UK Tech.

Students Would Rather Give Up Sex Than Their Smartphones, Research Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students would rather give up sex, coffee and eating out over their smartphones, with nearly two thirds owning three or more connected devices, resear...

Chinese Men Jailed For Stealing Digital Swords

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

Two Chinese men are heading to jail for two years after being convicted of stealing £3,798 of virtual items. The cyber-criminals, Mr Wang and Mr C...

Every Human On Earth. Dumped In The Grand Canyon. Just Because.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

Admit it, you've always wanted to know how big the pile would be if every human on Earth was dumped in the Grand Canyon. Well wait no more, here it...

Some People Think This Rock 'Face' Is Proof Of Underground Alien Base

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

Hey guys, some American chap has found indisputable proof that aliens exist. Here it is... See? The face? The face that is indisputable proo...

Would You Have Sex With A Robot... If It Stole Your Job?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

A new poll has revealed a third of Britons fear the rise of robots. But others find them unusually sexy. One in six of those asked said they would ...

iPhone Users 'The Most Likely To Sext'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Tech

iPhone owners are the most likely to send a sexy text message or "sext", according to a new poll. A survey by YouGov found that more than 30% of iP...

Do You Think Before You Text?

Victoria Mapplebeck | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria  Mapplebeck

At 38, I was a freelance film director. After a short relationship ended, I found myself single, pregnant and broke. I decided to have the baby and raise him alone. Years after my son was born, scrolling though an old Nokia, I found that I had unwittingly archived a three-year dialogue of text messages between my son's father and I.

The Interesting Accessibility of WebRTC

Paul Lees | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

The next step in the communication revolution is to have a conversation with any person, anywhere in the world, as if they were in the room next to you. The latest development on the road to that becoming a reality is the creation WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication), which is paving the way to reach a new level of connectedness.

Socialising the Web of Data

Alice Bonasio | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

What we see with data today is a similar situation to what we had in the era prior to Web 2.0, where there was a lot of content around, but socialisation over that content was not enabled. Just as we've seen with the social media boom of recent years, however, there is now an opportunity and appetite for creating communities of interest around the socialisation of data.

Silk Road Is Back And Busier Than Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Six months after the FBI shut down the most notorious black market website imaginable, it's back and busier than ever. Once known as "the eBay for ...

This Washing Machine Tearing Itself To Pieces Is Strangely Moving

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Tech

There's something strangely horrible and fascinating about placing a heavy weight in a washing machine and watching it shake itself to death. Perha...

Becoming A Father For The First-Time? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First-time father? Don't worry, there's an app for that. While you're surely over the moon at becoming a parent for the first time, there is (undou...

Embracing Technology in the Classroom Offers Real Benefits to Teachers and Students

Lesley Donoghue | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lesley Donoghue

Today's digital world has led to huge developments in how both academic and vocational courses are delivered, with educators at all levels looking at ways to embrace the digital age to captivate minds, engage students and enhance their learning.

How 'Accessible' Is Your GP?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Nitin Shori

GPs have been challenged to improve access to NHS services, with new pilot schemes looking set to give patients alternative ways to consult with their local doctor.

Sony Cassette Tapes Are Coming Back. In A Way.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Tech

Exciting news retro-tech fans - cassette tapes are coming back. Well, obviously they're a little different from the WWF All Stars 'Wrestlemania' yo...

This Could Be The Most Important Invention Of Our Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Tech

It's the scourge of modern travel - just exactly how do you determine who gets to use the armrest on a train/plane? Just look how awkward it can ge...

Nasa's Least Naff Design Wins Spacesuit Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa have announced the least naff of three naff options has been voted the winner in the least naff Z-2 Spacesuit design challenge. The 'Technolog...

It's Not About the Money: The Addictive Ideas That Drive an Entrepreneur

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

A lot of people ask me why I took the plunge from having a dream job at one of the most well-recognised and valuable brands (Rolls-Royce) to starting something where sleeping on the floor of friends' houses became a common event

25 Bn 'Things' Internet-Connected by 2015 - Here's Why You Should Care

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Also termed M2M (machine-to-machine), this area has the capacity to change our world over the coming decades. What is it exactly? Stripped down to the clearest explanation - machine-to-machine is a type of technology that allows networked devices to swap info and interact without our intervention.

'All Muslims Are Terrorists' Slur Added To Wikipedia Via Government Computer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

Government computers have been used to insert insults into Wikipedia entries about Muslims. An investigation by the BBC revealed the phrase "all Mu...

Nasa Should 'Use Trampoline' To Launch Astronauts Says Angry Russian

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

A disgruntled Russian official angry at US-imposed sanctions has suggested Nasa use a trampoline from now on to get astronauts to the International Sp...

These Pants Can Protect Your Sperm From Damaging Radiation. Apparently.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

There's an English gent who wants to protect your testicles. How? He wants you to wear his pants. Not ones he's worn, but some that he and so...

Food Tube Family Favourite Launches Her Own Channel

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

An alumni of Jamie Oliver's first Fifteen program, Kerryann learnt to cook on a budget as a child and has carried her good value, good food ethos trough to feeding her own children. Now she is sharing her recipes with you.

Avoiding Armageddon

Lembit Opik | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Tech
Lembit Opik

Back in the day when I was an MP, I warned the House of Commons that the chances of an impact by a 'Near Earth Object' - more commonly known as a comet or asteroid - are 100%. Worse still, I claimed the chance of an incoming object large enough to wipe out most, or all, of the human race is also 100%. It's just a matter of 'when.' People laughed, a lot. They thought that this was one wacky campaign too many. One paper showed a picture of me with the title MP to blame for the end of the world. But I knew my ground, as my grandfather, Ernst Öpik, was one of the world's leading astronomers on this subject.

Happy 25th to Game Boy - The Daddy of Gaming

James Kirkham | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Tech
James Kirkham

The Revolutions of 1989 - fall of the Berlin Wall; the beginning of the post-Cold War period, and for most little boys around the world a leap from parlour games with Ma and Pa to finally carrying around Super Mario and Donkey Kong in their pockets. The year of the Nintendo Game Boy.