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Newspapers, Brexit and how I missed the story of the decade but found freedom after 17 years in print

Journalist turned entrepreneur Bernard Ginns reflects on the role that newspapers continue to play in public life and why David Cameron might still be Prime Minister if he had paid more attention to The Sun and the Daily Mail.

Creating a place for Tech in Leeds

What is Tech and why does Leeds need an independent place for the community to work, meet and connect? Emma Cheshire, one of the founders of FutureLabs, tells us more about the hub, future plans and where the whole idea came from.

Modern Mindfulness

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, but even in a world where our ability to connect is always growing, there's still a social stigma around talking. Joe will be speaking about personal experiences, and how in more recent years modern technologies (from social networking to online dating) have influenced the lives of us all.

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How do we get on board the Internet of Things?

Geoff Spick on 10th June 2015

The hype and press around the Internet of Things is in full flow, with mobile, social, cloud and embedded technologies encircling IT and the Web with a faint, nebulous glow - like WIMP particles or The Force. But, how does something as exotic-sounding as Japanese smart cities, American university labs racing driverless cars or monstrous Chinese smart factories become relevant to us on a wet weekend in Leeds?

7 minute read

Are we in danger of becoming social-lites?

Noreen Coltman on 24th April 2015

Oh, aren’t we all so very popular? We’ve received yet another friend request and we’ve exceeded the 338 ‘friends’ UK Facebookers average. So if we really are the flavour of the month, why are we stuck home alone on a Friday night with a microwave meal for one?

6 minute read

Progressive enhancement

Chris Taylor on 1st April 2015

Let me begin by putting my cards firmly on the table: if you don't build websites with a progressive enhancement mindset then you don't get the web.

26 minute read

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