UK Tech.

Instagram Has Finally Fixed Its Most Annoying Video Feature

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Tech

If you love posting videos on Instagram and get frustrated by the 15-second cut off point, we have good news. In a bid to become a more video-friendly...

I Gave Up Facebook for Lent - And I Liked It

Sophie Deal | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech
Sophie Deal

I was pretty sure I'd find the challenge difficult, but I had no idea whether it would have significant impact on my everyday life. Would I miss out on things, would it be a massive inconvenience, would I get weird withdrawal symptoms?

Who Says We Are Not Innovative? Great British Inventions

Pam Warren | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech
Pam Warren

In my blogs this month I have been looking at the importance of innovation, being innovative and adopting an innovative approach. While doing my research I came across a lot of amazing British inventions- which I thought I would celebrate. I have chosen my 10 favourite inventions but there are plenty more!

Life in Space: Frequently Asked Questions

Tim Peake | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Peake

Thanks for all your comments and questions on social media, your interest is just fantastic. I've answered some of the most commonly asked questions, and listed them here. I'll try to answer more, but before posting new questions, please check through these to make sure I've not already covered that topic... This is a very common misconception that there is no gravity in space. Gravity is everywhere in space! It's what keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth, it keeps Earth in orbit about the Sun and holds galaxies together.

If You're In Dire Need Of Friends This Chair Will Help

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech

There are times in life, when we all need a hug but fail to find the people who will give us one. A designer from South Korea however, has created a r...

5 Surprising Facts Tim Peake Revealed In His First Live Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake's first live broadcast revealed a few fresh facts that might surprise even the most avid space fan. Speaking to Sky News from the Internatio...

If Your iPhone Keeps Crashing After That Update There Is An Obvious Fix

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech

If you recently updated to the new iOS 9.3 and are now unable to access any links in Safari, do not worry. Several iPhone users have also reported tro...

The FBI Has Made A 'Dangerous' Breakthrough With The San Bernardino Gunman's iPhone

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech

The FBI have unlocked the iPhone belonging to one of the gunmen responsible for the San Bernardino shooting, despite Apple's warning that it could set...

To Raise Girls' Interest in STEM, Overcome These Three Beliefs

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech
Cassandra Lee Yieng

As an arts aficionada taking STEM subjects - in my case mathematics and information engineering, and computer science later this year - I've noticed several beliefs that people who tend to avoid STEM hold. By changing these beliefs, I'm sure more girls will find STEM relevant and worth putting effort into.

Home Security Is Just One Click Away This Summer...

Rob Wells | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

There's a few obvious ways of ensuring your house is kept secure whilst you're away, including making it look like it's occupied. You can do so with simple tricks including setting an automatic timer on your lights, ensuring your curtains are open during the day and making sure your post isn't going to be sat still on your doorstep and making it blindly obvious you're away from home.

Let's Not Be Too Quick to Judge the Twitterati's Reaction to Tragedy

Matt Hawkins | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Tech
Matt Hawkins

No one who has changed their profile picture to feature a Belgian flag would imagine that their digital magic was going to bring down international terrorism and I seriously doubt that they thought it would make a substantial difference to the lives of those suffering in Zavantem.

GoFund My Abortion? Why I Gave Money to a Total Stranger on Twitter

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Tech
Hannah Jane Thompson

Pro-choice? No. Just pro-half of humanity. Abortion is never anyone's first choice. But it should always be an option if the worst happens. The idea that I would have nowhere to turn had one of my tests shown up two red lines, fills me with such pale and skin-crawling horror that I can barely even contemplate it.

The Brussels Attack Proves an Important Point About Our Relationship With Facebook

Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Tech
Nitya Rajan

For brief moment in time, Tuesday's tragedy reminded us what it would be like to live in a world without Zuckerberg's creation all because the platform was a little late in switching on its Safety Check feature. Until something better comes along, we've got to admit that our relationship with Facebook is probably closer to love than "like."

Why Our Science Institutions Fail Us: The Case Of Boaty McBoatface

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Tech
Adrienne Macartney

A new type of science communication is desperately needed. Perhaps it will only happen when academia and science institutions genuinely smash the walls of their ivory towers and become open to people from more diverse walks of life.

Why Your Kids Should Try Their Hand at Making a Game This Easter

Tim Hunter | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents
Tim Hunter

If your child loves playing games, why not encourage them to take the next step and design their own? With the Easter weekend fast approaching, many parents will be preparing themselves to wrestle their kids from the console.

Cancer Immunotherapy

Professor Hardev Pandha | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Hardev Pandha

The relationship between a patient's cancer and their immune system is a complex tug-of-war. This begins with recognition and efficient rejection of developing cancers by the immune system in a similar way it treats infecting microorganisms, but may potentially end through several stages where a cancer establishes, a tumour forms, and this cannot be contained.

Rise of the Humans

Michel Van der Bel | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Michel Van der Bel

If you don't work in the tech industry, it's easy to get the impression that AI systems are just ticking things off the list one by one until we humans are all redundant. But human vs. machine competitions that capture our imaginations represent only a small slice of the amazing AI research that's occurring worldwide.

Will Robots Really Take Over Our Jobs?

Leslie Willcocks | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Leslie Willcocks

For employers, the benefits of using RPA instead of human staff include significant cost savings, faster processing (a study of an organisation within London's insurance market, showed that data which previously took two days to process, took only 30 minutes using RPA), less error and a massively increased output.

The Digital Afterlife: How Technology Has Changed the Way We Grieve

Philip Ellis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

There was a time when only two things in life were certain; death and taxes. Now there's a third certainty; that the imprint we leave online will last long after we are gone. By 2012, just eight years after Facebook launched, 30 million profile owners had died. According to some estimates, 8,000 Facebook users die every day, leaving behind profiles, photos, likes, and memories.

Tinder: My Right Hand Master Procrastinator

Sasha Govor | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

My name is Sasha and I'm a procrastinator. That's right, a self-diagnosed, self-confessed time wasting expert with a diary full of back-to-back procrastination meetings. I gave up on eating lunch today as it was a distraction from the amount of procrastination I had to get done.

Listen to Those Scientists Around the Table Talking Gibberish, They Likely Have Something Pretty Cool to Say

Katie Duffell | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Katie Duffell

Ever since I can remember I've loved science, and although it's difficult to sit at the dinner table and discuss work without it seeming I'm speaking another language, I maintain that I have one of the most exciting jobs in the world.

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

Artificial Intelligence - The Fourth Revolution?

Max Sanderson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

Just over a week ago, Google Deepmind's AlphaGo machine crushed 18-time World Go Champion Lee Sedol 4-1 in a 5 game series, heralding an achievement many experts predicted to be at least a decade away.

Come On R2, Drive My Car

Nick Abbot | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Elon Musk is the man who invented cheese in a can, or something really big like that, and he told Fortune magazine that his Tesla Motors is two years away from achieving a fully autonomous self-driving car.

Can I Get Down Please, Google?

Katherine Lowe | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Katherine Lowe

Sometimes I worry how this lifestyle of technology-enabled instant gratification will affect her and her brother in the long-term. Will they be less willing to roll their sleeves up and work hard, and will they display less patience when it comes to achievements and rewards?