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A Cloud-Based Archive Could Help Online Child Abuse Victims

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

A new cloud-based archive of child abuse images could help to identify new victims. Project Vic is a database of pictures against which those seize...

Google Founder: 'I Will Give My Fortune To Another Billionaire, Not Charity'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

Google co-founder Larry Page's bank accounts are swollen to around the tune of $32 billion (£19.4 billion) - but he doesn't appear to be feeling part...

The Era Of 99p Downloads May Be Coming To An End

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

The era of the 99p download might be coming to an end - all because of George Osborne. Buried within the Chancellor's 2014 Budget was a promise to ...

The Controversy Surrounding the 'No Makeup Selfie' Gave It Depth - Without It, It Was Empty

Kristina Egan | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

As an ex-cancer patient, I made pretty clear early on that the "no makeup selfie" had zero relevance to the experience of cancer. In my eyes, the NMS was supposed to be a move of solidarity for the people going through cancer. Baring yourself, exposing yourself, making you feel vulnerable, to try to understand a mere taste of the fragility that someone with cancer experiences when they look in the mirror. The photos I saw did not show that.

Creationist Scientists Aren't Very Happy With The Big Bang Announcement

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

The ground-breaking announcement that cosmologists had found an echo of the Big Bang has been rubbished - by a Creationist scientist. Dr. Danny Fau...

Can Everyone Stop Bitching About #nomakeupcancerawarenessselfies Already?!

Alice Carder | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Carder

Why are people angry that women who've posted have received 'natural beauty' acclamations from friends and strangers? Personally I think if women want to congratulate one another on their collective natural beauty this can only be a step in the right direction of mutual support and love

Five Reasons Why You Are Wrong to Criticise #nomakeupselfie

Michelle Beckett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

This morning, pre morning Yorkshire cuppa & in my PJs, I uploaded my bare face to Facebook. Despite my timeline being peppered with contemptuous comments that everyone who takes part is a lazy 'slacktivist', yes, I jumped on the #nomakeupselfie social media bandwagon. Why? Several reasons.

The Power of Paper in an Age of Big Data

Christian Toon | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

A few years ago, Qinetiq, a leading defence company, built a small unmanned aircraft to take pictures of its hot air balloon record attempt.

The Perils of Over-sharing in Social Networks

David Emm | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Recent revelations about government snooping have led to growing concern about privacy. Many people feel uncomfortable about the thought of 'big brother' being able to routinely intercept e-mails, text messages etc.

New Measurement Standards Bring Accountability to Digital Advertising

Nick Reid | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Reid

In light of the escalating convergence between TV and digital advertising, audience verification has become a key performance metric, along with viewability. As the de-facto standard bearer for TV measurement for decades, Nielsen is poised to again remain on top for 2014, thanks to something it hopes will become the industry standard - OCR.

Coping With Cyber Threats : An Agenda for Corporates

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Cyber threats are growing virally, necessitating a new approach in combating them by the corporate world, who even today regard antivirus programs and firewalls as a baseline for their security efforts.

Digital Memory Loss

Liza Bel | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
Liza Bel

I never realised how much digital memorabilia one acquires during a long-lasting relationship until the moment I had to face it all and decide what to do with it: long threads of texts and WhatsApp messages, Facebook exchanges, Twitter comments, long emails, not to mention endless photos and selfies on Instagram or in the Camera Roll...

That First Kiss

Simon Pont | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Pont

"That first kiss, that pause, just before, that pause spilling with expectation and possibility. Eyes. Mouth. Parting lips. Anticipation. Closer. Yes. Complicity. A submission, a moment shared in time and trust, a kiss offered, a kiss taken; a first intimacy. Kissing is The Business."

Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Chris T-T

Last weekend we went to Collider at the Science Museum, the exhibition about CERN, the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It is £10 for an adult, gets drastically undermined by its introductory film - and I don't think I've ever been so disappointed coming out of a major exhibition.

The Daily Mail Has Been Lambasted For How It Described These Female Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University College London has slammed the "profoundly insulting" portrayal of two of its scientists in a Daily Mail column, where it was suggested the...

Myspace to Real life - How Tony Visconti Found Me on Myspace

Stephen Emmer | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Emmer

Way before Facebook took over, before Whatsapp and Twitter updates and global news every second, there was, once upon a time, MySpace. I was an avid member of it around 2007, as most musicians were at the time. I posted some music of my own on my profile page and one day I got a call from NYC, from a person who said he represented a well known music producer.

Nasa Have Spotted A Brand New Landscape Feature On Mars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted a brand new feature in the landscape. These before and after photographs show the formation of a new...

The New £1 Coin Is Ultra Secure. Here's (Partially) Why

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

The new £1 coin is not only a pretty little thing but it's also incredibly hi-tech. Three years and £2 million in the the making, it uses technol...

Think Alternative to Future-proof Your Payment Strategy

Shane Happach | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

The global e-commerce economy is growing at a rapid pace, and with this growth, we're seeing significant changes in the way merchants and consumers are choosing to do business. Whereas to date cards have been king, new research reveals that within the next four years, we'll start to see alternative payment methods make up the majority of online purchases.

A Smarter World Will Introduce New Video Ad Formats: The Question Is "Are We Ready?"

Nick Reid | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Reid

In the U.S. this year, wearable technology products such as fitness bands, smart watches and Google Glass are expected to generate around $3 billion, according to Deloitte. In the U.K., consumers are catching up fast on this global desire for smarter, small screen technology.

The Sword, the Printing Press and the Algorithm: Three Technologies That Changed the World

Richard Stacy | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

It is always a good game to identify the game-changers: to reduce the complexities of history (and perhaps even the future) into simple cause and effect relationships. No more is this so than with technology, given that we like to think we are living in a technological age and thus there is always a buck to be made in either talking-up, warning of, or dismissing the impact of technology on the course of our lives and our societies.

How Technology Can Play a Role in Keeping Students Engaged for the Best Results

Brian Bennett | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Bennett

The recent news that Michael Gove, Education Secretary and MP, wishes to bridge the gap between state and private schools and extend students' time in the classroom to a maximum of 10 hours per day, has received mixed reaction from both parents and teachers alike. While there is evidence to support longer school days, there is also just as much research negating the idea.

Someone Basically Made The Pixar Lamp In Real Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

Ok, so it can't jump up and down and squash foot-high letters but someone has basically created the Pixar lamp. Using an array of sensors and some ...

Internet Fraudster Learns Valuable Lesson The 'Bard' Way

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

A man furious after being ripped off by an internet seller took sublime revenge by texting him the entire works of Shakespeare. Graphic designer, E...

This $10 Upgrade Could Have Located Flight MH370 Days Ago

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

The missing Malaysia Airlines jet was missing a simple $10 computer upgrade that would have kept transmitting critical flight data long after other co...