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Reclaiming the Internet

Katherine Bradfield | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katherine Bradfield

This bullying can put young people off using the social media sites, leaving them feeling isolated and lonely, but the problem does not always come from people known to the young person. And sexist abuse online is a specific problem and young women can face sexist and often violent harassment online.

Captionism: Tearing Down Barricades for the Hearing Impaired

Mehdi Siami | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mehdi Siami

At Captionism we have tried to address a problem that goes far beyond that. Friess is not alone, there are 360m people in the world that are classified as having disabling hearing loss. In an age marked by the speed and reach that knowledge is spread within the economy and society, for some digital exclusion is a modern-day reality.

Virtual Reality Can Make Independence For Disabled People a Reality

Kim Lawther | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Kim Lawther

Opinions may still be divided on VR but undoubtedly this is a market that is predicted to grow as fast as smart phones and the more companies and developers that get involved, the more accessible and cheaper VR will become.

Stroke Patients Walk Again Thanks To Groundbreaking Stem Cell Procedure

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors believe they have found a way to reverse the long-term debilitating effects of stroke to give patients the ability to walk, move their arms an...

Learning the Language of the Future

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
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Professor Christina Slade

The number of jobs required by the technology industries is predicted to significantly exceed every other sector. By 2020, the European Commission has predicted a shortfall of 900,000 adequately skilled programmers. There is a real risk that the gender gap in the sector will only get worse unless something is done soon.

The Parable of the Reef

Chris Rapley | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Rapley

We have set in train a cascade of consequences which are altering the climatic zones upon which the design of our globalized and highly interconnected civilization is founded, as well as raising global sea level, threatening coastal communities and infrastructure.

How the Incas Are Revolutionising Travel for People With Disabilities (Sort Of)

Angus Drummond | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Angus Drummond

The problem for me wasn't the fact the site is inaccessible - there is almost always a way to overcome inaccessibility. The problem was that I had no way of knowing what to expect from the point of view of a disabled person, and therefore no way to prepare.

Tech for Good: Doteveryone and the Digital Democracy

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Dunn

We've launched a pilot project where we're matching a team of digital mentors with a group of MPs in a collective quest for technological change. Embedded within the House of Commons and the parliamentary process, our four mentors will work with four MPs to develop their technological skills for the common good.

Google Has A Computer That Writes Its Own Music

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech

Each generation bemoans the decline of the music industry, but now song-writing has been rocketed into the twenty-first century. Google has created it...

Three Ways the Public Sector Can Use Tech for Good

Ruth Shave | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ruth Shave

The size and scale of the public sector means that we are only at the beginning of tech for good in government - there's a lot of room for public sector organisations, including local councils, to be smarter and leaner about how they spend money by using tech for good.

21st Century Good Samaritans

Dr. Mark Wilson | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Mark Wilson

The greatest determinant of survival in cardiac arrest is time to quality CPR and defibrillation - for every minute that passes, the chances of survival fall by 10 per cent. Indeed, ambulance services have a target of 8 minutes to attend emergencies like these. But clearly survival would be much better if this life saving care could be provided within 1 minute.

Tech for Good - Getting Kids to Read More, and Enjoy It

Steve Skidmore | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Skidmore

We have been in this game for a long time. We had digitised several of our books and were offering them as apps before ebooks had ever been thought of!

Harnessing the Power of 'Tech for Good'

Billy Dann | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Billy Dann

Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern life and we feel that the charity sector has only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to leveraging the power of digital products to deliver change.

Britain's Low Pay Problem Won't Be Tackled Until We Address Obscene Executive Remuneration

Vivian Woodell | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Vivian Woodell

More employers must take this sort of approach with their staff, prioritising benefits with the resources available. They'll have a workforce that is not only more productive but also motivated by more than just their take-home pay.

A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Tim Parry

Having lost my wife's car keys this weekend - I forgot I put them on a café table when we were out shopping - I can testify that forgetfulness is something we are afflicted by throughout life. As anyone who has experienced dementia in a loved one will be quick to tell you, we are not talking about forgetting where our keys are, but rather what keys are for.

Our Game Gets People Running

Ben Barker | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

Running can be hugely rewarding both mentally and physically, but getting started and sticking with it is hard. We were always coming at the project as reluctant runners, who hadn't yet found the compelling reason to hit the streets.

We Created a Tool So Students Can Share Their Work Online to Help Inspire Tomorrow's Researchers

John Hammersley | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
John Hammersley

I'm delighted that a tool we built to help with our own research is now being used by others around the world, and our team is especially proud to have helped support the Nano Ninjas in their robot escapades.

Collaboration Is Key: There's No Limit to the Good That Tech Can Do

James Chen | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
James Chen

Current rates of poor vision are having a seismic impact on the economic and social development of countries around the world. One recent report found that rates of poor vision cost the global economy $3 trillion a year.

Digital Stress and Making Time for the Things We Love in Life

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

We are dependent on each other's energy when we work with other people. This becomes very clear in large and complex projects. If we are in the same building we are even breathing the same air.

Charitable Giving Is Stagnant - So We Built a Blockchain Platform to Restore Trust in Charities

Raphael Mazet | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Raphael Mazet

At its core, blockchain technology is a way to enforce trust and transparency amongst people transacting with each other. I was intrigued by the increasing use of Bitcoin for donations, for example, and by the creation of very serious all-blockchain NGOs dedicated to empowering the unbanked in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Tech for Good: Putting People First

Rachel Coldicutt | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Coldicutt

If the NHS works for older people at the end of life, it works for everyone. Putting people's needs first, making things that are easy to use and accessible make it more likely that digital-first products and services will be scalable and work for everyone.

How Can We Use Technology to Solve Type 2 Diabetes?

Mike Gibbs | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Gibbs

Going forward we want to lower the £9 billion that is unnecessarily spent by the NHS on type 2 diabetes each year, as well as improving people's health and wellbeing. We hope we'll then be able to justify that we are indeed a 'tech for good' startup.

How Digitally Tracking My Sleep for Four Weeks Helped Me Doze Off for Longer

Amy Packham | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech
Amy Packham

Unlike my sister or boyfriend who can fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow, it takes me a good half an hour to relax in bed let alone finally drift off. It also has to be dark, warm and deadly silent. But sleep is pretty important and recently, after reading a tonne of articles confirming this, I've tried to focus on getting more sleep per night.

Protect Our Scientists With Software

Jon Zibell | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Zibell

We owe our scientists two things: we should help them maximize the amount of time they can devote to discovery, and keep them safe while they do it.

Two Ways the Internet Augments Euro 2016

Rupert Staines | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech
Rupert Staines

There are two particular characteristics of the way that fans of the upcoming European Football Championships intend to 'consume' the tournament that highlight how the internet adds to the experience of sports - both for those of us watching it and companies who want to associate with it.