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Kanye Out-Kanyes Himself With Mark Zuckerberg Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Kanye West has penned another string of erratic posts on his Twitter page, in a new saga that name-drops the Grammys, Walt Disney and Facebook creator...

Some 'Idiot' Shone A Laser At A Plane And Forced It Back To Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech

A plane bound for New York had to return to Heathrow Airport after a laser was shone at the cockpit. The Virgin Atlantic flight doubled back as a "...

Digital Billboards Get Tactical to Help Find Missing Children

Neil Morris | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Neil Morris

Sounds obvious, but the Digital Out of Home (DOOH) advertising medium is no longer just about digital "posters". Whilst moving image has had a profound effect on outdoor media in terms of visibility and impact, digitisation has also brought with it a new agility, transforming a traditional paper and paste offering into a connected, reactive, live and interactive platform - this is where it gets interesting.

Shane Warne Believes Humans Evolved From Aliens. No Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech

Shane Warne has proposed a strange theory about where humans came from. The 'I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' participant told a fellow conte...

How Technology Ruins Your Love Life and What to Do About It

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

An appalling 75% of women say that their digital devices ruin their relationships and intimacy. Conflicts within the couples, higher rates of depression and lower life satisfaction is the price we pay for staying connected all the time. Alarmingly, younger people are even more likely to report tension in their relationships over technology use.

All Branches Lead to Darwin

Philippa Brakes | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philippa Brakes

He knew that behaviour was an important player in the evolutionary game. He was also aware that not all behaviours were inherited and some appeared to be acquired (learnt from each other) and he noted that some behaviour may be beneficial to the group rather than the individual.

Online Dating Is Closer To Arranged Marriages Than You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Tech

"I never thought in my life I would get an arranged marriage," James Masih tells the Huffington Post UK. The Londoner met his wife, Kiran Masih, after...

Why I Don't Think I'll Find Love on an iPhone

Matt Horwood | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Horwood

What's worrying is the way that the likes of Tinder and Happn have drained the depth out of the art of conversation. Creating a trivialised space where we can play 'shop', but with actual people. I still find it odd that Tinder tells me to 'keep playing', as though my love life is some sort of gay Temple Run.

Smartphones Fly as Tablets Take a Nose Dive

Jason Mander | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Once upon a time, tablets could do no wrong. Ownership and usage rates were growing dramatically, new models were flooding the market and the smaller screens of smartphones were being seriously criticised. Tablets were the must-have devices which combined the functionality of laptops with the portability of mobiles.

Don't Let British Pupils Be Disconnected From the Digital Classroom

Patrick Hayes | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

This survey of a representative sample of 1,204 schools across the UK found that 30 per cent of primary schools were under resourced when it comes to having a basic broadband connection, and almost half didn't have sufficient Wi-Fi. In secondary schools the picture is a little better, but not by much.

Top Blogging Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Colyer

From the outside world it can seem simple- they post a few words and opinions, a few images and hey presto- prestige is achieved, freebies are sent to review, and you have brands everywhere looking for collaborations. This is not true. And I would advise anyone who is thinking of starting a blog to really research the work before going in to it half-heartedly.

Call of Duty Versus History

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

History shouldn't be treated in such a shoddy way by any medium. Games developers like the makers of Call of Duty use history to try and make themselves look intelligent, but by weaving a loose interpretation of history into mundane plots they just end up producing lame conspiracy theories which dooms their plots from being interesting right from the start.

Bill Gates Dancing At The Windows 95 Launch Is Peak Geek And Is Truly Glorious

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech

Video footage of Bill Gates dancing at the Windows 95 launch has given Twitter a wonderful reason to smile again. Tech journalist Owen Williams pos...

Bodies, Brains and the Political Incorrectness of Falling in Love

David Bainbridge | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
David Bainbridge

At a book festival a few months ago, I claimed that the evidence suggests that we underestimate how important a woman's intelligence is to men who are seeking a life-partner, whereas we overestimate how important a woman's breast size is. Over the coming days the UK press translated this into 'Cambridge Professor Says Brains More Important Than Boobs"...

Mark Zuckerberg's Response To That Racist Tweet Shows Facebook's True Colours

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is 'deeply upset' by a controversial tweet posted by one of his board members, which suggested that India was better off un...

Bitcoin Could Be the Saviour of 'Meritocracy'

Eleanor Moss | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Our current economic system faces many problems. In 2007 we went through a major crash, for reasons way beyond most people's understanding. Interest rate setting, the Libor scandal, the subprime mortgage scandal and many other such activities, demonstrated a calamitous manipulation of the economy in their own interests by a bunch of 'financial experts' in suits.

Dispatch from the Front Line of a Tech Start-up

Matt Lacey | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Matt Lacey

It's been a really interesting experience watching the process at close quarters right from the beginning when it was just an idea right through to it being Jamie's full time job with trips all over the world to test and construct hugely technical equipment in China.

Can We Help Children Manage Their Online Lives?

Rachel Jones | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

The survey found that amongst 13- to 18-year-olds, 96% were signed up to social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Whatsapp. This to me isn't surprising at all, although I do find the inclusion of FaceBook interesting, as in my experience, children tend not to use this platform as much as the other social media apps mentioned.

How Scared of Death Are We Really - and How Does It Affect Us?

Jonathan Jong | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Jong

Our reluctance to talk about death is often taken as evidence that we are afraid, and therefore suppress thoughts about it. However, there is little direct evidence to support that we are. So what is a "normal" amount of death anxiety? And how does it manifest itself?

Man May Be First Ever To Live Stream His Own Murder

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

A customer who was shot dead in a Florida strip club appears to have live-streamed his own murder, in what would be the first of its kind. Marvin ...

A Facebook Director Believes 'Poor Brown India' Was Better Off Under Colonialism

Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

A member of Facebook's board of directors has incurred India's wrath after posting a tweet suggesting the country was better off under colonial rule. ...

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

Jude Law Just Took Promoting A Car To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

Jude Law surprised guests on Tuesday night as he made an appearance at a fan event. Billed as a 'new immersive cinematic experience' the event s...

NASA Explains What The 'Alien Spire' On The Moon Really Is

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

Alien fans have finally been given a scientific explanation for the mysterious "spire" they spotted on the moon. NASA scientist, Dr. Noah Edward Pe...

CyberWinter Is Coming!

Guy Goldstein | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech
Guy Goldstein

We are today faced with a grave danger posed by the rise of the machines. Between today and 2022, according to different but converging estimates, one supercomputer somewhere in a civilian lab will reach the theoretical calculation power of the human brain.