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Digital or Die: Eight Digital Disruption Facts That Business Leaders Can't Afford to Ignore

Sumir Karayi | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Sumir Karayi

Digital disruption is not just some fashionable buzz-phrase that will soon be yesterday's news. It's a seismic upheaval that's only just begun, and it has massive implications. Innovative digital technologies are not only disrupting business operations in ways that have not previously been seen, they are fundamentally changing the way we do business.

Noma's Food Language, GPS-Tracked Garbage and the World Exclusive of Pussy Riot's Dismaland Music Video. It Must be WIRED 2015, Part 2

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Continuing in the theme of Artificial Intelligence (covered in part 1), Carlo Ratti presented some exciting work from the MIT Senseable Cities Lab. Standouts were a trackable waste project where members of the public brought in 3000 pieces of garbage which were then fitted with GPS sensors and tracked, with alarming results.

Can Technology End Loneliness? Helping Older People Get Connected

Steve Allen | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Allen

Loneliness is having a devastating impact on our older population. Every day, we hear stories of older people who feel marginalised and useless, believe they are a burden on society, and who have no one to turn to for the simple companionship so many of us take for granted.

Video Games and Art

Daniel Williams | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

Whether we like it or not, video games have a big impact on society. The industry is estimated to be worth £1 billion of GDP in the UK today. The global worth is estimated to be worth £80 billion. But economics aside, what are the intrinsic values of video games? Are they a respectable art form?

A Bank Has Made A Shocking Prediction About How Robots Will Change Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial intelligence could be the next big revolution to impact society and increase social inequality in the next 20 years, a new report claims. ...

The Piece Of Jewellery That Could Protect A Woman From Rape Or Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Currently in the UK, three million women experience violence each year. Meanwhile, every six minutes a woman is raped. One inventor hopes to help c...

Sick of The Tube Crush? Here's Four Commuting Alternatives

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

London Tube commuters put up with a lot, from periodic Tube strikes to getting way too close for comfort with hundreds of strangers on a daily basis. ...

Day 1 at WebSummit

Steve Loynes | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Loynes

"It's like science fiction is about to happen," said one of the stutterers on the main stage. It may not be that elegant, but it's true.

Twitter Changing Star 'Favourites' To Heart 'Likes' Is Exposing Some Vile Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech

One of the biggest social media sites altered the way users 'favourite' content on Tuesday, the change revealing threats to masculinity and homphobia...

Why Essena O'Neill's Exposure of the Fakery of Social Media is a Good Thing

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Anniki Sommerville

She's posted comments on her photos that expose the hard work and effort that went into creating them. She argues that we shouldn't let the number of 'likes' define how we feel. And it feels like something that's been rumbling on under the glossy surface of our online lives for a while.

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Dear Essena: The Reality Behind My Instagram

Michelle Elman | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Michelle Elman

I completely understood what Essena was saying because when I was posting inauthentic things, you start to feel like a fraud but where I differ from her is that I don't think my social media counters my message but instead is the platform I use to spread my message.

Twitter's New Buttons Are A Bit Ridiculous

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Twitter replaced its classic "Favourite" star with a "Like" heart on Tuesday and everyone is up in arms about it. Luckily, @TechnicallyRon has remi...

A Song for Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Joanna Anderson | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Joanna Anderson

I'm Joanna Anderson. I'm 23 years old and I'm a civil engineer. I'm not a man, I don't walk around in a hard hat all the time, and I don't spend all day on a construction site. Most of us don't fit that stereotype!

Why Is Our Self-Esteem Controlled by a 'Like' Button?

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Sabrina Lynch

Yesterday, an 19-year old girl who is young, attractive and popular on Instagram, Snapchat and all the usual suspects "quit" her job as a social media personality after fearing she was drowning in the fraudulent life she had created for herself online.

Pimp Your Ride James Bond-Style

Jodie Tyley | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

In How It Works HQ, we've been counting down the days to the release of Spectre, so much so that we dedicated our cover feature to the cool tech that drives the amazing Aston Martin DB10 and other souped-up spy cars. If you thought the gadget-packed rides on the big screen were fictional, think again.

11 Things You NEED on Your Small Business Website

Claire Mitchell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Mitchell

I see so many websites out there that look beautiful at first glance, but don't do what they've been designed to do. I see lots more that look, well pretty uninspiring really and definitely let the side down when it comes to showing their business off at its best.

The Economic Impact of Open Data: What Do We Already Know?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

Open data fuels economic growth. Many believe in the theory and ask for the proof. A new report by Nesta and the ODI adds to the evidence of the impac...

Keep Calm, Scientists May Have Spotted Another Universe Just Next To Ours

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

Scientists believe a glow in space could be signs of another, alternate universe existing close to ours. The mystery light, spotted by researchers...

A Question of Incompetence

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Has there ever been a Cabinet minister more inept than Chris Grayling, the leader of the House of Commons? He is a man who can be utterly relied upon to get things wrong, a man whose lack of judgement and staggering incompetence defy belief.

This Boy Just Took Out A Drone With Some Serious Bend-It-Like-Beckham Skills

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

A school boy in New Zealand has proven why footballs and drones should never be in the same vicinity together. The student managed to spot the unma...

Career and Life Advice for Women in Tech

Sue Black | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
Sue Black

What did you want to do when you were five years old? I wanted to be a driver of a big red London bus. I thought that would be the best job in the world. As I got older my thoughts changed slightly.

NASA Just Released Another Breathtaking Image Of Pluto

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

NASA's New Horizons team have wowed us again. They have release the latest image showing off Pluto's stunning crescent in its entirety. We first ca...

If You Use Snapchat You May Want To Read Its 'Shady' New Terms And Conditions

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

Snapchat has updated its terms and conditions to allow the company to "review" and share any content posted by users, with the public. The updated ...

If You Use Snapchat You May Want To Read Its 'Shady' New Terms And Conditions

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

Snapchat has updated its terms and conditions to allow the company to "review" and share any content posted by users, with the public. The updated ...