UK Computing

Is 'Pink It, Shrink It' Really the Answer?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Within the consumer world one way marketers encourage more women to purchase their goods is what we refer to as "pink it, shrink it". Make it feel more like a women should use it. But should we be using this method to encourage more girls to code?

Building an IT-Savvy Workforce

Jane Richardson | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Richardson

An in-depth look at the state of the UK job market reveals a very troubling reality: the skills young people are learning in schools simply do not correspond with the needs of modern businesses. According to a recent Skills Crunch report, two-thirds of companies fear a lack of skilled workers will put the brakes on Britain's current economic recovery.

Children, Computing and the Curriculum

David Emm | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Online safety is a vital factor at every stage of our children's education. Children use the Internet differently at different ages. Just as the way maths is taught varies from key stage 1 to key stage 4, cyber-security must be approached in a way that will be most meaningful to the life of children at different ages.

Adding Girls Into the Tech Equation

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The technology industry constantly pushes boundaries. Unfortunately we have not succeeded in removing the perceived boundaries that stop women from opting to work in technical careers.

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

Bing Search Engine to be Supercharged With Programmable Chips

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

Microsoft is set to give its Bing search engine a performance boost of an unconventional kind - by using programmable processors.

2014 is the UK Year of Code? Fix up!

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

The Year of Code campaign is a great opportunity to boost our skills gap and get children excited about what has been dubbed as the fourth literacy. It's been a great opportunity to get coding & technology back on the agenda and to highlight the vast opportunities that lie in this sector.

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...

Watch A Computer Program (Hilariously) Teach Itself To Walk

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers have developed a computer program that can learn to walk - and not only is it impressive it's utterly hilarious too. The 'Flexible Musc...

Doctors Now Using Google Glass During Operations

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

One of the major problems holding back Google Glass (other than the fact it hasn't been released yet) is that it looks, well, nerdy. But one time y...

The New IT Girl

Chloe Watts | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

The fashion industry is craving digital talent to better reach consumers, with computer programmers, application builders and coders in demand in the increasingly portable world. Seemingly unrelated, fashion and technology are interlinked in many ways.

Quantum Memory World Record Broken In Hunt For The Truly Next-Gen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The Quantum World Record has been broken! Wait, what? The BBC reports that a fragile quantum memory state has been maintained for a world recor...

This Is How Apple Started Out

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Tech

Considering they recently declared a cash hoard of $147 billion (£90.86 billion), it's easy to forget Apple started out from somewhat humble beginni...

What Will The New Macbook Pro Be Like?

Huffington Post | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech

Swiftly filling the rumour void left by the release of the new iPhone range is news Apple may be releasing an ultra-thin 12" Macbook Pro. According...

Everyone Should Have a Voice

Simon Stevens | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

For myself, having a voice and being able to communicate with others is not just a politically correct good thing but it is an important key and starting point to providing people with the ability to self-determined their lives, taking advantage of their rights, as well as their responsibilities.

Is This Really the End of Dial-up, and Will We Miss It?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

Dial-up internet is dead - that screechy, slow-moving stalwart of the '90s is no more. Or at least that's the impression you'd get from the headlines over the last few weeks.

The Cutest Mac Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

The original Apple Macintosh computer is a cult classic so what better way to utilise the latest innovation in programming than by recreating it. T...

New Memory Stick Could Outlast Human Race

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have demonstrated the ability to make a memory stick that can write and retrieve data in a quadrillionth of a second, withstand 1000C heat ...

Has Windows 8 Become a 'Turkey'?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Steve McCabe

The speculation Microsoft is receiving poor feedback from the purchasers of its latest operating system, Windows 8, has allowed many to wonder if this is a moment similar to the disastrous launch by Coac-Cola of a new "Coke" some 30 years ago which was hated by customers.

The Cloud Is Here to Stay - Now Make It Work for You

Mark Little | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Little

As the rate of technological innovation accelerates, we are not only seeing a new generation of digitally enabled, entrepreneurial businesses emerge, but likewise, traditional industries are being disrupted and existing small and medium businesses are being given a renewed competitive advantage.

My Trip Inside the Dada Engine: Where Computers and Art Collide

Justin Cash | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech
Justin Cash

What I find far neater about Dada Engine variants, however, is that they can produce some pretty epic prose, not just bureaucratic drivel. Again, I played around with a variant of the Engine for a while and came up with such gems of wisdom as: "Art is nothing more than noise" and "truth is the greatest lie".

Enigma Online: Google Launches Bletchley Park 'DIgital Museum'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

Google has helped to secure the legacy of Bletchley Park, the wartime HQ of Alan Turing and Britain's heroic codebreakers, by launching a new online m...

Top Ten Cloud Predictions for 2013

Matthew Finnie | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

After years of hype, 2012 was the year when the cloud made its mark on the enterprise agenda. As it becomes a necessity for businesses across the globe lets take a look at the state of the cloud computing industry and some of my predictions for 2013.

IT is a Hidden Opportunity for Britain's Young People

Kieran Bay | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Bay

It's also a myth that IT is only for people with highly technical qualifications. Of course you need an interest in technology, but an IT career can be joined at any level, age or experience. It is an industry open to everyone, and is particularly advantageous for young people.

The World's Oldest Working Computer Restored In Britain

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech

The world's oldest computer has been resurrected and rebuilt. 'The Witch' was first designed in 1949 as part of Britain's atomic energy research ef...