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301+ Interviews: Lindsey Stirling

Mat Greenfield | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist and dancer on YouTube who manages to do both with tremendous flair. "It is extremely difficult to dance and play but I wanted to have fun while I played... I wanted to entertain and add fun theatricality and energy to my performance rather than just impress."

Awaiting Destiny (The Story of a PS4 Owner)

Jay Cowle | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

It was in a whirlwind of optimism that I pre-ordered my PS4... Unpacking the sleek black box my touch outlined the embossed PS4 logo. I slid off its thin protective bag and placed it on the shelf it would call home... in reality all it had that was 'next gen' was 'great Wi-Fi'.

Is Time Travel Possible?

Marcus Chown | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

The surprising answer is: nobody knows. Physicists, despite trying for almost a century to rule it out, have so far failed. The known laws of physics do not forbid time travel. In fact, they appear to make it easy - at least in principle.

Man Jailed For Almost Three Years Over A Vin Diesel Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

A man who filmed Fast & Furious 6 from the back of a cinema and then uploaded it to the internet has been jailed for almost three years after being ca...

The Power of Technology: Unleash It, Don't Avoid It

James Caan CBE | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
James Caan CBE

If you are not keeping up with trends and developments in the wider market, you are only creating problems for yourself... Customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of what they expect, and as entrepreneurs, we need to act accordingly.

What a Catch (No Fishing Involved)!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We are singing, dancing and cheering our way through the week as we welcome two beautiful new faces to the Food Tube family! ... Check out the sort of delicious goodness you can expect on the menu...

Learning More About Lords of the Fallen From Tomasz Gop

Andrew Edney | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

At Gamescom, Lords of the Fallen from CI Games and Deck 13 was once again shown to both the press and this time to the public, and I spoke with the Executive Producer Tomasz Gop about it.

How eSports Is Winning the World's Attention

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Unless you are directly involved in the gaming community, you may be oblivious to the rapidly growing phenomena known as eSports. And, assuming you aren't a self-proclaimed techie, your ignorance could be forgiven. But If there was ever a time to sit up and take heed of the eSports juggernaut, then that time is probably now.

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

Turn on the Foehn

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Since it's been so chilly of late (thanks to a northerly wind) I will try to warm you up with tales of a meteorological phenomenon nicknamed the Snow Eater. More properly called the Foehn - or Föhn in Europe, it was named after a Roman wind god and is nowadays synonymous with German hairdryers. Pretty apt for a warm, strong dry wind that blows down the side of a mountain.

Net Neutrality - Why It Is Destined to Collapse

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Cyrus Moore

Net neutrality rules are associated with the founding principles of internet regulation. They stipulate that telecom operators should not favour internet traffic from specific content providers... As a regulatory policy net neutrality is now unsustainable.

Dear Richard Dawkins, You Are Wrong

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

Hold your horses just one moment Mr Dawkins. I think perhaps you are confusing non-essentialist, humanist thinking with a loss of humanity here. You are so very wrong on every single count above that it would be eye-rollingly laughable if it weren't so hurtful and damaging. Adults with Down's syndrome are reading your outdated and bigoted views. Yes, they read, and have opinions and feelings, just like you.

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Twitter that promote and justify killings of civilians in Iraq, as well as Kurdistan. Some of the accounts tweet in Arabic, but have a English disclaimer that says, "Not IS". Other accounts are promoting IS ideological beliefs and urging others to join IS.

Five Plus Size Bloggers You Might Not Know About But Should

Debz Aiken | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

There is no shortage of lists online that can give you recommendations of blogs to read and bloggers to pay attention to. These lists always contain my favourite bloggers and it's great to see other people enjoying them too!

301+ Interviews: Nostalgia Critic

Mat Greenfield | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Why is Hollywood fixated on turning everything from the childhood of twenty and thirty somethings into a movie franchise? Because we love nostalgia! Nobody knows that better than Doug Walker, also known as the Nostalgia Critic, who writes and hosts a web series scrutinising the treasures of our youth with comically brutal honesty.

Generation Z Is Coming - How Will It Change Business?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

'Generation Y' has been the focus for many years as those born in the 1980s and early 90s have entered the workforce, bringing with them new demands and ways of working. Now however, attention is turning to a still younger group that is soon to come of age: Generation Z.

Tech City or FinTech City? We Have a Decision

Daniel Lowther | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Earlier this month saw the launch of Innovate Finance which has been created to "accelerate the UK's leading position in the global financial services sector, by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators." ... The government has shifted focus and has its sights firmly set on FinTech.

The UK is Leading the Way on Innovation - Can Australia Catch Up?

Alex Malley | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

Globalisation has transformed the way we do business... Governments worldwide are grappling with the challenges, albeit with mixed success. And they are looking to each other for inspiration. In my view they could do worse than seek to emulate the success the UK is starting to achieve.

Google 'Greggs' And Something Rather Unexpected Happens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

In another one of those 'Google seeming to unintentionally slander a company incident', a quick search for 'Greggs' turned up a rather unexpected imag...

How Not To Drive A £580,000 Super Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

If you've just spent £580,000 on a car, the general rule is that you look after it as if... well, as if it's worth over half a million pounds. Wha...

How I Gained 180,000 YouTube Subscribers

Rebecca Brown | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Brown

I started to realise that things had taken off in 2009, when I had 100,000 views in one month for one of my videos. I remember putting that number into perspective, thinking that a stadium's worth of people had seen my video.

Five Reasons We Love the Great British Bake Off

Sarah Byrne | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Byrne

You know how it goes. A contestant starts to take their flawlessly baked cake out of the oven, or triumphantly slide their painstakingly constructed choux swans onto a serving plate. Then, in a sudden moment of clumsiness, perfection turns to a mass of crumbs on the floor.

How Is Analytics Changing the Way Business Leaders Make Decisions?

Mark Braund | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Interest in Big Data analytics has increased sharply over the last twelve months, and usage by commercial, non-profit and public sector organisations surged. What's driving this? One reason is that storage costs have fallen... Another important factor is the growing number of sophisticated analytics tools that are available.

Just A Man Dangling One-Handed From A Crane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

He's at it again. James Kingston has found another crane in a beautiful location and precariously dangled off it one-handed while presumably using ...

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.