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Innovation Comes From Trial and Error, Error, Error....

Brendan Flattery | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

"People are under enormous pressure, I think, to not fail," he says. "Parents don't want to see the pain of failure. The teachers punish you for failing. Your boss punishes you for failing. So people learn throughout their life gradually, to find all sorts of ways to not fail, which frankly is easy to do."

If the Brain Has Changed, Our Game Can't Remain the Same: Five Ways Brands Must Change

Dan Machen | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

Concern over technology affecting our brains persists - and is getting louder and more dystopian... we are connected more, but retaining less - how many phone numbers can you recall now?

Apple's iWatch Will Have Nothing to Do With Telling the Time

Justin Billingsley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech
Justin Billingsley

When I worked for Nokia in 2007, a stated development objective was this: "Today you don't leave home without your mobile, your wallet or your keys. We now need to replace the wallet and the keys." Nokia have not done this, but Apple will.

Google's Answer Boxes Demonstrate Appetite for E-A-T

Alastair Turner | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alastair Turner

Answer boxes are the boxes that appear at the top of the organic search results and attempt to answer the question in the query... most of these queries exist around answers with a fairly solid factual base, but Google's current focus on understanding the meaning behind searches and how prominently they are displayed means that ever greater importance is placed on high quality content.

Living Life Through a Screen

Paul Guest | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

I mean, what is the point of filming a concert on your sh*tty iPhone? The footage is universally terrible. I'm pretty sure your friends won't really want to watch it.

China's 'Virtual Girlfriend Service' Isn't As Seedy As It Sounds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're single and ready to mingle but unable or unwilling to forge a romantic relationship with another human being, then a 'virtual girlfriend' ma...

How to Prevent an Overflowing Email Inbox and Save Time at Work

Jon Jorgensen | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jorgensen

An overflowing inbox can easily distract from more important tasks, resulting in many people spending large amounts of time managing emails through mobile devices, trying desperately to keep up. However, there are strategies we can all take to manage our inbox and ensure we have more free time to be productive.

All Female Celebrities Deserve Respect and Privacy - Not Just Jennifer Lawrence

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Brogan Driscoll

Targeting Jennifer Lawrence has left us collectively wounded. She's everyone's dream BFF, the goofball next door and to invade her privacy brings the issue closer to home. It's as if it happened to a friend or even ourselves.

Why Unplugging And Digital Detox Has Never Been More Important

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We rely on our beloved rectangles for everything from telling time to finding out what's happening in our friends' lives, from Googling where we're going to eat to unlocking the mysteries of GPS by telling us which street we're walking down. But the problem is that our smartphones are not going to say: 'Hey, you've been stalking that person on Instagram for half an hour - don't you think it's time to sleep?'

Top Three Big Data Myths: Debunked

Nick Patience | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

At the end of the day, good data hygiene means that organisations should keep what's valuable and purge what's not. This unassailable fact doesn't really change despite the emergence of big data.

Rocking All Over the World

Neil Cossar | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech
Neil Cossar

I love music and the evolution of pop culture and its history... Over the past couple of years I've also been involved in a new project, which has been great fun and is now being unleashed on anyone who might be interested. It's a free App called Rocking All Over The World.

Talking Project CARS With Andy Tudor at Brands Hatch

Andrew Edney | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

How Not to Terminate an IT Contract

Andrew Tibber | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Government had terminated the £750 million contract in 2010 on the grounds that Raytheon was allegedly in material default of its contractual obligations, a termination which Raytheon disputed as unlawful and led to a claim by the US company for over £500 million in arbitration proceedings.

The Little Black Dress of the Storage World...

Christian Toon | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

It's a scenario we can all relate to. The one where you've been working tirelessly to finish a document at work, under vast amounts of pressure to get it done in time for a looming deadline. Then, the stomach sink moment hits. Your PC freezes and - after much panicking and shouting at the screen - the document's been lost.

How To Peel An Apple. No Seriously, You've Been Doing It Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech

How many apples have you peeled over your lifetime? 20? 100? 1000? Well you've been doing it ever so wrong for ever so long. This is how it's done....

Birth of a Volcano: The World Watches Iceland

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Bárðarbunga is a big volcano by Iceland standards and its starting to wake up! Where is it? Will it erupt and shut down Europe's airspace? What about the ice flood risks? The news has been rolling out different scenarios.

I'll Buy the iPhone Out of Convenience, Nothing More

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

When the iPhone 6 is inevitably released in September it'll be with a mixture of apathy and regret that I'll start working out how best to buy it. You see the iPhone has become a purchase of convenience, nothing more.

Content Marketing is Saving the Web

Martin MacDonald | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Martin MacDonald

To stand out in the ever increasing flood of content on the internet, being good isn't good enough. You must be remarkable to stand out - and that's precisely what Content Marketing is about.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

Ice Ice Baby

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

All those ice bucket challenges going on right now have got me thinking about ice and how it creates some beautiful weather phenomena. The most obvious form that falling ice takes is hail. But it's the magical sounding diamond dust that I'll start with this week.

We Need More Digital Angels

Suzi Dixon | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech
Suzi Dixon

The fields of technology, digital marketing and web design are still male-heavy. Advertising, too. It is estimated that women control 80 per cent of the purchasing power, yet only 3 per cent of Creative Directors are women, meaning that consciously or not, agencies continue to market almost exclusively to men.

How Google Glass Can Change the Way We Work

David Akka | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

I recently had a chance to test drive a Google Glass device. Although it still feels like a prototype, it has the potential to be extremely useful in the workplace because of its ability to bring up information you need at the right moment with totally hands-free user experience.

Why the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Goes Against the True Needs of Charity

Joe Rivers | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Joe Rivers

It's incredibly difficult to express a negative opinion about charitable activity without coming across as a cold-hearted, mean-spirited cynic. With the majority of fund-raising initiatives, the end will justify the means but that said, I can't be the only person sick to the back teeth of their Facebook news feed being full of self-satisfied people tipping buckets of iced water over their heads.

Dial C for Success - Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

The business leader of tomorrow has to be tech savvy, as relying on junior staff to bring innovation and experimentation to the table is no longer an option... Embrace mobile and cloud as positive changes, and transform your business by becoming a digital leader.

Being Human or Not

Ruby Wax | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

To be human is not in fashion these days. Successful people like to think of themselves as an extension of their digital hardware, that they are the software like the Wizard of Oz was behind the curtain, playing God... which is sadly the predicament we're in today.