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Companies Should Use Data Transparently

David Stillwell | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
David Stillwell

I am not a refusenik. Advancements in digital services have enabled incredible services to exist that wouldn't otherwise. Every so often I remind myself how absurd it is that search engines give us access to the entirety of human knowledge in milliseconds.

STEM Students Need Mentoring Too

Chris Ciauri | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

Of course, at all stages, mentoring can either be a big success or just another sterile and unrewarding box-ticking exercise - and there are a few important things that will make it more likely to be the former.

This Is How Michael Jackson Pulled Off That Epic Smooth Criminal Lean

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech

We've been hit by, we've been struck by, a smooth...invention. Turns out, Michael Jackson's gravity-defying lean for his hit song 'Smooth Criminal,...

West London Boy, 16, Becomes Second Arrested Over TalkTalk Cyber-Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech

The Metropolitan Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the TalkTalk hack that potentially revealed the personal details of four mi...

Facebook Just Made Chatting With A Billion Strangers Less Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Facebook is changing things again and this time, Messenger is getting a makeover. The changes will see the archaic 'Other' inbox be replaced with a...

Yamaha Motors' Bike-Riding Robot Just Issued A Terrifying Warning To Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Yamaha Motors has unveiled a surprisingly capable humanoid robot that has been created to 'surpass' humans. In a video, Motobot can be seen expertl...

Move Over Superman, Scientists Have Found A Way For Us To See Through Walls

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have created a new device that allows people to see through walls -- looks like Superman has competition. The rather brilliant creation,...

It's Time to Break Up With Facebook

Phillip Krynski | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech
Phillip Krynski

The average attention span of society is now down to just seven seconds. It takes you longer to tie your shoelaces. Lucky for slip-ons, otherwise we would have a whole bunch of people with half tied laces tripping over in the streets.

Can They TalkTalk Their Way Out Of Crisis?

Mark Hillary | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Ambulance-chasers will always be found circling like vultures around any corporate disaster, but three things about the customer experience really stood out for me in this crisis and neither were handled well by TalkTalk.

Rosetta's 'Surprising' Discovery Could Change What We Know About The Solar System

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have expressed surprise at the latest data to filter through from the Rosetta spacecraft, which has shown comet 67P to have an oxygen rich ...

Fancy Yourself as the Next James Bond?

Jack Parsons | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jack Parsons

With Spectre now packing in audiences in cinemas across the world, it's the perfect time to indulge in a bit of fantasy secret agent work. I for one am not averse to slaying imaginary criminal masterminds before making my getaway in my imaginary jet-powered car.

If You Shop At M&S There's A Chance Someone Just Saw All Your Details

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech

Marks & Spencer have apologised for they are calling a technical glitch that allowed customers to see other shoppers' details. Customers who logged...

An Avalanche Is Coming - It's Time to Do Something

Toby Peters | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

We can always buy food that has been kept cold from farm to fork. We don't consider the energy required to keep vaccines cold. And when we update Facebook, the amount of cooling needed by data centres doesn't cross people's minds.

Once Upon a Time in the West...

Clare Reddington | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Of course four years necessarily defies imagination when you set out and we have all got braver over time. I suspect it will take us a few months yet to reflect, understand and celebrate what has been achieved.

Life Online and the Questions I Get Asked About Life in Relation to Social Media

Sofie Sandell | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

People have manifold questions about our connected online lives and this prompted me to put them together in a column that I hope will become a feature in a newspaper and maybe a book in the future.

Grown-up Approach to Parenthood Requires Culture Change for Tech Firms

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Geraldine Gallacher

The outstanding challenge is in how they balance the youthful "live to work" culture with the need to live a life outside the office or "hub" bubble as an individual's life progresses.

Hackers Could Be Selling Your Personal Details For As Little As £19

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech

The stolen online identities of more than 600,000 people are reportedly being sold online for £19 . Hackers who have have tapped into databases, ...

Rejoice! Facebook Is Scrapping Those Soul-Destroying Candy Crush Saga Invites

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Candy Crush can be a soul-destroying topic on Facebook, particularly because the people who play the game never seem to understand that there are othe...

Baby Boomers and the Future of Health Care

Luis Alvarez | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

In the UK, the NHS talks about putting "patients in the driving seat of their care". Wearable technology, smart devices and online services are the tools we need to make that happen. And we baby boomers are going to be just fine with that.

Everyone Keep Calm, NASA Has Spotted Something Unusual Leaving A Black Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has for the first time captured a supermassive black hole sending out beams of X-rays. Scientists have always known that massive pulses of ene...

Back to the Books: From the Classroom to the Connected Device

David Emm | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

So with the new school year in full swing, here are my top tips on how to make sure your children stay safe online - no matter how many gadgets they have.

Six Things You Should Know About NASA's Enceladus Flyby And Those "Alien" Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech

Today, at around 3.22pm UK time one of NASA's spacecrafts, Cassini, will fly through the plumes of icy spray that jet out of Enceladus --Saturn's moo...

Two Irishmen Get Drunk at Party.. the Punch line Is No Joke - Meet ZompireWolf!

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Tech
Veronica Montgomery

There is an entire world created for ZompireWolf, his enemies, and his friends. They're very excited to show everyone what they have been working on. Launching the project on Kickstarter is only the first step, they see this character evolving into a console game and who's knows... maybe even a movie!

Trick or Eat? Nature's Real-Life Body Snatchers Are Far Spookier Than Your Average Halloween

Jodie Tyley | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

They're not quite the classic brain-eating, gormless slow-shufflers of horror movies, but in the animal kingdom, the zombie threat is very real. The culprit? Parasites: small organisms with complex life cycles that set up camp inside their animal hosts.

This 11-Year-Old's Solution To Your Online Security Costs Less Than A Packet Of Crisps

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Tech

Passwords can be a pain in the you-know-what, especially since the recent spate of hack attacks proves that we are not very good at protecting our onl...