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Smog In India Is Now So Bad You Can See It From Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

Smog in New Delhi, long considered the world’s most polluted city, is now so bad that you can see it from outer space, as confirmed by a series of p...

AI-Powered Decision-Making In Business Must Be Transparent And Keep Humans 'In The Loop'

Ben Taylor | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Taylor

Many, well-known companies are already employing automated decision-making systems. However, few of those systems can provide either reasoning for the decisions they make, or records of those decisions alongside the reason

The Next Stage Of Fintech: War Or Peace?

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Kerim Derhalli

Legacy players cannot avoid the fact that fintech businesses are growing their share of finance markets globally. As they seek to keep pace, a battle for consumers and revenues - the establishment versus the disruptors - is seemingly unavoidable, with the finance industry as a whole becoming a more competitive sphere.

Supermoon 2016: How To Get The Most Instagram-Worthy Snaps

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

Now we all have the 14 November in our diary, we want to know how to make the most of the rare supermoon. Because despite the moon appearing 14% bigg...

Scarily, 2015's Scorching Record Hot Summer Will Become The Norm By 2025

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech

It might seem a distant memory (now that we are all huddled around the radiator in the freezing cold) but last year was the hottest year globally on r...

The New World Of Artificially Intelligent Security

Reuven Cohen | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

An AI arms race is only beginning to emerge as these forms of advanced systems become more self-sufficient. As this transition takes hold, so will the systems set up to combat them. A war will rage, one that may have little to no actual human involvement.

Automation Will Affect Us All - Britain's Workers Need Labour To Be The Dominant Voice In This Conversation

Tom Watson | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Watson

The pace of technological change is increasing. Which means some paradigm shift might be accelerating towards us, about to transform our lives in even more dramatic ways. To unexpectedly (mis)quote Donald Rumsfeld, right now, we don't know what we don't know. But that doesn't mean we can't shape our own future or control our own destinies. The Tories will leave all this to chance because they are ideologically wedded to outdated orthodoxies about the primacy of the market. But that isn't an adequate response to the tidal wave of change that is about to wash over us.

How Easy Is It To Be Catfished In 2016?

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jordi Sinclair

It was 2012 and I'd just gone through a horrible breakup. Drinking rum straight from the bottle and listening to "Nothing Compares 2 U" on repeat wasn't really getting me out of the post-breakup hole as much as I'd hoped.

How To Overcome The Challenges Of Mobile Payment Adoption

Ben Dickson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

The implementation of mobile payment into applications should be streamlined as well and developers should not be required to reinvent the wheel. Robles' team of developers is working on a set of APIs and user interface components that can be easily understood and plugged into banking and financial applications.

Finance Modernised By Bitcoin - Part 2

Paul McNeil | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

After discussing how bitcoin is modernising finance as we know it and digging deep into the impact on the banking industry, how we are paying for goods and services, and the decentralisation of exchanges made between individuals and businesses, we are set to get into more details about the future of bitcoin in our way of life.

UK Government Gets Serious About Cybercrime

Alastair Paterson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Clearly cyber attackers have their sights firmly set on everything we do online these days and that requires us, as citizens, business people and government representatives to take a different view of cybersecurity.

Government Must Think Beyond 2020 And Tackle Skills Gap To Ensure UK Cyber Safety

Gad Elkin | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

Although the Government has yet to disclose where much of the £1.9bn will be invested, too few of the details that were announced suggested the Government has this longer term, education-focussed, thinking in mind

What Is The Polar Vortex? Everything You Need To Know About The UK Deep Freeze

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech

Get out the woolies and turn up the thermostat because the Met Office is predicting a cold winter ahead in their most recent three-month outlook. Whil...

This Is How Much You Are Contributing To The Arctic Ice Melt Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech

You might want to rethink any plans for long-haul summer destinations, as we now have concrete evidence of our individual impact on Arctic sea melt, a...

Driverless Vehicles - Where Are We Going?

Niall Edwards | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Niall Edwards

To assist with regulatory planning, one of the main objectives of such a group should be to reach a consensus on what type of vehicles are likely to arrive on the UK market over the next 10 years (in incremental stages of, say, two, three, five years and so on).

Why Collaboration Is Key To Help The Next Generation Close The IT Skills Gap

Chris Meah | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Meah

Helping children collaborate on their learning will take the pressure off teachers and hopefully encourage more to take up the curriculum. With children learning together, the teacher is free to take on a supervisory, supporting and troubleshooting role.

Only Celebrities Should Worry About Online Security And Privacy, Right?

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Yes, common internet users like me and you have a very limited social circle and we value that over anything else. Having said that, would you still take the risk of not ensuring your privacy and anonymity online?

Taurid Meteor Shower UK 2016: Where And When To Watch This Stunning Spectacle

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech

November is already shaping up to be packed with astrological fireworks, with everything from a supermoon to giant meteor showers, the solar system is...

Why Social Media Isn't The Problem We Might Think It Is

James Downs | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
James Downs

As important as these criticisms are, they need to be placed in a bigger context - one which considers social media behaviours in terms of their driving causes as well as their effects, which acknowledges their potential to be helpful as well as to harm.

Disruptopia: How Close Is 'Westworld'?

Amelia Kallman | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

Many people are already starting to live with an AI presence in their lives. The recent debut of the UK edition of Amazon Echo has created an undeniable buzz. What sets 'Alexa' apart from other voice-activated services like Siri, is that it can learn your preferences and routines, and start to anticipate your needs.

Tonight's Supermoon Will Be The Largest In Living Memory

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

Got any plans for this evening (14 November)? Well whatever they are you might want to consider rearranging as you’re officially invited to a record...

Isn't It Time Now For A Resurgence In UK Edtech?

Mark McCusker | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
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Mark McCusker

As new innovations and technologies are becoming readily available at exponential rates, a framework for buying is more necessary than ever. The challenge to adopting to such technology is that schools need better guidance as to the resources and personalised platforms that best serve their students.

Creating Fuel From Human Sewage Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech

While humanity is in full panic mode about what we’re going to do once we’ve drained the earth of all natural fossil fuels, it seems the answer co...

The Tyranny Of Terrorists On Twitter

Alicia Kearns | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alicia Kearns

Our preoccupation with social media companies is fogging our vision and preventing us from seeing the wider picture, making society feel that the answer to recruitment and radicalisation is a simple, immediately remedied problem.

This New Generation Cabbage Patch Kid Will Give You Nightmares For Weeks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows children’s dolls are terrifying: there’s a reason why these glassy eyed monsters have been cast in every horror film since the dawn...