UK Technology

Bill Gates Dancing At The Windows 95 Launch Is Peak Geek And Is Truly Glorious

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech

Video footage of Bill Gates dancing at the Windows 95 launch has given Twitter a wonderful reason to smile again. Tech journalist Owen Williams pos...

Mark Zuckerberg's Response To That Racist Tweet Shows Facebook's True Colours

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is 'deeply upset' by a controversial tweet posted by one of his board members, which suggested that India was better off un...

Bitcoin Could Be the Saviour of 'Meritocracy'

Eleanor Moss | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Our current economic system faces many problems. In 2007 we went through a major crash, for reasons way beyond most people's understanding. Interest rate setting, the Libor scandal, the subprime mortgage scandal and many other such activities, demonstrated a calamitous manipulation of the economy in their own interests by a bunch of 'financial experts' in suits.

Dispatch from the Front Line of a Tech Start-up

Matt Lacey | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Matt Lacey

It's been a really interesting experience watching the process at close quarters right from the beginning when it was just an idea right through to it being Jamie's full time job with trips all over the world to test and construct hugely technical equipment in China.

Can We Help Children Manage Their Online Lives?

Rachel Jones | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

The survey found that amongst 13- to 18-year-olds, 96% were signed up to social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Whatsapp. This to me isn't surprising at all, although I do find the inclusion of FaceBook interesting, as in my experience, children tend not to use this platform as much as the other social media apps mentioned.

A Facebook Director Believes 'Poor Brown India' Was Better Off Under Colonialism

Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

A member of Facebook's board of directors has incurred India's wrath after posting a tweet suggesting the country was better off under colonial rule. ...

NASA Explains What The 'Alien Spire' On The Moon Really Is

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

Alien fans have finally been given a scientific explanation for the mysterious "spire" they spotted on the moon. NASA scientist, Dr. Noah Edward Pe...

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And They Only Learned to Row a Year Ago)

Tom Caulfied | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Tom Caulfied

It's been a pretty punchy start, we're both shattered, muscles are screaming for a rest but we need to keep on heading South and pick up some better weather. Some days are hot and calm, and it feels like we are rowing through treacle. But Bieber's on repeat and banter is high - no complaints here. So far so good.

How To Stop Your iPhone Dying When You Need It The Most

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech

Battery life is the bane of most iPhone users' lives. Thankfully, there is a way to make that precious green bar live longer, but it will come at a co...

This Is Why We Haven't Met Aliens Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Tech

The main reasons why we haven't met aliens yet could offer fans extraterrestrial fans some hope in the near future. SETI scientist, Jill Tarter, e...

6 Times Facebook's 'Friends Day' Video Went Horrifically Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook's 'Friends Days' has sparked controversy after showing images of people's past including family pets that have died and exes. The social m...

iPads in the Classroom Are the Future, But at What Cost?

Philip Woods | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

In the classroom, iPads can open up a world of possibilities. With the right direction children can make music, paint a masterpiece (without the mess!) or simply find an answer to absolutely any question they might have about the world around them.

Fintech: Transformation, or Global Revolution?

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

It's also easy to overstate the extent of the step change in the West. Yes, I can now move my money around more simply and quickly, borrow from different people than before, or check my balance with my phone - not my laptop.

Facebook Messenger Has A Hidden Game And This Is How You Play It

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has a hidden game of Chess in Messenger. Yes, we were surprised too. You can play it by hitting a secret command that lets you challenge a...

Facebook Messenger Has A Hidden Game And This Is How You Play It

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has a hidden game of Chess in Messenger. Yes, we were surprised too. You can play it by hitting a secret command that lets you challenge a...

From Service Robots to Breathing Phones - Five Tech Trends to Watch

Mark Hawtin | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The gates of Sin City recently welcomed tech fiends to the CES trade show. The sprawling event showcases the best and most exciting new technology developments worldwide, from early prototypes to finished products. Here are the most interesting things we saw:

How To Save Battery Life On Your Android Phone And Make It Run Faster

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech

Deleting your Facebook and Messenger app could make your Android phone run faster and save battery life. Android blogger, Russell Holly, reports th...

Want to Equip Students for the Creative Industries? Teach Them How to Care About the World and Each Other

Charlotte Webb | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Charlotte Webb

It's not certain how this kind of experiment can be scaled or replicated on a long-term basis. But I could see students transforming before my eyes as they saw how their practices could make an impact on society. Yes, they learned skills that will help them get a job, but they also learned to care about each other and the world. Now that's worth it.

Keep Calm But NASA May Have Spotted 'Signs Of Alien Life' On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech

Mysterious 'cauliflower-looking' formations on Mars could have been deposited by "ancient alien life" experts have said. The deposits of opaline si...

Facebook Is Changing What Stories You'll See In Your News Feed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech

Scrolling through your Facebook News Feed could feel a little different as the social media giant alters its algorithm. The company has said that ...

Women in Business Q&A: Giorgia Rossi and Renee Robbie, Co-Founder, LookBooker

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

LookBooker Giorgia Rossi and Renee Robbie met while working together at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. They share a passion f...

Have We Placed Too Much Trust in Technology?

Luis Alvarez | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

"You have reached your destination." We're all familiar with those reassuring words of navigation systems. But what if the place you reach is not the destination you programmed in? What if, despite what the voice in your car says, you're now somewhere you really don't want to be?

This Is Brian Cox's Top Choice To Represent Us To An Alien Civilisation. Who Is Yours?

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Professor Brian Cox has picked his top choice to represent the human race to an "intelligent alien civilisation. In an interview with the Guardian,...

In Future These 'Kill Vehicles' Could Save Us From Nuclear Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

The US military have successfully tested a "kill vehicle" aimed to take down enemy missiles. According to the Daily Mail, officials at a military b...

This Gadget Turns Your Car's Backseat Into Everyone's Favourite Place

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Tech

Nodding off during car journeys will never be the same again thanks to an inflatable mattress that turns the backseat of your car into a bed. This...