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David Cameron Cares About the 'Internet of Things' - And So Should You

Marcus Jewell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The Internet is about to take things to the next level. At least, that's what David Cameron thinks. The Prime Minister announced this week that the Government will be investing £45m in the development of the next phase of online technologies; the Internet of Things.

Kinect Sports Rivals, More Like FIFA Than Wii-Sports

Andy Robertson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

Some people love the Xbox One's Kinect controller, while others seem intent on using it as a big stick to punish Microsoft for its insistence that every Xbox One includes it. Kinect Sports Rivals promises to change all that.

Grandma Betty's Bittersweet Instagram Reveals Heartbreaking Reality Of A Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When 80-year-old Betty Simpson's lung cancer journey took a turn for the worst, her great-grandson decided to document and celebrate the final moments...

Science Has Won Again And Made Water Flow Uphill

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

There are some fundamental truths to the world - the Earth goes round the Sun, summer follows spring and water can't flow uphill. Only it can. A...

This Robotic Elephant Trunk Learns Like A Baby

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

A robotic arm modelled on an elephant's trunk that learns like a baby has been created by a German engineering company. The arm uses a process of t...

This Lego Robot Can Solve A Rubik's Cube Faster Than Any Person

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

It may lack the sheer speed of the 'Skinner' robot that could solve a Rubik's Cube in under one second, but considering it's made of Lego the Cubestor...

Nasa's Cassini Probe Delivers The Goods Again

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa's Cassini probe has done it again and taken some shots of Saturn that will simply blow your mind. From a vantage point of 764,000 miles, the s...

This Stop-Motion Film Of Paris Will Blow You Away

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech

Mayeul Akpovi took over 30,000 photographs of Paris to create this breath-taking stop-motion film of the French capital. The city's iconic sites ar...

This Incredible 'Blue Angels' Video Will Give You Vertigo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech

You might need a sick bag to watch this all the way through. The Blue Angels are the US Navy's equivalent of the RAF Red Arrows (but not as good, o...

How 'Absurd' Quantum Mechanics Can Make Computers More Secure

Dr Javier Cerrillo | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Javier Cerrillo

Computers have changed our lives. We can "hang out" with friends on the other side of the world, do business with people we've never even met by email or video conference, manage our finances from thousands of miles away in an instant and work from home, from a train station, from an aeroplane or from the beach (if you have to). The problem with this new connected nirvana: it's not secure.

Memes for Cities

Clare Reddington | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Amongst all the Fitbits and Jawbones, the Glass and the things, this year's SXSW featured a small, but perfectly formed cluster of events about public spaces, neighbourhood platforms and the need to re-connect people with each other and their environment.

'Barroco Barner' Gaffe - Another Disguised Excuse to Laugh at Women?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hotston Moore

For many of us it has been dispiriting to read the reports and analysis, weighty and otherwise, let alone to have the meanderings of a 20-year-old receptionist making no claims to intellectual weight held as somehow totemic of education or, implicitly, women.

Oral Sex Tips? There's An App For That...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered how to give great oral sex to the woman in your life? Fear not... there's an app for that. Simply download the 'Lick This' app and st...

'Internet, a Gift From God' - The Pope of the Digital Age

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The problematic relationship between faith and technology is amongst the most difficult of the challenges faced by Jorge Mario Bergoglio's papacy. Yet many see his interest in the digital as a symbol of the renovation underway in the contemporary Catholic establishment...

Boris: 'I Don't Know How To Download Apps'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Boris Johnson made one of the most awkward admissions possible at the launch of a new tech workspace in London: he not only did not have any "cool app...

SAAS Search the Great Leveller

Davina Lines | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Davina Lines

Effective search can be a game changer for marketers, as search can now provide a powerful tool to support the customer journey and respond to customer needs. Customer expectations of search have fundamentally transformed over the last five years, with browser searches expected to be clean, clear, accurate and immediate.

Getty Images Go Free -for the Data

Paul Blanchard | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

Now I'm not a photographer but I do know, and work with, quite a few of them. A couple of weeks ago they seemed happy and well-adjusted, as content as any bunch of creative sole-traders. But last week something happened that changed all that and I suddenly started receiving lots of off-loading emails full of rage and hate. Getty Images had started giving away photographers' stock photos for free.

Should You Separate Your Personal and Professional Lives on Social Networking Sites?

Andy Lopata | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

It's not black and white. Just as you are the same person whether you're at work or play, each social networking site you join doesn't fit snugly into one category or another.

This Video Shows What It's Like To Fly Through The Known Universe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

In Star Trek the Enterprise shooting off at warp speed looked amazing - but obviously kind of fake. Surely the vast number of galaxies out there re...

Massive Reservoir Hidden Under The Earth Holds 'As Much Water As All The Oceans'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Analysis of an incredibly rare diamond suggests there may be as much water held in rocks below the Earth's surface as there is in all the oceans. I...

Pornstars to Stage Protest in London

Jerry Barnett | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Jerry Barnett

Female pornstars can't win: they are labelled victims, and if they try to defend what they do for a living, this is taken as proof of just how 'oppressed' they are. According to SPC and Object, their voices are not worth hearing. This is why we are protesting outside the SPC conference from 3pm on Saturday 15 March.

Is Candy Crush the New Mensa?

Dave Wallace | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

As a family we're hooked. From the five-year-old, to the teenagers, to my wife, we all play competitively and desperately want to win. Instead of second screening isolating the family unit, we're finding that gaming is bringing us together in the way that board games used to for previous generations.

Vancouver and Sochi: 6,000 Miles Apart and Worlds Apart in Technology Terms

Garry Veale | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

With the Winter Olympic Games done and dusted for 2014 and all the many athletes, organisers and journalists back home, the Avaya team has been looking back on our previous Olympics experience and marvelling at the great distance the world and technology have come in only four years.

As the Web Comes of Age, Will It Herald a New Democratic Era or Just Distract Us From Deepening Crisis?

Jon Alexander | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Alexander

This is a root question, which I believe lies at the heart of every one of the major challenges we face as a society, from digital privacy to climate change - and one which we need to ask now, as the Web's coming of age provides us a rare moment when change is possible.

Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web - Let's Not Destroy It

Mike Harris | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Harris

It was British ingenuity that led to the development of the World Wide Wide 25 years ago today and unfortunately it appears British guile will be responsible for its possible demise. The hopeful beginnings of the Web have turned sour.