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Art and Technology

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Van der Vorst

The online incarnation of the art market is changing centuries-old habits of art consumption - 71% of collectors have purchased art through the Internet, which I think is quite a substantial figure thus demonstrating people feel more and more comfortable buying art online.

Don't Believe the Hype: Do Emerging Technologies Fall Foul of Their Own PR?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

'Hype' might be more likely built up around the latest boyband, but many emerging technologies also rely on good marketing to bring in investment and support. Science might not get the queues (apart from the Apple store) but in the same way Apple has fumbled with the iPhone 6, many technologies are subject to a major backlash.

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Always Late to the Party: Are We All Now Late-Adopters?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

My Granddad loves Sudoku. A few years ago he was given his very own tablet with pre-installed Sudoku challenges to push him into the 21st century... two months later it was hardly used, but many Sudoku books had been scribbled in and completed. He was dedicated to pen and paper.

After the Apocalypse: Dr Lewis Dartnell Shares His Toolkit for Rebuilding the World

Tom Hunter | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Hunter

While any number of fictional films and novels are set after the collapse of civilization, very few go beyond the immediate twenty-eight days later, as it were, to imagine the far greater task of rebuilding that will face the survivors once they've finished racing around the desert in punked-up battle cars or shot-gunned the last walking dead to a standstill.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

These (Male) Techies Want To 'Bio-Hack' Your Vagina

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Two men have unveiled a nightmarish plan for 'probiotic supplements' that will 'enable' women to 'biohack' their genitals into smelling like peaches. ...

It's the Next Big Tech Development - Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Take a look around you now, how many devices are connected to the Internet? For starters there is the one you're reading this article on, be it a laptop, phone, or tablet computer. But what about the other electrical appliances around your home, such as your oven or your washing machine?

Digital Skills - Taking It One Town at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It's a widely held belief that the UK's small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. With 99.9% of all UK private sector businesses classified as SMEs and a collective turnover of £3.3 billion, they're an economic force to be reckoned with,

Five Fashion Forward Apps

Georgie Barrat | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

They may use generic computer generated images of what style you should don, but just knowing that you'll need a light jacket with a scarf, brings you one step closer to answering the daily question of "WHAT SHALL I WEAR TODAY?"

The Battle Between Oil and Electricity

Intelligence Squared | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Can we take the boundary between these two energy carriers for granted? Although the division appears clear and logical at the moment, history shows that nothing can be taken for granted. When oil was first produced, it was not to fuel the internal combustion engine.

The Connected Classroom: Why Technology Will Drive Innovation in UK Schools

Crispin Reed | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech
Crispin Reed

The adoption of technology into our everyday environment can do more than just transform our way of living - it also has the potential to enhance and innovate the way our children are taught in classrooms.

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

The New Narcissists!

Judith Owen | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

Is it me, or are we in the Western World, becoming the New Narcissists? I'm not referring to some 80s pop movement here, and by 'we' I mean me, and all the me's who see our smartphones as our BFF's and think nothing of bringing our tawdry private lives into public places.

Why Electric Cars Have Come of Age

Intelligence Squared | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Their days are numbered. Draconian EU legislation is demanding greater reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, a legislative challenge that can only be met by downsizing engines, compromising the purity of their responses by turbo-charging, and, worst of all, by hybridising them. On the face of it, these are tough times for old-school car 'enthusiasts'.

Government Threatens Mobile Phone Operators in Attempt to Eradicate Coverage Notspots

Ernest Doku | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Ernest Doku

One of the proposed solutions is to force the so-called Big Four - that's EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - to allow customers to automatically hop between networks if they can't get signal in certain areas, otherwise known as national roaming.

It Is Completely Right That Sean Rad Is Out As Tinder CEO

Georgie Barrat | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Mateen and Rads are two best friends that have built an incredible $1.5 billion business. But whether sexual harassment plays out in the boardroom or in the pub, there must be consequences without the said female being made to look like they've brought it upon themselves. Tinder as an app and as a business has given us two sharp wake-up calls to this.

The Red or the Blue Pill?

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Ever since I can remember I've never had many dark days about my disability. Of course as a kid I wondered sometimes why I was 'different'. The realisation I wouldn't play football in the Premier League hurt for a week or so. The fact one-night stands were harder to get in nightclubs was frustrating, until realising I wanted something more meaningful anyway.

Spy Chief Attacks Tech Giants, The Ones He Depends On For Information

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism...

The 'Selfie' Trend

Matthew Davies | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Davies

According to recent theory, the trend of taking "selfies" is actually linked to mental health conditions, with a focus on an individuals obsession with looks and image. Studies have revealed that the majority of teenagers who are image and body conscious, have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies across social media sites.

Ten Things Not to Do When You Wreck Your iPhone

Jane Quinn | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Quinn

Don't buy the cheapest cellphone to use while your iPhone is being mended. You will still need texts and calls. It is sheer hell wondering whether people are texting you and you are missing them. I know...

How We're Advancing in Healthcare and Why I'm Excited

Emily McLaren | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

One of my friends recently told me that she doesn't intend on opting-in to the current government pension scheme, nor does she intend to get a private pension plan because she figures due to being overweight, a smoker and an unrelenting lover of cider, she won't live to get a pension.

Vive - It's Chatroulette Without the Willies

Darryl Morris | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Darryl Morris

That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

Michael Rundle

Google Want You To Trust Them With All Your Personal Data They Already Have

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has a problem, which is that if you're feeling paranoid, use the right combination of language or just aren't paying attention, its best produc...