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Negative SEO Does Exist and Here's the Proof

Jonathan Guy | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Last week however one of our client's sites received an "Unnatural Links" notification in Webmaster Tools. Given that we haven't been link building for this client or site and we know that they haven't then this was a bit of a surprise... it's clearly a crude attack on their site.

301+ Interviews: Doctor Puppet

Mat Greenfield | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Doctor Puppet is a series of stop motion animated shorts featuring characters and concepts from the sci-fi series ... "We are working on episode 6 and it will premiere at the end of August. We're actually doing something really different and exciting".

Everyone Talks About the Jet Stream But What Is It?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Terrible winter? Blame it on the jet stream. Great summer? Praise be to the jet stream for being in the right place (i.e. not over the UK for a very pleasant change). But what exactly is this jet stream that everyone keeps talking about, and why does it have such a large influence on our weather?

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

Why the Tour de France Has Proved We Are Selfie-Obsessed

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mariann Hardey

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen branded the craze 'a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' ... in this technologically driven age, each spectator wants to prove they were part of the action and hence the selfie found a new arena... it undoubtedly gravitates towards narcissism. 'Look at how much fun I'm having, I want you to envy me'.

This Proud Father Filmed His Wife Giving Birth On The Pavement

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think delivering your wife's child in the street would be a stressful affair, but one man managed to do just that....and film it at the same tim...

The Internet Isn't Just a Space for Art

Omar Kholeif | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The performative self[ie] online is part of a longer social process of mapping the marginal body into space, a networked space that posits the identifiable self as part of a primary narrative from which it has been excluded... It's a way of manifesting one's existence, proving that you are alive.

And the Player of the Tournament Is... Technology

Garry Veale | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

Nearly one billion viewers worldwide are predicted to watch Sunday's final with the social media sphere expected to see a massive spike during and immediately after the match. Technology, and our adoption of it, has certainly been a key player in making this tournament such a success.

Facebook Likes Don't Fight Cancer, Action Does

Sal Lahoud | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sal Lahoud

Be it those ubiquitous 'cancer selfies' or the bemusing proliferation of posts saying 'If you hate cancer, like this', this is a disease that provokes us to do something, even if that something is utterly trivial.

With the UK Top for Science and Technology, it's Time to Close the Innovation Gap

Adam Afriyie | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

We must make sure that we take economic advantage of our discoveries, translating them into new businesses, jobs and economic growth... To keep Britain at the forefront of the international competitiveness league tables, science and technology must remain a backbone of British industry.

From Hero to Zero: Google Glass

Dave Wallace | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

In the UK we're just embarrassed of wearing them, which is a very British response. So in theory Glass is great but the reality is that after a while we all got bored. As my youngest said: "What's next Dad?"

Another Cloudy Public Spending Debate?

Andrew Carr | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

It's clear that county councils have some major cultural and structural issues to address to enable them to start taking full advantage of new technologies such as the cloud. Until then, I'm afraid, there will be more tut-tutting and exasperated sighs.

A New Era of Film Technology

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

I have no doubt we'll soon see lightweight gimbals marketed at consumers who are tired of shaky footage of their holidays or the kids' sports day. When that day comes, people will be able to have high quality, smooth movement to go with their HD cameras.

301+ Interviews: Brock Baker

Mat Greenfield | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

"I started dubbing this 'Friday' video, made her sound like Christopher Walken and finished about two hours later. I was originally going to dub the whole thing but got bored with it so I added them driving off a cliff." ... The video accumulated over 30 million views in the days following its release and has been watched more than 43 million times as of July 2014.

How Technology Is Bringing Sports Fans Closer to All the Action

Sam Seddon | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Seddon

Analytics can change the relationship between the individual and the fan. Knowing the subtleties, strategies and fine margins between winning and losing helps us appreciate the athletic skill even more and raise our enjoyment of the spectacle even further.

Can I Find Love Through Groupon?

Max Dickins | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Max Dickins

I had to change. I'd reached rock bottom. It was time to get a life and Groupon was my tool. A Narnia of discounts, a wardrobe into a magical otherworld full of adventure. And since then I've become a Lord, changed my name by Deed Poll to "Max Groupon", and bought property on the planet Mars.

When Impact Is More Important Than Invention

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Sometimes commercial viability of biomedical inventions or therapeutics exists only in developed countries, even though minor product optimisations could increase access to life-saving medical care in resource-limited settings through cost reduction and functionality additions.

The Privacy Prospect

Mark Whitby | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

The "right to be forgotten" could be seen as a potential coup for brands and consumers who wish to rid themselves of those old, embarrassing search links once and for all... Instead of being asked in the fine print if we wish to opt out, the marketing industry may need to get used to the idea of politely asking consumers to opt in.

Will Nobody Rid Me of This Turbulent Priest?

Alex Letts | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Letts

The hitmen allegedly hired by Henry II to sort out Thomas Beckett may be back in business if the current Archbishop of Canterbury continues to make waves over the plight of those exploited by exorbitant APRs. But they won't be hired by the Crown this time, more likely by the loan sharks.

Tinder: A Start-up that Went from Frying Pan to Fire

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

When they created this app called Tinder - with their dreams of Silicon Valley rose and their tinted glasses on - they probably thought they were binding the world with love and all nice things around it... Now, what an irony of time, that the founders of the app that was meant to bring people in love together, are going to slug it out in the court.

Best Songs of 2014: Soundcloud and Bandcamp Edition

Todd Cochran | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

It's not that there are more bands, it's just that the distribution method has evolved. To find new music takes more patience than ever. I find that Bandcamp and Soundcloud as a never-ending treasure island of amazing new music.

I Don't Get the #Selfie Phenomenon

Vicky Chan | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

No one cares about your new clicky pen or the three friends you're currently hanging out with. Taking a selfie with it/them and hashtagging the damn photo doesn't make it more interesting. Can we just go back to appreciating proper group photos where you can actually see everyone's faces?

Watch As These People Got Closer To An F16 Than They Ever Imagined

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech

Oh. My. Lordy. This is the pant-spoiling moment a Turkish F16 jet missed a crowd of onlookers at Lincoln airshow by just metres as it came in to la...

BAE Systems Think 3D Printers Could Make Terrifying Weapons

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech

BAE Systems are placing a lot of faith in the terrifying potential for 3D printing. We've already had handguns but the aerospace firm has much gran...

Harnessing the Digital Sharing Revolution to Save Lives

Dr Trudie Lang | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Trudie Lang

Today is a big day for the Global Health Network, as we launch the Global Health Research Process Map. This is the first digital toolkit designed to enable researchers anywhere in the world to conduct rigorous global health research. It offers step-by-step guidance for planning successful global health research projects and has the potential to revolutionise the current process, speeding the development of new research and therapies.