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This Brain Altering Gadget Quite Literally Zaps You Into A Good Mood

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Achieving calm in the eye of a storm usually takes some serious mental power and even then, it's not always possible. Well a new gadget Thync, whic...

Fair Trade Organic Cocaine and Other Delights From the Dark Net

Steve Loynes | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Loynes

Updated morality questions, such as whether it's the webcam girls or the punters that are being manipulated, are easy enough to understand. That the dark net offers a safer way to buy drugs (that'll only be purchased on street corners otherwise) creates far newer moral dilemmas.

Understanding the Importance of Universal Digital Suffrage

Chi Onwurah | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

In the 19th Century the Tories finally came round to the idea that universal suffrage was a democratic prerequisite. As change is happening more quickly, we shall seek to make them understand the importance of universal digital suffrage in the next few years.

Akon Wants To Bring Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Akon's to do list just got a little longer. Aside from being an award winning producer and RnB singer, he's now hoping to provide electricity to 600 m...

India Arrested A Pigeon Thinking It Was A Spy. No Joke.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

India has reportedly arrested a pigeon from Pakistan after suspecting it of espionage. We're not making it up. The pigeon that broke the Internet....

Ironically, The Only Thing That Breaks A Tesla Is A Massive Bolt Of Lightning

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

The general principle of car manufacturing is that a vehicle should not be destroyed by the very fuel it is running on. Indeed with electric vehicles,...

A Gay Man Discusses Dating in the App-Age (Part One)

Harvey Wilks | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Break up with boyfriend? Go straight to the App Store, download Tinder, Grindr, Happn, Hinge, Scruff and any other of the veritable cornucopia of dating apps and try and source a fresh one. Right? Hmmm.

This Inventor Is No Patent Troll

Patrick Racz | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Racz

You'd never know from reading the headlines and the one sided reporting, that a real inventor with a legitimate claim for willful patent infringement was behind the case of Smartflash LLC v Apple Inc. Many readers will be aware of the old adage "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" but in this case the real story and the facts are probably far more interesting than the myth being proffered by Apple. Patent Troll... screamed the headlines around the world, after we soundly defeated Apple at trial, won a unanimous verdict for willful infringement and a Jury award for $532.9million.

Want to Get Out of Your Head?

Peter Lamont | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Lamont

We are not brains. We are people with bodies. The brain, by itself, is somewhat limited. It can't breathe. It can't eat. It can't see or hear. It can't walk or talk, smile or kiss, laugh or cry, have sex or raise children. There are all kinds of things that the brain can't do, but you can do, because you are not a brain.

Building an Apple Watch App: An Insider's Guide

Anthony Eskinazi | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Eskinazi

The Watch is especially valuable in situations where efficiency is of the essence - whether that's keeping track of incoming emails during a meeting, checking transport information whilst on the move, or extending your parking if you're running late.

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks The Internet With New Twitter World Record

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner has broken a world record after gaining more than a million Twitter followers in just four hours. The achievement comes after she r...

The Future Of Surgery Is Terrifying Micro Robots Tearing Your Gut Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're squeamish look away now. Scientists at John Hopkins' have come up with an alternative way to perform colon biopsies (as seen in the above...

The Rise of the iParent: Five Tips and One Rule for Kids and Technology

Vivien de Tusch-Lec | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vivien de Tusch-Lec

Allowing your kids screen time is a bit like formula feeding, or putting your kids in daycare. A very persuasive part of our culture practically forbids it. And if you ignore this advice your child will suffer emotionally from the impact, and probably grow up behind bars.

Don't Freak Out But Google's Turning Your Jeans Into A Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Google and Levi have partnered to create a type of interactive cloth that might just be the best material the fashion industry has seen since it was f...

VR: Coming Soon to a Screen (Very) Near You

David Akka | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
David Akka

Do you, as the media creator, want to create a roller coaster, exciting but the same every time, or almost a choose-your-own-adventure story which your audience will each experience slightly differently to each other and each time?

Ten Most Important Things You Need to Know About Working With Twitter

Ellis Shuman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellis Shuman

This article is intended for individuals (such as authors, artists, musicians, politicians, etc.) and businesses (big and small) who want to "sell" their products via the Twitter social platform. "Sell" is the wrong word, as I will soon explain.

Children of the Revolution

Ian Spero | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

Last week I wrote about an event staged in London involving more than 200 speakers, stakeholders and thought leaders representing the private, public and 3rd sectors, with a vested interest in reimagining our future.

Would You Like to WhatsApp Ronald McDonald?

Richard Batt | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

Reports online are saying WhatsApp is going to open up to more commercial messages, allowing companies and entrepreneurs to contact customers. Which is great if you run a high-level spam operation, not so great if you just enjoy messaging your friends.

The Kindness of Strangers: Why Do Human Beings Do Good Things?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

Many acts of kindness may be motivated by self-interest. But is it naive to suggest that 'pure' altruism can exist as well? An act of pure altruism may make someone feel better about themselves afterwards, and it may increase other people's respect for them, or increase their chances of being helped in return at a later point.

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

This Artificially Intelligent Robot Wants To Rule The World...With Hugs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you have no friends, don't like the ones you have or just want to make a new one, Musio the artificially intelligent robot from software company AK...

A Total Stranger Modded Some Straighteners So A Quadriplegic Could Do Her Own Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

One of the reasons we love Reddit is that every so often it shows off humanity's kinder side. Rachelle Friedman aka Rollingonwheelz, is a quadriple...

Pizza Hut Takeaway Boxes Now Play Movies. No Really It's True.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

Pizza Hut is now offering a rather odd but true helping of home entertainment to its takeaway menus. The Hut's 'Blockbuster Box' is giving customer...

Five Ways to Be a Better (Digital) Parent

Rachel Jones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel Jones

As more and more schools are using 1:1 devices, such as smart phones or tablets, as part of lessons, it cannot be just assumed that parents will know how to support their children in managing a healthy relationship with technology.

There Is Now a 'Northern Powerhouse' of Online Retail Businesses to Rival London's Tech Heartland

Tanya Lawler | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tanya Lawler

The location with the highest density of online businesses - calculated on the volume of small online retail businesses operating in a region and their subsequent sales, as a proportion of the local population - is over 200 miles from London, up the M6 in Greater Manchester.