UK Technology

Google Photo's Most Recent Epic Fail Is Horrendously Racist

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech

When Google fails, the descent is epic . Its most recent cyber faux pas is centred around Google Photo's reportedly faulty algorithm that has made ...

These Crazy Contact Lenses Turn Your Eyes Into Binoculars

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech

Until now superhuman vision has always been reserved for the likes of DC comic heroes that parade their city of choice wearing red capes. Thankfull...

Everyone BRACE Yourselves We're About To Have A Leap Second

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech

Tonight is going to be a long one. Well when we say long, we mean we'll be enjoying an extra second at 23:59. Bliss. The leap second means, the...

Are You Among the 70% of Brits That Have Messaged the Wrong Person?

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dharmendra Patel

With the rise in smartphone usage, most of us are rarely out of touch with technology. We are continually messaging people, sending emails, checking social media sites and making calls, not forgetting our other tasks to attend to.

This Is What Happened When Obama Interviewed David Attenborough

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech

On his 89th birthday, Sir David Attenborough was invited to visit one of the few ecosystems in the world that still appears to benefit from humanity's...

No Cannes Do

Jay Sorrels | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Jay Sorrels

Having many creative people in the same place, for the right reason could be atomically powerful. It also attracts charlatans, buzzword bingo callers and all manner of distractions. Commentators far more seasoned and wise than I can ever be, have confessed some confusion and disappointment.

Tech Overuse Injuries in Children - What Every Parent Needs to Know!

Gemma Johnson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

We absolutely, shouldn't be treating technology as the enemy as it's here to stay but we should be encouraging and adopting healthy digital habits ourselves so that we can 'show and tell' our children, leading by example to avoid the 'but you do it' witty retorts.

Why A Hexacopter Drone Gun Battle Is Never A Good Idea

The Huffington Post UK | 3 | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech

Remember that time you accidentally mistook a neighbour's drone for CIA surveillance equipment and then shot it down? No? Well, California residen...

Why Do We Want 'The Web We Want'?

Russell Haworth | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

This is a key time for the internet, and for the World Wide Web that offers its most popular method of navigation... We have the opportunity to reconfirm and solidify the web's founding principles of openness, accessibility and global information sharing. A Digital Magna Carta is a good place to start.

This Is Probably Going To Be The Cleanest Phone We Will Have

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech

Each square inch of our mobile phone carries 25,000 germs. When you think of the places we take it to, that's not hard to believe. For doctors and ...

Disney Wants A Whole New World Without Selfie Sticks Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech

Disney is letting selfie sticks go. According to Walt Disney World News Today, a blog about the theme parks, the new rules could take effect as 's...

When Robots Take Over We'll Become Their Pets Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech

Brace yourselves, Apple's co-founder has a theory about what's going to happen to all of us once robots take over the world. Speaking at the Fr...

3D Printed Cars Can Do 0-60 In Two Seconds And They Look Like The Batmobile

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you've ever wanted to build your own Batmobile, this super fast 3D printed car is as close as you will get to the real thing. Known as 'Blade,'...

The Disgusting Reason Your Eyes Turn Red After A Swim

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Tech

Summer is almost here, which means pool season will soon be upon us. As long queues to the loos, soggy towels and burning red eyes become the norm,...

Turns Out You Don't Have Control Over Any Of The Decisions You Make

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Nigel Farage all have something in common with us -- bad decisions. Yes the level of terribleness differs for each ...

These Paper Planes Can Fly Forever Using Nothing But Hair Dryers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

Hair dryers are not only beautiful things but highly underestimated, if this video from French magician Antoine Terrieux is anything to go by. As p...

Drones Are Helping To Carry Out Illegal Abortions In Poland

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

Women on Waves, an abortion support group, is set to use drones to explore unchartered territory in reproductive care. On Saturday, an unmanned ae...

RBS IT Outage Turns Banking Nightmare Into a Reality

Roger Keenan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Managing the fallout following a public IT outage is of paramount importance and having a similar issue so soon after the 2012 fiasco will only work to further tarnish RBS's reputation. However, it's now vital the bank learns from its mistake to make sure customers are not forced to deal with similar issues further down the line.

Terrifyingly, Facebook Can Recognise You Even When You're Not Looking

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

If people need one more reason to exacerbate their trust issues with big tech firms, Facebook's latest experimental algorithm should do the trick. ...

Scientists Want Hollywood To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Physicists are urging schools to use the movie Interstellar to teach students the science underlying general relative theory. Papers published in ...

Awful Tinder-Style App Lets Men 'Bin' Women In One Swipe

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

Breaking-up is not the easiest of things to do, but doing it over an app has got to be one of the worst examples of human behaviour possible. In on...

Stonehenge's Tallest Stone May Be More Scientific Than You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

This year's summer solstice may have proved a rather unusual theory about Stonehenge's tallest stone and its ability to predict sunsets. Earlier t...

The World's First Underground Park Is Powered By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two New Yorkers are planning to build the world's first underground park using nothing by solar power. James Ramsey, an architectural designer and ...

Uber For Rich People Is Basically First Class On Steroids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

U.S. aviation company Rise are a 'Uber-style private-flight sharing company' offering people the chance to order jets instead of taxis. Most of u...

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.