UK Tech.

People Are Revealing Heartbreakingly Honest Confessions On A Giant Screen In Brighton

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech

Please be aware this article contains sensitive issues that could be highly distressing to some. "I am married with a wonderful son, but am so in l...

Someone Has Actually Made An Insanely Large Real-Life Emoji Keyboard

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech

Say goodbye to typing words, someone has actually made a real-life emoji keyboard. To achieve this feat, programmer Tom Scott used 14 keyboards and...

Garage Magazine Reinvents the Idea of Print with augmented reality: Q&A With Digital Manager Ahmad Swaid and Editorial Director Michael Polsinelli

Sam Aldenton | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Style
Sam Aldenton

In a day and age when print magazines seem to offer less content then their online counterparts at a greater cost and lesser convenience, this issue of Garage makes you want to actually buy the magazine (crazy right?).

This "Frankenstein" Robot Dog Can Launch Tiny Drones From Its Back

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have created, what might be the weirdest robot we have ever seen: a robotic dog tha...

This Amazing App Can Help Colour Blind People 'See' Colours

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech

A world without colour can be a drab place to be. Yet for many who are colour blind, this is the world they find themselves in. A new app, Colour B...

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

Why Bulimia.com Has Missed the Point

Leanne Bryan | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Leanne Bryan

So, looking at the headlines, female representation in gaming - tick; standing up for realistic female body image - tick; orchestrated by a real life, responsible charity looking to promote a healthy message to impressionable girls (and boys) - tick. All the good stuff.

Taking the Plunge

Alice Bentinck | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech
Alice Bentinck

It was something I had always wanted to do, and always planned to do, but I also realised it was very easy to put it off. Would there ever be a time where I felt I had enough knowledge, connections or skill to build a startup? Simply, no. And I almost did put it off.

Personalised Books: Exciting But Also Risky Times for Children's Stories

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

Arguably, personalisation offers a great business model: publishers can have a prototype and customise it according to each individual customer. There is a limit here, however, as to scale up, publishers need more than one title to offer to their readers- which is expensive and often leaves small publishers in a deadlock.

This Year More People Have Been Killed By Selfies Than Sharks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech

The latest selfie fatality saw a 66-year-old Japanese tourist die after after falling down stairs while attempting to take a photo at the Taj Mahal. ...

The Apple Car Might Actually Have A Release Date

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech

The Apple Car rumour mill is turning again, with the vehicle's reported launch date set to be sometime in 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal (...

Dear Richard Dawkins, Ahmed Mohamed's "Motives" Are The Kind We All Need More Of

Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

There's a reason of course for Dawkins' line of questioning. He is a scientist and probing goes with the territory. But Dawkins' relentless curiosity appears to have killed any sensibilities he has about how human beings operate.

Watch This Groundbreaking Video Of A Planet That's Over 60 Light Years Away

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech

A team of astronomers have captured an exoplanet moving in its orbit around a distant star 63 light years away, on video. They took the series of i...

Will Virtual Reality Replace the News?

James Coe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

Even if you are simply watching a video, VR makes you feel as if you are there witnessing it. This is potentially a very powerful tool for reporters. Imagine if you could truly feel as if you are in Aleppo, Syria, standing atop a ruined building, surveying the destruction of the civil war.

Meet LA McGill: Heart Doctor, PhD candidate and Lycra-Loving GB Triathlete (In Her Spare Time)

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Bonkers! How else could you describe a heart doctor in the middle of ground-breaking PhD research into de-mystifying the intricate fibres of our heart muscle who takes up triathlon as a distraction from desk work? Meet Dr Laura-Ann McGill, or LA as she's fondly known.

Top Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

High profile hacks such as that of online dating website, Ashley Madison, and last year's attack on Sony have helped bring hacking scandals to the forefront of the news agenda, what these high profile, large scale business hacks fail to bring to light is the smaller scale cyber-attacks targeting consumers, like you and I daily, and the impact these can have on our lives.

Future Visions of Johannesburg: How Creative Technology Is Changing the City's Identity

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.

This Pre-Historic Ugly Beast Could Have Been The First To Walk On All Fours

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech

A new study has suggested that a cow-sized pre-reptile, living 260 million years ago, was probably the first animal to walk on all fours. Known as ...

Dreamforce '15 - Glastonbury for Geeks, San Francisco

Jackie Kemp | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jackie Kemp

From several blocks away, the sidewalks were crowded with people dangling conference passes round their necks, long lines snaking out of central San Francisco's many independent salad bars and coffee shops with names like "Proper Food" and "Whole Cakes".

Why Facebook Users May Prefer to Hate Than Like

Grant Feller | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

Hate, dislike, sadness, vociferous difference of opinion - these are the ties that bind. And within a media environment in which people don't actually meet or talk to each other in person, where anonymity, or at least a physical distance, is a powerful tool, they may well become surprisingly robust ties.

Apple and Google Want to Turn the Motoring Industry Into Another 'Dumb Pipe'

Matthew Hussey | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

At this year's annual Apple love-in in California, the world's biggest tech company announced that for the first time, it was allowing users to lease its phones directly. While this was a minor footnote in a two-hour epic, it's a massive shot across the bow of the carriers that allow us to make calls on our smartphones.

Uh Oh, This Space Expert Claims The Martian Has A MAJOR Plot Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech

The Martian has come under fire from a space expert who believes the movie has not been true to the science of the story. In the film, Matt Damon's...

Facebook's "Dislike" Button Rejected But How About This?

Rima Amin | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

Reports of Facebook's announcement to trial a "Dislike" button has sparked waves of debate today. Whilst some are excited, the risks surrounding cyberbullying have outlined why it's not such a great idea. Facebook already, in my opinion has some work to do around it's reporting mechanisms.

Watching Drones Build A Bridge All By Themselves Is More Than A Little Scary

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech

The age of the machines maybe finally upon us. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich have for the first time, prog...

Two Men Actually Tried To Sell Their Own Kidneys For An iPhone 6s

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech

Two men have gone to extraordinary lengths in order to get hold of an Apple iPhone 6s: Attempting to sell their organs online. The bizarre inciden...