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A MacBook Selfie Stick Is Everything That's Wrong With The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn and Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

What's the biggest social crime you can commit with a piece of technology? Checking your phone at the table? Taking a picture at a gig with an iPad? ...

How Would You Like Your Burger?

Adam Fisch | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

I was recently musing with a good friend I work with about some of the stranger implications of printing food, which led us to talk about how it might impact vegetarians or religious groups who have strict dietary laws like Halal and Kosher.

Are Wearables Helping the Right People?

Chris Spencer | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Patients with heart conditions, diabetes, or asthma, for example, would all benefit from being able to track their own health data and share this with their GP to improve care - particularly from a preventative perspective.

How to Deal With Trolls Online

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Amie Cadwallader

With the positive of social media comes the negativity of people trying to upset you and bring you down. The important thing is to figure out the best way to deal with trolls and how to make sure that you deal with it in the best way possible.

Five Myths About Fighting Child Sexual Abuse Material

Christian Berg | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

It was to fight this evil that NetClean was formed in 2003 with the aim of making use of the latest technical inventions to stop the spread of CSA. However, despite being in operation for more than a decade there still exists misunderstandings about the technologies available to do so.

NASA's New Pluto Image Shows Off Its Mysterious Features In Stunning Detail

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

Pluto's mysterious plains have been put under the spotlight again as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured another stunning image of the dwarf plane...

Data Centres - The Backbone of Mobile World Congress 2016

Roger Keenan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Mobile World Congress. Every year tech aficionados and journalists from the world over flock to Barcelona to find out what they should expect from the technology industry in the near future. 2016 hasn't been any different.

Communications That Include Us All

Devi Clark | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Devi Clark

When it comes to people with additional needs, everyone has their unique set of needs and abilities. Filisia addresses this by offering full customisation of the hardware and software and numerous activities, so users can pick what suits them best.

UFOs And Aliens 'Have Visited Earth' According To This US Navy-Whistleblower

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

UFOs and aliens have visited Earth a former US Naval officer has claimed. Speaking to the Express, he said: "I have never seen a UFO or ET or alien...

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

Pro-Test: A Decade of Difference

Laurie Pycroft | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK
Laurie Pycroft

Ten years ago today, on a cold Saturday morning in Oxford, I was standing in Oxford city centre watching hundreds of people congregate to rally - not against - but in favour of constructing a new animal research laboratory at the University of Oxford.

More Jet, Less Lag: Can the Human Charger Help You Get Over Jet Lag?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Tony Wrighton

For my most recent trip I vowed to avoid this push/pull entirely. This timezone hop would be different, I vowed, then set out to stack the deck a bit. I've tried all the basics and even some of the not-so-basics, but then I stumbled on Human Charger and its claims of massively curbing jet lag...

5 Types Of Facebook Posts We'll No Longer Have To Awkwardly 'Like'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech

Hurrah! We no longer have to awkwardly respond to mundane, overly-emotional, or downright embarrassing Facebook posts with a one-dimensional "like". ...

Fighting Crime Online: How Law Enforcement Agencies Are Working to Keep Citizens Safe

Russell Haworth | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Tackling the broader cybercrime challenge needs an orchestrated response. I wanted to highlight three ways in which law enforcement agencies are working with each other and other organisations (including my own) to tackle the real and very present danger represented by opportunistic and organised criminals online...

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

From Prisoner to Programmer: What Can the UK Learn From Silicon Valley?

Suzanne Ashman | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Suzanne Ashman

Unsurprisingly, we must look to Silicon Valley for the new, cutting-edge innovation. Or more precisely, to the hills overlooking the bay, which are home to San Quentin, California's oldest prison. To put San Quentin in a UK justice context, it would be a category A prison - it's home to 699 death row inmates.

Please, Square-Enix, Don't Put Mini-Games in Final Fantasy XV

Daniel Williams | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

FFIX isn't as bad because some of the mini-games, such as button-mashing 'X' a thousand times in a row for the 'skipping' mini-game, are simply impossible and not even worth the effort. Hunting for 'chocographs' in the 'Chocobo Hot & Cold' mini-game is slow and time-consuming, but necessary to get some of the best equipment in the game.

Video is Driving the Increase in Social Sharing: How to Get Involved

Melissa Davis | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

Have you noticed that you can now add video to virtually every social platform? Both Instagram and Twitter have added it where previously only stills were an option and although there are time limits on the videos that you can upload to these platforms, it's these snippets that are getting the most likes and shares.

Another Passenger Flight Is Targeted By A Laser Beam Near Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

A British Airways plane was targeted by a laser beam as it approached London Heathrow Airport on Monday evening, police have confirmed. Officers ar...

How to Design a Card Game - A Few Tips from a Game Designer

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Glance at any news coverage and you'll see the US presidential elections dominating it. It's on a lot of people's minds as it determines who will (arguably) be the most powerful person in the world.

Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Benefit Us All?

Miguel Milano | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

This idea has really resonated - since then, through all the news about oil prices, tech shares and financial uncertainties, it's continued to gain traction among business and political figures as well as economists.

Five Top Ways to Build Twitter Followers When You're Just Starting Out

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

Building a strong base of followers is the aim of most businesses starting out on Twitter. For most, starting out with zero, that's more than a bit daunting. But it's often just a matter of time and using the right strategy.

London Fashion Week AW16 - Challenging Traditions and Embracing the Modern Digital World

Richard Dodgson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

London Fashion Week AW16 is only just kicking off and already we have witnessed some historic transformations. As technology and social media have become increasingly prominent parts of our daily lives, the way in which we interact with brands is changing and the fashion industry is being compelled to respond.

Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard 'Otherworldly Music' On The Dark Side Of The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Tech

Previously unreleased recordings have revealed the crew of an Apollo space mission heard "strange, otherworldly music" on their radios while on the "d...

Crowdfunding Take A Bow: UK Now A Worldbeater For Start-Ups

Nicola Horlick | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Nicola Horlick

Of the remaining £881 million of business lending in 2015, the report estimates that loans were made to over 10,000 SMEs in the UK. The top industry sectors lent to were manufacturing, engineering, transport, utilities, finance and retail.