UK Tech.

We'll All Soon Be Able To Shop Our Instagram Feeds

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Style

The new Instagram update is about to turn your favourite app into a virtual shopping centre (we can almost hear our bank balances draining). There ...

12 Reasons to Cheat With an E-Book

Kim Chambers | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech
Kim Chambers

In spite of the threat to my IQ and sleep quota, I've shed all guilt of cheating on print books. I'm afraid that e-books are here to stay and I suspect eventually a large number of us will also ditch print in favour of e-books. Here's why I've converted.

The Toilet Flush Direction Myth Solved In One Simple Video

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

Toilet flushes and bath drains have perplexed the human mind for a long time. A significant number of us appear to have our shower thoughts consum...

Pluto's Moons Are Acting Like A Group Of Drunken Teenagers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

A demoted 'planet' and its moons appear to be having a bit of a boozy time. Researchers from the University of Maryland have a published a paper in...

Creepy New App Will Talk To You Like A Real Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana appear to have some competition. SoundHound, known for providing music identification services, h...

Science Can Now Regenerate Entire Limbs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, scientists have produced an entire limb complete with veins and muscle, in the lab. The artificial rat limb is an exciting...

Amazon Launches Kids' Tablet (And Will Replace It For Free If Kids Break It)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

Let's face it, your child probably knows their way round your tablet better than you do, so Amazon's latest release could be just the thing for them....

Is Using Google Cardboard for the Classroom Anything More Than a Gimmick?

Rachel Jones | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

There is an opportunity to broaden horizons here, but in many ways it emphasises the distance away from these magical places, rather than revealing what children would need to do to have greater social mobility and experience them in the real world.

IdeasTap Legacy Continues Through Partnership With Hiive

Ciarán Burke | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ciarán Burke

Having this partnership in place will encourage IdeasTap partners to continue offering opportunities for creative people through Hiive. We have in place a platform that is already supporting and nurturing creatives through employment and educational opportunities.

One In Four Tweets Are A Hoax

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter has got to be one of the world's best rumour mills for fake deaths, births and other life events such as getting a third breast implant or sha...

Logging Into Your Email Using Just Your Brainwaves Is Now Possible, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Passwords have become a common cause of woe in our hyper connected world of multiple accounts and devices, partly because of our inability to remember...

The 'Work/Life Merge'- It's Official. Friend or Foe?

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

Our work and home life are no longer two separate entities. This merging of worlds has been made possible due to mobile technologies and portable WiFi, so whilst we may be out of the office in body, we're still there in mind.

This Brain Altering Gadget Quite Literally Zaps You Into A Good Mood

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Achieving calm in the eye of a storm usually takes some serious mental power and even then, it's not always possible. Well a new gadget Thync, whic...

Fair Trade Organic Cocaine and Other Delights From the Dark Net

Steve Loynes | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Loynes

Updated morality questions, such as whether it's the webcam girls or the punters that are being manipulated, are easy enough to understand. That the dark net offers a safer way to buy drugs (that'll only be purchased on street corners otherwise) creates far newer moral dilemmas.

Understanding the Importance of Universal Digital Suffrage

Chi Onwurah | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

In the 19th Century the Tories finally came round to the idea that universal suffrage was a democratic prerequisite. As change is happening more quickly, we shall seek to make them understand the importance of universal digital suffrage in the next few years.

Akon Wants To Bring Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Akon's to do list just got a little longer. Aside from being an award winning producer and RnB singer, he's now hoping to provide electricity to 600 m...

India Arrested A Pigeon Thinking It Was A Spy. No Joke.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

India has reportedly arrested a pigeon from Pakistan after suspecting it of espionage. We're not making it up. The pigeon that broke the Internet....

Ironically, The Only Thing That Breaks A Tesla Is A Massive Bolt Of Lightning

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

The general principle of car manufacturing is that a vehicle should not be destroyed by the very fuel it is running on. Indeed with electric vehicles,...

A Gay Man Discusses Dating in the App-Age (Part One)

Harvey Wilks | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Break up with boyfriend? Go straight to the App Store, download Tinder, Grindr, Happn, Hinge, Scruff and any other of the veritable cornucopia of dating apps and try and source a fresh one. Right? Hmmm.

This Inventor Is No Patent Troll

Patrick Racz | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Racz

You'd never know from reading the headlines and the one sided reporting, that a real inventor with a legitimate claim for willful patent infringement was behind the case of Smartflash LLC v Apple Inc. Many readers will be aware of the old adage "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" but in this case the real story and the facts are probably far more interesting than the myth being proffered by Apple. Patent Troll... screamed the headlines around the world, after we soundly defeated Apple at trial, won a unanimous verdict for willful infringement and a Jury award for $532.9million.

Want to Get Out of Your Head?

Peter Lamont | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Lamont

We are not brains. We are people with bodies. The brain, by itself, is somewhat limited. It can't breathe. It can't eat. It can't see or hear. It can't walk or talk, smile or kiss, laugh or cry, have sex or raise children. There are all kinds of things that the brain can't do, but you can do, because you are not a brain.

Building an Apple Watch App: An Insider's Guide

Anthony Eskinazi | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Eskinazi

The Watch is especially valuable in situations where efficiency is of the essence - whether that's keeping track of incoming emails during a meeting, checking transport information whilst on the move, or extending your parking if you're running late.

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks The Internet With New Twitter World Record

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner has broken a world record after gaining more than a million Twitter followers in just four hours. The achievement comes after she r...

The Future Of Surgery Is Terrifying Micro Robots Tearing Your Gut Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're squeamish look away now. Scientists at John Hopkins' have come up with an alternative way to perform colon biopsies (as seen in the above...

The Rise of the iParent: Five Tips and One Rule for Kids and Technology

Vivien de Tusch-Lec | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vivien de Tusch-Lec

Allowing your kids screen time is a bit like formula feeding, or putting your kids in daycare. A very persuasive part of our culture practically forbids it. And if you ignore this advice your child will suffer emotionally from the impact, and probably grow up behind bars.