UK Tech.

Can We Sell a Film About a World Without Money?

Ben Kempas | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Kempas

Imagine a friend giving you a present. It's a free Metro newspaper he got on the bus. You could as well have picked one up yourself. Now, another friend gives you a special magazine she thought you'd really like. You will appreciate its value which lies in a combination of quality content and the fact that she actually bought it for you... We hope to attract enough participants to get our experiment to a self-sustainable level, but we're not quite there yet.

Are You Addicted to 'Virtual' Approval?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

In this age of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. we are increasingly living our lives through the eyes (and comments) of other people. Have you ever stopped to think about how and what this means to you on a personal, emotional level? If someone 'Likes' your post does that give you a boost? Is your sense of self dependent on how many virtual 'friends' or re-tweets you have?

The Road to Electric Vehicle Adoption: What's Holding Brits Back?

Brian Smithers | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Smithers

2013 proved to be a year of heated debate, education and awareness for the UK green energy sector and at the top of many agendas was the electric vehicle (EV) market.

Online Advertising: Where Ignorance Really Isn't Bliss

Duncan Trigg | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Trigg

Why is it so difficult to find out where your advertising is appearing online, and how can marketing professionals take back the reins over their collateral and get what they really need out of their online relationship?

Apple and Wearable Technology: A Warning From History

Kester Brewin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

Picture the scene - you are completing an application form for life insurance and a page comes up giving you the option to upload data from your always-on fitness monitor, outlining your exercise, work and sleep patterns for the past 6 months, with the incentive that reduced premiums may be available for those who do.

How to Send a Mass Email

Rachael Phillips | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael Phillips

Now I love public relations professionals but one of the key skills needed in this field is learning how to use that all important bcc box. Journalists, bloggers and anyone else who receive press releases know that they're not special. We know that PR's aren't sat in their fancy offices individually sending us press releases with love. But we don't need to KNOW that the emails are going out en masse.

Lucy Sherriff

The British Zuckerberg? Meet The Stanford Uni Dropout Hiring His Former Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet George Burgess. He's a 21-year-old who decided to drop out of Stanford University, start his own business and has even hired his former teacher. ...

Nasa Moon Probe Takes Photo Of Other Nasa Moon Probe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has a host of probes out there in the solar system looking at all manner of parts of space and occasionally they cross paths. Even better, the...

Is This The Most Impractical Bike Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

Thinking of buying a new vehicle? If you need an uncomfortable way of driving ten miles at a pace slower than a Segway while looking like a bit of...

This Army Trainer Could Be What Games Consoles Look Like Soon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

An American company has built what is essentially the best video game system you've ever seen - but the US Army have nabbed it first. The 'Virtual ...

Taylor Swift Is a Decent Role Model for Young Women, Why Does the Internet Tear Her to Shreds?

Kate Leaver | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Leaver

It appears that hating Taylor Swift is one of the internet's favourite hobbies. Just Google her name and you're hit with a virtual tsunami of fierce hatred... But here's the thing. Hatred for Taylor Swift seems entirely arbitrary. Nobody appears able to properly justify trolling her, or disliking her. Substitute any other young pop star into any of the above-described scenarios and the public reaction would have been completely different.

The Big Data Opportunity Sliced and Diced - Vertically

Sean Farrington | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

The best big data is the data generated as a by-product of operational, customer and supplier processes. The data that people naturally share, and are willing to, in return for a better experience or end product. And the best big data is when it becomes information that is readily analysed by business users for useful insights.

12 Things Every SMB Should Know About Security

Allen Scott | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the economy, employing more than half of all private sector workers and contributing 50 per cent of UK GDP. Now, imagine you are a cyber criminal and you are picking your next targets.

Opening the Black Box: The Invisible Science of Climate Models

Ian Roulstone | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Roulstone

The vast majority of papers on climate science adhere to these principles, and indeed many papers devote the majority of their content to describing the hypotheses and methods used to tackle the particular problem being studied. However, the arguments that get bandied about in blogs and debates invariably focus solely on the predicted impacts of climate change, without any discussion of the caveats and assumptions that lie behind the models.

10 Things We Know Because They Were Put Down on Paper

Christian Toon | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

On Data Protection Day, we mark the importance of preserving and extracting value from information with a list of ten things we only know because the paper records were protected.

Heineken Uses Non-Actors in Legendary Campaign

Jonathan Heath | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

How does this legendary ad rank amongst the rest of the Heineken flock then? It has all the love it or hate it swagger that some of their previous spots contain but coupled with a great message to men out there with even the most quirky and seemingly pointless skills.

Kevin Healey's Anti Bullying Autism Awareness Documentary Launched on YouTube

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The documentary itself is a short film which is hard hitting, powerful and emotional. It features celebrities who talk about their own personal experiences of bullying and hate crime as well as the views of Leo Andrade-Martinez who is mother to a grown up son on the autistic spectrum.

Create Space in Your Life by Detoxing Your Tech

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

Quick: where's your phone? If it's within an arms-reach, you're not alone. (Maybe you're even reading this on your phone!) When this question was asked at a recent networking event I attended, the vast majority of people said their phone was always near them, even while they're sleeping!

Build The (Toy) House Of Your Dreams On Your Browser

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

In a glorious example of making something digital that it's far easier to do in real life, you can now build Lego stuff using a browser. Admittedly...

13 Gadgets You've Forgotten From The 90s

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Remember the 90s? Shell suits, Count Duckula and Ant and Dec's pop phase... How could you forget? But what about the gadgets? Well, here's 13 y...

Is This An Alien Craft On Mars?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Is this object photographed streaking through the Mars sky proof of alien life? No. No, it isn't. Captured by Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover it...

I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

Celtic Tiger 2.0 - The Rise of Ireland's Entrepreneurs

Niamh Corbett | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

The Celtic Tiger is back. It is reformed, humbled and roars with less bravado, but it is no less ambitious. It may even be here to stay. The Irish ec...

The Simpsons Lego House Built For You. Quickly.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

One of the great things about the internet is if you can't be bothered to do something, somebody else will usually have already done it and posted a v...

Nintendo Smartphone Apps Rumoured

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Nintendo has stated that the rumour is false. It said it had "no plans" to make smartphone games of any kind. It said in a statement: "Nikk...