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Someone Made A Human Hamster Wheel And It's Seriously Impressive

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run in a human-sized hamster wheel? One Taiwanese street performer has done just that and it looks ...

When Does Blogging Become Content Marketing?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We have moved on from just calling this process "corporate blogging." Now we are referring to the process of publishing corporate information, which is not specifically advertising, as content marketing.

Ten Years On, Is Banking Heading to the Crowd?

Anil Stocker | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anil Stocker

Peer-to-peer lending is now ten years old, with the first ever peer-to-peer finance platform Zopa, celebrating a decade in business this month. That decade has seen a dramatic change in the banking landscape.

Can Robot Elephants Replace Circus Animals?

Douglas McPherson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Douglas McPherson

In an increasingly sanitised and digitalised age, the interaction of trainer and animal in the sawdust circle provides something real and raw that no other form of entertainment can offer. Rather than demeaning animals, it impresses all ages with their skill and intelligence, and enhances our relationship with nature.

Whiplr - The Hot New App Designed for All Levels of Kink

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jordi Sinclair

I always feel as though every dating app is exactly the same. You look at someone's photo and where they live, you "swipe", "like" or "heart" them and hope they reciprocate. So when I stumbled across Whiplr, it at least sounded a little bit different than the "norm".

You Can Fix A Broken Laptop By Putting It In The Oven, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

A widespread problem with Nvidia graphics chips forced a lot of laptops sold between 2008 and 2010 to become faulty - but according to Gizmodo, all yo...

Martha Lane Fox Would Have Died If It Wasn't For This...

PA | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Internet entrepreneur and Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox has said that she would have died following a near-fatal accident if she had not been...

The Ten Reasons Why I Deactivated Facebook (and Five Reasons Why I Went Back)

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Fleur Missaghian

Every time I saw a baby photo or cute kids photo/video it hurt my heart. I found myself involuntarily comparing my life to the person's life - especially the mother - and for a moment I just felt bad about the path my life has taken.

The Digital High Street 2020 Report Shows Why High Street Needs to Be Ready for Mobile

Daniela Cecilio | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Daniela Cecilio

High-street shops need to compete online more effectively, as retailers are losing £12 billion in sales a year simply because they do not have suitable websites. So what is the solution to this problem? This report proposes not one, but four.

What is 'Dark Social' and How Can It Be Measured?

Chris Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

I copied the URL into an email and sent it to her. In doing so, I was committing a 'dark social' act. But what does this simple action mean for marketing on the web, and more importantly how on earth do we track it?

SXSW 2015: This Slick, All-American Dream Makes Me Hate the Fact That I Live in the UK

Vincent Dignan | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

I really believe the inherent optimism of Americans is a major reason behind their cultural and business successes. Europe certainly has enough smart and talented people, but from my 10 years+ of being around creative people and three years in the startup world, I see many similarities and faults in the two groups.

How Businesses Can Use VR to Their Advantage

Dave Wallace | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why read about a product? Why not actually touch and feel it? The user experience is about to enter the next frontier. Consumers will expect a far greater 'experience', and that will require the business community to consider how best to use VR.

What to Know to Survive as a Startup

Bertie Stephens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Do you know why most startups fail in the first year? Because it usually takes longer than a year to build real traction and create a successful business, something many entrepreneurs totally underestimate.

Jurassic Park Is Even More Awesome With $100,000 Worth Of Lego

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

Ever since 'The Lego Movie' came out we've been inundated with surprisingly good fan-made stop motion animations of blockbusters, and this is certainl...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

Technology has changed the world around us, so is it any wonder that our mental issues have reached the next version number too? If you have OCD and happen to be a geek, it will almost certainly poke its nose into your favourite hobbies and interests.

Eclipse: A Magical Moment Obscured by Bureaucracy.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

How sad. An eclipse is a special thing; it's a moment to celebrate the great celestial coincidence that the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon and it's 400 times further away, creating the necessary conditions for the great blazing light to be eclipsed by a candle.

Broadband: What About the Urban Not Spots?

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Glanz

We need to be planning now for the next generation of ultra-fast broadband and mobile network to ensure London can be a Capital city which maximises the opportunities from ever increasing demand for content on demand and on the go through to the prospects of an Internet of Things, connecting everything including the kitchen sink to the web.

Talking About 'The Sims 4: Get To Work" With Azure Bowie

Andrew Edney | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

In The Sims 4 Get to Work players will take active control of their Sims while they're at work and determine whether they are headed towards the big promotion or becoming the workplace menace.

A Whole Bundle of Trouble - The Problem With Bundled Service Packages

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So you want to buy a bundle of services? No? Why not? It must be a good deal because everyone's bundling these days. Amazon does it. So does Sky TV. And your broadband provider, your bank, your credit card and insurance companies, even fast food restaurants bundle services because they know what's best for you.

Fashionably Late? The Industries Only Just Joining the Social Media Party

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

It's a natural state of affairs; all technology adoption is on a bell-curve: you have early adopters 'ahead of the curve' and late adopters who wait until it becomes almost essential. Let's take a look at some of the industries who very much on the late adoption side of the curve for social media.

"You're the No. 1 Worldwide Trend on Twitter Right Now"

Tami Mir | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tami Mir

We go to the Social media for information. Who do you think provides that information? People like you and me. Our opinions are a collection of not only our own experiences, but the shared experiences of others as well.

Amazon Delivers Within the Hour and Starbucks Drops Off at Your Desk: The Future of Delivery Services

Georgie Barrat | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments and the mobile-app space. Adding delivery options to their roster is an exciting advancement and highlights the changes that are currently taking place in delivery services as a whole.

Three Examples of the Evolution of Identity

Patrick Salyer | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

Allowing users to verify their identities and log in to websites and mobile applications using existing profiles from networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn not only creates a more streamlined experience for consumers, it also enables marketers to capture and leverage rich, first-party social identity data.

Is Organic Traffic a Right or a Privilege?

Jonathan Guy | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Unlike the old directory days when you had one entry in one place you now have hundreds, or in the case of e-commerce thousands of places which need to appear in search. As do all your competitors so it becomes a bun fight to get yourself seen amongst the noise.

Someone Recreated 'The Matrix' In Lego And It's Utterly Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Tech

Prepare to be completely blown away. Animator - and it must be added, total legend - Snooperking, has recreated the lobby scene from 'The Matrix'. ...