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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, ...

Why Leaving the EU Would Be Bad for British Science

Martin Rees | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Tech
Martin Rees

It's not surprising that the scientific and technological community is overwhelmingly positive on this issue. Some of Europe's greatest technical successes - in particle physics and in aerospace, for instance - have required multinational collaboration. Such achievements show that Europe can fully match the US if its expertise is coordinated optimally. Bodies like CERN and the European Space Agency, for instance, are underpinned by international treaties: they aren't directly linked to the EU. However the EU has been an important 'facilitator' of collaboration across the whole range of 'wissenschaft'.

To Go Viral or Not to Go Viral, That Is the Question

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Last week I saw a picture on imgur (since removed) that horrified me so much I decided to tell Twitter. I thought my tweet might get a couple of likes, maybe a retweet. As it turned out, my tweet actually made more than eight million media impressions over the course of a week. Mental.

The Fantasy Football Season Hots Up

Howard Kingston | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Tech
Howard Kingston

Tonight boasts a rare evening of excitement as Liverpool take on Manchester United in the Europa League. As a lifelong Liverpool fan, my patience has been tested more than once this season as the team has blown hot and cold.

This Is The Moment Google's Driverless Car Crashed Into A Bus

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Footage of Google's self-driving car crashing into a bus in California has now been published online, sparking a fresh wave of speculation about the t...

Dare to Dream: Parent, Carer, Scientist

Athene Donald | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Athene Donald

The problems at school are largely cultural, being affected by societal and parental expectations as well as those of peers and teachers. Stereotypes abound. If girls are expected simply to wear pink and model themselves on Disney princesses they may be reluctant to admit to a burning love for mathematics or chemistry.

Until AI Can Beat Us At These Games Humanity Still Has Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

Last night Google's computer program dealt a crushing blow to humanity as it beat world champion, Lee Sedol, at an ancient Chinese board game. Whil...

5 WhatsApp Features That Will Revolutionise Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp for iOS has been updated to a new version, 2.12.15, that could revolutionise your life. The little green box, which usually has the power...

The Google Tax is Not for Google, says Google

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

In the latest example of the impunity Google acts with in its dealings with governments, it has declared that the UK's recently created "Google tax" i...

Machine Has Overtaken Man And It's Just The Beginning

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

The case for artificial intelligence overtaking the human race took a historic turn last night as Google's AI triumphed over a world champion at an in...

Father Jailed For Selling His Daughter To Buy An iPhone

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

A man who sold his 18-day-old baby daughter on social media so that he could buy an iPhone has been given a jail term of three years. 'A Duan,' (no...

Three Reasons I Hate Working in STEM

Natasha Batsford | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Natasha Batsford

Today I am going to take a huge departure for my usual topics and write a post about my life outside of the family. I'm doing this as my own small contribution to this year's International Women's Day theme, entitled Pledge for Parity.

Facebook's Flaw Made It Terrifyingly 'Easy' For Hackers To Get Into Your Account

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

A hacker was able to view people's personal details, including credit card information, by hacking into their Facebook accounts using basic software. ...

Stop Trolling on International Women's Day

Melissa Davis | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

Have you ever been trolled for vaguely feminist views on Twitter? If you haven't then, regardless of whether you're male or female, all you have to do to see what it feels like is use a hashtag such as #everydaysexism in one of your tweets and the trolls will come to you.

Anonymous Reportedly Hacked Donald Trump's Phone And Turned Him Into Scooby Doo

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

Donald Trump's voicemail appears to have been hacked by Anonymous, the hacktivist collective. In a video posted on YouTube, the alleged hackers can...

11 Inventions We Can Thank Women For

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech

Where would we be without women? As far as inventions go, the world would be void of beer, caller ID, Monopoly, Kevlar and chocolate chip cookies ...

Women Trouble? - What Tech Companies Need to Do to Attract More Women

Ruth Davis | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ruth Davis

The tech industry has women trouble. By the end of this year only 25% of tech jobs will be held by women. But in the cyber security industry where I work this ratio would be a dream come true - only 10% of information security professionals are women.

More Wizard of Oz Than Wargames: Do I Need to be Technical to be a Woman in Tech?

Michelle Beckett | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

It's obvious and well documented that technology has a gender problem, and there is a myriad of reasons for this, which I'll address in a different piece. But one of these issues can be partly addressed by breaking down the myth that you need to be a 'full on' coder to make it in technology.