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Science Fiction Meets Engineering Experts... And Asks For Their Favourite Fictional Invention

Dr Dame Sue Ion | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Dame Sue Ion

Can you remember the first time you watched Back to the future's DeLorean time machine speed towards its time travel speed of 88 miles per hour? Or did you dream of hearing your canine friend speak after seeing the translation collar in Pixar's Up?

The Education Age

Chas Moloney | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech
Chas Moloney

We hark back to the days of climbing trees and rolling down hills, and rightly so. However, as much as we try to shield our mobile natives - Gen Z and Gen Alpha - from technology, the fact is, they are submerged in it, and contrary to popular belief, it's not all bad.

Fitness Trackers That Count Steps 'Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re trying to improve your fitness counting the steps you do each day using a fitness tracker or health app could seem like a good place to st...

Humanity In The Age Of AI

Reuven Cohen | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

As long as there has been marketing and advertising we have tried to understand what motivates people to do something. What is new is the ability for this to be applied alongside artificial intelligence combined with micro-level demographic targeting. Or in other words, a capacity to target individuals in real-time.

Five Ways Healthcare Organisations Can Get Ahead In The Race To The Medical Internet Of Things (MIoT)

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the last few years. The concept has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception.

How Denmark Is Raising The World's Greenest Generation

Angus Walker | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Walker

By 2025 the Danish capital Copenhagen will be the world's first carbon neutral city, that's the plan anyway. Carbon emissions fell by around 20% in 2015 from the 2005 level. So far so good, but bear in mind this is a city which already has a head start on other major urban centres in Europe.

Dad-Mail

Kate Appleton | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Kate Appleton

So whilst I was away in Argentina for a few months towards the end of last year I was thrilled to learn that he had finally opened an email account - free don't you know? - and decided that our next attempted mode of communication would be as digital pen pals.

What Does Autonomous Mean For People Who Enjoy Driving?

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Accordingly, the concept of driverless vehicles is more complicated for companies that sell cars largely on the basis that people will love the experience of driving them, from BMW and Mercedes to MacLaren.

AI Will Save Us (Or At Least Correct Our Mistakes)

Daniel Kroening | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Kroening

I'm talking about AI that talks not to humans but directly to computer programs, creating software that codes, edits and tests itself. This will ensure better software that is more secure and impervious to attack. AI could well be our savior against bad code.

How VPN Can Get You A Healthy State Of Mind

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
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Sufian Farrukh

From a luxury available to a select few to the basic need of almost everyone, the internet has indeed grown by leaps and bounds. Besides making information widely available, the internet has opened new channels of communications between individuals, separated by thousands of miles.

Destination Digital

Dave Hartshorne | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Hartshorne

This is what is happening with the UK in terms of the digital economy. We know that the future is digital. We know that a company without a website doesn't get found. It effectively becomes a shop without a window front.

'Hidden Figures' Highlights Unsung Female Engineers - But How Many More Are There?

Naomi Climer | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

This Friday (17 February) marks the release of the Oscar nominated 20th Century Fox film Hidden Figures, which resurrects the true story of three truly inspirational women who worked for NASA in the 1960s - and helped blaze a trail for mathematicians and engineers of all races and genders to follow.

Using Your Phone On The Toilet Could Be Making You (And Your Kids) Sick

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re a toilet texter or enjoy playing Candy Crush while spending a penny, you could be putting your health at risk. It’s estimated that aroun...

What Can The Kardashians Teach Businesses About Social Media?

Sam Allcock | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech
Sam Allcock

'Momager' Kris Jenner and her children are believed to be worth an estimated £155.3 million collectively, and how they conduct themselves on social media has played in taking them from reality TV stars to cultural icons.

Why Does Harper, Four, Still Use A Dummy?

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle Kennedy

All of these snap judgements, these microaggressions, can add to the fear that can often surround motherhood. I lost hours of my life second guessing what people were thinking of me, what I was doing, whether I was doing a good job. Really, all that mattered was whether I was putting Fin first, doing the best job I could do, and being me.

My Week Eating Restaurant Meals For £3 A Pop (And How You Can Too)

Oscar Williams | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech
Oscar Williams

January is all about abstinence. Whether you're cutting down on drinking, meals out or nights in front of the TV, it's a time to readjust after weeks of excess. So when I told friends I'd committed to spending the last week of the month gorging on restaurant food, they were a bit confused.

Why Is This Purple Bird All Over Facebook And What Does It Mean?

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

All of a sudden, a flailing, purple bird is everywhere on Facebook. It’s popping up in the comments on statuses, photos and news articles, and seems...

Scientists Have Come Up With A Plan To Manually Refreeze The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

We all know that climate change is causing the Arctic ice caps to melt at record-breaking speeds, but now scientists have come up with an innovative (...

Are Our Face To Face Social Skills Being Crippled By Social Media?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Shahilla Barok

Could the skill of 'real' face to face socialising be fading out? I certainly hope not although it is noted in many research documents that people find it difficult and some do not have the skills to confidently socialise face to face.

Driverless Electric Vehicles Will Deliver Your Shopping And Power Your Home

Stephen Irish | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Irish

So, what is the world's next technology game changer? The answer is autonomous, electric vehicles and a step-change might be just around the corner. This will impact not only passenger transport but also how goods are moved around cities and how a more flexible, connected energy network is achieved.

Mobile Banking Is More Than Just An App

Mark Grainger | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Grainger

How often do you visit your bank branch? I'm going to guess it's a lot less frequently than you used to, say, five years ago. And you wouldn't be alone - figures show that daily visits to branches have fallen by 32% since 2011 and the number of times people visit a branch is set to almost halve by 2020 as more people favour their smartphones to manage their finances.

A Truly Digital Classroom Needs To Address E-Safety Concerns

Patrick Hayes | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

But these massive levels of engagement with digital devices are bringing with them new challenges and concerns. Indeed the same research found that 51% of primary school teachers and 49% of secondary school teachers are seen to require training in e-Safety issues.

The Emperor's New Clothes: How Smart Homes Are Becoming Rather Stupid

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

This may get me thrown out of the fraternity of technologists, but when it comes to bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) into our homes - 'smart' locks, 'smart' bulbs, 'smart' radiators, 'smart' whatever, has anyone actually sat down and asked the vital question - does anyone need this?

Fake News 'Killing People's Minds', Apple's Tim Cook Warns

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Fake news is “killing people’s minds” and a large campaign is needed to combat the problem, Apple boss Tim Cook has said. The chief executive ...

Appy Valentine's Day

Caragh Little | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe, with life being so busy, we have to prearrange it all, even if it means that we all end up celebrating our love in one identikit packaged, shrink-wrapped night. And yet... something about all that prearranged perfection makes me want that Boredom app to vibrate on my wrist or phone.