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The Breakdown Of Gen-Y

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Farrington-Smith

Hike up the contrast; toothbrush the dark areas; make it bright, brighter, brighter still until you have to turn down the brightness on your phone display because it hurts your eyes to look at. You've got to blind your followers with your ultra-luxe life. Make them swoon. Make them envy you. A whole 623 people are counting on you to do this. Don't stop now.

How Well Do You Want The Government To Know You?

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

It is easy to see the benefits of biometrics as a supplement, and perhaps even a replacement, to traditional identification measures. Biometric factors of identity cannot be lost or forgotten, they are things that everyone carries around with them at all times

You May See This Message About Uber's Sexual Harassment Claims If You Delete Your Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber is telling some users who are deleting their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment. ...

Diversity: More Than Just A Buzzword

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Diversity is the buzzword in everything from workshops to expos and conferences and everything in-between, but what about in the workplace? It's all too easy to get execs to give talks and bold statements or host glitzy awards about the importance of diversity and yet it's still so difficult to find actual examples of growth and success.

Cheer Up - Innovation Is Coming To The Rescue

Paul Sloane | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Sloane

It is not so much the big innovations that improve life as the countless incremental improvements in quality and usability of products and services. The motor car has continually become safer, more connected and more fuel efficient over the years. We currently have significant problems with pollution, traffic accidents and congestion.

Where Will The Future Of Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

Vince Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Lynch

Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?

It Seems Our Trust In Technology Is Waning

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

Truth and trust appear to be the same sides of a coin. Technology has not created the fake news problem, nor is it responsible for the erosion of trust in our institutions. I remain optimistic about technology being part of a solution to provide checks and balances on the humans' intent on exploiting its strengths to weaken society.

The Role Of Data In The Post-Truth Era

Michael Upchurch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Michael Upchurch

What does the word 'manipulation' mean to you? Perhaps your instant reaction is that 'manipulation' has negative connotations; i.e. something is being done to gain an outcome that is only in the interest of the person doing the manipulating. Is this fair?

Intimate Photos Of Gay Men Explore Online 'Safe Spaces' For Young LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Please note: This article includes images containing nudity. A photographer has taken a series of candid images of gay men to explore how the online w...

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.