UK Tech.

What Does Your Twitter Background Say About You?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

Today I panicked. I'm not sure why, but I decided to change my Twitter background. Perhaps I'm still drunk from Christmas or feeling frivolous at the advent of 2014. I didn't have myself down as one of those folk who bought into the 'new year, new you' brand of thinking... I guess we all have the power to surprise even ourselves

Celebrity Tinder

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Ferdinando

You've got to feel sorry for celebrities these days. They really miss out on the finer things in life. Things like the majesty of the London Underground, self-service machines at Tesco, and - of course - Tinder. Wouldn't societies most judged love to do a little judging themselves?

Startup Weekend Makes Its Way to Damascus...

Eamonn Carey | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

The conflict in Syria has not only claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused over two million refugees to flee the country. It has also created an economic black hole, which is one of the reasons why the weekend is taking place.

Digital Brings Back the Art of Debating

Dominique Busso | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dominique Busso

According to Danish academic and renowned futurist of the digital age, Thomas Pettitt's we have left behind the Gutenberg Parenthesis - the period after Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the 15th century to the present day - and we are now living in a Pre-Gutenberg time.

Is Outsourcing Still About Finding the Cheapest Place to do Business?

Mark Hillary | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I had dinner last night with a group of company executives who asked me about the best place in the world to locate the finance department of their company. This is a global organisation with thousands of people employed across the world and a finance function presently located in Western Europe.

Christmas in a Digital Household

Dave Wallace | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

I am sitting in my office mesmerised by the gadgets that were unveiled at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. From mini drones to the latest in wearable tech, Christmas 2014 is going to be even more gadgetastic than 2013 was. And what a Christmas it has been.

2014 Technology Trends for Marketers

Grégory Roekens | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

On the morning of 13th June 1863, The Press newspaper in Christchurch New Zealand published an exceptional 'open letter' from novelist and philosopher Samuel Butler titled: "Darwin Among the Machines'.

The New Broadband Divide: Why Our Children Need Internet Access

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The teeth-gritting screech of chalk on a blackboard is now confined to dusty archives, and technology in the classroom has evolved in leaps and bounds, enabling a rich, diverse, engaging learning experience for pupils. Schools, though, are only responsible for our children for around six hours a day.

It's Alive! Taming the Monster on the Journey to the Mobile Web

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

I get to talk to many companies around the world, from many different industries about how to build a compelling and manageable mobile website strategy. Many today still struggle to grasp the potential risks to their business that stem from getting the mobile web wrong.

Online Tuition Tailors Learning to the Individual Learner Rather Than the Class

Andy Robertson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

One of the immediate benefits of the online system is that you can book in lessons to fit in around your family life. The student receives an electronic pen and pad that connects to their computer via USB and enables them to access the shared white board with their tutor.

'The Digital Mount Rushmore'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Breathtaking athletic feats and dubious human rights issues won't be the only stars of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. A giant Pin Art toy on the s...

Robotic Fingers Can Play Piano Faster Than A Human

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

It won't win any classical awards or play the Royal Albert Hall but these maggoty-looking robotic fingers can actually play the piano faster than a hu...

Meet The (MASSIVE) Future Of Air Travel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The future of air travel is big - really, really big. Meet the AWWA Sky Whale, a concept design for a three storey, 755-seater plane with a wingspa...

Is This The World's Most Pointless Pillow?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Presumably aimed at those with a dearth of bedroom plug sockets and a penchant for resting their heads on hard, inflexible surfaces, a pair of invento...

Trolling Stays With You, Long After the Abuse

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Online abuse is more akin to a slow poison that continually erodes confidence, security, and peace of mind. Dealing with it is not easy, either for the target or investigative bodies, but we must get better at recognising that it is as "real" as offline abuse.

Is Your eCommerce Site Mobile and Tablet Optimised?

Davina Lines | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
Davina Lines

Etailers everywhere are spending time to make sure site visitors have the best experience possible when browsing their sites. Positive shopping experiences result in more conversions, higher AOV (average order values) and return customers.

Most Desirable Singles of 2014: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up

Sophie Labrey | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Last week PlentyOfFish released a US survey revealing 'the most desirable singles of 2014' and they left us with a less than desirable outlook of finding love online. In fact, the data depicts an image that leaves us wondering if our only hope of finding love is in an episode of Grey's Autonomy.

Ski Jumping. With A GoPro. Stunning.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Lots of people strap a GoPro camera to themselves to film themselves doing some cool - but not many do it while ski jumping. Thankfully, Norwegian ...

This Is RoboSimian. He's Awesome

YouTube/JPL | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Although he has a silly name and looks like a spider with not enough legs, RoboSimian has been showing off his skills at the DARPA Robotics Challenge...

WATCH: 8 Minutes Of Mind-Bending Magic Vines

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

This is Zach King - and he is amazing. YouTube user FarlyTeem has compiled this incredible 8-minute video consisting of seriously mind-bending six-...

Watch A Computer Program (Hilariously) Teach Itself To Walk

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers have developed a computer program that can learn to walk - and not only is it impressive it's utterly hilarious too. The 'Flexible Musc...

Space's International Big Guns Announce Plans For Mars Mission

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Perhaps unnerved by the storming progress of private companies in the space industry, the world's leading space agencies have announced a plan to put ...

iPhones Change the Business Landscape

Graham Welch | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Seven years ago last week Steve Jobs stood up at Macworld, San Francisco, and announced the first iPhone in San Francisco and in doing so launched a revolution that is still having a monumental impact on the business and social world today.

Navigating Mobile Phone Upgrades

Angharad Cloney | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Angharad Cloney

Since my network provider helpfully reminded me, a couple of weeks ago, that my contract was up for renewal or upgrade, I have been frantically searching thousands of deals, in order to find the best. And I have yet to succeed.

Supply on Demand

Philip Letts | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

A longstanding plateau of supply chain procurement and services buying innovation has left the global market in a state of stunted growth, with seemingly little room for manoeuvre. Philip Letts, CEO of blur Group reveals exactly how key players in the tech world are pushing to broaden the horizons of traditional commerce.