UK Tech.

Girls, to Make an Impact, Stick With STEM

Yasmin Ali | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
Yasmin Ali

If girls enjoy these subjects so much when they're younger, why don't they continue to study them at GCSE and A-Level? Why do females only account for 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at University?

The Importance of Being Bored

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Boredom reminds me of water that's put under pressure in a steam engine - if you open the tank slightly once in a while to release the pressure, the water will eventually all boil away, and the engine won't work. But if you keep it under pressure all the time, the steam might become so intense that it will make the engine work and the machine will start moving.

Yahoo CEO's Pregnancy Is All That Saved Her From Being Sacked, Says This Guy

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech

A New York University marketing expert has suggested that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer would no longer be employed by the company had she not announced th...

Siri Is Getting Sassy About Apple's Big Event Tonight

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech

If you're looking for answers about what is going to happen at tonight's Apple Event, don't look to Siri. Turns out, it's pretty good at keeping se...

Gadget Fest: Smartphone and Smartwatch Highlights From IFA 2015

Rob Kerr | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech
Rob Kerr

IFA 2015, the yearly and unashamedly geeky consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, is drawing to a close and has seen a raft of impressive gadget launches. Highlights include new smartphones and smartwatches from the likes of Sony, Samsung, and Huawei. Here's a quick round up of those most likely to dominate this year's Christmas wishlists...

What To Expect From Apple's Big Event Tonight

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech

Apple fans all over the world are poised for what will undoubtedly be an exciting event as the tech giant blitz through their latest announcements in ...

Guy's Roommate Comes Back Drunk, Next Morning Doesn't Remember 'Designing An Entire F***ing Aeroplane'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We've all done it. Come home drunk after a night out, sat down, designed a whole aeroplane complete with intricate sketches, and then totally forgotte...

These Amazing Everyday Things Were Invented During Queen Elizabeth II's Reign

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech

Today Queen Elizabeth II will pass the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria who, Buckingham Palace has calculated, reigned for 23,...

How to Help Your Children Stay Safe Online

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

The internet is an amazing resource for children, but it can represent a worrying unknown for parents. We worry about what or whom our children may encounter online, and how we can protect them.

New Funding From Big Lottery Fund to Boost Basic Digital Skills Training for 9,500 New People in UK

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

The Big Lottery Fund's investment will help a vast number of people and organisations develop vital digital skills whilst acting as a platform to test established metrics, and develop new ones, to measure each partner's specific outcomes as well as those of One Digital as a whole. We will then be able to reflect on the impact and benefits for both digital champions and learners, and use these learnings to help us ensure everyone in the UK has the basic digital skills they need to benefit from the internet.

A Dangerous WhatsApp Bug Could Let Hackers Take Over Our Computers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

A bug in the web version of WhatsApp could leave 200 million open to hacking according to security firm Check Point. The flaw introduces dangerous...

A 12-Year-Old May Have Just Beaten Stephen Hawking's Mensa Scores

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

A 12-year-old from Colchester has aced the Mensa IQ Test, achieving a perfect score of 162 - the maximum for under 18s. Lydia Sebastian's touch of...

Why Parenting Teenagers in the 21st Century Is Harder Than Ever

Chloe Combi | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

The struggle of being a parent to a teenager is a long documented one: the slammed doors, the wild mood swings, the homework meltdowns, the arguments, and the realisation your once little darling is growing parts that are turning them from sweet to something distinctly more sexual.

This SKYDIVING Genius Just Solved A Rubik's Cube In Mid-Air

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

Most of us would find a Rubik's Cube frustrating at the best times - comfortably seated in a chair, feet on the ground with no distractions. Howeve...

Here's How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

Not everyone wants to have their house on Google Street View mainly because it gives stalkers one more reason to find out exactly where you live. P...

Hubble Just Took An EPIC Image Of A Spiral Galaxy 35 MILLION Light-Years Away

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

The Hubble Telescope has captured a stunning image of a spiral galaxy, 35 million light-years away, very similar in mass and size to the Milky Way. ...

These Bizarre 'UFO' Clusters Are Heading For Russia Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

A cluster of bright orange spots hovering over the Baltic sea near Russia's borders has been labelled as UFOs by alien enthusiast Scott Waring. A ...

Scammer Who Risked Movie-Makers £120 Million Has Just Been Served His Punishment

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

Paul Mahoney, a 30-year-old man from Londonderry, who risked the movie industry £120 million, has now been sentenced to four years in prison. He ...

This Incredible New Keyboard Is So Thin You Can Literally Roll It Up

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

Keyboards are traditionally meant to be rectangular, stiff boards that don't bend. Well, that was before LG unveiled its 'Rolly' keyboard. Yes, th...

After the Wet Summer It's Officially Spider Season

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Apparently spiders are good news, however intimidating they can look. Before you squish the next one to invade your home try to remember they eat pests such as clothes moths, flies and mosquitoes, and that can help curtail the spread of disease.

Is Periscope for Live News Too Farfetched?

Mina Zaher | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech
Mina Zaher

When news of Tony Hall's vision for the BBC started to spread across the various digital channels on Monday, I couldn't help but feel there was one specific platform that needed mentioning: Periscope.

This 'Mission Impossible-Type' Phone Can Be Unlocked Using Just Your Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

The Axon Elite is the world's first smartphone that can be unlocked using just your eyes. China's telecommunications firm ZTE unveiled its latest m...

Sir Clive Sinclair's Team Launch Every Child Can Code Initiative

David Levy | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech
David Levy

What our team hopes to achieve with Every Child Can Code is to make the UK one of the world leaders once again - to create a whole new generation of talented coders, and to sustain that effort in the years and decades to come.

NASA's Weird Hedgehog Robot Is Taking New Asteroid Territory

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has unveiled a small hedgehog-like robot that will be able to hop, tumble and flip over uncertain terrains found on asteroids and alien planets. ...

Porn App Secretly Took Images Of Its Customers And Blackmailed Them

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

An Android porn app, Adult Player, secretly took images of users using their front camera and held them to ransom. According to the BBC, the ap...