UK Tech.

To Thine Own Selfie Be True

Caragh Little | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

The selfie is so last year perhaps, but it's hardly a new concept: it's today's equivalent of the artist's self-portrait, in the same way that instagramming your lunch is just the current version of still life. Humankind has always tried to bear reality through gazing into its own identity.

A No-brainer for Unlocking Science

Alice Bonasio | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

It's no secret that better collaboration between scientists can lead to new insights and faster discoveries, and the world's richest countries are now using this idea globally to push for a dementia cure.

New Gadgets for Seniors Emerge From 2014 Mobile World Congress

Jeh Kazimi | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jeh Kazimi

It's good that headway is being made in the field of gadgets for older people, but there is still a good deal of work and research to be done in order to get the very best for those who need it - and ensure silver gadget offerings aren't low-tech or patronising.

Virgin Offers Home Broadband Speeds of 152 Mbps But Rural Britain Languishes in Slow Lane

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

British households increasingly crave broadband connections that can cope with their huge demand for the web at peak times of day, when everyone's at home and trying to stream their favourite TV shows, download films for the next day's commute, surf the internet for homework, or Skype friends and family.

These GTA V Renderings Are Incredible

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

Check out this photo... Only it's not a photo at all. Nor is this one... These are super-hi-res renderings of stills from GTA V. ...

WATCH: This Machine Plays Music, With Beer

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

A pint of Stella is perhaps not the first thing you'd associate with being musical unless it's chanting a few football songs down the pub. But that...

Did Hundreds Of People Just Imagine The Same Meteor?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

A meteor so bright it was mistaken for a burning plane was spotted across America's East Coast last week - or was it? The American Meteor Associati...

How Mobile Phone Access For Disadvantaged Women Could Save The World Billions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Women given greater access to mobile phones and services could lead to a multi-billion increase in annual global productivity from 2020 – equivalent...

Neknoms and Death Stars: A Lethal Cocktail

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

I was recently neknominated by a friend. For those of you who have been living on a desert island (that has no internet access) for the past couple of months, Neknominate is an internet-spread drinking game whereby the nominated drinks a pint of alcohol (often beer) and then passes on the nomination to someone else via social media...

Are You a Smoaster?

Steph Weller | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Steph Weller

I've certainly been guilty of sharing and Smoasting, especially the F***-Off Boasting About Your Child posts: when our 19-month-old completely surprised us by counting to 10, I was bursting with pride and wanted to shout it from every rooftop but I stopped myself. Because, actually, do I really need 40 likes to affirm that our son is as bright as a button?

Murdered: Soul Suspect Interview With Eric Studer From Airtight Games

Andrew Edney | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Eric Studer graduated from DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2005 with a degree in video game programming. He's been in the video game industry ever since.

A Little Internet Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing

Shihab S Joi | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech
Shihab S Joi

Calling bullshit as often as we do means we've started to become mistrustful of the little knowledge we are presented with. From bogus quotes and photoshopped images to out and out lies dressed as news, it's all out there to fit agendas, appease trouble makers and rile up the stupid.

Why Tinder Might Be the Salvation of Gay Dating

Danny Hilton | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Hilton

Tinder isn't perfect - I'm sure there are tons of you who'll say that it's shallow and heartless to judge someone instantly on a photo (or often a range of photos, if you slow down and want to check each guy a bit more in depth). But Tinder has a human aspect that gives it a foot in the real world.

What Television Can Learn From Yahoo

Dawn Airey | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dawn Airey

Television is still the ultimate lean-forward experience. It has shown that it can embrace digital opportunities, and is now beginning to understand how its content can be delivered and monetised worldwide in a way that wasn't possible ten years ago. As Darwin pointed out, you don't have to be the strongest to survive, you just need to be adaptable, and TV has shown that it can be just that. But there are still reefs ahead on which TV could founder. Television may be adaptable, but it is not very good at changing course quickly.

Welcome to the Second Machine Age - But What Does It Mean for Business?

Tom Clive | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Clive

According to a new book written by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfssen entitled 'The Second Machine Age', we have witnessed two major technological shifts in our history. The first began towards the end of the 19th century, where machines replaced and multiplied the physical work of humans and animals.

Modern Technology Has the Potential to Save Lives

Sophia Salenius | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Sophia Salenius

Mark Zuckerberg's vision for Facebook and WhatsApp could scupper a unique opportunity in human history to improve the fortunes of mankind on a scale not seen since the discovery of penicillin. His plan to monopolize modern communication on his social networks, if successful, will consign telecoms companies to the history books.

Hackers 'Making Plans' To Disrupt World Cup

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

Hackers associating themselves with the Anonymous collective have threatened to disrupt this summer's World Cup in Brazil. Hackers threaten massive...

This Is A Washing Line Nasa's New Robot

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is Nasa's new robot... Oh no wait, this is it... Not much to look at, is it? But the Super Ball Bot is actually a rather clever ...

This Awful Statue Will Commemorate Steve Jobs. Forever.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

Remember the bit at the end of Terminator 2 when the T-1000 dies a death in a pool of molten iron? Well this isn't it but looks pretty much identic...

You Won't Believe This Atomic Bomb Footage

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's real. It looks like a model or some sort of CGI trick but it is utterly and terrifyingly real. This is an Atomic Cannon test from 1953 in Neva...

Why Has Facebook Spent $19billion on WhatsApp?

Philip Letts | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

Despite concerns, Facebook has clearly recognized the need to branch out into other markets. As Facebook celebrates it's 10th birthday, it's time to give credit where credit is rightly due. Let's look at the brand as a matured tech company instead of reaching for the panic-button.

The iBeacon Opportunity - Are You Ready for Personalised In-store Mobile Messaging?

James Connelly | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Smartphones are taking over the world. There are now more iPhones sold than babies born every day*. This is a pretty staggering statistic. There are more than a billion smartphones used globally and age is no barrier -- teens, adults and seniors are all well represented among their users.

To Unplug, or Not to Unplug, That Is the (Wrong) Question

David Mochel | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Whether we are plugged in or not, the common denominator remains the same - life does not go on hiatus when we plug in, but we do get to choose whether we are there for it.

Eye Tests Could Be Going Online

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech

A new online venture is seeking to revolutionise the humble eye-test by enabling you to take one on your computer at home. The results will even be...

Paramount Get 'Top Gun Tweeter' Suspended

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech

Remember the ingenious and incredibly patient individual that embarked upon a mission to tweet the entirety of 'Top Gun' one frame at a time? Well,...