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Stephen Hawking, The Big Bang And The Birth Of Time

Hawking’s fascination was with cosmology, the science which deals with the origin, evolution and ultimate fate of the universe. Einstein - never one to think small - had in 1917 applied his theory of gravity to the biggest gravitating…

Thursday, Mar 22


The Facebook Data Scandal Is A Wake-Up Call: We Must Take Control Of Technology, Before It Takes Control Of Us

“We see the Internet... as the vehicle for the greatest expansion of freedom in human history to date.” These are the words of internet pioneer John Perry Barlow, whose Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace claimed that the…

The 'Insta-Life': A New Form Of Self-Expression Or A Pic-Perfect Lie?

Instagram’s launch eight years ago ushered in a new revolution which would perhaps rival Facebook in its impact on our way of using social media. The concept was simple, banal almost - you’d take a picture on your phone, add a filter, and…


Advertisers Hit Back At Facebook After Cambridge Analytica

Facebook faces some tough questions this week from advertisers with a number of large organisations reportedly already reconsidering their current spending on the social giant after the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.


Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected To Crash To Earth In Coming Weeks

The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is slowly but surely hurtling back to Earth and there’s between a 10-40% that parts of it could crash.

This Phone Case Is Plant-Based And 100% Compostable

The modern and environmental conundrum of what to do with your (often plastic) phone case when it reaches the end of its life has been solved. No more stockpiling your old phone cases because now you can compost them when you’re finished…


Difference Of Opinion? Block. Unfriend. Unfollow.

There’s a news story today which is proving incredibly divisive on social media.


Siri Can Read Your Private Messages Even When Your iPhone Is Locked

Huffington Post UK

A loophole in Apple’s operating system for the iPhone means that Siri can read out hidden messages even when the phone is locked.

Wednesday, Mar 21


I Am Deleting My Facebook Account - Here Is Why And How I Did It

After 10 years, I am finally leaving Facebook. I created my account, like so many others, because my friends were using it. Compared to other social networks at the time (who have now mostly ceased to exist) Facebook’s sleek look, global…

Why Instagram Was An Unlikely Saviour Through Grief

The internet, as with all new things (and let us not forget that while we have had a seismic growth in technology over the last decade, it is still new), receives a lot of criticism. From online bullying, trolls, racism, sexism, revenge…

Simple Steps To Protect Your Privacy On Twitter

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed that up to 50 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested without their knowledge, many people have started to think differently about their data settings.

What Women Want Twitter To Know About Online Abuse

Twitter can be a scary place for women. Amnesty International’s research shows that women who use the platform are frequently subjected to sexist, racist and homophobic abuse – and they don’t feel like Twitter is on their side.


Wagamama Launches Uber-Style App That Lets You Pay After You've Left

Wagamama has now joined a small list of restaurants that are abandoning years of tradition and swapping the bill paying procedure for an Uber-style app.


Cambridge Analytica Is A Symptom Of The Bigger Facebook Problem

Cambridge Analytica’s alleged use of 50million Facebook profiles to attempt to sway the US presidential election has already earned its place as one of the great scandals of the year. Following an excruciating undercover sting by Channel 4…

Plastic Waste In The Oceans Could Treble Within The Next Decade

The amount of waste plastic in the oceans could treble in the next 10 years unless urgent action is taken to curb the problem, a report has warned.


Nissan Leaf 2018: The Electric Car That's More Affordable - HuffPost Verdict

The new Nissan Leaf is a fully electric car comes with a range of 235-miles.; Unlike other electric cars the Leaf feels within the realms of affordability: it starts at £21,990, compared with say BMW’s i3 which starts at around £33,000.;…

Tuesday, Mar 20


Stephen Hawking's Ashes To Be Interred Near Sir Isaac Newton's Grave

The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred at Westminster Abbey near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton during a thanksgiving service later this year, a spokesman for the abbey said.


Lazy Driving: No Bad Thing

I think that most people have something that they’re really passionate about. And mine is cars. I work with them. I drive them. I covet them. I get excited about seeing each wave of new releases, and every one of the tweaked features. I’ve…

The World’s Tiniest Computer Is Smaller Than A Grain Of Salt

IBM is working on what it has called the ‘world’s smallest computer’ and as you can see from this picture they’re not fooling around.


How AI Has Already Changed Your Life

For some people, artificial intelligence still makes them feel a little…uneasy. It’s often depicted as sinister-looking robots who will take over our lives and our jobs, or even replace humanity.

How To Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

Huffington Post UK

As anyone who has tried to in the past will know, permanently deleting your Facebook account is a lot harder than you might think.


Cambridge Analytica: Simple Steps To Protect Your Facebook Data

Huffington Post UK

At first glance, the “thisisyourdigitallife” Facebook quiz looked like any other. If you wanted to take part you just had to download the app, log in via Facebook, agree to share some profile information, and that was it.

Monday, Mar 19


Uber Halts Self-Driving Car Tests After Fatal Accident In Arizona

Uber has suspended all its self-driving car tests in the US after a fatal accident in Arizona.


Google Maps Now Helps Wheelchair Users Navigate London's Public Transport

Google Maps has added a new feature designed to help those in a wheelchair travel around London.


‏Facebook’s Inaction Over Groups Like Britain First Was A Kick In Our Collective Teeth

‏Three weeks ago former colleagues within Tell MAMA, the national anti-Muslim hate monitoring project, analysed Britain First and its Facebook page.

Sunday, Mar 18


Rihanna Snapchat Controversy Costs The Company Big As Stock Immediately Drops

Less than a week after being put on blast by Rihanna on social media, the value of Snapchat has already dropped by $800 million (roughly £574 million), it has been revealed.

How To Stop Your Kids Making In-App Purchases On iOS And Android

Only a parent will know of the moment I’m about to describe, and it’s one that only exists thanks to the technologically advanced world we find ourselves in.

Friday, Mar 16


Please, Please Can We Stop Making Bad Video Game Movies

Starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as the legendary Lara Croft, the film reboot of Tomb Raider was released this week.


Farewell Stephen Hawking – An Inspiration For Children Around The World

Listening to the sad news that Stephen Hawking had passed away, somewhat fittingly on Einstein’s birthday, it gave me an opportunity to reflect on how much of an impact he has made on the children I work with every day.


A Giant Harpoon Could Be Used To Drag Space Junk Back To Earth

A giant space harpoon that captures old or rogue satellites could be the answer to our planet’s growing space junk crisis.