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Tim Peake | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Peake

Tomorrow Tim Kopra and I are going on our EVA (extra-vehicular activity). We have been preparing for this specific spacewalk for weeks in space, and months before that on Earth. However, to undertake an EVA actually takes several years of training. We have spent many hours working in our spacesuits, 'floating' in the largest swimming pool on Earth with a Space Station mockup. We have used virtual reality headsets to re-enact our operations and trained for the worst case scenario of becoming detached from the Space Station but I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.

The Time is Now: The NHS as World-Leader in Digital Health

Peter Hames | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech
Peter Hames

For the NHS to succeed in this quest it needs to harness the qualities that make it great and steer clear of its greatest weaknesses. It relies as much upon what the NHS chooses not to do as the things it does. Here are three things I believe the NHS could do to effectively promote a thriving digital health ecosystem, whilst saving money and improving quality care.

A Widow Is Suing Twitter Because She Thinks It Helped Isis Kill Her Husband

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tamara Fields lost her husband when members of the Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on a Jordanian police training centre in November. She ...

Fitbit Frenzy

Kathryn Berens | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Everyone is wearing a Fitbit. Everyone that is except me. I am not wearing a Fitbit and nor shall I in the foreseeable future. I am not even a "bit fit" so it probably is not the gadget for me.

We're Not As Scared As We Should Be About The 'Snoopers' Charter'

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

The 'Snoopers' Charter' is confusing, worrying and for many, just jargon so to try and clear this issue up I chatted with Richard Anstey, EMEA CTO at Intralinks, a secure online collaboration platform to find out.

The Antarctic Is Hiding A Secret That Could Rival The Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech

Hiding underneath the Antarctic ice could be the "world's largest canyon" scientists have said. According to new satellite data, the giant rift co...

Snoop Dogg Speaks For All Xbox Players And Tells Bill Gates To "Fix His S***"

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech

Snoop Dogg has posted an angry message on his Instagram page asking Bill Gates to "fix his sh**" The reason? Xbox One appeared to suffer a short ou...

@London and @WePioneer Host 450 Instagramers for a Spectacular London Photowalk

Dave Burt | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech
Dave Burt

A wise person once told me that "We can do much more together than we can apart." Several years down the road, I can now testify to the truth in that statement. Partnerships and collaborations deliver bigger outcomes. It's that simple. And it's beautiful.

How The Hype Train Derailed My 'Undertale' Experience

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

From here on out, I will be delving into spoiler territory for the game. If you haven't played it and have thus far remained spoiler-free, please go buy it and play it. Because I daresay you won't enjoy it as much if you read on.

Which Devices Debuted at CES Will Make It in 2016?

Jason Mander | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws to a close for another year, we've seen a wide range of new gadgets and tech capabilities that could transform our daily lives in the near or not-so-near future. From drones, AI robots and virtual reality to a whole clutch of "smart" devices, we're now left to debate which of the items debuted at CES will enter the mainstream.

19-Year-Old Casually Builds 'UK's First Robot Lawyer' And It Could Save You £1000s

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech

A 19-year-old student claims to have built "UK's first robot lawyer" in attempt to give the public free legal aid. Joshua Browder, undertaking an ...

'90s Kids - 'Robot Wars' Is Yours

Thomas Pickles | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Pickles

When Robot Wars hits our screens again, it'll make us children again. It'll be like a shot in the arm against the clogged-up world of adulthood. Smelling salts. A pep-talk. The greatest reality check in history.

NASA Shows Off The Alien World Of Ceres In 'Exquisite' Detail

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

NASA has released new images of Ceres, showing the dwarf planet in exquisite detail. The latest pictures were taken while the space agency's Dawn ...

The UK Government's Digital Strategy is Vital to Technology in Britain

Edward Lowe | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

The government needs to not rest on its laurels of the previous Digital strategy, but continue to strive to support the Digital industries in every way possible. The Digital Strategy will be an important document in setting these priorities. I urge all companies and public bodies to contribute their ideas to this plan to produce a more cohesive and meaningful strategy.

Google Has Captured The World In Miniature Form And The View Is EPIC

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

Google Street View has unveiled a stunning tour of the world in miniature form. 'Miniatur Wunderland,' in Hamburg Germany, is the largest model rai...

Student Learns Of Raunchy Texts Famous Rappers Get After Landing Sir Mix-A-Lot's Old Number

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech

One Verizon customer has found out the hard way, what it is like to be rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot' or at least have his old phone number. The hilarity be...

Obama's Parenting Advice

Natasha Mahtani | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents
Natasha Mahtani

While I'm grateful for technology and the ability to stay in touch with friends who live on the other side of the world, I also believe phones are killing conversation. More importantly, I believe our children mirror us and if they constantly see us head down in our phones, it won't be long before they're doing exactly the same thing.

Assassin's Creed Verses History

Daniel Williams | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

More Assassin's Creed games are coming out in the next couple of months, along with their slogan, "History is our playground." But these games are not about history, they're about conspiracy theories, and conspiracy theories are often brash simplifications of more complex historical events, as the next installments are going to be.

Here's An Actual Procrastination Machine Incase You Run Out Of Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Tech

The Internet is a wonderful place filled with an endless list of things to help you put life off. However, if you find yourself running out of min...

Alton Towers' New Ride Is Like A Virtual Rocket Launch But Worse

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Tech

Alton Towers is promising adrenaline junkies the chance to visit the "cosmos" in ride that could be more strenuous than a rocket launch. 'Galacti...

Asking Siri To Beatbox Is The Best Thing You'll Do Today

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter tapped into Siri's hidden talents yesterday after a number of iPhone users asked the software to beatbox. If you've never heard Siri bust a...

NASA Has Captured A Snail-Like Object On Pluto But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Tech

NASA's New Horizon spacecraft has captured a curious-looking object, bearing a striking resemblance to a snail on Pluto's icy plains. The latest im...

Watch 100 Drones Perform Above Orchestra Playing Beethoven's Symphony No.5

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Tech

A record-breaking light show has captured an amazing performance of over one hundred drones. Displayed above an orchestra playing Beethoven's Symp...

How NASA Is Going To Stop Armageddon Asteroids Wiping Us Out

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Tech

Keep calm everyone, NASA has a plan to save us from any Armageddon-esque asteroids that might be heading towards Earth. The space agency has unveil...

Dashcam Footage Of A Strange And Colourful 'UFO' Has Astrophotographers Baffled

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Tech

A couple of astrophotographers claim to have captured an "unidentified flying object" speeding across the sky over Darwin, Australia. Paul and Sylv...