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12 Shares Of Christmas - Tips To Make Sure Your Children Are Sharing Online Safely

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

We've calculated that in the time it takes to cook the average Christmas turkey, 1.3 billion photos will be posted online. While you're sitting back watching the Queen's Christmas message, over 5 million images will be sent to Snapchat, alone.

How Online Video Took Over In 2016 And What's In Store For 2017

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

This year has seen significant developments in the media industry that will have long lasting effects going well beyond 2016. Every major media trend from this past year centred around video, which now accounts for over two-thirds of all internet traffic. There's been three key trends that standout in my mind:

Bad Data Is Bad For Your Health

Claire Woodcock | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

Biases can only be fixed if you're aware of them, yet the clinicians who may have learned from past research are not the people who develop algorithms. How can we expect a programmer with a Computer Science degree to recognise that the data he is looking at is biased?

Mitochondrial Donation - How The Patient Voice Helped To Make History

Claire Wright | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Wright

We are so proud of the processes that have been followed in the UK and we are confident that all the rigorous scrutiny of the science behind Mitochondrial Donation means that families applying to use this technique soon will absolutely have the best chance of success.

Why The Insulting 'Tag' Memes Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Nicki Kinickie

My heart sank when I read her statement. While I hadn't shared one myself, I still felt guilty for not realising the impact they could actually have. We are forgetting the strangers that are being mocked are real people with real feelings.

Putting Industrial Control System Operators In The Security Driving Seat

William Culbert | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
William Culbert

However, as industrial controls manage power, transport, water, gas and other critical infrastructure, the potential disruption and resulting downtime from any issue to these systems can have a significant impact to national infrastructure.

Surgeon Live Streams Operation With Snapchat Spectacles For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’ve got any surgery coming up, you might want to double check that your doctor isn’t planning on live streaming it to thousands of people on...

The 2016 Google Results Of What You've Been Searching For Sums Up The Year Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

We all know there is no argument that cannot be ended with a quick Google, and our increasing reliance on the global search engine means it has become...

The Brands That Championed VR In 2016

Andrew Saunders | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Saunders

Technology has extended the human experience past the limits of biology and physiology. VR gives the viewer an immersive experience; it lets you be in the place rather than a passive viewer looking through a 2D window. In today's world of hyper-connectivity, our sense of space and our desire for meaningful experiences has undergone a revolution.

Britain First Facebook Copyright Investigation Could Spell Disaster For Group

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

A number of Facebook pages belonging to far-right groups, including Britain First, are being investigated for possible copyright infringement. Four of...

The Earth's Crust Is Getting Thinner Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech

The Earth’s oceanic crust has been getting ‘significantly’ thinner over time and is now at its thinnest point ever, according to a new study. Th...

Humans Are Totally Unprepared For A Potential Asteroid Strike, NASA Scientist Warns

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech

The dinosaurs were unprepared to meet their asteroid-maker, but it seems all these years later and humans are no better equipped to handle a potential...

Smarterphones - Looking Beyond Just Apps

Scott Curtis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Curtis

Recently, we undertook research looking at the mobile app habits of UK consumers. Overall the results showed that we're a fickle bunch. We have favourite apps and we like to stick with them. Getting into this list is tough, but that doesn't stop us flirting with alternatives..

How Mums Have Paved The Way For Flexi Working Dads Too

Alec Dobbie | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents
Alec Dobbie

No one is amazed that my wife also works around the children. I am in awe of my wife and all that she does at work, home and with the children, and I am privileged that I am around to see it. I am more productive and happier when I can work around my family, and I want to give my staff work that works too.

Technology That Brings The Family Together At Christmas

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

When you’ve got the whole clan over for Christmas dinner, it doesn’t take much for the mood around the table to turn from merry to miserable. A fe...

Why Tablets Are Still The Number One Xmas Tech Present

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

Ask the tech-heads in your life what they want most under the tree and you won’t be surprised to find their answer is the same as yours: the latest ...

Can't Stop Emailing? Five Tips To Help Switch Off And Be More Productive

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The feature describes how he spends a solid hour answering emails each morning and then a half-hour at the end of the day to wrap things up. But this led me to think, if ninety minutes is considered to be 'under control' then how many hours do regular people spend fighting their inbox each day?

Scientists Thought They Saw A Supernova, Was Actually A Black Hole Causing Mass Destruction

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

We all make mistakes, even scientists it seems. A team from the European Southern Observatory have revealed that what they thought they witnessed back...

Apple's New Black Heart Emoji Is The Perfect Ending To The Crap Storm Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

Christmas has come early for emoji lovers, as Apple has released a whole new batch of the expressive symbols with their iOS 10.2 update. Many of us ha...

People Are Sharing This Stunning Photograph Of Pluto, That Made Science Fiction A Reality

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

It may be 10 years since Pluto had its planet status taken away but that doesn’t stop it continuing to be pretty bloody impressive. People are now ...

5 Reasons Why The London-Perth Dreamliner Is A Phenomenal Aeroplane

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

In a global first, Qantas has announced that passengers will finally be able to fly direct from London to Perth, Australia, starting in March 2018. I...

MELT Away Scams This Winter

Javvad Malik | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Javvad Malik

Scams can vary greatly in their nature and execution methods, but the majority of them work by emotionally manipulating their victims' behaviour through greed, desire or fear. For this reason, keeping in mind a simple acronym, MELT - which stands for Money, Employment, Love and Threats -

From Cyborg To Cyber Monday: The Indirect Infiltration Of AI

Mark Hawtin | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

AI research has had some breakthroughs in recent years, with computers beating humans at complex games like chess and Go. But this time round the big developments are focused around specific goals, which are more likely to have subtle impacts and stay largely behind the scenes from a consumer perspective.

How To Be The Best Gamer You Can be

James Knuckey | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Knuckey

The biggest fault that a lot of gamers have or have had, myself included, is the mindset that they are already the best they can be and that there is no more room for improvement. This is possibly the worst way you can think because, eventually, you are going to run into an obstacle that you cannot get over.

From Surfing To Alleviating Global Poverty And Reducing Plastic Waste: Nevhouse At COP22

Gregory Borne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Gregory Borne

What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. Nev Hyman Founder of Firwire Surfboards and now founder of Nevhouse.