UK Tech.

Cleo The Tortoise Gets A Lifesaving 3D Printed Shell

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

In case you needed any more proof that 3D printers are the best things in the world, a student has used one to save a tortoise's life. Cleopatra is...

Social Media Has Gradually Released Our Inner Narcissist and Don't We Just Know It!

Rich Wigley | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rich Wigley

The key appeal to these sites is our self-perception. We can now edit ourselves. We can show the world a version of ourselves. We can post updates at the gym, or pictures of our healthy food, or rehearse for an engagement picture announcement photo.

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

5 Tech Stories You Should Have Read This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech

We write a lot of articles here at HuffPost, and you can be forgiven for missing a few. Here's five of our most popular Tech articles this week: 1....

Everything Is Terrifying In 'The Lego Horror Movie' Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Everything is certainly not awesome in this re-imagining of 'The Lego Movie'. Moving on from the wonderfully happy and colourful original, this fa...

UK Internet Speeds Are Dismal Compared To The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Despite pushes for high-speed broadband across the country, the UK's internet is officially slower than Latvia, Romania, Denmark, and 14 other countri...

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

Autonomous Cars: Driving a New Era of Connected Devices

Marcus Jewell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

It is likely to be some time before fully automated cars are taking over our streets, but the technologies that will underpin this future are becoming increasingly common. Driverless features, such as automated parking and speed sensors, have been introduced into modern cars and proven to be very popular amongst many city drivers.

Should We Be Encouraging the Use of the F-Word in Construction?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Civil engineering and construction doesn't need to be the preserve of men. I am a woman. A woman who has worked in design offices, in different countries, with universities, and out on construction sites: I am at a complete loss as to why construction would not suit women.

Google Is Getting Really Sassy In Its Responses To Journalists...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Google is trying out a new way of getting back to journalists who contact it for comment: sending snooty GIFs. When The Daily Dot writer Richard Le...

Broadband and Mobile Providers Prey Upon the 'Weak' and 'Uncertain'

Dan Howdle | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Now, don't get me wrong; it's perfectly natural that broadband, TV and phone providers would want to keep you - you are after all their primary resource. But shouldn't customer retention be a natural by-product of great service and happy users?

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

The Digital Revolution Is in Safe Hands as Schools Take Technology by Storm

Julie Booth | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Julie Booth

These changes look set to turn traditional teaching methods on their head, as in many ICT classrooms, there are likely to be students who know more than their teacher about the subject. The upshot of this could be a move to a more collaborative style of teaching, where rather than instructing, teachers seek to bring out creativity and invention in their students.

Someone Made A Human Hamster Wheel And It's Seriously Impressive

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run in a human-sized hamster wheel? One Taiwanese street performer has done just that and it looks ...

When Does Blogging Become Content Marketing?

Mark Hillary | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We have moved on from just calling this process "corporate blogging." Now we are referring to the process of publishing corporate information, which is not specifically advertising, as content marketing.

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anil Stocker

Peer-to-peer lending is now ten years old, with the first ever peer-to-peer finance platform Zopa, celebrating a decade in business this month. That decade has seen a dramatic change in the banking landscape.

Can Robot Elephants Replace Circus Animals?

Douglas McPherson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Douglas McPherson

In an increasingly sanitised and digitalised age, the interaction of trainer and animal in the sawdust circle provides something real and raw that no other form of entertainment can offer. Rather than demeaning animals, it impresses all ages with their skill and intelligence, and enhances our relationship with nature.

Whiplr - The Hot New App Designed for All Levels of Kink

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jordi Sinclair

I always feel as though every dating app is exactly the same. You look at someone's photo and where they live, you "swipe", "like" or "heart" them and hope they reciprocate. So when I stumbled across Whiplr, it at least sounded a little bit different than the "norm".

You Can Fix A Broken Laptop By Putting It In The Oven, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

A widespread problem with Nvidia graphics chips forced a lot of laptops sold between 2008 and 2010 to become faulty - but according to Gizmodo, all yo...

Martha Lane Fox Would Have Died If It Wasn't For This...

PA | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Internet entrepreneur and Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox has said that she would have died following a near-fatal accident if she had not been...

The Ten Reasons Why I Deactivated Facebook (and Five Reasons Why I Went Back)

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Fleur Missaghian

Every time I saw a baby photo or cute kids photo/video it hurt my heart. I found myself involuntarily comparing my life to the person's life - especially the mother - and for a moment I just felt bad about the path my life has taken.

The Digital High Street 2020 Report Shows Why High Street Needs to Be Ready for Mobile

Daniela Cecilio | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Daniela Cecilio

High-street shops need to compete online more effectively, as retailers are losing £12 billion in sales a year simply because they do not have suitable websites. So what is the solution to this problem? This report proposes not one, but four.

What is 'Dark Social' and How Can It Be Measured?

Chris Harris | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

I copied the URL into an email and sent it to her. In doing so, I was committing a 'dark social' act. But what does this simple action mean for marketing on the web, and more importantly how on earth do we track it?

SXSW 2015: This Slick, All-American Dream Makes Me Hate the Fact That I Live in the UK

Vincent Dignan | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

I really believe the inherent optimism of Americans is a major reason behind their cultural and business successes. Europe certainly has enough smart and talented people, but from my 10 years+ of being around creative people and three years in the startup world, I see many similarities and faults in the two groups.

How Businesses Can Use VR to Their Advantage

Dave Wallace | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why read about a product? Why not actually touch and feel it? The user experience is about to enter the next frontier. Consumers will expect a far greater 'experience', and that will require the business community to consider how best to use VR.