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YouTubers and the Trouble With Being Relatable

Philip Ellis | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

Relatability might be the influencer's currency, but it's also part of the problem. Consumers will sit in online queues for hours to get tickets to Adele's new tour or the upcoming Harry Potter play, but they resent sitting through a 30 second ad in order to watch their favourite vlogger broadcast from their bedroom.

Untapped Potential in the Health Tech Generation

Nick Hardiker | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Hardiker

Mobile devices and gadgets are now ubiquitous. According to Ofcom, at the beginning of 2015 in the UK, 93% of adults personally owned/used a mobile phone ‒ 66% of adults had a smartphone and 61% used their handset to access the Internet.

Robots Will Cut Out the Middleman - Oops, That's Us!

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Michael Mercieca

The endgame of robotics is to achieve the so-called 'Technological Singularity'; that's the moment when artificial intelligence can truly think for itself, redesign itself, improve itself or build other robots that are better than itself, on its own, without human assistance.

If You Want To Be The Next Tim Peake NASA Is Actually Hiring

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

NASA is hiring! In the wake of Tim Peake's historic blast off into space, this announcement could not come at a better time for the space agency. A...

X Prize Moves The Search For Aliens To The Bottom Of Our Oceans

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize is giving away $7 million in prize money to tech teams willing to go the extra mile in ocean exploration. While all e...

Cashing on Fairy Dust

Lisa Ma | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Lisa Ma

Murmurs trending that the online market site, Taobao, is supported by these quiet female shopaholics as a form of activism. Whether or not we're being too quick to place political idealization on a opportunistic convergence of the times, Taobao's wealthy owner Jack Ma is now worshipped as a deity.

AGU, The Biggest Show on Earth... Science!

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Every December, earth scientists from all over the world gather in San Francisco for the AGU meeting (American Geophysical Union). But do not be confused by the name of the meeting, this is very much a global event.

The Biggest Data Breaches of 2015

David Emm | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

This year has seen a steady stream of security breaches, so much so that the news announcements almost seem routine. It's hardly surprising though, as our personal information is such a valuable commodity - not just for companies, but unfortunately for cybercriminals too.

'Call of Duty' and All That Jazz

Daniel Williams | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

Whatever you think about the Call of Duty games, they are certainly epic. You can't go long without killing someone or getting killed yourself, or explosions destroying military bases as you zoom through hordes of commandos, leaving trails of dead bodies behind you. All accompanied by the sounds of bullets ripping out of assault rifles, and explosions crushing buildings into powdery rubble.

Here's How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

Children of all ages love using the computer, with many kids learning to navigate the internet from their earliest days, through exposure at home and ...

Tim Peake: The Family's Emotional Farewell

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

The farewell party for British astronaut Tim Peake ahead of his historic journey to the International Space Station, has been an emotional one. Wh...

#BritishAstronautProblems Serves To Warn Tim Peake Of The Hazards Of Space Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Comedy

With Tim Peake becoming the first ever British astronaut aboard the ISS, there's a few problems we haven't quite worked out yet. Is there tea in space...

Tim Peake Believes There's A High Chance We'll Discover 'Aliens' Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

The question of whether we are alone or not in the universe has been answered by British astronaut, Tim Peake, ahead of his historic journey to the In...

These Are The Weird Things That'll Happen To Tim Peake's Body In Space

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

As the countdown to Timothy Peake's blast off to the International Space Station continues, few will count the mission's biological cost to the astron...

How To Tell If Your Twitter Account Has Been Targeted By Government Hackers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter is warning users who may have had their accounts "targeted" by government hackers. In an email, the site said "state-sponsored actors" wer...

5 Reasons Why Tim Peake's Space Adventure Won't Give You FOMO

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Peake has begun final preparations for his voyage to the International Space Station. The British astronaut will blast off tomorrow at 11:03am...

Why You Should Send Your Daughter to a Male-Dominated University

Mairi Macleod | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

In spite of the surplus of women on University campuses, a casual sex culture is thriving. Well, hasn't that always been the case, you might say, and why shouldn't students enjoy a bit of fun?

The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Blog in 2016 - And How It Could Boost Your Creativity, Career and Business

Daniel Woods | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Tech
Daniel Woods

Starting your own blog can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated. Just a cursory google search will unload an avalanche of options, that woul...

Elon Musk Wants To Stop Killer Robots By Building A 'Good' AI

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Tech

The global artificial intelligence (AI) race has taken an interesting after Elon Musk backed a newly-launched research centre dedicated to ensuring AI...

Tech-Free Schools and Home Lives

Lucy Gill | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

From reading up about The London Acorn School it seems this school not only avoids all forms of technology at school (TV, electronic whiteboards, tablets, mobile phones, computers...) but also requires parents to ban these at home. For some aspects, like the internet, the ban remains until children are 16 years old!

Forget Star Wars. This Is How NASA Would Build A Death Star

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Tech

Drop everything. NASA has come up with a sensible way to build Death Stars. Brian Muirhead, who works as a chief engineer at the space agency, sai...

People Are Giving The GCHQ's Cryptic Christmas Puzzle A Run For Its Money

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Tech

The concept of sending Christmas cards to your loved (and not-so-loved) ones during the festive season has taken an interesting twist, after the GCHQ ...

Here's How To Replace All Mentions Of Donald Trump With Voldemort

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Tech

A 'Harry Potter' fan has solved a real problem - by inventing a Google Chrome extension which effortlessly replaces all mentions of Republican preside...

Housebound Girl With Incurable Condition Has Princess Robot Go To School For Her

Caters News Agency | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

A housebound girl with an incurable condition has been given a second chance at education thanks to a robot that goes to school for her. Lexie Kind...

Donald Trump Wants Bill Gates To 'Close That Internet Up.' No Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Tech

It is 2015 and some people still don't understand how the Internet works. When we say people, we mean Donald Trump. At a campaign rally in South Ca...