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Internet, A Global Autobahn of Information or Cyber Bullying?

Dragana Brown | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

Is it too much to compare cyber abuse to poison - made deadly by 'invincible' anonymous entities online? Nameless and faceless, these entities feel untouchable with an injection of false power. Anonymity offers cowards the strength to say online what they are too gutless to say in person.

Why Demonising Social Media and Banning Students Won't Help

Roberts Zivtins | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech
Roberts Zivtins

Since beginning my PGCE in September several fellow trainees and guest speakers have called for students to be barred from using site likes Facebook and Twitter. Not only have they proposed school-time bans but at home as well.

Wolf 1061c: Keep Calm The Search For A Second Earth Could Be Over

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Tech

The search for our second home may be over. Scientists have found another potentially habitable planet, 14 light years away. Dubbed, Wolf 1061...

Simon Jenkins Is Being Ripped Apart For Slating Tim Peake's Mission

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

In the wake of Tim Peake's historic mission to the International Space Station, a few grinches have emerged out of the woodwork. The biggest one of...

These Tech Products That Will Save You Hassle - And Cash

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

Lets face it - we'd all like to save a little on our outgoings, with household bills topping the list of annoying monthly expenses we'd rather do with...

What Happens When Your iPhone Autocorrects 'Lardass' Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

If you need to have a laugh today, pick up your iPhone and type 'Lardass.' The new Apple software, iOS 9.2, will instantly autocorrect it to Kardas...

Here's Why I Believe Skype Is the Future of Therapy

Michael Carthy | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

It's this blend of advanced tech and changing attitudes towards interacting via a computer screen that means it's the perfect time to use Skype to bring therapy to those who need it most in a way that's just as powerful and transformative as meeting people face-to-face.

Shut Up Bitch - Get Back to Ironing Your Husband's Socks

Jess Phillips | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

In the last couple of weeks I have spoken to five different young women who told me they were going to stop posting blogs and tweeting about their politics and their views... More than the violent, threatening and blatant misogyny, the worst element of this is the "shut up" bit. The "shut up bitch" is working. Women are shutting up. Not because they are scared, not because they believe the threats but because it is so tiring that whenever you speak you face hatred because of the make up of your chromosomes.

A Cyber WW3 Is Coming And There's A Chance Isis Could Win. Apparently.

Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

World war three will be a cyberwar in which Islamic State (IS) could beat the West as we are utterly defenceless, a security expert has claimed. J...

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...