UK Computers

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 19.06.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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. ...

Scientists Have Created The Perfect Poker Player

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists at the University of Alberta have created a computer program that can finally beat Texas hold 'em poker. Known as an 'imperfect informat...

9 Reasons You Need A Tablet AND A Laptop

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Plummer | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

While many gadgets have come and gone, the humble laptop has managed to stick around since the 1980s. But could it be in danger of extinction? The ...

Computers In The 1990s Were Actually Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

We tend to assume nowadays that computing in the 1990s was a universally godawful experience. And in the main, that's absolutely 100% correct. Printer...

The Met Office's New Computer Weighs 140 TONS

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said...

Michael Rundle

Meet The AI Who Wants To Steal Your Job | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amelia is a pleasant, bright, professional. She is personable, learns quickly, and can speak 20 languages. She dresses like a accountant, is patie...

Rage Against the Machines

Andrea Hubert | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Hubert

I lost an old friend recently. She'd been sick for a few years, could hardly function, and in the end, we had to pull the plug. I was almost in tears - "almost" being the crucial word. Because in reality, crying over the death of your 2008 Dell Inspiron is almost as tragic as owning one in 2014.

How Much Can We Do Before We Explode?

Ruby Wax | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Nothing is easy. We need to do our own banking. What happened to the bank teller who would help by handing me a piece of paper and telling me how to fill it in and then say, "Have a nice day." I used to want to choke those people for saying it, now I miss it with those little insincere smiles.

Stop Teaching Your Child to Read!

William Higham | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

The government is launching a new campaign this week to encourage better reading among the young: "Read On. Get On". Based on a report that links the inability to "read well" with potential joblessness later in life, it's the latest of many articles and reports bemoaning a decline in traditional reading skills among young people.

Windows 9 Leaks Show One Big Feature That Could Change Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Windows 9 or Windows Threshold looks set to bring back the beloved Start Menu if these leaked preview images are to be believed. READ MORE: Windows...