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What Social Media Does To Your Brain (Warning: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the only danger of social media was stalking your ex or obsessing over a colleagues' covetable wardrobe, think again. It turns out that...

10 Reasons for Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Johnny Rich | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Tech
Johnny Rich

Last week, I was nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I declined the invitation. I came up with 10 reasons why someone might say no. Let's start with three bad ones.

Google Glass Can NowTell You How Frazzled You Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass can now tell you when you need to take a deep breath and chill the hell out. Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed BioGla...

Secrets of Presenting the Weather

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty McCabe

To be honest, I don't really mind being called a brolly dolly or a weather girl, quite frankly it's nice to be thought of as a girl given that I'm a married mum of two closer in age to 40 than 30. But there is more to the job of weather presenting than meets the eye, so here's my insider's guide.

How Small Businesses Can Go Head-to-Head With the Big Players

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Shivvy Jervis

What's keeping small business owners up at night in this digitally driven marketplace? Given small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment worldwide, I wanted to explore this area with the Digital Futures series. Hit play and tell me what you think?

To Be or Not to Be Private: That Is the Question

Miriam Brown | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Miriam Brown

In the Oxford English Dictionary the word private is defined in several ways: 'kept or removed from public view or knowledge, not within the cognizanc...

There Is Simply No Reason for Anyone to Care About the iPhone 6

Mark Wilson | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

The iPhone used to be exciting and interesting. It used to be aspirational and high-end. Now the world and his dog has an Apple handset and it's turned from something special into a poor substitute for one of the countless alternatives... The iPhone is run of the mill. It is predictable. It's just plain boring.

What Can We Learn From This Week's iCloud Incident?

Gary Newe | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

This week has been a wakeup call to many individuals that hackers target individuals and businesses alike. What we must learn from it is that we are all responsible for our own data and we must all do what we can to secure it.

Smartphone Kills the Radio Star

Juan Lobato | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

Since the arrival of the smartphone, and in reality the arrival of the iPhone, technology has been slowly killing off a number of different connected devices as it consolidates them into one tool. From the humble alarm clock, through to the digital camera, landline, Walkman and satnav, the list goes on as smartphones have made more and more devices redundant.

Until Brands Get Smart, It's Not Time to Ditch Your Stupid Watch

James Connelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

A confession - I'm not a smartwatch fan. They're nearly all ugly, crap battery and over-engineered. Also, I like normal watches, with nice dials and nice straps. Smartwatches stink of innovation by public companies to drive sales and share value. I'm perfectly happy having a smartphone and a stupid watch.

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

Micro-Volunteering: How Less Became More for Charities

Sal Lahoud | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Sal Lahoud

Between July 29 and August 29, the ALS Association received $100million... more than five times what it received in the whole of 2012... here's a thing: those huge figures were not the result of a well-planned, well-executed and well-targeted campaign. They were the result of millions of people giving up a tiny amount of time, making a small effort and donating a modest sum.

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.