UK Tech.

Internet Memes Are Changing The Way We Communicate IRL

Jamie Wareham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

The reason Dawkins describes it as a hijack is because internet memes make no attempt at the accuracy of copying. It's a a key part of his definition and Internet memes are deliberately altered.

Combatting The Skills Crisis And Making The UK A Global Tech Hub

Adam Hale | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Hale

The unique value of our tech industry comes from the large number of digital businesses starting up and scaling globally out of the UK market. Just look at the hotbeds of innovation in Tech City, Silicon Fen or the Thames Valley areas.

Vast Amounts Of Toxic Mercury Are Gathering In The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

Large amounts of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra, as a result of coal burning, mining and industrial processes around the worl...

Move Over Touch - It's Time To Make Our Voices Heard

James Pepper | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
James Pepper

Voice commerce holds out the promise of serious gains for retailers because it is so easy to make a purchase. Amazon claims that Echo owners spend 10 per cent more in the six months after they bought the device than before.

House Dust Could Actually Be Making Us Fatter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

In need of some motivation to dig the hoover out this evening? Look no further, as a study has confirmed it wasn’t necessarily all those takeaways t...

This Weird Gadget Replaces Your Toothbrush And Cleans Your Teeth In 10 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech

Ever worried that you’re watching your life slip away before your eyes as you spit into the sink for the second time that day? Yeah, us neither. But...

Wondered Why You Sleep Less As You Get Older? To Stop You Being Eaten By Lions

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech

Insomnia affects as many as one in every three people in the UK, particularly elderly people, but new research has shown this might not be a health pr...

Scientists Identify Visual Symptoms That Could Mark The Start Of Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers have found changes in the visual systems of Parkinson’s patients that could be used in future as important biomarkers for early detectio...

Future Tech Being Designed To Save The Planet

Phillip Othen | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Back in the day, choosing the environmentally-friendly option often meant compromising on style or price. But with rapid innovations in materials and ...

Scientists Say They've Just Found The First Vaccine Against Gonorrhoea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever scientists have found a vaccine that protects against gonorrhoea. It is being touted as a potential solution to the growing pr...

Students In China Will Spend The Next 200 Days Living In Isolation On An 'Alien Planet'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

If you suffer with cabin fever when you don’t leave the house for a day, then you’ll sympathise with a group Chinese students who have been locked...

Scientists Have Discovered The Key To Getting A Good Night's Sleep, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

If like 70% of Brits you struggle with getting eight hours of sleep per night, then you’ll be pleased to hear that scientists have finally discovere...

Why Electric Vehicles Alone Aren't The Silver Bullet For Addressing Worsening Air Quality

Clare Wenner | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Clare Wenner

The new Minister in charge of transport and the environment at the Department for Transport, Jesse Norman, has a real chance now to make an immediate difference to both combatting climate change and air pollution. The solutions are there. But is the political will to implement them?

Personal Health Technology - Will Digital Technology Really Do Away With Doctors?

Kathy Mason | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

Whilst technology is certainly becoming pervasive in our health services, it seems a long way yet from replacing our doctors or other health professionals. We are starting to change attitudes to digital health technology, alongside increasingly available and accessible products and services

Tesla Will Build The World's Largest Battery In Australia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

Tesla is building the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia, as part of wider renewable energy projects and to stop residents from ...

China Has Built A Massive Solar Farm In The Shape Of A Cute Panda

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

If governments are worried that there isn’t enough public enthusiasm for investment in renewable energy, then may we suggest turning solar plants in...

Does The Volvo Announcement Mean The End Of The Road For The Combustion Engine?

Richard Howard | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Howard

This morning's newspapers are filled with the story that Volvo is to go 'all electric' from 2019 - focusing on Battery Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrids, and so-called 'mild hybrids', and ending sales of cars with only a combustion engine. Does this signal 'the death knell' for diesels, the 'end of the road' for the combustion engine, and the 'historic end' of gas guzzlers? Well, yes and no...

Why Your Children Should Turn Off Snap Map Tracking On Their Phones

Cathy Wassell | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents
Cathy Wassell

My own children have not opted in to Snap Map but who knows If peer pressure will lead them to do so in the future? If all your friends are together and showing themselves as so in Snap Map wouldn't you want to join them? Let's face it, like everything else social media-related, your children almost certainly knew about the app before you did.

Quest For Sustainable Change: Looking Deeper Into Social Media Activism

James Jorner | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
James Jorner

Days like this are easy to pull out of our collective memories thanks to social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It may even be more accurate to say that they have come to live in our shared consciousness.

This Bizarre Headband Will Supposedly Help You Sleep Better

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech

A headband has been designed to revolutionise your nighttime routine and make sure you’re getting that much-needed beauty sleep. Startup Rythm (spe...

Scientists Have Discovered Why Psychopath's Behave The Way They Do

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech

Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates and Annie Wilkes are all perfect examples of the psychopathic “cold-blooded monster” that we want to keep under lock...

What Questions Should A Computer Actually Ask?

Brian Cooper | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Brian Cooper

As Stephen Hawking points out, that it's not AI that's dangerous, but the goals we're setting it. AI doesn't have a moral compass. It has a goal. If I programme it to take over the world, it'll try its damndest - it won't care about its carbon footprint or emotional collateral damage on the way.

Human-Like Sex Robots Are Going To Become The Norm In The Next 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech

Sex robots will bring about a revolution in the sex-tech market in the next 10 years say experts, but their rapid growth sheds light on some awkward c...

India Just Planted 66 Million Trees In 12 Hours

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech

India has just broken its own world record by planting a staggering 66.3 million trees in just 12 hours last Sunday. Between 7am and 7pm more than 1.5...

It's Official, Men Actually Have Their Own Fertility Clock

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech

For centuries women have been burdened with the responsibility of the ticking fertility timebomb, having to procreate as early as possible while Mick ...