UK Tech.

Diamond Phones, The Deluxe iPhone Alternatives

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech

Still making calls on an iPhone 4? Sorry to hear it. The new batch of seriously covetable phones is much more deluxe, including the diamond-encrusted ...

UK Charity: Dissolve UK Tech Education System

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

Eric Schmidt was right when he said UK tech and science education is failing to produce well-rounded, adaptable graduates, according to one UK educati...

Critter Cuddles: Robot Seals Comfort Japan Tsunami Survivors | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

For some elderly survivors of Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, comfort has come in the form of a small, white robotic seal named Paro....

UK Laser Nuclear Fusion Project Commences

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

The UK has formally joined forces with a US laser lab in a bid to develop clean energy from nuclear fusion....

Almost No-one In The UK Owns A Tablet: Survey

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

Are you reading this on your iPad, bargain basement Touchpad or Asus Eee? Well, if you are, then you may just about be on your own. A survey of 14,...

Why Skype Sucks

Amy Lamé | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech
Amy Lamé

I really want to like Skype. So why don't I? Basically, for all the inverse reasons I love my i-gear. It doesn't look good, it isn't easy to use, and it never works. OK, not never, but it tends to work best when you're just a few hundred metres away from the person you want to communicate with.

Parents: Schools Need to Push Education Apps

Melanie Hick | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech

Parents are demanding that schools invest more in educational apps, according to a new survey by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The majority of parents ...

How Technology is Flip-Reversing Fashion Week

Georgina Langford | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech
Georgina Langford

10 years ago to the week, the international fashion industry was gearing up for another round of catwalk shows in New York, London, Paris and Milan. Pencils would have been sharpened as editors took out their sketchbooks during presentations to draw and write about fashions that would hit stores in six months time.

X Factor and Big Brother the Latest Examples of Social TV Revolution

Stuart Dredge | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech
Stuart Dredge

There's a phrase for this phenomenon: 'second screen'. Doing something on one screen - be it a mobile, tablet or laptop - related to what you're watching on the bigger screen in the corner of your living room.

The Future Of Online Music: Top 5 Tools To Organise Your Playlist

Melanie Hick | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech

On the train to work you’re plugged in to your iPhone. The livestreaming radio drops out as you head underground and you switch to your iPod. If you...

The UK’s Silicon Valley: Is It a Roundabout? Does it Exist?

Flickr | Melanie Hick | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Tech

Silicon Valley has been the catch-all name for the US’s entire high tech industry since the first semiconductor businesses moved into the Santa Clar...

Top Five Great London Start-ups: Fashion, Loans, Poularity and Power

Melanie Hick | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech

Using the scientific measure of 'things we like', we have combed through the mass of start-ups in London and the UK to come up with five start-ups you...

Cheap HP Touchpads: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

Melanie Hick | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

HP's August 18 bombshell announcement that it would kill off the HP TouchPad tablet has sent tech bargain hunters out onto the street. The abandoned t...

Yes, We Can Farm From Our Computers Now

Turnstyle | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK

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