UK Tech.

The Northern Lights Lit Up Britain Last Night And It Looked INCREDIBLE

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

Parts of Wales and Northern England were treated to a spectacular sight last night as the Northern lights cast its glow across the dark skies. Fore...

Safe Harbour Ruling Demonstrates Yet Again That This Government Has a Black Hole Where a Data Policy Should Be

Chi Onwurah | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

We need the Government to lead on data. But it is afraid that a strong data framework will prevent it selling off our data to reduce Government costs. The Government is risking our long term data future for short term political gain. It is afraid that if it stands up for the safeguarding of our data, we'll see its hands are already in the till.

We Are Living in the Golden Age for Geeks

Alan Grant | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Alan Grant

It's time to appreciate how good it is to be a geek right now because, not to end on a downer, it will eventually come to an end. The grip that Tribe Geek has over the popular culture will slip eventually and we will be forced to look backwards with our trademark nostalgia.

Our Robotic Overlords Are Only As Clever As 4-Year-Olds But Just Wait...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial Intelligence can be a subjective term. However, researchers have now quantified just how intelligent machines could be. When scientists ...

Nothing To See Here Just A Fighter Jet Landing On A COUNTRY Road

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

Country roads and fighter jets rarely meet. That's because neither is designed for the other. However, a Swedish fighter jet pilot has changed this...

Airbus' New Patent Might Put Us Off Flying Ever Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

One of the leading airplane manufactures, Airbus, has filed a patent for a new seating arrangement that would literally see passengers piled on top of...

This Guy's Name Is So Odd Facebook Didn't Think He Was Real

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

A 30-year-old Londoner has reportedly found out the hard way that Facebook places great value on names. 'Something Long And Complicated,' (yes that...

The Deadly Art of the Selfie: How the Front Camera Became a Serial Killer

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Gabriel Samuels

I remember a time when we all thought selfies were just a bit naff. So ingrained have they become in everyday parlance and culture that it's hard to believe they've only really been this popular for roughly three years.

A Green Economy Will Lift Us All - But Cheats Like Volkswagen Still Stand in the Way

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Solar and wind power, however, are not only the best way of generating electricity, they are also the best way of generating jobs. There are 17.5million positions being created worldwide by the solar and wind industries alone - dwarfing the jobs disappearing in oil, gas and coal.

UN Expert Casually Warns That "Killer Robots" Could Become A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

"Killer robots" or autonomous weapons could become a real threat if the UN continues to delay negotiations around autonomous weapons. Currently, t...

Why a Text From Your Vagina Will Be Gratefully Received

Jessie Thompson | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jessie Thompson

Quite frankly, I have no desire to display to the world that The Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh is currently playing on my personal jukebox, and I'd like it if every fourth Tuesday I didn't have to walk around filled with fear and disquiet because the painters are in and I'm wearing camel trousers.

Drone Enthusiasts Be Warned, A UAV Operator Just Got A MASSIVE Fine

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. national aviation authority have slapped drone operators SkyPan with a $1.9 Million fine for allegedly operating dr...

This EPIC Drag Race Is Another Reason To Love Electric Cars

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

Petrol cars just got told. Well to be more specific, the Tesla Model S just took on a Walkinshaw Performance W507, which runs on petrol. And the ou...

Tech Nations Need Tech Mayors - Vote Now

Nick Farnhill | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Farnhill

A Meta Mayor Meet up also appeals. A quarterly event hosted at alternative locations around the country and designed to further deepen regional relationships and inspire everyone involved.

Edward Snowden: GCHQ Can Take Over Your Smartphone Even When It's Off

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden has said the UK's intelligence agency has a suite of programmes that would allow it to take over our smartphones even when its off. ...

Reddit's New Website Doesn't Live Up To Its Name

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

The front page of the Internet is set to create a new website dedicated to distilling its reams of content into snackable, news-like form. But unli...

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

Instagram CEO Says Apple Is The Reason We Can't Free The Nipple

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has blamed Apple for the app's strict policy on nudity that has in the past allowed them to ban posts showing female nippl...

Diary of a Digital Detoxer

Minnie Stephenson | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech
Minnie Stephenson

I decided it was time to go phone-free and enter a digital detox rehab retreat. I was going for a Five News 'story'. In truth, from the enthusiasm my editor, Cristina, sent me out the door with, it was clear she thought I was desperately in need of going cold turkey.

In Case You're Wondering, This Is What NOT To Do When Your Flat Catches Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

A Japanese man accidentally burned his apartment down while livestreaming content on the video platform Twitch. The man, who was seen lighting a ci...

Fascinating Time-Lapse Reveals BA's 787-9 Dreamliner Being Built

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

If you've ever sat on an aircraft and wondered how on Earth they are assembled... Look no further. British Airways has released a four minute time...

Pioneering Scientists Just Won The Nobel Prize In Medicine For Fighting Deadly Infections

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

The 2015 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three scientists for discovering groundbreaking treatments fighting malaria and inf...

This Super Simple Phone Offers A Calmer Life, But It'll Cost Over £200

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

Smartphone notifications can take over our lives. They have the ability destroy "me time," a work-free night out with friends or a simple half-an-hour...

These Idiots Learnt The Hard Way That Airbags AREN'T Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

Airbags are usually meant to increase safety. In a car, the white bags could be life-saving. However, a group of friends who decided to play with d...

Straight Thinking and the Paris Climate Negotiations

Chris Rapley | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Rapley

By focusing on the scientific facts, the initiative misses an essential point - that information is only one factor - and generally a weak one - in influencing thoughts and convictions. It is the accompanying rhetoric - the skillful exploitation of language - that shapes the messages received and drives audience reaction.