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The Miraculous Power of Technology

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
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Dr Caroline Harper

Nervous, tense, excited - there are so many words I could use to describe the emotional rollercoaster I have been on watching the first ever live broadcast of a cataract surgery from Malawi on my phone. In the centre of London, between meetings, I was in a hospital in Malawi with the expert surgical team.

The Breakup Etiquette Guide for Facebook

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Danielle Montgomery

Since the rise of social networks, breakups no longer mean 'breaking up'. The process has been interrupted by the likes of Facebook in particular, where lives are lived online and access to your ex is just a click away.

Everything You Want to Know About Assassin's Creed Unity

Andrew Edney | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestoned streets run red with the blood of commoners who dare to rise up against an oppressive aristocracy.

Wifi in the Jungle? How the Internet Reaches the World's Most Remote Regions

Luis Alvarez | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Brazilians call them the Lucky Trucks or Caminhões da Sorte. They roll into town every week and in the remote mountain and jungle villages of Brazil they're a familiar sight. Parked up in the square, these gigantic HGVs - where the lottery draws are held - also sell national lottery tickets and provide simple banking services to people in some of the country's most far-flung villages.

Video Games Could Be the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Education

Pete Low | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Low

Given the choice to play video games or go to school on any given day, my children would choose video games. So as both a father and a video game designer I wonder: could schools tap into the things that make learning so addictive in the games that my kids are playing?

A Generation of Coders? Cyber-Skilling Takes Centre Stage

Peter Armstrong | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Armstrong

This September kids up and down the country returned to school to find that alongside the traditional subjects of Maths, English and Science, three new areas of study in computer science, digital skills and IT had been introduced to the national curriculum.

A Chinese Company You've Probably Never Heard Of Is Gunning For Apple's Crown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

Ever heard of Huawei? Despite being the world's largest telecommunications company, having 2013 sales of £24.5bn and selling more mobile phones wo...

Hey Apple, Where's My Fairtrade iPhone?

Xavier Toby | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Failing that, it has the cash to at least look into making a completely guilt-free iPhone. Every hipster, hippie and hip-anything is as hooked on their Apple products as they are on extremely questionable fashions, facial hair and kale, which is just lettuce pretending to be hip, but don't tell anyone.

The Problem With Fashion and Online Shopping...

Monty Munford | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monty Munford

It's been 14 years since Natalie Massenet launched her revolutionary ambition on the world: women could buy clothes online. Online! On the internet! Who could imagine? Fast forward to 2014, and it's hard to imagine anything different.

What's Your Comfort Food?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Whether it's hours in the kitchen making the ultimate lasagne, cooking an insane burger on the barbecue with some friends, or a reviving ramen when you're feeling down...

Al Pacino Is Wrong - Mobile Is the Future for Film and TV

Adam Poulter | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Poulter

On receiving a Fellowship at the BFI, Al Pacino said: "If you put any movie on a big screen nowadays, I'll love it. I mean, who wants to watch movies on iPhones? I'm so tired of that." I too love a good night out at the cinema, but he's wrong. Sorry Mr Pacino but millions of people watch films on their mobile devices worldwide, and Video on Demand (VOD) is their preferred choice.

Be the Voice for Abused Children

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Doubt and fear of getting it wrong must play on people's minds even if they are worried. Often there are no obvious, physical signs of neglect. But if a child you know shows signs of not being fed or clothed properly, is missing school a lot or is left unsupervised and alone inappropriately for their age, we urge people to alert the professionals. I remember speaking to Claire [not her real name], one of our many fantastic foster carers. She has been looking after a 15-year-old boy who came into her care about two years ago, having suffered years of neglect. She spoke of how he looked like an 'eight-year-old' because he had been so badly underfed...

What the Human Zoo Tells Us About Online Engagement

Kajal Odedra | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kajal Odedra

The web and sites like Change.org means that people can speak out and have more impact than ever before - proving wrong the assumption that the public don't care about politics. They care about the issues that matter to them and when institutions like the Barbican are challenged - we should celebrate that disruptive behaviour, whether you agree with Sara's campaign or not.

Experimenting With Democracy: The Big Democracy Project

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

Are we asking for radical change to the constitution of the UK? No - we're asking for a truer democracy, one where everyone gets and feels involved in the creation of their community. By returning the power to change things to those that need it most, this could well be seen as a great change so the question becomes 'Are we asking for radical change?' Yes - we're asking for a truer democracy.

10 Things To Do On Your Morning Commute

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The morning commute: everybody dreads it. With the average UK employee now spending roughly 53 minutes per day (that's roughly 4 hours 40 minutes ...

Why We Need Less Gimmicks and More Ergonomics in Tech Gear

Collette Walsh | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech
Collette Walsh

With over 10 million of the new iPhone 6 phones sold already world wide, that's a lot of fingers and wrists in regular use - let's hope Apple and all the major tech companies heed the need for designs that support our joints.

If You Own A Vauxhall Car, You Need To Read This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

Car company Vauxhall has warned owners of around 3,000 models not to drive the vehicles due to a steering problem. Vauxhall said that around 3,000 ...

Want To Prove You've Got No STDs? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

STDs. Not necessarily the topic for first dates, or second ones for that matter. But it's still a topic that needs to be addressed at some point. T...

TechBikers 2014: Programmers, Trains and Bicycle Chains

Howard Kingston | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Howard Kingston

Techbikers is an awesome initiative and I can't wait to take part again next year! And the effort was all the more sweet because we were supporting Room to Read and its amazing quest to promote literacy and gender education across the world.

Rage Against the Machines

Andrea Hubert | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Hubert

I lost an old friend recently. She'd been sick for a few years, could hardly function, and in the end, we had to pull the plug. I was almost in tears - "almost" being the crucial word. Because in reality, crying over the death of your 2008 Dell Inspiron is almost as tragic as owning one in 2014.

The Best Twitter Outrage Over The iOS 8.0.1 Bug

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

Apple had a bit of a nightmare on Wednesday night after they were forced to withdraw the latest iOS update after it was found to contain a major bug. ...

This Will Make You Put Your Smartphone Down

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If, like most modern ladies and gentlemen, you are constantly switching from Whatsapp to Facebook, Instagram to Twitter, Angry Birds to Candy Crush, y...

Mobile Technology Overcomes Barriers to Financial Inclusion for Women

Cherie Blair | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Cherie Blair

Research shows that if you empower a woman, you empower a family, a community, and indeed a nation. This is because women invest 90% of what they earn back into their families' health and education, making a lasting difference. Yet while there are so many smart and hard-working women out there, many of them struggle in particular with access to banks and loans. Today, more than 2.5 billion adults in the developing world are considered 'financially excluded'. This means that they do not have access to basic financial services, such as savings, bank accounts, or credit. The majority are women.

Improving Representation of Women in Science and Engineering

Barbara Stocking | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Barbara Stocking

I am passionate about equality in the workplace. It is frustrating that many barriers still exist for young women graduating today. It is unfair for the talented women missing out on rewarding careers, and it is detrimental to the UK economy.

The Dot Dot Dot Effect

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

The three little words turned into three little dots. Ellipses, brought to us by iPhones. There was a time when we didn't feel like immediacy was required to live as normal human beings. That time has long gone. We have such a desire to be tuned in at every turn, that just seeing those dots, ergo knowing someone is replying, sends our brains into overdrive.