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Screen Time to Teen Time: How the Parenting Toolkit Keeps Evolving

Jo Nilsson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Nilsson

At home our parenting toolkit on technology has been around 'set times' for access and a ban at mealtimes and bedtimes. Indeed we seem to be in the majority there with 80% surveyed saying they don't allow screens at bed time and 67% removing them at meal times.

From Bendgate to Batterygate: The iPhone Falls Victim to Scrutiny (Again)

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

With great power comes great responsibility, to your fans and loyal customers. And, boy, are Apple's fans loyal. But with such popularity comes the negative stuff too, scrutiny and criticism. Apple has tackled this well - showing integrity with a timely and detailed(ish) response. It's quite unusual for Apple to comment at all.

Western Tech Can't Succeed Everywhere in the World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I was overwhelmed - and very surprised - by the number of homegrown tech brands in South Korea. After a short while, it became apparent that despite the emphasis on English taught in schools, it's not widely spoken in the country.

Inventing the Future: Why Elon Musk Is Lightyears Ahead

Matt Clifford | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Elon Musk is one of the folk heroes of modern entrepreneurship, so his new biography by Ashlee Vance has got a lot of attention. It's a compelling read and Vance has done an excellent job of tracking down anecdotes and input from everyone from junior SpaceX employees to Larry Page.

Should Hackerspaces Replace Libraries?

James Coe | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The value of hackerspaces is that they, like traditonal libraries, democratise educational tools. Developing an app or editing a video at home requires hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds worth of investment. This is an obvious hurdle for many people looking to innovate.

Police Helicopter Captures Stunning Footage Of The Vulcan's Last Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Tech

On Saturday crowds gathered near Manchester airport to bid the Vulcan Bomber goodbye. The Cold War aircraft was flying over the north as part of it...

I Reluctantly Practised the Science of Happiness for a Week - And It Works

Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

This week, I tried something I have not done before. Everyday, I made it a point to find five good things to think about at the end of the day... Finding five good things may not change the colour of your day but it could help you get on a less negative train of thought and maybe one day, we will be quicker to see silver linings.

Nitya Rajan

'The Single Greatest Illness Affecting Mankind' Is Not All In The Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK Tech

"I became terrified of everything, afraid to eat, and convinced the baby would die…” Dr. Rebecca Lawrence is a psychiatrist who found herself a...

Desperately Seeking Inspiration

Jared Joffe | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

Wake up to the blaring noise of an alarm clock; jump out of bed and rush to the shower; eat something quick and convenient in the car; speed through the traffic and drive aggressively in order to arrive at work on time.

It Ain't What They Call You...

Rebecca Toman | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Rebecca Toman

Facebook's "real name" policy is in the headlines. The policy limits individuals to one account each and requires that those accounts be held under their "authentic identity." The policy has its advocates and its detractors; their opposing views neatly distil the tension between freedom of expression and privacy that is such a feature of modern life.

Why Voice Search Is Key to the Future of Mobile (and Facebook)

Jason Mander | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

That Facebook is betting big on mobile voice search is a sign of how search behaviours are set to evolve. Already, 80% of internet users have a smartphone and, in many demographics and markets, mobiles have moved ahead of PCs/laptops as the most common or important way of accessing the internet.

This Gun Owner's Post On Facebook Got Reported For All The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech

Steve Elliot was a gun owner who, following the horrific mass shooting that happened in Oregon on 1 October, wrote a public post taking a stand agains...

Mars' Ancient Lake Could Hold The Key To Life On The Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has confirmed the presence of ancient lakes on Mars, which could have existed long enough to support life. The space agency said its latest st...

So, NASA's Big Pluto Announcement Is More Beautiful Than We Thought

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has unveiled a stunning image showing off Pluto's blue sky. Yes, that's right a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt. “Who would have expected a b...

Defeating Earth's Gravity: It All Comes Down to Money

Doug Millard | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech
Doug Millard

Today, we still send humans into space, but the next big challenge will likely have to do without the big bucks of the first space race: whether the mission is to send people to Mars or perhaps to reconnoitre an asteroid.

Here's Why People Think NASA Has Found Aliens On Pluto

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

"This world is alive," a lead NASA researcher told a packed university hall on Monday. According to The Guardian, Dr. Alan Stern a principal invest...

A Cryptic Tweet Is Fuelling Rumours That We Might Be Going To MARS Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

Christmas has come early for space enthusiasts. Chris Bergin, managing editor of space publication NASA Spaceflight.com, sent out a tickling tweet ...

The World's WORST Traffic Jam Will Stop You Moaning About Bank Holidays Ever Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

If traffic jams ever went head to head in a contest, China would win convincingly. Drone footage showed off an insane number of cars at standstill ...

The Three Little Pigs and Their Mobile Devices

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

Once upon a time, there lived three little pigs. As the little pigs grew older they each decided to build a home for themselves, and when they left home they were given a smartphone and tablet each.

Are Screens the Enemy of a Natural Childhood?

Kate Blincoe | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

We can't hide from it, just as we can't trot down the M25 in a horse and cart anymore, so we have to find a way of managing it and making it part of a balanced life. It is part of our children's lives and brings many wonderful benefits - any five year old who has played on Google Earth knows the mind bending sense of awe of zooming out and out from their home to see the planet as a green and blue sphere.

Only the Brave

Laura Jordan Bambach | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech
Laura Jordan Bambach

This drive to make things better is the principle that has driven every decision I've ever made. The reason I started my first agency while still at uni and the reason I've thrown myself headfirst into the unknown, over and over again. It's the reason I still actively make work rather than just bring home a mega salary for sitting in meetings about meetings.

Is Manned Space Exploration Gaining Popularity Again for the First Time Since Apollo put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon?

Benjamin Johncock | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech
Benjamin Johncock

This year's World Space Week is perhaps the most exciting yet. Manned space exploration speaks to something deep within us as humans - it remains the purest, most tangible expression of the question, why are we here? And the greatest daily reminder of the mystery of life is the night sky.

The Northern Lights Lit Up Britain Last Night And It Looked INCREDIBLE

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

Parts of Wales and Northern England were treated to a spectacular sight last night as the Northern lights cast its glow across the dark skies. Fore...

Safe Harbour Ruling Demonstrates Yet Again That This Government Has a Black Hole Where a Data Policy Should Be

Chi Onwurah | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

We need the Government to lead on data. But it is afraid that a strong data framework will prevent it selling off our data to reduce Government costs. The Government is risking our long term data future for short term political gain. It is afraid that if it stands up for the safeguarding of our data, we'll see its hands are already in the till.

We Are Living in the Golden Age for Geeks

Alan Grant | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Alan Grant

It's time to appreciate how good it is to be a geek right now because, not to end on a downer, it will eventually come to an end. The grip that Tribe Geek has over the popular culture will slip eventually and we will be forced to look backwards with our trademark nostalgia.