UK Computers

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

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 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...

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?