UK Tech.

The Future of Roller Coasters? Testing Virtual Reality Technology at Europa Park Germany

Chloe Gunning | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech
Chloe Gunning

Europa Park is officially Europe's second most popular theme park resort (after Disneyland Paris) and has a variety of massive adrenaline-fuelled roller coasters, entertaining kids rides, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Maternity Leave Takes on a Whole New Meaning for a New Generation of Pramstarters

Ciarán Burke | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Ciarán Burke

The key to branding yourself online is a very simple one: repeatability. Use the same name across all your channels, where possible use the same image and always interlink your social channels, so you become infinitely more discoverable.

Anderson's Report Is a Vital Addition to the Debate on Privacy and Security

Daniel Nesbitt | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Nesbitt

This calm and well-informed approach is vital to ensure that no new legislation is rushed through to beat the sunset clause of December 2016 outlined in the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act.

Anderson Review: It Is Time for a Clean Slate

Pam Cowburn | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Pam Cowburn

Anderson, unsurprisingly, does not condemn mass surveillance in principle and endorses bulk collection by the security services, but the report does call for a radical overhaul of how surveillance is regulated.

Here's the Problem With Amiibo

Jack Yarwood | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jack Yarwood

It's hard to hate Nintendo. After all, they are behind many beloved franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and the Metroid series. But their latest venture, the Wii U and 3DS compatible amiibo, has managed to antagonize a large number of its consumers.

15-Year-Old Goes On Work Experience And Casually Discovers A Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

A 15-year-old boy doing work experience at Keele University has become the youngest person to discover a planet. Tom Wagg who is now 17 years old, ...

This Wearable Patch Warns You Before You Get Sunburnt

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

We could all be saying goodbye to sunburn soon as an Australian team of scientists have come up with a small wearable patch that warns you when you've...

People Are Actually Angry That Reddit Has Banned Fat-Shaming Forums

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

Reddit has banned five subreddits, including a fat-shaming subreddit r/fatpeoplehate that had more than 5,000 subscribers. However the site is now ...

Sexism in Science, Why We Still Have Some Way to Go Yet

Sam Crossman | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sam Crossman

This week, a series of stories emerged, which highlight the systemic discrimination that plagues the scientific community to this day. Whether we like it or not, sexism in science is alive and well, and until female academics have the same opportunities as their male counterparts, it is an issue that cannot be ignored.

The Trouble With Girls?

Professor Claudia Eberlein | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Professor Claudia Eberlein

So, the trouble is not with girls; it is with prejudice and deep-seated "traditional" attitudes that somehow place men above women when it comes to performance in and aptitude for science. Swimming against the flow is always strenuous.

Why Are We So Scared of Kids' "Screen Time"?

Lucy Unwin | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Unwin

For all the drawbacks, there is so much to benefit from behind those glowing little squares: the stories, the exploring, the chance to create, the worlds to get lost in, the challenges to overcome, the skills to perfect, the access to so much learning. We can all see it, so why do we resist it so much? Why are screens such a taboo?

The Sir Tim Hunt Media Storm Has Failed to Recognise That Gender Inequality Isn't Unique to Science Labs

Jessica Wade | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jessica Wade

What Sir Tim's comments, and the resulting media storm, have failed to recognize is that gender inequality isn't unique to engineering institutes and science labs - we, as a society, continually fail to get these inter-gender relationships right, and it's holding all of us back.

What Can Gender Parity Ever Do for Us?

Louise O'Sullivan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Louise O'Sullivan

So how do we open the doors wider for more women to take their place in the industry and therefore influence the future? I don't have the absolute answer, but from my experience I have a few nuggets that I keep close in helping me keep on.

Retro Is the New 'New'

Sir Clive Sinclair | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sir Clive Sinclair

This trend, which appears to be gaining traction quite rapidly, is a push back in time to the past, a few decades ago. A push for 'retro' products. Walking around in London nowadays, looking in shop windows, I see more and more products whose designs are clearly inspired by the designs of the past; and capturing in some way the essence of those past products. Retro radios, retro cars such as the Mini Cooper, retro kitchen equipment... and now I am able to understand why a retro version of my own ZX Spectrum computer design appears to be attracting interest like wildfire.

Shia LeBeof Is Inside Your Computer Screaming Motivational Messages At You

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're struggling for inspiration and just need somebody to yell your demotivated self into shape, Shia LaBeouf just became your new best friend. ...

Anyone for Jump-Starter, a Human Kick-Starter?

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Hemingway

I love looking at and often "investing in" the new ideas and ingenuity that flow out of Kickstarter and I love the way that it can genuinely empower (and often bring a healthy dose of harsh reality) to entrepreneurs and inventors.

We Are Passionate Scientists Who Will Not Be Bullied

Dr Ruth Massey | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Ruth Massey

Yesterday the self-proclaimed chauvinist and Nobel Laureate, Sir Tim Hunt, told a room full of journalists that having 'girls' in the lab was troublesome. Why so? Because he can't stop himself falling in love with them (and vice versa if Sir Hunt is to be believed.

Science Just Unlocked The Key To Reading People's Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are now able to read people's minds using MRI images of the brain that show specific patterns of neural activity. In an experiment condu...

Your iPhone Now Knows How Much Sex You're Having

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech

Among the plethora of goodies Apple unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC 2015 this year, the company included a rather important new f...

Not Enough Women Give Others a Leg Up, Reveal Tech Industry Insiders

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

The broader brush figures are still grim - less than a quarter of women take on STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and maths). And it would take a million new female hires in this space to hit critical mass in the UK alone!

Creepy New Tech Turns WiFi Into A Human-Tracking 'Sonar'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara have found that people can be tracked by simply being near a WiFi signal. Professor Ya...

Streaming Music Is Fundamentally Changing the Way We Listen

John MacFarlane | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
John MacFarlane

We've reached a watershed moment for streaming music. Music fans are taking advantage of a rapidly evolving landscape of technologies and services that are redefining our music experience, and expanding our engagement with music and artists in ways that were previously unimaginable.

Students Cannot Multi-Task With Mobile Phones And Studying

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Robson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students cannot multi-task using a mobile phone while they're trying to study, research has revealed. A study of 145 US undergraduates suggests tha...

Reddit's Button Is Finally Dead, RIP

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

Never has an April Fool's prank split and united a community, like the Reddit button. What began as a some what harmless social experiment three mo...

How IoT Will Change the Way We Manage Ourselves and Businesses

Robert Williams | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

The internet of things (IoT) is a concept that has been around for quite some time now. The idea is that technology will develop to the point where connected devices will be able to seamlessly interact with one another.