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Apple Pay UK Is Two Weeks Old, So How's It Going Down In Blighty?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Apple Pay is now a fortnight old here in the UK (roughly teenage in tech years). Having unveiled its revolutionary contactless payment service in the UK, Apple hopes that one day, we'll all ditch the plastic and spend our hard-earned cash via our iPhones and Apple Watches. But don't all go flocking to the shops without your wallet...

Oh Look Motorola's New Moto G Is All Grown Up

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Motorola has unveiled new versions of its Moto G and Moto X family of smartphones -- Moto Play and Moto Style, in a bid to tackle both the high and lo...

Growing Up Digital

Anne Longfield | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK
Anne Longfield

Childhood has been transformed by technology. It has happened swiftly, in a creative but socially and legally disorganised way. Today iRights publish an important report examining these issues...

Mind the Skills Gap - Encouraging Diversity in STEM Industries

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

A recent report from the Campaign for Science and Engineering highlighted that disabled individuals are less likely to work in STEM, only 8% of British engineers are women, and pupils who may be socially disadvantaged are less likely to be taught science by a specialist teacher.

Amazon's New Music Streaming Service Is A Bit Rubbish If You're A Katy Perry Fan

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon has launched its music streaming service, Prime Music in the UK, in a bid to rival Spotify and Apple. From today, the service will be availa...

Busted! Twitter Is Using Copyright Rules To Delete 'Stolen' Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter is beginning to monitor 'stolen' tweets by deleting posts that infringe on the copyright of others. The crackdown started after a user on t...

This Flying Truck's Insane Stunt Would Make Optimus Prime Proud

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Trucks aren't supposed to fly over 160-feet gaps in the road. However, one stunt driver Gregg Godfrey, proved everybody wrong and made his Optimus...

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Using Drones To Collect Whale Snot

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Sir Patrick Stewart is collecing snot -- whale snot to be more specific. Well, he's not doing the collecting. He's backing conservation organisati...

First-Person Super Smash Bros Looks Like So Much Fun

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Comedy

This is a game we want. Now. With virtual reality actually becoming a viable concept after decades of tweaking, this would be the first game on our...

Watch This MiG-29 Pilot Pull Off A CRAZY Vertical Take Off And Live

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

As with most jobs, being a MiG-29 pilot must have good and bad days. However, one polish pilot proved that some days at the office are just plain i...

Viva Las Vegas!

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Three photographers drove across two different states to capture a stunning time-lapse video of Las Vegas at night. Aaron Keigher, Michael Bloom an...

These Lamps Run On Saltwater And Are Illuminating Disaster-Hit Philippine Islands

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

Salt and water are the staple items found on most dining tables but in the Philippines, they could be giving light to more than 7,000 islands that don...

Dad Creates Video Game About Young Son's Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A father has made a touching tribute to his son, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer, by creating a video game in his honour. ...

The Generations of the UK

Alasdair Rae | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Alasdair Rae

Numbers and statistics can be used to produce interesting maps and charts but, much more importantly, they can help us understand current and future policy problems. That's the real message here.

Neuroscience and the Similarities of Gender

Nick Clements | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Clements

For me, modern neuroscience has thus far identified one definite difference between our brains - on average men's are slightly larger and weigh a little more. This is because men are on average slightly larger and heavier, doh!

E-Sports Are Now So Serious Gamers Are Being Randomly Tested For Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

A professional video gaming league is beginning to randomly drug test its competitors. The Electronic Sports League (ESL), renowned as one of the ...

This Bag Is So Tough It Can Protect A Plane From A Bomb Blast

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

Researchers have successfully tested a material that is designed to limit a bomb explosion by containing the impact within a bag. The test involved...

How to Set Up an Internet of Things Meetup

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of iot.london) and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.

It's Official, This Is What We're Using To Find Aliens On Jupiter

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's mission to Jupiter has received another green light that could help us find alien life on the large planet and its icy moo...

Stunning Timelapse Captures Breathtaking Northern Lights In Canada

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

A vivid green and purple aurora has been caught in a stunning timelapse video in Yellowknife, Canada. The colourful display of light is a natural e...

Watch This Pilot Give A Lesson In How To Land A Plane In A Crazy Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

It was a bit stormy across much of Europe over the weekend and while most of us could simply hide indoors, the same wasn't true if you happened to fly...

Does Social Media Exacerbate or Ameliorate Mental Illness?

Sanchita Islam | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Sanchita Islam

I used to think nostalgically about life before the internet and mobile phones. I would write letters, or use the landline to contact people, you spent more time reading, in the park, drawing and painting. It was an innocent time, less complicated than today.

One In Ten Reading Illegal E-Books

J.N. Paquet | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
J.N. Paquet

If the illegal download of eBooks were one day to become a widespread activity, we could end up with the current authors being the last generation of authors making a living out of their work.

Confused By the Mysterious World of Children's Digital Books?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.

Click Here for More Power: How Can Petitions Open Up Parliament?

Tom Bage | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Bage

Platforms like Change.org are opening up politics because they put power directly into the hands of the people and it's good that Westminster is evolving to reflect that. But if Parliament's formal petitions process is going to achieve its full potential it should ditch the focus on arbitrary numbers and 19th Century committees and embrace a more open model fully fit for the 21st Century.