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Why SnapChat Is Ruining My Degree

Helena Eccles | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

This is an intervention. An impending doom is descending on the nation. For many teens and twentysomethings across the country, GCSEs, A Levels and university exams are just around the corner.

When Social Media Goes Horribly Wrong In The Hands Of Big Corporations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

After US Airways this week topped the list of what should definitely not be tweeted from an official business account, we decided to examine other mar...

Social Media, or Social Muffling?

Robyn Harris | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Tech
Robyn Harris

My fear is that the truly passionate, thoughtful voices are soon going to be far too muffled by the arse-cheeks of society's bottom-feeders, that soon they won't be able to be heard for fart nor fiction.

This Is The (Expensive) Future Of Electric Motorcyces

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

Behold the future of motorcycling. Possibly. This is the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle and's it's pretty loaded with hi-tech stuff. First, the...

'Frightening' Robot Superloo Attacking Patrons In Woking

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

A hi-tech but "frightening" public loo has become the subject of a petition to have it removed after exposing, drenching and hitting unsuspecting wome...

We Need to Think Small to Meet Insatiable Demand for Data

Duncan Higgins | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

The UK has the largest digital economy in the G20 and we need fresh ideas and innovation to stay ahead and support our economic recovery. However, ideas alone will not be enough to sustain this powerful competitive advantage.

Facebook Ruined My School Reunion

Deborah Weitzmann | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Weitzmann

Facebook ruined my school reunion. I already knew that the podgy, pimpled and gawky girl from Year 9 has transformed into an attractive busty blonde who no longer sits alone in the library (every single lunch break) but Vogue House where she has landed that dream job.

Innovation Is All Around Us - But Could the Internet Be Holding It Back?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

What is wrong with today's network? How can the Internet, that has powered so many of the innovations in the 21st century, be holding innovation back? In short, networks are starting to show their age.

How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.

Why I'm a Gaming Hipster

Jay Cowle | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

Hipsters know what's 'hip', 'trendy', 'radical' (they'd avoid that word). How they do this depends on your level of skepticism towards the hipster. They are either attuned to the cosmic waves of human awareness, surfers of the collective consciousness, simultaneously drawn to the same games at the same time, or they read the same websites.

Clean Rivers With Giant Vacuums Says James Dyson (Naturally)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Serial inventor of all things sucky and blowy, James Dyson, now wants to clean rivers with giant vacuum cleaners - as you do. Plastic in river and ...

This Smiley Is From 1648. Kind Of...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

In 2009 a transcript of Abraham Lincoln provided the world's oldest example of a smiley - 1862. That record appears to have been blown completely o...

Mumsnet Hit By Heartbleed Hackers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Mumsnet, has been targeted by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. It could not be determined how many of the site's 1.5 million users was affect...

More iPhone 6 Images Leaked

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Images and plans purporting to show the highly anticipated iPhone 6 'phablet' have been posted on China's equivalent of twitter, Weibo. CAD plans a...

What Is The Mysterious 'Black Ring Of Leamington Spa'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Even after dismissing witchcraft with a rational mind this is still really, really weird. Dubbed the Black Ring of Leamington Spa, the strange phen...

Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.

Selfies and the Search for Personal Identity

Paul Blanchard | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

What I don't do is take selfies just to illustrate how gorgeous I am. Mainly because I'm not gorgeous but also because it just seems a bit pointless. I mean, who cares? And everyone knows that you don't really look like the primped, posed, toned selfies you take in the bathroom mirror!

M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android From Mad Catz

Andrew Edney | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Last year Mad Catz announced that they were entering the Android Micro-Console market with their M.O.J.O. device, and I have had the chance to test one out.

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

Customer Service Must Keep a Place for Paper

Christian Toon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

The Iron Mountain study revealed that over half (57 per cent) of firms do nothing with customer communications that arrive on paper. Instead, they wait until we grow sufficiently frustrated to phone or email to ask why nothing's happened, and only then do they act.

eBay Truths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

I used to be an eBay addict. It sounds laughable, but when you're receiving poorly-packaged parcel after parcel at your office, and you don't have a clue what it's going to be, it's troubling (and kind of like Christmas! Mystery gifts to unwrap! But back to being sinister...)

PIC: When Listicles Go Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Yes, yes - we know The Huffington Post creates listicles, too. Loads of 'em. So maybe this screengrab of a Buzzfeed page serves as a warning to al...

Peaches Geldof's Instagram Shut Down: What Should Happen to Your Social Media When You Die?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

While the exact reason for the request has not been disclosed, I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with the somewhat inappropriate and at times trollish comments left by users alongside pictures of the 25-year-old and her family.

Top 10 Things to Hate About Facebook

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

1. Share if you love your kids. Oh, really? So, let me get this straight. I love my kids, you love your kids, and we all love our kids. But, you want me to let you know that I love my kids and I want you to let me know you love your kids, too? Plus, both of us get to tell the whole frigging world that we both love our kids...

Explainer: Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

If you're struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you're not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that this could do more harm than good. There is a lot of misinformation out there.