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After One Of Humanity's Most Trying Years, What We Posted On Twitter Showed The World Is Still Kind

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

With Twitter fast becoming the go to place for abuse it seemed only logical that the figures would reveal a truth which we all felt was inevitable - that social media is the breeding ground for hate. What I saw shocked me, but not for the reasons you might have expected. Twitter's most influential moments were not trolling campaigns, messages of hate during a terrorist attack, nor were they based around celebrity gossip or the revelation that the world's most famous pop star does indeed have a penis...

Throwing Hot Tea Into The Air While It's -40C Has A Spectacular Outcome

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech

A Canadian photographer has captured the brilliance of physics in one spectacular shot. Michael Davies decided to document what happens when you t...

Science Has Found A Way To Avoid Christmas Wrapping Anxiety

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech

If you hate wrapping presents, help is at hand this year. Mathematician Katie Steckles posted a video on YouTube explaining how to go about the pa...

Man Proposes To Girlfriend By Sending Ring Into Space

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Shawn Wright decided to pop the question, he was determined that his proposal would be out of this world. So he decided to send the engagement...

The Apprentice Round-Up - Is Alan Sugar Departing From Technology?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Last Sunday it came down to two candidates, Joseph Valente and Vana Koutsomitis who both became favourites halfway through the season as they showed great leadership, business prowess and teamwork. Yet despite their qualities, Alan Sugar was only interested in one thing and that's their business plan.

Anonymous Declares War On Turkey Over Alleged Support For Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech

Anonymous has launched a cyberwar with Turkey, accusing it of supporting Islamic State. The 'hacktivist' collective posted a video message warning...

The Incredible Moment Drone Crashes Down Just Inches From World Cup Skiier

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech

This is the incredible moment a drone came crashing down during a World Cup slalom ski race. The device rapidly tumbled down the slope nearly colli...

Being Lil BUB's Dude - And Making BUB's Album

Mike Bridavsky | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mike Bridavsky

As someone who's owned a recording studio, has been making records professionally for over 13 years, and has played in several touring bands, I realise that an album "by a cat" must seem absurd. But as with everything that involves BUB, the project came about organically and seemingly out of thin air (or directly from BUB's mind)...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Takes Down 'Star Wars The Force Awakens' With Science

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

It has happened. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed scientist has commented on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with a wonderful list of what should really ...

This Is What Happens When Drone Photographers Travel To The New Wonders Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech

The beauty of the world we live in can at times be marred by the humdrum of the everyday. However, a group of drone photographers have captured the...

Koko Is A Social Network To Help People With Stress And Anxiety

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you're feeling stressed or anxious, usually the worst place to go is social media. Whether it's seeing a friend's amazing honeymoon photos or ...

Tim Peake Tries to Phone Parents From Space, Gets The Answerphone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

You know that awkward moment when you try and call your parents from the International Space Station and it goes straight to voicemail? Well, Briti...

Staring At This Optical Illusion Makes You Go 'Blind'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

After the phenomenon that was the dress, the internet has found another head-spinning optical illusion. Introducing, the rotating yellow dots. Ok s...

Simple Battery-Extending Tricks For Almost EVERY Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

As Christmas fast approaches, and phones are poised for vines, tweets and Facebook posts about the merry-making it is important to have a few tips han...

Instagram: Truth and Lies

Claire Jopson | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Jopson

When we're posting those iconic 'plane wing' photographs, we're simultaneously dying inside. We hate flying. Relaxed, confident travellers, we are not. Our travel bags usually consist of Kalms, Immodium, Gaviscon and Asprin (or in Laura's case, straight up Valium).

Top Five Worst Hacks of 2015

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you'll have witnessed proof that digitisation has taken over our lives. With there now being more internet-connected devices than humans on earth and even fridges and kettles being connected, it's sadly inevitable that malicious organisations will attempt to access our data.

These Are The Roughest Neighbourhoods You Can Explore On Google Street View

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

A Reddit thread is giving a fascinating armchair insight into the roughest neighbourhoods visible on Google Street View. Colombia, Slovakia and Eng...

Things Are About To Get Awkward For Porn-Loving Sky Customers

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

Sky will automatically block porn and other "adult content" for new customers who join the internet provider from next year. Currently the company'...

All I Want for Christmas Is... A Developer

Sofia Berglind | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Sofia Berglind

Although tech has become a more mainstream career option, with a higher than average number of developers in Sweden versus any other country, it is still not seen as the stable, collaborative or high paying occupation that it truly is.

A French Power Station Is Generating Electricity From Cheese. Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech

A power station in France has found a rather tasty way to generate electricity from cheese. The plant works by converting skimmed whey, a by-produc...

The Future of Search Should Scare Us All

Jonathan Guy | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

The key to this is of course, understanding you, and this explains why digital companies want to 'own' you. The four biggest and most noteworthy of these are Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft and if you have or use any of their products just spend an hour diving into the Terms and Conditions you have signed up to.

Five Reasons Businesses Can No Longer Ignore Blogging

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

When it comes to running a business, either large or small, finding methods to stay ahead of the competition is no easy task. However, there's one big marketing technique that far too many businesses ignore and that's blogging.

Tim Peake Is Helping NASA Astronauts With An Emergency Space Walk

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Tech

At 12:45 GMT, NASA astronauts began the last spacewalk of 2015 leaving Britain's Tim Peake in charge of the US section of the International Space Stat...

The World's First Website Just Turned 25 And It Looks Totally Alien To Us

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech

The world's first website has just celebrated a milestone -- its 25th birthday. On December 20 1990, British physicist Sir Tim Berners Lee hosted t...

Contouring Emojis Now Exist, Thanks To Kim Kardashian

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Style

Remember all those times you were approximately three hours late because you were busy drawing a new face on top of your already existing face? There'...