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Just A Man Dangling One-Handed From A Crane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

He's at it again. James Kingston has found another crane in a beautiful location and precariously dangled off it one-handed while presumably using ...

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.

Hands-on With Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Edition

Andrew Edney | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Activision have just announced Skylanders Trap Team Tablet edition and I got to play with it at Gamescom in Cologne. Children (and some adults)...

Drones, 'War Porn' and Manipulation

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

The reality is that the footage we, war journalists, capture in the field isn't always 'striking' or insightful. In many cases we are forced to stand a good way from the frontline for our own safety, or if we are on the frontline, we can't stay there for long... unmanned remote control drones fitted with high definition gyroscopic cameras will change the role of the war reporter.

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

Digital Detox and Summer Holidays

Sian O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian O'Neill

Is it just me or is the anticipation of a holiday a major part of the overall enjoyment? Just dreaming of those blue skies and padding about in flip-flops can be enough to keep you sane when sitting for prolonged periods at your desk or when standing nose pressed to the door in the tube.

North Korea Looks Insanely Beautiful In This Time-Lapse Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech

North Korea's government have given an insight into the intensely secretive state in the most surprising way - with this beautiful time-lapse video. ...

Explore Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Tate | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Have you ever wished you could have a secret robot alter ego? Or that you could wander around a gallery alone late at night? Well, now you can combine both these fantasies in one as After Dark is launched at Tate Britain.

Charlotte Meredith

This Dad Took His Gamer Children To A War Zone To Put Them Off Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

After his two young sons wanted to play violent video games, a father made the decision to take them to see the real devastation caused by war in a bi...

Crowd-Fund Me to Hawaii!

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Naomi Kerbel

The couple had set up a page and received 21 donations totalling $1,200 to pay for their flights. Whoop whoop for Jen and Jeff. And what about the backers? What did they get? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling that they'd helped a young couple get a spot on a sun lounger. Otherwise nothing.

Celebrity Breastfeeding Selfies - I'm Over It

Kim Chambers | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kim Chambers

The recent trend of celebrity breastfeeding selfies bothers me. I fully support the intention behind these images, to raise awareness of breastfeeding's benefits and normalise breastfeeding in public... Many mums, despite heroic efforts, just cannot breastfeed their children... I felt ashamed I couldn't breastfeed.

Optimising Your Online Mobile Payments

Shane Happach | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

Mobile commerce is on the up and up, and your eCommerce business will need to ensure you're up to the play when it comes to mobile payments if you want to keep pace in 2014 and beyond. Here are Worldpay's top tips for optimising your online mobile payments.

Middle East Tech News: All You Need to Know From the Last Three Months

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Studies provide a number of fresh insights into evolving attitudes and technology based behaviours in this fast changing region... The Middle East is not as different as you might think... "The digital divide demarcates technological abilities in the Arab world about as starkly as anywhere on earth."

What We Learnt From the 'Call of Duty' Advanced Warfare Reveal

Andrew Edney | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Yesterday here in Cologne, Activision and Sledgehammer Games revealed multiplayer for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Multiplayer has always been a major selling point for any Call of Duty game, but this year they have really pulled out all the stops to make it the biggest and best they have ever done

Are You Being Given the Right Access to the Right Information?

Christian Toon | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Imagine it was your first day in a new job... you'll spend time finding your way around filing cabinets and IT systems, reviewing information and locating documents you need to do your job... If the organisation you've joined has a solid information management process in place, this will be simple. If it doesn't, working life could quickly become a struggle.

7 Clever Smart Home Inventions on My Radar

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Google may have cornered the market with its Nest range of thermostats and smoke alarms, and Apple ignited the battle for the Internet of Things a few months ago with the announcement of its "Home" app... Here are some of the most exciting and accessible smart products that I've spotted recently.

What the Criminal Justice Sector Can Learn From Google

Anton Shelupanov | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anton Shelupanov

The part-privatisation of the probation service of England and Wales represents one of the most radical policy reforms in crime and justice of the past 70 years. The changes are, not surprisingly, the cause of a great deal of upheaval, doubt and concern in the sector.

Google Maps Replaced A Lovely Village With A Penis (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech

The village of Skellow in South Yorkshire may not be universally known for much but Google may have changed that this weekend. If you happened to l...

When Email Becomes Efail

Paul Marshall | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Marshall

The first thing we do when we wake up is to check our emails. The last we do before going to bed is to check our emails. In the middle of the night we check our emails. Yes, sleep checking is the 21st century's sleep walking. Funny how you don't remember responding to that particular call to action. Sorry, but it's too late now. T

How Twitter Has Changed Warfare Forever

Danny Coleman-Cooke | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Coleman-Cooke

It is clear that social media is now an indispensable part of the toolkit for anyone involved in modern conflict, but it also seems likely that its impact will help shape military tactics and decision making in the future. Political commentators occasionally refer to the 'CNN effect', where emotive TV pictures encourage governments to both enter and exit wars and humanitarian disasters.

Just A Casual Evening Jumping Off A London Skyscraper

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

There are a lot of ways to spend an evening in London - one of the capital's many fine restaurants, a play in the West End or a gentle meander along t...

Social Media and Modern Warfare

Adam Fisch | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

I'm actually not 100% sure that social media inherently is good. Yes, it's possible for people to post real-time news, yes it encourages every individual to voice their thoughts and be accessible but what happens when the social media news agenda gets hijacked?

Britcoin

Niamh Corbett | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

Canary Wharf has become cool! ... On Wednesday, George Osborne turned up in Canary Wharf to announce a new initiative that will explore the potential role of virtual currencies and digital money (Bitcoin to you and I) in Britain's economy.

Frustration vs. Video Game Violence in Real-Life Aggression

Jamie Madigan | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jamie Madigan

Games are complex, as are our interactions with them, and there are many theories about what makes for fun, frustrating, or enjoyable game beyond just how much red is on the screen... The "violence in the video games" scene needs to move beyond simply "do they or don't they".

Declare Email Bankruptcy to Avoid Vacation Email Overload

Monica Seeley | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

For many the most stressful aspect of taking a proper vacation is the horror of returning to hundreds even thousands of unread emails... What are your options? ... declare email bankruptcy, delete the lot and wait for someone to re-contact you about anything either urgent or important.