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Aggressively Human: The Future Of Online Marketplaces?

Ruth Shave | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ruth Shave

As the power and influence of sharing economy organisations grows we need to create a system that works for workers and wider citizens, that reflect the changes caused by so called sharing economy businesses. The RSA for example is using a 'collaborative and consultative approach' to develop thinking in this area.

We've Had The Rise Of Digital Politics - Now It's Time For The Rise Of Digital Democracy

Carl Miller | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Carl Miller

The digital world has become a key battleground during every political campaign; central to each Party's strategy in how to raise volunteers, win votes, frame issues, and get money. That same culture of innovation, the daring and restless experimentation that have happened in the technologies that power digital campaigning, and in the campaigns that use them, also need to be applied to the basic democratic system itself. Now is the time to seriously contemplate using technology to transform democracy.

The Government's Digital Economy Bill Merely Tinkers Around The Edges And Ducks The Challenges Presented By The Digital Revolution

Louise Haigh | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Haigh

Labour believes that this should have been a Digital Future Bill looking at how we support the digital economy so that it works for everyone: thinking about skills and education, Digital inclusion, workers' protections in the gig economy, the ethics of Big Data and data sharing, digital infrastructure, taxation, digital public services, financing for start-ups particularly outside London, WiFi in public spaces, the progress of open data policy making and post-Brexit the ability of companies to recruit specialists. On those challenges and opportunities the Government is silent.

I Like My TVs With A Big Back

Richard Davis | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Davis

But now we have flat screens, curved screens, LED screens, OLED screens, plasma screens, HD ready, Full HD, 4k and the list goes on. The point isn't that we have so much choice, or that technology is reaching further and further each day. It's more about when will it ever be enough?

Whoa There Boss, This Tech Isn't Ready To Release

Ru Barksfield | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ru Barksfield

This newer immovable deadline trend that we have created as a tech culture is starting to catch us up and create issues far worse than a disgruntled, boss, chairman, investor and cost millions if not billions to fix.

Virtual Reality Vs Augmented Reality In Healthcare

Jean Nehme | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jean Nehme

In my opinion virtual reality looks like a neat planning tool whilst augmented reality can potentially be used in the OR. AR has potential to support surgical workflow, patient safety and help create better patient outcomes

Do Fitness Apps Really Work?

Betsey Banker | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Betsey Banker

The University of Pittsburgh recently carried out a study which found that volunteers wearing fitness trackers lost, on average about 8lbs (3.6kg) as opposed to those who didn't use devices who lost about 13lbs (5.9kg)

Predictive Intelligence: A Technological Marriage Of Convenience And Consumer Satisfaction?

Guillaume Roques | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Guillaume Roques

In both Dash services, these smart appliances are talking to the network about their needs. Amazon is gathering this data, which is essentially about our behaviour, and analysing it - using technologies like predictive intelligence - to deliver a better shopping experience.

Why The Apple Watch Isn't Just A Smartwatch, It's A Stress-Reliever

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

It makes me less stressed. It's one of the few pieces of wearable technology that I've tried in my career that actively, and successfully helps me get through a bad day... The Apple Watch's Breath app isn't going to cure depression, nor is it claiming to solve every social problem you have. What it does do though is give you a place to start.

Online Gaming: Balancing Speed And Security

David Emm | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

With decision-making clearly faltering due to this growing 'obsession', now is the time to outline these threats and consider a safer way of online gaming. We would recommend the following to avoid opening yourself up to security attacks while in 'gaming mode'

Will Snap(chat) Be For Cameras What Google Is For Search, And Facebook Is For Communications?

Jason Mander | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

So, with 2015 and 2016 having both been incorrectly touted as the year of the Wearable Revolution by some commentators, is it now safe to place your bets on 2017 being the one when Snap will finally manage to stimulate widespread acceptance and usage for this tech?

What Is A Bot?

