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Back the Favourite - What Are the Odds for a Good Long Range Forecast?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

So many people are under the misapprehension that somehow, modern meteorologists can give a detailed forecast for a specific location months in advance. This is, sadly, but a myth - not helped by those meteocharlatans who peddle their long-range weather forecasts triggering media headlines of heat waves, floods and big freezes.

Over HALF The World's Population Will Have The Internet By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

In the next five years over half the world's population will be online -- that's 3.2 billion people if you're keeping count. For those of us that a...

This Terrifying App Lets Your Facebook Friends Track You Without You Knowing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

A new Chrome extension has just taken Facebook stalking to another level. Marauders Map allows users to make use of the location data attached to M...

California Is Giving Its Poorest Residents Something Essential Absolutely Free

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

The sun and all its goodness is essentially a free gift of nature. Harnessing its energy however, can be an expensive affair that has a starting price...

This Photo Is So Big It Took 15 Days To Shoot

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

The world's largest image, made up of 365 billion pixels has captured a very detailed panoramic view of Mont Blanc. A team of five photograph...

Green Race: The Next Space Race?

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sahar Mansoor

The Green Race involves investments in renewable energy, agriculture efficiency, emissions reduction, waste treatment, materials research, and education of engineers and other creative minds to solve future problems.

Will the New Dawn of Plastic Instruments Make It to Dusk?

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

That might seem a bit harsh, especially considering the warm reception both games have gotten since their reveals. But I can't see this second wind of plastic instruments lasting. Personally, I'm done with the genre.

How Effective Is Social Media in Mobilising Societal Change?

James Barber | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
James Barber

During a time of such social and political upheaval in which political leaders are seen more as being the problem than the solution, hashtags have given people something to believe in. In the absence of effective political leadership hashtags have created a space in which people can connect, unite and march side by side.

Snowboarding On Clouds Is A Thing. This Is Not A Drill.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you're a keen snowboarder but you don't live near a mountain, what are you to do? How about if there's a heatwave and all the snow is gone? Well, i...

A New Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up With The Smell Of Money

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

It's not quite as good as some sort of Wallace And Gromit-esque contraption that turns the toaster on at 7am, but this new alarm clock uses dedicated ...

You'll Barely Notice The Apocalypse In This Futuristic Escape Pod

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

Science has a knack for thinking of every eventuality, including where man could live in the event of an apocalypse. A group of Slovakian architect...

How 'Uncooking' An Egg Gave Us A Better Way To Treat Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

When Australian scientist, Professor Colin Raston from Flinders University came up with a way to "unboil" an egg, few at the time thought it would one...

Instagram Has Found A Way To Spam Your Email

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you have an Instagram account and don't check it every hour like all the other Instagrammers on this planet, you're to blame for the photo-sharing ...

A Simple Screensaver Could Cure Laziness

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

By the time I've finished writing this story I would have checked Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and my Emails at least once, maybe twice. As much as...

This Elephant Is Better At Taking Pictures Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

Perfect composition. Excellent lighting. Not even a hint of red-eye. This elephant is better at taking holiday snaps then you. Possibly. Let...

This Optimus Prime Lookalike Could One Day Save Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

Robots saving our lives from impending doom is the kind of technology that Hollywood loves to play with and for the most part, we've come to accept th...

In 100 Years We'll All Live In Floating Cities And Have Underground Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British landscape could soon include 3D printed homes, underwater cities and spaceports that will get us to moon and Mars. Well, when experts s...

Wikipedia, Fitness Trackers and Health Apps: Proceed With Caution?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

Apps and wearables may not yet be perfect but the good news is that this consumer-driven personalisation of healthcare is forcing positive change. There is great potential in the massive amounts of health data captured by these devices.

Why I'm Deleting All My Dating Apps

Jessie Thompson | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jessie Thompson

Do you know what's more enriching to your life than sitting in an overpriced cocktail bar with a person you're never going to talk to again because there's less sexual frisson than your nan's 80th birthday party and you wish you'd just stayed at home drinking tea and watching Question Time? Going outside and talking to real people.

A Cure for the Fear of Missing Out?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The agitation and restlessness that can follow switching a smartphone off, which is punishing to witness, does look very similar to withdrawal symptoms as the individual struggles with the disconnection from 'the stream'.

Nitya Rajan

This Wearable Tech Is Actually Saving Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

It would seem that we live in a world where we've come to rely on wearable technology for almost everything. There's an ever growing list of fitnes...

This Fiery UFO Is The Strangest Russian Video Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

Mysterious footage has emerged on Reddit showing a strange and unexplained phenomenon in the skies over a Russian city. Stunned resident of Kizel, ...

Rare Pictures Reveal The 'Aliens' Living At The Bottom Of Our Oceans

Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

One of the largest studies of the ocean, published in the journal Science, has captured stunning images of the ocean's "invisible" creatures. Tara ...

New Programming GCSE To Be Introduced So Students Can Learn How To Create The Next Facebook

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students are to be taught how to create the next Facebook after a new programming GCSE was announced which will teach teens about online viruses, hack...

They Finally Arrested A Nigerian Man Responsible For Email Scams

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A Nigerian man behind a million-dollar phishing scam has been sentenced to 36 months in prison, the FBI has announced. The scam used fraudulent ema...