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Meerkat's Back in the Market

Jason Mander | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

A year ago, Meerkat was the breakout hit of SXSW, the annual festival in Austin focusing on the latest trends in media, music and film. Executives were lining up to broadcast live streams via the app and many were touting it as the next big thing. It was seen as the future of how content would be consumed and how brands would interact with their target audiences.

The Facebook Alternatives You Could Be Using...

Rory Natkiel | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rory Natkiel

Is Facebook as annoying as your 200th-best friend? Is Twitter just for angry old people and online harassment? Here's six alternatives that each, in their own way, take new approaches to social media, including some that don't seem like social media at all (but they are).

Miracle Science - Six Amazing Medical Breakthroughs

Jodie Tyley | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

There's some amazing scientific breakthroughs on the horizon with scientists and engineers from a wide range of different specialisms working together to create an array of new medical technologies that could completely transform the way we diagnose, treat and even cure disease.

Lifting the Lid on Rugby's Data Revolution

Nick Millman | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Nick Millman

At Accenture, we combine deep technical knowledge of data platforms, advanced data analysis capabilities and the expertise to interpret the analytics. I'm looking forward to continuing to use this winning combination to provide deeper insights to rugby fans in the final round of a tightly fought 6 Nations championship.

My Love Letter To Twitter, On Its Tenth Birthday

Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Welsh

For some reason, even though online dating has become so accepted it's practically blasé, people can still often be dismissive of friendships forged online, as if they're somehow less valuable or meaningful than friendships that stemmed from working on the till opposite someone at Tesco 15 years ago.

How Technology Is Transforming Disabled People's Lives

Kim Lawther | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Kim Lawther

For years, disabled people had to rely on somebody else doing things for them. But now with the help of assistive technology, disabled people can do things that would have never been possible before - from switching on a light to having a voice to express themselves.

Five Ways Twitter Has Changed the World

Lisa Harris | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Lisa Harris

Dorsey effectively created the phenomenon of micro-blogging through his 140 character count. Today, tweeting is common practice, spawning some 6,000 tweets per second, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year.

Genomes and Gnomes

Vivienne Parry | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivienne Parry

For this year's British Science Week, we launched two exciting new projects. Debates about genomics, DNA and data, and a set of animations featuring gnomes - yes, the garden statues with hats.

There's Another Hidden Messenger Game And This Is How To Play It

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook's revealed yet another cheekily hidden game in its Messenger app. This time, it's a clever swipe-to-shoot basketball match. A...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

Hitman Review: Will Episodic Content Hold The Iconic Franchise Back?

The Huffington Post | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Allow me a moment to be the most stereotypical 25-year-old man and open my review of a violent video game with a quote from The Simpsons. It's the epi...

Pi, Pies and Why EU Membership Makes Us Smarter

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Our capacity to push forward our understanding depends directly on international collaboration, whether joint projects or visiting students and researchers, and adequate science, research and development funding.

Guy Casually Solves Three Rubik's Cubes While Juggling. Internet Doesn't Believe Him

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Tech

A man, who calls himself Rubocubo, is making the Internet feel inadequate after appearing to solve three Rubik's cubes while juggling all of them. Yes...

Young People Would Rather Have An Internet Connection Than Daylight

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The average young person in Britain think having access to the internet is more important than daylight, according to a new poll. British youths aged ...

How Technology Helps Us to Give Access to Medical Abortion Without Borders

Julia Ellis-Kahana | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Julia Ellis-Kahana

Women on Waves is a Dutch non-profit organization that utilizes a variety of innovative strategies and technologies to ensure women worldwide have accurate information about and access to safe medical abortion.

Netflix, You've Gone Sludgy

Sophie Bauer | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Bauer

What the HELL is going on with you? Are things OK at home? Are you in some kind of trouble? It's just... since series 4 of House of Cards came out, you've been a little... 'lacklustre'?

Here Are All the Ways The 2016 Budget Benefitted the Environment

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lucy Sherriff

lol joking...

Fuel Subsidy: Roadblock on the Way to Innovation

Toby Peters | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Peters

The Government is asked to support environmentally friendly technologies every day. It's called on to invest in renewable generation and to subsidise electric vehicles. But in this case, it could actually make money while helping clean alternatives to diesel to flourish. It seems like one of the simpler decisions that the Chancellor would have to make this week.

When Will VR Be Mainstream?

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

Gamers, movie-goers, entertainment enthusiasts or, quite simply, experience-hungry millennials are crying for mainstream, cheaper virtual reality. But as new VR kid on the block Vive continues to intrigue users, we have to ask ourselves who will end up being credited with bringing this incredible technology to the masses.

Tinder Went Down For A Few Hours And Everybody Went Nuts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Popular dating app Tinder suffered a server outage on Monday night, and all the single ladies (all the single ladies) and fellas immediately switched ...

This Woman Managed To Faceswap With A Boob

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Comedy

In a shocking turn of events reminiscent of when man first landed on the moon, one woman has managed to utilise the height of modern technology to cre...

The Seven Rules of Instagram

Claire Jopson | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Jopson

That fuzzy, murky photo of your roast dinner would never find its way into your brand book, so why would you put it onto the world's fastest growing social media platform? Keep it professional, with an inspiring twist and you're onto a winner.

The Investigatory Powers Bill Is Unfit for Parliament

Julian Huppert | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Julian Huppert

I care about security, and I care about privacy. We do need legislation to control state surveillance, and it should allow the state to monitor people suspected of serious wrongdoing, while stopping mass surveillance of the whole population. But it takes time to get it right, and Parliamentarians should show the confidence to reject this version as well, and reject the rushed timetable.

These Ridiculous IT Requests Will Make You Weep

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.03.2016 | UK Tech

Calling the IT help desk is an experience that connects us all. However, we rarely stop to think what our requests sound like at the other end of the ...

'Ground-Breaking' Therapy Shrinks Breast Cancer Tumours In 11 Days

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new therapy has been shown to shrink breast cancer tumours and, in some cases, make them disappear entirely in just 11 days. In clinical trials, ...