UK Tech.

An Orchestra. Of Drones. Bravo.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

There's not really much to say about this other than it's probably the best thing we've ever seen. Fact. The utter geniuses at KMel Robotics hav...

This Lamp Could Be Posting Your Conversations To Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Forget the NSA, the real perpetrators of illicit eaves-dropping are lamps. Two artists have bugged a number of them in order to post the conversat...

Skylanders Trap Team Announced

Andy Robertson | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

The biggest change is the new portal that lets players trap enemies in special electronic Traps and then turn them into player characters - yes, even Chaos himself. There are also a new set of Trap Master characters with special upgradeable weapons.

From Smart Cities to Smart Shopping

Tej Rekhi | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

This technology can be used by councils to identify busy routes and redirect traffic, capture images of damage to public buildings, monitor playgrounds and be informed when the recycling bins need to be emptied.

Hacking Watch Dogs - An Interview With Thomas Geffroyd

Andrew Edney | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what's happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow.

Ice Cool

David Julian Price | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Remember the last ICE age? In-car entertainment really only took off in the nineteen eighties, having previously been the province of louche living types with eight-track cartridge players in their Jensen Interceptors.

Five Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Ditching Your Landline

Andrew Denham | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

The invention of the telephone was a significant communications landmark and subsequent adoption was stellar. However, in more recent times, the traditional landline has taken a bit of a knock.

Floppy Disks Reveal Lost Warhol Artworks After 30 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Floppy disks are defunct, right? Well, perhaps but they can still hold some absolute gems. Some Amiga floppies lying untouched in the Andy Warho...

Massive Asteroid To Hit Earth 'Next Week' Claims Evangelist. Nasa's Advice? 'Pray'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Pat Robertson says an asteroid big enough to wipe out all life on Earth could hit NEXT WEEK!!! Who's Pat Robertson? Well, he's an American Christia...

22-Year-Old CEO Of Kiip Proves You're Never To Young To Be An Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Brian Wong is making waves. Thanks to his mobile rewards company, Kiip, the 22-year-old he has already made a third consecutive appearance on Forbes 3...

Bringing the World's Hopes Together, and Making Them Reality - Meeting Crowdwish Founder Bill Griffin

Claire Meadows | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Meadows

I know this sounds completely ridiculous, but I wanted to create a site where people could come and ask for literally anything and get a meaningful and freshly generated response. That was the brief and it took me a while to figure on how it was going to work, a bit longer to design, then about six months to build.

How to Master the Art of Taking the Perfect Selfie

Rachael Phillips | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael Phillips

You need to put that pout away. Let us be frank girls, there is no one who finds the duck face look attractive so flash a lovely smile or a cheeky grin instead. Anything but those silly pouts.

Could This Solve The Housing Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

If you hadn't already noticed there's a bit of a housing crisis at the moment - UK houses are expensive, tiny and rarely where you wished they were. ...

Drone Amongst Fireworks Is Multi-Coloured Awesomeness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

If you don't like fireworks you don't like life - fact. They look incredible from the ground and, as it turns out, look even more spectacular filme...

Virtual Reality Just Granted This Dying Woman Her Heartbreaking Final Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

Roberta Firstenberg was dying of cancer when she expressed the wish to simply go outside one last time. Unfortunately she was too weak to do so...

These Students Have Invented A Better Ketchup Cap. And Heinz Should Buy it

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We all know the problem: you're got some deliciously crispy chips, just screaming out to be lathered in ketchup, only to end up in a watery grave afte...

Coding the App Economy

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Consumer desire for apps is certainly there, but I fear an emerging 'app gap' between demand and supply. With the current dearth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) skills - the EU predicts 900,000 IT-related job vacancies by next year - how will we meet the potential of the app economy, if we don't have the skills available to write those apps?

The UK Launches Its Computer Emergency Response Team

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The UK was delighted to host at the launch Larry Zelvin, the Director of the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC). The NCCIC is CERT-UK's natural US counterpart based in the Department of Homeland Security. The UK welcomed Director Zelvin's US perspectives and the emphasis he firmly placed on the importance of close collaboration between the UK and US.

Revenge of the Gummi Finger - Pointing at the Wrong Target

Jon Geater | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

I'll leave it to biometrics companies to defend fingerprints in general (there are arguments on grounds of reliability, cost etc that carry some weight) and save my own opinions on biometrics as credentials for another day.

Why Social Media Is Important for Chief Executives

Simon Blake | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Blake

I had an interesting twitter exchange earlier this week about whether and if we should be 'making a fuss' and celebrating and encouraging social CEOs. I understood their point that it isn't rocket science and it got me thinking. So here, my thoughts on being a charity CEO and why we have to get to grips to social media.

The New Face of Identity in the Digital Age

Patrick Salyer | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

With the introduction and rapid take up of technologies like social login, many companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have become 'identity providers'. If you've ever signed up to a new website and chosen to log in using a social media account rather than input all of your personal details then you will appreciate the advantages of this.

A Trainer To Revolutionise Running?

The Huffington Post | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

Ten years after Nike Free made its debut in 2004, the sportswear giant is celebrating with its greatest line-up yet with the all-new Nike Free 3.0 Fly...

Staggering Number Of Americans Doubt Accepted Science

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- One of the many paradoxes that contort the US national character is the country’s uneasy relationship with science. Not litmus paper an...

Some Firefighters Have Created A Magic Carpet. Kind Of.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

Hands down the best non-lifesaving use of firefighter hose ever. These Russian chaps have managed to turn six hoses and what looks like a mini tram...

US Approves Powdered Alcohol, Company Panics Slightly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US government go-ahead of a food product has prompted a rather hasty re-marketing campaign by its makers. Palchohol - powdered alcohol - had pr...