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WATCH: How Not To Base Jump

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

"A fairly stupid idea... gone mildly wrong" And the award for 2014's biggest understatement so far goes to this chap. Race a BMX down Bolivia's ...

S Korea's Internet Is So Fast It Will Make You Weep

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

You might think we live in a country at the forefront of modern technology but you'd be wrong. Asia are light-years ahead of us particularly in the...

This Phone Sends Smells Instead Of Messages

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

"These are pretty subtle odour signals that allow me to create sentences, paragraphs and essays, if you will, of odour messages..." So says David E...

WATCH: This Is What It's Like To Fly A Fighter Jet

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Not many of us have what it takes to be a fighter pilot - stomach and nerves of steel, lightning fast and the apparently obligatory cut-glass English ...

WATCH: Super Slo Mo Match Burn

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

What does shooting an AK-47 underwater, a snow flake and a slinky have in common? They all look loads cooler in slow-motion - and now to the list ...

Where Can You Escape Your More Popular Friends?

Gareth Price | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Gareth Price

This 'friendship paradox' was the surprising result of a 1991 study into the properties of social networks. Sociologists have since seen this in evidence in a wide variety of situations. On average, whether it's Facebook, Twitter or sexual partners your friends, followers or partners all have (or have had) more friends, followers or partners than you.

Six of the Most Futuristic Gadgets of 2013

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Last year was a spectacular year in tech - with a healthy mix of ups and downs - so I thought I'd do a quick retrospective blog on six of the many gadgets and gizmos I was most revved up by.

WATCH: This Is The World's Tallest Waterslide

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Remember the terrifying pictures of the world's tallest waterslide under construction? Well, this newly released video is even more vertigo-inducin...

What Is This Weird Thing On The Moon?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Digital imaging expert, Ross Davidson, thinks he has the answer (see below). In amongst the random, crater strewn landscape of the Moon, it...

What Does Your Twitter Background Say About You?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

Today I panicked. I'm not sure why, but I decided to change my Twitter background. Perhaps I'm still drunk from Christmas or feeling frivolous at the advent of 2014. I didn't have myself down as one of those folk who bought into the 'new year, new you' brand of thinking... I guess we all have the power to surprise even ourselves

Celebrity Tinder

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Ferdinando

You've got to feel sorry for celebrities these days. They really miss out on the finer things in life. Things like the majesty of the London Underground, self-service machines at Tesco, and - of course - Tinder. Wouldn't societies most judged love to do a little judging themselves?

Startup Weekend Makes Its Way to Damascus...

Eamonn Carey | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

The conflict in Syria has not only claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused over two million refugees to flee the country. It has also created an economic black hole, which is one of the reasons why the weekend is taking place.

Digital Brings Back the Art of Debating

Dominique Busso | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dominique Busso

According to Danish academic and renowned futurist of the digital age, Thomas Pettitt's we have left behind the Gutenberg Parenthesis - the period after Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the 15th century to the present day - and we are now living in a Pre-Gutenberg time.

Is Outsourcing Still About Finding the Cheapest Place to do Business?

Mark Hillary | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I had dinner last night with a group of company executives who asked me about the best place in the world to locate the finance department of their company. This is a global organisation with thousands of people employed across the world and a finance function presently located in Western Europe.

Christmas in a Digital Household

Dave Wallace | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

I am sitting in my office mesmerised by the gadgets that were unveiled at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. From mini drones to the latest in wearable tech, Christmas 2014 is going to be even more gadgetastic than 2013 was. And what a Christmas it has been.

2014 Technology Trends for Marketers

Grégory Roekens | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

On the morning of 13th June 1863, The Press newspaper in Christchurch New Zealand published an exceptional 'open letter' from novelist and philosopher Samuel Butler titled: "Darwin Among the Machines'.

The New Broadband Divide: Why Our Children Need Internet Access

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The teeth-gritting screech of chalk on a blackboard is now confined to dusty archives, and technology in the classroom has evolved in leaps and bounds, enabling a rich, diverse, engaging learning experience for pupils. Schools, though, are only responsible for our children for around six hours a day.

It's Alive! Taming the Monster on the Journey to the Mobile Web

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

I get to talk to many companies around the world, from many different industries about how to build a compelling and manageable mobile website strategy. Many today still struggle to grasp the potential risks to their business that stem from getting the mobile web wrong.

Online Tuition Tailors Learning to the Individual Learner Rather Than the Class

Andy Robertson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

One of the immediate benefits of the online system is that you can book in lessons to fit in around your family life. The student receives an electronic pen and pad that connects to their computer via USB and enables them to access the shared white board with their tutor.

'The Digital Mount Rushmore'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Breathtaking athletic feats and dubious human rights issues won't be the only stars of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. A giant Pin Art toy on the s...

Robotic Fingers Can Play Piano Faster Than A Human

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

It won't win any classical awards or play the Royal Albert Hall but these maggoty-looking robotic fingers can actually play the piano faster than a hu...

Meet The (MASSIVE) Future Of Air Travel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The future of air travel is big - really, really big. Meet the AWWA Sky Whale, a concept design for a three storey, 755-seater plane with a wingspa...

Is This The World's Most Pointless Pillow?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Presumably aimed at those with a dearth of bedroom plug sockets and a penchant for resting their heads on hard, inflexible surfaces, a pair of invento...

Trolling Stays With You, Long After the Abuse

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Online abuse is more akin to a slow poison that continually erodes confidence, security, and peace of mind. Dealing with it is not easy, either for the target or investigative bodies, but we must get better at recognising that it is as "real" as offline abuse.

Is Your eCommerce Site Mobile and Tablet Optimised?

Davina Lines | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
Davina Lines

Etailers everywhere are spending time to make sure site visitors have the best experience possible when browsing their sites. Positive shopping experiences result in more conversions, higher AOV (average order values) and return customers.