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Watch Dogs (PS4)

Curtis Moldrich | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech
Curtis Moldrich

Since its stunning debut at E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been one of the most anticipated games for the next-gen consoles. An achingly pretty example of what the new consoles could create, the trailer depicted a fully realised Chicago with rain, steam and lighting all recreated in gorgeous, crisp detail.

Video Game Culture and Play

Pete Low | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech
Pete Low

Despite the parameters we put in place at home, and despite the archaic primary school they go to with less technology than my grandparents' house, video games are a vibrant and significant part of our children's culture and mindset in every aspect of their lives.

Helping Yourself to Company Information: Can You Afford the Risk?

Christian Toon | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Although we would never dream of taking a laptop or chair upon leaving a job, the same cannot be said for information. An Iron Mountain study from 2012 revealed that two thirds of European office workers admit they had taken or would take information they had been involved in creating when they left a job.

How Technology Can Fill the Void Left By Nurseries

John Friend | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw recently stated on Radio 4 that "More than two-thirds of our poorest children - and in some of our poorest communities that goes up to eight children out of 10 - go to school unprepared,".

Love Me Tinder

Ashley Hames | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Like millions of other lonely souls, I recently joined Tinder to try and spark up my non-existent love-life. Romantically, I'm sure it would probably be better if I was to meet someone organically, but hey ho, to Tinder I go.

Five Things That Happen When You Take a Break From Your Mobile Phone

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Three weeks on - and thanks to a predictably complicated insurance policy - I find myself still without a mobile phone. The period of mourning has passed, as has the twitchiness of empty hand syndrome, leaving me on the other side of a techy black hole so pleasant, I'm considering quitting this mobile phone malarkey forever. Or at least for a little bit longer.

Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox One)

Curtis Moldrich | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech
Curtis Moldrich

Wolfenstein is a name that conjures up memories for many seasoned gamers. One of the first games to truly nail the FPS genre, Wolfenstein's gave gamers their first taste of a modern shooter. Pacing through corridors with sweaty palms, Wolfenstein evoked feelings that many gamers now take for granted.

Will E-mail Be Extinct by 2019?

Barry Whyte | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

There are two sounds that remind me of technology in the 1990s. The screechy noise of a 28.8k modem exchanging hellos with your pay-per-minute ISP and that AOL voice (Siri's mother?) speaking to you on those rare occasions you received an e-mail.

This Is Why The Government Thinks It Can Snoop On You Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

The government has highlighted the legal loophole that, it argues, allows Britain's security services to snoop on everything you say on Facebook, Twit...

Why We Need to Admit Social Media Isn't Making Us Happy

Angelica Malin | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angelica Malin

I think all this social media is making us sad. For two reasons: firstly you cannot escape being connected to the world. Have you ever questioned the rise of the 'read' message on iPhones? Everything from iMessage to What's App has an ability to see whether or not your message has been read; it's a way of phone companies encouraging us to be constantly in contact, constantly within reach.

What Is Epilepsy?

Christophe Bernard | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christophe Bernard

Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder after migraine. It affects 1-2% of the world population. Thirty percent of patients with epilepsy are resistant to treatments. But what is a seizure? This question has been an enigma for patients, their relatives, researchers, and doctors for centuries.

Singapore Twitterati Reveal the Island-Country's Best Kept Foodie Secrets

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

There are many reasons to go to Singapore. In fact, there are so many that people are now moving out there in droves to live the expat life. The No.1 reason to at least visit the city-state is food. Eating is a big part of the Singapore lifestyle, because anything you decide to order is bound to taste incredible.

Banning Cab App Uber In London Would Be Hard, Says BoJo

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned that it would be "difficult" to ban the controversial cab app Uber, which has angered taxi drivers so much that they last wee...

YouTube Is Refusing To Remove Footage Of Brutal Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

YouTube has refused a request from the Egyptian government to remove footage of a violent sexual assault in Cairo. Egypt asked the video giant to t...

David Hobbs

LOOK: Nissan Sets All-Electric Record At Le Mans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Hobbs | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Sport

Nissan made history at Le Mans with its revolutionary ZEOD RC recording the first ever all electric lap of the 8.5-mile circuit during the morning war...

See Through the Eyes of Jamie Oliver With Google Glass

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

With a tiny camera embedded, Google Glass allows you to see through the eyes of our talented Essex boy as he prepares a simple Summer Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Have the Black Cabs Borrowed the Music Industries Rule Book?

Stephen Canning | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Today London's streets were the scene of a black cab drivers revolt as they striked in London in protest at Uber - a new transport app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs.

E3 2014 Show Conferences in a Nutshell

Alan Boiston | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Alan Boiston

The enormity of expectation of the E3 Conferences never fails in producing a fever-pitched audience. The hype, the buzz of excitement that fills the air waiting for new multi-million dollar franchises to be revealed. That wave of excitement is renewed every year as we see new hardware or new developments pushing older hardware to previously unattainable levels of performance.

What Does the Digital Future Hold for Brands?

James Root | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
James Root

So whilst many businesses will need to clean up their act, the key question is; what does the future hold for content? How can brands ensure they avoid penalisation, whilst delivering engaging content that's of value to users?

Facing Up to the Reality of Eating Disorders and Social Media

Harriet Pavey | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Pavey

Social media fuels the epidemical nature of the quest for the "perfect" body for summer that sweeps across the country. With Instagram's salad obsessed, Twitter accounts devoted to fitness and 'I wish I could look like this' captions, and the disturbing "thinspo" hashtag, the "summer body" infiltrates our lives.

Black Cabs Cannot Stand in the Way of Innovation

Simon Walker | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Simon Walker

The Cabbies may be right. Transport for London, which regulates taxis, has asked the High Court to rule on whether the business model is illegal, a claim which Uber strongly rejects. But if anyone thinks that a court judgement will be the end of it, they are sorely mistaken.

Look Who Doesn't Like Controversial Cab App Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

As London prepares for gridlock today due to 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber, Katie Hopkins has stepped in to lend her suppor...

Uber Opens Pandora's Box

Helen Goulden | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

It's all over the news; today London's Black Cabs are staging a protest against the introduction of Uber; a smart phone app that allows you to book private vehicles on-demand to get from A to B across the city. New York, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, it's a battle that's being played out in cities across the globe. And it's not pretty.

AI and EG: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Reports on Eugene Goostman

Thom James | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Thom James

Most articles that have been written in the past few days have referred to Eugene Goostman as a "supercomputer", or a highly complex form of AI that we have never seen before. Something that will truly advance technology. Something that essentially, is smarter than a human being. They are wrong.

Football Fever: Will the UK's Broadband Keep Up?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This month will see international football fever dominate media headline and the social lives of football followers, with millions of us across the globe tuning in to watch one of the world's biggest sporting events.