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Vloggers the Accessible Celebrity

Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

The success and failings of these campaigns have taught us so much about the way the "contentscape" is forming, in particular the importance of considering three key factors when wanting to partner and develop meaningful campaigns with these stars of YouTube.

Five Tips for Future Female Tech Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

I often wonder why I don't come across more female entrepreneurs in the technology industry; while the general gender bias in the IT industry still exists, it's getting more attention and scrutiny now - but the female entrepreneurs are still few and far between.

And the Oscar Goes to ... London. Visual Effects, High Tech and the Future of Cinema

Jaap Zuiderveld | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jaap Zuiderveld

Generous tax breaks make the UK a cost-effective option for filmmakers. But it's the unarguable talent - and their embrace of technology - that has made London a sure-fire guarantee of quality.

Why It Pays to Invest in Research

Paul Breckell | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Breckell

I've got some good news that I really want to share with you today - the first drugs to treat hearing conditions are expected within five years according to the report published by Action on Hearing Loss. This is a big deal.

Manifesto Watch - What's in It for the UK IT Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Each party has this week outlined some key policies in the interest of the UK digital economy and IT professionals across the country. Each has their individual strengths and flaws, but overall it is pleasing to see the issue being addressed and not completely ignored.

Giving Voice to Tokyo's Street Furniture

Ben Barker | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

From Saturday using text messaging on their mobile phones Tokyoites will be able to talk to the famous outdoor vending machines, street mirrors and any other city object with a serial code. As the objects wake up, they will learn from Tokyo's inhabitants and share back the stories they hear.

'Mortal Kombat's Bloody Legacy

Matthew Highton | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Highton

Mortal Kombat's history is paved with controversy that has seen various incarnations banned, been the centre of mass media hysterias and even found itself as part of US congress hearings. It's fair to say that Mortal Kombat has had more than it's fair share of detractors, yet, here it is, still as strong and gory as when it began.

What Will the World Look Like in 2045?

David Emm | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Robots already exist; indeed, they are playing an increasing role in society. It's likely that in 30 years there will be billions upon billions of robots, particularly for manual labour, but also for use in environments in which it would be dangerous for humans to operate safely.

Put the Mobile Away!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We have so many ways to communicate with each other it's become impossible to switch off. Last night I had dinner with a friend and was saddened to see half the family on the table next to us interacting only with their mobile phones, rather than to each other.

General Election: What Have the Manifestos Ever Done for UK Tech?

Luc Delany | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

In case you hadn't heard, there are less than three weeks to go until the closest run UK General Election in living memory and the best computational algorithms can't predict the makeup of the next government. The parties have all now launched their manifestos, but which party promises the most for the UK's tech industry?

Activision Announces the Return of 'Guitar Hero' This Autumn

Jean-Samuel Kriegk | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jean-Samuel Kriegk

The innovations are in fact numerous, to the point that one can speak one a true reinvention of the original game for this new opus called Guitar Hero Live.

Don't Get Dazzled by the Shiny New Threat

Graham Welch | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The reality is that while new threats and headlines catch our attention and dazzle us all - the majority of cyberattacks taking place today around the world are using tried and test techniques which exploit often well-known risks and vulnerabilities.

Why Email's Days Are Numbered

Jaan Tallinn | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jaan Tallinn

The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.

3D Printing: the Next Major IP Battleground?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

3D printers allow the owner to print a copy of any object they see fit. If they print an object that is entirely of their own creation there's no issue. However, there are - of course - objects that are subject to copyright and design right, and this is where issues arise.

How Long Can You Survive Without Your Phone?

Mark Hillary | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We are not often forcibly separated from our phones these days so this period of not having one for as long as a week has already made me notice what I miss most about not having a smart phone in my pocket.

Your Social Life Commercialised: Who Profits?

Carla Freeman | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Carla Freeman

Social media impacts everything we see in the Western world; from the way we shop to how we meet potential dates. There is no longer a divide between online and offline.

Billionaires, Icons and Movie Stars - Why Geek Is Now Chic

Gary Newe | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Over the past few years we've seen the unstoppable rise of the geek. From popular culture to big business, the geeks have inherited the earth. They're the billionaires, the modern day rock stars, and their many achievements have resulted in a significant change to their status in popular society.

Empowering More Children to Stay Safe Online

Kate Goldman | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Kate Goldman

Children have the right to access information and the internet can be a powerful tool, offering a whole world of knowledge and potential at their fingertips. However, children also have the right to be safe and sadly there are a number of growing risks facing children when they go online.

Living in 'Law Limbo' as the Target of Stalking Trolls? - I Should Know

Nicola Brookes | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK
Nicola Brookes

Criminal trolls are winning the fight on the net. Unchallenged on website platforms that provide their secure domain, facilitating them. Offenders know networks won't identify or prevent them voluntarily and stretched police won't pursue them properly, if at all. 

Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Personal Data Online?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

An overwhelming majority of British adults are now concerned about the online security of their private information, the threats posed by hackers and the possibility of unauthorised access to their data. This was the key finding of recent YouGov research in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

Did China's State-Run News Agency Purchase Twitter Followers?

Tom Grundy | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform.

E-commerce More Than a Refuge to Which Email Clings

Monty Munford | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

On mobile, messaging platforms have taken over from voice and are still outstripping the various social media vehicles, but these are skewed towards consumers talking to each other. B2B marketing is still evolving on these channels, while the one-to-one of email is still comfortable for users.

What We Can Learn From Taylor Swift's Brand Protection Strategy

Russell Haworth | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

In an unusual configuration of topics, some important brand protection questions have arisen due to the purchase of two x-rated domain names by pop star Taylor Swift.

Teens Need to Be Aware of 'Revenge Porn' Risks Too

Claire Lilley | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

'Sexting' is playing an increasingly insidious role in young people's relationships. So there is clearly a need to educate children about the risks of this behaviour to them and other young people whose images they share.

These Are Just Stunning...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech

British photographer John Chapple didn't always plan on photographing stunning landscapes around the world, in fact his career started off on a comple...