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Why Go to the Cinema When You Have a Laptop?

Archie Damant | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Archie Damant

The way laptops have evolved into basically a mini-cinema is amazing. However, the difference is quite big. At the cinema you have that sick feeling in your stomach, where you've just sneaked some food in, or got in to an R-rated when you're three years too young. Whereas with a laptop, you're shamefully eating away at the snacks you found down the side of your bed, whilst needing the toilet. It maybe so close, but it's also so far.

The 10 Most Dangerous Internet Crazes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

The internet is a breeding ground for a risky challenge. But coupled with alcohol and a video camera it often goes very, very wrong. Tommy Main, 2...

Young Father Dies Playing Latest Internet Craze 'Punch 4 Punch'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

A young father is believed to be the first vicitm in an internet craze that sees two contestants punch each other until one collapses. Tommy Main, ...

Revenge Porn Could Soon Be A Crime In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Revenge porn could become illegal in the UK to protect women from ex-partners who publish explicit pictures of them on the internet, ministers have sa...

Facebook Faces UK Probe Over 'Unethical' Emotion Study

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook is being investigated to assess whether an experiment in which it manipulated users' news feeds to study the effect it had on moods might hav...

Is Distrust of Facebook Contagious?

Martin Moore | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Martin Moore

Revelations about Facebook experiments are waking us up to the fact that these services are not neutral, neither are they simply there for the public good. Yet they are now an integral part of our lives...

Facebook Mood Manipulation Is Bad for Us All

Matt Churchill | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

What they did was not ethical. By testing out a theory on unsuspecting users, they were deliberately interfering with the choices they made, whether it is in terms of what status updates they published or what content they interacted with. That doesn't sit right with me.

3D Printing Beyond the Hype

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
George Fisher-Wilson

So at the moment every other day we see or hear news stories about 3D Printing and its limitless possibilities with space age projects from houses being built to skull transplants all coming from a 3D Printer.

Charlotte Meredith

Facebook Gets Really, Really Creepy | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Facebook did something really creepy, and you may never even know if it affected you. The site has been playing mind games on users and, handily f...

Warning Over Cheap USB Chargers After Woman Is Found Dead Holding Laptop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A mother-of-two may have been killed by a cheap, knock-off USB-style charger. The 28-year-old, identified as nurse Sheryl Aldeguer, was apparently ...

The Not-So-Distant Future of Broadcasting

Duncan Higgins | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

There is still some way to go before this futuristic vision is a reality, but the technology exists today - and all that remains is to make the right connections. We are tantalisingly close to a world where news can be broadcast instantly - 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world - the moment it breaks.

How Your Facebook Life Compares To Your Actual (Crappy) Life

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scrolling down your Facebook news feed can make you feel pretty bad about your own life as you sit cheek to jowl on the train next to someone who seem...

Could These Be UFOs?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student has photographed what he claims to be two UFOs floating eerily above a harbour in New Zealand late at night. Terence Huang, a 25-year-old...

All the Rage in Cannes: The Return of Valleyspeak, Yo!

Barry Whyte | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

Valleyspeak has made a comeback. But not the LA valley girl dialect that defined the nineties (like, seriously?). In the past week, Silicon Valley has gone gaga about a new instant messaging app / social network that only allows you to communicate with one word: Yo!

Tech in the Classroom Revolutionises Feedback

John Friend | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Technology offers tools that allow students to develop skills and teachers to identify limitations and talents. With the effective use of technology, it has become easier for teachers to identify the needs of their students and for students to take greater control of their own learning.

Money for Nothing, and Your Tweets for Free

Sean Craddock | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Craddock

Saturday saw London as the first place in the UK to be the target of Californian millionaire Jason Buzi and his envelopes of 'Hidden Cash'. This Twitter-led treasure hunt went from a couple of tweets being shared from his account @hiddencash, to a full-blown media frenzy with the man himself appearing on Sky News with secret clues as to the money's whereabouts.

Social Media Crime Is Presenting Police With A 'Real Problem'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Social media is representing "a real problem" for police, a senior officer has warned as it emerged online crime is taking up "at least half" of front...

Why Can't Women be Coders Too?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Whether we like it or not preconceptions exist and sometimes these preconceptions are based on fact. There aren't women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and women don't code. We all know this isn't true but it has certainly been a topic of conversation for a long time.

Acquisition Angst

Christian Toon | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Obviously, signatures on a contract will never be enough to turn two different workforces into a strong single entity with a single culture. This kind of change does not happen overnight and is particularly the case when the employees of one of the firms involved feel like a conquered people whose roles and ways of getting things done are about to change.

Roaming Charges: The End Is Nigh

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This April, MEP's passed legislation that will end roaming charges for using a mobile phone while abroad by December 2015. This means that the cost of making a call or downloading internet data in another EU country will be the same price as at home.

YouTube Urged To Remove Recruitment Film Featuring British ISIS Jihadis

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

Internet video-streaming sites such as YouTube are being pressed to take down a film featuring two British Muslims urging other young men to fight in ...

Is Google Glass the Future? Yes!

Michael Rundle | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

The smartphone revolution is complete, but - as ever in human history - there are new horizons to explore. Glass is one of those boundaries. VR is another. Electric vehicles are another. Isn't that, surely, something to celebrate? Let's embrace them, criticise them, refine them. But let's not dismiss them. Let's instead take Google's advice, and try it - and see.

Is Google Glass the Future? No!

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Google Glass is an incredible product, it's proof that we have now reached the required level of technological skill to produce a truly wearable smart device. It's powerful, light, easy to use and features some great technological innovations including a bone-conducting microphone/headphone. It's also £1,000. Lets just take a moment to think that through.

Change My Mind: Is Google Glass the Future?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass has finally arrived in the UK -- but do we want it? Ever since it was first announced in the United States in 2012, Glass has been a c...

Big Data, Big Opportunity

Andy Law | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Law

It is the nature of the Internet that new things will come all the time. And we'll donate our data willingly. So new data just keeps coming and the idea that this can effortlessly integrate into the existing data pool is a big ask.