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The Apple Queue Is Dead. Long Live the Apple Queue!

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Is it just me, or do you think it's quite odd that, in a few hours, the Apple Watch will be officially within reach those of us who aren't Beyonce, Katy Perry or Pharrell Williams, and yet there aren't 100 people sleeping rough outside the Apple Stores, waiting in bleary-eyed anticipation?

Audio Changes Face...Again!

Antony Michaelson | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Antony Michaelson

For an industry that many suggested was a relic of the past, it would seem that the interest in listening to music has never been higher, and that far from being moribund, the world of recorded music is currently changing very quickly and for the first time in forty years audio quality is on the agenda once again.

The (Electric) Revolution is Being Televised

Ken M Allen | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ken M Allen

Most major vehicle manufacturers are exploring electric or hybrid options, at least as part of their product range, and a number of high profile companies such as Tesla Ventures are making a wholehearted effort to mount an electric challenge to petrol and diesel.

Help Your Child Fill the Techcrunch of Job Shortages

Adam Lipecz | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Parents
Adam Lipecz

The government now wants the nation's kids to not only consume technology but to build it. With it being projected that the country is to have a shortage of 249,000 workers for technologically skilled jobs by 2020*, there's a reason the government has made some significant changes.

Why Facebook Friends Matter

Juliet Simmons | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech
Juliet Simmons

If Facebook really is just about superficial friendships and the right now then why do I care much about the people out there and what they think about what I have to say? The truth is that I've found that Facebook has been a magical way of connecting me with people from different parts of my life.

Why You Shouldn't Post Photos of Women's Bottoms on Social Media

Melissa Davis | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

Buble has an Instagram account to which he regularly posts photos of himself and his very aesthetically pleasing family, as well as various tropical locations, music related images, him in a flash car and... well... kittens. So far very innocuous...until now.

This Drone Save is The Most Epic Catch In The History Of Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

Cast your mind back to last year when this chap pulled off one of the most epic drone saves ever. Well, impressive as it was, he's been thoroughly ...

Europe Should Not Fear Uber

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

Europe is already missing the online boat: a streaming music provider like Spotify had trouble rolling out its service in Europe, and its competitor Pandora is not active on the European market at all, because of royalty issues... It is time that Europe opens its borders to innovation. There is no way back, the only way is app.

A New Chapter in Science

Dr Timo Hannay | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Timo Hannay

With the advent of collaborative online databases, it is now perfectly feasible for a useful contribution to the scientific corpus to be comprised of literally one 'bit' of information. And, given the exponential arc of technological progress, within a decade or two the maximum size of a new scientific contribution may well exceed the sum total of all the scientific data that exist today.

That Insane Japanese Train Just The World Speed Record AGAIN

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech

Japan's brilliant Maglev train has beaten its own world speed record in less than a week. The utterly insane feat saw it hit 603km/h (374mph) in a...

From Broad Street to Broadband - What Can London Learn From the Infrastructure Pioneers of the Past?

Kat Hanna | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech
Kat Hanna

London was ranked sixth from bottom in a recent survey of broadband provision in European major cities. A recent survey of Tech London Advocates revealed that almost half think broadband provisioning in London is damaging the city's reputation as a centre of digital excellence.

Vloggers the Accessible Celebrity

Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

The success and failings of these campaigns have taught us so much about the way the "contentscape" is forming, in particular the importance of considering three key factors when wanting to partner and develop meaningful campaigns with these stars of YouTube.

Five Tips for Future Female Tech Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

I often wonder why I don't come across more female entrepreneurs in the technology industry; while the general gender bias in the IT industry still exists, it's getting more attention and scrutiny now - but the female entrepreneurs are still few and far between.

And the Oscar Goes to ... London. Visual Effects, High Tech and the Future of Cinema

Jaap Zuiderveld | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jaap Zuiderveld

Generous tax breaks make the UK a cost-effective option for filmmakers. But it's the unarguable talent - and their embrace of technology - that has made London a sure-fire guarantee of quality.

Why It Pays to Invest in Research

Paul Breckell | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Breckell

I've got some good news that I really want to share with you today - the first drugs to treat hearing conditions are expected within five years according to the report published by Action on Hearing Loss. This is a big deal.

Manifesto Watch - What's in It for the UK IT Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Each party has this week outlined some key policies in the interest of the UK digital economy and IT professionals across the country. Each has their individual strengths and flaws, but overall it is pleasing to see the issue being addressed and not completely ignored.

Giving Voice to Tokyo's Street Furniture

Ben Barker | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

From Saturday using text messaging on their mobile phones Tokyoites will be able to talk to the famous outdoor vending machines, street mirrors and any other city object with a serial code. As the objects wake up, they will learn from Tokyo's inhabitants and share back the stories they hear.

'Mortal Kombat's Bloody Legacy

Matthew Highton | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Highton

Mortal Kombat's history is paved with controversy that has seen various incarnations banned, been the centre of mass media hysterias and even found itself as part of US congress hearings. It's fair to say that Mortal Kombat has had more than it's fair share of detractors, yet, here it is, still as strong and gory as when it began.

What Will the World Look Like in 2045?

David Emm | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Robots already exist; indeed, they are playing an increasing role in society. It's likely that in 30 years there will be billions upon billions of robots, particularly for manual labour, but also for use in environments in which it would be dangerous for humans to operate safely.

Put the Mobile Away!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We have so many ways to communicate with each other it's become impossible to switch off. Last night I had dinner with a friend and was saddened to see half the family on the table next to us interacting only with their mobile phones, rather than to each other.

General Election: What Have the Manifestos Ever Done for UK Tech?

Luc Delany | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

In case you hadn't heard, there are less than three weeks to go until the closest run UK General Election in living memory and the best computational algorithms can't predict the makeup of the next government. The parties have all now launched their manifestos, but which party promises the most for the UK's tech industry?

Activision Announces the Return of 'Guitar Hero' This Autumn

Jean-Samuel Kriegk | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jean-Samuel Kriegk

The innovations are in fact numerous, to the point that one can speak one a true reinvention of the original game for this new opus called Guitar Hero Live.

Don't Get Dazzled by the Shiny New Threat

Graham Welch | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The reality is that while new threats and headlines catch our attention and dazzle us all - the majority of cyberattacks taking place today around the world are using tried and test techniques which exploit often well-known risks and vulnerabilities.

Why Email's Days Are Numbered

Jaan Tallinn | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jaan Tallinn

The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.

3D Printing: the Next Major IP Battleground?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

3D printers allow the owner to print a copy of any object they see fit. If they print an object that is entirely of their own creation there's no issue. However, there are - of course - objects that are subject to copyright and design right, and this is where issues arise.