UK Tech.

Glove Love - Turning Facebook Likes and Amazon Wishes Into Real Life Love

Juliet Simmons | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Juliet Simmons

I wasn't asking for much money (the price of a cup of coffee), I wasn't asking people to leave home, to choose anything, to drive anywhere. I'd done all the work for them, they trusted me, they knew the project was real, they knew the gloves were going to real people and all they had to do was press one button. So they did. Facebook likes and Amazon wishes were turned (as if by magic) into real life love.

Helping Parents Get the Balance Right

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Richard Graham

The holiday time with family, partners or friends over Christmas is disrupted by exciting new technologies to the fold. With this comes the likelihood that a new device or game will draw time and attention away from shared activities, and foster solitary interactions with the device.

Etsy 3D-Printers Will Now Put Your Face On Lego. Life Goals Complete

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech

An online store has made the world a happy place again by offering people the chance to have LEGO versions of themselves. Funky3D Faces, on Etsy,...

'Bizarre Metal Space Balls' Are Falling From The Sky In Vietnam

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech

Three metal orbs have crash landed in Vietnam prompting a military-lead investigation. The "space balls" fell to earth over the weekend, with the ...

You Can Waterproof Your Mobile Phone And It Won't Cost You A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech

A Canadian man has found a simple way to make your mobile phone waterproof. The good news is, his choice materials are cheap and easy-to-use. Po...

A Carpenter Is Using This Tiny Switch To Turn His Own Sperm On And Off

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech

A German carpenter has created a tiny device he claims can turn the flow of sperm on and off. Clemens Bimek says his invention, a "gummy-bear" siz...

Alien Civilisations Could Be 'Thriving' In Massive Star Clusters

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech

The search for alien life has taken an interesting turn as researchers claim to have found new hunting ground. A new study has suggested why ancie...

Why More Than 160,000 People Think Apple's Radical iPhone 7 Could Destroy The Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech

Fresh rumours around Apple potentially removing the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 has resulted in more than 160,000 signing an online petition. Ch...

Spreading Support and Positivity With #GIRLLOVE This 2016

Hollie Stokes | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hollie Stokes

Twenty-fifteen will be remembered for many positive things but unfortunately, for many in the internet world, the last twelve months will be looked back on as the year of negativity. With so much hostility floating around the v/blogger sphere, isn't it about time we began practicing what we preach?

Top 10 Technology Predictions for 2016

Anthony Sherick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Last year was a ground-breaking year for technological innovation with several advancements in medicine, the automotive industry and mobile/handheld technology. So, how will 2016 follow up with advancements in technology?

What We Already Know About 2016

Marleen Stikker | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

In the past months Waag Society, a pioneer in the field of digital media, worked at themes, projects and programmes that will keep us busy in 2016. The following overview, without being exhaustive, gives an impression of what we already know about the forthcoming year.

Of Unicorns and Bubbles

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Unicorns, the latest trend from Silicon Valley, are private companies with a valuation of over $1 billion. A year ago, everyone aspired to be one, but the trend is cooling somewhat, and the voices of caution are starting to be heard.

You Can Now Pre-Order Oculus Rift But There's A Painful Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech

The highly anticipated Oculus Rift is now available to pre-order at Oculus.com. However, eager shoppers keen to get their orders in quickly were f...

#NewYear #NewMe - The Five Friends to Unfollow in January

Rachel Hobday | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Hobday

The ushering in of a brand new year marks a dramatic and instant change on our social media timelines. Our feeds overwhelmed with proclamations of new beginnings and #NewYear #NewMe power mantras. For this is the time of The Resolution, an annual event that peels our friends-list out of their well worn onesies, like a chrysalis to a butterfly.

You'll Want This Futuristic Sports Bra As Your New Gym Buddy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Bra designers, scientists and smart textile engineers have come together to develop the Queen of all sports bras. The high performance smart bra f...

Woman's Severe Tech Addiction Caused Painful Illness

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A self-confessed tech addict has told of how hours of hunching over devices caused her to suffer chest pain and develop a rare illness. Michelle Go...

It Is Time To Look Up

Raquel Nakila | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Raquel Nakila

I see it all the time, a toddler in a stroller being entertained with an iPhone at the park, a toddler confidently navigating an iPad app at a children's party, a little girl enjoying a game on her DS in a restaurant. All of them looking down instead of living in the moment.

The Importance of Promoting STEM Subjects Across the UK

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

Whilst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have a profound impact on our everyday lives, we continue to see a lack of engagement from students of all ages in these subjects. This is despite STEM subjects being considered one of the accelerating forces for future economic growth across the UK.

A Mysterious Light 'Phenomenon' Has Got UFO And Alien Fans Quite Excited

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech

A ball of light spotted in the skies over Canberra, Australia has UFO and alien fans quite excited. The strange sighting was seen in video and whi...

The Museum Wars

Thomas Moorton | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

Any visitor will be struck by two observations: first, despite a lack of admissions charge, museums are battling for visitors, with their ice rink and glorious facades; and second the Natural History Museum is winning.

A Dog Taking Over Google Is Everything You Need On Hump Day

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech

Google has trumped #WoofWoofWednesday with a lovely gesture. Tweeting from its UK account, it said: "To mark #WoofWoofWednesday, we're handing con...

This Website Will Guess Your Attractiveness And Age But Proceed With Caution

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech

A newly-launched website is promising users the chance to have their attractiveness rated on a scale of "hmm" to "Godlike." BLINQ uses artificial i...

This Image Of The Entire Universe Will Make You Feel Incredibly Small

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech

A musician has created an image showing the universe in one spectacular image. The stunning circular representation shows the Solar System at the ...

Twitter's Terms Put Feelings Over Free Speech - And It's Part of a Worrying Trend

Claudia Canavan | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Claudia Canavan

Whether it's a bizarre chap on Twitter merrily proclaiming that women belong in the kitchen, a prominent academic who wants to ban faith schools... so long as they're not making threats, I really hope we can try to shut them down with our words, reason and logic. Not by calling for their banishment from every which platform - virtual or not.

Jack Dorsey Responds To 10,000-character Tweets Rumours With An Essay

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to rumours about a 10,000-character limit for tweets, using more than 140 characters. Hinting the change was ...