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How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.

Why I'm a Gaming Hipster

Jay Cowle | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

Hipsters know what's 'hip', 'trendy', 'radical' (they'd avoid that word). How they do this depends on your level of skepticism towards the hipster. They are either attuned to the cosmic waves of human awareness, surfers of the collective consciousness, simultaneously drawn to the same games at the same time, or they read the same websites.

Clean Rivers With Giant Vacuums Says James Dyson (Naturally)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Serial inventor of all things sucky and blowy, James Dyson, now wants to clean rivers with giant vacuum cleaners - as you do. Plastic in river and ...

This Smiley Is From 1648. Kind Of...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

In 2009 a transcript of Abraham Lincoln provided the world's oldest example of a smiley - 1862. That record appears to have been blown completely o...

Mumsnet Hit By Heartbleed Hackers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Mumsnet, has been targeted by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. It could not be determined how many of the site's 1.5 million users was affect...

More iPhone 6 Images Leaked

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Images and plans purporting to show the highly anticipated iPhone 6 'phablet' have been posted on China's equivalent of twitter, Weibo. CAD plans a...

What Is The Mysterious 'Black Ring Of Leamington Spa'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Even after dismissing witchcraft with a rational mind this is still really, really weird. Dubbed the Black Ring of Leamington Spa, the strange phen...

Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.

Selfies and the Search for Personal Identity

Paul Blanchard | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

What I don't do is take selfies just to illustrate how gorgeous I am. Mainly because I'm not gorgeous but also because it just seems a bit pointless. I mean, who cares? And everyone knows that you don't really look like the primped, posed, toned selfies you take in the bathroom mirror!

M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android From Mad Catz

Andrew Edney | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Last year Mad Catz announced that they were entering the Android Micro-Console market with their M.O.J.O. device, and I have had the chance to test one out.

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

Customer Service Must Keep a Place for Paper

Christian Toon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

The Iron Mountain study revealed that over half (57 per cent) of firms do nothing with customer communications that arrive on paper. Instead, they wait until we grow sufficiently frustrated to phone or email to ask why nothing's happened, and only then do they act.

eBay Truths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

I used to be an eBay addict. It sounds laughable, but when you're receiving poorly-packaged parcel after parcel at your office, and you don't have a clue what it's going to be, it's troubling (and kind of like Christmas! Mystery gifts to unwrap! But back to being sinister...)

PIC: When Listicles Go Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Yes, yes - we know The Huffington Post creates listicles, too. Loads of 'em. So maybe this screengrab of a Buzzfeed page serves as a warning to al...

Peaches Geldof's Instagram Shut Down: What Should Happen to Your Social Media When You Die?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

While the exact reason for the request has not been disclosed, I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with the somewhat inappropriate and at times trollish comments left by users alongside pictures of the 25-year-old and her family.

Top 10 Things to Hate About Facebook

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

1. Share if you love your kids. Oh, really? So, let me get this straight. I love my kids, you love your kids, and we all love our kids. But, you want me to let you know that I love my kids and I want you to let me know you love your kids, too? Plus, both of us get to tell the whole frigging world that we both love our kids...

Explainer: Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

If you're struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you're not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that this could do more harm than good. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

The 'Streaming' Battle for Viewers

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

The rise of services like BBC iPlayer, Netflix and NOW TV has created a TV viewing revolution, but it isn't clear yet who the winner will be in this new battle for the viewers' attention.

Parking Downhill: The Three-Minute Technique to Help Jump Start Your Work Day

Farez Rahman | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Before finishing for the day, or when you know there'll be a significant pause on the work before you continue with it, identify the next set of simple tasks that you need to do. These will form your "pickup tasks" for the next day.

Win An iPhone Alarm Clock Dock With HuffPost's 'Grab-A-Gadget'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech

We're a generous bunch here at HuffPostUK Tech and to prove it we've created Grab-A-Gadget. Every week you get the chance to win a gadget of your v...

Online Privacy: Generation A

Louise Orpin | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

In the same way that people believe history repeats itself, each generation has something new to offer the world. We've had Generation X - the MTV Generation, then came Generation Y, the Millennials, at the turn of 2000.

How Mobile Is Driving the Native Revolution

Piers North | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Piers North

Native advertising is one of the buzz words of the moment and it generally provokes one of two reactions. Either a sense of confusion, or the feeling that it's an over-hyped phrase which is just a new way of describing what we do already - creating advertising which is relevant to the editorial experience.

In a Digital World Are the 4 P's of Marketing Still Relevant?

Tony Fish | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

I am neither brave nor stupid enough to suggest that this replace the traditional and time tested marketing mix thinking, but the old framework doesn't embrace for digital as the fundamental and does not allow in its teaching digital first.

Someone Just Wrote The Worst Song Lyrics. Ever.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech

Prepared to be amazed astounded. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the worst song about social media ever. And since that's a very limited field w...

I Am a Facebook Fan and Proud of It!

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jaki Scarcello

My affection, for this virtual coffee shop was poignantly brought to my attention when two dear friends were killed in a tragic traffic accident. I learned of their death on Facebook, checking in late one evening and seeing some disturbing comments which led me to investigate further and the sad truth was revealed. I grieved with the Friends of my friends, most of whom I had never met.