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Britain: A Nation of Startups

Stuart Rock | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Stuart Rock

There's a fresh generation in Britain - of all ages - who currently more likely to be determined and optimistic. Because those are the qualities you need to start and run a business. It's not about being original and inventive, it's about getting out there and doing it. And more of us are.

The Social Networking Stigma: Blocking

Claire Lim | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

Whatever the reason for the blocking, it is the right of the blocker to block whomever they wish, after all, it's their personal feed. Social networking is not real life and it must be remembered that we should separate the two.

Social Media and Freedom of Speech: Why #JeSuisCharlie

Liam Beattie | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Liam Beattie

The debate around freedom of speech has now become a fundamental issue when it comes to our online communication.

Restaurants Now Offer Free Food - But Only If You're 'Beautiful'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

A Korean restaurant in China has been branded "shameful" after offering free food to people based on their physical appearance. Jeju Island restaur...

Gates drinks water made from faeces. So do you.

Rémi Kaupp | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Rémi Kaupp

You may not know it, but there is a good chance that you, too, have already been drinking water that has been - at least partially - recycled from wastewater.

Cameron's Proposed 'Snapchat' Ban Would Sign Us Up To This Dubious Club

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

The ultra-authoritarian government in Beijing has announced a sweeping crackdown on private social media messaging in a haunting echo of our own Prime...

Me and My e-Self

Saoud Moco | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Saoud Moco

I see gossip as marketing - direct and indirect. In other words, what others say about me and I say about myself. Ideally the two would concur.

My Resolution for 2015: To Sleep (and Dream... and Create)

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The digital detox, for as long as it can be tolerated (nerves of steel required), always improves the amount and apparent quality of sleep - even for those who do not believe themselves to be addicted.

10 Times TV Shows Predicted The Future

AllTime10s | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

Sometimes fact can be stranger than fiction and that certainly was the case these 10 times TV shows predicted the future. From Google Glass to 9/11...

Crayola Facebook Page Hacked And Filled With Posts About Boobs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

Crayon giants Crayola had a full-scale social media meltdown on Sunday when their Facebook Page was hacked and filled with off-colour material. Did...

Hold the Line - Consumers Paying Over the Odds for Digital Bundles

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

There are a million and one things to consider when moving house including ordering a phone line and a broadband connection. However, I strongly recommend waiting to ensure you get the right deal for you and don't end up paying more than is necessary.

Privacy or Flow?

Steve Loynes | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
Steve Loynes

I'm perfectly happy to let Google (and a few select others) collect, collate and monetise my data in return for the outstanding services it delivers me at no financial cost. I don't find the benefits of Facebook sufficient to allow it the same courtesy and thus, thankfully, don't have to suffer the desperate status updates of people I haven't seen in 20 years.

Brown Faces in Tech Spaces

Damilola Odelola | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech
Damilola Odelola

If the industry is dominated by white men - as most very profitable industries are - that automatically means that others have a harder time breaking through and getting some of those riches. Women are already paid less in tech making it harder for them to get a piece of the pie.

10 Gadgets to Take on Holiday in 2015

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

Let's take a look at 10 of the best gadgets to take with you abroad this summer. Where possible, we've provided a cheaper and premium option.

The Art of Being a YouTuber: Lindsey Stirling

Pippa Moyle | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
Pippa Moyle

Successful YouTubers now have shows on BBC Radio 1, Penguin book deals, cosmetic ranges and spend a lot of time traveling the world, whilst millions of subscribers buy into their brand.

Why I'm Saying 'Goodbye London' and 'Hello to New York'

Will Bancroft | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Whilst I'd been thinking about America for a while, it felt as if I needed a catalyst to spur me into action. I was also taking a little time to just breathe, after an intense few years in my first startup.

Win A GoPro HERO 4 Silver Edition

Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

To celebrate the MINI ALL4 Racing Team as they prepare to trek across South America and go all out to land their fourth win in a row at the Dakar Rall...

Today We're All Charlie Hebdo, but We Need to Understand We're Also All Neighbours Now

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

Now I'm not siding with the 'we brought this on ourselves' lot. What I'm saying is we just haven't got to grips with the fact rapid developments in communications technology and transport have well and truly moved the goalposts.

Is Facebook Destroying Our Ability to Be Happy?

Lizzi Hart | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzi Hart

Your profile is supposedly a 'private' representation of your life that only a select few can see, and it is individually interpreted. Yet, as much as we try to ignore it, the trends of online activity amongst Generation-Y are proving to be unhealthy, addictive and damaging.

Rocket Man: It's Easy to Watch the Rosetta Mission and Be Impressed, but Why Not Try Your Own Project?

Craig Tickle | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech
Craig Tickle

One of my college lecturers challenged us with what felt like an impossible task - take a picture of the curvature of the Earth, using items costing less than £100.

Is FOMO Making You Overwhelmed?

Jo Gifford | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech
Jo Gifford

In our social lives, we are über aware now of people out there, doing STUFF, having cool cocktails/cronuts/flat whites et al, while you, you saddo loner, are at home in your onesie. *glances around* Just me then?

This Is What It's Like In A Child's Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech

A German video producer has turned everyday footage of his child into a vision of what goes on inside a toddler's imagination. What was originally ...

CES 2015 Gadgets: Sorting the Gimmicks from the Game Changers

Rob Kerr | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech
Rob Kerr

Often gimmicks that make the most interesting story, while the genuinely useful stuff gets sidelined. To help sort the wheat from the chaff, here are three game changing gadgets from CES, and three you'll probably never own.

Can Social Media Hack Democracy in 2015?

Bruce Daisley | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

Whilst the world around us changes at speed and the internet disrupts so many familiar institutions, the time seems ripe for a shake-up of the British political system too. In an era when even the most robustly stout businesses are falling victim to hacking, isn't there some internet salvation to offer us a way out here? Maybe 2015 is the year that the internet - and social media in particular - finally hacks the British democratic process? There seem to be several clear ways that the outcome of this year's vote could be swayed by social media.

The New IP: Building a Virtually Unstoppable Workspace

Marcus Jewell | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

A virtualised workspace empowers employees with a choice; a choice to strike a better work-life balance as they can work from anywhere, anytime, with any device.