UK Tech.

This Blood Sucking 'Dracula' Ant Is One Of 133 'New' Species

SWNS | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

More than a hundred animals and plants - including an armoured lizard, a blood sucking ant and a colourful sea slug - are among the newly discovered s...

9 Things You'll Only Understand If Your Parents Are On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook used to be the platform for posting drunk photographs, stalking your ex-boyfriend and sharing cat videos. But these days, you’re having to...

Could Digital Health Save The Mental Health Epidemic?

Dr. Frederic Llordachs | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Frederic Llordachs

tech for good Technology is both encouraging mental health sufferers to get help and making it easy for them to seek immediate treatment without paying for the privilege - all via a channel that fits into their modern, digitalised lives.

New Cycle Tracking Tech Unveils Insights To Empower Women's Health

Lea von Bidder | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Lea von Bidder

tech for good Technology is lifting the veil on the mysteries of "the period" and I'm excited to be at the forefront of a movement to empower women with simple, convenient tools for harnessing the power of cycle tracking to enhance health and well-being.

Why You Should Take Your Heart (Health) Into Your Own Hands

Louise Fellows | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Louise Fellows

tech for good I unfortunately had an episode of SVT and knew that, if I were to call a paramedic I would have to wait for hours and going to a hospital was not an option. Luckily, with my Kardia Mobile, I was able to monitor my heart rhythm, which went as high as 250 beats per minute and lasted over an hour, sending the recordings to my doctor for records and tracking.

A Text Free Lane In Life - The Development And Devilment Of Text Etiquette

Alison Powell | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alison Powell

It seeps into our social time with other people too, and I'm sure we're all guilty of checking and sometimes responding to beeps when with friends or family. We wouldn't wander off to talk to someone else mid-sentence, so why do we respond to the bleep?

The Twitterbot Effect

Tom Killeen | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech
Tom Killeen

It has been possible for several years, on most social network platforms, to purchase accounts with a specific intention of increasing follower counts or support for certain opinions. This doesn't have massive impact in the context of isolated cases. When Twitterbots begin to influence elections, brands and shares, the real threat becomes clear.

Improving Safety Of Fleet Vehicle Drivers

Ekim Saribardak | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ekim Saribardak

Safety of their drivers is a top priority for any fleet business and managers should make use of smart devices that can provide additional safety, reduce dangers of distracted driving and speeding, as well as assist drivers in steering off traffic and road hazards.

These Could Be The World's Most Maddening (But Harmless) Computer Viruses

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech

There’s nothing quite like a holiday to get the creative juices flowing. Over at Reddit, a bunch of users have been pondering what would make a real...

What Might Your Neighbourhood Look Like In 20 Years' Time?

Maxwell Hutchinson | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Tech
Maxwell Hutchinson

tech for good If these trends are true, they paint a picture of individual households living more insular and increasingly disconnected lives. However, according to a new study from electric car campaign, Go Ultra Low, changes may occur in future neighbourhoods that bring everybody's worlds closer together.

Not All Social Investors Are Tree Huggers (And Vice Versa)

Martin Leuw | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Tech
Martin Leuw

tech for good Investing in social businesses isn't about hugging trees. Having run several 'for profit' digital businesses over the years, I'm an unrepentant capitalist who recognises that whilst money doesn't grow on trees, nothing is more important than sustainability

People Reveal What Finally Made Them Delete Facebook

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Tech

Christmas is usually the time that tips most Facebook users over the edge, whether it’s pictures of your mates’ babies dressed as puddings, Christ...

Man Turns His Garage Into Ultimate Retro Video Game Arcade

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech

Sure you could put your car in your garage, but why do that when you could turn it into a 1980s-style arcade?Mat Corne, 40, has spent thousands of pou...

How Technology Can Make Our Roads Safer

Ben Dickson | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

tech for good However, there's hope that with the help of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, we can make our roads and bridges much more safer, save hundreds of thousands of lives, and spare billions of dollars in maintenance and repairs costs.

How Technology Is Helping Us Work For Wildlife

Sophie Maxwell | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sophie Maxwell

tech for good As an international conservation charity, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is one such organisation working to develop the technological tools that enable us to better understand animals, their habitats and the threats they face so we can protect our precious wildlife.

Is The Term 'Construction Industry' Outdated?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

tech for good Using automation and AI to undertake routine functions could free up our supply of engineers for more creative tasks. Our engineers would control and steer the algorithmic optimisations set up for machines. We should embrace the opportunities this could create for global development.

Open Sourcing Our Values

Natasha Freidus | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Freidus

tech for good What you may not have heard about is the tremendous groundswell of tech innovation in response to the refugee crisis. In a historically unprecedented humanitarian response, developers all over have come up with a solution for pretty much every refugee-related challenge you can think of

Scientists Are Really Worried About The Heatwave In The Arctic Today

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

Temperatures in the North Pole may have reached up to 20 degrees higher than normal on Christmas Eve, scientists have said. In what is being described...

British-Born Astronaut, Piers Sellers, Dies Aged 61

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK Tech

British-born astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers has died at the age of 61. Dr Sellers, who flew on three space shuttle missions between 2...

Keeping My Promise To My Daughter By Helping Nonverbal Children Communicate Through Tech

Rob Laffan | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Laffan

tech for good Ultimately, TippyTalk's mission is to create platforms that encourage social communication independence for people living with nonverbal disorders. That independence is something that those of us without verbal disabilities take for granted, but nurturing it is critical to connect people with verbal disabilities to the world.

Women In Innovation: Making Solar Thermal Energy Accessible

Christine Boyle | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Christine Boyle

Within our homes and workplaces 60-70% of the energy we use goes on space heating and cooling. In order to protect our planet, prevent rising fuel poverty and provide a secure source of energy for the future it is crucial that we find a renewable source to deliver this energy.

It's The Most Vulnerable Time Of The Year

Gad Elkin | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

Our report shows the number of these telnet and SSH scans has increased by 140% year-on-year from July 2015, with the figure increasing significantly from May 2016 onwards, double the previous peak level from the 12-month period.

Leeds City Region 2017: The Undisputed Fintech Capital Of The North

Roger Marsh | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

Fintech is undoubtedly one of the major growth sectors for Leeds City Region. Indeed, as an existing centre of excellence for both finance (as the UK's second centre for banking, home to over 30 national and international banks) and technology, we are primed and ready to capitalise on the opportunity.

Personal Health Technology: What's Stopping You?

Kathy Mason | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

tech for good In my long career in health 'informatics' I learnt early the importance of bringing the techies and the users (patients, carers, health professionals) together to design and implement new systems.

On Board The Flying Eye Hospital

Dr Sanjay Saikia | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Sanjay Saikia

tech for good Since I started volunteering with Orbis, I've been on six sight-saving expeditions - and the majority of these have been with their Flying Eye Hospital; the only ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft.