UK Computers

HTC's Stunning New Smartphones Will Use 'AI' To Organise Your Life

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

HTC has unveiled two visually stunning smartphones called the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. With a polished back and big colourful 5.7 and 5.2-inch disp...

This Video Reveals What Your iPhone Could Have Looked Like

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

When Apple unveiled the original iPhone in 2007 it was seen as an incredibly revolutionary device. What very few people realised though was that had A...

Norway Will Switch Off Its FM Radio Forever This Week

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

Residents of northern Norway will be greeted with silence if they switch on their FM radios tomorrow morning (11 January). The Scandinavian nation is ...

The iPhone Is 10 Years Old Today, Which Was Your Favourite?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Tech

Believe it or not, 2017 marks a whole decade since Steve Jobs first unleashed the Apple iPhone on the world, successfully making us all feel really ol...

Samsung Predicts Huge Profit Surge, Which Is Odd Because One Of Its Phones Caught Fire

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech

Samsung has announced a massive profit surge for the last quarter of this financial year, which is odd when you consider that 2016 was also the year i...

This Absurd Gaming Laptop Costs As Much As Some Cars

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever bought an Acer computer, there’s a good chance you’ll have paid less than £500 for the privilege. But while the Taiwanese firm ...

Virtual Reality Claims Yet Another Poor Unsuspecting Grandma

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

2016 might not have been a great year for much, but for virtual reality it was truly glorious. We saw not just one, but three major headsets released ...

BlackBerry's Iconic Keyboard Is Back To Try And Win You Over

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

BlackBerry might not be the company it once was, but that doesn’t mean it has given up on us entirely. After an impressive (but sadly flawed) entry ...

This Amazing Gadget Will Tell You If You're Too Drunk To Drive

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech

Despite the number of drink driving deaths falling dramatically in the UK over the last three decades, hundreds of people are still killed each year a...

These Could Be The World's Most Maddening (But Harmless) Computer Viruses

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech

There’s nothing quite like a holiday to get the creative juices flowing. Over at Reddit, a bunch of users have been pondering what would make a real...

Give Your Computer The Beautiful Screensaver It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

While Google+ might not be the world’s most popular social network, it does however have one incredibly useful feature: Its photos. Google looks at ...

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

The Social Enterprise Fulfilling Alan Turing's Legacy

James Turing | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

We still have work to do. Alan left enormous shoes to fill. But we're heading some way to living up to his legacy. Bringing the benefits of the digital age to those who need it most, by creating training and volunteering opportunities in the UK and promoting the transition towards a circular economy in Scotland whilst improving access to education in rural African communities.

Microsoft Takes On Apple's iMac With The Stunning Surface Studio

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio, a stunning home computer that contains the thinnest LCD monitor ever created. It’s an extraordinarily po...

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 05.01.2017 | 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 11.10.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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.