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10 Dumbest Inventions Of All Time

Tom Hopkins | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Hopkins

The job of the innovator is rarely easy. But a few of these could have been easily avoided using the simple mantra: "If it's not broken, don't fix it".

Reddit's Predictions Of The Future Aren't As Outlandish As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Tech

Reddit users have made their predictions for the future, and they're not as outlandish as you might expect. Logical suggestions for future computer...

Why Cutting Solar Subsidies Will Speed Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are in despair. But for a maturing UK solar power industry, the proposed cuts are a blessing in disguise - and, if implemented, will end up meaning more and cheaper solar panels across the UK.

Luddites Make the Tech Revolutions

Lisa Ma | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Tech
Lisa Ma

The Luddites were producers, crafts people, makers and tinkerers. The word luddite might be used negatively by the tech-savvy among us - but like the 19th century activists, we need to start thinking about our labour and makers rights in the new biotechnological era.

After Making Billions, Minecraft Founder Says He's 'Never Felt More Isolated'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Tech

The billionaire founder of video game series Minecraft has taken to social media to say he has "never felt more isolated" since he sold the franchise ...

Google Maps Turned Into This Incredible Generative Art

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Tech

A Boston-based computer coder has turned his hand to modifying the Google Maps API to produce some very cool generative art. Shaun Utter has create...

Jimmy Kimmel's Rude Interviewer Proves Technology is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel thinks people are paying less and less attention to ... Oh, wow! Kylie Jenner be doing that cray-cray stuff on Instagram again. How will ...

Back From Holidays? These Three Tips Will Make Your Digital Detox Results Last

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Holidays are the main reason why August is the month when most people take digital detox. However, now that the summer is almost over and we are back to our lives and pouring rain, how can we make sure that our digital detox results stick?

Ashley Madison's CEO Was Planning Something That Would Have Made The Site Seedier

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech

Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison, has resigned according to a statement from the organisation's parent company, Avid Life Media. He leaves ...

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

So, These Mind-Blowing Explosions Can Be Set Off By A Mosquito

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech

Nitrogen triiodide is one chemical you don't mess with, mainly because it requires very little stimulation to blow up. It's so sensitive that some...

Boeing Has Just Got A New Laser And It's Scarily Good At Killing Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech

Drones, at the best of times, can be a pesky nuisance, flying over areas they are not supposed to be in. In the last few months, unmanned aerial ve...

Buzz Aldrin Has A 'Master Plan' To Colonise Mars - Within 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech

Buzz Aldrin wants to take another giant leap for mankind. On Thursday, Aldrin unveiled plans to launch a new space institute, in collaboration wit...

A BILLION People Logged Into Facebook In One Single Day

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech

On Monday, one in seven people were using Facebook, that is a billion users who all logged in to their accounts in the space of 24 hours, Mark Zuckerb...

Transparency and Trust: What's Happening With Our Data?

David Emm | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Worryingly, many people use the same password and personal details across multiple online accounts, so if their details have been compromised by one attack they could find other online accounts suffer too.

Apple And Google's Masterplan Has One Fatal Flaw: Your Nude Pics

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

The problem with almost all of these features are their expectations of us as human beings. They're hopelessly unrealistic. I, for example, do not want my family to know where I am all the time. For starters there's the basic issue of privacy, and, secondly, if they did know they'd probably start wondering why I don't have a drinking problem.

No More Square Cropping! Instagram Introduced Landscape And Portrait Options

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Victory for hipsters everywhere! Instagram has announced plans to introduce landscape and portrait crop options, in addition to their traditional squa...

Why Are Men Now Feeling the Pinch to Have a Better Body?

Joe Warner | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Warner

Since the start of the new millennium our exposure to chiselled arms, shaved chests and sculpted six-packs has been impossible to avoid, as marketing executives the world over latched on to this aesthetic ideal to promote products and sell services.

Time for the NHS to Embrace Expo-Nential Innovation

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

We have seen glimpses of innovation agility across the system - last year just 3% of GPs in England offered patients' online appointments, repeat prescriptions and access to summary information in medical records. Now this stands at 97%. A decade ago, it cost millions to sequence a genome, now it's less than £1,000.

Windows 10 Wants Us To Feel Less Stressed. Here's How It's Going To Help

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

The idea that we can flush out technology from our daily lives can be a scary thought, especially as most of us (sadly) appear to have an umbilical co...

NASA Is Crashing Planes, Because Science...

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

NASA just crashed a plane in the name of science... The space agency dropped a Cessna 172 from 100 feet and filmed it, in order to test five commer...

Windows 10 Is Officially Spying On Our Kids Which Is Unnerving To Say The Least

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Windows 10 has now become the internet's biggest snitch. According to IT Pro, the software was updated in August to give parents a weekly dossier o...

"If She Can See It, She Can Be It'. The Importance of Female Role Models in Tech

Janneke Niessen | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech
Janneke Niessen

It's the reality that when people picture a successful entrepreneur that can build and scale a business, they picture a man. It's also the reality that women themselves often assume certain things are not achievable or possible. A British documentary maker summarised this perfectly: "If she does not see it, she can't be it."

How To Disable Autoplay Videos On Facebook And Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Following yesterday's tragic murder of two young journalists in Virginia, Facebook and Twitter faced a barrage of criticism over its video autoplay fe...

This Darth Vader Fire Pit Will Definitely Make You Turn To The Dark Side

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Eleven million people have watched this video of a Darth Vader fire pit, possibly pledging their allegiance to the dark side in the process. The po...