UK Computers

Facebook Has Just Launched Its Own In-Built Weather App

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

Facebook is doubling down on weather reporting with an in-built app that provides personalised forecasts. Given our obsession with the weather, and Fa...

Apple's 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Could Be Its Most Expensive Yet For One Simple Reason

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to be something special, and now it looks as though the ‘anniversary’ iPhone is going to come with a price tag to m...

You'll Soon Be Able To Watch Netflix, Sky Sports And iPlayer While On Holiday

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

The European Commission has ruled that starting in 2018, any person within the EU will be able to watch their online entertainment subscriptions regar...

This Guy Turned Real Life Into A Video Game And It Looks Awesome

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

If you liked Pokemon Go’s augmented reality offering, you’ll be blown away by a new adaptation of Portal for Microsoft’s HoloLens headset. Valve...

Facebook Has Lost A Massive $500m In A Virtual Reality Legal Battle

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

A US court has ordered Facebook to pay $500 million after a jury found that it had unlawfully used another company’s virtual reality technology. The...

QUIZ: What Was Your First Mobile Phone?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

It might feel like a lifetime ago, but there was a time when we weren’t attached to our smartphone 24 hours a day. When mobile phones first started ...

Protecting Pupils' Hearts And Minds

Claire Stead | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Moreover, by being able to intelligently monitor keystroke activity, both online and offline, allowing visibility of conversations or content being created in chatrooms, documents and messaging apps, schools can create smart and safe profiles of its pupils.

The iPhone 8 Could Ditch The Home Button For A Radical Security System, Report

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech

The death of the headphone jack outraged many iPhone fans, but the next component heading for Apple’s scrapheap may be less sorely missed. According...

China's Building A Computer So Powerful It Will Make A Quintillion Calculations In A Single Second

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

China has revealed that it plans to build a computer so powerful that it will be able to perform 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations every second. ...

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...