UK Tech.

Vigilante Paedophile Hunters Are Not The Answer - Instead We Need More Properly Trained Digital Detectives

Jim Gamble | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Jim Gamble

We sometimes see the very best of people in the worst of times and communities across the UK are filled with good, in fact great, decent people. People who care enough to make a difference. Now is the time to call up that citizen's army; vet, train and equip them to support the police. It is time to turn the tables. If every force recruited only 25 volunteers we could launch a credible counter offensive with over a 1,000 Special Constables operating undercover as digital detectives.  Such reinforcements would have the potential to make a real impact by delivering a real deterrent.

Witness An Orchestral Performance Conducted Completely By A Robot

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech

If robots are planning to take over the world, we’re certainly making it pretty easy for them, after a humanoid robot was invited to replace the con...

A Decade In The Life: Apple Celebrates The iPhone's 10th Year With Three New Handsets

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

As 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone, we were always bound to see something radical at this week's iPhone launch. And Apple certainly hasn't let us down, as three new phones have been unveiled - the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X - alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple TV 4K.

7 Incredible Discoveries Made By NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech

After almost twenty years in space, Cassini’s adventure will be coming to an end today as it finally runs out of fuel and intentionally plunges into...

This Amazing Gadget Gives You A Cold Side Of The Pillow, All Night

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Tech

The cold side of the pillow is one of life’s little luxuries, but disappointingly it is one that only lasts for a fleeting few seconds before your f...

This Bizarre Exoplanet Actually Sounds Like Hell

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Tech

The conditions on our home planet don’t always seem that favourable, but now astronomers have learned more about an inhabitable exoplanet that quite...

What Social Media Tells Us About Young People's Attitudes To Politics

Josh Smith | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Josh Smith

Young people value politics - 73% of those surveyed felt that it was important to be engaged in traditional Westminster politics - but only 37% felt that modern political discussion reflected the issues they felt were important. This disillusionment was reflected in their voting turnout in elections (56%) and party membership (7%).

Why Failure Can Be The Path To Success

Simon Webster | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Webster

September marks the date that the aptly named Museum of Failure closes. It displayed more than 70 products and services from around the world. They included those from well-known brands such as a Harley-Davidson perfume, Bic for Her, the Apple Newton, Google Glass, and Kodak Digital Cameras.

The Skill I Learned From Video Games That's Helping Me Most As A Parent

Quora | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents

Parenting is the ultimate grind, at maximum scale. The hundreds (thousands?) of sleepless nights, the tantrums on the floor at the mall because the pizza came with some dreaded flecks of seasoning on it, the endless fights over getting shoes on and getting out the door in the morning, the whining.

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech

The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has some serious competition as it may have successfully created its...

Before It Crashes, Cassini Gave Us This Stunning View Of Saturn's Rings Up Close

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

In its final three days of existence, the Cassini space probe is ensuring that NASA is really going to miss it by delivering a series of stunning phot...

Blonde Silicon Valley CEO Dyes Hair To Be 'Taken Seriously', Women In Tech Say She's 'Not Alone'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Silicon Valley CEO has revealed she dyed her blonde hair, wore loose-fitting clothes and switched her contact lenses for glasses in order to be “t...

When The World Is Not Enough: How To Find Another Planet To Live On

The Conversation | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation

The seafaring explorers of the 16th century famously found many new homes for humanity in faraway, unknown corners of the world. While it may seem that such colonisation has since ground to a halt, some have argued it is only a matter of time before humans start moving to "exoplanets" in foreign star systems. But how close are we to such an expansion?

A Beginner's Guide To Using My Get Me There: Manchester's Hilarious Attempt At Reinventing London's Oyster Card

Sushil Nash | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
Sushil Nash

Intrigued by the announcement and excited to trial some fresh new tech, I thought I'd take a 'quick' look into how the new scheme works and how it stacks up against the MEN's claims. And so, blissfully unaware of the rabbit hole I was about to dive into, I clicked through to TfGM's FAQs page. Or, as I like to call it, Pandora's Box of What The Actual Fuck?

NASA Reveals How Hurricane Irma Completely Transformed These Caribbean Islands

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

Hurricane Irma has been making headlines as the storm moved north from the Caribbean towards mainland USA last week, leaving behind a trail of destruc...

The Time Of Day Actually Makes A Difference To How We Get Sick

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever felt like your body is more likely to succumb to infection in the evening, then you’ve got your internal biological clock to thank....

Offshore Wind Energy Just Reached An Incredible Milestone In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech

The cost of subsidising offshore wind farms has fallen by more than 50% and has now tumbled lower than the price nuclear reactors are charging the UK ...

Apple's Biggest Leak This Year Has Revealed The iPhone X And A New Watch That Can Make Calls

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

Less than 48 hours before Apple are set to officially launch the ‘iPhone 8’ in California, a major internal leak has seen long-standing rumours, a...

How Moving From Passports To Digital ID Could Unlock Plenty Of Benefits For Britain

James Kirkup | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
James Kirkup

Making greater use of digital ID verification, we think, could unlock lots of benefits for Britain... let's be clear, paper and plastic aren't just old-fashioned, they're unfair too. That's because they're pretty expensive.

How Tech Can Secure The NHS' Place In Our Society And Bring Services Into The Digital Age

Jeremy Hunt | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics
Jeremy Hunt

It's now a little over a decade since Steve Jobs stepped confidently onto a stage in California and projected the world into the smartphone era. Ever since, there's been no shortage of debate about the implications of our ever more connected, always-on digital lifestyles. Technology now governs every aspect of our lives: how we shop, how we work, how we play, even how we vote, have all been transformed by the march of digital. It's brought risk, as well as benefits, not least in its impact on our mental health. But what can't be disputed is its overwhelming power to disrupt traditional ways of working and create new possibilities for consumers.

Why Ghosting Someone Is The Worst Thing Ever

Brittany Dawson | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brittany Dawson

We've all been there, you think the date you had last Tuesday went great, you've been texting non-stop and have agreed to meet again. Then all of a sudden, that person is gone. Drifted into the wind like a Greggs plastic bag.

Can Smart Home Speakers Like Amazon's Echo And Apple's HomePod Prove Their Value?

Jason Mander | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Among these current users, there are some predictable demographic trends: 16-24s, men and the upper income groups lead for all of them except smart health devices (where women and 25-34s take the lead). So, to date, the main audience for smart home products has been relatively affluent young men, a group who are often prominent among tech early adopters.

The Power Of Technology In Preparing For Brexit Uncertainty

Milko Van Duijl | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech
Milko Van Duijl

The UK workforce is witnessing first-hand how quickly the political landscape can impact a business from one day to the next. The social and political events of the past 12 months have been turbulent to say the least

The Biggest Solar Flare In A Decade Hit Earth And This Could Just Be The Start

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech

Just in case this month hasn’t seen mother nature causing enough destruction here on Earth, our solar system has decided to join in the assault as w...

If You Suffer From Deadly Allergies This Tiny Keychain Detector Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech

For people who suffer with life-threatening food allergies, eating any meal not prepared by your own hands is a real exercise in trust. But now resear...