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Some Firefighters Have Created A Magic Carpet. Kind Of.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

Hands down the best non-lifesaving use of firefighter hose ever. These Russian chaps have managed to turn six hoses and what looks like a mini tram...

US Approves Powdered Alcohol, Company Panics Slightly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US government go-ahead of a food product has prompted a rather hasty re-marketing campaign by its makers. Palchohol - powdered alcohol - had pr...

15 Pictures Of Albert Einstein Looking Like The Brainiest Badass Ever

Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech

If there was ever a scientist who captured mainstream appeal it was physicist Albert Einstein, one of the most creative intellects in history, who die...

Demystifying Heartbleed

David Emm | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

First of all, although it sounds a bit bizarre, people shouldn't simply change their passwords automatically. This should only be done once you know that an online provider has patched the OpenSSL library and regenerated their digital certificates.

Better Access to GPs Doesn't Need to Mean Longer Opening Hours

Andrew Graley | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh has said that Britain's citizens were being failed by current ways of working, but I don't think that has to mean extending opening hours. It's about access, not time, and access can be digital in many cases.

How Technology Is Creating Super-Teachers of the Future

John Friend | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Even the best teachers hit limitations; there just aren't enough hours in the day to know everything about every pupil they teach. But technology is starting to change that. In the coming years, a lot of the legwork, and the burdensome aspects of teaching will be assisted by technology.

Internet Support Groups

Elaine Benton | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Before Internet, e-mails, mobile phones, the technology we enjoy today, and now take for granted, it was far harder to find the latest information, meet with others in the same situation and impossible to correspond with fellow sufferers half way round the world. If there was a support group located near to one's home, then it was a stroke of luck.

FoodSwitch Is an Addictive App to Help Find Healthier Food

The Conversation UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Monday morning and here I am reaching my hand to a bowl full of my favourite granola. But wait, I have just downloaded this new app on my phone that helps me make healthier food choices by comparing the food labels of the foods I choose, versus alternatives with lower fat, saturated fat and salt content

Nuclear Plants Might Be Going Offshore

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Nuclear power is controversial for a number of reasons, mainly that no one wants to live next to one for fear of a Fukushima/Chernobyl type disaster. ...

Kids Have No Idea About Money in This Digital Age; We Need to Make It Real Again

Dave Wallace | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

My children have no qualms about spending seven quid on buying imaginary 'jewels' for their dragons for a game. Spending seven pounds on my credit card, I should add. As their focus is fixed solely on completing the game...

CC: Virgin Media Made A Spectacular Email Balls-Up

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin Media made a monumental balls-up on Wednesday when a rookie mistake meant 135,000 people were bombarded with hundreds of unwanted emails. T...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists Through Citizen Science

Dallas Campbell | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dallas Campbell

When I was young I was probably like a lot of kids, - not really sure what science was, why it was important, and disengaged. I've since learned that science is one of the most engaging, inspiring and creative subjects on the curriculum. It's the part of the school day when the entire universe enters the classroom and young people have the chance to not only learn about the world we live in but also the challenges we face in the future...

Why SnapChat Is Ruining My Degree

Helena Eccles | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

This is an intervention. An impending doom is descending on the nation. For many teens and twentysomethings across the country, GCSEs, A Levels and university exams are just around the corner.

When Social Media Goes Horribly Wrong In The Hands Of Big Corporations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

After US Airways this week topped the list of what should definitely not be tweeted from an official business account, we decided to examine other mar...

Social Media, or Social Muffling?

Robyn Harris | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech
Robyn Harris

My fear is that the truly passionate, thoughtful voices are soon going to be far too muffled by the arse-cheeks of society's bottom-feeders, that soon they won't be able to be heard for fart nor fiction.

This Is The (Expensive) Future Of Electric Motorcyces

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

Behold the future of motorcycling. Possibly. This is the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle and's it's pretty loaded with hi-tech stuff. First, the...

'Frightening' Robot Superloo Attacking Patrons In Woking

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

A hi-tech but "frightening" public loo has become the subject of a petition to have it removed after exposing, drenching and hitting unsuspecting wome...

We Need to Think Small to Meet Insatiable Demand for Data

Duncan Higgins | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

The UK has the largest digital economy in the G20 and we need fresh ideas and innovation to stay ahead and support our economic recovery. However, ideas alone will not be enough to sustain this powerful competitive advantage.

Facebook Ruined My School Reunion

Deborah Weitzmann | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Weitzmann

Facebook ruined my school reunion. I already knew that the podgy, pimpled and gawky girl from Year 9 has transformed into an attractive busty blonde who no longer sits alone in the library (every single lunch break) but Vogue House where she has landed that dream job.

Innovation Is All Around Us - But Could the Internet Be Holding It Back?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

What is wrong with today's network? How can the Internet, that has powered so many of the innovations in the 21st century, be holding innovation back? In short, networks are starting to show their age.

How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.

Why I'm a Gaming Hipster

Jay Cowle | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

Hipsters know what's 'hip', 'trendy', 'radical' (they'd avoid that word). How they do this depends on your level of skepticism towards the hipster. They are either attuned to the cosmic waves of human awareness, surfers of the collective consciousness, simultaneously drawn to the same games at the same time, or they read the same websites.

Clean Rivers With Giant Vacuums Says James Dyson (Naturally)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Serial inventor of all things sucky and blowy, James Dyson, now wants to clean rivers with giant vacuum cleaners - as you do. Plastic in river and ...

This Smiley Is From 1648. Kind Of...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

In 2009 a transcript of Abraham Lincoln provided the world's oldest example of a smiley - 1862. That record appears to have been blown completely o...

Mumsnet Hit By Heartbleed Hackers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Mumsnet, has been targeted by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. It could not be determined how many of the site's 1.5 million users was affect...