UK Technology

11 Reasons Why We Hate WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | N | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp, the little green square that tends to take over phone notifications has now hit 900 million monthly active users. CEO Jan Kourn confirme...

Securing Children's Safety in a Digital World

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

There can be no greater mission than to protect children and enable them to use the internet to learn, dream, create and communicate without fear. Together we can help end sexual exploitation of children online and give them the future they deserve.

Walking Home After A Night Out Just Got A LOT Safer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

"Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart, And you'll never walk alone." Chanted by Liverpool fans around the UK these words have also become the ...

Google Docs Lets You Type Using Your Voice As Long As You Don't Swear

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

Google Docs now lets you type using voice recognition. Hoorah. In a blog post about the update, Google wrote: "Voice typing has helped change t...

Concorde 2.0 Will Have Bendy Wings If This Incredible Drone Is Anything To Go By

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

Meet X-56A, a drone that takes engineers one step closer to the Son of Concorde -- a supersonic passenger jet that could fly from New York to London i...

There's A Lightsaber University Where You Can Literally Awaken The Force, No Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

Education is at times in the eye of the beholder. Some sign up to extra courses to enhance their IT skills others train to get better at wielding a li...

A Rare Disease That Turns Muscle Into BONE Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

A new study has revealed the science behind why people with a devastating condition called Stone Man Syndrome, also known as fibrodysplasia ossificans...

Why Is Email So Terrible?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

I have an alarm clock that works out the best time to wake me up so I don't destroy it, I have a program running on my desktop that automatically adjusts the redness in my screen to prevent glare at night. Yet I have an inbox stuffed full of messages that haven't changed since the days of Hotmail and AOL.

This Is What Happens When You Google 'Fun Facts'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Tech

If you are in the middle of doing something important, look away now -- Google's new 'fun facts' feature is the perfect recipe for procrastination. ...

So, This Is How A "Spoon" Ended Up On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Tech

We can now add "spoons" to the list of crazy things people have seen on Mars. Unlike the "alien woman" some UFO hunters got excited about last ...

Samsung Just Turned Your Phone Into A Giant Remote For Your House

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Tech

To naked eye, it's a small white box that appears to be quite harmless. But Samsung's SmartThings Hub could be the device that takes over our homes an...

Boy Does Genius Autocorrect Hack On Parents' Phone To Get House Party Permission

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

A boy proved being more of a technology whizz than his parents is definitely a benefit. In order to get his parents to say "yes" to throwing a hous...

China's Biggest Phone Maker Just Picked A Fight With Apple

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Tech

It's no secret that China's biggest smartphone-makers, Huawei want in on Apple and Samsung's share of the mobile market. And on Wednesday, they se...

How to Protect Yourself Against the Hackers

Gary Newe | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The number of data breaches has continued to grow in 2015. Barely a day goes by without a company or country falling victim to a cyber-security attack. Some of the high profile attacks we've witnessed this year include Github, Uber, and Chris Froome's personal training data.

Meet The World's First 4K Smartphone

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Sony's latest smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, is the world first 4K smartphone giving users the opportunity to capture footage in "ultra-high defin...

Intel Just Unveiled A New Computer Brain That Will Allow Us To Take 3D Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Intel has unveiled its new all-powerful Skylake processor using six GoPro cams and a selfie stick at the IFA 2015 tech conference. Intel says its ...

Happy Birthday Nokia 3310, You Are Missed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

It has been 15 years since the Nokia 3310 launched. And not a day goes by when we don't long for the week-long battery life it gave us. With its m...

This Monster-Like Sea Scorpion Predator Roamed The Seas 460 Million Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

The fossil of an ancient giant sea scorpion, dating back 460 million years has been discovered in Iowa, US. The four-foot long creature is related ...

Wikipedia Just Dished Out Some Serious Justice To Blackmailing Editors

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Scam Wikipedia editors who have been reportedly blackmailing small businesses and celebrities for money to update their Wikipedia pages, have been ban...

WHSmith May Have Just Leaked Your Personal Data To Its Entire Mailing List

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

WHSmith appears to have leaked personal contact information of those using one of the store's contact forms to a number of people around the country. ...

Turns Out Wasps Could Cure Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

The venom found in a wasp's sting could potentially be a life-saving cure for cancer sufferers, according to a new study from Brazil. The key t...

So, Here Is What Sony's New Smartphones Will Look Like

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech

Sony's latest range of smartphones might arguably be the worst kept secret in the tech industry this year. A video, that has now been taken down, a...

Aliens May Exist On Pluto, Professor Brian Cox Says So

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Alien life on Pluto is not a far-fetched possibility, according to Professor Brian Cox. In an interview with The Times, Cox explained how recent im...

This Guy Voluntarily Electrocuted Himself For Science

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech

Mehdi Sadaghhdar is an electrical engineer who, like some YouTubers, gets attention by attempting the good, bad and insanely stupid experimental side ...

The US Is Building An Army Of Drones And The Damage They Could Do Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech

The US' Department of Defense has confirmed plans to build an army of drones that will eventually replace manned aircrafts in a war zone. The Greml...