UK Internet

The Power Of The Platform

Tom Killeen | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Killeen

Social networking. Society's greatest bastion of opinion, debate and argument. Whether it's a president venting (probably) from the toilet, a Kardashian's ovaries or your friend's dad who keeps posting articles on immigration that maybe, might be, definitely are racist, you'll be hard-pressed to find an access point to opinions as immediate and extensive as a social network.

Seven Scientifically Proven Ways To Keep Your Tech And Brain Under Control

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Being "always on" can be overwhelming for your brain and nervous system. These 7 tips will help you "digitally detox" without getting rid of technology altogether.

Security Does Not Equal Privacy

Yossi Atias | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

There's a misconception among trusting mobile and Wi-Fi network users that often leaves personal data dangling on a hook over a sea of ready hackers. This misguided belief gives consumers a sense of relief when they purchase software that supposedly serves as an ultimate protector of everything.

A Guide To Safe Sharenting

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

And as sharenting and social media use continues to rise; more pictures than ever are expected to be shared online this month as tens of thousands of mums and dads post the infamous back to school snap.

How Cats Killed Curiosity - And Why We Need To Bring It Back

Anna Starkey | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech
Anna Starkey

In our time-poor, information-saturated, post-fact modern lives, cats are winning at the internet. Our curiosity is superficially satisfied, swiping and grabbing at the lowest hanging clickbait before falling off the hook. It's time to reboot curiosity in our overwhelming Age of Information. How can we make the most of the digital proximity of people and ideas?

The Rise Of The Extreme Online Challenge

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Summer holidays are finally here and as we start thinking of ways to keep our children busy for six whole weeks, we also need to think about the ways in which they may attempt to keep themselves entertained.

The Modern Tale Of 'The Birds And The Bees'; How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online This Summer

Claire Stead | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Stead

We can't see everything our kids are doing at all times; and it's something that if we tried to police, it would only build up resentment. Similarly, we can't ban the tech our children are using - it's about finding a balance, setting time limits and offering alternative activities to being online are good starting points.

Still Get Awful Broadband Speeds? BT Has Some Good News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

BT has made an offer to the government to provide broadband to 99% of the UK by 2020. This would be in place of the government’s currently proposed ...

How To Not Be A Dick On The Internet

Tim Thornton | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

I don't know about you, but I've never been particularly horrid on the Internet, although I've had my moments. I think I've successfully steered clear of outright abusiveness, but many's the time I've looked back at a comment I've bashed out and wondered whether the recipient might have found me excessively sanctimonious, cutting, or just a little bit ranty.

Feel Instantly Relaxed By Watching These Stunning Visual Soundscapes From Planet Earth II

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

The world can be a stressful place. The daily news, work, social pressures can all build up over time and leave you feeling overwhelmed. Well the BBC...

How To Get Broadband Without A Phone Line

Patric Morgan | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Patric Morgan

Most broadband providers use telephone lines to provide an Internet connection to homes so line rental will be included in the broadband package. However, not everyone wants to pay line rental or has the need for landline phones.

Internet Memes Are Changing The Way We Communicate IRL

Jamie Wareham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

The reason Dawkins describes it as a hijack is because internet memes make no attempt at the accuracy of copying. It's a a key part of his definition and Internet memes are deliberately altered.

Worrying For Nothing: Unreal!

Sonja Lewis | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

I thought I had kicked the habit of worrying, or at least reined it in. But with all that is going on in the world, I am not so sure anymore. If I am not thinking incessantly about terrorism, war and tragic fires, I focus on loss that hits closer to home.

Find Out If You Live In One Of The Places With The UK's Slowest Internet Speed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

Many internet users within the UK are not getting the broadband speeds they were promised, especially in Scotland where the Highlands in particular ha...

How Do You Stay Safe In A World Where A Single Tweet Can Cause A Million Reactions?

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

In conclusion, the internet is so powerful that if badly approached, can ruin an individual's identity and reputation in the glimpse of an eye. With the above tips, however, you'll learn to use the tool more safely to reap more of its benefits and less harm.

You Can't Put A Band-Aid On Smart Home Security

Yossi Atias | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

That's when it hit me: something must be done about the woeful lack of security and privacy we face while using all those connected devices in our homes. Putting a band-aid on every smart home device you own isn't an option. You can't plaster over the vulnerabilities and backdoors that exist in many of the smart connected devices we use at home.

You Can Choose Your Facebook Friends, But Not Your Digital Family

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Emerson

How businesses adapt to serve you and your Digital Family will vary by sector. For example, banks will be looking to cut operating costs by moving their customers to self-serve online or via apps, so it is in their best interest to reassure you about cyber security if you're an Anxious Anderson and they will make it easy for the Analogue Alis.

How The Internet Made Young People Politically Lazy

Sam Flint | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Flint

The internet is perhaps the clearest example of how even the greatest strides in history come with troubling consequences. Steam power would lead to industry and pollution, the Enlightenment to despotism, and the internet, the world's greatest collection of shared information? The bitter twist is that we know as little as we did before.

Apple's Browser Will Stop Those Creepy Shopping Ads From Following You Around The Internet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all been there. You go online to look at potentially buying something and then for the next three days every single website you visit is plast...

Are You Equipped To Deal With The Changing Face Of Bullying?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

In a survey of 2,000 parents of children aged between nine and 16, nearly seven out of 10 (68%) said their top concern on the issue was their children being targeted over their physical appearance, followed by popularity (52%) and sexism (26%).

The Fight Against Radicalisation Is Now An Online Battlefield

Claire Stead | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Young people - who are both most exposed to the online world and the most vulnerable - need to be protected and shielded better than anyone. This education, between what is right and just and true, begins at home and in the school.

What's Next For The World Wide Web?

Jon Lucas | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

As an invention, the web is stunningly successful. Almost half the world's population use it, and far more people now have access to it than those who don't. In little more than a generation, we've seen the first website joined by over four billion others to become one of the most important, widely used information and knowledge tools ever created.

Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech

I have a theory that there's going to be a Gen Z backlash to all this influencer heehaw. At one point I hoped Snapchat might be the start of that backlash, but the platform has become so insipid with all its Tastemade rainbow cakes and road trips sponsored by Toyota Scion and other corporate drivel that I think they've lost sight of what made them special.

Can We Trust Our Cars To Drive Us?

Russell Haworth | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

We have been gradually increasing vehicles' autonomy for many years, fuelled by progressing technology and the enthusiasm of customers. Considering the current status quo, the self-driving car is really just one more step down a path we have been journeying for many years.

What Lengths Would You Go To Keep Your Kids Safe Online?

Barbara Brenninkmeijer | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Barbara Brenninkmeijer

Parents and carers instinctively protect children in the real world, and keeping kids safe online is just as important, and with a little preparation and the right solution for you as a family, can become second nature too.