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So Mr Miliband, Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg and the rest - come and join me in the week long digital switch-off

Dave Wallace | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why don't we have a period of total switch off? A week of total digital detox. There I've said it. This Damascus-like conversion follows my digital detox over the New Year with my family. It was awful at times but there's no denying it helped our mental wellbeing.

Samsung TV Listens to Users. We Have Lost the War

Pat Higgins | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Pat Higgins

Your telly does not care whether you are happy. Nor the people or programs who will listen to the words spoken in front of your telly. They do not care whether you're happy either.

Why is Facebook Such a Strong Platform for Online Scams?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

These types of scams often prey on users' curiosity by deceiving them into clicking on posts that either promise alluring prizes or exclusive content that can only be accessed if interacted with socially.

The Pebble Smartwatch reviewed: One month in

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

I only bought the watch to fill in the tech gap until the Apple watch which I am certain is going to be a game changer, I believe it will create a market like the ipod did, and the reason I think that is because the Pebble gives you a glimpse of how a wearable device like this could improve day to day without actually delivering entirely.

Want Real Pay Equality? Then it's Time We Stopped Over-tipping Women

Sean O'Meara | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Do you double the tax? Split the tip between server and the captain? How much do you deduct if the server is female? All legitimate concerns for the considerate diner.

Time to Think Big About Big Data

Oliver Daniels | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Oliver Daniels

The Magna Carta would spell out how we are going to put the user back in control and hold industry, researchers and governments responsible for realising that goal. But the Magna Carta is not just a document designed to protect individuals. Big Data has a lot to offer society.

Government Chief Data Officer? We Need an Army of Data Analysts

Simon Dennis | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Dennis

By 2020 there will be 56.000 jobs across the UK for big data specialists, yet over three-quarters of big data positions are currently described as difficult to fill. Crucially, using data in public services is about achieving efficiencies, and that is key for any future government.

Is the Bulk Interception of Data Worse than Mass Surveillance?

Richard Stacy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

It is highly unlikely that the people charged with supervising our security services have any idea how algorithmic surveillance works. It is also highly unlikely that the people at GCHQ are going to enlighten them.

Online bullying: We Must also Consider Children who Bully Others

Deanna Neilson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Deanna Neilson

The best source of help for children in these situations is usually their parents. Whether your child is being bullied or bullying others, it's important to know what's going on in their lives you so can help address the issue and any potentially larger problems behind it.

Leading Brands Set Their Sights on Older Adults, So Should You

Ian Spero | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Ian Spero

Employing more mature celebrities to endorse products in a world saturated with pouting teens and seductive twenty-somethings, is evidence of a growing trend of brands readdressing an affluent market which is feeling misunderstood.

Rights for the Digital Teenager

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Yet managing risks for adolescents is hardly a new state of affairs. Anna Freud noted that it was very difficult for us to help teenagers, partly because of our wish to forget our own painful embarrassments that are an inevitable part of those years.

So Mr Zuckerberg, Just What Isn't Appropriate on Facebook

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I get that it's 'Zuck's house and what Daddy says under his roof goes. Don't like it, go rent a room at Twitter. But since then it seems rules on belfies, topless blokes and creepy graphic posts of wounds have all been given the green light and my feed is fecking full of them. And it's bloody grim.

What in the Name of All That's Baffling Is 'Minecraft'?

Chris Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

I'm a 40-year-old man and I'm about to play Minecraft for the first time. I'm doing it for you, for me, for all of us that have no rational idea of what it is, what it does or what it means. Is it Adolf Hitler's second, more 'downtime' book? Or some trending subterranean hobby that they're all psyched about on the QVC channel? From the look of the screen in front of me, no.

Where Will Technology Be in 2020?

Roger Keenan | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Data outages are already crippling for businesses and consumers alike, but imagine the impact of a cloud failure in 2020; cars losing control, smart homes crashing and no access to your personal data. An IT apocalypse.

Why Super-Fast Broadband Matters

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

I seem to find it impossible to turn on the TV at the moment without seeing an advert for super-fast broadband. The move to a faster Internet has been a priority for successive UK Government's, as well as other countries around the world. So, why is so much effort - and money - being invested in this infrastructure?

Why Do Hotels Still Charge for Wi-Fi? Enough Is Enough

Sarah Willingham | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Willingham

It seems as though these big hotels just assume that everyone is claiming on expenses so they can get away with charging guests to use their Wi-Fi. It is very arrogant and completely unacceptable.

Five Password Tips for Better Small Business Security

Mike Foreman | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Ever since the commercialization of the World Wide Web in the late '90s, passwords have been a front-line security method for doing business online. Yet, despite huge advances in technology, password practices for the majority of people have not evolved that much.

Using Lots Of Emojis Is Good News For Your Orgasms

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech

Grab your phone and take a look at your past text message conversations - filled with emojis? Then congratulations, you are having great sex. And l...

If The US Navy's Scary Firefighting Robot Went All 'Terminator' It Would Drown Us All

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

A prototype robot that uses sensors to put out fires has been showcased by the US Navy's Office of Naval Research. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefig...

Soylent Movies: Could Netflix's Use of Data Analysis Create 'The Perfect Film'?

Nathan Crouch | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nathan Crouch

While the outcome doesn't have to be viewed with such a pessimistic slant, it brings up further questions about the ability in our current technological age for companies to pinpoint so specifically what people want before they themselves are even aware they wanted something.

Redefining the Engineering Brand

Roma Agrawal | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Roma Agrawal

It's clear that engineering's brand is holding our profession back and could be putting off the brightest young minds from joining us, man or woman. Our poor image is based on the misconceptions people have of what an engineer does and how they should look.

Technology: Bubble or Boom?

Martijn de Wever | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Martijn de Wever

Back in the nineties companies were founded based on just an idea with no revenue stream - today technology has improved the lives of all of us from getting a taxi, renting a holiday home or sharing your favourite moments with anyone in the world.

To Kill a Mockingbird and the Humanity of PR and Marketing

Jonathan Welsh | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Welsh

It is no reverse anachronism to state that Harper Lee did not need to undertake an SEO campaign to boost amazon rankings of her novel in the past 15 years, and there's no content marketing case study from 1955.

You'll Soon Be Able To Play With Katy Perry On Your Mobile

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

The mobile gaming wizards behind 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' have announced a new game featuring Katy Perry. The app will include the pop superstar...

Gatekeepers of Dark Social Report Rapidly Growing Power of WhatsApp

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

All in all, it seems there's yet more evidence in the social media ecosystem that WhatsApp sharing is growing rapidly.