UK Tech.

NASA's New Horizons Team Just Had A Heart To Heart With Reddit And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Reddit had a wonderful treat yesterday in the form of an AMA with NASA's New Horizons team. The session covered a lot of hard-hitting science, kids...

Snapchat's Mecca Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers Was Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Social media app Snapchat has broadcast a compilation of images and videos from worshippers in Mecca in a ground-breaking 'story' that's got millions ...

Eton College Accidentally Sends Email Giving Places To 400 Pupils - Instead Of Just Nine

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Eton College was forced to apologise after an email was accidentally sent offering 400 pupils places at the school, instead of just nine. The compu...

People In China Just Drove A Car Using Only Their Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Driverless cars have just been taken to a whole new level. Chinese researchers appear to have successfully driven a car using nothing but their min...

Someone Just Found The World's Oldest Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Tech

Nature never ceases to have a supply of wonders to surprise us with. Its most recent offering hails from the Antartica, which as it turns out, has ...

#AmazonPrimeDay Has Divided Us More Than A Good Black Friday Deal Ever Will

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon's Prime Day is here and Twitter has passed judgment. Dubbed as a Black Friday rival, many had their wallets primed to haemorrhage money. ...

Everything We've Found On The Surface Of Pluto

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

People tend to like finding things that aren't there in the surface of unknown planets, so with the best quality image of Pluto we've ever seen being ...

Is the UK Government About to Ban WhatsApp?

Dr Andres Guadamuz | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Andres Guadamuz

I have been baffled by the headlines assuring us that the end of Whatsapp is near. The problem is that as of today, there is no actual proposal from the government that says that encrypted tools and apps will be outlawed, banned, restricted, regulated, or subjected to licensing.

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?

Conspiracy Theorists! 5 Things That ARE NOT On Pluto's Surface

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech

You know the ones, those people that can spot boats, iguanas and even arms on the surface of Mars. Conspiracy theorists and UFO hunters around the ...

Too Much Tech Under 12? The Screen Time Balancing Act

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Increasingly, we're hearing how technology is taking a toll on children, developing kids with no imagination or sense of reality outside of videogames and fantasy worlds. Although we'd be blind to think technology is not a fundamental part of life today. So where's the balance?

Is the Apple Watch a Good Travel Accessory?

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Elle-Rose Williams

One thing it would be great for during travelling if starting conversations. As with anything new of exciting, the watch is a fantastic conversation opener. Which when you're travelling is fantastic to have.

Digital Solution to a Greek tragedy?

Dan Andersson | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Yanis' reflections on digital currency have focussed on Bitcoin as the case study for his assessments of the potential they offer, and his appraisal of their potential has largely been negative. Yet this has not prevented him from examining how a digital currency of sorts could work for his native Greece.

How to Build a Business In 54 Hours - Startup Weekend Dublin

Janet Newenham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Janet Newenham

Last weekend I attended a Startup Weekend in Dublin, which is an opportunity for passionate leaders and entrepreneurs to come together to share ideas, form teams, and launch startups in just 54 hours. Here are 10 crucial things I learned over the weekend.

Tall Poppies: The Rise of Second Cities

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

When you live in a capital it's easy to complain about the big things that are broken, but since visiting all these Second Cities, I'm excited for them in a way I'm not about London. Second Cities will have to figure out how to best harness what they have and keep people loving what's great about them.

Face-To-Face Airplane Seats Could Be The Future Of Economy Class Flying

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech

Is this the future of flying? A French company has designed a face-to-face seating plan for economy class on airplanes. Zodiac Seats' latest paten...

Students From Cambridge University Have Built A Solar-Powered Car - And They Intend To Race It

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A team of students from Cambridge University is set to unveil its newly built solar-powered racing car as part of a programme to showcase the potentia...

There's Now An App For Students To Video Record Themselves Agreeing To Have Sex With Each Other

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A businessman has developed a series of apps to enable students to record themselves giving statements of consent before they have sex. Michael Lis...

Thank You, Iwata

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

Thank you Iwata, for everything. You will be missed, not just by me but by the gaming industry as a whole. Your legacy will forever be remembered, and I hope the values you preached while at Nintendo continue to guide the company forevermore.

Ginger Emoji Petition Arrives At Apple HQ... On A Carrot-Shaped Memory Stick

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech

The petition calling for Apple to introduce ginger emojis has surpassed 15,000 signatures and made it's way to Apple HQ... On a carrot-shap...

Paywalls or Free News: Who Will Win?

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK
Mark Hillary

But what about the paywalls? This was touched on in the BBC programme, but no ideas were forthcoming on the question of whether paywalls on news sites can survive or how content providers can afford to keep on publishing news without charging. Why not?

Why I Left Facebook

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Rooney

I felt as though I was trapped in a vortex of meaningless data. More importantly, however, I was starting to hate some of my friends. Actually hate them. My chums, once a source of joy, were now a source of pain.

The Sad Demise of the Pub Bullsh**ter

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Jak Hutchcraft

"Hot Chocolate is 2Pac's dad" was something that a friend told me over a pint when we were teens. As you can imagine it divided the group, some were taken aback by the revelation and others laughed and called bullsh**. I didn't fully believe it at the time but as years went by I realised that part of me never truly disbelieved.

Sir Tim Hunt's 'Problem With Girls' Actually Did Us A Favour

Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

The neutrality of the lab almost insulated us from a more toxic reality - women in science simply did not celebrate being women in science. But when you compare the STEM arena to politics and the arts, the culture is a little different - even at the undergraduate level.

A Whale Blew Out A Rainbow And A Drone Caught It (We're NOT Kidding)

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech

So this whale sprayed a rainbow from its blow hole and a near-flying drone caught it on camera. Ok we didn't believe it either until we saw the...