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The Digital Rites of Passage

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

One of the most interesting observations of life in the digital world was made recently by young people participating in an excellent youth-led inquiry into cyberbullying. They highlighted the difficulties of emerging from the anonymity afforded them on children's sites to complete transparency on social media in the teenage years, interacting under their own name.

Get Safe Online

David Emm | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Many people assume that they won't fall victim to an online attack, but anyone could be a victim to cybercrime. So, this week is one where we can all take stock of our online behaviour and make sure we are not becoming complacent.

Should Retailers Be Scared of the Amazon Store?

Robert Hocking | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Hocking

I just don't think Amazon can live up to its own expectations when it comes to the bricks and mortar store. Amazon has perfected the art of ecommerce, taking away the risk of buying stuff online, and making it seamless, accessible, and low priced. While it does ecommerce exceptionally well, retail experience it does not.

GamerGate Highlights the Worst of Human Nature Online

Claire Lim | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

GamerGate has become an online movement that has spawned a torrent of despicable behaviour, despite what it first set out to achieve. Equality and freedom are virtues that every human being should have and live for. I fail to understand why anyone would abuse someone for simply believing they should have the same rights as everyone else.

Would Terrorism Disappear Without Media Coverage?

Jake Warren | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Jake Warren

Terrorism and the media have a symbiotic relationship, without attention a terrorist act remains confined to it's immediate victims. However, with the oxygen of publicity from the media and with intention of sating public demand for information and sales, this coverage can actually result in effective propaganda for the perpetrators of such acts.

We Must Embrace the Future or Our High Streets Will be Consigned to the Past

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Technological progress won't wait for planners to help capture this wind of change, it'll happen regardless. But it won't happen everywhere and wouldn't it be better if technological innovation was nurtured and supported to help revitalise high streets that have lost their way and become symbolic of a desperate Britain lacking in confidence?

Snap Happy - 5 Incredible Photography Gadgets

Georgie Barrat | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Bridging the gap between old school Polaroids and phone photos the Impossible Project is a portable photo lab. Place your iPhone on the instant Labs tray and your Polaroid snap will shoot out the other end. But here's where it gets clever.

WATCH: Fancy Watching A Gig A 35,000 Feet?

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Award-winning band Rudimental and Gorgon City are taking to the skies to perform live during the inaugural flight of the new Virgin Atlantic 787, whic...

Facebook's Incredible Video View Stats Are Great News For Publishers, Here's Why...

Chris York | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Chris York

Facebook recently released a fairly astounding statistic - the social networking behemoth has passed1 billion video views a day. So what does it mean for publishers like the Huffington Post? Is it worth missing out on click-throughs by uploading directly onto Facebook rather than a link to our site?

It's O-Fish-Al, Bart van Olphen Joins Food Tube!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Just four months ago, Bart started The Shortest Cookery Show on Earth on instagram. Cramming exciting recipes, shot in striking locations (in the middle of the Wadden Sea, on a house-boat in Amsterdam, on an Alaskan ice-plain, in a fishing boat off the Maldives) into just 15-seconds - we're not squidding!

Children and Tech: We're Making a Mess of It

Geraldine Bedell | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Geraldine Bedell

British children are among the least confident and creative online of any in Europe. They are also the most monitored and restricted, according to the prestigious EU KIds Online project*. The implications are alarming: personally hampering and potentially economically disastrous.

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

Four Ways to Use Social Media to Eat Like a Local on Your Travels

Marianne Stenger | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marianne Stenger

Locals usually hold strong opinions about where the food is good and which places should be avoided, and whether you're looking for fine dining, classic local dishes or no-fuss street food, having some insider knowledge will ensure a more authentic dining experience.

Why I Quit Facebook And You Probably Should Too

Sarah Moyes | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Moyes

It's not a decision for everyone, and I still know lots of people who love the site. But maybe this has given you something to think about next time you find yourself upset over something you've seen. Or when you realise that you've wasted an entire evening comparing yourself to the people from school that you really don't care about any more.

iPhone 6 - Does a Bigger Screen Mean Bigger Ads?

Tej Rekhi | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

The new 4.7 inch screen is one of the iPhone 6's main features. Not only is it bigger, it also has higher resolution, with 38 percent more pixels than the iPhone 5s and curvy glass that meets seamlessly with the aluminum back to make the phone look slimmer.

The Risks of an Online Eraser

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Despite the rising fears of digital footprints, I also have doubts about erasing the past. These fears are not driven by the Orwellian angst that 'He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past', but from uncertainties regarding how this will affect our identities.

Pasta Fantastic

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We start with the most delicious and light fettuccine you can imagine, from Jamie Oliver. It is full of traditional garden veggies, which give it an incredible freshness, whilst the smoked trout gives it a wicked twist. Make sure you serve this STRAIGHT away with a generous serving of parmesan for the ultimate dish.

4chan Is the Opium of the People

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech
Lukas Mikelionis

4chan has always catered to a very narrow group of people: be it manga and anime lovers in the beginning; to sad, angry and aggravated trolls whose premise of privacy is built on the idea that hacking iCloud is the user's fault.

Leave Your Ex in the Past, 10 Years of Facebook

Chris Good | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Good

These days, photos are still plastered over our Facebook albums, bringing someone face to face with the fact that their new partner's tongue was down another person's throat while they visited the Louvre, with a "Liked" comment, "That snog led to you scaling MY Eiffel Tower! ;) haha."

Internet Addiction Disorder. Yes, It's A Thing

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Concerns have been raised over young people using the internet like a drug, becoming dependent as they gain a sense of euphoria when going online and ...

Harvard Nieman Foundation: Visiting Fellowship 2015

Jack Riley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Jack Riley

Apple, Samsung, Motorola and the other wearable manufacturers have been squaring up, tweaking their products and getting ready for a multi-year assault on the consumer market... I'm excited to start my project at Harvard in February, where I'm researching and writing a report on how the relationship between smartwatches and content companies is going to develop.

You Should Have Asked - How Apple Confused U2 With Shakespeare

Neil Gibb | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Gibb

All U2 and Apple needed to do was ask - to invite people to opt in. Then what turned out to be a PR nightmare for Apple could have been a coup. Thanks, U2 fans would have said. The rest of us meanwhile would have nodded in appreciation at the idea, hoping that it would be followed by a similar deal from Megadeath or Michael Buble depending on our tastes.

Apple Have Accidentally Revealed Their New iPads Two Days Early

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech

And there you were thinking you'd have to wait until Friday to find out the specs of the new iPads. Well thanks to a very uncharacteristic balls-up...

Staying Safe: To Be (Anonymous) or Not to Be, That Is the Question

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
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Andrew Ferguson

The rise of the internet and social networks has rapidly changed our expectations of privacy and anonymity, and as we've witnessed over the last few years, this has high implications for businesses, governments and individuals.

Why Yahoo's Investment in Snapchat Is a Smart Move for Both Parties

Jason Mander | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Having famously spurned offers from Facebook and Google, rumor has it that Snapchat is finally about to succumb to one of its many suitors - with Yahoo expected to make a cash injection which values the company at $10 billion.