UK Tech.

Experimenting With Democracy: The Big Democracy Project

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

Are we asking for radical change to the constitution of the UK? No - we're asking for a truer democracy, one where everyone gets and feels involved in the creation of their community. By returning the power to change things to those that need it most, this could well be seen as a great change so the question becomes 'Are we asking for radical change?' Yes - we're asking for a truer democracy.

10 Things To Do On Your Morning Commute

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The morning commute: everybody dreads it. With the average UK employee now spending roughly 53 minutes per day (that's roughly 4 hours 40 minutes ...

Why We Need Less Gimmicks and More Ergonomics in Tech Gear

Collette Walsh | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
Collette Walsh

With over 10 million of the new iPhone 6 phones sold already world wide, that's a lot of fingers and wrists in regular use - let's hope Apple and all the major tech companies heed the need for designs that support our joints.

If You Own A Vauxhall Car, You Need To Read This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

Car company Vauxhall has warned owners of around 3,000 models not to drive the vehicles due to a steering problem. Vauxhall said that around 3,000 ...

Want To Prove You've Got No STDs? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

STDs. Not necessarily the topic for first dates, or second ones for that matter. But it's still a topic that needs to be addressed at some point. T...

TechBikers 2014: Programmers, Trains and Bicycle Chains

Howard Kingston | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech
Howard Kingston

Techbikers is an awesome initiative and I can't wait to take part again next year! And the effort was all the more sweet because we were supporting Room to Read and its amazing quest to promote literacy and gender education across the world.

The Best Twitter Outrage Over The iOS 8.0.1 Bug

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

Apple had a bit of a nightmare on Wednesday night after they were forced to withdraw the latest iOS update after it was found to contain a major bug. ...

This Will Make You Put Your Smartphone Down

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If, like most modern ladies and gentlemen, you are constantly switching from Whatsapp to Facebook, Instagram to Twitter, Angry Birds to Candy Crush, y...

Mobile Technology Overcomes Barriers to Financial Inclusion for Women

Cherie Blair | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Cherie Blair

Research shows that if you empower a woman, you empower a family, a community, and indeed a nation. This is because women invest 90% of what they earn back into their families' health and education, making a lasting difference. Yet while there are so many smart and hard-working women out there, many of them struggle in particular with access to banks and loans. Today, more than 2.5 billion adults in the developing world are considered 'financially excluded'. This means that they do not have access to basic financial services, such as savings, bank accounts, or credit. The majority are women.

Improving Representation of Women in Science and Engineering

Barbara Stocking | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech
Barbara Stocking

I am passionate about equality in the workplace. It is frustrating that many barriers still exist for young women graduating today. It is unfair for the talented women missing out on rewarding careers, and it is detrimental to the UK economy.

The Dot Dot Dot Effect

Sarah Kwong | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

The three little words turned into three little dots. Ellipses, brought to us by iPhones. There was a time when we didn't feel like immediacy was required to live as normal human beings. That time has long gone. We have such a desire to be tuned in at every turn, that just seeing those dots, ergo knowing someone is replying, sends our brains into overdrive.

Best Bites From the Big Feastival

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Another year, another memorable Big Feastival with Alex James and Jamie Oliver celebrating awesome music, delectable food and family fun! There were highlights galore, from Jamie and his Food Tube friends cooking in the AEG kitchen to Fat Boy Slim rocking it on the main stage.

All Hail the Era of 'Digital Medicine'

Peter Hames | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Hames

We live in a world where drugs dominate healthcare. So ingrained are pharmaceuticals into the fabric of our everyday life that it's almost impossible to imagine a world without them.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Andy Lopata | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

It seems that businesses have finally realised that Twitter is not simply a meeting place for people to share experiences of cups of tea and pictures of their favourite pets. Most businesses now have Twitter accounts and a number of senior leaders in the business world also tweet regularly.

Era of Creativity

Dr Thomas Rabe | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Thomas Rabe

We are entering a new era and have a great opportunity to actively shape its course. Even in an age of universal belief in technology, Europe can be confident enough to rely on the power of creativity. Because in the end, the billions of smartphones are just shells that need to be filled with creative content.

My First 24 Hours With the iPhone 6

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

Jonny Ive got it right, the design of the actual hardware is just perfect. The shape. The weight. The curves. All utterly gorgeous. The device really is an absolute pleasure to hold and to use, for better or worse, till death (or dropping accidentally to the ground) do us part.

Participatory Culture - The Next Big Wave of Digitalisation

Alexander Bard | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
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Alexander Bard

The only chance to survive in this new environment is to learn and adapt fast or else become irrelevant and die. And the key to understanding this paradigm shift lies within the fastest growing and most important online community in the world, Burning Man and its many spin-offs.

Embracing Technology at London Fashion Week

Richard Dodgson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Dodgson

Burberry provides yet another example of a designer label maximising the use of technology. The brand was one of the first to utilise Twitter's 'Buy Now' button for their SS15 show where online viewers could purchase nail varnish straight from the catwalk.

Do You Ride With Uber? Labour Has Bad News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour could stop controversial cab-on-demand app Uber from operating in Britain over concerns about its tax arrangements. Shadow transport secreta...

You're Not 'Blessed' You're Privileged, So Shut Up

Alyx Gorman | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alyx Gorman

There's a trend in the #gratitude movement that really, really bothers me. And it's probably all over an Instagram feed near you. It's saying you're #blessed, or its more obnoxious big sister #soblessed.

Weather Lore

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Cows lying down, red skies in the morning and a feeling in your bones. Must be rain on the way. But hang on, what happens if only half the cows in a field are lying down - are they giving a 50 per cent chance of rain? Who taught the cows to predict the weather in the first place? Hmm, is there actually any truth in weather lore?

Where Next for TV? Racing to Content Everywhere

Adam Poulter | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Poulter

In a market where you can watch television wherever you want, content is the real differentiator. People flock to different channels or platforms because they have the latest episode of the new top series - or their catalogue contains their favourite old programme.

Social Media Is Revolutionising the Political and Democratic Process

Richard Jones | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Jones

With the Yes and No camps almost neck and neck in the polls, the result of the vote on Scottish independence looks set to go right down to the wire. ...

A New Manifesto for the Tech Industry

John Davis | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
John Davis

The initiative from techUK with their manifesto that calls for the government to invest more in digital technology is essential to the development of the sector here in the UK. The manifesto urges politicians and policy-makers to recognise the critical significance of the global digital revolution.

Thanks a Million!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

You guys asked for an easy pizza recipe and here it is! Who better to show you how to make pizza than 'Italian Stallion' Gennaro? Using an age-old family recipe he guides you through every step from kneading the dough to making the classic margherita topping. This is everything you need to know about pizza in one video folks.