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Will Social Media Activism #FreeGaza or #BringBackOurGirls?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

Is public engagement on social networks, and the gathered momentum produced in involving oneself with social media campaigns enough to bring about change? Can we expect a brief flirtation with a trending hash tag or a concerted online debate with others to bring about seismic change?

The Internationalisation of Press

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Barry Whyte

Only in the past couple of years have the rise of digital networks really facilitated the internationalisation of press... Not only are consumers reading online newspapers in growing numbers, but interestingly, their primary online newspaper is increasingly likely to be based in a country other than their own.

This Is Actually A Game Available In Google's Play Store

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

A game entitled 'Bomb Gaza' has been freely available to download from Google's Play store for nearly a week. The Android mobile app requires playe...

'Sorry Your Broadband Doesn't Work, That'll Be £190 Please'

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

Thousands of people are finding themselves locked into unsuitable contracts or hit by cancellation fees when they try to switch, mid-contract, in order to get a better service... Frankly, if you're not getting the service you signed up for, why on earth should you keep paying for it?

Cloud and Data Analytics in Sport is the Difference Between Winning and Losing

Sam Seddon | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Seddon

Fans want to get as close as they can to the sports they enjoy and innovation in cloud and analytics technology is helping create a better fan experience than ever before. Today, sports fans can access real-time information on the sport of their choice on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 4

Chris Saunders | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

You can't force people to buy your book. And begging is just embarrassing. In the most basic terms, you have to get your book in front of people who might like it and persuade them that they need to buy it.

Chat: A Serious Business

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

While Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and the like are locked in an arms race to help users send photos and videos with increasing speed (and discretion), one London based startup is looking to capture a more niche part of the chat market: sending money.

Seven Days of Scintillating Social Stuff

Chris York | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech
Chris York

The Huffington Post's Social Media Editor, Chris York, looks back at the past week and brings you seven interesting/obscure/so bad it's actually good things that happened online.

Introducing The Customer-Centric Engineer

Gavin Russell | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Russell

Technology is no longer used to perform a specific job - it underpins every part of our lives - in work and play... This is a world that software engineers had a pivotal role in creating. And their part in shaping its future is vital. As such, the engineer of today has a much bigger job to do and an increasing set of pressures.

Tech and Data Sells - Exciting Times Ahead for Today's Retailers

Victoria Fox | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Some of the biggest retail brands in the country that the UK retail market, across categories, is in a process of evolution. The next stage of progress depends on how well new technologies are integrated into the overall retail experience.

Just How Far Away Is That Storm?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Last time we discussed how and where thunderstorms form, this week it's all about lightning strikes, thunder claps and how to work out how far away a storm is.

Large Dinosaurs Turned Into Small Birds... But Don't Tell Creationists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Massive meat-eating ground-dwelling dinosaurs shrunk over 50 million years and evolved into agile flying birds, according to new research. Scientists ...

How Does Social Media Fit With Education?

Julie Booth | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

Social media sites are also a great way for schools to share success stories such as outstanding GCSE results, awards evenings and photos from school trips... But the question is, how does a school really get the essence of its ethos and often centuries of heritage over in just 140 characters?

If You Don't Like Heights, Don't Watch This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

Ethan Swanson is a professional stuntman. That's because he does crazy things like this... Yup, he actually meant to do that. As if throwin...

Decoding Dumb Clichés People Post on Dating Profiles

The Guyliner | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Your dating profile - or the bio on whichever app your fingers are getting busy with - is your storefront, your prime advertising space. Sure, a picture tells a thousand words, but as anyone who's spent more than a minute in the company of a boyband can tell you, hot looks are no guarantee of a great brain or a good time.

Are There Emotional No-Go Areas Where Logic Dare Not Show Its Face?

Richard Dawkins | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Richard Dawkins

Nothing should be off limits to discussion. No, let me amend that. If you think some things should be off limits, let's sit down together and discuss that proposition itself. Let's not just insult each other and cut off all discussion because we rationalists have somehow wandered into a land where emotion is king.

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Instagram Want You To Use This Instead Of Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Instagram, ergo Facebook, are hoping to nab some of the disappearing-message market from Snapchat with a new offering, Bolt. The app blends feature...

Gay Shame and Grindr

George P. Simmonds | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

It's no secret that gay men and women grow up with a sense of separation from their heterosexual peers, and that this anticipates their exclusion from mainstream culture, especially that of mainstream dating. And fittingly enough the emotionally sterile climate encouraged by Grindr is to the gay man what a crack den is to the heroin addict...

Delighting the Customers of the 21st Century Business

Miguel Milano | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Subscription models are fast becoming the norm in our increasingly digital society, but the upshot is a much greater need for businesses to understand and create active two-way conversations with their customers.

Industry 4.0: A Driver of Innovation for Europe

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

If Europe wants to get a good start in this future market, it has to lay the foundations now, and become active first and foremost on three fronts: in infrastructure, in education, research and development, and in the support and financing of startups.

Heads in the Sand When It Comes to Small Business Security

David Emm | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

It may be surprising to many people to learn just how at risk from cybercriminal activity even the smallest of businesses can be - fraud, banking Trojans, ransomware and phishing attacks all target small as well as large businesses.

Online Review Sites Need to Be Brought Under Control

Charlie Mullins | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
Charlie Mullins

Owners of customer review sites don't think it's their responsibility to police the content that people post... people can get away with doing pretty much what they please, regardless of who gets hurt and whose property is damaged or destroyed.

The Government Will Replace Drivers With Computers Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Trials of driverless cars will start in January 2015, the government announced on Wednesday - but a lot of people aren't happy with the idea. A rec...

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Email Clinic

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

As part on my ongoing project to have a digital detox every so often; a few great tips on email management came out from the Time Management course I was on last week. Now in reality it's more of a Brain Management course.