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The New Intellectual Property Act 2014 Criminalises Copying of Designs

Andrew Tibber | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

After being trailed in the Queen's Speech last year on 8 May 2013, the Intellectual Property Act has received Royal Assent, and become law, just over a year later on 14 May 2014.

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

Australia Needs a Killer App

Alex Malley | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

How do you develop a culture of innovation? This is the question vexing governments the world over as they struggle to harness the potential of changes in the global economy and seize the opportunities of technological and biomedical advancements.

How Does Today's Technology Bring Families Back Together?

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

This week (26th May to 1st June) marks National Family Week. Backed by all major political parties and over 200 national and thousands of non-for-profit organisations, National Family Week is designed to bring families together through a programme of fun activities.

Cannes 2014: Transforming Data - From a Buzzword Into Brilliant Ideas

Victoria Fox | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Earlier this year, Senta Slingerland, Director of Brand Strategy for Cannes Lions came to talk to M&C Saatchi Group. It was a great insight into what was winning at Cannes 2013 - and why. Again and again, the same themes cropped up; Purpose. Story-telling. And data.

Inane Celebrity Tweets

The Huffington Post | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Celebrities on Twitter have more followers than the average man and woman could ever dream of. Most of them are hardcore fans who sit avidly watchi...

Why I Don't Say: Not All Men

Ben Ramsdale | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Ramsdale

We should feel uncomfortable. Maybe we haven't told a sexist joke, hit a woman, raped a woman. But if we think we've grown up in such a sexist society and not learned and internalised sexism then we are guilty of the most appalling hubris. We are all sexists to some degree. We need to face up to it, forgive ourselves and learn from it.

The App Tipping Point

JF Sullivan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
JF Sullivan

Soon enough, clear front runners emerged from the noise. This is perhaps best illustrated by the popularity of WhatsApp, whose 450 million users recently convinced Facebook it was worth paying $19 billion to acquire. But what is it about these stand-outs that gave them lasting power? What is it about the apps that succeed? Is it pure luck or something more?

Talking EA Sports UFC With Brian Hayes

Andrew Edney | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

With its first new major sports league partnership in over a decade, EA SPORTS presents EA SPORTS UFC. The next-generation of fighting has been built exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and XBOX ONE by the team behind the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise.

Mobile Opportunity

David Richards | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Richards

Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.

Linear TV Is Dead; Long-Live Linear TV

Julie Meyer | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Julie Meyer

It is common amongst media commentators to hear the view that the continued success of free-to-air ("FTA") broadcasters is a temporary phenomenon and that, like every other traditional medium, changing consumer behaviour and audience fragmentation will lead to a fundamental shift in the business model: in other words, linear TV - that is, watching TV "live" rather than using catch-up services is dead.

A fantastic Food Revolution Day 2014 - Thank You!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

They say never work with children but our talented Food Tube family showed us just how much fun cooking with the kids is with some easy-peasy family recipes to get your teeth into!

Should Google be Held Accountable for What Is Published on the Web?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

In the wake of the EU Court's decision, Google is now faced with a few problems that not only call into question the principles behind the right to be forgotten but could also have possible damaging effects on its functionality as a search engine tool.

The Age of the Homeworker: Can You Connect?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

When I started working from home 12 years ago, I was only receiving a download speed of 2 Mbps and 0.25 Mbps upload, compared to my current download speed of 20 Mbps, alongside a 6 Mbps upload connection. How times have changed. Home working can be a challenge, but thanks to the rise in social media, it's easier to avoid the problem of isolation that can easily creep up on people.

Nasa's New Mars Parachute Is A Biggy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars was probably the most delicate, complex and not to mention impressive things humanity has achieved in recent years...

Robot Comedian Actually Feels Shame When Its Jokes Aren't Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Presumably, comedians have looked on smugly as factory workers, checkout assistants and other professions are slowly replaced by robots. No one cou...

NASA Says These Markings 'Might Have Been Made By Aliens'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Ancient rock carvings found across the globe were made by human civilisations, long ago, right? Well...perhaps not. No less an authority than Nasa ...

Techno-Tots - Is Tablet Technology Changing Our Children?

Sarah Willis | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Willis

This is the rise of the techno tots, a generation who will put others' claims to be digital natives to shame. Technology has developed so swiftly over the last decade that parents and educators have little information about how being immersed in the digital world will affect children's long-term development.

New Study Finds Students Pay Little Attention to Digital Security

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

Digital security is still a relatively unfamiliar issue among university students; what's perhaps worse is that many of them don't even realize how little they know. More than 40 per cent admit not logging out after accessing an online service or having no password protecting their smartphone.

Top 10 Free Apps for Expats

Sohaib Siddique | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sohaib Siddique

Wherever you've moved to, be it somewhere in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa or Oceania, you're guaranteed to have an incredible adventure, but there may be some surprises along the way. Breaking the language barrier and staying in touch with family and friends are two such challenges that you might face on a regular basis.

Website-Builders Lay Solid Foundations

Juan Lobato | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

There is a lot of buzz right now in the website-building industry. Weebly, the eight-year old startup, has recently been valued at $455m after its latest round of funding from Chinese Internet giant Tencent and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Global Arrests Made In 'Webcam Spying' Malware Scam

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

Nearly 100 people from 16 different countries have been arrested for a malware scam that allowed hackers to spy on people via the unsuspecting users o...

Lego R2-D2 Meets Mini Darth Vader, Mega Cuteness Ensues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

Awww... The world's coolest Lego robot met the world's most adorable little girl at the Emerald City Comicon 2014 in Seattle. Initially R2-D2 wa...

This Smart Rifle Turns Anyone Into An Elite Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

The thing about shooting someone with a high-powered rifle from one kilometre away is that it's rather hard. Armies spend millions of pounds traini...