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You're Never Weird on the Internet - Almost (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This book will have you laughing out loud one minute, then firmly raising your eyebrows the next. She surely has another book in her (not to mention a screenplay) - I'd like to see her focus on her family, especially her relationship with her well-meaning but misguided mother.

Why Donald Trump's 3,000 Domain Names Won't Protect Him From the Haters

Russell Haworth | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

While there may be a case for buying up some of the more likely names that have a potential to mislead or cause embarrassment, it's worth remembering that an aggressive defensive domain registration strategy across all new domain extensions cannot guarantee protection.

Virgin Media's Going To Start Letting Strangers Use Your WiFi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

Virgin Media might seem like a high-speed communications company but in actual fact, it's just a big cover-up for Jeremy Corbyn's secret plan to launc...

Google Has Made A WiFi Router That JUST WORKS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Tech

WiFi routers are just the worst. Promising us a world of wireless convenience the price they make you pay is high because they almost always never...

Where's the Humanity in Artificial Intelligence? Ask an Echoborg

Charlotte Webb | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech
Charlotte Webb

Currently, many androids are partly operated by humans, who are in charge of their speech and movement. This is because the technologies that orient androids to their environment are not sophisticated enough to make them seem convincingly human.

This Farmer Has Taken Rural Broadband To New Heights

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech

A farmer frustrated with slow broadband speeds has launched his own business supplying superfast Internet to Britain’s most rural locations. Rich...

What Can the UK Learn From the Internet? From Smart Phones to Smarter Cold

Toby Peters | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

It's been said that world-changing innovations are only obvious in hindsight. It's true. The internet revolutionised our lives to such a degree that...

Be Watchful of Your Child's Online Activities

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Muhammad Abdul Bari

As parents, we cannot simply sit back and let this narrative take its course; it must be within our disposition to do our best in protecting our children. First and foremost, we need to foster deeper and lasting relationships with our children that are built on love, respect and mutual trust.

The Internet Dating of the Travel World

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Kevin O'Donnell

I'm not going to pontificate on the evils of technology because I'm even getting bored of myself going on about that. If people want to bubble-wrap themselves against the dangers and difficulties that make travelling such a beautiful thing then I say let them. I'll stick to the old fashioned way, one hand outstretched, a beer in the other and I'll probably start with something like "Hi".

Is Junk Content Killing Us?

Tim Bichara | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Tim Bichara

This article is 584 words long. Not because I think that's the right length for the article, but because I've been told that people won't read more than that. Is that true? Probably. Better qualified people than me say so. But if it is, I think we may have ourselves to blame.

We All Have Our Part to Play in Keeping Our Children Safe From Abuse on the Internet

Claire Lilley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

One of the major challenges facing police forces is that as technology advances offenders are inventing new ways to commit crimes. We heard cases about offenders live streaming abuse or grooming children through social networks under fake identities.

Tired of Being You Online? Why Not Outsource the Job to Someone Else

Charlotte Webb | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Tech
Charlotte Webb

If online identity construction is a form of labour, maybe it can be outsourced to a worker in our transforming digital labour markets? But surely I hear you saying - you can't outsource the production of your own identity, as if it were some kind of commodity good?

Why I Left Facebook

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Rooney

I felt as though I was trapped in a vortex of meaningless data. More importantly, however, I was starting to hate some of my friends. Actually hate them. My chums, once a source of joy, were now a source of pain.

Catfish!

Jake Mills | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

At first I took it as compliment. A stranger had seen my face and thought, 'That's nice. I'll use that to pick up girls'. I was flattered, even felt a bit good about myself. Then I realised how absolutely f**king tragic that was.

What If the Internet Went Down... FOREVER

Ben Morgan | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On July 2nd, 2017 the internet stopped working. For 24 hours people furiously pressed 'refresh' over and over again but to no avail. Come the next mor...

Losing Your Broadband and Coming to Terms With the Grief

James Moran | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

The experience I am having is, I don't think it's hyperbolic to say, the equivalent of what Jesus went through in his moments of doubt and pain. But through that human misery, I have truly learnt what it is to lose something dear to you.

Thousands of People With Sight Loss Still Not 'Switched On' to The Benefits of the Internet

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Lesley-Anne Alexander

For thousands of people living with sight loss, not being able to get online and access the huge range of benefits that comes with it, is a daily reality. Whilst we must respect the fact that some people simply do not want to be online, we know that four in five older blind people say their sight loss is the reason why they are not. It does not have to be this way.

Why Do We Want 'The Web We Want'?

Russell Haworth | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

This is a key time for the internet, and for the World Wide Web that offers its most popular method of navigation... We have the opportunity to reconfirm and solidify the web's founding principles of openness, accessibility and global information sharing. A Digital Magna Carta is a good place to start.

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

This is What The Tech World's Biggest Names Would Be Doing If The Internet Never Existed

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Stephen Fry is the narrator for a film showing what the world's biggest tech entrepreneurs would be doing now if the Internet hadn't been invented. ...

Catching the Big Phish: What Are the Security Risks Facing Financial Organisations?

David Emm | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

With this week being London Technology Week, it seems an appropriate time to raise awareness of these threats so that everyone can use technology with a much lower risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime.

The Truth About Dating Apps and How to Get It Right

James Barber | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Barber

It is estimated that 15million singles in the UK are now registered for online dating. For people who live fast-paced life's in the city, online dating has made it quick and easy to meet people. But have the dating apps on your phone brought you any closer to meeting Mr or Mrs right?

Who Owns the Web of Data?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

At the national level access to aggregated mobile phone data would allow aid agencies to understand where crowds are likely to be located, where they may have come from and where they might be going. This could be invaluable when there is a need to quickly respond to emergencies.

Over HALF The World's Population Will Have The Internet By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

In the next five years over half the world's population will be online -- that's 3.2 billion people if you're keeping count. For those of us that a...

Ofcom Orders BT To Share Its Massive 'Dark Fibre' Network

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech

BT has been ordered by Ofcom to open up its 'Dark Fibre' network of ultra high-speed fibre optic cables to competitor. At present the cables are us...