UK Internet

'Paedophile Hunter' Proves Just How Dangerous the Internet Can Be for Children

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

tinson Hunter's vigilante methods of catching sexual predators may divide opinion; but there is no denying that he has raised awareness of an issue we should all be concerned about.

The Search for Telecoms Solutions for the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

It's no secret that the demand for telecoms in India and other parts of the developing world is accelerating fast. According to the International Tele...

Cover Your Tracks Online; Privacy is Your Birthright

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?

The Internet Is A 'Basic Human Right' Says Web Inventor

PA | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

The web is a less free and open place than ever, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said. Speaking at the launch of a report looking into the soc...

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

Higher Speeds Will Not Provide Us With Better Broadband

Dave Page | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Today we have come to a fork in the road in our journey towards perfect internet connections. Speed, once our facilitator, our enabler, our 'Make It Happen' man, does not help us as it once did. As a tech nut, I plumped for a 40Mbps broadband package for my home. But the truth is, my wife, two children and I could not use it all even if we simultaneously binged on high spec online content.

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 16.12.2014 | 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 15.12.2014 | 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...