UK Tech.

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks The Internet With New Twitter World Record

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner has broken a world record after gaining more than a million Twitter followers in just four hours. The achievement comes after she r...

The Future Of Surgery Is Terrifying Micro Robots Tearing Your Gut Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're squeamish look away now. Scientists at John Hopkins' have come up with an alternative way to perform colon biopsies (as seen in the above...

The Rise of the iParent: Five Tips and One Rule for Kids and Technology

Vivien de Tusch-Lec | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vivien de Tusch-Lec

Allowing your kids screen time is a bit like formula feeding, or putting your kids in daycare. A very persuasive part of our culture practically forbids it. And if you ignore this advice your child will suffer emotionally from the impact, and probably grow up behind bars.

Don't Freak Out But Google's Turning Your Jeans Into A Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Google and Levi have partnered to create a type of interactive cloth that might just be the best material the fashion industry has seen since it was f...

VR: Coming Soon to a Screen (Very) Near You

David Akka | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
David Akka

Do you, as the media creator, want to create a roller coaster, exciting but the same every time, or almost a choose-your-own-adventure story which your audience will each experience slightly differently to each other and each time?

Ten Most Important Things You Need to Know About Working With Twitter

Ellis Shuman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellis Shuman

This article is intended for individuals (such as authors, artists, musicians, politicians, etc.) and businesses (big and small) who want to "sell" their products via the Twitter social platform. "Sell" is the wrong word, as I will soon explain.

Children of the Revolution

Ian Spero | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

Last week I wrote about an event staged in London involving more than 200 speakers, stakeholders and thought leaders representing the private, public and 3rd sectors, with a vested interest in reimagining our future.

Would You Like to WhatsApp Ronald McDonald?

Richard Batt | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

Reports online are saying WhatsApp is going to open up to more commercial messages, allowing companies and entrepreneurs to contact customers. Which is great if you run a high-level spam operation, not so great if you just enjoy messaging your friends.

The Kindness of Strangers: Why Do Human Beings Do Good Things?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

Many acts of kindness may be motivated by self-interest. But is it naive to suggest that 'pure' altruism can exist as well? An act of pure altruism may make someone feel better about themselves afterwards, and it may increase other people's respect for them, or increase their chances of being helped in return at a later point.

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

This Artificially Intelligent Robot Wants To Rule The World...With Hugs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you have no friends, don't like the ones you have or just want to make a new one, Musio the artificially intelligent robot from software company AK...

A Total Stranger Modded Some Straighteners So A Quadriplegic Could Do Her Own Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

One of the reasons we love Reddit is that every so often it shows off humanity's kinder side. Rachelle Friedman aka Rollingonwheelz, is a quadriple...

Pizza Hut Takeaway Boxes Now Play Movies. No Really It's True.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

Pizza Hut is now offering a rather odd but true helping of home entertainment to its takeaway menus. The Hut's 'Blockbuster Box' is giving customer...

Five Ways to Be a Better (Digital) Parent

Rachel Jones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel Jones

As more and more schools are using 1:1 devices, such as smart phones or tablets, as part of lessons, it cannot be just assumed that parents will know how to support their children in managing a healthy relationship with technology.

There Is Now a 'Northern Powerhouse' of Online Retail Businesses to Rival London's Tech Heartland

Tanya Lawler | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tanya Lawler

The location with the highest density of online businesses - calculated on the volume of small online retail businesses operating in a region and their subsequent sales, as a proportion of the local population - is over 200 miles from London, up the M6 in Greater Manchester.

It's Happened...Scientists Are Now Growing BRAINS In Petri Dishes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a way to grow brain cells using human skin samples. No, this is not the opening line of a science fiction story featuring a f...

Google Maps Just Took Away Our Last Excuse For Getting Lost

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech

You will soon be able to use Google Maps along with its voice directions, offline. Finally. The feature, one of the many surprises announced at...

Adding Women Into the Fifa Game Series Is Long Overdue

David Mooney | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Mooney

Step forward EA Sports. On the release of Fifa 16 - which will be the 23rd version of the game to feature in the series, excluding any of the 'street' and World Cup editions - there will be an option for players to take control of women's teams. The most baffling aspect of the announcement was that it was done at a time when the Fifa organisation, entirely separate from the game series, is coming under fire over allegations of corruption by some of the most senior officials.

The Improbability Principle: Expecting the Unexpected

David J. Hand | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
David J. Hand

My bet is that you've never won a lottery jackpot. Few people have. After all, for example, for a ticket in the UK national lottery there's only a 1 in 14 million chance of winning. That's like getting 24 heads in a row when tossing a fair coin: you wouldn't want to hold your breath!

Who Owns the Web of Data?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

At the national level access to aggregated mobile phone data would allow aid agencies to understand where crowds are likely to be located, where they may have come from and where they might be going. This could be invaluable when there is a need to quickly respond to emergencies.

Apple Will Save Your iPhone From That Terrible Text Bug

PA | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Apple has issued a temporary fix for the bug that saw a set of characters crash their Messages app, as it emerges they can also affect other iPhone fu...

Google Now Has The Power To Answer Any Question At Any Time

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Google's latest Android OS feature looks like its set to change the way we search things on our phones. Introduced at the I/O conference, Now on T...

The Large Hadron Collider Is Trying To End The World Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has broken a world record again by smashing two beams of protons together at a total energy of 13 teraelectronvolts ...

A Giant Asteroid Hit The Earth So Hard It Made The Oceans Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Giant asteroids that hit the Earth around 3.3 billion years ago turned our planet into an apocalyptic oven which reached 500 degrees Celsius and made ...

Robot Cheetah's Are Now Almost As Agile As The Real Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

MIT's robotic cheetah just received a fresh but slightly scary upgrade that allows it to run and leap over hurdles autonomously. This is the first ...