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Computers and Risk

John Watson | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics
John Watson

Extend the idea and what do you have? Senior engineers wandering around power plants? Experienced chefs walking the floors of food manufacturers? Science fiction authors keeping an eye on the robotic factories? It all sounds a bit odd, doesn't it? But perhaps it is what we need to do if we are to escape the grim consequences of leaving it all to the computers.

Artificial Intelligence Wants Your Feedback On Its First Batch Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence is here, and now the AI wants to know what you think of its efforts to help make it even ta...

Humanity, You're Fired!

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

"The market has decided this is my stuff," won't work for much longer because there soon won't be enough people with jobs to support a market. The next phase of the history of stuff might be, "We all get the same stuff," but that sounds suspiciously like socialism, which can't possibly be right...

CGI? They Just Do It With Computers, Don't They?

Alan Warburton | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Warburton

Actually, it's not that simple.

Artificial Intelligence vs The Human Brain

Steve Furber | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Furber

By the beginning of the 21st century computers did, indeed, typically have a gigabyte of memory, and they were a million times faster than the 'Baby', but still they could not pass his test. Even today, with still far more computing power and memory, no machine has convincingly passed the test. This would have surprised Turing had he lived to see it.

Why We Need to Get Kids Coding

Jill Hodges | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

In the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves.

How eSports Has Changed the Competitive Gaming Scene

James Knuckey | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
James Knuckey

It would be naive to think that, with the global phenomenon that is the gaming industry, that a competitive scene would not too rise from its flames. While the professional gaming industry has spent the past ten years equipped with the social stigma of sweaty teenagers, it appears, finally, to be taking a modern, new glossy tone.

You Know You're Old When Teenagers Don't Know What Windows 95 Is

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech

Windows 95 will surely be to many of us, an old friend. It was the reassuring sound that started our day and the gleaming future that replaced Windows...

Back to School - Barely Concealed Relief

Kathryn Berens | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Back to school, back to school - three little words that have a profoundly pleasing effect on me, put a little extra skip into my step. I'm trying very hard to keep my enthusiasm for the Spring Term under wraps but it is tough, really tough.

Should Hackerspaces Replace Libraries?

James Coe | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The value of hackerspaces is that they, like traditonal libraries, democratise educational tools. Developing an app or editing a video at home requires hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds worth of investment. This is an obvious hurdle for many people looking to innovate.

Are Screens the Enemy of a Natural Childhood?

Kate Blincoe | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

We can't hide from it, just as we can't trot down the M25 in a horse and cart anymore, so we have to find a way of managing it and making it part of a balanced life. It is part of our children's lives and brings many wonderful benefits - any five year old who has played on Google Earth knows the mind bending sense of awe of zooming out and out from their home to see the planet as a green and blue sphere.

Making Your Laptop 'See' - How Intel's Real Sense Camera Will Change Photography

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

Of all the must-have gadgets tech-heads have lusted over, the one where the hero in a sci-fi movie draws shapes in the air to operate a 3D device tops...

We're Officially Closer To Creating The World's Most Powerful Computer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech

Tech giant, Intel has pledged $50 million (£33 million) to quantum computing research, which could ultimately give us a supercomputer unlike any mach...

Intel Just Unveiled A New Computer Brain That Will Allow Us To Take 3D Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Intel has unveiled its new all-powerful Skylake processor using six GoPro cams and a selfie stick at the IFA 2015 tech conference. Intel says its ...

Seven Everyday Cyber Threats to Look Out For

Graham Welch | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

High-profile cyberattacks against major corporations and governments may be the ones making the headlines these days but cybercriminals are also still exploiting those basic online scamming techniques they have been perfecting for years.

Retro Is the New 'New'

Sir Clive Sinclair | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sir Clive Sinclair

This trend, which appears to be gaining traction quite rapidly, is a push back in time to the past, a few decades ago. A push for 'retro' products. Walking around in London nowadays, looking in shop windows, I see more and more products whose designs are clearly inspired by the designs of the past; and capturing in some way the essence of those past products. Retro radios, retro cars such as the Mini Cooper, retro kitchen equipment... and now I am able to understand why a retro version of my own ZX Spectrum computer design appears to be attracting interest like wildfire.

The Computer Is Made Of Water, Yes You Heard That Right

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Imagine a computer that instead of transferring data around a circuitboard, transfers physical matter. Now imagine that the physical matter is in fact...

Love Letter for You

Graham Welch | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

All that has changed now and cyberattacks are no longer the work of individuals seeking notoriety, they tend to be organised gangs or state sponsored, well funded, highly sophisticated and targeted and in most cases they have strong financial motivations. In fact, some claim that cybercrime is now more profitable than drug trafficking.

Man Loses Temper At Computer, So Shoots It Eight Times

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech

A man from Colorado Springs, US has been charged with discharging his firearm within the city limits are he became so enraged with his computer that h...

Is It Time for That Spring Cleaning?

Graham Welch | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

After this is all done, remediation should be performed to bring all systems up to date with the latest patches, but not before creating a change management process to help with versioning control and documentation.

Data, data, everywhere...

Graham Welch | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

While smart phones, tablets and laptops are becoming our 'go-to' devices, creating a boon in productivity, the move towards Bring Your Own Device is increasing security risk to the corporate network and corporate data.

Why the Terminator Is Not Coming Any Time Soon

Lee Cronin | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Lee Cronin

As profound and exciting success in either the origin of life or artificial life would be for some, it is also scary and terrifying for others. Just recently, figures as notable as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking openly shared their worries. Could AI pose a threat to humanity?

Why Do People Care About The Raspberry Pi 2?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you’re in the market for a new computer, you might not have to spend hundreds of pounds for an upgrade. In fact you might need to spend just ...

Scientists Literally Bring Mario To Life To Research Thinking Machines

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

While wearable screens and the Internet of Things are getting all the hype in the tech world right now, both rely to some extent on the development of...

Windows 7 Is Officially Dead

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

Are you still running Windows 7? You shouldn't. Microsoft today officially ended mainstream support for its ageing last-gen operating system. ...