Has the Internet Hardwired You With Bad Habits?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

I literally look down all the time. We have become a look down generation, void of eye contact and passing conversation. I can't walk to or from the station/office/shop/pub without checking my notifications which then spark an urgency to respond and engage. I'm dismissive of, and frustrated by strangers. I'm grumpy and permanently tired.

Teen Crashes At 107mph After Allegedly Using Snapchat's Speed Filter

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Read More: Snapchat, UK Tech News

An 18-year old girl from Georgie, USA is being sued after she allegedly crashed her car while playing with the Snapchat 'Speed' filter. The crash whic...

Here's How You Can Unsend A Message On Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech

Ever sent a message you wish you could take back? Or discovered that a screenshot of your drunken snapchat is doing the rounds on social media? A new ...

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Has Been Called A 'Digital Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech

When Snapchat launched its Bob Marley filter, little did the company realise the online storm it would create ultimately resulting in many calling it ...

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Is Stoking A Blazing Row On 4/20

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

The Internet has been set ablaze by Snapchat users, angry at the app for releasing a Bob Marley filter on April 20th - a day celebrated by cannabis sm...

This Guy Went Around The British Museum Faceswapping With All The Statues

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Snapchat's faceswap function has swiftly become one of our principal sources of laughter since it was introduced, and a lot of people are using it in ...

Nan Freaks Out While Experiencing Selfie Filters For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Comedy

The smartphone age has provided us with a bevy of time-wasting tools, and one of our favourites are apps like Snapchat and Masquerade which let you me...

Dad Accidentally Sends Saucy Snapchat To Daughter, Whole World Ends Up Seeing It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Comedy

A tech-illiterate dad's dick pic is flying around on Twitter after he accidentally sent it to all his Snapchat contacts instead of his wife. The un...

How To Secretly Screenshot Snapchats Without Anyone Knowing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech

Taking screenshot of Snapchats can be a tricky process as the messages are designed to disappear within ten seconds. If you do manage to grab the ...

This Guy Snapchatted An Entire Date With An Imaginary Girl And It Was Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Comedy

If one thing is clear about 2016, it's this: Snapchat is not just for toilet selfies and naughty pics anymore. It's swiftly becoming a marketing to...

This Dad's Snapchat Game Couldn't Be Any Cuter

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

This dad has *amazing* Snapchat skills. Tumblr blogger SNAPDAD chronicles his newborn through impressively styled snaps, and has gained thousands o...

What Not To Film On Snapchat According To One Reckless Driver

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Tech

There are somethings that should never be done, let alone filmed on Snapchat. Swapping seats in a moving vehicle and leaving the driver's seat emp...

A Woman Accidentally Captured A Plane Crash On Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Tech
Read More: Snapchat, UK Tech News

A woman inadvertently captured the moment a jet crashed into a house killing nine people while recording a Snapchat video. Page McVeigh was recordi...

No, Snapchat Isn't Creating A Giant Database Of All Your Dodgy Pics

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Tech

No, Snapchat isn't creating a giant database of all your dodgy pics. That was the message from the company as it desperately tried to course correct f...

People Are Reacting To The New Snapchat Update In Hilarious Ways

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Tech

People are reacting to the latest Snapchat update in the most hilarious way. Snapchat Lenses allows the video-sharing app's users to apply a variet...

Someone Added The New Snapchat Updates To The Republican Presidential Debates And It's Wonderful

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Unless you were under a rock yesterday, you probably saw the new Snapchat updates which use face tracking to add some cool new effects, such as vomiti...

Snapchat Adds Unlimited Replays, But There's A BIG Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech

Snapchat has released an update for iOS and Android which adds in-app purchases allowing users to see three extra replays for $0.99. In a blog, the...

'Terrifying' Case Emerges Of A Boy 'Too Young' To Be Revenge Porn Victim, So Instead Criminalised For Snapchat Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A case where a schoolboy was "humiliated" and deemed a criminal after a naked selfie he sent to a girl was circulated around his school has been dubbe...

Exam Season: Bad News Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

Poppy Jamie | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Poppy Jamie

What seemed like the most terrible scenario in the world ended up being the biggest godsend as I was forced to look at alternative options. Within a month I'd had a lucky meeting with someone and managed to secure some work experience. It was this year after school when I realised how IMPORTANT work experience was.

Snapchat's Mecca Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers Was Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Social media app Snapchat has broadcast a compilation of images and videos from worshippers in Mecca in a ground-breaking 'story' that's got millions ...

Is the UK Government About to Ban WhatsApp?

Dr Andres Guadamuz | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Andres Guadamuz

I have been baffled by the headlines assuring us that the end of Whatsapp is near. The problem is that as of today, there is no actual proposal from the government that says that encrypted tools and apps will be outlawed, banned, restricted, regulated, or subjected to licensing.

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?

Why Snapchat, 3V and Truffle Pig Are a Perfect Fit

Jason Mander | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As social behaviors continue to evolve, there's little doubt that Snapchat has been one of the main beneficiaries among younger groups and that it's capturing a lot of the conversations and activities that used to take place on "traditional" social networks. Snapchat can also lay claim to being the fastest-growing social app over the last year, having almost doubled its user base.

Are You Among the 70% of Brits That Have Messaged the Wrong Person?

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dharmendra Patel

With the rise in smartphone usage, most of us are rarely out of touch with technology. We are continually messaging people, sending emails, checking social media sites and making calls, not forgetting our other tasks to attend to.

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.