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"Reports of Bitcoin's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" (With Apologies to Mark Twain)

Peter Greenhill | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Greenhill

A massive Bitcoin price drop since the dizzy heights it enjoyed a year ago, UK clearing banks refusing to open accounts for companies in the sector (even those merely supplying software or services to the sector) and the hacking Europe's largest Digital Currency Exchange, Bitstamp, have all been widely reported and referred to by the naysayers.

Why We Need Dot Everyone - A Public Institution for the Digital Age

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Lane Fox

A new institution could be the catalyst we need to shape the world we want to live in and Britain's role in that world. Today, we're letting big commercial technology platforms shape much of our digital lives, dominating the debate about everything from online privacy to how we build smart cities.

These Students Figured How To Put Fire Out With Sound Waves

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of engineering students have figured out how to extinguish fire using sound waves. Mind-bogglingly awesome, right? The talented duo ...

Sharing Power of Rugby Fans Will Boost Brands at RWC2015

Rupert Staines | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rupert Staines

It's incredible to think that texting was the most popular form of sharing back in 2003. Interestingly, messaging via email or IM is still the most popular form of sharing; however, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & WhatsApp have enhanced and improved the sharing ecosystem.

Cross-Device Retailing: Connecting the Digital Dots

Jon Buss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

With access to several devices, consumers now have the luxury of shopping and accessing content online via multiple devices, no longer restrained by the desktop. From mobiles, to tablets and laptops, the UK has officially become a nation of device hoppers.

Five Simple Steps for Smartphone Security

Simon Specka | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Specka

Smartphones also face threats from hackers and thieves, while malware such as ad libraries have become a growing problem in app stores. To make sure you're not on the receiving end of a hacking scheme, here are a few simple steps for keeping your smartphone secure.

Successful Brands Know the Answers to These Five Questions

Maz Nadjm | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech
Maz Nadjm

As a marketing strategy, employee advocacy is extremely cost effective. Companies are relying on a resource they've had all along - their own employees -to increase general brand awareness and, ultimately, drive more sales.

Jay Z And His A-List Pals Launch Spotify Alternative (That's Twice The Price)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Jay Z has relaunched his own artist-owned streaming service Tidal, with a little help from a number of pals, including Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Kanye Wes...

These Are Just Picture Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

The Sony World Photography Award winners have just been announced. The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the worl...

A Winning Election Campaign Can't Ignore the Digital Economy

Anthony Sherick | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

There were a number of nods made to the technology industry during Osborne's speech last Wednesday, including pledges to fund the development of applications for the Internet of Things, smart cities and driverless cars. Yet while the boost was well received, there seemed to be little understanding of the real challenges currently facing the digital sector.

Cleo The Tortoise Gets A Lifesaving 3D Printed Shell

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech

In case you needed any more proof that 3D printers are the best things in the world, a student has used one to save a tortoise's life. Cleopatra is...

Social Media Has Gradually Released Our Inner Narcissist and Don't We Just Know It!

Rich Wigley | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rich Wigley

The key appeal to these sites is our self-perception. We can now edit ourselves. We can show the world a version of ourselves. We can post updates at the gym, or pictures of our healthy food, or rehearse for an engagement picture announcement photo.

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

5 Tech Stories You Should Have Read This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech

We write a lot of articles here at HuffPost, and you can be forgiven for missing a few. Here's five of our most popular Tech articles this week: 1....

Everything Is Terrifying In 'The Lego Horror Movie' Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Everything is certainly not awesome in this re-imagining of 'The Lego Movie'. Moving on from the wonderfully happy and colourful original, this fa...

UK Internet Speeds Are Dismal Compared To The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

Despite pushes for high-speed broadband across the country, the UK's internet is officially slower than Latvia, Romania, Denmark, and 14 other countri...

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

Autonomous Cars: Driving a New Era of Connected Devices

Marcus Jewell | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

It is likely to be some time before fully automated cars are taking over our streets, but the technologies that will underpin this future are becoming increasingly common. Driverless features, such as automated parking and speed sensors, have been introduced into modern cars and proven to be very popular amongst many city drivers.

Should We Be Encouraging the Use of the F-Word in Construction?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Civil engineering and construction doesn't need to be the preserve of men. I am a woman. A woman who has worked in design offices, in different countries, with universities, and out on construction sites: I am at a complete loss as to why construction would not suit women.

Google Is Getting Really Sassy In Its Responses To Journalists...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Google is trying out a new way of getting back to journalists who contact it for comment: sending snooty GIFs. When The Daily Dot writer Richard Le...

Broadband and Mobile Providers Prey Upon the 'Weak' and 'Uncertain'

Dan Howdle | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Howdle

Now, don't get me wrong; it's perfectly natural that broadband, TV and phone providers would want to keep you - you are after all their primary resource. But shouldn't customer retention be a natural by-product of great service and happy users?

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

The Digital Revolution Is in Safe Hands as Schools Take Technology by Storm

Julie Booth | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Julie Booth

These changes look set to turn traditional teaching methods on their head, as in many ICT classrooms, there are likely to be students who know more than their teacher about the subject. The upshot of this could be a move to a more collaborative style of teaching, where rather than instructing, teachers seek to bring out creativity and invention in their students.

Someone Made A Human Hamster Wheel And It's Seriously Impressive

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run in a human-sized hamster wheel? One Taiwanese street performer has done just that and it looks ...

When Does Blogging Become Content Marketing?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

We have moved on from just calling this process "corporate blogging." Now we are referring to the process of publishing corporate information, which is not specifically advertising, as content marketing.