Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

Nike's New Invention Is A Step Too Far

Mark Dolan | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Can all technology companies just dial it down for a while, so we can gather ourselves? No new models, no new operating systems, no new features. I just need a break from all of this constant improvement. I'm exhausted with it all.

How The IoT Can Make The World Of Healthcare Smaller - And Fairer

Roger Bou | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.

Hottest Jobs Of The Future In Design And Engineering

Pete Baxter | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech
Pete Baxter

Machines are going to complement what we do and will liberate workers from repetitive or dangerous tasks. Of course it's true that some jobs are going to go away, but others will be created too. New jobs -- and entire new job categories --are going to emerge in the wake of this technological upheaval

Dimensions Of Change

Ian Spero | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

When we think about an ageing population and our neighbourhoods of the future, there are a couple of perspectives that spring to mind. Let's start with the essence - but one that is too easily forgotten - and that is the end-user him/or herself.

Smart Device Hacking Gets Real

Alastair Paterson | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

But news last week that car manufacturer Volkswagen has set up a special cybersecurity firm to protect smart connected vehicles from attack by hackers and other undesirables, would tend to suggest smart device security is getting "real" and is now part of business consciousness.

Why AR And IOT Are Set To Change Our World As We Know It

Charlie Mayes | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Charlie Mayes

We are at the start of a new and exciting technological era, quite possibly the next 'industrial revolution'. We cannot possibly predict exactly how our lives and our society will change over the next few years as a result of the development and application of IoT and AR technologies but history tells us that the change is likely to be revolutionary.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Five Ways The IoT Will Revolutionise Our Lives

Roger Bou | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of course, space-age gadgets and futuristic devices that will change domestic life have been an obsession of ours for many years, but IoT offers so much potential beyond smart homes. Here are five areas where IoT is set to revolutionise our lives.

The Future Of Your Smart Home

Maarten Ectors | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Maarten Ectors

You can't hide from the Internet of Things [IoT] any more. IoT is mentioned in the press almost weekly now, if not daily. Even your grandmother is talking about IoT. The development of your smart home has begun.

Could A Modular 'Stepping Stone' Approach Be Required For Mass Adoption Of The Internet Of Things?

Jeremy Stewart | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jeremy Stewart

Smart security is an example of what can be one of the simpler smart home technologies that has real, tangible benefits - deterring theft, remote access and convenience to name just a few.

The Future Of Fighting Transnational Crime May Lie In The Internet Of Things

Yury Fedotov | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Yury Fedotov

Such connectivity can aid law enforcement by allowing immediate transfers of information about criminals and their behavior, but the Internet of things also contains the seeds for how we can link activities to confront crime.

Build or Buy: Securing IoT Is Harder Than It Looks for Device Manufacturers

Dominique Guinard | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dominique Guinard

In Mr Robot, Elliott Alderson explicitly exploits 'easy' vulnerabilities: obvious passwords, open back doors, etc. As the world inevitably becomes more connected, risks will accompany benefits; the starting point for security must always be best-practice encryption and protocols. Just as in the 'real' world, there will be break-ins - but they become much less likely if you lock all your doors and windows.

UK Families Still at Risk From Baby Monitor Hacking-Style Attacks

Dr Simon Rice | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Simon Rice

Using two-step or two-factor authentication means that if your username and password are compromised, a criminal cannot gain access to your account data without also compromising your mobile phone or code generator. Therefore if you have this option turned on, your information has a much greater chance of remaining secure.

'Smart Skin' Could Monitor Your Health Or Turn Your Arm Into A Remote

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison have created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable circuit that could become the foundation for the ...

Dyson's New Fan Isn't Just Pretty, It's Designed To Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

According to Dyson the air in your home could be up to five times more polluted than the air outside, which is actually pretty worrying. To combat thi...

Will Robots Really Take Over Our Jobs?

Leslie Willcocks | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Leslie Willcocks

For employers, the benefits of using RPA instead of human staff include significant cost savings, faster processing (a study of an organisation within London's insurance market, showed that data which previously took two days to process, took only 30 minutes using RPA), less error and a massively increased output.

The Race to Autonomous Vehicles: How Cyber-Security Is Putting the Connected Car in Reverse

Gary Newe | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

It's official - the automotive industry is being disrupted by new business models and technologies. The frontiers have undoubtedly been shifted, as manufacturers compete to produce driverless and connected cars.

5 Reasons Why You Should Already Own A Raspberry Pi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

The Raspberry Pi has become the UK's all-time best-selling computer, selling over eight million units worldwide. Yet despite this momentous accola...

A Google Engineer Has Stumbled Upon A 'Catastrophic' Bug Which Could Affect Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

A Google engineer has stumbled across a massive bug which could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices which connect to the internet. ...

These Amazing Tech Inventions Help Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech

This was the year that silenced all those who felt duped by promises made in the ‘80s by finally being able to say: here. Here’s your damn hoverbo...

Toy Hacks: Another Example of Why Security Needs an Overhaul

Graham Welch | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

From baby monitors that allow parents to watch their infants remotely, to smart talking dolls, which connect to a database to answer kids' questions, the same connectivity seen in adult gadgets is now reaching our children. But what happens when hackers gain access to that data?

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

Hacking Our Health

David Emm | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Everything is becoming more connected: not just traditional computers, but household objects such as fridges, TVs and central heating systems - and even us. Gartner recently predicted that there will be 21 billion 'Internet of Things' (IoT) devices in use by 2020.

Surviving in the Connected Home

David Emm | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Our homes are filled with an ever growing number of connected devices, but just how safe are our coffeemakers, smart meters or baby monitors from cyber-intruders?