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Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

Turn on the Foehn

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Since it's been so chilly of late (thanks to a northerly wind) I will try to warm you up with tales of a meteorological phenomenon nicknamed the Snow Eater. More properly called the Foehn - or Föhn in Europe, it was named after a Roman wind god and is nowadays synonymous with German hairdryers. Pretty apt for a warm, strong dry wind that blows down the side of a mountain.

Net Neutrality - Why It Is Destined to Collapse

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Cyrus Moore

Net neutrality rules are associated with the founding principles of internet regulation. They stipulate that telecom operators should not favour internet traffic from specific content providers... As a regulatory policy net neutrality is now unsustainable.

Dear Richard Dawkins, You Are Wrong

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

Hold your horses just one moment Mr Dawkins. I think perhaps you are confusing non-essentialist, humanist thinking with a loss of humanity here. You are so very wrong on every single count above that it would be eye-rollingly laughable if it weren't so hurtful and damaging. Adults with Down's syndrome are reading your outdated and bigoted views. Yes, they read, and have opinions and feelings, just like you.

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Twitter that promote and justify killings of civilians in Iraq, as well as Kurdistan. Some of the accounts tweet in Arabic, but have a English disclaimer that says, "Not IS". Other accounts are promoting IS ideological beliefs and urging others to join IS.

Five Plus Size Bloggers You Might Not Know About But Should

Debz Aiken | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

There is no shortage of lists online that can give you recommendations of blogs to read and bloggers to pay attention to. These lists always contain my favourite bloggers and it's great to see other people enjoying them too!

301+ Interviews: Nostalgia Critic

Mat Greenfield | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Why is Hollywood fixated on turning everything from the childhood of twenty and thirty somethings into a movie franchise? Because we love nostalgia! Nobody knows that better than Doug Walker, also known as the Nostalgia Critic, who writes and hosts a web series scrutinising the treasures of our youth with comically brutal honesty.

Generation Z Is Coming - How Will It Change Business?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

'Generation Y' has been the focus for many years as those born in the 1980s and early 90s have entered the workforce, bringing with them new demands and ways of working. Now however, attention is turning to a still younger group that is soon to come of age: Generation Z.

Tech City or FinTech City? We Have a Decision

Daniel Lowther | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Earlier this month saw the launch of Innovate Finance which has been created to "accelerate the UK's leading position in the global financial services sector, by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators." ... The government has shifted focus and has its sights firmly set on FinTech.

The UK is Leading the Way on Innovation - Can Australia Catch Up?

Alex Malley | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

Globalisation has transformed the way we do business... Governments worldwide are grappling with the challenges, albeit with mixed success. And they are looking to each other for inspiration. In my view they could do worse than seek to emulate the success the UK is starting to achieve.

Google 'Greggs' And Something Rather Unexpected Happens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

In another one of those 'Google seeming to unintentionally slander a company incident', a quick search for 'Greggs' turned up a rather unexpected imag...

How Not To Drive A £580,000 Super Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

If you've just spent £580,000 on a car, the general rule is that you look after it as if... well, as if it's worth over half a million pounds. Wha...

How I Gained 180,000 YouTube Subscribers

Rebecca Brown | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Brown

I started to realise that things had taken off in 2009, when I had 100,000 views in one month for one of my videos. I remember putting that number into perspective, thinking that a stadium's worth of people had seen my video.

Five Reasons We Love the Great British Bake Off

Sarah Byrne | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Byrne

You know how it goes. A contestant starts to take their flawlessly baked cake out of the oven, or triumphantly slide their painstakingly constructed choux swans onto a serving plate. Then, in a sudden moment of clumsiness, perfection turns to a mass of crumbs on the floor.

How Is Analytics Changing the Way Business Leaders Make Decisions?

Mark Braund | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Interest in Big Data analytics has increased sharply over the last twelve months, and usage by commercial, non-profit and public sector organisations surged. What's driving this? One reason is that storage costs have fallen... Another important factor is the growing number of sophisticated analytics tools that are available.

Just A Man Dangling One-Handed From A Crane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

He's at it again. James Kingston has found another crane in a beautiful location and precariously dangled off it one-handed while presumably using ...

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.

Hands-on With Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Edition

Andrew Edney | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Activision have just announced Skylanders Trap Team Tablet edition and I got to play with it at Gamescom in Cologne. Children (and some adults)...

Drones, 'War Porn' and Manipulation

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

The reality is that the footage we, war journalists, capture in the field isn't always 'striking' or insightful. In many cases we are forced to stand a good way from the frontline for our own safety, or if we are on the frontline, we can't stay there for long... unmanned remote control drones fitted with high definition gyroscopic cameras will change the role of the war reporter.

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

Digital Detox and Summer Holidays

Sian O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian O'Neill

Is it just me or is the anticipation of a holiday a major part of the overall enjoyment? Just dreaming of those blue skies and padding about in flip-flops can be enough to keep you sane when sitting for prolonged periods at your desk or when standing nose pressed to the door in the tube.

North Korea Looks Insanely Beautiful In This Time-Lapse Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech

North Korea's government have given an insight into the intensely secretive state in the most surprising way - with this beautiful time-lapse video. ...

Explore Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Tate | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Have you ever wished you could have a secret robot alter ego? Or that you could wander around a gallery alone late at night? Well, now you can combine both these fantasies in one as After Dark is launched at Tate Britain.

Charlotte Meredith

This Dad Took His Gamer Children To A War Zone To Put Them Off Guns | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

After his two young sons wanted to play violent video games, a father made the decision to take them to see the real devastation caused by war in a bi...

Crowd-Fund Me to Hawaii!

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Naomi Kerbel

The couple had set up a page and received 21 donations totalling $1,200 to pay for their flights. Whoop whoop for Jen and Jeff. And what about the backers? What did they get? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling that they'd helped a young couple get a spot on a sun lounger. Otherwise nothing.