UK Tech.

Coding the App Economy

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Consumer desire for apps is certainly there, but I fear an emerging 'app gap' between demand and supply. With the current dearth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) skills - the EU predicts 900,000 IT-related job vacancies by next year - how will we meet the potential of the app economy, if we don't have the skills available to write those apps?

The UK Launches Its Computer Emergency Response Team

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The UK was delighted to host at the launch Larry Zelvin, the Director of the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC). The NCCIC is CERT-UK's natural US counterpart based in the Department of Homeland Security. The UK welcomed Director Zelvin's US perspectives and the emphasis he firmly placed on the importance of close collaboration between the UK and US.

Revenge of the Gummi Finger - Pointing at the Wrong Target

Jon Geater | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

I'll leave it to biometrics companies to defend fingerprints in general (there are arguments on grounds of reliability, cost etc that carry some weight) and save my own opinions on biometrics as credentials for another day.

Why Social Media Is Important for Chief Executives

Simon Blake | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Blake

I had an interesting twitter exchange earlier this week about whether and if we should be 'making a fuss' and celebrating and encouraging social CEOs. I understood their point that it isn't rocket science and it got me thinking. So here, my thoughts on being a charity CEO and why we have to get to grips to social media.

The New Face of Identity in the Digital Age

Patrick Salyer | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

With the introduction and rapid take up of technologies like social login, many companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have become 'identity providers'. If you've ever signed up to a new website and chosen to log in using a social media account rather than input all of your personal details then you will appreciate the advantages of this.

A Trainer To Revolutionise Running?

The Huffington Post | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

Ten years after Nike Free made its debut in 2004, the sportswear giant is celebrating with its greatest line-up yet with the all-new Nike Free 3.0 Fly...

Staggering Number Of Americans Doubt Accepted Science

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- One of the many paradoxes that contort the US national character is the country’s uneasy relationship with science. Not litmus paper an...

Some Firefighters Have Created A Magic Carpet. Kind Of.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

Hands down the best non-lifesaving use of firefighter hose ever. These Russian chaps have managed to turn six hoses and what looks like a mini tram...

US Approves Powdered Alcohol, Company Panics Slightly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US government go-ahead of a food product has prompted a rather hasty re-marketing campaign by its makers. Palchohol - powdered alcohol - had pr...

15 Pictures Of Albert Einstein Looking Like The Brainiest Badass Ever

Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech

If there was ever a scientist who captured mainstream appeal it was physicist Albert Einstein, one of the most creative intellects in history, who die...

Demystifying Heartbleed

David Emm | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

First of all, although it sounds a bit bizarre, people shouldn't simply change their passwords automatically. This should only be done once you know that an online provider has patched the OpenSSL library and regenerated their digital certificates.

Better Access to GPs Doesn't Need to Mean Longer Opening Hours

Andrew Graley | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh has said that Britain's citizens were being failed by current ways of working, but I don't think that has to mean extending opening hours. It's about access, not time, and access can be digital in many cases.

How Technology Is Creating Super-Teachers of the Future

John Friend | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Even the best teachers hit limitations; there just aren't enough hours in the day to know everything about every pupil they teach. But technology is starting to change that. In the coming years, a lot of the legwork, and the burdensome aspects of teaching will be assisted by technology.

Internet Support Groups

Elaine Benton | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Before Internet, e-mails, mobile phones, the technology we enjoy today, and now take for granted, it was far harder to find the latest information, meet with others in the same situation and impossible to correspond with fellow sufferers half way round the world. If there was a support group located near to one's home, then it was a stroke of luck.

FoodSwitch Is an Addictive App to Help Find Healthier Food

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Monday morning and here I am reaching my hand to a bowl full of my favourite granola. But wait, I have just downloaded this new app on my phone that helps me make healthier food choices by comparing the food labels of the foods I choose, versus alternatives with lower fat, saturated fat and salt content

Nuclear Plants Might Be Going Offshore

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Nuclear power is controversial for a number of reasons, mainly that no one wants to live next to one for fear of a Fukushima/Chernobyl type disaster. ...

Kids Have No Idea About Money in This Digital Age; We Need to Make It Real Again

Dave Wallace | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

My children have no qualms about spending seven quid on buying imaginary 'jewels' for their dragons for a game. Spending seven pounds on my credit card, I should add. As their focus is fixed solely on completing the game...

CC: Virgin Media Made A Spectacular Email Balls-Up

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin Media made a monumental balls-up on Wednesday when a rookie mistake meant 135,000 people were bombarded with hundreds of unwanted emails. T...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists Through Citizen Science

Dallas Campbell | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dallas Campbell

When I was young I was probably like a lot of kids, - not really sure what science was, why it was important, and disengaged. I've since learned that science is one of the most engaging, inspiring and creative subjects on the curriculum. It's the part of the school day when the entire universe enters the classroom and young people have the chance to not only learn about the world we live in but also the challenges we face in the future...

Why SnapChat Is Ruining My Degree

Helena Eccles | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

This is an intervention. An impending doom is descending on the nation. For many teens and twentysomethings across the country, GCSEs, A Levels and university exams are just around the corner.

When Social Media Goes Horribly Wrong In The Hands Of Big Corporations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

After US Airways this week topped the list of what should definitely not be tweeted from an official business account, we decided to examine other mar...

Social Media, or Social Muffling?

Robyn Harris | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Tech
Robyn Harris

My fear is that the truly passionate, thoughtful voices are soon going to be far too muffled by the arse-cheeks of society's bottom-feeders, that soon they won't be able to be heard for fart nor fiction.

This Is The (Expensive) Future Of Electric Motorcyces

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

Behold the future of motorcycling. Possibly. This is the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle and's it's pretty loaded with hi-tech stuff. First, the...

'Frightening' Robot Superloo Attacking Patrons In Woking

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

A hi-tech but "frightening" public loo has become the subject of a petition to have it removed after exposing, drenching and hitting unsuspecting wome...

We Need to Think Small to Meet Insatiable Demand for Data

Duncan Higgins | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

The UK has the largest digital economy in the G20 and we need fresh ideas and innovation to stay ahead and support our economic recovery. However, ideas alone will not be enough to sustain this powerful competitive advantage.