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Scientists Might Soon Divert Lightning With Giant Lasers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have created a laser that can travel long distances without losing power. Inexplicably they have not suggested this technology could be ...

Towels Are Doomed: The 'Body Dryer' Is Here.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Towels - fluffy, warm and comforting. But this can all too soon become scratchy, damp and slightly mouldy-smelling if you're not careful. What the ...

Bet You Can't Guess What This Globe Is Made Of

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Left alone with thousands of matches and a lot of spare time, most people will inevitably construct a massive pyre and watch the whole thing burn. ...

North Korea's Space Agency Logo Is Both Familiar And Hilarious

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows the most important thing when creating a successful space agency isn't money, rockets or a plan to reach Mars - it's a funky logo. S...

This Pilot Just Upped The Selfie Game Stakes

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

The race for the best selfie taken by a pilot mid-flight (and therefore the best selfie possible) is hotting up. Last month this chap was way ahead...

How Early Should Our Kids Be Coding?

Juan Lobato | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

So far, 2014 seems to be the year that coding hits the mainstream news agenda. Earlier in March, we saw a huge push to get coding onto the curriculum and into the workplace, with Education Secretary Michael Gove announcing that this year was the 'Year of Code'.

Selfies Have Matured From Sheer Narcissism

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Yes, selfies started as a self-indulgent form of expression - the embodiment of vanity. But now they are being tapped up for their commercial and comedy value. Put simply, they make people laugh (at themselves and each other) and, in doing so, they boost donations for worthy causes.

Net Neutrality: The Battle to Preserve the Open Nature of the Internet

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
European Parliament Web Team

Some 41% of Europeans experience difficulties watching a video on a mobile device and 37% via a fixed internet connection at home due to speed limitations or the blocking of content, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in February.

OKCupid Wants Mozilla Users To Switch Browsers Over Gay Rights

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Dating website OKCupid is attempting to steer its users away from using Mozilla Firefox over a gay rights issue. Visitors using the web browser see...

Google Are Hiring A Pokémon Hunter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

Google are hiring a Pokémon hunter. Kind of......

G+ Introduce 'Auto Awesome Photobombs with David Hasselhoff'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

And the award for our favourite April Fools' Day gag goes to... G+ pulled an absolute blinder with this, posting on their blog they were going ...

Would You Take An After-Sex Selfie?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who roll over and fall asleep straight after sex and those who get their iPhones out ready to captu...

Will The iPhone 6 Be An 'Air' Version?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

As ever with Apple iPhone rumours, none of them can be confirmed but that doesn't stop people having a pop at imagining what the next one might be lik...

Want To Shoot 2K On Your Smartphone? Now You Can.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

A new app promises to let iPhone users shoot video in 2K, film-quality definition. Ultrakam - which works on the 5s, 5c, and 5 models - produces iF...

An Actual Football Manager Ruined My Life

Sarah Moyes | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Moyes

For some odd reason, people seem to think I am actually David Moyes or they just assume we're related, with most thinking I'm his daughter (who looks nothing like me). Most of the tweets were pretty harmless before this week, and usually just asked me to sort out the team. However what's happened since Tuesday night has been completely unbelievable. I'd heard about trolling before and I was bulled in school, but I have never ever experienced anything like this...

The Customer Is King in the Internet of Things

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Recently David Cameron announced that the UK government will invest a further £45 million in the Internet of Things, sparking renewed interest in a topic that has captured the imaginations of gadget-fiends worldwide.

Does Innovation Mean Complexity? True Genius Brings Simplicity

Brendan Flattery | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

We've all faced 'feature creep' - the often overwhelming new choices and functions of our shiny new technology that can baffle, confound and occasionally distress us. But not all technology or innovations needs to perplex us. Sometimes we smack our foreheads and say "wow, I never even knew I needed this, but it will change my life."

Science Production Company Screenhouse Gives Leg Up to Women

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

A wide range of women took part in the course at Imperial College. Most were active research scientists, working in fields as diverse as nuclear fusion and molecular biology. Some were tech startup bods like me, and there was even a science lawyer thrown in for good measure.

Can Computers Replace Doctors?

Eddie Chaloner | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech
Eddie Chaloner

Few things are guaranteed to annoy a doctor more than the suggestion that he or she can easily be replaced by a machine - surely, we argue, a computer can never replace the subtlety and complexity of medicine - yet this is exactly what some technology experts are suggesting will happen in the near future - can they be right and should we be worried?

How Realistic Is Pinball Arcade From System Three?

Andrew Edney | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

One of the first digital titles for the PlayStation 4, Pinball Arcade, has just been released as a physical title, which includes the Challenge Pack - and I wanted to see just how good the pinball table recreations were.

Apple Wants $2 Billion From Samsung

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech

Apple and Samsung are at it again. The long-running dispute between the two tech giants relates to patent infringements and has already cost Samsun...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pictures Leaked, Looks Rather Familiar

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Pictures purporting to be of the soon-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 have been leaked online although you couldn't tell as it looks pretty much t...

Poland Have Built A Stealth Tank

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech

Poland just built the coolest tank ever. Not only does the PL-01 look like something out of a computer game but it's also a stealth tank. This m...

Sydney Looks Incredible In This Amazing 'Miniature' Film

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Take a minute out and be transported to the paradise that is Sydney in this amazing video from Filippo Rivetti. Tilt and shift videos have become p...

'Killer Robots': A New Era of Warfare?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LARs). This emerging breed of technology will be able to select a target, aim and fire with no intervention from human beings beyond programming and deployment. War could be about to get a lot cheaper, a lot less bloody... and a lot more frequent.