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Bullying Disabled People Is Never Ok - But It's Even Worse When You've Got 8.7Million Fans Watching

Lisa Egan | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

If Takei - or one of his friends or relatives for that matter - was just trying to do the weekly shop and stood up for a second to grab a bottle of wine to serve with lunch, and ended up being a joke that 8.7million people were laughing at: I wonder if he'd still find it so funny?

Fitness Apps Are Terrible For My Health

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Fitness apps are ruining my health. It's bad enough that I'm regularly bombarded with signs on the tube telling my I'm not taking enough of every vitamin ever created. So why on earth would I voluntarily submit to this guilt-ridden abuse via my smartphone as well?

Logged On - And Turned Off

Harry Hitchens | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hitchens

I was fresh-faced, 16 and in the closet when I logged onto Grindr for the first time. If my girlfriends were to be believed, all the best-looking men are gay - so surely a world of gorgeous, tanned hunks with god-like torsos were only a click away? But what did I find?

Secrets of a Summer Scorcher

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

We had some pretty decent weather in July 2014, making it the 8th warmest July in our national records, and it was also sunnier than average. It might not have been as warm as last July (3rd warmest) or indeed July 2006 (1st), but it's interesting to note that this July was the eighth month in a row with warmer than average temperatures for the UK. Will this warmer weather last for August, and could we get another scorcher?

Why I Am Taking Legal Action Against Google

Max Mosley | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Max Mosley

The High Court has ruled the pictures illegal. Google refuses to take straightforward technical measures to stop them being displayed on its search engine. In a society with respect for the rule of law, that is clearly wrong. The point is a straightforward one: should Google be allowed to refuse to take measures to stop illegal images being displayed? Or should they have to respect the law and the courts as is the norm in all civilised societies? I believe that it's time for Google to learn that with great power and wealth comes great responsibility, not immunity from the rule of law.

It's Not Like My Breasts Get in the Way of the Buttons

Alice Whiteoak | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Whiteoak

It was during a cooperative online match of Mass Effect 3 (one of my favourite online games from the last few years) that I was reminded that I was a girl. Not that I had necessarily forgotten that I had to sit down to wee, but I had forgotten that my sex could be an issue.

One % Practice, 99 % Facebook

Matt D Ryan | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

It seems we are no longer assessing our self-development by self-inquiry but by the amount of blue thumbs up we get on our status update. When our sense of worth is hinging on social media, it's time we think about quitting. I mean, what the hell is going on here?

Segway Riding Dogs Are Now Walking Their Owners

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

It's happened - the balance of power between dog and man has dramatically reversed. On the streets of Chengdu, China, the first victim of this terr...

Are We Losing Sight of Reality in an Increasingly Virtual World?

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Kleeman

We are completely and utterly addicted to social media. Hours go by as we scroll aimlessly through our newsfeeds, stalking the Instagram pages of beautiful celebrities we've half heard of and tweeting about our lunches... Why? Because social media is wonderfully clever.

Print It and They Shall Come: 3D Printing's Growing Influence in Unlikely Places

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

I'll take a medium-rare burger with a side of fries and a Coke. File, option, print--and you're soon enjoying your desired meal. Okay, it's not quite that easy yet, but the idea of being able to print out food like the Star Trek replicator is just one of the many applications of 3D printing technology that's coming closer to reality.

Russian Group Hacking: What We Know and What We Can Learn

Gary Newe | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses... Nowadays hackers actually get more value out of personal information as opposed to credit card details. In fact, one article even points out that Twitter account information is of more worth to a hacker than their credit card.

Does Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' Exist?

Christian Toon | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Can companies relax about personal data and consumer fears? Not in the slightest. We may have a better understanding about the benefits of sharing our data with the brands we love, but that does not negate their responsibility to protect that data.

Turkey's Women Tweet the Last Laugh

Kat Lister | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kat Lister

Over the last month, thousands have taken to social media to campaign against Arinc's controversial speech by posting laughing selfies. When Turkey's Deputy in command says laughing is unchaste, he's raising the gender equality stakes ever higher and out-of-reach.

What Are the Rules of Digital Etiquette?

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Tech
Lindsay Pattison

The former chief executive of The AA, an incredibly successful and insightful man, once said that there was no decision that couldn't wait until the morning. He was renowned for insisting that all phones and BlackBerries were turned off in every meeting and especially in the evening if in company for dinner.

This Is Why You Should Always Look Out For Cyclists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

Horrifying footage of a cyclist's collision with a car as it pulls into his path has been posted online. The video - simply entitled 'WTF.' - shows...

Green IT - Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Roger Keenan | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

We are faced with a double-edged sword as the more we develop, the more energy we need and the more pollution is produced... the IT industry has a role to play in maximising the efficiency of energy use and making sure we do everything we can to fight back against climate change.

Identity Protection Still a Taboo for Most British Users

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alessandro Bonzio

"Your entire life is online... and it might be used against you"... The UK has one of the worst records in Europe in terms of cases of identity fraud. In 2012, as many as 25 percent of British citizens claimed to have been a target of identity theft at least once in their lives.

Internet Trolls: Mind-Numbing Onslaught of Sadists

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The internet turned out to be the most democratic space which can be accessed by everyone who can use a bit of tech to better their lives and knowledge base... Suicides, depression, anxiety, and humiliation - all these and more are associated with the internet, what with some people using it to vent their sadism out.

Will Social Media Activism #FreeGaza or #BringBackOurGirls?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

Is public engagement on social networks, and the gathered momentum produced in involving oneself with social media campaigns enough to bring about change? Can we expect a brief flirtation with a trending hash tag or a concerted online debate with others to bring about seismic change?

The Internationalisation of Press

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Barry Whyte

Only in the past couple of years have the rise of digital networks really facilitated the internationalisation of press... Not only are consumers reading online newspapers in growing numbers, but interestingly, their primary online newspaper is increasingly likely to be based in a country other than their own.

This Is Actually A Game Available In Google's Play Store

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

A game entitled 'Bomb Gaza' has been freely available to download from Google's Play store for nearly a week. The Android mobile app requires playe...

'Sorry Your Broadband Doesn't Work, That'll Be £190 Please'

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

Thousands of people are finding themselves locked into unsuitable contracts or hit by cancellation fees when they try to switch, mid-contract, in order to get a better service... Frankly, if you're not getting the service you signed up for, why on earth should you keep paying for it?

Cloud and Data Analytics in Sport is the Difference Between Winning and Losing

Sam Seddon | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Seddon

Fans want to get as close as they can to the sports they enjoy and innovation in cloud and analytics technology is helping create a better fan experience than ever before. Today, sports fans can access real-time information on the sport of their choice on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 4

Chris Saunders | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

You can't force people to buy your book. And begging is just embarrassing. In the most basic terms, you have to get your book in front of people who might like it and persuade them that they need to buy it.

Chat: A Serious Business

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

While Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and the like are locked in an arms race to help users send photos and videos with increasing speed (and discretion), one London based startup is looking to capture a more niche part of the chat market: sending money.