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Autonomous Vehicles - Driving a Revolution

Andrew Masterson | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Masterson

Drink-driving should become a thing of the past, and self driving cars will no doubt have a radical effect on the level of employment provided by the taxi industry. One can readily see that driverless cars married up with cashless payment systems could easily decimate the jobs of cabbies.

Do You Want To Be In An Iconic Movie Scene?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you're a huge film buff then we've finally found the perfect app for you. The Scenepast app lets you travel back in time to visit iconic movie s...

Your Social Capital Value: It's More Important Than You Might Think

Deborah Lee | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech
Deborah Lee

In a world where most companies are still struggling to skilfully manoeuvre their social media vehicle, anyone who can deftly tweet their way to the top of a digital tree would be an asset.

These Are The World's Worst Offenders For Twitter Censorship

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

Turkey's government accounted for more than half of all requests to block Twitter content in the second half of last year, official figures show. F...

Call to Action: Girl Geeks, Make Yourselves Known

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Females account for between 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at universities in the UK. I had heard the numbers, but they had failed to capture just what it would feel like to find yourself in a large lecture room filled with 150 students, only 20 of whom were female.

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Spies and Their Games

Adam Fisch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Adam Fisch

This latest episode will capture the public's imagination - as a good spy story always does - and will threaten to impact the reputation of not only the intelligence services involved, but also their governments.

Mysterious Night Drone Sightings Put Paris Police On High Alert

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

A series of unexplained drone sightings near landmarks in the French capital have police officers baffled. Five mystery flights were spotted on Tue...

Why your Most Intelligent Mobile Device Will Soon Be Your Car

Jaap Zuiderveld | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jaap Zuiderveld

Thanks to the information being shared by these cars, traffic management systems have dealt with congestion black spots before they can affect you, so your journey is smooth and fast.

Is It Time for That Spring Cleaning?

Graham Welch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

After this is all done, remediation should be performed to bring all systems up to date with the latest patches, but not before creating a change management process to help with versioning control and documentation.

Is Ubuntu's Lack Of Apps Undiluted Genius Or Tech Suicide?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

When I first saw this phone, it felt like I was getting deja vu, as the shape of the phone makes it look almost identical to the Windows Lumia 635, even having 4.5" screen.

How Do I Make Friends Without Facebook?

Sarah Campbell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Campbell

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how cute he's being) I had my son during my second year of university and while he may have saved my liver from another two years of cocktails served in pitchers, I was immediately ostracised from my old social life and the majority of my 'friends' disappeared.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Lara Platman | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

Neighbours came out to see why the cars had slowed to find a wire coming out my kitchen window attached to my car. They asked if I could park there every day, which I did for the week and we all enjoyed a 'slow zone' during this time.

Watch: How To Train Like A Pro In The Alps

Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sophie Radcliffe, adventurer and ironwoman, is gearing up to run the Annapurna circuit in Nepal so we’re joining her on a training run in Greenwich ...

How Smart Technology Is Helping Publishers Regain What They Lost to the Internet (Part I)

Will Bancroft | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Within these trends most publishers have ended up giving away their data too, without realising the true costs - to social networks, search engines and a plethora of free application providers. Yes, free apps have proved useful, but as they say: 'when the service is free, you're the product'.

The Age of the Algorithm

Miguel Milano | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Algorithms give us unprecedented analytical and prediction abilities. Using them, we are able to determine trends in human behaviour, changes in the output of machines and the occurrence of natural phenomena, to name just a few possibilities.

The Film Industry is Set to Change, What Can We Expect?

Paul Coggins | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Coggins

If we take a quick look at this year's Golden Globe Award winners, the notion of a high-profile award winning film made for the mobile-first generation isn't as far-fetched as perhaps it first seems.

Algorithm Tinkering - Twitter and Facebook Creating More Problems Than They're Solving?

Chris Owen | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Owen

The problem with this is that rather than solving a problem that exists, Twitter seems to be identifying one which doesn't, then creating another which didn't.

Remote Warfare - The Latest (failing) Phase of Counter Terrorism

Jon Moran | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Jon Moran

The reasoning behind these tactics they are not working. They are what military thinker Gian Gentile calls a strategy of tactics, the use of weapons and techniques because they seem to work rather than because they fit any larger long term plan.

Tech City: London's Hidden Gem

Roger Keenan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.

Economic Success Requires Digital Innovators, Not Digital Cogs

Dr Ian Palmer | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Ian Palmer

We need new thinkers who are digital natives, not just generating the exciting new intellectual property but being immersed in the technology to create and distribute this to the waiting world.

A Letter to a Sort-Of Friend

Jake Yapp | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Yapp

We share our thoughts now, so publicly, in ways we never could before. We have opened a window onto our own stream of consciousness, and gleefully show the world aspects of our personality we wouldn't reveal if someone had come round for dinner.

This Future Astronaut Believes Space Exploration is Worth the Cost

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
The Cambridge Union Society

Where we diverged in opinion with the opposition was both on calculating the cost of space exploration and on calculating the true cost that neglecting to progress into the cosmos would bring to humanity.

Are Traditional Media Bosses Too Old to Compete in a Digital World?

Colin Morrison | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Colin Morrison

Sky News recently revealed that only 18% of 16-24-year-olds in the UK trusted mainstream media to provide them with relevant information. It's a media generation gap which is threatening to swallow up decades of newspapers, magazines and broadcast channels.

Eco-home design

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

What really constitutes a green home and how can we employ this into the design of our own properties? Let's take a look at some of the latest and greatest design principles and features to help you toward a greener future.