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Holograms Aren't a Gimmick, They're a New Art Form for Our Age

Adam Donen | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Donen

What does it feel like for one's entire world to shatter before one's eyes and, in a moment, be replaced by a new one? Holograms allow us to depict this experience more accurately than can any stage set.

Reports of the Death of Jobs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Seamus Nevin | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Seamus Nevin

Many people today, particularly younger generations, will work in jobs that do not exist yet, in industries that haven't been created. Most will change jobs multiple times and brief periods of unemployment, for people at all levels, will become more common. Consequently, there is a need to ensure better career guidance.

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Is Stoking A Blazing Row On 4/20

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

The Internet has been set ablaze by Snapchat users, angry at the app for releasing a Bob Marley filter on April 20th - a day celebrated by cannabis sm...

Here's Why The NUS Just Voted To 'Ban' Yik Yak

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has voted to heavily restrict anonymous messages on apps such as Yik Yak. Supporters of the decision, made on Tuesday a...

This Revelation Will Change the Way You Live Your Life, Forever

Dave Berry | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dave Berry

I am of course falling prey to 'clickbait' and also happen to be just one of the many b*stards on the planet who use the dark art as part of their vocation - it is a tool in the armoury of many industries.

The Cost of Our Obsession With Computers and Robots

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

I've recently been binge watching a show called Halt and Catch Fire. There are many reasons why I'm drawn to it, but perhaps none more so than the fac...

Our First World Technology Problems Are Nothing Compared to Those in the Middle East

Monty Munford | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

The notion of 'First World Problems' is one that many are familiar with, a rare occasion when those in the First World poke fun at themselves and thei...

'Promising' Skin Cancer Treatment Can Eliminate Deadliest Form Of Disease

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A combination of two immunotherapy drugs can wipe out the most deadly form of skin cancer, even when it has reached an advanced stage, new research su...

How eSports Has Changed the Competitive Gaming Scene

James Knuckey | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
James Knuckey

It would be naive to think that, with the global phenomenon that is the gaming industry, that a competitive scene would not too rise from its flames. While the professional gaming industry has spent the past ten years equipped with the social stigma of sweaty teenagers, it appears, finally, to be taking a modern, new glossy tone.

LinkedIn Is Helping Students Avoid Common Career Mistakes

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

LinkedIn is using its vast membership to help students find the right career. The professional social network is launching an app that aims to use som...

Humanity Could Give Up Fossil Fuels In 10 Years, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

Humanity could, if it wanted to, ditch fossil fuels in just a decade according to a new study by the University of Sussex. This bold claim comes court...

How Social Media Is Giving People With Depression A Voice

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Depression, which affects one in five people at some point in their life, can be an incredibly isolating illness. Aside from the fact that one of the...

What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change?

Drew Hemment | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
Drew Hemment

Climate change happens on such a big scale and over such long time periods it is hard to comprehend at human scale. But we can already see its impact in extreme weather events that are becoming more common.

Curiosity Is Thriving Across the UK

Ian Blatchford | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Ian Blatchford

That our museums enjoyed around 5.55million visits in 2015/16 is testament not only to people's enduring fascination with the history of human ingenuity but also to the creativity of the people who work with me.

Can Taking a Social Media Holiday Benefit Your Mental Health?

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mark Winwood

There can be big benefits to taking some time off social media, however, by logging-out and tuning-in to other means of social interaction. Taking a 'social media holiday', where you meet and speak to people in person, might just be the break that you need.

Google Is Removing Posts Identifying Celebrities At Centre Of Threesome Injunction

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

Lawyers for the celebrity 'threesome couple' at the centre of a controversial legal injunction have admitted they are ordering Google to remove links ...

Apple v the FBI: What Really Happened

Philip Woods | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

With Tim Cook at the helm, it's not terribly hard to believe that the liberal and left-leaning Apple CEO was genuinely following his beliefs, that people are entitled to privacy. What shouldn't be ignored however, is the key potential commercial interests of Apple in the longer term.

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

Why Business Transparency Is the Real Lesson of the Panama Papers

Dan Gandesha | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Dan Gandesha

Transparency is the new normal. The future belongs to the businesses that embrace it.

Social Media Is Not Your Friend in Divorce

Adele McCormack | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adele McCormack

Latest studies are confirming that social media is now being listed as one of the highest causes of divorce and how people are using social media to cope with marital breakdowns can also work against you.

Cooking Meat From My Own Leg (And Other Crazy Experiments I've Done)!

Greg Foot | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
Greg Foot

There was just one thing left to do - whip up a Greg Burger matching those proportions. Turns out I taste delicious - but I couldn't finish the whole thing. It's funny, because even though I knew, logically, that this was just a burger, emotionally it felt strange to eat it. I couldn't stop thinking about what it was meant to represent.

#ScienceX - Inspiring, Challenging, Surprising and Entertaining Through Hands-on Science

Daniele Atkinson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
Daniele Atkinson

Manchester is the 2016 European City of Science, which recognises our unique scientific heritage and our vital contribution to discovery, invention and industry. The UK's second city has produced a wealth of innovations - it is the place where the industrial revolution began, the atom was split and the programmable computer was created.

Microsoft Has A Fun New AI And It Isn't Racist This Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Microsoft unveiled their latest artificial intelligence project on Thursday, and they're probably hoping it doesn't go the way of Tay, their last AI w...

Is Virtual Reality the Ultimate Sword of Damocles?

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

In 1968 something happened that offered a remarkable insight to the future of the human race. In that year, Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull created the world's first virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) head mounted display. They named it the Sword of Damocles.

World's First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation

George Kapellos | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
George Kapellos

Today experts in live streaming 360° and VR Mativision will be broadcasting live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology an operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital. This is a world first.