UK Tech.

This Is The World's Lightest Metal And Yes, It's Resting On A Dandelion

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Tech

Metal made of air sounds like a material from a science fiction film that will never cross the boundaries of reality. However, Boeing has unveiled ...

The New Emojis Have Got People Worried For All The Right Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Tech

Campaigners have raised concerns around a new batch of proposed emojis that includes a hunting rifle. A spokesperson for InferTrust, an organisatio...

How Much Screen Time Should a Child Have?

Lucy Gill | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

I don't want this post to imply that parents shouldn't worry about screen time. To the contrary, I think excessive screen time is one of the biggest new risks facing children today. The evidence is very clear, children who spend excessive time glued to screens and don't as a result have sufficient time to spend in active or social play in the real world tend to suffer.

My Name Is Natasha, I am 21 Years Old, and I, am a Technoaddict

Natasha Colyer | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Tech
Natasha Colyer

My Mum recently showed me some photos of her and her family and friends when she was younger. These were all beautifully placed in an album, laughing, beautiful shots that are great to look back on and revel in the memories.

This Drink Driver's Video Is A Lesson In How NOT To Use Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Tech

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with Driving Under The Influence after she (stupidly) livestreamed her drunken driving on Periscope. Whitney B...

Bridging the Gap: STEM Subjects Are NOT Just for Boys

Emma McGuigan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Tech
Emma McGuigan

With Ada Lovelace Day upon us today (an international celebration of the achievements of women in the STEM sector), what better time to rally together and promote these inspirational figures, especially as 77% of the girls we surveyed felt that the science and technology sector lacks high-profile female role models.

Top Dogs Throughout UK Revealed

Caroline Kisko | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

Dogs are part of the fabric of British life, but some dog breeds are more likely to make it into our hearts and homes than others - and it seems that Instagram is the latest social media craze to impact on the type of dog that we are choosing.

Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We to Real AI?

Jodie Tyley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

In spite of most of the general public appreciating the incredible engineering that goes into AI, the technology itself doesn't have the best public image due to the constant threat it represents in sci-fi films. People really are worried that AI will one day take over the world and wipe out the human race.

These Eight Work-Life Balance Apps Will Transform Your Business and Life

Romy Grace | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Romy Grace

It is possible to transform your life and business with the help of some incredible apps. We've scoured the app store in search of some of the top apps that can make a positive difference to your work-life balance.

The Bombing of Safe Harbour: What Now for Data Transfers to the US?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Safe Harbour decision was adopted by the European Commission on 26 July 2000. It recognised that US companies could ensure an "adequate level of protection" for data transferred from the European Community to the US by self-certifying to adherence to Safe Harbour Privacy Principles issued by the US Department of Commerce.

Screen Time to Teen Time: How the Parenting Toolkit Keeps Evolving

Jo Nilsson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Nilsson

At home our parenting toolkit on technology has been around 'set times' for access and a ban at mealtimes and bedtimes. Indeed we seem to be in the majority there with 80% surveyed saying they don't allow screens at bed time and 67% removing them at meal times.

From Bendgate to Batterygate: The iPhone Falls Victim to Scrutiny (Again)

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

With great power comes great responsibility, to your fans and loyal customers. And, boy, are Apple's fans loyal. But with such popularity comes the negative stuff too, scrutiny and criticism. Apple has tackled this well - showing integrity with a timely and detailed(ish) response. It's quite unusual for Apple to comment at all.

Western Tech Can't Succeed Everywhere in the World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I was overwhelmed - and very surprised - by the number of homegrown tech brands in South Korea. After a short while, it became apparent that despite the emphasis on English taught in schools, it's not widely spoken in the country.

Inventing the Future: Why Elon Musk Is Lightyears Ahead

Matt Clifford | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Elon Musk is one of the folk heroes of modern entrepreneurship, so his new biography by Ashlee Vance has got a lot of attention. It's a compelling read and Vance has done an excellent job of tracking down anecdotes and input from everyone from junior SpaceX employees to Larry Page.

Should Hackerspaces Replace Libraries?

James Coe | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The value of hackerspaces is that they, like traditonal libraries, democratise educational tools. Developing an app or editing a video at home requires hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds worth of investment. This is an obvious hurdle for many people looking to innovate.

Police Helicopter Captures Stunning Footage Of The Vulcan's Last Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech

On Saturday crowds gathered near Manchester airport to bid the Vulcan Bomber goodbye. The Cold War aircraft was flying over the north as part of it...

I Reluctantly Practised the Science of Happiness for a Week - And It Works

Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

This week, I tried something I have not done before. Everyday, I made it a point to find five good things to think about at the end of the day... Finding five good things may not change the colour of your day but it could help you get on a less negative train of thought and maybe one day, we will be quicker to see silver linings.

Nitya Rajan

'The Single Greatest Illness Affecting Mankind' Is Not All In The Mind | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Tech

"I became terrified of everything, afraid to eat, and convinced the baby would die…” Dr. Rebecca Lawrence is a psychiatrist who found h...

Desperately Seeking Inspiration

Jared Joffe | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

Wake up to the blaring noise of an alarm clock; jump out of bed and rush to the shower; eat something quick and convenient in the car; speed through the traffic and drive aggressively in order to arrive at work on time.

It Ain't What They Call You...

Rebecca Toman | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Rebecca Toman

Facebook's "real name" policy is in the headlines. The policy limits individuals to one account each and requires that those accounts be held under their "authentic identity." The policy has its advocates and its detractors; their opposing views neatly distil the tension between freedom of expression and privacy that is such a feature of modern life.

Why Voice Search Is Key to the Future of Mobile (and Facebook)

Jason Mander | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

That Facebook is betting big on mobile voice search is a sign of how search behaviours are set to evolve. Already, 80% of internet users have a smartphone and, in many demographics and markets, mobiles have moved ahead of PCs/laptops as the most common or important way of accessing the internet.

This Gun Owner's Post On Facebook Got Reported For All The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech

Steve Elliot was a gun owner who, following the horrific mass shooting that happened in Oregon on 1 October, wrote a public post taking a stand agains...

Mars' Ancient Lake Could Hold The Key To Life On The Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has confirmed the presence of ancient lakes on Mars, which could have existed long enough to support life. The space agency said its latest st...

So, NASA's Big Pluto Announcement Is More Beautiful Than We Thought

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has unveiled a stunning image showing off Pluto's blue sky. Yes, that's right a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt. “Who would have expected a b...

Defeating Earth's Gravity: It All Comes Down to Money

Doug Millard | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech
Doug Millard

Today, we still send humans into space, but the next big challenge will likely have to do without the big bucks of the first space race: whether the mission is to send people to Mars or perhaps to reconnoitre an asteroid.