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How Does Social Media Fit With Education?

Julie Booth | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

Social media sites are also a great way for schools to share success stories such as outstanding GCSE results, awards evenings and photos from school trips... But the question is, how does a school really get the essence of its ethos and often centuries of heritage over in just 140 characters?

If You Don't Like Heights, Don't Watch This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Tech

Ethan Swanson is a professional stuntman. That's because he does crazy things like this... Yup, he actually meant to do that. As if throwin...

Decoding Dumb Clichés People Post on Dating Profiles

The Guyliner | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Your dating profile - or the bio on whichever app your fingers are getting busy with - is your storefront, your prime advertising space. Sure, a picture tells a thousand words, but as anyone who's spent more than a minute in the company of a boyband can tell you, hot looks are no guarantee of a great brain or a good time.

Are There Emotional No-Go Areas Where Logic Dare Not Show Its Face?

Richard Dawkins | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Richard Dawkins

Nothing should be off limits to discussion. No, let me amend that. If you think some things should be off limits, let's sit down together and discuss that proposition itself. Let's not just insult each other and cut off all discussion because we rationalists have somehow wandered into a land where emotion is king.

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Instagram Want You To Use This Instead Of Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Instagram, ergo Facebook, are hoping to nab some of the disappearing-message market from Snapchat with a new offering, Bolt. The app blends feature...

Gay Shame and Grindr

George P. Simmonds | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

It's no secret that gay men and women grow up with a sense of separation from their heterosexual peers, and that this anticipates their exclusion from mainstream culture, especially that of mainstream dating. And fittingly enough the emotionally sterile climate encouraged by Grindr is to the gay man what a crack den is to the heroin addict...

Delighting the Customers of the 21st Century Business

Miguel Milano | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Subscription models are fast becoming the norm in our increasingly digital society, but the upshot is a much greater need for businesses to understand and create active two-way conversations with their customers.

Industry 4.0: A Driver of Innovation for Europe

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

If Europe wants to get a good start in this future market, it has to lay the foundations now, and become active first and foremost on three fronts: in infrastructure, in education, research and development, and in the support and financing of startups.

Heads in the Sand When It Comes to Small Business Security

David Emm | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

It may be surprising to many people to learn just how at risk from cybercriminal activity even the smallest of businesses can be - fraud, banking Trojans, ransomware and phishing attacks all target small as well as large businesses.

Online Review Sites Need to Be Brought Under Control

Charlie Mullins | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Charlie Mullins

Owners of customer review sites don't think it's their responsibility to police the content that people post... people can get away with doing pretty much what they please, regardless of who gets hurt and whose property is damaged or destroyed.

The Government Will Replace Drivers With Computers Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Trials of driverless cars will start in January 2015, the government announced on Wednesday - but a lot of people aren't happy with the idea. A rec...

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Email Clinic

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

As part on my ongoing project to have a digital detox every so often; a few great tips on email management came out from the Time Management course I was on last week. Now in reality it's more of a Brain Management course.

Do iPhones Get Slower When A New Model Is Released?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech

A Harvard University study appears to add weight to what many have always suspected - iPhones slow down whenever a new model is released. PhD econo...

Today Saw A Terrifying Glimpse Into A World Without Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech

On Tuesday 29th July, humanity glimpsed the apocalypse. Instead of page after page of search results for cat videos, pictures of Gemma Merna or oth...

This iPhone Costs £5000 And Does Nothing A Regular One Can't Do

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech

If you're after a new iPhone 6 but you think paying around £600 is just well... too cheap, then this is the phone for you. This is the Brikk L...

From Drones to Building Anderson Shelters in Minecraft

Dave Wallace | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

This is a family picture of us, but not on the beach in Cornwall or picnicking in the park. No, this is our first 'Dronie' - a pic taken by a drone. A robot-powered zoom out selfie - what's not to love?

Back With Nintendo

Matthew Highton | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Highton

The first console I ever owned was the original NES. At eight years old I'd never really gamed before but one very short lived go on Super Mario Bros. (ploughing into that fist Goomba) at my friends and I was hooked.

The Data Balancing Act

Christian Toon | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Our ability to create and innovate at work often depends on having access to the right information, to ensure ideas are informed and not a repetition of previous work completed... If information is such an asset, why are so many companies failing to make use of it?

Spices and SMS: How Mobile Phones Transform the Lives of Women

Sevi Simavi | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sevi Simavi

When done right, mobile technology truly transforms lives, particularly those of women... women's economic empowerment is so much more than just increased incomes. It's more meals being cooked, healthcare being paid for, pensions saved and children being sent to school.

Will A Mobile Commerce Company Be The Tech World's Next 'Super Unicorn'?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

What is the fundamental technology change of the next decade? Most people would agree that we're in the process of a mobile revolution... it's reasonable to assume that smartphones will be the technology that unlocks the next $100 billion super unicorn outcome.

HD Personality Is the Future of Brand Leadership

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

HD Personality is built to help businesses and organisations deliver customer expectations; what should lead to customer experience and ultimately customer retention... almost all the resources allocated to re-branding exercises, crisis management and PR can be saved; if brands practiced honesty and directness in their communications.

Cashless Buses Are a Lesson for Banks

Tony Virdi | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

TfL claims that moving to cashless buses will save it £24 million a year, highlighting the economic benefits of embracing contactless technologies... the focus should be on making the technology inclusive. After all, it should be about making the customer experience as easy and seamless as possible.

When Selfies and Draw Something Meet, It Can Get UGLY

Sean Craddock | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Craddock

I'm an addict, and I'm addicted to French Girls. Before you come to your own debauched conclusions about that statement, let me clarify: French Girls is an iPhone app... The premise is simple. You take a selfie, it gets uploaded to the app, then other users paint you.

The Week in Social Media

Chris York | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Chris York

A little round-up of some things of note that happened in the world of social media this week. Highlights include traditional media outlets being beaten to stories by Twitter, Scottish Terriers stealing the show at the Commonwealth Games ceremony and the inevitable dog gif...