Fergus Weldon | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Fergus Weldon

Ask anyone in the tech industry what the next big thing is and they are very likely to say bots, artificial intelligence or machine learning. Recent advancements in innovation across multiple industries and disciplines have created mass interest, and major investment, in bots - but what exactly are they and what is their full potential?

Can Technology Be Sublime?

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

There's a funny thing going on, here. The more mysterious and abstract computing becomes, the more we revere it and, not coincidentally, the more power it has. And the more power it has, the more power we afford to the people who take on the role as its gatekeepers.

Poland Has An Amazing Solar Powered Cycle Path That Glows In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Tech

This is cycling of the future - and you saw it first in Poland. The nifty bike lane lights up at night and it’s being tested in Lidzbark Warminski, ...

Inside Britain's Largest Breast Cancer Tissue Bank

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Tech

“I was petrified at the time of my surgery and the immediate priority was to get my cancer out of my body,” Sue Stannard tells The Huffington Post...

Fighting Demons: Mental Health And Video Games

Ollie Ship | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ollie Ship

I like to endorse a less conventional method, one that deserves greater attention all together. Video games. As the audience gasps at the medium supposedly causing millennial violence and promoting poor health - hear me out. I genuinely believe the entertainment supposedly damaging our minds is a vessel for clearing them.

Don't Blame Technology For Your Lack Of Motivation Or Willpower

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Tech
Brogan Driscoll

Humans like quick fix, something that will rid us of undesirable elements without much effort. You can hardly blame anyone for buying into the idea of losing weight for the price of a £90 fitness tracker or quit smoking for a £30 e-cigarette. Sorry to break it you, but the problem isn't the technology but lack of motivation and willpower. If you want to see results or improve your lifestyle, no gadget alone is going to do that for you.

Don't Panic, But NASA Has Detected High-Speed Flaming 'Cannonballs' Hurtling Through Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech

The NASA Hubble telescope has detected shooting ‘cannonballs’ twice as big as the planet Mars hurtling through space. The superhot blots of gas, o...

A Supermassive Black Hole Has Broken Free And Is Now Destroying Everything

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech

You might think you have troublesome neighbours, but spare a thought for one galaxy where the disruption nearby was so catastrophic it caused its blac...

How Tech Can Help Us Tackle Food Waste

Leo Simonsmith | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech
Leo Simonsmith

The phrase 'food waste' conjures images of supermarket wheelie bins, brimming with delicious and perfectly edible food. Campaigners' torch lights have increasingly focused on supermarkets' wastefulness, and so we'd imagine that supermarkets are the biggest contributors to the estimated 10million tons of food wasted every year in the UK.

Is The Increasing Emphasis On Technology Within Schools Upsetting Pupil's Skill-Sets?

Joe Thomas | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Tech
Joe Thomas

Whilst technology does help create a uniform experience for students, it will never be able to match the unique human interaction that teachers provide. Diverse in background as much as they are in operating style, the most successful teachers are those who best identify the optimal conditions to promote the student-teacher relationship.

New Species Of Mega Shark Unearthed In Coastal Waters

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Tech

If you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you might want to reconsider. Remains of a new species of mega shark, related to the 60 foot Mega...

Security Experts Fear Massive Wave Of Cyberattacks As Hacking Code Is Leaked

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

Security experts fear copycat web attacks on a huge scale after malicious code was made public over the weekend. The code, known as ‘Mirai’ source...

Hottest Jobs Of The Future In Design And Engineering

Pete Baxter | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech
Pete Baxter

Machines are going to complement what we do and will liberate workers from repetitive or dangerous tasks. Of course it's true that some jobs are going to go away, but others will be created too. New jobs -- and entire new job categories --are going to emerge in the wake of this technological upheaval

The Selfie Phenomenon

Louise Dear | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Dear

I'm of an age when certain women shy away from the camera. I must admit that for several years now I've been slightly taken aback when presented with a photograph of myself. My best friends daughter was married last year and my bestie was shocked when she saw the photographs.