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Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Holly Jayne Barry

As varied as the choice of smartphones on offer are, one thing they all have in common is the undeniable ability to frustrate their users by failing to detect a connection signal. Seemingly bamboozled by even the smallest obstructions, current smartphone technology is not as synonymous with reliability as it would like to pretend.

Lessons From The 80s - Why The Humble VCR Is Still Relevant Today

Rob Mellor | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Mellor

But in the world of business technology, we still lag someway behind in our thinking. All too often business applications are designed with masses of functionality that are created to justify an expensive upgrade path but result in users only exploiting small percentages of the available functionality

Finding That Needle In The Huge Data Stack

Michael Upchurch | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Michael Upchurch

Today, things have changed. New, powerful analytical solutions not only cost less to build than traditional platforms and perform more than ten times faster, but, crucially, business users can now sift through data using familiar reporting tools, gaining easy access to powerful on-demand analytics and allowing data scientists to focus on building models instead of running reports.

What We Follow On Social Media May Be Holding Women Back

Edwina Dunn | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'

Keeping Up With The i-Joneses

Sean Farrington | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

This week's National Coding Week is testament to this. Despite our reliance on technology and technical solutions to drive our work and personal lives, few of us actually understand the inner workings or the technology that facilitate a wonderful user experience

Sustainable Development Goals Go

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

In these days, while UN member States meet in New York to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals a new game, Pokemon Go, has been r...

Scientists Have Created A Device That Writes Data Atom-By-Atom

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

A team of researchers in the Netherlands have found a revolutionary way of reducing storage space to the ultimate limit. The scientists have created a...

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...

UK Workers Worry That Employers Spy On Their Wearable Devices

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

UK workers are concerned that wearable smart devices are becoming a modern spy tool for employers. In February 2016, Gartner reported that sales of we...

Legal Debates on Decryption and "Contents of the Mind"

Julian Vigo | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

On 25 February, Magistrate Alicia G Rosenburg signed the first ever seizure warrant for a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan in ...

Twitter Reportedly Hacked With Loss of 32 Million Passwords

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter has reportedly suffered a data breach that has resulted in 32 million passwords and user ID’s being hacked. According to website Leakedsourc...

Three Ways the Public Sector Can Use Tech for Good

Ruth Shave | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ruth Shave

The size and scale of the public sector means that we are only at the beginning of tech for good in government - there's a lot of room for public sector organisations, including local councils, to be smarter and leaner about how they spend money by using tech for good.

Self-Aware Drivers Before Self-Driving Cars

Chris Brauer | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Brauer

In the halfway-house between the old world and a safer, self-driving future, telematics technology is having a particularly notable impact of the way we drive. In Octo's case, dynamic machine learning algorithms supported by the world's largest insurance telematics database are revolutionising not only the economics, but also the behavioural science of driving.

Open Up Your Data to Open Up Our Cities

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Every day, millions of people across the world turn to technology to help them plan a journey - whether they need to figure out the quickest way to ge...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

Top Five Worst Hacks of 2015

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you'll have witnessed proof that digitisation has taken over our lives. With there now being more internet-connected devices than humans on earth and even fridges and kettles being connected, it's sadly inevitable that malicious organisations will attempt to access our data.

The Biggest Data Breaches of 2015

David Emm | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

This year has seen a steady stream of security breaches, so much so that the news announcements almost seem routine. It's hardly surprising though, as our personal information is such a valuable commodity - not just for companies, but unfortunately for cybercriminals too.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of 'Regretful Tuesday' Following a Weekend of Frenzied Sales

Henning Ogberg | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Tech
Henning Ogberg

Joining the likes of Barbie and Beyoncé, the hamburger and powered flight, it seems that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two more American imports that have taken up a permanent berth in the British consciousness.

The Battle Against Cybercrime Continues

David Emm | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Such high-profile attacks make it clear that hackers are continually looking for new ways to conduct cybercrime, based on society's ever-growing dependence on the Internet. The vulnerability of confidential information only amplifies the threat.

A Data Revolution - Thwarted?

Dan Corry | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Corry

You might think that, with money tight, Whitehall would be interested in anything that helps the government do more with the resources they already have. That Ministers would jump at initiatives which will let them spend their money a bit better, on things that are tested and proven to work.

Using Data to Keep the Well From Going Dry - How Data Analysis Can Combat Some of the World's Biggest Issues

Sean Farrington | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

It is obvious, we clearly can't go on without resolving this issue; even if it doesn't affect us today, it soon will. Here's where data analysis can play a really important role - and help in the way it helps us in our working and personal lives - to give insights into what exactly is happening so that we can improve the situation.

Selective Tracking of SDGs Will Leave People Behind

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

This week there's plenty of talk about data. Tuesday 20 October marked World Statistics Day, Saturday 24 October is World Development Information Day,...

The Bombing of Safe Harbour: What Now for Data Transfers to the US?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Safe Harbour decision was adopted by the European Commission on 26 July 2000. It recognised that US companies could ensure an "adequate level of protection" for data transferred from the European Community to the US by self-certifying to adherence to Safe Harbour Privacy Principles issued by the US Department of Commerce.

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

Data Is a God-Like Power - And Our Political Parties Are Taking Note

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

Using all this data brings a myriad of implications, not least the increasing atomisation of voters by political parties. We have already briefly explored this. What I didn't mention was how Obama's operation would send door knockers to specific doors as the data they gathered told them how many people in a given street they needed to convince.