UK Tech.

At 75 I Love My Computer! Don't You?

Diana Moran | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

I consider myself fortunate to be "tech savvy" and realise my life is richer from my being so, and I am hopeful this will become the norm for the majority of older folk in future generations. If you are still resisting...don't. I'll guarantee your life will be enriched if you take up the challenge.... to conquer the computer!

Instagram Has Made Calvin Klein Cool Again

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Drysdale

Here I am, trying to purchase an athletic looking CK bra, like the ones all the rage in the 90s. This is day three of my hunt, the shop was sold out and so far I am having little luck online. I will not admit defeat though as Calvin Klein Underwear is currently 'cooler than cool'.

How Etailers Can at Long Last Capture the Passing Online Customer

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Only about 25 per cent of online consumers impulse buy - a lot less than when they are in store. It's clear that online stores are currently missing a significant revenue opportunity. Rather than trying to define future purchases based on previous consumer behaviour, ambient ecommerce focuses on the 'here and now'.

Smart Towns, Dumb Cities

David Akka | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

There's a revolution occurring in how our urban spaces are managed, but success is less likely to come from grandiose projects and more likely to derive from a series of small improvements... Smart cities are still attainable, but we're learning from experience that the big bang approach isn't always best.

The Countries Terrorizing The Cyber World: Where Do Most DDoS Attacks Come From?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Connecting a computer to the internet without a virus protection program is as reckless as leaving your property in the street. It's an open invitation to hackers... they wrangle these herds of infected computers into massive botnets that can bring down whole websites and web-accessed systems at the touch of a button.

Don't Fear Facebook's Mood Manipulation Study

Chris Harris | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

Was the study really as sinister as many are making out? I think not... Facebook and other big sites conduct experiments on their users every day, using data to improve their product as well as the user experience... In reality, the #FacebookExperiment is little more than website optimisation.

Where Is Social Media Marketing Heading?

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

People tend to ignore marketers' messages on social media, mainly due to frustration over quantity and sometimes irrelevancy of adverts... The best quality content is not necessarily expensive to create; but definitely appealing to people. In different words, brands need to act more like human.

What It Feels Like to Be the Target of Anonymous Trolls

Grant Feller | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

My family, it appears, are a 'bunch of ugly, sad losers'. My wife is so 'desperate' to leave me that she will '**** the next man she has a drink with'. My beautiful children are, variously, 'pathetic... spoilt... probably adopted' because I am 'unable to get it up... a waste of space... a miserable, untalented tosser'. Worst of all though, my kitchen is 'hideous'. So this is what being trolled feels like... The other week I wrote what I felt was a thought-provoking, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, confessional about my enforced 12-month sabbatical as a stay-at-home dad trying to set up a new business after sudden redundancy.

The Always-On Generation Isn't So Bad

Lucy Cooper | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Lucy Cooper

Connectedness, as the merging and integration of technology, people, global communities, is 'the real world' today... what young generation hasn't had their own paradigm shift to content with over the years - the sexual revolution, post-war modernism, woman's rights, gay rights, the structure of the workplace, informality, the changing structure of the family unit...

Back to (Feeling Excited About) the Future

Duncan Higgins | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

So how can we, knowing the great leaps that technology has recently made, go back to feeling excited about the future? And is there a way to predict what will happen, without turning to the (probably) unrealisable dream of flying skateboards?

How Thick Would A Piece Of Paper Folded 103 Times Be?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Tech

Mind. Blown. ...

Let's Talk Optical Phenomena - From Rainbows to Sun Dogs

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Have you ever looked up in the sky and wondered "What on earth is that?" I can still remember the first time I saw a little rainbow in the sky not far from the sun... what was I looking at? It's time to say Halo to optical phenomena...

London Girl Geek Dinners Turns 9 - What Has Changed?

Judith Lewis | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

As I sat next to my husband of 17 years moaning to me that David Cameron had only appointed the three women he had because they were women, not because they were competent, it made me want to thrust their CVs in his face and maybe down his throat.

'Generation Create': Their Rise & What They Can Teach Us

Simon Pont | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Pont

It's not an over-claim. We're all living through a revolution. The Digital Revolution. But let's not too quickly jump to thoughts of tech. Any new technology is there to make new things possible. Invention is the trigger for what follows.

Do You Know Your Jigger From Your Muddler?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Are you master of the Margarita, boss of the Bellini or ruler of the Rob Roy? You could be exactly what Jamie Oliver's Drinks Tube are looking for with their brand new competition - Jamie Oliver's Search for a Cocktail Star with Bacardi... It's open to professionals and amateurs alike, whether you shake it up for family and friends only or if you're in a top hotel bar.

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

Never Before Will Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been So Well Equipped to Prevent Child Abuse

Mike Penning | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

There are very few crimes which provoke such powerful emotions as child sexual abuse. The predatory paedophiles who commit these vile and abhorrent offences destroy the lives of their vulnerable victims for their own depraved gratification. It is a stain on civilised society, and one this government is absolutely determined to remove.

Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Companies House just announced that it's making all of its documents available for free in 2015... it shows once again that the UK is a pioneer in data transparency... Companies House itself says, this move "will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ways of using the information."

Who Said There Are So Few Women in Science?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Working at the Mary Rose, it seems hard to believe people who say that there aren't enough women in science. We have a healthy number of female scientists here at the museum specialising in all sorts of fields. Conservation, archaeology and teaching are the most popular however; physics still seems to be a subject left to the boys.

Embryonic Knowledge

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The Embryo Project, directed by Jane Maienschein and Manfred Laubichler, brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines who look at the history, science and various issues surrounding the growing fields of embryology, development and reproductive medicine.

Save Your Ad for a Rainy Day

Tej Rekhi | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

Ad serving based on the weather conditions is nothing new, however it is about to become much more prevalent due to technological advancements... In the future, ad exchanges will enable advertisers to place different versions of an ad based on the weather.

Please Don't Send Me a Photo of Your John-Thomas

Melissa Davis | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Sexuality is complicated and we all have our secrets and desires, most of which are vastly different from those of the next person. But what it is about sending unsolicited images like this via social media that makes us think this is a 'safe' thing to do?

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

Bringing It Home: The UK is Ready for Robotics

Huw Davies | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

"How many robots do you encounter during your day?" The answer, I expect, is none... the great news is that we have some fantastic UK entrepreneurs ready, and inspired by the mission, to lead the RAS charge from Europe.

The Great British Take-Off: Brits in Space

Libby Plummer | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Libby Plummer

Next year Tim Peake, a former Major in the British Army Air Corps, will be Britain's first official astronaut to make it into space... Peake will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) where he'll spend six months carrying out experiments on the ESA's Columbus laboratory module.