UK Tech.

Watch This Pilot Give A Lesson In How To Land A Plane In A Crazy Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech

It was a bit stormy across much of Europe over the weekend and while most of us could simply hide indoors, the same wasn't true if you happened to fly...

Does Social Media Exacerbate or Ameliorate Mental Illness?

Sanchita Islam | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Sanchita Islam

I used to think nostalgically about life before the internet and mobile phones. I would write letters, or use the landline to contact people, you spent more time reading, in the park, drawing and painting. It was an innocent time, less complicated than today.

One In Ten Reading Illegal E-Books

J.N. Paquet | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
J.N. Paquet

If the illegal download of eBooks were one day to become a widespread activity, we could end up with the current authors being the last generation of authors making a living out of their work.

Confused By the Mysterious World of Children's Digital Books?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.

Click Here for More Power: How Can Petitions Open Up Parliament?

Tom Bage | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Bage

Platforms like are opening up politics because they put power directly into the hands of the people and it's good that Westminster is evolving to reflect that. But if Parliament's formal petitions process is going to achieve its full potential it should ditch the focus on arbitrary numbers and 19th Century committees and embrace a more open model fully fit for the 21st Century.

Why I Ended My Affair With Instagram

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Michael Kallenbach

For starters, we spent much too much time together looking at each other and trying to make ourselves happy, prettier or sexier. What could we do to make us more attractive to the outside world, one of us would continually ask.

Keep Up or Get Caught Out - Lessons From the Ashley Madison Hack

Gary Newe | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

As the lines between the professional and social use of technology continue to blur, it is vital that we start to really recognise the significance of these attacks, how likely they are and how damaging they can be.

Is Stephen Hawking's Hunt For Aliens Worth $100 Million? No

Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

Yes, I'm grateful that we have pioneers including Hawking and Milner who are willing to invest. But what about the more immediate problems on our doorstep that simply refuse to budge despite the policies, brain power, human capital and money we've thrown at it.

The New Pebble Time Watch Deserves A Lot Of Respect But It's No Apple Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech

Birthed out of a Kickstarter campaign with a view to break into the seemingly lucrative smartwatch market, Pebble Time is a watch with humble beginnin...

Mudslinging on Twitter

Mark Borkowski | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Borkowski

The fame of Minaj and co of course raised the exchange above the average online spat. But as the case of Corbyn shows, a man who only a month ago was little known outside of North London Marxist reading groups, there are other factors at play.

Google Maps Tells Will Tell You Off For Asking "Are We There Yet?"

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech

You're on a never-ending journey and someone in the back seat is persistently asking if we're there yet, despite being sat in a traffic jam on the mot...

This Is The Weirdest Snake You Will Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech

If you thought snakes were legless creatures, you thought wrong. Scientists have discovered a fossil that depicts an ancient reptile, which they b...

China Just Kickstarted A New Alien Space Race

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech

China has announced that it is building the world's largest telescope with a dish that equals the size of 30 football pitches. According to state m...

Summer Budget: What the Tech?

Roger Keenan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

The big talking points included a new national living wage, business tax reform and continued economic growth. However, those who were hoping the government would commit support to growing the UK's digital footprint were likely left disappointed - technology wasn't mentioned once during the hour long Budget speech.

Exploring Urban Mobility: Why This Car Company Wants You to Sell Your Car

Joseph Seal-Driver | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Joseph Seal-Driver

Owning a car in the city is, in practice, a pretty big drain. Not just on finances, but on space. According to TfL, there are 2.6m cars in London. That's over seven thousand miles of cars clogging up and polluting London's streets.

Natural Selection: Does Evolution Pull or Push?

Mark Brewer | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Brewer

Consider the following alternative. The forward-facing brain can almost certainly be traced back to the development of neural nets in all extremely simple organisms with bilaterian (symmetrical) body plans.

This Machine Is Literally Going To Turn Our Solar System Into A Bank

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

One of the things humans are good at is finding ways to make money and we've now come up with a way of turning our beloved solar system into a bank, u...

Is It Wrong to Admire Nazi Rocket Scientists?

Thomas Moorton | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

It still bothers me, as it would any emotionally healthy person, how do I reconcile my love for the scientific achievements of a man whose work killed so many. The answer, I assume, lie in the methods and scientific validity of his work.

Brain_manufacturing: The Perfect Design Based on Brain Activity

Merel Bekking | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech
Merel Bekking

I figured, if I really want to make something perfect, the best design in the world, I should exclude the emotions. I'll take a shortcut to perfection by using science instead of taste and personal preference. So if you would say you didn't like it, I could prove you wrong, because science sad so. Wouldn't that be nice?

WhatsApp Finally Unveils Mark 'Unread' Feature, But It's Not All It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has issued a flurry of updates to its hugely popular messaging app, including a new ability to mark messages as 'unread' on your home screen....

This Is What Would Need To Happen For Us To Live Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

The premise of Neverland has always held a fascination for quite a few of us, primarily because of the sheer impossibility of achieving immortality. ...

We All Have Our Part to Play in Keeping Our Children Safe From Abuse on the Internet

Claire Lilley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

One of the major challenges facing police forces is that as technology advances offenders are inventing new ways to commit crimes. We heard cases about offenders live streaming abuse or grooming children through social networks under fake identities.

Brace Yourselves We're About To Find Out If There's Another Earth Out There

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

We're on brink of some potentially monumental news today as NASA tells us whether the Kepler Telescope has found another Earth. Yes, that's right -...

Demand Your Anonymity - Even if You're Having an Affair

Kassem Younis | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech
Kassem Younis

It's great that tech companies are at least talking about privacy, but they shouldn't be seen as the sole, compliant arbiter of anonymity online. Consumers use countless online services and gadgets - we should be demanding that anonymity and privacy should be baked in at the core.

Cli-Fi; Climate Change Fiction As Literature's New Frontier?

Bethan Forrest | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech
Bethan Forrest

The idea of the arts and sciences as two separate endeavours devoid of a common purpose, (one devoid of creativity, the other of practicality) comprising differing measurable worth to opposing people is a fallacy that is relatively new.