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You're Not 'Blessed' You're Privileged, So Shut Up

Alyx Gorman | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alyx Gorman

There's a trend in the #gratitude movement that really, really bothers me. And it's probably all over an Instagram feed near you. It's saying you're #blessed, or its more obnoxious big sister #soblessed.

Weather Lore

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Cows lying down, red skies in the morning and a feeling in your bones. Must be rain on the way. But hang on, what happens if only half the cows in a field are lying down - are they giving a 50 per cent chance of rain? Who taught the cows to predict the weather in the first place? Hmm, is there actually any truth in weather lore?

Where Next for TV? Racing to Content Everywhere

Adam Poulter | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Poulter

In a market where you can watch television wherever you want, content is the real differentiator. People flock to different channels or platforms because they have the latest episode of the new top series - or their catalogue contains their favourite old programme.

Social Media Is Revolutionising the Political and Democratic Process

Richard Jones | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Jones

With the Yes and No camps almost neck and neck in the polls, the result of the vote on Scottish independence looks set to go right down to the wire. ...

A New Manifesto for the Tech Industry

John Davis | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
John Davis

The initiative from techUK with their manifesto that calls for the government to invest more in digital technology is essential to the development of the sector here in the UK. The manifesto urges politicians and policy-makers to recognise the critical significance of the global digital revolution.

Thanks a Million!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

You guys asked for an easy pizza recipe and here it is! Who better to show you how to make pizza than 'Italian Stallion' Gennaro? Using an age-old family recipe he guides you through every step from kneading the dough to making the classic margherita topping. This is everything you need to know about pizza in one video folks.

Thirteen Things You Used to Do on Facebook That Are Not OK Now

Ellen Stewart | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

Leafing through your FB back catalogue is a troubling process and is sure to leave you completely distraught and breaking out in hives, because let's face it, there are some things you used to do on Facebook that are just not OK now.

Apple, U2 and the Importance of Letting Us Choose Which Music to Subjectively Despise

Michael Rundle | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Music is subjective. It is deeply personal. And this is why the Apple-U2 debacle is so weird. Because it feels like Apple forgot how important this stuff actually is.

Facebook Censors Women's Voices

Mia Hansson | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mia Hansson

Are we not to think that breasts are natural and beautiful even when they are not being used by others? Are pictures of two-millimetre breasts "malicious" and "unsafe", as the automatised messages say? Or is it simply that reality is judged as unsafe by people habituated to porn?

Turning Off Tinder

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

During my 'Year of Tinder', as I affectionately call it, I've made 173 matches. I've had conversations with 31 of those matches (I count these as lasting for more than one day) and I've met eight in real life. I seriously dated two of those real-lifers and fell in love with one. I couldn't tell you if this is all normal amount or not.

I Stopped Using My iPhone as an Alarm Clock, What Happened Next Blew My Mind*

Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mann

*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.

Sweet Indian Summer

Sian Lloyd | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sian Lloyd

As our days grow a little too short a little too quickly, a fair few of us turn our thoughts towards one last burst of sunshine before the winter months set in. And with temperatures set to rise this week, I can't go anywhere at the moment without being quizzed about an Indian Summer.

The Travel Tech Revolution

Andy Washington | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Washington

The pace of technological change and its impact on the travel industry is incredible; travel has never been so easy, accessible, fast or enjoyable. Innovation in the travel industry has always been closely tied with advancements in platform technology and adoption.

Building an IT-Savvy Workforce

Jane Richardson | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Richardson

An in-depth look at the state of the UK job market reveals a very troubling reality: the skills young people are learning in schools simply do not correspond with the needs of modern businesses. According to a recent Skills Crunch report, two-thirds of companies fear a lack of skilled workers will put the brakes on Britain's current economic recovery.

Apple: The Day Cool Left the Building

Martin McNulty | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Tech
Martin McNulty

The sex appeal that Apple once had is long gone and so too has the eye for truly radical products. What we're left with is a bunch of corporate nerdsters in stonewashed denim looking about as cool as Bill Gates.

Google, Drone Delivery and Life in the Times of Exotic Robotics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Google initially wanted to develop drones that can be used after disasters--earthquakes, floods or extreme weather events--to deliver life-saving items like medicines to affected people in geographies where usual means of transportation cannot reach.

What Happened When I Did A Social Media Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems rather fitting that on the eve of my social media detox, I ran out of data allowance on my iPhone... Part of me blames the #ALSIceBucket ...

Seven Levels of Facebook

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jacqueline Ward

During lunch with my daughter the other day I found myself discussing Facebook. Again. It seems that everywhere people are checking their status or talking about social networking in general and Facebook in particular.

What Social Media Does To Your Brain (Warning: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the only danger of social media was stalking your ex or obsessing over a colleagues' covetable wardrobe, think again. It turns out that...

10 Reasons for Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Johnny Rich | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Johnny Rich

Last week, I was nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I declined the invitation. I came up with 10 reasons why someone might say no. Let's start with three bad ones.

Google Glass Can NowTell You How Frazzled You Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass can now tell you when you need to take a deep breath and chill the hell out. Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed BioGla...

Secrets of Presenting the Weather

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty McCabe

To be honest, I don't really mind being called a brolly dolly or a weather girl, quite frankly it's nice to be thought of as a girl given that I'm a married mum of two closer in age to 40 than 30. But there is more to the job of weather presenting than meets the eye, so here's my insider's guide.

How Small Businesses Can Go Head-to-Head With the Big Players

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Shivvy Jervis

What's keeping small business owners up at night in this digitally driven marketplace? Given small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment worldwide, I wanted to explore this area with the Digital Futures series. Hit play and tell me what you think?

To Be or Not to Be Private: That Is the Question

Miriam Brown | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Miriam Brown

In the Oxford English Dictionary the word private is defined in several ways: 'kept or removed from public view or knowledge, not within the cognizanc...

There Is Simply No Reason for Anyone to Care About the iPhone 6

Mark Wilson | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

The iPhone used to be exciting and interesting. It used to be aspirational and high-end. Now the world and his dog has an Apple handset and it's turned from something special into a poor substitute for one of the countless alternatives... The iPhone is run of the mill. It is predictable. It's just plain boring.