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It's Time to Get Real

Marie Maurer | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Maurer

Thrust into the high seas of celebrity with barely a paddle, they have no choice but to define themselves by their audience. Their identity is cultivated, curated and reflected back into a black mirror: 'Who is the fairest of them all?'

Inspiring a Generation

Raj Samani | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
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Raj Samani

Who is to blame for this lack of guidance? It would be easy to point the finger at the school system, but this is the same school system that arranged for external speakers to talk to these young adults about their chosen professions.

Social Networks Face a Crisis of Relevance

Anthony Rose | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Rose

About a year ago, I began researching an idea for a new business. I had an inkling that our affair with social media was going through a rocky patch, and so I sat down in a Borough Market coffee house with a group of young people and asked them about their own social networking habits.

Surveillance Bill: A Cyber Security Expert's View

George Dokimakis | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
George Dokimakis

If the government really wanted to make a difference, it would properly penalise companies that underinvest in security and lose people's information with little to no impact. It would not ask them to increase the data they are holding about individuals. Holding more data about individuals will make subsequent data losses catastrophic to their everyday lives.

Anonymous Just Outed 1,000 Ku Klux Klan Members And This Is What They Look Like On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech

Anonymous have revealed the identities of 1,000 alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan. The group of hackers posted names as well as links to Facebook...

Facebook and the Far Right

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Could it be, with the Armed Forces actively distancing themselves from nationalist propaganda, parody pages like Britain Furst lampooning such fear-mongering, and artists like Waldhauer drawing attention to the omnipresence of racist content, that that the days of casual xenophobia on Facebook may finally be numbered?

This Computer Could Solve The Global Food Shortage

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab have created a computer that could change how food is produced around the globe. The...

This 17-Year-Old Just Changed The Face Of Maths With A Ridiculously Complicated Theory

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

A 17-year-old genius has developed a new theory that could change the face of maths and help us solve some of the most complex problems in the univers...

A Tourist Just Captured This Rare 'Fire Rainbow' On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

A tourist in Jamaica has captured a rather stunning phenomenon on camera. Beckie Bone Dunning posted a photo of what appears to be a 'fire rainbow'...

Drones to Map, Connect... and Save the World?

Mark Hawtin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as UAVs. The pilot-less aircraft integrate hardware with software to perform specific tasks. For example, easyJet uses drones to inspect its aircrafts and identify damage.

NASA Are Advertising For Astronauts And That Could Mean YOU

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

As far as job searches go NASA has to be the dream employer for most space enthusiasts. And if you are a qualified astronaut, we have some good new...

Times are Changing

Elaine Benton | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

If you live with a rare disease like myself, no doubt often out of necessity, you have become your own advocate. I can't recall how many times I've had to explain to medical staff about Gaucher disease, the rare disorder I was born with.

The Good the Bad and the Ponzi

Dan Andersson | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Since digital currencies leapt onto the scene in the early 1990s, they have been steadily gaining traction in the financial sector. The economic crisis in Greece and the recent slowdown in China's growth have given credibility to digital currencies as an alternative to traditional fiat currencies and led people to look for more innovative methods of transaction.

Digital or Die: Eight Digital Disruption Facts That Business Leaders Can't Afford to Ignore

Sumir Karayi | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Sumir Karayi

Digital disruption is not just some fashionable buzz-phrase that will soon be yesterday's news. It's a seismic upheaval that's only just begun, and it has massive implications. Innovative digital technologies are not only disrupting business operations in ways that have not previously been seen, they are fundamentally changing the way we do business.

Noma's Food Language, GPS-Tracked Garbage and the World Exclusive of Pussy Riot's Dismaland Music Video. It Must be WIRED 2015, Part 2

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Continuing in the theme of Artificial Intelligence (covered in part 1), Carlo Ratti presented some exciting work from the MIT Senseable Cities Lab. Standouts were a trackable waste project where members of the public brought in 3000 pieces of garbage which were then fitted with GPS sensors and tracked, with alarming results.

Can Technology End Loneliness? Helping Older People Get Connected

Steve Allen | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Allen

Loneliness is having a devastating impact on our older population. Every day, we hear stories of older people who feel marginalised and useless, believe they are a burden on society, and who have no one to turn to for the simple companionship so many of us take for granted.

Video Games and Art

Daniel Williams | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

Whether we like it or not, video games have a big impact on society. The industry is estimated to be worth £1 billion of GDP in the UK today. The global worth is estimated to be worth £80 billion. But economics aside, what are the intrinsic values of video games? Are they a respectable art form?

A Bank Has Made A Shocking Prediction About How Robots Will Change Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial intelligence could be the next big revolution to impact society and increase social inequality in the next 20 years, a new report claims. ...

The Piece Of Jewellery That Could Protect A Woman From Rape Or Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Currently in the UK, three million women experience violence each year. Meanwhile, every six minutes a woman is raped. One inventor hopes to help c...

Sick of The Tube Crush? Here's Four Commuting Alternatives

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

London Tube commuters put up with a lot, from periodic Tube strikes to getting way too close for comfort with hundreds of strangers on a daily basis. ...

Day 1 at WebSummit

Steve Loynes | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Loynes

"It's like science fiction is about to happen," said one of the stutterers on the main stage. It may not be that elegant, but it's true.

Twitter Changing Star 'Favourites' To Heart 'Likes' Is Exposing Some Vile Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech

One of the biggest social media sites altered the way users 'favourite' content on Tuesday, the change revealing threats to masculinity and homphobia...

Why Essena O'Neill's Exposure of the Fakery of Social Media is a Good Thing

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Anniki Sommerville

She's posted comments on her photos that expose the hard work and effort that went into creating them. She argues that we shouldn't let the number of 'likes' define how we feel. And it feels like something that's been rumbling on under the glossy surface of our online lives for a while.

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Dear Essena: The Reality Behind My Instagram

Michelle Elman | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Michelle Elman

I completely understood what Essena was saying because when I was posting inauthentic things, you start to feel like a fraud but where I differ from her is that I don't think my social media counters my message but instead is the platform I use to spread my message.