UK Internet

10 Ways to Get Arrested for Using the Internet

AllTime10s | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Think you're safe behind your computer screen? Well, think again. Watch this to discover the people who've been arrested for unfortunate tweets, statu...

Top 10 Internet Memes

WatchMojo | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Going viral and spreading on the Internet has never been so easy. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 internet memes....

Consumers Don't Want an Ad-free Web - They Want a Relevant One

Tej Rekhi | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

The web-using world needs a reality check. Consumers who enjoy virtually unlimited access to information, social connections and entertainment on their devices all day long are - for the most part - oblivious to the costs and complexities associated with the online ecosystem.

The Perils of the Internet: When Strangers Call You Out

Katie Beswick | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Every internet addict, every fledgling journalist, every blogger, every tweeter, every newspaper comment-leaver will know what it's like to be told they're wrong, in one way or another, in no uncertain terms, by someone whose personality they've only experienced digitally.

My Life is Now Virtual

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Last weekend my university internet broke and I had run out of mobile data, at first the thought of being without internet for a few days genuinely panicked me.

Why Are All Our New Year's Resolutions So Superficial?

Meliha Hayat | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Religions throughout the world use the New Year as a time to repent for their sins and seek a more enlightened path, perhaps the world can take a step back from vanity and seek a more charitable and selfless path, maybe if we each focused on the importance of others then perhaps 2015 could be a year of positive social change.

A PC World

Vicky Frankland | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Tech
Vicky Frankland

The emergence of modern technology such as smart phones, laptops, tablets and with those, twenty four hour access to the internet has added to our lives in so many different ways. The internet has turned a very large world into something much more intimate. People are on hand at any point of the day.

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

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 16.02.2015 | 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 14.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 25.01.2015 | 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 25.01.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 09.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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 30.12.2014 | 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...