UK Tech.

Apple, U2 and the Importance of Letting Us Choose Which Music to Subjectively Despise

Michael Rundle | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

Music is subjective. It is deeply personal. And this is why the Apple-U2 debacle is so weird. Because it feels like Apple forgot how important this stuff actually is.

Facebook Censors Women's Voices

Mia Hansson | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mia Hansson

Are we not to think that breasts are natural and beautiful even when they are not being used by others? Are pictures of two-millimetre breasts "malicious" and "unsafe", as the automatised messages say? Or is it simply that reality is judged as unsafe by people habituated to porn?

Turning Off Tinder

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

During my 'Year of Tinder', as I affectionately call it, I've made 173 matches. I've had conversations with 31 of those matches (I count these as lasting for more than one day) and I've met eight in real life. I seriously dated two of those real-lifers and fell in love with one. I couldn't tell you if this is all normal amount or not.

I Stopped Using My iPhone as an Alarm Clock, What Happened Next Blew My Mind*

Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mann

*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.

Sweet Indian Summer

Sian Lloyd | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sian Lloyd

As our days grow a little too short a little too quickly, a fair few of us turn our thoughts towards one last burst of sunshine before the winter months set in. And with temperatures set to rise this week, I can't go anywhere at the moment without being quizzed about an Indian Summer.

The Travel Tech Revolution

Andy Washington | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Washington

The pace of technological change and its impact on the travel industry is incredible; travel has never been so easy, accessible, fast or enjoyable. Innovation in the travel industry has always been closely tied with advancements in platform technology and adoption.

Building an IT-Savvy Workforce

Jane Richardson | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Richardson

An in-depth look at the state of the UK job market reveals a very troubling reality: the skills young people are learning in schools simply do not correspond with the needs of modern businesses. According to a recent Skills Crunch report, two-thirds of companies fear a lack of skilled workers will put the brakes on Britain's current economic recovery.

Apple: The Day Cool Left the Building

Martin McNulty | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Tech
Martin McNulty

The sex appeal that Apple once had is long gone and so too has the eye for truly radical products. What we're left with is a bunch of corporate nerdsters in stonewashed denim looking about as cool as Bill Gates.

Google, Drone Delivery and Life in the Times of Exotic Robotics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Google initially wanted to develop drones that can be used after disasters--earthquakes, floods or extreme weather events--to deliver life-saving items like medicines to affected people in geographies where usual means of transportation cannot reach.

What Happened When I Did A Social Media Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems rather fitting that on the eve of my social media detox, I ran out of data allowance on my iPhone... Part of me blames the #ALSIceBucket ...

Seven Levels of Facebook

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jacqueline Ward

During lunch with my daughter the other day I found myself discussing Facebook. Again. It seems that everywhere people are checking their status or talking about social networking in general and Facebook in particular.

What Social Media Does To Your Brain (Warning: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the only danger of social media was stalking your ex or obsessing over a colleagues' covetable wardrobe, think again. It turns out that...

10 Reasons for Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Johnny Rich | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Johnny Rich

Last week, I was nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I declined the invitation. I came up with 10 reasons why someone might say no. Let's start with three bad ones.

Google Glass Can NowTell You How Frazzled You Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass can now tell you when you need to take a deep breath and chill the hell out. Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed BioGla...

Secrets of Presenting the Weather

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty McCabe

To be honest, I don't really mind being called a brolly dolly or a weather girl, quite frankly it's nice to be thought of as a girl given that I'm a married mum of two closer in age to 40 than 30. But there is more to the job of weather presenting than meets the eye, so here's my insider's guide.

How Small Businesses Can Go Head-to-Head With the Big Players

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Shivvy Jervis

What's keeping small business owners up at night in this digitally driven marketplace? Given small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment worldwide, I wanted to explore this area with the Digital Futures series. Hit play and tell me what you think?

To Be or Not to Be Private: That Is the Question

Miriam Brown | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Miriam Brown

In the Oxford English Dictionary the word private is defined in several ways: 'kept or removed from public view or knowledge, not within the cognizanc...

There Is Simply No Reason for Anyone to Care About the iPhone 6

Mark Wilson | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

The iPhone used to be exciting and interesting. It used to be aspirational and high-end. Now the world and his dog has an Apple handset and it's turned from something special into a poor substitute for one of the countless alternatives... The iPhone is run of the mill. It is predictable. It's just plain boring.

What Can We Learn From This Week's iCloud Incident?

Gary Newe | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

This week has been a wakeup call to many individuals that hackers target individuals and businesses alike. What we must learn from it is that we are all responsible for our own data and we must all do what we can to secure it.

Smartphone Kills the Radio Star

Juan Lobato | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

Since the arrival of the smartphone, and in reality the arrival of the iPhone, technology has been slowly killing off a number of different connected devices as it consolidates them into one tool. From the humble alarm clock, through to the digital camera, landline, Walkman and satnav, the list goes on as smartphones have made more and more devices redundant.

Until Brands Get Smart, It's Not Time to Ditch Your Stupid Watch

James Connelly | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

A confession - I'm not a smartwatch fan. They're nearly all ugly, crap battery and over-engineered. Also, I like normal watches, with nice dials and nice straps. Smartwatches stink of innovation by public companies to drive sales and share value. I'm perfectly happy having a smartphone and a stupid watch.

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

Micro-Volunteering: How Less Became More for Charities

Sal Lahoud | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK
Sal Lahoud

Between July 29 and August 29, the ALS Association received $100million... more than five times what it received in the whole of 2012... here's a thing: those huge figures were not the result of a well-planned, well-executed and well-targeted campaign. They were the result of millions of people giving up a tiny amount of time, making a small effort and donating a modest sum.

Innovation Comes From Trial and Error, Error, Error....

Brendan Flattery | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

"People are under enormous pressure, I think, to not fail," he says. "Parents don't want to see the pain of failure. The teachers punish you for failing. Your boss punishes you for failing. So people learn throughout their life gradually, to find all sorts of ways to not fail, which frankly is easy to do."

If the Brain Has Changed, Our Game Can't Remain the Same: Five Ways Brands Must Change

Dan Machen | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

Concern over technology affecting our brains persists - and is getting louder and more dystopian... we are connected more, but retaining less - how many phone numbers can you recall now?