UK Tech.

Students' Plan To Grow Lettuce On Mars Is Hotting Up

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student project which hopes to grow lettuce on Mars is hotting up after it was the only UK entry to reach the finals of an international competition...

Zoella Isn't Bad for Young Girls, But Branding Her Vacuous for Liking Make Up Is

Tilly Grove | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

The obsession society has with scrutinising young women in the public eye for their ability to be role models is nothing new, and is perpetuated even by women who consider themselves feminists. Wanting women to be empowered and free is surely at direct odds with wanting them to conform to a host of standards that make them 'appropriate' for the consumption of others...

A Very Chartbeat Christmas

Jack Riley | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jack Riley

I did want to contribute to decking the halls this year, and I also wanted a challenge.... So I made some Christmas tree lights that change colour and pattern based on how many people are reading HuffPost.

Man Uses Coloured Lights In Port-A-Potties To Make Incredible Christmas Light Show

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

Service Sanitation has a very unique way to show off their products this festive season. The port-a-potty company used coloured lights in the roofs...

Are Chicken McNuggets Disgusting 'Pink Slime' Or Actual Chicken?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

It's long been the question on every fast food fan's mind - how do they make Chicken McNuggets? Is there even any meat in them? McDonald's have alw...

Life Set To Get Much Tougher For 'Dark Net' Paedophiles

PA | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK

Millions of "sickening and depraved" child abuse images will be removed from the internet as part of an international crackdown being launched by the ...

Whether You're An Art Lover Or Artist-In-Training, These Apps Will Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to getting creative in 2014, there are a bevy of inspiring apps on offer, whether you're looking to indulge your inner Van Gogh - or see...

Rosie Stephenson: The Woman Who Wrote Over Three Thousand Articles on Wikipedia

Netha Hussain | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Netha Hussain

It has been over seven years since her first article on Wikipedia and Rosie, now 60, still keeps writing as enthusiastically as in the past. By now, she has created thousands of articles. Hundreds of them are about rivers, lakes, peninsulas, bays, islands and hamlets. There are also hundreds of biographies.

The Gadget Gifts Sure To Keep Your Kids Occupied

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to buying gifts for the kids, tech toys are always a good bet. The right gadget gift can provide hours of entertainment for your litt...

Sony Lodges Patent Request for Interactive TV Ads

Wayne Beynon | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Through the use of motion capture and voice recognition technology, Sony hope to make advertising on television interactive and 'playable.' One such example in their patent proposal is a suggested advert for McDonalds, in which the user is prompted to say the word 'McDonalds' before the ad will disappear and viewing can resume.

Pirate Bay Back Just Hours After Raid Attempt

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Pirate Bay is back up and running from a web address based in Costa Rica after Swedish authorities tried to shut the website down for good in Stoc...

Twitter In 2014 Was All Selfies, Scotland And The CIA

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

It's been a big year for Twitter - the biggest one yet in fact. The micro-blogging site continues to take the world of online communication by stor...

YouTube's 2014 Rewind Parodies 'Let It Go', 'Turn Down For What'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

For the fifth year running, YouTube has released its festive round up of the most popular videos of the past 12 months. 2013's collection featured ...

And The Most Popular Story On Facebook This Year Was...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley and Chris York | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has revealed its most-talked about topics for the UK and around the world over the last 12 months. With 27 million people logging into the...

Why Zoella Was Wrong to Quit the Internet After 'Girl Online' Ghostwriter Controversy

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I'm not saying she deserved the criticism she received - she isn't the first person to hire a ghostwriter and she won't be the last - but as someone who built her entire brand online, she can't just quit the second the going gets tough.

Catching the Big Fish in the Stream

Horace Trubridge | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Horace Trubridge

If you went into a record shop and bought a CD - I know, it doesn't happen very often any more - of your favourite band and you found out that the money you paid was mostly going to the act that sold the most records that week and not your favourite band then you would be rightly miffed. Unfortunately, the current Spotify model works just like that.

Prepare for the Festive IT Headache

Graham Welch | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The holidays are a time for giving, we all know, and 2014 continues the trend of the past few years - one of the most popular gifts this year will be a new tablet, smartphone or laptop...

TV is Dead - Long Live YouTube

CJ Daugherty | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech
CJ Daugherty

We visit YouTube too, of course, but there's a massive generational divide on this. According to a recent Ofcom study, teenagers watch half the amount of TV their parents watch. And they spend 600% more time watching online videos than adults. That is not a typo. Six hundred percent.

Board Level Accountability Needed to Help Stop Nuisance Calls and Texts

Richard Lloyd | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Richard Lloyd

To say nuisance calls and texts are the bane of millions of people's lives would be an understatement. We found that eight in 10 people (83%) said they had received an unsolicited call within one month on their landline. Around one in 10 (13%) of these received more than 20 unwanted calls in that month.

When Dating Apps Become a Problem... Are We Addicted?

Ryan Houston | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Ryan Houston

When people have been asked why they use these apps, the most popular answer as for one-to-one sex - A positive message when you're looking for love - the second most popular answer was out of boredom - Both use of apps are confusing if you're already in a relationship and apparently 'happy' , which draws me to the question, Are we addicted to dating apps?

Top Tips For Landing A Job In Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Trying to break into the tech industry can be tricky, particularly for an industry newcomer. Whilst technology firms are flourishing, landing a job de...

Bigfoot Is Definitely Real, And He's In Lincolnshire

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

Sasquatch hunter Adam Bird appears to have captured indisputable proof of the mythical creature's existence. Whilst walking through a nature reserv...

You Don't Know What A Cyr Wheel Is, But In 30 Days You Could Look This Cool

The Huffington Post UK/Storyful | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

Eric has watched lots of videos featuring cyr wheels. They’re acrobatic rings and can be mesmerising to watch. He decided to buy one himself a...

Don't You Forget About Me

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

When Twitter's CFO, Anthony Noto's tweeting gaffe signalled Twitter's interest in the Justin Bieber backed selfie app Shots, he demonstrated just how economically important the selfie is as a marker of cultural change in the digital era.

What Pens Can Do That Our Fingers Simply Can't

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

"Who wants a stylus? You have to get 'em and put 'em away, and you lose 'em. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus," Steve Jobs famously told a throng of report...