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If Technology Is a Labour of Love, why so Few Female Tech Execs?

Lan O'Connor | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Tech
Lan O'Connor

What holds females back? Is it that women love their current tech jobs so much they don't want to move through the corporate ranks - or even become CEO? Are they missing opportunities? Or not asking for promotion?

Zika Virus on the Rise: Women on Web Provides Medical Abortion for Free

Julia Ellis-Kahana | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Julia Ellis-Kahana

We are acting to ensure that women will have up-to-date information to inform the decision for a safe abortion, should they desire it. WoW perceives an unwanted pregnancy to be a medical emergency and gives women the option of termination, regardless of economic limitations.

iPads in the Classroom Are the Future, But at What Cost?

Philip Woods | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

In the classroom, iPads can open up a world of possibilities. With the right direction children can make music, paint a masterpiece (without the mess!) or simply find an answer to absolutely any question they might have about the world around them.

Fintech: Transformation, or Global Revolution?

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

It's also easy to overstate the extent of the step change in the West. Yes, I can now move my money around more simply and quickly, borrow from different people than before, or check my balance with my phone - not my laptop.

Facebook Messenger Has A Hidden Game And This Is How You Play It

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has a hidden game of Chess in Messenger. Yes, we were surprised too. You can play it by hitting a secret command that lets you challenge a...

Facebook Messenger Has A Hidden Game And This Is How You Play It

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has a hidden game of Chess in Messenger. Yes, we were surprised too. You can play it by hitting a secret command that lets you challenge a...

Our Project Transforming Medicine for Cancer Patients Is at the Cutting Edge of Science

Dr Clare Turnbull | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Clare Turnbull

Cancer is a genomic disease. It's caused by changes in our DNA, our genome, which make cells grow and divide uncontrollably. We are sequencing the genomes of cancer patients both from tumour and healthy cells. By comparing the two we will be able to understand more about what is causing their cancer and which treatments might work best.

Your Superfast Broadband Doesn't Have to Come From the Big Players

Ed Vaizey | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

To say there is a global revolution in technology taking place is unquestionable. The World Economic Forum that met in Davos last month called it the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' - new technologies being developed today will change the way individuals, companies and governments do their business in years to come...

From Service Robots to Breathing Phones - Five Tech Trends to Watch

Mark Hawtin | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The gates of Sin City recently welcomed tech fiends to the CES trade show. The sprawling event showcases the best and most exciting new technology developments worldwide, from early prototypes to finished products. Here are the most interesting things we saw:

If You Google Isis, You'll Soon Get Something Unexpected

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

Google is planning a system where those who put extremist-related entries into its search engine being shown anti-radicalisation links as part of atte...

How To Save Battery Life On Your Android Phone And Make It Run Faster

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech

Deleting your Facebook and Messenger app could make your Android phone run faster and save battery life. Android blogger, Russell Holly, reports th...

Keep Calm But NASA May Have Spotted 'Signs Of Alien Life' On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech

Mysterious 'cauliflower-looking' formations on Mars could have been deposited by "ancient alien life" experts have said. The deposits of opaline si...

Facebook Is Changing What Stories You'll See In Your News Feed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech

Scrolling through your Facebook News Feed could feel a little different as the social media giant alters its algorithm. The company has said that ...

Facebook and an Online Orwellian Dystopia

Christopher J Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher J Stewart

The reality we are living with is that violent extremist groups are using mainstream social media platforms to broadcast and amplify their niche, cult-like ideologies, and infiltrate the phones, homes and minds of the vulnerable and disillusioned.

Are We Ready for Connected Bodies?

David Emm | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

Imagine a world where you no longer have to carry bank cards, hotel room keys or tube passes; in fact, where you can simply use a chip inside your hand to open station barriers or pay for your morning coffee. You may think this sounds like a sci-fi movie, but it's happening in real life and is much more accessible than you may think.

This Is Brian Cox's Top Choice To Represent Us To An Alien Civilisation. Who Is Yours?

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Professor Brian Cox has picked his top choice to represent the human race to an "intelligent alien civilisation. In an interview with the Guardian,...

In Future These 'Kill Vehicles' Could Save Us From Nuclear Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

The US military have successfully tested a "kill vehicle" aimed to take down enemy missiles. According to the Daily Mail, officials at a military b...

This Gadget Turns Your Car's Backseat Into Everyone's Favourite Place

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Nodding off during car journeys will never be the same again thanks to an inflatable mattress that turns the backseat of your car into a bed. This...

More Than 500 People Saw An 'Alien-Like Light' Flying Across The U.S. Skies

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

A meteor lighting up the U.S. skies on Saturday evening was caught on camera by several witnesses. More than 550 people reported a large fireball ...

These Skill-Building Apps Are Actually More Fun Than Trawling Tinder (We Promise)

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Mobile apps are designed to cater to our every whim: from gaming to dating, shopping to saving, posting snarky comments (in under 140 characters) or p...

Mobiles of the Future: What the Next Generation of Smartphones Will Look Like

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Increasingly it seems there's nothing we can't do on our mobile phones - now we're even paying for goods with them - and just when all options look exhausted, release date rumours for the new iPhone 7 come creeping out of the woodwork.

Online Security: Quit Asking the Kids

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

We've all been there. Either sheepishly asking our kids, 'how do you do that thing that makes it stop beeping', or on the other side sighing as you pick up your father's phone and see 36 notifications in the task bar. But those days could be numbered.

Robots to the Rescue

Jodie Tyley | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

Whatever the shape or size, the search and rescue robots of the future will accompany and assist humans in dangerous conditions, or may even be able to go it alone, leaving their human operators in the safety of the control room.

Buddy Up, Big Guy: Why Getting Big Companies to Collaborate With Small Creative Innovators Will Benefit Everyone

Caroline Norbury | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Caroline Norbury

But the creative sector MUST take more responsibility ITSELF for investing in the small, innovative businesses that make the UK's global offer so compelling. One of the ways it can do this is if big businesses, like the Apples of this world, can have a meaningful engagement with the small businesses that are the R&D labs of future services and products.

LEGO's New Toy Figure Is An Overdue Win For Inclusivity

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech

LEGO has unveiled its first ever wheelchair figure in a much awaited nod to diversity. The cardigan-wearing model debuted at two toy fairs in Nure...