UK Tech.

Stephen Hawking Explains The One Thing That Will Save Us From Extinction

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has outlined why humanity could be at risk from the all the progress we have been making in science and technology. In an...

The Best 'Wrong' Decision I Ever Made...

Chris Ward | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Ward

So, FriendsReunited is to close down. Years before I ran charity campaigns, coffee awards, ten marathons, wrote some books and have now got to cycle for GB, I used to work in an office - running my own marketing company.

'A is for Apple' - Is Technology a Boon or a Bane?

Sunetra Chakravarti | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech
Sunetra Chakravarti

From the moment you meet someone, to whether you end up walking into the sunset hand-in-hand or with your mates at a pub drowning your sorrows - the life cycle of all our relationships are played out using technology.

Friends Reunited Is Shutting Down And People Are Surprised For All The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

The social network, Friends Reunited, is set to close after 15 years of being online. Steve Pankhurst, one of the site's early founders, said in an...

This Is How You Brew Coffee In Space According To Tim Peake

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

How do you follow record-breaking success that is literally out of this world? Well, if you're Tim Peake, you brew a cup of coffee that looks noth...

Facebook's Testing A New Feature That Could Mean You'll Never Google Anything Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is testing a new in-app browser that could mean you'll never ever leave the social media platform. Ever. Designed to act like Chrome or I...

Someone Has Spotted A Mysterious 'Iron Giant' Figure Walking At 30,000ft

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Tech

An Easy Jet passenger appeared to have mysterious company at 30,000ft in the air after spotting an odd-looking figure in the clouds. Nick O'Donoghu...

Virtual Reality Is Dead, Long Live Virtual Reality

Shannon Edwards | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

More than a few us enjoyed a bit of eye rolling when we first heard about Google Glass. From 'ewww, not fashion' to 'creepy' - with some in media having a field day mocking the 'glassholes' who would dare to wear the device (not my joke).

This Insane 'Escape' Cabin Could Save All Our Lives In A Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

A Ukranian engineer has reinvented the concept of an airplane by proposing that detachable cabins could be the way to save lives on mass in the event ...

The Starman, David Bowie, Will Forever Shine Brightly In Soaring Constellation Tribute

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

A constellation in the shape of a lightening bolt has been named after the late singer David Bowie. The tribute, based on the iconic cover to Bowie...

Why Bosses Snooping on Our Emails Could Do Us All a Favour

Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

While I don't agree with mass surveillance and I do believe in the right to respect one's "private and family life," the outcry also got me thinking about why bosses snooping on our emails could be a good thing.

Ditching The Headphone Jack On The iPhone 7 Is A Brilliant Idea, And Here's Why

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

I completely understand why people are annoyed, but the problem is I can now see so many reasons why they should scrap the headphone jack that honestly the argument about making money seems almost secondary.

We've Found Another Way To Watch Everything On Netflix

the huffington post | nitya rajan | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

The internet is a glorious place where dreams, including the ones to do with sitting in front the web, do come true. Meet the 'Netflix Super Browse...

Snooping on Employee's Emails: Don't Believe the Hype

Andrew Cutting | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Cutting

Legislation has not been altered as a result of Tuesday's judgment. In short, not much has changed. On the positive side, perhaps this week's misinformed media storm will help persuade workers and their bosses to clarify exactly where the boundaries lie concerning personal communications at work.

From The Dangerous To The Daft, Here's What Could Go Wrong On Spacewalks

THE HUFFINGTON POST | NITYA RAJAN | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake's historic spacewalk has been terminated, after his colleague, Tim Kopra, reported a small water bubble in his helmet. The spacewalker...

Is Online Brutality Shaping Our Modern Minds?

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jonnie Bayfield

It was this context that unsettled me most. Such brutality sitting neatly beside such mundanity. Has this become the mindset of a generation, or indeed, a species? That if anything doesn't fit into our own personal context, then it is worthless?

This Is Why Tim Peake Has To Embark Upon His Dangerous Spacewalk Today

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Major Tim Peake will make history today as he becomes the first Briton walk in space. Although Peake has only spent four weeks aboard the Internati...

Why Tim Peake's Principia Mission Is Not Just About Space

Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

He's a British Astronaut making history. If he can't occupy the Twitterati on more than one occasion, no one can. What makes Peake special however, is not his ability to take centre stage on social media. It's his ability to shape an entity much more precious and long lasting - the future generation.

Heading Outside

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...