Smartphones

Digital Amnesia: How Much Do You Ask Of Your Digital Device?

David Emm | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

We ask a lot of our digital devices, and treat them like an extension of ourselves, so perhaps it is time to show them the same level of care. We may rely on our memories, but our memories also rely on us.

No Cannes Do

Jay Sorrels | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Jay Sorrels

Having many creative people in the same place, for the right reason could be atomically powerful. It also attracts charlatans, buzzword bingo callers and all manner of distractions. Commentators far more seasoned and wise than I can ever be, have confessed some confusion and disappointment.

Tech Overuse Injuries in Children - What Every Parent Needs to Know!

Gemma Johnson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

We absolutely, shouldn't be treating technology as the enemy as it's here to stay but we should be encouraging and adopting healthy digital habits ourselves so that we can 'show and tell' our children, leading by example to avoid the 'but you do it' witty retorts.

Good News! EE's Free Portable Phone Charger Is Back In Stock

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you weren't one of the lucky ones to grab EE's free portable phone charger then we've got some good news: it's back in stock. The EE Power B...

Ode to My Family (And My iPhone)

Sophie Bauer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sophie Bauer

Smartphones are pretty darn good at uniting people. However, how do they fare under the pressure of having to unite larger groups of people when conflicting time zones and work schedules act as obstacles to meaningful or sustained conversation?

How Do We Stamp Out Mobile Theft? Make Stealing Phones Totally Pointless

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Why a phone thief would feel the need to dial 911 from a locked device is beyond me - because it's not often a phone theft victim ever gets the chance to call the police in the heat of the moment.

Louise Ridley

Digital Media Companies Are Taking On The BBC - And Gaining Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

'Digital born’ media companies like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations li...

A Massive Campaign Wants To Give Redheads Their Own Emoji

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

A massive change.org campaign that's asking for ginger emoticons to be added to smartphones has now surpassed 10,000 signatures. The campaign was s...

Creepy New App Will Talk To You Like A Real Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana appear to have some competition. SoundHound, known for providing music identification services, h...

What Smartphones Have Done To Photography In One Beautifully Simple Image

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

The rise of the smartphone camera has been somewhat unavoidable. In the same way that we used to carefully curate our Mini Disc playlists, the smartph...

Screw The Apple Watch, It's The iPhone That's Selling Like Hot Cakes

PA | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

iPhone sales in the UK have risen as the effect of record iPhone 6 sales continues, with consumers choosing Apple over Google's Android operating syst...

Why I Don't Have a Smartphone

Raquel Baetz | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Raquel Baetz

I heard that due to concerns about her privacy, Rihanna has abandoned her smartphone for an old-style flip phone. I too have concerns about privacy (though I suspect my reasons may not be the same as Rihanna's), but that's not why I've resisted getting a smartphone.

Most Of Us Still Freak Out At The Idea Of Using Our Phones As Wallets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that the overwhelming majority of us still have reservations about using our smartphones to pay for things. The study -- carried ...

Man Engrossed With Phone Stumbles Upon A Massive And Angry Snake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Malone has taken an important step (quite literally) for us all. He has bravely taught us that stepping forth into the unknown should only be a...

Five Ways the Internet Is Changing How We Travel

Frontier | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

Not that long ago, it would have been unthinkable to do your banking online, or book all of your own travel with just a few mouse clicks. But technology is changing the way we live, and some of the most recent advances have the potential to make travelling a whole lot easier

Harder, Faster, Better: Are Smart Phones Making Us Selfish?

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Margaret Leitch

In a world that is obsessed with 'authenticity' what differentiates genuine, perhaps even altruistic ways of communicating, versus a weird kind of sanctimony that accompanies an empty inbox?

Has Technology Ruined Travel?

Katy Gough | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Katy Gough

Travel is the one time when we allow ourselves to relax, have a change of scene and the opportunity to experience cultures different to the life we lead back home. But for many, this is never fully realised as that digital thread still connects us to our social media accounts wherever we are in the world.

How Effective Is Social Media in Mobilising Societal Change?

James Barber | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
James Barber

During a time of such social and political upheaval in which political leaders are seen more as being the problem than the solution, hashtags have given people something to believe in. In the absence of effective political leadership hashtags have created a space in which people can connect, unite and march side by side.

Sony Just Unveiled Its Best Phone Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

Sony has officially unveiled the Sony Xperia Z3+, except that it's not really the Xperia Z3+. In the UK this flagship Android smartphone will be kn...

Twitter Gives O2 An Absolute Roasting For This Weekend's Blackout

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn/PA | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

Phone provider O2 said it is launching a "full investigation" after people across the country lost signal to their mobile phones. Business Secretar...

Wikipedia, Fitness Trackers and Health Apps: Proceed With Caution?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Apps and wearables may not yet be perfect but the good news is that this consumer-driven personalisation of healthcare is forcing positive change. There is great potential in the massive amounts of health data captured by these devices.

A Cure for the Fear of Missing Out?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The agitation and restlessness that can follow switching a smartphone off, which is punishing to witness, does look very similar to withdrawal symptoms as the individual struggles with the disconnection from 'the stream'.

How to Take the Perfect Fitness Selfie

Adam Tanous | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Tanous

The Fitness Selfie floods our social media newsfeeds, with gym goers eager to show off their newly-chiselled torsos, so adopting a 'If you can't beat them, join them approach' I spoke to leading Fitness photographer, Tom Miles and physique model Tom Gilbert to find out how to take the perfect fitness selfie.

This "Rubbish" Phone Can Actually Make You A Better Person

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Most of us have to come to terms with how phone notifications have slowly started to rule our lives. It's become perfectly normal for us to panic w...

The Four Stages Of Anxiety You Go Through When You Forget Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you were told you couldn't look at your smartphone for the next two hours, would that be a problem? Two hours seems minimal, doesn't it? But not...