UK Tech.

This Army Trainer Could Be What Games Consoles Look Like Soon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

An American company has built what is essentially the best video game system you've ever seen - but the US Army have nabbed it first. The 'Virtual ...

Taylor Swift Is a Decent Role Model for Young Women, Why Does the Internet Tear Her to Shreds?

Kate Leaver | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Leaver

It appears that hating Taylor Swift is one of the internet's favourite hobbies. Just Google her name and you're hit with a virtual tsunami of fierce hatred... But here's the thing. Hatred for Taylor Swift seems entirely arbitrary. Nobody appears able to properly justify trolling her, or disliking her. Substitute any other young pop star into any of the above-described scenarios and the public reaction would have been completely different.

The Big Data Opportunity Sliced and Diced - Vertically

Sean Farrington | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

The best big data is the data generated as a by-product of operational, customer and supplier processes. The data that people naturally share, and are willing to, in return for a better experience or end product. And the best big data is when it becomes information that is readily analysed by business users for useful insights.

12 Things Every SMB Should Know About Security

Allen Scott | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the economy, employing more than half of all private sector workers and contributing 50 per cent of UK GDP. Now, imagine you are a cyber criminal and you are picking your next targets.

Opening the Black Box: The Invisible Science of Climate Models

Ian Roulstone | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Roulstone

The vast majority of papers on climate science adhere to these principles, and indeed many papers devote the majority of their content to describing the hypotheses and methods used to tackle the particular problem being studied. However, the arguments that get bandied about in blogs and debates invariably focus solely on the predicted impacts of climate change, without any discussion of the caveats and assumptions that lie behind the models.

10 Things We Know Because They Were Put Down on Paper

Christian Toon | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

On Data Protection Day, we mark the importance of preserving and extracting value from information with a list of ten things we only know because the paper records were protected.

Heineken Uses Non-Actors in Legendary Campaign

Jonathan Heath | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

How does this legendary ad rank amongst the rest of the Heineken flock then? It has all the love it or hate it swagger that some of their previous spots contain but coupled with a great message to men out there with even the most quirky and seemingly pointless skills.

Kevin Healey's Anti Bullying Autism Awareness Documentary Launched on YouTube

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The documentary itself is a short film which is hard hitting, powerful and emotional. It features celebrities who talk about their own personal experiences of bullying and hate crime as well as the views of Leo Andrade-Martinez who is mother to a grown up son on the autistic spectrum.

Create Space in Your Life by Detoxing Your Tech

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

Quick: where's your phone? If it's within an arms-reach, you're not alone. (Maybe you're even reading this on your phone!) When this question was asked at a recent networking event I attended, the vast majority of people said their phone was always near them, even while they're sleeping!

Build The (Toy) House Of Your Dreams On Your Browser

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

In a glorious example of making something digital that it's far easier to do in real life, you can now build Lego stuff using a browser. Admittedly...

13 Gadgets You've Forgotten From The 90s

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Remember the 90s? Shell suits, Count Duckula and Ant and Dec's pop phase... How could you forget? But what about the gadgets? Well, here's 13 y...

Is This An Alien Craft On Mars?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Is this object photographed streaking through the Mars sky proof of alien life? No. No, it isn't. Captured by Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover it...

I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

Celtic Tiger 2.0 - The Rise of Ireland's Entrepreneurs

Niamh Corbett | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

The Celtic Tiger is back. It is reformed, humbled and roars with less bravado, but it is no less ambitious. It may even be here to stay. The Irish ec...

The Simpsons Lego House Built For You. Quickly.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

One of the great things about the internet is if you can't be bothered to do something, somebody else will usually have already done it and posted a v...

Nintendo Smartphone Apps Rumoured

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Nintendo has stated that the rumour is false. It said it had "no plans" to make smartphone games of any kind. It said in a statement: "Nikk...

A New Spawn of Social

Sophia Parsons | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Using Tinder for me is like eating a MacDonald's. It's something I do often but hate to admit to, however seek to it for some feeling of comfort or joy (that little air punch you do when you match with someone that doesn't look like a shoe)... then eventually having that feeling of guilt set in after my fast food flirting bender.

How Much Time Have You Wasted On Facebook?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

How much time have you wasted on Facebook? We've all asked ourselves and now you can find out - well, get a reasonable estimate. The aptly titl...

This Fin Lets You Waterski - Underwater

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

A young Norwegian chap claims of have invented an entirely new form of water sport - a 'Subwing' that lets you 'fly' underwater. Simon Sivertsen, 2...

Race Is on to Move Britain Into the Broadband Fast Lane

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

Let's face it, broadband speeds have always been a postcode lottery, condemning users to whatever speeds are available within their area. But our home broadband needs have greatly evolved since the days of dial-up, and broadband is now seen as the fourth utility.

Social Sharing: Our Shifting Preferences

Patrick Salyer | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

Social sharing has changed drastically over the past year. We, as consumers, no longer exercise a one dimensional approach to social content sharing. Recent research from the global social media impact study (GSMIS) provides a fascinating insight into shifts in social media, but while the focus has so far been on the apparent decline of Facebook, the real story is the diversity in how services are used.

CIOs Need to Extend Their Horizons...

Andrew Carr | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

I've been looking at the five key areas that look set to drive business success over the next few years and then considering how chief information officers (CIO) can use these to carve themselves out a more pivotal and sustainable role within their organisation.

Embracing "Generation I" - Six Tech Gadgets That Will be Beneficial for Your Kids in 2014

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech
Saadia R. Chevel

It can be a daunting experience to witness the I-generation swipe through apps as if they were born with the skill. However, it appears that parents are finally embracing the reality of Britons techno-kids.

Why Every Manager Should Go Back to the Shop Floor

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

One of my best experiences last year was doing a week's unpaid work experience for Kerrang! radio. Working in a real radio station, and hanging out with the DJs (I was sat next to Johnny Doom) gave me a sense of possibility around working in radio that had seemed fleeting previously.

What Is the Hardest Conversation You Have Had to Say?

Graham Welch | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

No one likes to have to have a difficult conversation with a friend, family member or colleague. In the context of the home, there is nothing worse than having to tell your son or daughter their cherished hamster has died for example.