UK Tech.

These Are The Best Deals At Argos This Black Friday

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

Retailers including Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, Halfords, Homebase, and Matalan are preparing to offer customers massive savings as part of the Black Fr...

A Huge Antarctic Glacier Actually Starting Irreversibly Melting In The 1940s

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech

The glacier responsible for about 25% of Antarctica’s total ice loss is now believed to have started melting as long ago as the 1940s. Man-made glob...

Air Pollution In The EU Killing 467,000 People Annually

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech

Air pollution in Europe is causing nearly half a million premature deaths every year, according to a concerning new report from the European Environme...

Better CX Tools For Twitter: Too Little Too Late?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Customers have been extensively using Twitter to contact brands and ask for support for at least five years so it's surprising that they took this long to improve the interface. It was only recently that they removed the need for users to be following each other to send DMs, which was a major issue for brands that wanted to support customers using Twitter.

Drone Safety A Key Factor Ahead Of Christmas

Jonathan Nicholson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Nicholson

It's for this reason that the Dronecode was first developed. It's a set of rules laid out to ensure safe, responsible use of drones to maintain the UK's excellent air safety record. Over the last few months we've been conducting research into the first Code to see how well it has been adopted and recognised and on the back of this, we've created a new version to further ensure safety remains as important as fun.

Build It And They Will Come: The Changing Paradigm Of Influencer Relations

Laura Collinson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Collinson

Once upon a time there was this new thing called the Internet, where people could settle arguments about 70's TV programmes or look up the nearest pizza place. At first the people were wary of this 'new thing', but gradually came to see it as, first useful, then important, and then vital as a source of information and entertainment.

Avoid Digital Failure - Take Charge Of Your Digital Destiny Today!

Danielle Bond | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Danielle Bond

Look around you the next time you catch a plane or wait in a queue at the bank - everyone is on their smartphone, faces buried in a sea of emoticons, 24/7 email and constant notifications from social networking sites.

Artificial Intelligence Set To Take Over The World

Reuven Cohen | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

In a world dominated by AI, getting multiple pages of results listed by some arbitrary algorithm is pointless. Services like Siri have provided a glimpse of how the coming generation will come to expect a level of personalisation that a traditional search engine just can't provide.

'Blocking Extreme Porn' Is A Gateway To Internet Censorship

Jerry Barnett | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Jerry Barnett

And so their moment has come. If these plans come to pass, the BBFC will be granted the power to order Internet providers to block sites that don't conform to its bizarre standards. However, it should be noted that these standards are based on moral judgement rather than actual evidence of harm.

This Is Why Men Get Cancer More Than Women

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists think they have finally cracked the mystery surrounding the higher prevalence of cancer in men than women, and it’s genetics. Traditional...

From Abacuses To Micro:Bits, How Is The Landscape Of Technology In Education Changing?

Carolyn Savage | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Carolyn Savage

Schools in the UK will also have the opportunity to put forward their case for scholarships to get free micro:bits, which means the pocket-sized codable computers will be more accessible to a new generation of technology pioneers regardless of their backgrounds.

What Does Your Photo Gallery Say About You?

Nadav Israel | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nadav Israel

Brands will look for certain personas. The demographic for a cool new fashion line is unlikely to be those aged 60 plus, so the profiles of elderly users won't be of use. However, a recently-launched dentures brand would be interested in targeting this audience.

Careful Surfing Required In The Digital Age

Alastair Paterson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

The truth is that exposed credentials from adult dating sites hold particular value for cyber criminals given their potential to extort victims. Most subscribers to these services want to remain anonymous and don't want their employers or families to know. Users are likely to be prepared to pay large amounts of money to prevent their details being exposed online where others can see them.

Our Addiction To Outrage, And The Rise Of Fake News

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The intensity of this response is unlikely to support good judgement, but instead a demand for the release and satisfaction that only a mob affords. If we continue to pursue a business model in the media where only the extreme and outrageous stories are worthy of a click, one wonders what the future holds.

It's More Than Just A Holiday Feeling - It's A Full Customer Journey

Guillaume Roques | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Guillaume Roques

To me, there's a huge connection, I think the key to how brands are starting to create this emotional connection is now rooted in technologies that are helping these brands understand what customers really need most to spur a buying decision.

Is Technology The New Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

But there is another thing that could be just as unfair and just as advantageous, and it's being used in sports everywhere: technology. So should the public aim some of their outrage at technology like a donor of toxin-free urine aiming into a bottle? Let's see how tech is used in sports to find out.

Creating An Effective Cyber Security Response Plan

John Worrall | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
John Worrall

Organisations plan for success. They should also plan for worst case scenarios - especially in the case of a cyber attack or breach. For many organisations, preparedness means developing plans for disaster recovery and continuity of operations.

In Tech, The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything Is Not 42 - It's Integration

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The simple truth is that the days when someone could create a new piece of technology and set the world alight overnight are over. As technology worms its way ever deeper into the inner workings of devices and systems, any innovation has to be able to seamlessly become part of this. Failure to do so means failure as a useful tool for business.

The Three Mobile Attack Proves We Need To Train Everyone To Be A Barrier To Breaches

Graham Hunter | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Hunter

If businesses want to prevent attacks like this happening, they need to ensure that everyone has basic cyber hygiene: that they know the basics to prevent a breach, how to spot potential attacks and understand the implications of their actions on the wider company, and even economy.

Scientists Can Now Remove Individual Fears From Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fear...

Deliveroo Hit By 'Hacking' Claims As Customers Report Fraud

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK

Deliveroo customers have had their accounts compromised with fraudulent charges made for food and drink, a BBC investigation has revealed. The food de...

When Awareness Makes Us Less Aware

Danielle Duggins | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Parents
Danielle Duggins

My four-year-old son is screaming. The noise is relentless, high-pitched - almost painful. It reverberates in my chest and sets every nerve on edge. He has been screaming for half an hour. He can barely keep it up but there is no way for him to stop. It is visceral.

Parents Can Now 'Meet' Their Unborn Babies In Virtual Reality

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Tech

Groundbreaking technology is being used to create 3D models of unborn babies, that parents can interact with using virtual reality headsets. The rese...

The Future Of Sports Broadcasting - Are We Switching Off Our TVs?

Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell

When it comes to monetisation, sure, live broadcasting is arguably the last bastion of televised sport, but video platforms and social apps are making a beeline for the pot of more than $200bn of ad spend put into it by brands and advertisers. Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter are all eyeing sports media rights as a way to swell engagement - and therefore their coffers - on their platforms.

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.