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The Sword, the Printing Press and the Algorithm: Three Technologies That Changed the World

Richard Stacy | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

It is always a good game to identify the game-changers: to reduce the complexities of history (and perhaps even the future) into simple cause and effect relationships. No more is this so than with technology, given that we like to think we are living in a technological age and thus there is always a buck to be made in either talking-up, warning of, or dismissing the impact of technology on the course of our lives and our societies.

How Technology Can Play a Role in Keeping Students Engaged for the Best Results

Brian Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Bennett

The recent news that Michael Gove, Education Secretary and MP, wishes to bridge the gap between state and private schools and extend students' time in the classroom to a maximum of 10 hours per day, has received mixed reaction from both parents and teachers alike. While there is evidence to support longer school days, there is also just as much research negating the idea.

Someone Basically Made The Pixar Lamp In Real Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

Ok, so it can't jump up and down and squash foot-high letters but someone has basically created the Pixar lamp. Using an array of sensors and some ...

Internet Fraudster Learns Valuable Lesson The 'Bard' Way

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

A man furious after being ripped off by an internet seller took sublime revenge by texting him the entire works of Shakespeare. Graphic designer, E...

This $10 Upgrade Could Have Located Flight MH370 Days Ago

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

The missing Malaysia Airlines jet was missing a simple $10 computer upgrade that would have kept transmitting critical flight data long after other co...

Why I Won't Be Posting a Make-Up Free Selfie

Emily Buchanan | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

"Here's a picture of me. Beautiful. Bare-faced. Make-up free. Like it. Share it. Validate me. Do the same and I'll validate you. Go on, take a selfie. It's for a good cause LOL!" Tell me, what is the good cause? Who exactly is this benefitting other than the person in the picture, who will undoubtedly be swathed with social endorsements of her natural beauty?

Seven Signs Social Media Has Turned Me Into a Total Idiot

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

That term "always-on" is massively cringeworthy, but working in media means being exactly that. I also blame that FOMO factor. If I don't dip in and out my Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram/ Google+/ Pinterest accounts constantly how can I possibly be down with the latest?

This Article Will Make You Hate Articles That Tell You How to Feel

Rory Fenton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

Want that feeling? Buy that feeling. Pay in monthly instalments for that feeling. Nowhere has this trend been more extreme than in the "click bait" articles now swarming social media. "What This Boy Has To Say About Family Is The Most Moving Thing You Will Watch Today [VIDEO]", essentially, "click here to feel moved".

Follow Me, Follow You - How Twitter Is Changing the World

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Fiona Hotston Moore

Whatever people feel about Twitter (answers in 140 characters or less, please) there can surely be nobody who has not wondered about how or whether to apply it to their lives. Even the Pope squeezes it in.

The Business of Young Digital Start-ups

Jessica Anuna | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jessica Anuna

When I started my first business in 2011 there were only a handful of other young people that I knew of, that were self-employed. Most people were happy to get their degree and look for a job in the city that 'paid well'. But fast-forward to 2014, and it seems that young people have got smarter, savvier and more commercially aware.

Creative Tech Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond Shoreditch and Palo Alto for Inspiration

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

Beyond established hotspots such as the US and UK, there's a whole movement of other digital and creative hubs, from Nairobi to Recife and Jakarta to Cairo. Less obvious pools of ideas and talent: growing markets of youth consumers and the originators of new creative ideas, social innovation and cultural leadership.

Who Said Catch-up TV Was the Death of the TV Set? It's the Making of It

Andrew Denham | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

When catch-up TV first started gaining traction some heralded it as the death of the TV set. Why would anyone invest in a new TV set when they could watch the programme of their choice on their laptop or smartphone, and for free?

8 Things That Could Overshadow George Osborne's Afternoon

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics

It's that time of year again - the Budget. George Osborne will take to the box and set out the economic agenda for the coming year. And we shal...

Kinect Sports Rivals Interview With Danny Issac

Andrew Edney | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Kinect Sports Rivals is the next generation of the best-selling Kinect franchise, Kinect Sports, that brings your favourite sports back in re-imagined ways, and delivers new sports and events made possible only with Xbox One's revolutionary technology.

Mercury Is 'Shrinking'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

The poor tiny planet of Mercury is becoming even tinier - and more wrinkled. Nasa'a Messenger spacecraft has determined it has shrunk by seven kilo...

HuffPost And WhatsApp Have Teamed Up To Make Sharing Stories Even Easier

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

HuffPost UK and WhatsApp have now made it even easier to share your favourite stories. Readers can now send articles to anyone in their contacts li...

Dyson Announces Massive Product Recall. Are You Affected?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Innovative tech firm, Dyson, is scrambling to recall one million heaters over fears they could pose a fire risk, the company announced today. The r...

If Superman Owned A GoPro...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

This is - quite simply - glorious. What you are about to behold is Superman armed with a GoPro camera. Well, it's actually a quadcopter, the str...

Giant Solar Panels In Space Could Power Entire Cities (Or Wars)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Solar panel satellites, built in space by robots that beam power down to Earth - sound like science-fiction? Well, even the team behind the idea ad...

Apple, Microsoft Hoard Cash - US Taxpayers Pay the Bill

Nick Mathiason | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Mathiason

In recent years, America's technology giants have increased profits to epic levels. So you'd think this good fortune would prove a boon to the fragile American economy. A river of tax dollars from America's cash-rich technology firms ought to contribute towards a significant reduction of the US $17.5trillion debt mountain. Only it hasn't quite worked out that way...

Lucy Sherriff

'Space Is A Great Equaliser'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

"Space is a great equaliser," declares astronaut Jon McBride, who is currently on a mission to get more kids - and women - to infinity and beyond. ...

Where Do Tablets Belong? With Desktops or Smartphones?

Tej Rekhi | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

Whether or not advertisers perceive tablets as being more like smart phones or desk tops, they have unique technical capabilities that influence the digital strategies that are used for engaging consumers.

Google Glass, Bluetooth Handsfree and Where Bad Design Becomes Good

Tomo Taka | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Tomo Taka

There are similarities between Glass and Bluetooth handsfree devices. Both sit on the ear and occupy headspace. Glass takes voice commands while the handsfree headset's sole use comes via vocal conversation. Both require the certain awkwardness of talking to an absent being.

No Business Too Small to be at Threat From Cybercriminals

David Emm | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Due to the lack of awareness of these threats, the often overlooked human element and the limited security measures that may be in place, it's becoming easier for cybercriminals to target small, local businesses.

David Cameron Cares About the 'Internet of Things' - And So Should You

Marcus Jewell | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The Internet is about to take things to the next level. At least, that's what David Cameron thinks. The Prime Minister announced this week that the Government will be investing £45m in the development of the next phase of online technologies; the Internet of Things.