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Super Bowl Winners with Help From Face++

29 Jan. 2015Face++ is a real time face recognition API (and our new favorite toy). You may ask “What does that have to do with the Super Bowl?” Let us show you! “Face++ is a new vision platform built by Megvii Inc. aiming at providing compact, powerful, and cross-platform vision service. Face++ uses the cutting-edge technology of...

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Magazine Covers In The Internet Age

29 Jan. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

How has the rise of the online paper changed the cover page? Jessica Furseth investigates… “Break the internet, Kim Kardashian” – we’ve all seen this infamous cover of ‘Paper Magazine’ by now (and if not, that image search is NSFW). At first this may seem like an odd tagline for a print publication (a hint...

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Has your business added the ‘code’ to ‘art & copy’?

29 Jan. 2015

Since the advertising explosion in the 1960s, marketing has been steadily growing more and more prominent in our daily lives. According to Google, marketing is at the threshold of another explosion they have deemed Art, Copy & Code. "What hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Basics Of A/B Testing And How It Can Help Your Website

28 Jan. 2015Read about how A/B testing can drastically improve the sites that you design. A/B testing is an easy yet effective way of assessing what might work best for the site that you’re designing. When it comes down to it, the only real way to know which elements of design are better for your site is by … Continue reading

Goodbye Facebook, Hello the Rest of Social Media

28 Jan. 2015Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and newcomer Ello all share social media qualities. For my third week Facebook free, join me as I make a social media presence without including Facebook. Pew Research recent social media study is in and according to the study Facebook remains the most popular social media site (by almost 50%!)...

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The Midphase Awards

27 Jan. 2015There is a span of a few months every year when we all get a little award hungry, and Midphase is no exception. So without further ado, the Midphase awards go to… Golden Globes, Webbies and Darwins alike, it is plain to see that we love awards. We have been counting down the days until...

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A Slice Of Raspberry Pi

27 Jan. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

Following our collaboration with the guys at Raspberry Pi, we’re taking a closer look at just how powerful that little machine really is… Based in Shoreditch, East London, here at UK2Group we feel that it is our corporate responsibility to give back to our community. Being big on all things computing, we’ve collaborated with Barnardo’s...

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The UK2 Awards

26 Jan. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

It’s academy awards season, and here at UK2 we’ve got a few awards to give out ourselves… It’s that time of the year again when the cream of the Hollywood crop don their finest gowns and head to the awards ceremonies. Last week, The Golden Globes kicked things off, with stars such as Eddie Redmayne...

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Getting Started – What Does Your New Business Need?

26 Jan. 2015What are you doing to start an online business? Read about how you can establish a strong base for your new business. We’ve all had ideas about starting a business. Sometimes these ideas come because we see a solution to an everyday problem. Other times we see a niche that we think we can fill. … Continue reading

Super Bowl XLIX in Raw Data

26 Jan. 2015Cody Erekson breaks down Super Bowl XLIX by the numbers. Read on for raw data that we can all sink our teeth into. At Midphase, data is king. The sending and receiving of data literally makes our world go round. So it’s no surprise that we can take a seemingly not tech related event such...

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Project Tango: Exploring Space and Motion in 3D

26 Jan. 2015

Next generation, three-dimensional mapping by Google and Android. Project Tango is taking technology to a whole new level. “As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We observe the … Continue reading

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Friday Business Motivational

23 Jan. 2015Long week? Let us lift your spirits with some motivation and inspiration before the weekend begins. We know what it’s like to have a long week; after 15 years in web hosting Midphase has had its fair share of the TGIFs. To help you get through the last few hours of your week, here are...

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How To Come Up With The Perfect Reseller Domain

23 Jan. 2015Everyone is looking for the perfect name for a business. Do you know what makes a perfect domain name? It seems pretty simple. All you need to do is come up with a catchy name for your business, throw a .com at the end of it, and behold, you have a perfect domain name for … Continue reading

Mobile Fashion: Google’s Project Ara

23 Jan. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

We take a look at how the fashion world crept up on technology, following Google’s ‘modular phone’ prototype announcement. The technical gurus at Google HQ have unveiled their plans to pilot a modular phone on which components can be swapped and customised. While this will supposedly increase the lifespan of the device, the main positive...

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Transatlantic Ties That Bind

23 Jan. 2015

Posted by Neil Cumins

What’s going on behind the closed doors of TTIP discussions? Even though the internet largely exists beyond national governance, concerns are being expressed that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could impose greater censorship and corporate control over the web and its innumerable users. Discussions have been taking place behind closed doors for...

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A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The Internet

22 Jan. 2015As the internet grows, more structure is required. Read how certain organizations keep the internet stable and in check. The internet has become an absolute necessity for any business. Having a website provides a business owner with a direct connection to the rest of the world. Entrepreneurs know that without an easily navigable site they … Continue reading

Breaking Into A New Market

22 Jan. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

We dissect the wisdom of local CEO Paul Wedgewood, to get to the bottom of just how to crack a new market. If you have, or are planning to start a business, I’d like to think you’ve heard the term ‘market’. Invariably followed by an -ing suffix, the ‘M’ word is a pretty big player...

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Is There Still Hope for Startups?

21 Jan. 2015Latest news and reports have signalled doomsday for startup companies, but Midphase disagrees and this is why: Bob Dorf recently wrote a post for CNN claiming that “Silicon Valley is hot and Wall Street is not. There’s a tech bubble and no one knows when exactly it will pop.” He goes on to claim that...

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Nikola Tesla: Mad Scientist? Or Future-seeing Genius?

20 Jan. 2015Most of us have heard of Nikola Tesla, but how much do we know about the predictions Tesla made that are coming true in today’s world of technology? Nikola Tesla. Some consider him to be one of the most influential inventors and engineers of all time. Others say he was a mad scientist with radical … Continue reading

What the UK’s suggested anti-encryption laws could mean for your UK based server.

20 Jan. 2015

Hayden Smith examines the effects that any actual legislation based around the UK Prime Ministers recent comments on encryption could have if they became law. This week the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, suggested a plan for banning the use … Continue reading

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