UK Computers

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.

The Road to Success

Anna Pitts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

Once you have graduated it can be overwhelming to start thinking about your future and deciding what to do next. This isn't helped by the fact that everyone has their bit to say- go travelling, get an internship, join a graduate scheme, but which is the best plan of action?

PICS: 'Bat Mouse' Hovers In Mid-Air Using Magnets, Magic

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech

There are already plenty of ways to control a computer without a mouse - whether its touch-based gesture controls or the fused minds of two rats. B...

Dell Announces $24 Billion Deal To Go Private (With Microsoft's Help)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

Dell has announced a $24 billion deal to go private, partly financed by Microsoft. The computer giant said the deal would be led by its founder, Mi...

IBM Supercomputer Learned To Swear After Being Shown The Internet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Tech

One of the world's most intelligent computers was accidentally taught to swear, after researchers showed it the internet. IBM's Watson computer wo...

WATCH: Super Computer Composes Classical Music In Seconds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech

Researchers have created a super computer capable of composing classical music on its own in a fraction of second. University of Málaga scientists...

WATCH: Amazing Timelapse Captures Supercomputer Being Built

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Tech

Ever wondered how a supercomputer is built? Well, it's hideously complex and technical, obviously. On the plus side, if you record someone else doing ...

Technology's Beauty Has Overtaken Our Love for Nature

Georgia van Gils | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia van Gils

Some 69% of children aged between two and five can use a computer mouse, but only 11% can tie their own shoelaces. How are we to inspire a generation of children to commit to sustainability when they can't tie their shoelaces? How can we take them outside if they're just going to fall over?

Mouse About That

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Tech

If the streets seem a little quieter than normal on Monday 3 December it’ll be because everyone is busy ordering Christmas presents online. Amazo...

Happy birthday to You?

Andy Miah | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Andy Miah

For my birthday, I'm determined to reply to every greeting. Even a conversation that starts with an automatic message may lead somewhere fruitful. Although, I do wonder whether there is an automated 'birthday greeting reply' app out there!

Computer Simulation Of Life Contains Computer Simulation Of Life

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists recently declared there may be evidence that the universe is a computer simulation. That's still up for debate - but this might add a bi...

Spy Chief Pays Tribute To Enigma Codebreaker Alan Turing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The head of intelligence agency GCHQ has paid tribute to World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, saying that the "cost of intolerance was a loss to the ...

Survey: Nobody Knows What Cloud Computing Is

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Tech

Cloud computing is one of the tech buzzwords of the decade - but according to a new survey, no one has any idea what it is. Most people actually th...