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It's Not UI, It's Me

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

With UI fast becoming a thing of the past we are left with ourselves as the interaction point with technology. While I don't expect many of us will fall in love with our Voice Assistants, and I hope not to hear 'Daisy Bell' being sung too often, this development will bring us closer to the technology we use. Making it an even more integrated part of our lives. The barriers between technology and us will be further broken down.

Your Blood Type Is 'Best Indicator' Of Your Risk Of Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

New evidence shows that a patient’s blood type could be the best indicator of their risk of developing heart disease. Published in the journal of Mo...

What Does The World's First Dog TV Remote MEAN

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech

The 21st century has brought many fascinating innovations into our daily lives, but none as exciting as the world’s first dog television remote. You...

Researcher Claims To Have Found A Sixth Sense In Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have a sixth sense that allows them to detect the earth’s magnetic field, according to a scientist. Joe Kirschvink, a researcher from the Cal...

Penguin Populations Could Decrease Up To 60% Before The Year 2099

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that climate change in the Antarctic is having a devastating impact on future Adélie penguin populations. According to cur...

Humans Are One Step Closer To Living On Mars As Martian Food Is Deemed Safe To Eat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are one step closer to making sci-fi dreams come true - allowing humans to live on Mars (and meaning Matt Damon wouldn't need to be rescued...

Texting On Your Smartphone Is Changing The Way Your Brain Works

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that text messaging has changed the way our brains work and created a new rhythm for brain waves. The study, published by Doctor...

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

As soon as the results were decisive, UK tech sector representatives kicked in with some excellent and collaborative thinking about what steps can be taken to mitigate some of the potential fall out. As you would expect from a sector peppered with entrepreneurs, there is a level of optimism and belief that there is opportunity even in turbulence, that I find inspiring.

Samsung Is Reportedly Automatically Airbrushing Selfies

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Style

Photo-editing is huge right now. Facetune is the second-most downloaded app on the iTunes store, and we've all seen the popularity of the Snapchat flo...

Sexting and Its Consequences

David Emm | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

Sexting is a widespread and dangerous phenomenon that might have dreadful consequences for both teenagers and adults. It's important to remember that when you use today's means of communication, there's no guarantee that your data will be secure.

It's Not At All Creepy That Facebook Uses Your Geo-Location To Find New Friends

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

This article has since been updated with a new quote from Facebook confirming they do not use geo-location data to suggest new friends. Facebook has...

New Device Means Diabetics No Longer Have To Test Their Blood Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Diabetic patients could have their daily routine revolutionised with a painless breath test to replace taking blood. The test has been devised by a te...

Robotic Trolley Could Help Elderly And Disabled People At The Supermarket

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Tech

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly s...

8 Signs You've Reached Peak Brexit on Facebook

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

When did Facebook stop being all cat memes and pictures of people's babies and more like being in the House of Commons? As much as we hate the endles...

This Cheek Implant Could Be The Cure For Painful Headaches

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

A cheek implant could be the answer to curing “excruciating” headaches for thousands of people in the UK. The new Pulsante simulator is an almond-...

How #EUref Played Out on Twitter

Rob Owers | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Owers

From the outset the Leave campaign was the most talked about - consistently generating around 55-70% of all conversation about the referendum. On polling day itself - for the first and only time in the six-week campaign it was suddenly the Remain camp which led the conversation.

Ultrasonic Tumble Dryer Will Dry Your Clothes In Half The Time

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

An ultrasonic tumble dryer has been developed that will dry your clothes in half the time and save three to five times the amount of energy. Meaning t...

Designing Technology Solutions for Pregnant Refugees in Transit

Audrey Henkels | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Audrey Henkels

Last month, a fisherman in Lesvos, Greece told me that there have always been refugees coming. The past 16 years, they've been coming. The big difference now is that women and children are coming too. With women refugees come new challenges, one of which is pregnancy.

Cancer Cells Can Be Passed Between Individuals And Between Species

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech

Infectious cancer cells found in clams and mussels have proved to be capable of leaping between individuals – and “shockingly” moving between sp...

Putting Technology to Good Use by Supporting Women in STEM

Laura Wheeler | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Wheeler

Perhaps surprisingly, we are finally at a point where there are actually more women entering the scientific pipeline than there are men. However, it is at the top of the ivory tower where the disparities lie - there are much fewer women in top management roles than men.

Brexit and National Women in Engineering Day

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Bernadette Ballantyne

Although the widely reported skills shortage is a major driver for all engineering firms, many of whom are now working with schools and universities to encourage girls to study STEM subjects, there are more pressing concerns.

Tech for Good: Food for Purpose

Liv Sibony | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Liv Sibony

Food. It nourishes our demanding bodies, reminds us of the nostalgic home and people we once shared it with; and it is the rope that ties us to our cultural identity. We are served generous portions of it by our local curry restaurant, and we serve it proudly from our own kitchens to our friends and loved ones.

The Science Behind Political Nostalgia, False Memory, and Brexit

Dr Julia Shaw | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Julia Shaw

I'm a scientist who studies memory errors. In particular, I study how people can come to believe they experienced things that never happened. I think that memory science can help us understand some of the starkly conflicting voices we are hearing in the Brexit debate.

Carbon Dioxide Pollution Reaches Historic Levels At The South Pole

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists in Antarctica have finally measured carbon dioxide levels rising above 400 parts per million. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ...

MINI Launches "Visionary" Car To Be Shared Among Owners

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

MINI wants you to imagine a future where every single car in the city belongs to you. The company have shared their vision for the MINI Vision Next 10...