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Eighty Moments That Shaped the World

John Worne | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
John Worne

Eighty years is within a single lifetime of today - but for many it will feel a long time ago. The pace and scale of change in science and technology, international relations, arts and culture - and the way societies work and people live - must seem vast through the eyes of a those who have lived through them.

Facebook 'Could Have Made A Difference' To Prevent Lee Rigby's Murder

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

A parliamentary watchdog has blamed Facebook for failing to prevent the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby, it was claimed today. While the Intelligence ...

It's the Next Big Tech Development - Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Take a look around you now, how many devices are connected to the Internet? For starters there is the one you're reading this article on, be it a laptop, phone, or tablet computer. But what about the other electrical appliances around your home, such as your oven or your washing machine?

Digital Skills - Taking It One Town at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It's a widely held belief that the UK's small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. With 99.9% of all UK private sector businesses classified as SMEs and a collective turnover of £3.3 billion, they're an economic force to be reckoned with,

The Internet Can Change the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

Ten years ago, in October 2004, there were 812m internet users worldwide - 12.7 per cent of the global population. The web had 50m sites; a Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, had just started Facebook, and Flickr had just been launched as a chat room for an online multiplayer game with real-time photo sharing.

Does Taylor Swift Really Know The Future of the Music Industry?

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course in many ways she is right. Spotify is not run by the artists or record labels. It is an entirely different entity, however the question could be framed in a different way. If artists such as Swift are withdrawing from major streaming services like Spotify then what are they suggesting is the alternative?

Elon Musk Is Building A Fleet Of Satellites

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

Elon Musk has confirmed that his Space X corporation are in the early stages of building a fleet of micro satellites that will give cheap internet acc...

The Miseducation of Young Men

Ronnie Joice | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ronnie Joice

The recent furore over the 'comedy' that Dapper Laughs has been seen to promote is something that's got me thinking. I'm 27 and the idea of this "lad culture" being so popular is terrifying. Teenage boys are already little shits (I know, I was one) they don't need any more ammo to act any worse than they already do.

25 Years on: Walls Keep Tumbling

Indra Adnan | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall - a physical construction dividing a nation between two ideologies - came down. Not by bomb, not by fiat, but by hundreds of activists, emboldened by global public opinion, physically dismantling it brick-by-brick in the face of the same guards who only months before would have shot to kill.

Connectivity Everywhere

Graham Welch | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Everyone knows that in today's world we have never been so connected. The Internet is a part of most of our lives at work and at play every day. Indeed ask most teenagers and they will consider the Internet as being almost as important as the air that they breathe!

You're Not Wearing That, Are You?

Paul Marshall | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

While recently trawling the internet, I stumbled across - more by design than accident, I'm ashamed to admit - a site I really shouldn't have been looking at.

Do You Waste Time On The Internet? Get A Degree For It!

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Pennsylvania will be able to study "wasting time on the internet" as a degree level course from 2015 onwards. For ma...

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

The Ched Evans case betrays a disturbing trend in modern society

Jonathan Guy | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Guy

Anyone else, in any other walk of life, would be allowed to reintegrate into their lives and having spent their conviction they would be allowed to earn a living again. What is at stake here though is whether the rule of law should be overruled by the rule of the mob.

Someone Is Stealing Your WiFi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

New research has revealed that a staggering one in three people in the UK have admitted to stealing their neighbour's WiFi. What you may find even ...

100 Mr Big's Control Cybercrime

Graham Welch | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

While I wouldn't want to speculate on if this number is correct or not, I do agree that such is the industrialisation of cybercrime today faced by businesses, governments and consumers, that relatively small numbers of common exploits and cybercrime tools are widely used by the professional gangs operating around the world.

Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviours of Internet Users in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Compared to their global counterparts, online users in the Middle East are among the most enthusiastic about the positive impact that the Internet is having on their lives.

Why I'll Never Sign Up to 3G

Ryan Hook | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Hook

A few days ago I was in a hotel, about to sit down for a long internet browse, when I realised the WiFi wasn't working...

A Nation of Virtual Shopkeepers

Kitty Ussher | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Kitty Ussher

Economists trying to figure out what is going on in the UK economy, and specifically why the number of people saying they are self employed is so high, should perhaps look no further than recent data on on-line selling by households from the Office of National Statistics...

To Troll, or Not to Troll?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech
Olga Levancuka

Even if the trolls are posting in response to the strange and at times controversial views of Katie Hopkins and others alike, the time to challenge the trolls has come. Because the trolls who provoke and the trolls who respond are no better.

Louise Ridley

Why Internet Trolls Can't Resist Abusing These Women...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

"A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10:47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING." When Emma Barnett, ...

Wifi in the Jungle? How the Internet Reaches the World's Most Remote Regions

Luis Alvarez | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Brazilians call them the Lucky Trucks or Caminhões da Sorte. They roll into town every week and in the remote mountain and jungle villages of Brazil they're a familiar sight. Parked up in the square, these gigantic HGVs - where the lottery draws are held - also sell national lottery tickets and provide simple banking services to people in some of the country's most far-flung villages.

13 Ancient Websites That Somehow Still Exist

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

The web is going to be a goldmine for digital archeologists in the future. You might think that everything on here is new and shiny, but most of it is...

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

This Is The World, According To The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

A map has been created by the Oxford Internet Institute which shows the world's internet users by country and also what percentage of each country has...