UK Internet

British Scientists Achieve A Download Speed So Fast It Would Eradicate Buffering

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech

Imagine a world where you could download every episode of Game of Thrones before you'd even lifted your finger off the 'Buy' button? Well resea...

Don't Let British Pupils Be Disconnected From the Digital Classroom

Patrick Hayes | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

This survey of a representative sample of 1,204 schools across the UK found that 30 per cent of primary schools were under resourced when it comes to having a basic broadband connection, and almost half didn't have sufficient Wi-Fi. In secondary schools the picture is a little better, but not by much.

One In Four Teenagers Are Being Trolled And Abused Online

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One in four teenagers were subjected to abuse online in the last year, a major report has revealed. A survey of 13 to 18 year olds found 24% report...

25 Rules for Using a Website Comments Section

Andrew Telling | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Telling

Of course, there are many balanced, intelligent humans who add positively to a conversation. But these rules are for the less-enlightened who flock to any and every site and define themselves through their bottom-dwelling 'contributions'.

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

Is Online Brutality Shaping Our Modern Minds?

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jonnie Bayfield

It was this context that unsettled me most. Such brutality sitting neatly beside such mundanity. Has this become the mindset of a generation, or indeed, a species? That if anything doesn't fit into our own personal context, then it is worthless?

IRL - When Social Media Replaces the Real

Julian Vigo | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

For while one might question if my friend really "missed" Reeve's presence any more than if he had been, say, eating a pretzel waiting for a colleague in the very same spot. I mean, we are always missing something else by simply living.

Nine Helpful Definitions for Internet Users Who Can't Take a Joke

Crystal Lowery | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Crystal Lowery

Hello, and welcome to The Internet. As many people have not yet learnt to take a joke, this User's Glossary will assist in defining some common terms.

Schools Told To Monitor Internet Access 'To Prevent Radicalisation'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Schools will be told to set filters and monitor pupils' internet access as part of a bid to prevent youngsters being radicalised, it has been announce...

Digital Is the Future in the Wake of Strong Decision Made by the UK

Gi Fernando | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Limiting internet use will also negatively affect young people's social lives; we live in an era where social media makes up the fabric of social interaction. That which is optional for an older generation is as natural and as necessary as a telephone for today's youth, and offers opportunities for creativity and expression that it is simply wrong to curtail.

Internet, A Global Autobahn of Information or Cyber Bullying?

Dragana Brown | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

Is it too much to compare cyber abuse to poison - made deadly by 'invincible' anonymous entities online? Nameless and faceless, these entities feel untouchable with an injection of false power. Anonymity offers cowards the strength to say online what they are too gutless to say in person.

Donald Trump Completely Misunderstands How The Internet Works - Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech

Donald Trump once again made his voice heard during the last Republican Presidential Debate of the year by tackling that one subject about which he kn...

Chris Ramsey Is Annoyed At How Society Has Turned Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

We sat down with funnyman Chris Ramsey to chat about his new baby boy, but we uncovered some serious issues with how the world is turning out. The ...

Christmas Catastrophes

Amy Clarke | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Clarke

Christmas should be a merry time of year, but if you are in charge of Christmas shopping then it can be far from relaxing. Black Friday last year was very manic, especially in the big cities. I think it's a good idea to start your Christmas shopping as early as possible.

Welcome to the Toilet Wall of Cyberspace

Dale Lately | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dale Lately

Walls, bridges, toilet surfaces - they were all the ancestors of online rating sites. But there was one major difference between the walls of a public restroom and the forum of an online site. For all their communitarian puff, peer-to-peer ratings of human beings are fuelled by the oldest motivation of all: money.

A Fast Broadband Connection Will Soon Be Your Legal Right

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

A fast internet connection is to become a legal right under David Cameron’s newest plans. Every home and business in the UK will have access to a...

Mass Surveillance: Britain's Internet Must Remain Free

James Coe | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The answer to our surveillance dilemma lies in targeted surveillance, a warrant process overseen by the judiciary, an annual parliamentary public scrutiny of the security services, legislated protections for the professional privileges of doctors and lawyers and, most of all, a proper and lengthy public debate void of vague and fear inducing inferences to terror plots and criminal gangs.

From Corporate Ladder to Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Marina Tognetti | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marina Tognetti

When I graduated from University it was an era when entrepreneurship was not cool for academics and climbing the corporate ladder was the thing to do....

What To Do Next If You're A TalkTalk Customer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech

With more than four million customers in the UK, Wednesday's hacking attack against TalkTalk could be one of the most severe instances of personal inf...

In Defence of the Screen-Fixated

Adrian Grist | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Tech
Adrian Grist

I am fortunate enough to have 'real life' friends, from when I was growing up ('Village Friends'), school friends, university friends, college friends, work friends, friends of friends and now, since emigrating, Swedish friends. But thrown into that heady mix are online friends, online friends who have become 'real life' friends and 'real life' friends who are now just online friends.

Reddit's New Website Doesn't Live Up To Its Name

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

The front page of the Internet is set to create a new website dedicated to distilling its reams of content into snackable, news-like form. But unli...

Britain's Great Digital Divide

Stefano Maruzzi | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stefano Maruzzi

Our research reveals that 60%of the UK's very small businesses don't have a website. Very small businesses (defined as those with five employees or less) make up one fifth of the UK's small business presence, and the fact that so few are online is worrying.

Worryingly, The UK's Smallest Companies Are Missing This Vital Piece Of Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that 60 per cent of small businesses in the UK still don't have their own website. Defined by having five employees or less, man...

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

What Happens When Kids Try Dial-Up Internet For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

Remember dial-up internet and your mum bollocking you to get off so she could use the phone? These kids don't... Until now, the struggle of all tha...