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The Most Welcoming Country in the World?

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

Sandwiched between Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and Syria things could be so different. Instead of the history of turmoil that each of its neighbors has endured, Jordan has managed to remain peaceful, moderate and welcoming. Two thirds of the population are not native Jordanian - they have moved, migrated or sought asylum from one of the surrounding countries. Imagine that.

Kid Earns Serious Cash Hacking Instagram, Years Before He Can Log In Himself

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Finish schoolboy has earned a cool $10,000 after uncovering a serious flaw in photo app Instagram. At 10-years-old, the boy isn't eligible to have h...

Can the World Get Any Smaller for Today's Digital Nomads?

Tamara Sword | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

A new generation of workers - digital nomads - are harnessing the power of mobile and instagramming their way to a new kind of productivity; free from employers, property, belongings and stress. And in their kiteboarding wake, our collective attitudes to work and life are shifting.

The Life of a Twitch Streamer

James Knuckey | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Tech
James Knuckey

Online streaming has certainly grown significantly over the past 5 to 6 years. Twitch.TV, and a few others, have not only helped games reach bigger audiences, but also helped the casual and the pro-gamers earn a living. Through subscriptions, donations and just general advertising, playing video games for a living becomes very much a reality for the fortunate few.

Richard Branson Taught Me These Four Lessons

Charlotte Cramer | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Tech
Charlotte Cramer

I was incredibly fortunate to be one of three entrepreneurs invited to join the inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Detroit. After an extraordinary four days of business mentoring, partying at 38,000ft , and exploring the city I returned home feeling blessed, inspired and wondering where my canapés and film crew were.

Roger's Rules for Online Behaviour

Roger Dubar | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Dubar

Much online behaviour is terrible. We take things personally, throw insults, shut down debate, never challenge our own ideas, and generally act like idiots. Not you, of course  - but lots of other people. There is a better way.

This Could Be Our Best Bet Of Finding Life On Another Planet

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Tech

Three habitable worlds orbiting around a nearby ultracool dwarf star could be the best bet of finding life on another planet. The three Earth-like exo...

The Mystery Of Who Invented Bitcoin May Have Just been Solved

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech

A man claiming to be the inventor of Bitcoin has gone public, saying he wants to allay fears about the digital currency and help people understand its...

Here's Where You Can Fly Your Drone

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Tech

As personal drones become increasingly popular, it's a smart idea to know where you can and can't fly them as you may be in danger of breaking privacy...

Addicted to My iPhone: Being a Father and a Hypocrite

Nick Kuh | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Kuh

If I can't manage to put my own phone away for an hours family dinner time then why should I expect my son to do the same? Maybe parents need parental controls too? I want to reduce my own screen time, not just because I want to be a better parent but because I'm happier offline.

Is High-Tech Sex the End of Monogamy?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

What actually counts as cheating in the digital age could become highly subjective. We need to reconsider what it means to be monogamous in a world of VR porn and internet-controlled sex toys.

The Plague of Small Presence Syndrome (SPS) on Social Media and 13 Tips for Dealing with Rude or Offensive People

Sofie Sandell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Everywhere where people connect online some social media users are scared they will log in to their social media accounts only to be met by abuse. The problem is vast. So, too are the consequences.

That British Airways 'Drone Strike' May Have Been A Lot Of Fuss Over Nothing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

A British Airways plane which was thought to have been hit during a landing at Heathrow was probably not hit by a drone after all. The transport secre...

How Exploring Mars Could Help Us Fight Climate Change on Earth

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

There is a near-endless variety of ways that unpicking the chemical evolution of one planet might better inform geoengineering actions on our own. For example, understanding the long-term fate of Martian carbonates and how they interact with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, will teach us how effective this form of carbon storage might be on Earth.

Iced Batteries and Screaming Cars: We Spent A Weekend With a Formula E Team in Paris

Alasdair Byers | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Sport
Alasdair Byers

Pic Credit: author's own Motorsport. The spectator sport featuring vehicles you will never afford, running on fuel that's quietly causing the end of ...

Why We Need to Get Kids Coding

Jill Hodges | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

In the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves.

Social Media Trends I Really Enjoy

Debz Aiken | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech
Debz Aiken

Over the last couple of years I have seen loads of trends come and go and thought I would have a little look back at them. As a plus size blogger I have a bit of a fascination with online trends and love seeing waves of different things happening online.

Do IT for the Girls - What Today's Social Tech Entrepreneurs Want Their Successors to Know

Vicki Hearn | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

The UK has one of the world's strongest digital economies and the next generation is eager to be a part of it. There are many different career options out there for young people interested in tech - from app designers, to game and website developers, to information security analysts.

Portugal And Wales The First Two Stops On Our Digital Detox Adventure Map

Gemma Johnson | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gemma Johnson

A spring detox is just what the doctored ordered. Time to for us all to emerge from Winter hibernation into carving out space and time to recharge our batteries, ready for the Summer. Summer, a time when moods lighten, our social lives increase (in my case, my children's social lives go off the scale) and the work days get that just that little bit longer.

What Do Saudi Arabia and Ikea Have in Common? They Both Want to Go Solar

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

A few months before, at a gathering in May 2015 convened by the French government ahead of the Paris climate talks, Saudi Arabia's oil minister was asked about his country's strategy after the end of the oil era. His answer: We will keep exporting energy, except it will be solar power which we will sell to the world.

Strap On Your Goggles, The Virtual Reality Rollercoaster Is Just Getting Started

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

There are also grand plans to incorporate VR into military strategy, to prepare NASA astronauts for their first voyage into space and even to train apprentice welders. The opportunities, it appears, are limitless.

Learning the Lessons of the Future: The Asimov Psychohistory Recipe Applied to Big Data

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The reluctance of organisations to share what backs up the predictions they are making with Big Data is understandable. The huge amount of resources given to Big Data predictions results, effectively, in proprietary information. Why would a company want to share this with its competitors?

How Social Media Changed My Life

Debz Aiken | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Tech
Debz Aiken

As a chubby teenager I grew up without any real role models. Yes, I had teen idols and boyband crushes but I could never open up an issue of Sugar magazine and see someone like me staring back. Surrounded by thin friends and people who told me I should lose weight, it sometimes seemed like a lonely place. Thankfully I discovered the world of social media...

With the Snoopers' Charter, Our Digital Security Is Under Attack in the Name of Total Surveillance

Silkie Carlo | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Silkie Carlo

The Investigatory Powers Bill proliferates spying for the sake of spying. It legalises the speculative mass surveillance powers being challenged in court by Liberty - and ignores suggestions there could be a better, more effective way. The Government sees the positive steps we all take to protect our privacy as a threat to be overcome at all costs, while failing to target resources at the real dangers.

This Guy Recruited His Teachers To Help Launch A GCSE Revision App

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

It was during an A-level geography lesson that George Burgess saw his opportunity. With his teacher's attention focussed elsewhere, the then 17-year-o...