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Personal and Anonymous Social Networks Gain Ground on Facebook and Others

Monty Munford | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

The science of Dunbar's Number is one that most of us are unfamiliar with, but the number itself is one that people in social media know very well. That number of 150 alleges that these are the maximum number of people or friends that a person's brain can deal with.

Open Data and Hacking for Social Good

Farez Rahman | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Data aggregators and directories are important roles in the ecosystem. There is so much data out there, that it's hard to keep up with what is available. Additionally, you want to ensure that the data feeds you want can be integrated with your existing data with minimal effort.

Information Junkies and Discerning in the Digital Age

Michelle Holmes | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Holmes

While its true that technology has the ability to and is expanding our consciousness and our reach and access when wanting to obtain, explore and digest information this also gives us the scope to become information junkies - encyclopaedias with an opinion and the ability to churn out a fact about everything and anything.

Robots 'More Intelligent Than Humans In 15 Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

Normally predictions of robots becoming sentient beings more intelligent than humans can be dismissed as wishful futurology speak. But when the per...

Solar Storms 'Behave Like Suopernova'

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists studying coronal mass ejections (CMEs) have found similarities between the surface of the Sun and supernova in a giant nebula thousands of ...

Facebook's Dead User Profiles Set To Remain Public

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

After much deliberation Facebook is changing the way in which it treats the profiles of deceased members. Up until now a 'memorialised' page could ...

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As Kiev erupted into violence this week, the world's media made its way to the city's makeshift morgues and, once again, made record of a country taking democracy into its own hands. There has been no end of dramatic imagery emerging from the city, but perhaps the most moving piece to resonate around the world was the YouTube video I Am A Ukrainian, which made post-grad student Yulia the voice of a country in two short but powerful minutes. The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook may have been the big financial and tech news of the week, but arguably it was Tinder that deserved the headlines. In a certain Russian town, the dating app saw a 400% increase in users in the past seven days...

Weekend Shopping: Covetable Tech Covers

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

With the news buzzing about WhatsApp's sale to Facebook, my thoughts turned to tech accessories. As a devoted Apple fan, I make no apologies for the extreme bias towards items that fit their products in my selection below although most pouches can also be used for other tablets, as well as in place of a regular clutch bag to pop your phone and other bits into.

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Broadband - Not Always the Speed You Would Expect

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

A full fibre optic connection into the home is the future and there is no doubt of that. But with coverage in the UK standing at under 0.1% (FTTH Council Europe 2014 figure) we are a long way from embracing what is seen as the ultimate destination for broadband.

Clouds Will Make Us Invisible

Dr. Peter Cochrane | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Peter Cochrane

First: social clouds will see all the activities of social networking in virtual space translated into real space. If you know someone virtually and they drift into your real space, our mobile devices recognise this and flag the situation. It will be irresistible not to meet and greet!

Could You Really Fall in Love With a Computer Operating System?

John Oswald | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Oswald

But could anyone really fall in love with a piece of software? It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but, the truth is, much of the technology the film depicts is already with us. And scenarios like this might not be that far off. 'Love' is perhaps a metaphor for the kind of dependency or symbiosis we're heading towards.

Is It Possible to 'Ghostblog' for a Leading CEO?

Mark Hillary | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I have been blogging now for over a decade. In fact, I have watched blogs mutate from the original form of 'web-logging' that was just like keeping an online diary to the present-day where most people get their news about the world from blogs.

WhatsApp Deal Shows Facebook Chasing Dominance, Not Relevance

Gavin Megaw | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Megaw

The fact that a company with a mere 32 engineers in its workforce can be valued at $19bn - more than Twitter when it went public - is extraordinary. But it is a clear guide to the power that digital media tools hold.

A Rant About Facebook Ranting

Lucy Robinson | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Lucy Robinson

When a friend writes a Facebook rant it is as if they are vomiting, quite deliberately, all over your day. It starts like this:I'm sorry but... And it ends like this:..Right. Rant over!!!The 'Rant over' is, in many ways, more offensive even than the rant itself.

Innovation as a Key Growth Ingredient

BG Srinivas | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
BG Srinivas

These positive market conditions are leading many executives to consider what they can do with more and seriously consider the ways in which to future proof their organisation - so they are not blindsided by future market blips. For many the answer to this is innovation.

Why BYOD Belongs in the Financial Director's In-tray

Sarah Coombes | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

While it's clearly an IT issue, BYOD is increasingly creeping onto the FD agenda; in part given the implications for procurement and claims from Cisco, among others, that BYOD reduces the overall cost to business.

To Avoid Special Surprises on Social Media, Curate, Don't Control

John Coventry | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Coventry

Cursory lessons all round this week on Social Media - as two quite different organisations trying to assert too much control of their message end up losing control of it entirely.

The Payment Services of the Future

Peter Veash | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

With the emergence of nifty payment services following customers online and on their mobile, the retail bank of today must work harder to make its branches digital destinations that cater for a different type of consumer.

How to Handle a Data Dispute

James Jones | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
James Jones

We always actively encourage people to review their credit report. Doing so means you are in a good position to have a complete picture of your credit commitments and can help you present yourself in the best possible light to lenders.

This Man Produces Electricty From Your Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Laurence Kemball-Cook is a 28-year old green energy whiz who latched onto an innovative green source of energy: our feet. While at university, Kemb...

Tinder Was Giving Away Your Exact Location Last Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Tinder - a brutal dating app, but one that removes the "do they, don't they" awkwardness of approaching people in real life while keeping people at en...

This Is Possibly The Closest To Magic You Can Get

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Mix iron filings, laser toner liquid, cooking oil and iron filings together and what do you get? Ferrofluid, otherwise known as the probably the cl...

New Military Drone Is Terrifying Cute

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Drones - sleek, silent, terrifying bringers of death from the skies. Usually. But sometimes they look like this... Gizmodo have pointed out it...

These Funky Vs Are Actually Sand Dunes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

No it's not s tacky 70's wallpaper design these, are in fact sand dunes on Mars. The distinctive shape - reminiscent of Star Wars Starfleet logos a...

LOOK: A Classic BBC Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Facebook has snapped up WhatsApp for a hefty £9.6bn. Big news, sure, especially if you're a founder or employee of the messaging service. But i...