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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,...

Apple Finally Fix Major Flaw

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech

Apple have issued a fix for a flaw in its OS X operating system that had been described by one expert as being "as bad as you can imagine". Failure...

Five Signs Social Media Is Taking Over Your Life

Deborah Lee | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Lee

You drunk-tweeted and you can't remember what you said... There's a fair chance you've started 'reflex-tweeting'. In other words, it goes hand-in-hand with breathing in and out; you're doing it without thinking.

Security for the Internet of Things

Graham Welch | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

It is happening already and today you need to manage the whole attack continuum - before, during and after an attack. Only then can you hope to regain some of the initiative and ensure that damage to reputation and customer data is minimized, uncovered and remediated as quickly as possible.

Mobile World Congress '14: The Tesla Revs Up and the Blackphone Beckons

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Given that this is the first MWC since the Snowden revelations, does it surprise you that security is a hot topic? Keep your eyes peeled for the release of Silent Circle's Blackphone - a device which captures this security consciousness perfectly.

A Phone For The Paranoid?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

Are you slightly paranoid? Perhaps conducting a secret affair or planning industrial sabotage, terrorism or just heeding the words of Edward Snowden? ...

Yota Dual Screen Phone Now Available In US

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

An innovative smartphone with a regular screen and an E-Ink display o the back is to go on sale in the US for the first time. The Russian-made Yota...

Apple Scrambles To Fix Major Security Flaw For Mac OS X

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

Apple is scrambling to fix a security flaw described by one expert as being "as bad as you can imagine". A failure in checks on the validity of a w...

Terrifying Video As Bird Smashes Through Plane Windscreen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

There you are minding your own business and enjoying peaceful flight and BOOM! Some inconsiderate human in a light aircraft flies right into you. ...

Speed Skating With Super Mario Kart Weapons Should be A Thing

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

The Sochi Winter Olympics were fun weren't they? The energy, the rivalries, the sports you didn't realise were actually sports... The only way it c...

Preview of Ubisoft's South Park: The Stick of Truth

Andrew Edney | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

The premise of the game is simple - you play "The New Kid", also known as douche bag, who has just moved to South Park and get's involved, as you do, with an epic quest to save The Stick of Truth from the forces of evil.

Personal and Anonymous Social Networks Gain Ground on Facebook and Others

Monty Munford | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

The science of Dunbar's Number is one that most of us are unfamiliar with, but the number itself is one that people in social media know very well. That number of 150 alleges that these are the maximum number of people or friends that a person's brain can deal with.

Open Data and Hacking for Social Good

Farez Rahman | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Data aggregators and directories are important roles in the ecosystem. There is so much data out there, that it's hard to keep up with what is available. Additionally, you want to ensure that the data feeds you want can be integrated with your existing data with minimal effort.

Information Junkies and Discerning in the Digital Age

Michelle Holmes | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Holmes

While its true that technology has the ability to and is expanding our consciousness and our reach and access when wanting to obtain, explore and digest information this also gives us the scope to become information junkies - encyclopaedias with an opinion and the ability to churn out a fact about everything and anything.

Robots 'More Intelligent Than Humans In 15 Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

Normally predictions of robots becoming sentient beings more intelligent than humans can be dismissed as wishful futurology speak. But when the per...

Solar Storms 'Behave Like Suopernova'

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists studying coronal mass ejections (CMEs) have found similarities between the surface of the Sun and supernova in a giant nebula thousands of ...

Facebook's Dead User Profiles Set To Remain Public

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

After much deliberation Facebook is changing the way in which it treats the profiles of deceased members. Up until now a 'memorialised' page could ...

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As Kiev erupted into violence this week, the world's media made its way to the city's makeshift morgues and, once again, made record of a country taking democracy into its own hands. There has been no end of dramatic imagery emerging from the city, but perhaps the most moving piece to resonate around the world was the YouTube video I Am A Ukrainian, which made post-grad student Yulia the voice of a country in two short but powerful minutes. The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook may have been the big financial and tech news of the week, but arguably it was Tinder that deserved the headlines. In a certain Russian town, the dating app saw a 400% increase in users in the past seven days...

Weekend Shopping: Covetable Tech Covers

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

With the news buzzing about WhatsApp's sale to Facebook, my thoughts turned to tech accessories. As a devoted Apple fan, I make no apologies for the extreme bias towards items that fit their products in my selection below although most pouches can also be used for other tablets, as well as in place of a regular clutch bag to pop your phone and other bits into.

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Broadband - Not Always the Speed You Would Expect

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

A full fibre optic connection into the home is the future and there is no doubt of that. But with coverage in the UK standing at under 0.1% (FTTH Council Europe 2014 figure) we are a long way from embracing what is seen as the ultimate destination for broadband.

Clouds Will Make Us Invisible

Dr. Peter Cochrane | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Peter Cochrane

First: social clouds will see all the activities of social networking in virtual space translated into real space. If you know someone virtually and they drift into your real space, our mobile devices recognise this and flag the situation. It will be irresistible not to meet and greet!

Could You Really Fall in Love With a Computer Operating System?

John Oswald | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Oswald

But could anyone really fall in love with a piece of software? It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but, the truth is, much of the technology the film depicts is already with us. And scenarios like this might not be that far off. 'Love' is perhaps a metaphor for the kind of dependency or symbiosis we're heading towards.

Is It Possible to 'Ghostblog' for a Leading CEO?

Mark Hillary | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I have been blogging now for over a decade. In fact, I have watched blogs mutate from the original form of 'web-logging' that was just like keeping an online diary to the present-day where most people get their news about the world from blogs.

WhatsApp Deal Shows Facebook Chasing Dominance, Not Relevance

Gavin Megaw | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Megaw

The fact that a company with a mere 32 engineers in its workforce can be valued at $19bn - more than Twitter when it went public - is extraordinary. But it is a clear guide to the power that digital media tools hold.