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The Case for Apprenticeships - By Someone in the Know

Rachel Appleby | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Appleby

I would never be where I am now if it hadn't been for my apprenticeship. Not only has it given me skills, confidence and the opportunity to work with some brilliant people, but it's also highlighted to me a real problem that needs addressing...

Just A Chap Shooting Flame From His Wrists...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

You may have already heard of Colin Furze - he's the eccentric chap who built a jet-powered bicycle, fully retractible Wolverine claws and 'Magneto Sh...

The Latest Floppy Disk Drive Song Is Glorious

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

The humble floppy-disk drive - once consigned to the dustbin of history, but now enjoying a comeback in a rather unexpected way. Hitch enough of th...

Chris York

London Is Full Of Zombies. Seriously... | Chris York | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

You may not be aware but there are quite a few zombies that hang around near Wembley Stadium. Seriously. Well not quite but there are a lot of dedi...

NASA Release Stunning Pictures Of Apollo Astronauts Training For The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

NASA has released a fascinating set of pictures detailing Apollo astronauts training for missions to the moon on the side of a Hawaiian volcano. The i...

Anonymous Is Preparing A Cyber-Attack On The World Cup's Sponsors

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous is preparing a cyber-attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil. In what could be a dramatic protest agai...

Vogue Confidential: Headspace

Vogue UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue UK

"If we are connected to that place, then the violence and all the things we're seeing in the world would not make sense," continued Huffington. "With mindfulness in schools and the movement in corporations, it gives the most stubborn of sceptics proof. There is no trade-off between productivity and achievement in taking the time to connect to this place."

Winter Is Coming: Is the Rest of the World Tech Ecosystem Keeping Up With Silicon Valley?

Paul Lees | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Silicon Valley, the world's leading place for high-tech innovation and development, has been home to many of the world's largest technology corporations since the 1940's. Several generations of start-ups to exit companies which have generated huge amounts of revenue have led to investors re-investing due to its success.

Bringing the Future to Life

Phil Smith | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Phil Smith

Today the Internet is considered a basic human right - a far cry from the functional communication tool it started out as, some 25 years ago. Since then, the network has played an instrumental role in transforming industries, empowering individuals, winning elections and even revolutionising nations.

Telecoms Giant Gives Tories Another £100k. Still Not Paying Tax.

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have come under fire for accepting just over £105,000 from telecoms giant Lycamobile, which has not paid corporation tax in Britain since ...

The Star Wars Effect - Big Budgets and Tax Breaks Drive Growth in VFX

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

I'm not sure if you got the memo, but Star Wars is coming to London. As JJ Abrams sets his Star Trek phaser back in its holster and trades it in for a lightsaber, the UK is preparing to play host to Disney's new franchise, and the government's new tax break incentives for the creative industries are a big draw.

This Young Entrepreneur Just Raised $6 Million, Will Her Business Clean Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Cleaning is a hassle isn't it? It's not easy, let alone affordable, to hire someone to do the job for you, but for those who can spare the expense, a ...

Should I Get Sober Online?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There is nothing scarier or more liberating than people typing out verbatim everything we have ever felt about our drinking. Even the stuff we won't say out loud. Especially the stuff we don't say out loud. Because if we didn't say it then how do they know?

Why #BringBackOurGirls Isn't Just Another Slacktivism Campaign

Asher Wren | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Asher Wren

Unlike hashtag campaigns that have come and gone before, #BringBackOurGirls has unified a global audience and, apart from a microscopic percentage of Boko Haram supporters, the whole world is behind the message, if not the means, of the campaign. Hashtag campaigns about everything from Orca captivity, to gay marriage, to Invisible Children; even the #YesAllWomen hashtag have all divided national and global opinions (rightly or wrongly) where #BringBackOurGirls has united the world's population in solidarity.

Nuisance Calls Are Like Moles, Knock One on the Head and More Appear

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The most bizarre thing just happened. I sat down to write this blog on nuisance calls, and I received a PPI text message.

The Might of the Data Specialists

Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns

Many European industrial companies consider themselves to be well prepared for the digital transformation. But what they are underestimating is that the USA, with their software and data competence, now have the chance to reclaim a leading role as an industrial venue.

Grid Autosport Interview With Toby Evan-Jones of Codemasters

Andrew Edney | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Bandai Namco along with Codemasters will shortly be releasing Grid Autosport, the latest game in the Grid franchise, and I recently had the chance to talk to them about all things Grid.

Data Scientists and Chief Data Officers - Fact or Fad?

Sean Farrington | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

When a new job title is created and introduced to an organization, the immediate response is typically a combination of apprehension, confusion and sometimes rejection. It's not unusual for people to scrutinize the role, question the business need and worry about how it will affect them.

Online Ad Fraud: How Much Does It Really Cost Advertisers?

Tej Rekhi | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

If advertisers used the tools available to them, and focus more on prevention, rather than reaction, they would be in a better position to weed out fraud. The goal is to verify that their ads appear on quality sites with content relevant to the brand.

The New Intellectual Property Act 2014 Criminalises Copying of Designs

Andrew Tibber | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

After being trailed in the Queen's Speech last year on 8 May 2013, the Intellectual Property Act has received Royal Assent, and become law, just over a year later on 14 May 2014.

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

Australia Needs a Killer App

Alex Malley | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

How do you develop a culture of innovation? This is the question vexing governments the world over as they struggle to harness the potential of changes in the global economy and seize the opportunities of technological and biomedical advancements.

How Does Today's Technology Bring Families Back Together?

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

This week (26th May to 1st June) marks National Family Week. Backed by all major political parties and over 200 national and thousands of non-for-profit organisations, National Family Week is designed to bring families together through a programme of fun activities.

Cannes 2014: Transforming Data - From a Buzzword Into Brilliant Ideas

Victoria Fox | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Earlier this year, Senta Slingerland, Director of Brand Strategy for Cannes Lions came to talk to M&C Saatchi Group. It was a great insight into what was winning at Cannes 2013 - and why. Again and again, the same themes cropped up; Purpose. Story-telling. And data.