of how our consumption of both data and content is changing. Major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics are quickly becoming, first and foremost, digital events.

When Life in Cyberspace Becomes Horrifically Real on Earth

Jon Snow | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Snow

Humankind has yet to reach that precious place where there is balance and understanding in all. While the bands rock, and fashionistas sport their wares, we should never forget the deeply satanic forces that share our evolving temporal and cyber universe.

People Love Chrome, Hate Internet Explorer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google Chrome is now officially more popular than Internet Explorer, go figure. According to new data from Adobe's Digital Report Google's browser ...

Complicity in China's Internet Censorship Is a Betrayal of Those Who Died in Tiananmen Square

David Spencer | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech
David Spencer

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre will be marked today across the world, with particularly notable events attracting thousands onto the streets in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and scores of articles and recollections being published in papers and online.

When Talking About Lonely Older People, Why Have Their Views Not Been Considered?

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK
Trevor Lyttleton

In short Policy Exchange's proposed answer to loneliness does not tally with the experience of frontline services like Contact the Elderly, who provide older people with face to face contact. Instead we need a solution-driven approach to tackling the problem at hand.

Nine Keywords for the Digital Sphere

Omar Kholeif | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The space of the web might seem like an openly transparent one. User journeys are seemingly ones that we create individually, adopt and adapt, forming personal structural and spatial universes.

WATCH: John Oliver Vs America's Cable Companies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In which 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' tackles the issue of net neutrality - or rather, America's hugely powerful cable companies trying to avo...

Google Is Building A Private Satellite Network

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google is planning to spend more than $1 billion on satellites which will reportedly be used to give internet access to parts of the planet that still...

Beyond the Valley: Elephant Dung and Sloth Sluggery

Jay Sorrels | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Sorrels

In a better world, we would have a total split between wholesale provision of Utilities and retail sale of access. Massive, international firms would be immune from some anti-monopoly laws as long as they pushed it all forward year on year and could only make money from keeping their retail, consumer facing customers happy.

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

Should Google be Held Accountable for What Is Published on the Web?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

In the wake of the EU Court's decision, Google is now faced with a few problems that not only call into question the principles behind the right to be forgotten but could also have possible damaging effects on its functionality as a search engine tool.

Website-Builders Lay Solid Foundations

Juan Lobato | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

There is a lot of buzz right now in the website-building industry. Weebly, the eight-year old startup, has recently been valued at $455m after its latest round of funding from Chinese Internet giant Tencent and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

WATCH: John Oliver On Your Right To Be Forgotten By Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

The EU recently ruled that Google users have a 'right to be forgotten' by the search engine. John Oliver covered the topic on Sunday night's 'Last ...

The Internet Might Literally Be Giving Us Mental Illness

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Too much time spent online could be causing mental illnesses and social problems for children, it has been reported. Loneliness, depression, anxiet...

It's Time to Stand Up for Childhood

Rupert Read | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Read

The rights of children in the UK are under threat from advertising and our growing digital and screen-based lifestyle. It is time we unmask advertising and place it where it belongs: beside pornography, as a real threat to childhood. We must get kids back outdoors again.

'The Internet Nearly Always Controls My Actions'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Many young people believe they could be addicted to using the internet, according to research. A new study reveals that high numbers of youngsters ...

The Interesting Accessibility of WebRTC

Paul Lees | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

The next step in the communication revolution is to have a conversation with any person, anywhere in the world, as if they were in the room next to you. The latest development on the road to that becoming a reality is the creation WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication), which is paving the way to reach a new level of connectedness.

How 'Accessible' Is Your GP?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Nitin Shori

GPs have been challenged to improve access to NHS services, with new pilot schemes looking set to give patients alternative ways to consult with their local doctor.

Wanderlust: 'My Life of Travel'

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

If I wasn't travelling, I think I would explode! Well, not really, but if I wasn't travelling I would definitely feel lost. Wanderlust is something some people have ingrained in their very soul and they cannot ignore it, no matter how hard they try.

Revenge Porn Has Become Too Profitable to Go Away

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For commercial pornography websites there is no "off" switch: the process of creating new categories will continue as long as there are still advertisers and subscribers willing to support their latest creations.