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Who Decides the Fate of Commercial Drones?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Owning a drone and flying a drone is not the same thing, for the rules about being able to fully utilise the talent of drones, both commercially or for pleasure have been not exactly friendly or coherent.

Apple Pay is One Step Closer to a Cashless Society - and Greece Will Show Us How It's Done

Jason Aiginitis | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Aiginitis

On a trip to Greece, one of my work colleagues was involved in a minor road collision. He stepped out of his hire car and prepared to exchange insuran...

Periscope and Intellectual Property: A Word of Warning

Wayne Beynon | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Just as broadcasters like Sky and the BBC have certain legal standards to uphold, so too do Periscope broadcasters. This mostly comes down to common sense, namely that users should not broadcast any illegal or immoral activity they're taking part in.

Voices From the Ground: How Tech Can Help Services Respond to Citizens

Loren Treisman | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

Understanding context is key. Interventions run entirely by or in strong partnership with local organisations are more likely to be successful, as they are better able to navigate local nuances and political structures and understand the public's needs.

Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

Lynn Houghton | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Lynn Houghton

As I arrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, I spot the full-size mock-up of a space shuttle looking ready to launch. It has the orange twin solid rocket boosters on either side of it and is 184 ft. tall. During the tour I find out that Atlantis flew 125,935,769 miles in space. Wow!

Why Snapchat, 3V and Truffle Pig Are a Perfect Fit

Jason Mander | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As social behaviors continue to evolve, there's little doubt that Snapchat has been one of the main beneficiaries among younger groups and that it's capturing a lot of the conversations and activities that used to take place on "traditional" social networks. Snapchat can also lay claim to being the fastest-growing social app over the last year, having almost doubled its user base.

Struck Lucky on Tinder... Now What?

Melissa Davis | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

Ladies and gentlemen, that sound you hear is romance exiting the building. Actually, it hasn't just left the building, it's downloaded Google Maps, entered some co-ordinates for an isolated Pacific island and is now making its way to the nearest tube towards Heathrow terminal four.

Oman Is Building A Solar Plant For The WORST Possible Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

Oman, one of the Middle East's biggest oil producers is building the world's largest solar plant. Before you get excited, you should know that the...

We're Now Making Computer Circuits That Are Almost As Small As Human DNA

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

IBM has unveiled a new computer chip, almost as thin as DNA but four times as powerful as the pure silicon chips we use today. The chip will report...

Trust Us, These Drone Images Are So Much Better Than Whatever You're Staring At Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

The winners of the 2015 Drone Aerial Photography Competition have just proved (yet again) that the world as seen from a drone's perspective is simply ...

Three Telescopes Combine To Create Our Most Stunning View Of The Sun Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Tech

Images of the sun, in any shape or form, are usually quite glorious to behold and thanks to technology, we now have one more stunning view of the star...

This Stunning FIVE Star System Puts Star Wars' Iconic Sunrise To Shame

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

The SuperWASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project has made a rather rare discovery, that could put the 'Star Wars makers to shame'. Scientists ...

Who Deleted Me? Fiendish App Tracks The Facebook Friends Who Dumped You

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

You can now find the culprits behind your dwindling Facebook friends list. A new app, launched by Anthony Kuske, allows users to discover who has r...

We Had A Chat With Brian May About Saving The World, It Was Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

With his long cloudy white curls spilling on to his shoulders and a turquoise shirt unbuttoned to reveal a small gold medallion, legendary guitarist B...

Quite A Lot Of People Are Upset About The New Ghostbusters Car

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Tech

There's something strange in the neighbourhood and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has just tweeted about it. #whattheygonnadrive pic.twitter.com/b...

The BBC Is Giving Away 1 Million Computers Just To Get Kids Into Coding

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

Earlier today, the BBC unveiled its Micro:bit computer, "a pocket-sized, codeable computer" that will be handed out to one million 11 to 12 year-olds ...

Man Uses Drone To Give Homeless People A Meal In Incredible Act Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

An amateur philanthropist has filmed the moment he gave away free hamburgers by dropping them mid-air using a drone. The tech enthusiast was deliv...

Why A Simple Game Of Tetris Could Help Reduce The Risk Of PTSD

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

The small, brightly coloured Tetris squares could one day become the building blocks of robust mental health, according to new research from the Medic...

Why Laughing Gas Controls Our Brains 'In Ways No Other Drug Does'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered have discovered a rather dramatic side to nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. When studying electroencephalo...

UFO Sightings Don't Get Anymore Ridiculous Than This

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

Who says UFOs have to be large metal-shaped flying saucers that intermittently flash fluorescent green? Not Hector Garcia, who made his YouTube debut...

This Is What Happens When You Put 10,000 Minecraft Fans In One Place

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

Never has one video game caused such a stir as Minecraft did this weekend in London. 10,000 people turned up at the Excel convention centre to imme...

Understanding Emotion

Araceli Camargo | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

The truth is that there are still many questions and confusion on the definition of emotion, both from the science and business communities. There is a lot more research that needs to be done to understand their full role and function, however, there is already a lot of compelling research that allows us to form a general picture on what an emotion is.

The Terror You Know, the Terror You Don't - How Extremism Has Gone Digital Since 7/7

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

The role the internet plays in radicalisation is poorly understood. It is generally held that offline factors are at the heart of what turns young men and women to turn to violent extremism. Nevertheless, ten years after 7/7, digitally-driven radicalisation is a reality that must be at the centre of any attempts to counter terrorist narratives...

Two Robots Getting Married Might Be The Most Surreal Thing We've Seen This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

It was hard to tell from the groom's eyes what was going through his mind as he watched his bride walk down the aisle. That's probably because ...

Philae Comet Home To Alien Life? These Scientists Think So...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

If you're wondering what alien life could look like, this is the sort of image you should bear in mind. While it may look vaguely uninterestin...