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Anarchy: A Story "Written by a Thousand Hands"

Sophie Bauer | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Bauer

Anarchy is a story "written by a thousand hands" that is aired through weekly episodes on France 4. A team of 15 scriptwriters got the ball rolling on Thursday with the serie's first episode. From now until the 18th of December it is up to Anarchy's viewers to craft the plot and to shape each and every character, red-herring and gag.

Mobile Phones Drive Women's Economic Empowerment in Developing Countries

Sevi Simavi | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Tech
Sevi Simavi

Businesswomen in developing countries face countless barriers on their path to economic and social empowerment. However, SMS on mobile phones can literally transform lives as it is a cost effective and efficient way to deliver information and skills to women entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Conquering App-Weary Consumers to Capitalise on the Wearable Device Market

Gary Calcott | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

App weariness is born, in part, of the sheer volume of applications available across all the devices we use every day. In this saturated market, most people will tend to download the applications they are most familiar with or the ones given the most positive reviews by peers.

The Doctor Will Tweet You Now

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

It also goes straight to the heart of the debates concerning privacy and surveillance in the digital age, and the risks that future digital services do not promote self-management, but, at best, foster an intrusive nannying that does not improve well-being.

Why Branson Should Not Quit

Michael Rundle | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

In a few days time millions of us will crowd into cinemas and watch a millionaire Hollywood actor pretend to bravely explore the stars. But as Virgin Galactic has shown, space is not easy, and the journey there will not be without loss. Let's keep pushing for small victories, and make our way slowly - but surely - to the future.

Gadgets Are the Only Gift Worth Giving This Xmas

Michael Rundle | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Let's tech the halls and rediscover the meaning of this Holiday Season: syncing cables, account passwords, software updates and blinking screens in the pews at midnight mass. Because the only gift worth giving this year has a USB charging port.

A Stream of Technology and Humanity, and the Case for Cognitive Corporations

Jim Prior | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech
Jim Prior

Yet big business has a fair number of dystopian detractors too, with plenty of people intent on believing that corporations are out to corrupt humanity and that the very notion of a large commercial enterprise is an inherently bad thing.

When Two Heads are Better than One

Andrew Carr | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

To be competitive, firms need to streamline processes, raise productivity and meet targets. Yet real innovations often demand a little time dawdling in the slow lane, thinking rather than ticking boxes.

Vive - It's Chatroulette Without the Willies

Darryl Morris | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech
Darryl Morris

That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.

The Queen Sends One Tweet, Gets Trolled

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK

The Queen has been told to "f*** off and die" after being targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet. It came as she passed a t...

The Digital Rites of Passage

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

One of the most interesting observations of life in the digital world was made recently by young people participating in an excellent youth-led inquiry into cyberbullying. They highlighted the difficulties of emerging from the anonymity afforded them on children's sites to complete transparency on social media in the teenage years, interacting under their own name.

Get Safe Online

David Emm | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Many people assume that they won't fall victim to an online attack, but anyone could be a victim to cybercrime. So, this week is one where we can all take stock of our online behaviour and make sure we are not becoming complacent.

Should Retailers Be Scared of the Amazon Store?

Robert Hocking | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Hocking

I just don't think Amazon can live up to its own expectations when it comes to the bricks and mortar store. Amazon has perfected the art of ecommerce, taking away the risk of buying stuff online, and making it seamless, accessible, and low priced. While it does ecommerce exceptionally well, retail experience it does not.

GamerGate Highlights the Worst of Human Nature Online

Claire Lim | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

GamerGate has become an online movement that has spawned a torrent of despicable behaviour, despite what it first set out to achieve. Equality and freedom are virtues that every human being should have and live for. I fail to understand why anyone would abuse someone for simply believing they should have the same rights as everyone else.

Would Terrorism Disappear Without Media Coverage?

Jake Warren | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Jake Warren

Terrorism and the media have a symbiotic relationship, without attention a terrorist act remains confined to it's immediate victims. However, with the oxygen of publicity from the media and with intention of sating public demand for information and sales, this coverage can actually result in effective propaganda for the perpetrators of such acts.

We Must Embrace the Future or Our High Streets Will be Consigned to the Past

Intelligence Squared | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Technological progress won't wait for planners to help capture this wind of change, it'll happen regardless. But it won't happen everywhere and wouldn't it be better if technological innovation was nurtured and supported to help revitalise high streets that have lost their way and become symbolic of a desperate Britain lacking in confidence?

Snap Happy - 5 Incredible Photography Gadgets

Georgie Barrat | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Bridging the gap between old school Polaroids and phone photos the Impossible Project is a portable photo lab. Place your iPhone on the instant Labs tray and your Polaroid snap will shoot out the other end. But here's where it gets clever.

WATCH: Fancy Watching A Gig A 35,000 Feet?

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Award-winning band Rudimental and Gorgon City are taking to the skies to perform live during the inaugural flight of the new Virgin Atlantic 787, whic...

Facebook's Incredible Video View Stats Are Great News For Publishers, Here's Why...

Chris York | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Chris York

Facebook recently released a fairly astounding statistic - the social networking behemoth has passed1 billion video views a day. So what does it mean for publishers like the Huffington Post? Is it worth missing out on click-throughs by uploading directly onto Facebook rather than a link to our site?

It's O-Fish-Al, Bart van Olphen Joins Food Tube!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Just four months ago, Bart started The Shortest Cookery Show on Earth on instagram. Cramming exciting recipes, shot in striking locations (in the middle of the Wadden Sea, on a house-boat in Amsterdam, on an Alaskan ice-plain, in a fishing boat off the Maldives) into just 15-seconds - we're not squidding!

Children and Tech: We're Making a Mess of It

Geraldine Bedell | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Geraldine Bedell

British children are among the least confident and creative online of any in Europe. They are also the most monitored and restricted, according to the prestigious EU KIds Online project*. The implications are alarming: personally hampering and potentially economically disastrous.

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

Four Ways to Use Social Media to Eat Like a Local on Your Travels

Marianne Stenger | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Marianne Stenger

Locals usually hold strong opinions about where the food is good and which places should be avoided, and whether you're looking for fine dining, classic local dishes or no-fuss street food, having some insider knowledge will ensure a more authentic dining experience.

Why I Quit Facebook And You Probably Should Too

Sarah Moyes | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Moyes

It's not a decision for everyone, and I still know lots of people who love the site. But maybe this has given you something to think about next time you find yourself upset over something you've seen. Or when you realise that you've wasted an entire evening comparing yourself to the people from school that you really don't care about any more.

iPhone 6 - Does a Bigger Screen Mean Bigger Ads?

Tej Rekhi | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

The new 4.7 inch screen is one of the iPhone 6's main features. Not only is it bigger, it also has higher resolution, with 38 percent more pixels than the iPhone 5s and curvy glass that meets seamlessly with the aluminum back to make the phone look slimmer.