UK Computers

Explainer: Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

If you're struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you're not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that this could do more harm than good. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

Can Computers Replace Doctors?

Eddie Chaloner | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Eddie Chaloner

Few things are guaranteed to annoy a doctor more than the suggestion that he or she can easily be replaced by a machine - surely, we argue, a computer can never replace the subtlety and complexity of medicine - yet this is exactly what some technology experts are suggesting will happen in the near future - can they be right and should we be worried?

Men and Boys in the Woods

Nick Clements | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

It is a very sorry state we live in when a wish to help young people is instantly assumed to be malign. I absolutely know where it comes from, and have a huge amount of sympathy for it. But, I know I must support and encourage men to challenge the assumptions, they will provide positive male role models which buck the trend, and show all of us better ways are possible.

Exploring the Use of Snooker Game in Education - Part One

Yetunde Adediran | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yetunde Adediran

Having seen pupils struggling to use different types of technology in the classroom, I was intrigued by what the Snooker gaming enables children to do.

Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of The Mac

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer with a lovely and pretty heartfelt little video and a pair of beautiful, responsive in...

Sharing Medical Data Is Not Okay

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There are many issues about sharing a persons personal medical data with other organisations and companies, some issues are big and others are much smaller. For me, it causes many issues. I'm not afraid to share with the world that I have a heart condition, caused by a lack of fibrillin gene meaning my aorta just keeps expanding. In fact, that's pretty rare in itself, admitting it can stop people wanting to hire me, because even though it's controlled - I pose too much of a risk.

Some Scary Numbers...but Don't Have Nightmares!

David Emm | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

315,000 new samples are analysed every day. Browser-based attacks nearly doubled to 1,700,870,654.Offline attacks (via USB flash-drive, for example) totalled 3 billion, from a total of 1.8 million malicious and potentially unwanted programs.

LOOK: This Computer Has WiFi, Bluetooth And Is Ridiculously Small

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Computers used to be massive. Now, they are less so. But if you're still feeling the drag of carrying around a laptop or smartphone and long for the d...

This Computer Is Learning Common Sense

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

A computer is hoping to learn something that much of humankind arguably has trouble with - common sense. The fantastically-named Never Ending Image...

Time to Close the Digital Divide Between Prisons and Communities

Rod Clark | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rod Clark

The very existence and popularity of this blog is testament to the increasingly digital world we live in where the majority of us consume information and manage our lives on the internet. So what must it be like for people who can't get online or even on to a computer?

The PC Is Dead; Long Live the Tablet

Graham Welch | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Of course the PC is not going to be replaced completely in business. But such is the power and flexibility of today's mobile devices, and the willingness of businesses to embrace the often-hyped 'Bring Your Own Device' movement, that means we as users are making more and more use of mobile devices not just to watch funny kitten movies, but also to do our 'normal' business day-to-day.

Re-wilding the Nation's Kids

Mike Collins | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK
Mike Collins

Without really noticing we've been heading towards the end of the traditional outdoors childhood. Something that many millions of adults took for granted is becoming the exception rather than the norm for today's children, where-ever they live. Roaming ranges are down, physical activity is down and the ability of children to identify common wildlife is being lost.

New Hard Disk Could Survive For Up To A Billion Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have unveiled a hard disc that can survive (in theory) for up to a billion years. The result - perhaps pessimistically, depending on you...

You Won't Believe How Long You Stare At This Every Year

Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Tech

The average person will lose more than five-and-a-half days a year to slow-loading computers, a study suggests. A study of PC and laptop users in t...

Bill Gates Apologises For Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has apologised for Ctrl-Alt-Delete. The keyboard combination that restarted a billion computers - and famously out-foxed Homer Simpson -...

9 Of The Best Tablets On The Market

Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech

There was a time, not too long ago, when “choosing a tablet” meant deciding which iPad stockist to go with. So dominant was Apple in the tablet ma...

As London Girl Geek Dinners Turns 8 What Has Changed for Women in Tech?

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

Tech companies are actively looking for women to join their staff for their different perspective and their hard work. London Girl Geek Dinners relies on volunteers to run it and companies to sponsor their dinners and we have seen a large increase in companies wanting to sponsor us in order to attract female IT talent.

Beware the Thing in Your Pocket

Nick Abbot | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Abbot

Mental arithmetic has gone the way of the typewriter - no one uses it any more. The reason is simple: electronic calculators. The person who works behind the counter has no need of mental arithmetic because the till does it for them. They don't need to add up and so they can't do it any more.

PICS: Microsoft Unveils Windows 8.1 - And Yes, There's A Start Button

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled the first look at Windows 8.1, its extensive update to Windows 8. And yes, there's a Start button. The new version of the...

Cyber-Bullying and Young People

Nicola Morgan | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Morgan

Something I kept coming across in my research was the at-first-surprising notion that many young people don't consider cyber-bullying to be bullying. They know what bullying is - or rather, they know what some bullying activities are - and they know that stuff can happen online, but they don't always see that as bullying. Why?

Working Together to Combat Cybercrime

David Emm | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Cybercrime has become a well-established feature of today's world. For the most part, this takes the form of random, speculative attacks designed to steal personal information from anyone unlucky enough to fall victim to the attack.

9 Best Tablets You Can Buy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Tech

Modern tablets are still a relatively young category in consumer tech - but they're also one of the biggest. And while Apple's iPad has been the domin...

IN PICTURES: The Lab That Invented Computing

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech

From the world's first programmable computer to the web cam and Raspberry Pi, the Cambridge Computer Laboratory has been at the forefront of innovatio...

Facebook Obsessed

Chanel de Yong | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech
Chanel de Yong

ADMIT IT. You are always checking your Facebook newsfeed, whether on the office computer at work or on the app on your phone. Yes, you are OBSESSED! But why have we all become so engrossed in something so monstrous and so superficial?

How Long Until Our Entire Lives Go Digital?

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Children are growing up entirely computer literate, which will be beneficial in our modern, digital world, but really, why do eight year olds need smart phones? Children should spend their youth discovering the world first hand, exploring what is around them, and not doing it through a screen.