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Will E-mail Be Extinct by 2019?

Barry Whyte | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

There are two sounds that remind me of technology in the 1990s. The screechy noise of a 28.8k modem exchanging hellos with your pay-per-minute ISP and that AOL voice (Siri's mother?) speaking to you on those rare occasions you received an e-mail.

This Is Why The Government Thinks It Can Snoop On You Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

The government has highlighted the legal loophole that, it argues, allows Britain's security services to snoop on everything you say on Facebook, Twit...

Why We Need to Admit Social Media Isn't Making Us Happy

Angelica Malin | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angelica Malin

I think all this social media is making us sad. For two reasons: firstly you cannot escape being connected to the world. Have you ever questioned the rise of the 'read' message on iPhones? Everything from iMessage to What's App has an ability to see whether or not your message has been read; it's a way of phone companies encouraging us to be constantly in contact, constantly within reach.

What Is Epilepsy?

Christophe Bernard | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christophe Bernard

Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder after migraine. It affects 1-2% of the world population. Thirty percent of patients with epilepsy are resistant to treatments. But what is a seizure? This question has been an enigma for patients, their relatives, researchers, and doctors for centuries.

Singapore Twitterati Reveal the Island-Country's Best Kept Foodie Secrets

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

There are many reasons to go to Singapore. In fact, there are so many that people are now moving out there in droves to live the expat life. The No.1 reason to at least visit the city-state is food. Eating is a big part of the Singapore lifestyle, because anything you decide to order is bound to taste incredible.

Banning Cab App Uber In London Would Be Hard, Says BoJo

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned that it would be "difficult" to ban the controversial cab app Uber, which has angered taxi drivers so much that they last wee...

YouTube Is Refusing To Remove Footage Of Brutal Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

YouTube has refused a request from the Egyptian government to remove footage of a violent sexual assault in Cairo. Egypt asked the video giant to t...

David Hobbs

LOOK: Nissan Sets All-Electric Record At Le Mans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Hobbs | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Sport

Nissan made history at Le Mans with its revolutionary ZEOD RC recording the first ever all electric lap of the 8.5-mile circuit during the morning war...

See Through the Eyes of Jamie Oliver With Google Glass

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

With a tiny camera embedded, Google Glass allows you to see through the eyes of our talented Essex boy as he prepares a simple Summer Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Have the Black Cabs Borrowed the Music Industries Rule Book?

Stephen Canning | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Today London's streets were the scene of a black cab drivers revolt as they striked in London in protest at Uber - a new transport app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs.

E3 2014 Show Conferences in a Nutshell

Alan Boiston | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Alan Boiston

The enormity of expectation of the E3 Conferences never fails in producing a fever-pitched audience. The hype, the buzz of excitement that fills the air waiting for new multi-million dollar franchises to be revealed. That wave of excitement is renewed every year as we see new hardware or new developments pushing older hardware to previously unattainable levels of performance.

What Does the Digital Future Hold for Brands?

James Root | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Root

So whilst many businesses will need to clean up their act, the key question is; what does the future hold for content? How can brands ensure they avoid penalisation, whilst delivering engaging content that's of value to users?

Facing Up to the Reality of Eating Disorders and Social Media

Harriet Pavey | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Pavey

Social media fuels the epidemical nature of the quest for the "perfect" body for summer that sweeps across the country. With Instagram's salad obsessed, Twitter accounts devoted to fitness and 'I wish I could look like this' captions, and the disturbing "thinspo" hashtag, the "summer body" infiltrates our lives.

Black Cabs Cannot Stand in the Way of Innovation

Simon Walker | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Simon Walker

The Cabbies may be right. Transport for London, which regulates taxis, has asked the High Court to rule on whether the business model is illegal, a claim which Uber strongly rejects. But if anyone thinks that a court judgement will be the end of it, they are sorely mistaken.

Look Who Doesn't Like Controversial Cab App Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

As London prepares for gridlock today due to 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber, Katie Hopkins has stepped in to lend her suppor...

Uber Opens Pandora's Box

Helen Goulden | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

It's all over the news; today London's Black Cabs are staging a protest against the introduction of Uber; a smart phone app that allows you to book private vehicles on-demand to get from A to B across the city. New York, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, it's a battle that's being played out in cities across the globe. And it's not pretty.

AI and EG: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Reports on Eugene Goostman

Thom James | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Thom James

Most articles that have been written in the past few days have referred to Eugene Goostman as a "supercomputer", or a highly complex form of AI that we have never seen before. Something that will truly advance technology. Something that essentially, is smarter than a human being. They are wrong.

Football Fever: Will the UK's Broadband Keep Up?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This month will see international football fever dominate media headline and the social lives of football followers, with millions of us across the globe tuning in to watch one of the world's biggest sporting events.

The Other IT From Another Europe

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

In addition, computer and IT education from kindergarten to university studies was fundamentally revised. Basic understanding of the operation of computers and information networks became as normal as reading and writing.

Big Data Might be Mainstream, But That Doesn't Mean It's Being Used Well

Jim Manzi | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jim Manzi

One of the most important roles data now plays is as the basis for business decisions. When deciding whether to remodel a store, offer a new product, increase marketing investments, or change store hours, executives no longer have to guess if the their customers will respond positively to the change.

Apple's New Niche Is Privacy

Graham Barlow | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Barlow

When Apple released its first iPad in 2010 it had a pretty obvious advantage over its competition - there simply wasn't any. Sure, Microsoft and friends brought out the first Tablet PC way back in 2002, but nobody wanted one. It was clunky, ran Windows and had a stylus.

Why You're Unlikely To Find A Black Cab In Central London This Afternoon

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Central London will be brought to a standstill on Wednesday by a procession of 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber. Transport ...

Is Social Media Making Us Unhappy?

Owen Lee | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Owen Lee

The tech boom has revolutionised how we live our lives in countless ways, one of which being that we're constantly plugged in to the internet and able to communicate with each other. However whilst this state of "hyperconnectivity" gives us access to more information and people than ever before, is being constantly contactable making us happy?

Forget 'Mobile First': Are We Heading for a Mobile Only Banking World?

Tony Virdi | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

The speed at which the mobile market evolves is staggering. We have seen disruptive technologies such as the tablet really change the way we interact and go about our daily lives in recent years, both as consumers and within business.

The Onward March of Analytics

Mark Braund | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Analytics as a discipline, using information gathered and stored in a digital format, has increased in scope enormously over recent years and will continue to play an ever greater role in all aspects of business life in the years to come. In this series of articles we will look at the impact of big data and analytics on business, competitiveness and career development.