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Murasaki Baby Hands-on Preview and Interview With Sony XDev

Mark Varley | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Varley

Murasaki Baby made quite an impression on me when I first saw its debut trailer at last year's Gamescon. It looked stunning thanks to an art style that many will compare to the visual majesty of Tim Burton's works, most notably Toxic Boy and Stain Boy.

How Far Should Charities Go for a Retweet?

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty Morrissey

St. John's Ambulance had already experienced the incredible multiplying effects of catching the Internet's eye with their controversial advert showing a father survive cancer only to choke to death in front of his young daughter with a tag line explaining that first aid could prevent 140,000 deaths a year...

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

Techstars London Diary: We Are Your Family Now

Vincent Dignan | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

"Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly." I can think of no more accurate phrase to describe the process of running your own business. It's a quote from Paul Graham, founder of startup accelerator Y-Combinator.

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

Google Android TV To Be Launched

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

In thrilling news, Google is to launch a new Android TV platform. And it doesn't stop there - the tech giant is also ditching Google TV which no on...

Nasa Spacecraft To Die Glorious Death This Month

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

A Nasa spacecraft will go out in pretty spectacular style later this month when it smashes into the Moon. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment...

What If The Moon Was A Disco Ball?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the Moon was a giant disco ball and orbited the Earth at the same distance as the International Space ...

This Is How You Play Tetris

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech

That massive TV you play video games on is pathetic. This is how you do it - on an skyscraper. Epic Hundreds of people got the chance to pl...

Controversial Skinny Selfie App Lets Users Shed Pounds At The Click Of A Button

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

They say that the camera adds 10 pounds. But fear not weight conscious readers, now there's an app to help shed that excess weight at the mere click o...

No Make Up Selfies - The Naked (Not Aiming for Pretty) Truth

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Truly, it had not occurred to me that the bare-faced selfies were in any way attempting to compare 'a face with no makeup' to the savage physicality of cancer. The two are clearly on different continents. Cancer is a bit of a spectre in my family. I do not put forward my point of view lightly.

Why the No Make-Up Selfie campaign spread across social media like cyber wildfire

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Mariann Hardey

Considering how many of us look in the mirror first thing in the morning, the thought of sharing our image on Facebook among 1.11billion users is probably a daunting prospect. So it's arguably a masterstroke that in a world obsessed with body perfection a charitable cause rallied tens of thousands of women into revealing their bare faces on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter...

How To Cut Down On Your Emails And Unplug

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Today is #NoEmailDay, an annual event urging people to switch off their email for 24 hours and "be more productive with their time". While logging ...

Making the Most of Your Assets: How to Use Your Digital Skills to Stand Out From the Crowd

Ann Pickering | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Pickering

As the economy shows welcome signs of recovery, Government and businesses are waking up to the fact that digital is a key driving force behind this growth. But, in order to make the most of the digital opportunity, there must be people with the right skills and experience at the heart of our workforce.

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

Slacktivism: Technology Is Only as Good as the People Who Use It

Asher Wren | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Asher Wren

Since the dawn of social media, citizens of the social space have been exposed to an ever-increasing number of causes and movements. This in turn has helped to propagate the notion of 'slacktivism', the perception - arguably the delusion - that you can effect change without really doing anything at all.

Why Anchor Text Is Killing Your Website

Jonathan Guy | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Not a single link was to the brand under which they advertise; the one that appears on the header of the site, in the Title tags and in the url. Everything was about the keywords for which they wished to rank.

Can I Go 50/50? Developing a Successful Mobile Strategy Doesn't Need to be Guesswork

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

Netbiscuits COO Daniel Weisbeck believes mobile marketers need some help understanding their customers. In this article, he explores some tangible ways for businesses to understand how customer behavior and preferences can be profiled to drive engagement and increased conversion.

Innovations in Influencer Relations

Heleana Quartey | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Heleana Quartey

As our media environment changes, there is an increasing need to focus on influencer relations/marketing as a 'beyond media' strategy for marketing communications going forward. For technology-driven businesses looking to make their mark, this is a dynamic area to focus on, especially with the ever changing nature of the tech blogosphere.

The Many Future Cities

Ben Barker | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

The future has a lot in store for cities. Before the end of the century planners and architects will have seen some weird briefs land on their desks as we make settlements on the moon, in digital space and roaming settlements that graze the landscape for resources.

Omnichannel Retailing in the Gulf - an Ongoing Challenge

Mark Artus | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Artus

This stems from a major difference between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures; in the UK, ecommerce leads the way, with consumers preferring the convenience and speed of browsing and ordering online to the hustle and bustle of the high street. In the Gulf, however, 'mall culture' remains dominant.

North Korea's Drones Are Rubbish

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

South Korea is studying what it claims is a remote controlled airplane drone from it's dictatorial neighbour in the North. Camouflaged in a fetchin...

There's A Woman Hidden In This Picture

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

Lovely painting this. Big moth, bold black and white colouring and... an entire woman's torso. Yup that's right, there's a body painted lady...

Angkor Wat Is Now On Street View, And It's Incredible

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

In their ongoing quest to make the entire world viewable through your computer screen (apart from these forbidden places) , Google Street View has add...

Why I Love Cash and Hate Contactless

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

As someone who regularly calls for innovation and necessary disruption in the financial sector it might seem strange, what I am about to say. I don't like contactless cards.