UK Technology

An Amazing Bionic Hand Means This Woman Can Ride A Bike For The First Time

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

A woman fitted with what has been described as the world's most lifelike bionic hand has said it is the small everyday tasks she can now carry out tha...

Don't Panic But Aliens Know We Exist Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

Great news everyone if there is extraterrestrial life out there, it probably knows we exist. John Grunsfeld, a former NASA astronaut told the Astr...

Perfect Machines, Perfect People: Messages from Estonia

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

In Estonia, there is a very present question of whether the post-occupation investment in new technologies is now starting to create difficulties. This is possibly a question that will recur in other fast-growth countries planning for a substantial digital future.

This Is The First Time The Whole Of The Earth Has Been Viewed In HD

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

Observing the stunning expanses of earth from space has been a luxury that only few have been able to enjoy, namely astronauts such as Terry Virts who...

Woman Who Wanted To Mother 'Martian Baby' Will Never Get Her Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

A woman who wanted to be the first person to have a Martian baby has pulled out of the Mars One mission. Alas, dreams don't always come true. M...

Jurassic World Is Accidentally Racist And Everyone Is Hilariously Horrified

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

Racism might just be a prehistoric concept according to comedian Guzzy Bear, who found out the hard way about a dinosaur named Pachycephalosaurus, whi...

Hackers Helping Disabled Musicians Show They Have Soul

Kester Brewin | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

An R&D hack-a-thon might look like a jumble of circuit boards and wires, mixed up with the back room of a keyboard repair shop, but what I found going on was a profound statement about the equal value of all human beings. In amongst the smell of solder and the crackle of new code being written was a desire to see everyone have the chance to let their soul sing.

This App Lets You Drive Land Rovers While Standing Outside The Car

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

Land Rover has come with an app that will help you drive your car without you needing to be in it. Land Rover claim the app will help you safe...

World's Smallest Light Bulb Is Thinner Than Human Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have come up with the world's thinnest bulb, which is one atom thick to be precise -- smaller than the width of human hair. Despite...

Forget Hoverboards, Our Houses Could Soon Lift Off Above Earthquakes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

In what may prove to be the most science fictionesque development in disaster relief, Arx Pax hoverboard inventors claim their technology can now lift...

These Iron Man Style Homes Would Give Tony Stark A Run For His Money

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you fancy yourself as the next Tony Stark you might want to take a look around these high-tech homes. With hardware fit for Iron Man's own Malib...

Get Ready For A Minute That Lasts 61 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

For those of us who complain about not having enough hours in the day you'll be pleased to know that science is adding an entire second, a leap second...

Many First-Time Parents Turn To 'Digital Babysitting' In The Second Year

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

First-time parents steer clear of entertaining their newborns via digital means in their first year, but by the second year they resort to "digital ba...

Why Our Ears Could Become The Perfect Phone Password

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech

The shape of your ears could soon be the key to unlocking your phone, if Amazon has anything to do with the future of personalised mobile security. ...

Scuba Diver Has Terrifying Near Miss With Tiger Shark

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech

As far as near misses go this diver's encounter with a tiger shark is as close as it gets. The terrifying encounter begins as a brave diving d...

Amsterdam Is 3D-Printing Bridges In Mid-Air, No Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

Amsterdam is getting its own 3D-printed steel bridge that will be partly suspended in mid-air, once again proving that nothing is off limits in the wo...

You Could Soon Log Into Your Bank Using Just Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech

The humble emoji could soon replace numerical passwords and make for safer online banking practices, according to British software company Intelligent...

There's A Giant Water Slide For Commuters Coming To King's Cross London

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

A giant water slide is taking over King's Cross London next weekend as Brits prepare for a lovely couple of days in the sun. The 100 metre slide, a...

This Guy Films Himself Voluntarily Diving Into Active Volcanoes

Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

"A window into hell" is how a man who voluntarily jumped into an active volcano described the experience. Epic adventurer Sam Cossman tackled the ...

Here's What 'Fast And Furious' Would Look Like With Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Underground drone racing appears to have taken off in Australia, giving competitors the chance to enter a league that comes complete with its own set ...

Here's the Problem With Amiibo

Jack Yarwood | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jack Yarwood

It's hard to hate Nintendo. After all, they are behind many beloved franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and the Metroid series. But their latest venture, the Wii U and 3DS compatible amiibo, has managed to antagonize a large number of its consumers.

This Wearable Patch Warns You Before You Get Sunburnt

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

We could all be saying goodbye to sunburn soon as an Australian team of scientists have come up with a small wearable patch that warns you when you've...

Why Are We So Scared of Kids' "Screen Time"?

Lucy Unwin | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Unwin

For all the drawbacks, there is so much to benefit from behind those glowing little squares: the stories, the exploring, the chance to create, the worlds to get lost in, the challenges to overcome, the skills to perfect, the access to so much learning. We can all see it, so why do we resist it so much? Why are screens such a taboo?

What Can Gender Parity Ever Do for Us?

Louise O'Sullivan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Louise O'Sullivan

So how do we open the doors wider for more women to take their place in the industry and therefore influence the future? I don't have the absolute answer, but from my experience I have a few nuggets that I keep close in helping me keep on.

Creepy New Tech Turns WiFi Into A Human-Tracking 'Sonar'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara have found that people can be tracked by simply being near a WiFi signal. Professor Ya...