UK Computers

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 08.10.2014 | 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 21.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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...

HuffPost How To: Best Mac Tips And Tricks

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

iMacs and MacBooks aren't just good-looking pieces of tech, they're also incredibly powerful able to render 4K video, play the latest video games and ...

Is Trust the New Business Currency?

Graham Welch | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Trust has become one of the world's most important commodities. Just ask the former CEO of a major American retailer, who resigned after a particularly large cyber attack or any other major organisation that has been hacked and customer data apparently lost.

Are We 'A Generation of Idiots, Smart Phones and Dumb People'?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

'Look Up' presents nothing particularly novel in its message, yet it has inevitably captured the zeitgeist of the modern age: a precarious blend of excitement and dread has consumed - and will continue to consume- a species that shares an increasingly close relationship with the technology we have created.

Is Anti-Virus Really Dead?

Graham Welch | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Despite 'snake oil' claims from many security product vendors, there are no silver bullets and security is no longer simply a question of building up the walls around your business, you need to have threat visibility across your entire enterprise and deal directly with the issue quickly and efficiently. Only by deploying a solution to execute on the entire lifecycle of the threat can you ensure you are protected before, during and after the attack.

'Antivirus Is Dead' Says The Company That Invented It

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

We've got bad news if you just renewed your antivirus subscription: you shouldn't have bothered. 'Antivirus' is dead. And that's coming from the se...

How To De-stress Without Leaving Your Computer

Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Take regular breaks, get up, stretch, move about, leave the office, for the love of all things healthy STOP STARING AT YOUR COMPUTER! That's the gener...

Explainer: Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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 28.05.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 20.04.2014 | 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...