UK Invention

Bistro Uses 18 Kinds Of Robots To Make And Serve Food (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech

A meal prepared and served by robots is one of the oldest dreams in technology, from the Jetsons to Blade Runner. (It is also subtly, though crucia...

Jetman Flies Alongside Passenger Plane Above Switzerland

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech

Jetman Yves Rossy is up to his old tricks again. The Swiss pilot once dreamt of "soaring through the air, with total freedom" via the workings of a...

WATCH: Nasa's 'Seven Minutes Of Terror'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa researchers working on a mission to Mars have described the 'seven minutes of terror' they are forced to endure at the mission's most critical st...

3D Video Will Be 'As Good As Reality' In 40 Years

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

Researchers in Europe are working on new 3D technology which they say could lead to images as 'realistic as real life' within four decades. Accordi...

World-Record Flight For Human-Powered Helicopter

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

The dream of human-powered flight - as opposed to the similar but critically different dream of falling in style - has come one step closer to reality...

Supersonic Executive Jets To Be Announced At Farnborough Air Show

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

Amazing new concepts for a 'successor' to the Concorde supersonic passenger jet are being developed by a group of companies working with Nasa scientis...

Is This Proof Samsung's Latest Phone Is An iPhone Killer?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Tech

If anyone was still doubting that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was a success after its plethora of good reviews, the Korean company has just confirmed it. ...

Kicking the Habit - That Email Addiction

Robert S. Shaw | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Tech
Robert S. Shaw

Our dependency on email is impacting our working lives, even causing us to question whether we have lost the art of effective communication. Yet at the same time, we see a new generation of employees thriving through their mastery of the more modern world of social networks - where communication is everything.

It's Not Easy Being Green: The Sustainable Economic Impact of the Olympic Games

William Mao | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech
William Mao

Despite the benefits to business institutions and development outlined above, Andrew Scott notes that the positive impact on GDP is thus far inconclusive, so it remains less than certain that the UK's 10 billi

Michael Rundle

How Feasible Is The £100m Private Trip To The Moon? | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Tech

Recently HuffPost - and most of the world's media - reported that Excalibur Almaz (EA), a company based on the Isle of Man, will attempt to send touri...

Rio+20: Game Over for Our Planet?

Kit Vaughan | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech
Kit Vaughan

Journalists keep asking what the story is. There is a story but it's a very dark one and in our hearts everybody is looking for a ray of sunshine from Rio+20. But there are worrying signs of the very real and severe failure of the negotiations.

Is Email Dead?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Is email doomed? If Atos, an international IT services company, has its way, it will be - by 2014, anyway. Atos is convinced that while email's ...

Michael Rundle

Why Doesn't The UK Have LTE? 'It's All About The Money' | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Tech

The odd thing about next-gen mobile internet in the UK - aka 4G, LTE, or the Magic Broadband Unicorn In The Sky - is that everyone wants it, but nobod...

Samsung Patents Humanoid Robot (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech

So you've bought a robot dog, but you don't have time to walk it? Then you need a robot human. Samsung have patented what appears to be an advanced...

The Power of Curiosity

Kate Lemon | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech
Kate Lemon

Britain has won 76 Nobel Prizes for science and technology: more than anywhere else in Europe. Yet the RSA report has revealed that Britons are now more interested in experiences than they are in the pursuit of knowledge. Our hunger for knowledge becomes shallow rather than deep and impactful.

How Journalists Can Harness the Power of Digital Narratives

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Dimple Vijaykumar

Here's the deal. These days, when a news firm puts out a recruitment ad for a reporter, they are not just asking for a writer. They most likely also want a blogger and a tweeter, who may even code and design, all rolled into one package deal.

Microsoft Announces New Mobile OS, But Not For Current Users

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft has announced the new features of its upcoming Windows 8 smartphone operating system, including a more customisable home screen. Windows ...

Stylus is Tip of the Iceberg

Trevor Davies | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech
Trevor Davies

Unlike Steve Jobs, Microsoft aren't shy about letting people use a stylus on their new Surface tablet, or a keyboard for that matter. But Jobs missed out on his own multi-billion pound industry which gets its own trade show in London this summer.

We're Drowning, Right?... Accountability Journalism in the Digital Age

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Many felt the financial crisis of 2008 would bring a final death to mainstream news enterprises in developed media markets. They feared this would leave citizens in the hands of "pajama"-clad bloggers. "The Internet" was a threat to accountability journalism and its outcomes, which so many of us valued as integral to democracy. Except the story didn't play out that way.

Michael Rundle

REVIEW: Nike+ Fuel Band | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech

Attempting to drum along to the entirety of the classic cult party-rock album 'I Get Wet' by Andrew WK takes 43% more effort than the equivalent drum-...

Want A Space Suit? That'll Be $10k

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech

With more opportunities to go into space coming along every day, it might just be time to invest in your own space suit. Luckily for you, one compa...

Starting a Dotcom Dream - Part Two

Anna Bance | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Tech
Anna Bance

If I've learnt one thing building Girl Meets Dress, it's that the team is everything. Of course not everyone has a Co-Founder, but in the early days before and during your first hires, it helps enormously if most of the skills needed are split between the founders. For us it was Finance / Tech / Operations v PR / Customer / Product / Design.

How to Create a Data-Driven Workforce

Raconteur Media | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

Handling big data may be a daunting prospect, but Kate Bassett has some useful tips for getting the most out of astronomical amounts of information.

Einstein Was Not Wrong, But Was He Right?

Anais Rassat | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

The best is still to come, because while scientists can predict the arrival of a scientific revolution, they never can predict the advances that will arise from this change of worldview.

Techonology Can Improve Youth Unemployment

Annika Small | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Annika Small

There's no doubt that policy makers, youth workers, and other professionals in this space have worked tirelessly to offer solutions to youth unemployment. However, in reviewing the outcomes of these efforts, from the Work Programme to apprenticeships, it's clear that these initiatives are not going far enough to change the fortunes of Britain's younger generation.