UK Tech.

Look Who Doesn't Like Controversial Cab App Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

As London prepares for gridlock today due to 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber, Katie Hopkins has stepped in to lend her suppor...

Uber Opens Pandora's Box

Helen Goulden | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

It's all over the news; today London's Black Cabs are staging a protest against the introduction of Uber; a smart phone app that allows you to book private vehicles on-demand to get from A to B across the city. New York, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, it's a battle that's being played out in cities across the globe. And it's not pretty.

AI and EG: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Reports on Eugene Goostman

Thom James | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Thom James

Most articles that have been written in the past few days have referred to Eugene Goostman as a "supercomputer", or a highly complex form of AI that we have never seen before. Something that will truly advance technology. Something that essentially, is smarter than a human being. They are wrong.

Football Fever: Will the UK's Broadband Keep Up?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This month will see international football fever dominate media headline and the social lives of football followers, with millions of us across the globe tuning in to watch one of the world's biggest sporting events.

The Other IT From Another Europe

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

In addition, computer and IT education from kindergarten to university studies was fundamentally revised. Basic understanding of the operation of computers and information networks became as normal as reading and writing.

Big Data Might be Mainstream, But That Doesn't Mean It's Being Used Well

Jim Manzi | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jim Manzi

One of the most important roles data now plays is as the basis for business decisions. When deciding whether to remodel a store, offer a new product, increase marketing investments, or change store hours, executives no longer have to guess if the their customers will respond positively to the change.

Apple's New Niche Is Privacy

Graham Barlow | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Barlow

When Apple released its first iPad in 2010 it had a pretty obvious advantage over its competition - there simply wasn't any. Sure, Microsoft and friends brought out the first Tablet PC way back in 2002, but nobody wanted one. It was clunky, ran Windows and had a stylus.

Why You're Unlikely To Find A Black Cab In Central London This Afternoon

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Central London will be brought to a standstill on Wednesday by a procession of 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber. Transport ...

Is Social Media Making Us Unhappy?

Owen Lee | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Owen Lee

The tech boom has revolutionised how we live our lives in countless ways, one of which being that we're constantly plugged in to the internet and able to communicate with each other. However whilst this state of "hyperconnectivity" gives us access to more information and people than ever before, is being constantly contactable making us happy?

Forget 'Mobile First': Are We Heading for a Mobile Only Banking World?

Tony Virdi | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

The speed at which the mobile market evolves is staggering. We have seen disruptive technologies such as the tablet really change the way we interact and go about our daily lives in recent years, both as consumers and within business.

The Onward March of Analytics

Mark Braund | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Analytics as a discipline, using information gathered and stored in a digital format, has increased in scope enormously over recent years and will continue to play an ever greater role in all aspects of business life in the years to come. In this series of articles we will look at the impact of big data and analytics on business, competitiveness and career development.

You Can't Infringe Copyright by Browsing the Internet

Andrew Tibber | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

If you're reading this post (or viewing anything online for that matter), you're making on-screen and cached copies in the course of browsing the web. And if you were asked whether you were infringing copyright by making those copies, you would probably laugh (because how could the internet possibly function if that was case?).

A Lesson in Metrics: How Bleacher Report Gamified Journalism for 1.3 Billion Monthly Page Views

Garrett Goodman | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech
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Garrett Goodman

What I mean is this: a few intrepid news sites have turned to gamification to guide reader behavior, but how many media outlets have considered gamification to guide writer behavior?

Moo Founder Shares Recipe for Growth

Glyn Britton | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Glyn Britton

Entrepreneurs and advisers including Moo.com's Richard Moross share advice on securing investment, attracting a company's first 100 customers and knowing when to give up the day job with some of Hackney's most promising start-ups at the latest Start-up Kitchen.

Smartphone - Do My Timesheets' How Many of Us Are Expecting This to be the Future?

Robert Williams | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

Would you willingly and happily ask an automated assistant to do the administrative tasks that are a part of your working day? It's a question we asked UK workers and a third of them said they would be more than happy to pass on these tasks to some kind of smart software to handle.

When Life in Cyberspace Becomes Horrifically Real on Earth

Jon Snow | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Snow

Humankind has yet to reach that precious place where there is balance and understanding in all. While the bands rock, and fashionistas sport their wares, we should never forget the deeply satanic forces that share our evolving temporal and cyber universe.

Driving Dreams

Martyn Sibley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

When I was a teenager I had youthful exuberance and disability demons in abundance. Quite a weird combination. So much of me wanted to see the world and change it at the same time. However having Spinal Muscular Atrophy meant feeling it was all impossible for poor little me.

A Supercomputer Has Convinced People It's Human

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech

If you've seen 'Terminator' then you'll be excused for getting slightly nervous about this... A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it ...

Now It's Your Turn To Follow The CIA...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

The Central Intelligence Agency has launched a Twitter account, and it's really... humorous? We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first...

The Glass Ceiling Is Made of Bad Managers

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Statistics from the US tell us that more than half of women in STEM leave around the 10/15 year mark. Specifically within the tech industry 40% drop out within 10 years of graduation. The problem is mirrored here and is problematic on a number of counts, especially as both the US and the UK face shortages of technical people.

Apps Are Making Employees More Productive

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

When we think of apps, Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds might first spring to mind. Many of us consider apps to be the perfect tool to indulge our playful sides and certainly not something that should be encouraged during working hours. Because of this association, apps have often been perceived as things that waste employee time.

Between Crowd and Clout: Finding Your Place in the UK Tech Boom

Theo Osborne | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Theo Osborne

Have you experienced a Demo Day in Tech City? If so, you will know what we mean when we say that the excitement is palpable and contagious. Entrepreneurs showcase their latest innovations and user experience design triumphs while gossiping about the scene's latest fundraising conquests.

How Going Digital Can Help Your Business Avoid the Pitfalls of International Expansion

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The tech industry is riding on a wave of optimism, as research shows that investment in new technology is growing at its fastest rate since 2006. Business leaders are focussed on growth, rather than on cost reductions and improving business efficiencies.

When Art Works

Simon Pont | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Pont

Words as pegs. For ideas. I've always liked that idea. What I also find so eloquently smart and cunning about words is what they don't say, but rather what they evoke.

Games Killed the Video Star: Five Ways That Play Is Beating TV at It's Own Game

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

I connected to YouTube on a new device recently, so a device without the vast user history Google likes to collect. I noticed at the top of the screen were the top 5 'Most Popular Right Now' videos for the UK. What struck me was that 4 out of 5 were video games. The only non video game offering was a Beyoncé video in second place.