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To Hold Social Media Responsible for the Death of Fusilier Rigby Is Grossly Unfair

Chi Onwurah | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

The guilt and responsibility for that lies with the terrorists who committed the crime. The security services - as the name implies - have the job of keeping us secure. But there is a public consensus that anyone in a position to prevent that terrible vicious murder should have done so.

From An Air-Quality Detector To A GIF Camera, These New Electronic Devices Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Tech Design

The Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Go back in time even just a decade and the ability to design and invent your own advanced electronic devices was a privilege reserved for a very small...

This Game Will Let You Control Real People, Which Is Maybe A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Omnipresenz is a new company trying to crowdfund for a terrifying "game" in which users control an avatar - AKA a real person - from the comfort of th...

What Will 2015 Hold for Tech?

Duncan Higgins | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

Looking back, 2014 was the year of digital maturity. It's hard to believe that Facebook was only created 11 years ago and Twitter nine years ago. They've become such huge parts of all our lives and have even entered the dictionary as verbs!

5 Toys To Buy Your Child This Christmas (If You Hate Them)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Do you want to ruin your child's Christmas, or even scar them for life? If so, this is a great year for terrifying tech toys. Whether you want to f...

'I Saw Humans Walk On Mars In 1979'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

A woman claiming to be an ex-NASA employee has come forward with 'evidence' of a secret manned mission to Mars. Calling the US Coast to Coast show,...

When Treadmills Learn To Talk, The Gym Is Ruined Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

The last thing you want at the gym is someone telling you that you're running so slow that you may as well give up. So what do you do when the trea...

Black Friday Opening Times: All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Woman Fights Off Everyone In Wembley Asda For Flatscreen TV, Wins Black Friday Friday 28th November 2014 is Black Friday, the US-imported s...

Start Your Engines, Win The Ultimate Rally Experience

Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

Here’s your chance to sample the axle-grinding, wheel-churning exhilaration of the world’s toughest rally, as guests of the MINI ALL4 Racing T...

An Ultra Wide Viewing Angle And Top Colour Quality? Find Out Why LG's Latest Design Is The Top Choice For Gamers, Photographers & More

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Tech

Since we spend endless hours in front of our computer screens, the least we can do is invest in the best possible image quality out there. And since ...

Crimestoppers: Facebook on the Front Line

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

More must be done to tackle online crime, and Facebook should cooperate. But expectations of pre-emptive screening of social media content to detect threats are fantasy. Suggestions of wide-scale, pre-emptive internet surveillance probably aren't nefarious, 'Orwellian' attempts to watch our every move; but they do misunderstand what's really possible when dealing with the internet.

Enabling the Bystanders

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

If we are to enable young people in their wishes to support each other, or intervene when witnessing aggressive behaviour online, as they would if concerned in the street, we must evaluate and report appropriately online risks, and not paralyse them with nameless terrors that are not typical.

Higher Speeds Will Not Provide Us With Better Broadband

Dave Page | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Today we have come to a fork in the road in our journey towards perfect internet connections. Speed, once our facilitator, our enabler, our 'Make It Happen' man, does not help us as it once did. As a tech nut, I plumped for a 40Mbps broadband package for my home. But the truth is, my wife, two children and I could not use it all even if we simultaneously binged on high spec online content.

Why Do the Media Assume the Bishops Are Our Only Moral Guardians?

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Bob Morgan

The 'Thought For The Day' slot is often (not always) given to religious professionals of various types. Or at least there seem to be a majority of speakers from the various faiths. Other people's thoughts are not seen as valuable or moral perhaps?

HuffPost How To: Learn To Draw With Creative Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

Whether you’re starting from scratch or brushing up on the skills you left behind at school, learning to draw (or draw better) just got a whole lot ...

Flirtmoji: The Emoji Site For All Your Sexting Needs (But It's A Bit #NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's an emoji for almost everything. Had a shit day? Use the smiling pile of poo. Planning an evening with your best gal pals? Dancing showgirls sh...

Tick, Click and Hope for the Best No Longer Cuts It for Consumers Who Want Tech on Their Terms

Amanda Long | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Amanda Long

The storm over Uber's consumer privacy settings is just the latest in a growing list of concerns about the tech industry's handling of our data. From general irritation about targeted ads; to deep unease about our personal data security, to fears over the erosion of civil liberties - there is concern about who has access to data about us and what they are doing with it.

Why I Started a New Religion

Andrew Sheerin | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Andrew Sheerin

I wanted to do a religious game that showed religion in itself could be benevolent, it's just the application and interpretation that's problematic. Yet this gets stale quickly. The usual dividing lines in this argument run similar to those of gun control in the US: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people". Therefore, religion doesn't kill people, people with religion kill people. Drunk drivers don't kill people, drunk drivers who hit people and kill people, kill people... It's a facile argument that gets meaningless very quickly. The thing is, if religion really is so intoxicatingly corruptible, then it doesn't matter how great it is on paper, it's never going to have a happy ending.

Eighty Moments That Shaped the World

John Worne | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
John Worne

Eighty years is within a single lifetime of today - but for many it will feel a long time ago. The pace and scale of change in science and technology, international relations, arts and culture - and the way societies work and people live - must seem vast through the eyes of a those who have lived through them.

Reviving the Snooper's Charter Would Be Disproportionate and Misguided

Emma Carr | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

We must approach today's report with calm and thoughtfulness. We should recognise that surveillance of an entire population is both an unacceptable intrusion on our freedoms and creates nothing more than a chilling effect on free expression for anyone communicating in, or with, the UK.

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

11 questions to ask when you buy a new soundsystem

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

Before you start reading the tech specifications for high-fidelity speakers on Amazon, remember that your sound system should defer to your needs. Not...

How To Create Digital Masterpieces At The Click Of A Pen

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

The obvious answer may well be “I can’t draw”, a resignation that ended most people’s artistic aspirations at school age, literally leaving th...

Meet Ben Barker & Sam Hill, The Team Behind The Playful Hello Lamp Post Project

The Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

Designing ‘playful’ systems doesn’t sound like terribly hard work; in fact designing systems for enjoyment and recreation rather than for a seri...

The Nomadic Team Of Azusa Murakami And Alexander Groves Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Design

Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

Studio Swine, (a.k.a. Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) are a nomadic design studio who travel the world in search of vernacular designs, wh...