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What It Looks Like To Base-Jump Off One World Trade Center

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

The vertically sensitive amongst should probably steer clear of the video above. Video of three base-jumpers leaping from the top of the 1,776-foot...

Why I Love to Hate Facebook, and Why I Hate to Love it

Claire Frances | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Frances

I have a true love hate relationship with Facebook. I certainly don't put my private details up there, and I'm very selective with what pictures I share. But yesterday's turn of events really got me thinking, and I found myself asking the same old questions - why do we feel the need to share stuff on there? Why do we do it so publicly?

Treat Your Data Right - It Could Save Lives

David Downing | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Downing

Big data is all around us, but our understanding of how to make the most of it is often left wanting. Proper use and analysis of data can help improve the way we work by making better-informed decisions.

Dragon Planes and Doritos: Is Co-Branding as Crazy as It Sounds?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

In its simplest form, co-branding involves two companies joining forces in order to better penetrate the market. One of the earliest examples occurred in 1956 when Renault joined forces with famous jewellery chain Van Cleef and Arpels to decorate the dashboard of one of their newly introduced Renault Dauphines.

Creating my Own Kinect Sports Rivals Champion

Andrew Edney | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Kinect Sports Rivals is the next generation of the best-selling Kinect franchise, Kinect Sports, that brings your favourite sports back in re-imagined ways, and delivers new sports and events made possible only with Xbox One's revolutionary technology.

#nomakeupselfie Works No Matter the Motive

Asad Dhunna | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Asad Dhunna

Comparing the braveness of going through cancer against uploading a selfie with no make-up on misses the point of the campaign completely - the two are nowhere near on the same scale, and I highly doubt anyone is arguing that it is. This campaign isn't about getting people to truly feel what it's like to have cancer, it's about a wider group of people trying to help those who have been diagnosed.

Skeletons in Your Twitter Closet Could Come Back to Haunt You

Verity Stockdale | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Verity Stockdale

I know I had enough online nouse to do little more than damage what little street cred I may have had with a few painfully unfunny lines. But what about people who may have shared more than they should have, long before they received that promotion back when they thought boardrooms were reserved for [insert expletive] and decided to tweet their feelings?

A Cloud-Based Archive Could Help Online Child Abuse Victims

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

A new cloud-based archive of child abuse images could help to identify new victims. Project Vic is a database of pictures against which those seize...

Google Founder: 'I Will Give My Fortune To Another Billionaire, Not Charity'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

Google co-founder Larry Page's bank accounts are swollen to around the tune of $32 billion (£19.4 billion) - but he doesn't appear to be feeling part...

The Era Of 99p Downloads May Be Coming To An End

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

The era of the 99p download might be coming to an end - all because of George Osborne. Buried within the Chancellor's 2014 Budget was a promise to ...

The Controversy Surrounding the 'No Makeup Selfie' Gave It Depth - Without It, It Was Empty

Kristina Egan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

As an ex-cancer patient, I made pretty clear early on that the "no makeup selfie" had zero relevance to the experience of cancer. In my eyes, the NMS was supposed to be a move of solidarity for the people going through cancer. Baring yourself, exposing yourself, making you feel vulnerable, to try to understand a mere taste of the fragility that someone with cancer experiences when they look in the mirror. The photos I saw did not show that.

Creationist Scientists Aren't Very Happy With The Big Bang Announcement

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

The ground-breaking announcement that cosmologists had found an echo of the Big Bang has been rubbished - by a Creationist scientist. Dr. Danny Fau...

Can Everyone Stop Bitching About #nomakeupcancerawarenessselfies Already?!

Alice Carder | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Carder

Why are people angry that women who've posted have received 'natural beauty' acclamations from friends and strangers? Personally I think if women want to congratulate one another on their collective natural beauty this can only be a step in the right direction of mutual support and love

Five Reasons Why You Are Wrong to Criticise #nomakeupselfie

Michelle Beckett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

This morning, pre morning Yorkshire cuppa & in my PJs, I uploaded my bare face to Facebook. Despite my timeline being peppered with contemptuous comments that everyone who takes part is a lazy 'slacktivist', yes, I jumped on the #nomakeupselfie social media bandwagon. Why? Several reasons.

The Power of Paper in an Age of Big Data

Christian Toon | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

A few years ago, Qinetiq, a leading defence company, built a small unmanned aircraft to take pictures of its hot air balloon record attempt.

The Perils of Over-sharing in Social Networks

David Emm | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Recent revelations about government snooping have led to growing concern about privacy. Many people feel uncomfortable about the thought of 'big brother' being able to routinely intercept e-mails, text messages etc.

New Measurement Standards Bring Accountability to Digital Advertising

Nick Reid | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Reid

In light of the escalating convergence between TV and digital advertising, audience verification has become a key performance metric, along with viewability. As the de-facto standard bearer for TV measurement for decades, Nielsen is poised to again remain on top for 2014, thanks to something it hopes will become the industry standard - OCR.

Coping With Cyber Threats : An Agenda for Corporates

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Cyber threats are growing virally, necessitating a new approach in combating them by the corporate world, who even today regard antivirus programs and firewalls as a baseline for their security efforts.

Digital Memory Loss

Liza Bel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Liza Bel

I never realised how much digital memorabilia one acquires during a long-lasting relationship until the moment I had to face it all and decide what to do with it: long threads of texts and WhatsApp messages, Facebook exchanges, Twitter comments, long emails, not to mention endless photos and selfies on Instagram or in the Camera Roll...

That First Kiss

Simon Pont | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Pont

"That first kiss, that pause, just before, that pause spilling with expectation and possibility. Eyes. Mouth. Parting lips. Anticipation. Closer. Yes. Complicity. A submission, a moment shared in time and trust, a kiss offered, a kiss taken; a first intimacy. Kissing is The Business."

Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Chris T-T

Last weekend we went to Collider at the Science Museum, the exhibition about CERN, the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It is £10 for an adult, gets drastically undermined by its introductory film - and I don't think I've ever been so disappointed coming out of a major exhibition.

The Daily Mail Has Been Lambasted For How It Described These Female Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University College London has slammed the "profoundly insulting" portrayal of two of its scientists in a Daily Mail column, where it was suggested the...

Myspace to Real life - How Tony Visconti Found Me on Myspace

Stephen Emmer | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Emmer

Way before Facebook took over, before Whatsapp and Twitter updates and global news every second, there was, once upon a time, MySpace. I was an avid member of it around 2007, as most musicians were at the time. I posted some music of my own on my profile page and one day I got a call from NYC, from a person who said he represented a well known music producer.

Nasa Have Spotted A Brand New Landscape Feature On Mars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted a brand new feature in the landscape. These before and after photographs show the formation of a new...

The New £1 Coin Is Ultra Secure. Here's (Partially) Why

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

The new £1 coin is not only a pretty little thing but it's also incredibly hi-tech. Three years and £2 million in the the making, it uses technol...