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Why Unplugging And Digital Detox Has Never Been More Important

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We rely on our beloved rectangles for everything from telling time to finding out what's happening in our friends' lives, from Googling where we're going to eat to unlocking the mysteries of GPS by telling us which street we're walking down. But the problem is that our smartphones are not going to say: 'Hey, you've been stalking that person on Instagram for half an hour - don't you think it's time to sleep?'

Top Three Big Data Myths: Debunked

Nick Patience | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

At the end of the day, good data hygiene means that organisations should keep what's valuable and purge what's not. This unassailable fact doesn't really change despite the emergence of big data.

Rocking All Over the World

Neil Cossar | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Neil Cossar

I love music and the evolution of pop culture and its history... Over the past couple of years I've also been involved in a new project, which has been great fun and is now being unleashed on anyone who might be interested. It's a free App called Rocking All Over The World.

Talking Project CARS With Andy Tudor at Brands Hatch

Andrew Edney | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

How Not to Terminate an IT Contract

Andrew Tibber | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Government had terminated the £750 million contract in 2010 on the grounds that Raytheon was allegedly in material default of its contractual obligations, a termination which Raytheon disputed as unlawful and led to a claim by the US company for over £500 million in arbitration proceedings.

The Little Black Dress of the Storage World...

Christian Toon | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

It's a scenario we can all relate to. The one where you've been working tirelessly to finish a document at work, under vast amounts of pressure to get it done in time for a looming deadline. Then, the stomach sink moment hits. Your PC freezes and - after much panicking and shouting at the screen - the document's been lost.

How To Peel An Apple. No Seriously, You've Been Doing It Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech

How many apples have you peeled over your lifetime? 20? 100? 1000? Well you've been doing it ever so wrong for ever so long. This is how it's done....

Birth of a Volcano: The World Watches Iceland

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Bárðarbunga is a big volcano by Iceland standards and its starting to wake up! Where is it? Will it erupt and shut down Europe's airspace? What about the ice flood risks? The news has been rolling out different scenarios.

I'll Buy the iPhone Out of Convenience, Nothing More

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

When the iPhone 6 is inevitably released in September it'll be with a mixture of apathy and regret that I'll start working out how best to buy it. You see the iPhone has become a purchase of convenience, nothing more.

Content Marketing is Saving the Web

Martin MacDonald | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Martin MacDonald

To stand out in the ever increasing flood of content on the internet, being good isn't good enough. You must be remarkable to stand out - and that's precisely what Content Marketing is about.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

Ice Ice Baby

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

All those ice bucket challenges going on right now have got me thinking about ice and how it creates some beautiful weather phenomena. The most obvious form that falling ice takes is hail. But it's the magical sounding diamond dust that I'll start with this week.

We Need More Digital Angels

Suzi Dixon | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Suzi Dixon

The fields of technology, digital marketing and web design are still male-heavy. Advertising, too. It is estimated that women control 80 per cent of the purchasing power, yet only 3 per cent of Creative Directors are women, meaning that consciously or not, agencies continue to market almost exclusively to men.

How Google Glass Can Change the Way We Work

David Akka | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

I recently had a chance to test drive a Google Glass device. Although it still feels like a prototype, it has the potential to be extremely useful in the workplace because of its ability to bring up information you need at the right moment with totally hands-free user experience.

Why the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Goes Against the True Needs of Charity

Joe Rivers | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Joe Rivers

It's incredibly difficult to express a negative opinion about charitable activity without coming across as a cold-hearted, mean-spirited cynic. With the majority of fund-raising initiatives, the end will justify the means but that said, I can't be the only person sick to the back teeth of their Facebook news feed being full of self-satisfied people tipping buckets of iced water over their heads.

Dial C for Success - Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

The business leader of tomorrow has to be tech savvy, as relying on junior staff to bring innovation and experimentation to the table is no longer an option... Embrace mobile and cloud as positive changes, and transform your business by becoming a digital leader.

Being Human or Not

Ruby Wax | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

To be human is not in fashion these days. Successful people like to think of themselves as an extension of their digital hardware, that they are the software like the Wizard of Oz was behind the curtain, playing God... which is sadly the predicament we're in today.

New iPhone Six Leaked - The Importance of Surprise and Theatre

Neil Gibb | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Neil Gibb

What Tim Cook needs to do is stop trying to copy how Jobs did it and instead work on his own version of what Jobs was good at - tantalizing, beguiling and holding beautiful things up in the light and saying "Here you are, look at this. Want one? Well you can have one... but not just yet." He needs to find a new and unique way of doing it.

Online Dating... The Scams That Target Men

David Emm | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the hunt for company, many men are putting themselves at risk, becoming an unwitting target for scammers and cyber-thieves... The world of online dating has always drawn the attention of fraudsters, since it offers a large pool of potential victims.

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Rima Amin | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?

Why I'm Not Participating in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The obvious waste of an ice-bucket dunking is in poor taste given that São Paulo is suffering a severe drought at present. In parts of the state, the reservoirs are dry and cracked and all non-essential water use is banned. Where I live things are not quite so bad, but the local papers warn week after week that we are also on the cusp of extreme rationing.

Tinder - An Exercise in Empowerment

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Natasha Chowdory

The best part is that they are all incredibly different, all smart and all very funny. But they all hit different parts of my personality - actually helping me to discover the different sides of it. Helping me to fine tune the things I want and the things I definitely don't want.

Can Coding Help Us Get Ahead?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

20 years ago we were leading the way in technological advancements, and now our children will be provided with the skills that will present them with the opportunity to become the new masters of technology.

Gaming With the C.T.R.L.r Mobile Gamepad From MadCatz

Andrew Edney | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

The first thing you will notice about the C.T.R.L.R gamepad is that it looks very similar to an Xbox 360 controller. Gamers should immediately feel at home holding it, as it feels nice and robust in your hands.

301+ Interviews: Lindsey Stirling

Mat Greenfield | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist and dancer on YouTube who manages to do both with tremendous flair. "It is extremely difficult to dance and play but I wanted to have fun while I played... I wanted to entertain and add fun theatricality and energy to my performance rather than just impress."