UK Technology

Facebook Employees Replaced Black Lives Matter With A 'Toxic' Slogan

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook employees who defaced the black lives matter slogan on the company's signature wall, have received a stern warning from Mark Zuckerberg. I...

Are Wearables Helping the Right People?

Chris Spencer | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Patients with heart conditions, diabetes, or asthma, for example, would all benefit from being able to track their own health data and share this with their GP to improve care - particularly from a preventative perspective.

NASA's New Pluto Image Shows Off Its Mysterious Features In Stunning Detail

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

Pluto's mysterious plains have been put under the spotlight again as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured another stunning image of the dwarf plane...

UFOs And Aliens 'Have Visited Earth' According To This US Navy-Whistleblower

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

UFOs and aliens have visited Earth a former US Naval officer has claimed. Speaking to the Express, he said: "I have never seen a UFO or ET or alien...

Do We Have a Productivity Problem? Entrepreneurs Might Disagree

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK
Maximilian Yoshioka

While the discussion around the UK's lagging productivity statistics drags on, entrepreneurs have been busy creating the the innovative products and s...

The (Real) Villains of the Piece

Matthew Dickinson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Matthew Dickinson

Sinister back stories, intimidating outfits and, of course, innovative and intriguing weapons - it's no wonder that popular fascination with supervillains is at an all-time high. No longer just confined to the pages of comic books - now the likes of The Joker, Loki and the Green Goblin appear in video games, Hollywood blockbusters, hit TV shows - and yes, ok - bath soap.

London Fashion Week AW16 - Challenging Traditions and Embracing the Modern Digital World

Richard Dodgson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

London Fashion Week AW16 is only just kicking off and already we have witnessed some historic transformations. As technology and social media have become increasingly prominent parts of our daily lives, the way in which we interact with brands is changing and the fashion industry is being compelled to respond.

Why Technology Is Damaging Our Relationships

Alex Gatenby | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Gatenby

Don't get me wrong, I don't condemn technology and I appreciate the incredible things it has enabled us to achieve - nor do I claim to be a psychologist of any sort. I've simply been struck by how much our relationships are dictated by the devices that remain glued to our hands.

Women in Business Q&A: Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Google

Laura Dunn | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Abigail Posner Abigail Posner is the Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google's creative think tank for agencies and brands. As a thought leade...

Building the Infrastructure for Innovation

Araceli Camargo | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

All of this innovation will need to be catalysed, honed, and hosted somewhere, i.e. spaces, buildings, cities. The actual infrastructure of innovation is something that rarely is mentioned, we know that innovation needs ideas, visionaries, tools, money etc, however it also has takes a physical embodiment.

This Rapper Was So Excited About Paying Off His Student Loan He Wrote A Song About It

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A rapper from New Orleans in the US was so excited about paying off his student loan he even wrote a song about it. Dee-1 found himself facing a mo...

There's A River In The Amazon That Could Boil You Alive

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

A scientist has discovered a river with boiling water, flowing in the Amazon. As a 12-year-old boy, Andrés Ruzo (who is now a geoscientist), grew ...

Women in Business Q&A: Liz Salcedo, Founder & CEO, Everpurse

Laura Dunn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Liz Salcedo is the Founder and CEO of Everpurse. The visionary behind the integration of fashion and technology, Liz is focused on developing relation...

This Easy Maths Problem Is Driving Facebook Users 'Crazy'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

A simple brainteaser, which started out as a problem for children, is now baffling adults on Facebook too. The maths problem has been doing th...

Mark Zuckerberg Responded To Kanye West But You Probably Missed It

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

Mark Zuckerberg has responded to Kanye West's ask for money in the most subtle way possible. The father of Facebook appeared to issue an indirect m...

Self-Improvement? Three Emerging Learning Trends for 2016

Paul Drury | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

We know that the digital age means things move more quickly, we have more "ideas" and we're surrounded by advice. But how do you know it's *good advice*?

China's Search For Aliens Will Uproot More Than 9,000 People

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

China has launched its biggest search for aliens yet, which will uproot more than 9,000 people to build the the world's largest telescope. Work on...

Men Rule the World, and That's Ridiculous  -  But I Still Need Their Help

Clare Sudbery | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Clare Sudbery

I'm a senior software engineer. I've been doing this job now for sixteen years. Most of the time when I'm at work, I'm not thinking about the gender of myself or my colleagues. I don't think "Ugh! It's a man!" every time I sit down next to one of them. I also don't think "Ooooh! A man!" I don't even think, "Hmmm, another one of those man-people."

This Ridiculous Bracelet Will Give You Your Caffeine Boost In The Morning

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Tech

Your morning cup of coffee could be replaced by a bracelet that is designed to help with the extra jolt of energy you need. Joule is a "caffein...

Women in Business Q&A: Vanessa Hurst, Co-Founder, Girl Develop It

Laura Dunn | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Vanessa Hurst is the founder and CEO of CodeMontage, where coders engage in open source projects to improve their skills and the world. Vanessa co-fou...

30,000 New Jobs Expected in Greater Manchester's tech sector by 2035 - But We're Still Struggling to Find the Talent to Fill Them

Katie Gallagher | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

The jobs are there; businesses are desperate to attract more talent. But we're already suffering a severe skills shortage in the region, which has seen wages inflate, people take lucrative contracts rather than permanent work, and some businesses in the region being forced to outsource work, sometimes overseas.

The Games Computers Play

David Levy | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Tech
David Levy

My predictions regarding computer Go, the oriental game played on a 19x19 board, have been fewer and not as successful as those in chess. I correctly predicted that no Go program would win a match against a professional player by 1994, and since then I've been saying to anyone who would listen that that it would take until 2035 or thereabouts to reach World Champion level in Go. Why so long?

We May Have Finally Found A Reliable Way To Kill Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Tech

A new therapy for cancer patients has been hailed as a breakthrough after doctors in the US found "unprecedented" results in terminally ill patients. ...

Facebook Doesn't Want You To Post This Nude 19th Century Painting

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech

Five years ago, Facebook landed itself in hot water after suspending an account over a post containing a 19th-century nude painting. A 55-year-old ...

Keep Calm Alien Fans But Somebody Has Spotted A 'UFO' In Bristol

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech

Bristol got a taste of UFO-fever over the weekend after a resident happened to capture an image with an unidentified flying object Fiona Powell wa...