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Bounty-Hunting in a Digital World Is a Tough Game

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

It begins with the skip tracer collecting as much information as possible about the 'subject' who has to be traced down to his/her current inhabitation. The information that has been made available with the government agencies and family members is analyzed, reduced and then verified for its credibility.

Why Cheaper Speakers Might Be A False Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Technical speaker specifications aren't everyone's choice of bedtime reading. Phrases such as 'near field' and 'ultra linear frequency response' t...

Of the Right to be Forgotten and the Unforgiving Aspect of Online Archives

Julien Tissandier | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech
Julien Tissandier

The media in general and online editors in particular are not necessarily the bad guys here, far from it, they mostly just stick to their journalistic ethos... A possible solution could be that, after a set number of years, the article would either de-index itself or anonymise the individuals it cites. Some kind of "digital rehabilitation act" if you will, or a self-triggered right to be forgotten.

You're Being Watched Online Via Your Webcam, Watchdog Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

The public has been warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to UK baby monitors, webcams and CCTV systems. People can easily be w...

Uber Exec's Boast Leads To Epic PR Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

The chief executive of taxi app Uber has made an unprecedented 14-tweet-long apology after a senior member of his staff was caught saying he wanted to...

Why Does The Government Have A Zombie Apocalypse Plan?

Alltime Conspiracies | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The government has a step-by-step plan which describes how to survive a zombie apocalypse. But why? Is it just a joke or are they hiding something mor...

Technology in the Home: The Connected Home Becomes a Reality

Matt Leeser | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
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Matt Leeser

This month saw the launch of our second annual Retail Report, which crunches a year's worth of data to show how the nation shops, lives, and looks in 2014. The findings revealed some interesting trends, especially when it comes to how we are using technology.

How Can We Better Tackle the Gender Imbalance in Technology Careers?

Eileen O’Mara | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Eileen O’Mara

IT started out with lots of women being involved. But somehow we have ended up in a place where less than 13 percent of the STEM workforce today is made up of women. More than four times as many boys study STEM at A-level or university and even fewer girls pursue a related career.

Four Reasons to Delete Your Ex on Facebook

Katy Horwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Breaking up used to be easy. A big argument, a few weeks of heartbreak - but essentially a clean break and a swift recovery. Nowadays, not so much. Regardless of whether you actually speak to an ex or not, the temptation to 'check in' on them is always there.

Hotel Charging £100 For A Bad Review Shows The Desperation Caused By TripAdvisor

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I've heard horror stories of hotels who are blackmailed by guests into getting a discount or otherwise they will receive a bad review, and those who get bad reviews find that it does impact their business. No great shakes if you're the Hilton maybe, but for a small business owner it can be devastating.

Wising Up About Women in STEM

Anna Edwards | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Edwards

It is well-documented that the UK needs more engineers and technologists. WISE says the country produces 36,000 fewer engineers than it needs every year. A CBI survey earlier this year found that 39% of businesses with STEM vacancies were finding it difficult to fill those roles. Something in the supply and demand of STEM skills is out of whack.

The End of Internet Freedom?

Hugo Winn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Hugo Winn

The European Court of Justice ruling this year is a watershed moment for the info sphere - it redefines the individual's relationship to his/her online data, not to mention presenting a practical quandrum for search giants like Google.

Our Future Starts Here

Chris Ciauri | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

However, while it's easy to get started, it takes more than just money or technology to build a successful business. The technology market is extremely competitive, and the core skills that new companies need to thrive in this sort of environment are still in short supply.

Comet-Landing Boffins Turn to the UMBRELLA PROBLEM

John C. Parkin | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
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John C. Parkin

Having achieved the astonishing feat of landing a small probe on a fast-moving comet, the boffins at the European Space Agency announced today that they are turning their intellectual might to the age-old problem of how to make an umbrella that doesn't break when it gets a little bit windy

Can We Make Tech Hiring Less Spammy?

Imriel Morgan | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Imriel Morgan

Start-up companies affinity for 'hiring rock stars', 'ninjas', 'jedi's' and other super-inflated job titles from popular sci-fi franchises has gotten out of hand. I think it's safe to assume that, this superfluous jargon likely originated somewhere in Silicon Valley...

Bridging the Digital Divide Is a Political Responsibility

Will Martindale | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

A future labour government could go further: a basic laptop or tablet for all secondary school children. Financial backing for a Code Club at every primary school, like those supported by Battersea's Silicon Junction. Free, fast, national wifi in our country's most deprived, and often most densely populated, communities.

Chris York

Yo's CEO Thinks It Will Be As Big As WhatsApp | Chris York | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Remember that really annoying app, 'Yo', that was popular for about three hours until everyone get completely sick of it? Well, it appears to be ma...

Where Is This From?

Lewis Durham | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lewis Durham

Musicians (people playing instruments), are not used much at all anymore on pop recordings or on the songs that were presented on the trending music page of SoundCloud meaning the music now comes from machines, usually with vocals over the top. Again, everyone using the same machines.

Europe's Space Odyssey Shows What EU Cooperation Can Achieve

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

None of the nations involved could have hoped to achieve this goal single-handedly. None would even have attempted it. None of the international experts who came together would ever had a chance to be part of something this complex, enriching, fascinating and, yes, just plain exciting, without the European Space Agency... It's cost us 10 years, millions of pounds and man-hours but the result of this amazing feat of European co-operation, fundraising, co-ordination and joint research is truly priceless.

Why Blogging Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Blogging is more than words and paragraphs - its a journey, for you and your followers and it one that can lead you down paths that no conventional nine to five job could ever take you. I wrote stories as a little girl but then gave up as being a writer seemed so hard. At the ripe old age of 35 I picked up my blackberry and wrote like mad...

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

The Teenage Guide to Instagram

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Suzanne Whitton

My youngest (and newly teenage) daughter, has recently developed a love affair with Instagram. Please don't judge my parenting skills, I fought diligently against any flirtation with social media until the required age, but as soon as she reached the magic '12', she was on it. As predicted, she's not been off it since.

Don't Ruin Facebook Rooms With Branded Chat Rooms

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Brands and their respective agencies keep talking about influencer targeting and marketing and getting things done for free; music to directors and investors ears. But this is the biggest mistake they've been making for years. If you are going to get things done for free; be prepared to face bad reputation and loss of revenue in the years to come.

The Unchecked White Guy

Brendon Burns | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Offended people repeating the very sentences that have offended them will always been intrinsically funny to me. It is a fart in church and I am 12. Frankie Boyle has never made me laugh harder than when his act is regurgitated by an outraged lawyer. I take a great deal of glee in the very specific type of self-unawareness involved...

Giddy for Gizzi!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Welcome to the fantastic Gizzi Erskine - now on Food Tube! In this tasty little number, DJ BBQ gives her a helping hand in the kitchen creating a wonderful Korean Fried Chicken with a sweet, sticky and spicy sauce. Yum to the power of 10, folks!