UK Tech.

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.

3D Printers in the Home? Absolutely, But Not in a Gangster's Crib

Richard Dinan | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Dinan

Put simply, producing a 3D printed gun is akin to making a ladder from dried pasta. It IS possible but totally impractical. There are very affordable, easily available machinery and parts from retailers such as B&Q that could contribute to the manufacture of a firearm far more efficiently.

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

Mat Greenfield | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) is an ideal place to take the pulse of technology for the coming year. Last week's event in Las Vegas could have taken that pulse with a wrist-worn fitness monitor as wearable technology dominated proceedings.

A Modern Recipe to Tackle Obesity

Steve Loynes | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Loynes

Legislation also has its part to play in ensuring that the food industry - often under pressure to produce affordable food - is pushed into considering the nutritional value of its products. It takes very little time to adjust to drinking tea without sugar. If competing food products are compelled to cut various unhealthy ingredients at the same time, the nation would quickly adjust.

Did West Midlands Police Just Unveil The Coolest Police Car Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Check out the latest weapon in the fight against criminal motorists... Only it's not quite what it seems. The McLaren 12C - capable of 207 m...

The Next Weapon In The Fight Against Poaching? Drones.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Drones are not just for watching, killing and generally making people feel uneasy, they can also be put to much good use. A San Francisco startup h...

Some Scary Numbers...but Don't Have Nightmares!

David Emm | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

315,000 new samples are analysed every day. Browser-based attacks nearly doubled to 1,700,870,654.Offline attacks (via USB flash-drive, for example) totalled 3 billion, from a total of 1.8 million malicious and potentially unwanted programs.

CES: Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.

Five Digital Technology Trends That Will Change Our Lives in 2014

Mark C. Curtis | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark C. Curtis

Each year Fjord experts come together to debate the profound changes that digital technology is bringing to established ways of doing businesses and in our everyday lives.

Best New Gadgets for the Elderly

Jeh Kazimi | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jeh Kazimi

The CES 2014 showcased a plethora of gadgetry designed benefit those people in our society who are more vulnerable.

Light Fantastic

David Julian Price | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Modern cars are full of technology, electric motors, and active and passive safety equipment, all of which add weight. Even the miles of wiring they need to work all of this piles on the pounds. Then there's the extra strengthening necessary for the chassis of these mighty performance cars, the bigger wheels and the beefier brakes - everything adds mass.

Who Owns the Data?

Sean Farrington | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

The past twelve months have seen more businesses take ownership of their data than ever before. Finding ways to exploit and make use of the information they've had in their company all along means they gain insights to improve everything from operations, to staff deployment through to customer service.