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How Facebook’s Own Official ‘Verification’ Is Boosting Fake News And Misleading Articles

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Facebook is vouching for the ‘authenticity’ of pages which have distributed false and misleading news to millions of users on its platform, The Hu...

The Future Of Employment: The Automator And Automated

Reuven Cohen | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

It's 2030; Internet technology has become ubiquitous in its place in our society reaching a point where human and machine intelligence is indistinguishable. All but the most important jobs are taken over by artificial intelligence. The world is dominated by two categories of worker, those who automate and those who are automated.

Tinder Goes Down And Deletes Matches, But This Could Help You Get Them Back

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech

If you’re already feeling unlucky in love, the latest Tinder crash isn’t going to be increasing your prospects of finding someone to kiss under th...

Your Smartphone Is Covered In Molecules That Reveal Details About Your Personal Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech

Your smartphone is revealing far more about your personal life than you realise, and we don’t mean the contents. A new study has revealed that scien...

How To Fix The Internet Of Things Security Mess

Ben Dickson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

There's presently a lot of frustration surrounding who is to blame for the mess and general concern over whether the IoT industry is a failure threatening to destabilise the entire internet infrastructure.

Virtual Reality In Retail

Chris Lloyd | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Lloyd

In contrast to the delirious consumer market, Virtual Reality (VR) has quietly crept into the workplace without much more than the occasional "oh, that's cool"... Has the corporate world forgotten how to be enthralled by technology, or are they just slow off the mark?

Three Topics In Industrial IoT That Everyone's Talking About

Roger Bou | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is projected to be worth $151bn by 2020, so it's a pretty big deal. As a relatively young industry, the topics being hotly debated now in IIoT are set to shape its entire future.

How An 1860's Experiment Transformed Modern Shipping

David Rooney | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
David Rooney

If it wasn't for ships, we'd be sunk. Once, this was widely known. Docks were close to the centres of port cities and were teeming with maritime life. Our coastlines were motorways for goods and materials haulage. Rivers thronged with boats carrying people and cargo.

We're Misung Social Media - And It's Ruining Democracy

Jake Rudman | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jake Rudman

But we also have the opportunity to use social media to broaden our horizons. If not to adopt other viewpoints, then at least to open our minds to them so that we can better understand each other.

Astronomers Can For The First Time Actually See Exoplanets

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time ever astronomers have a tool that allows them to directly observe exoplanets and even look for extra terrestrial life. The new hard...

A Woman With 'Locked In' Syndrome Has Learnt To Type With Just Her Mind

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

A brain implant has helped a woman with ‘locked-in’ syndrome to communicate again despite her severe paralysis. In 2008, Hanneke de Bruijne from ...

Facebook Apologises After Accidentally 'Killing Off' Users, Including Mark Zuckerberg

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK

Facebook has apologised following a “terrible error” which led to users, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, being declared dead on the site due to...

Googling 'WankPuffin' Might be The Only Way To Get Over This Week

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Comedy

Do you have access to the internet right now? Good. Google ‘wankpuffin’. Feel free to have a chuckle. In case you’re interested, the story of w...

The Chiara Effect

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Victoria Drysdale

In the day of the fiercely prevalent traditional media vs. new media debate, it is silly and short sighted for businesses, particularly small businesses, to not embrace the often criticised world of digital influencers; their prevalence, influence and success is undeniable.

A Day In The Life Of An Ethical Hacker

Robert Page | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Robert Page

Ethical hacking services are increasingly being recognised as a great way for businesses to unearth security weaknesses before they can be exploited by online criminals. Organisations adopting a proactive approach to threat identification invariably find that this is much easier than trying to manage the fall out of a full blown cyber incident, which can cause huge financial losses and reputational damage.

Why Tech Now Means You Do Not Need To Leave Home

Lauren Riley | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech
Lauren Riley

OK so I am exaggerating just a little with the title but we are not far off! As a tech entrepreneur, I look at some of my fellow tech startups and t...

Dear Robots, We Need Guidance, Not Predictions...

Vishal Kawatra | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Vishal Kawatra

As much as we need robots, robots need us to get to the promised land of harmonious, fluid and genuinely helpful AI support. And right now we are the ones guilty of not investing in the relationship.

Connecting the Next Billion and Beyond - Powering Equal Internet Access for All

Katharina Borchert | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Katharina Borchert

Today, more than four billion people remain unconnected to the web, according to the World Economic Forum. One of the biggest challenges of our time is to connect the unconnected, making Internet access and use a realistic possibility for all, regardless of gender, income or geography.

Monty Python Stars John Cleese And Eric Idle Hate Selfies So Much They Wrote A Song About Them

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

We thought it was just us being old and grumpy, but it turns out we aren’t the only ones who hate selfies. John Cleese and Eric Idle have written a ...

Would You Survive A Flu Pandemic? It Depends On When You Were Born

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

According to a new study we don’t all stand the same chance when it comes to fighting off a worldwide flu pandemic. The research, from the Universit...

Incredibly, Scientists Have Reversed Leg Paralysis In Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

Technology that has allowed paralysed monkeys to walk again for the first time, could be used on humans within a decade. The new study, conducted by t...

One Professional's Look At The New MacBook Pro

Thomas Grove Carter | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Grove Carter

A 'Professional' should be defined by the work they deliver and the value they bring, not their gear. Use the new MacBook Pro, don't use the new MacBook Pro. Your audience don't care. You just have to keep making great work however you can. For me, I love it and I think most people will do too... once they actually touch it.

The End Of Elites? How Technology Is Killing The Man

Quentin Bargate | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Quentin Bargate

The defining characteristics of Elites have traditionally been threefold. The first is their institutionalised access to information. The second, their exercise of influence. Thirdly, they controlled opinion and expertise in the public sphere.

AR And VR: Will They Stay, Or Will They Go?

Jason Mander | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

It's not hard to see why new Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies could shake up everything from marketing and gaming to commerce and education. But while one offers a closed and fully immersive experience and the other is open and only partly immersive, does either have a chance of moving beyond the hype to enter the mainstream?

How To Get Your Video On Google's First Page

Paul McNeil | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

The methods of enhancing your video's ranking in search engines and YouTube are quite simple, few and yet extremely crucial. While producing high quality videos are the most important element, you must recognise the fact the library of text you post online enjoys the potential of being captured and indexed by Google, or "spidered" as described by some experts.