UK Tech.

Who Farted? This Robot Will Tell You

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech

The mystery of who farted will now be solved thanks a robot from China. The bot has been awarded the Pineapple Prize, which is the nation's prestigiou...

How To Stop Yourself From Snoring Without Any Embarrassment

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech

If you snore, you need to sleep with Nora. Keep calm, Nora is a tiny gadget designed to stop those horrible sounds from getting out before it wakes th...

Google's New Robot Is Scarily Good At Everyday Tasks You Can't Do

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech

Google has unveiled a bipedal robot that is scarily adept at doing a number of tasks that we humans might find difficult. The machine was able to effe...

Do You Need a Social Media Diet?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Tech
Anastasia Dedyukhina

We obviously know that social media represents an idealized version of people's lives, but still can't help envying them. In fact, a few years ago German researchers found that the main motivation of people going on Facebook was to get social gains in reputation and improve their social status. In other words, comparison is inevitable.

What Twitter's New Accessibility Feature Could Mean for People Living With Sight Loss

Terry Hawkins | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Terry Hawkins

Imagine being tagged in an image on Facebook but not being able to join in the conversation around it, struggling to stay connected with peers and colleagues on LinkedIn, or not being able to see beautifully visual things on Pinterest.

Why the World Needs More Women in Scientific Research

Ulrike Decoene | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Tech
Ulrike Decoene

By supporting our research scientists in popularizing their research and findings through innovative and impactful formats, we want to demonstrate that science is accessible -- not to mention exciting and rewarding! -- as well as useful, if not crucial, for society.

Samsung's 'Smart' Contact Lenses Could Give Us Superhuman Vision

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

Samsung is planning to change how we all experience the world if their latest patent is anything to go by. The company has filed a patent for lenses t...

Could This Welsh Town Be the Next Edtech Silicon Valley?

Patrick Hayes | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

The Welsh coastal town of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire is about as far away from London's Silicon Roundabout as you can get. With the town is situated in the UK's only coastal National Park, surrounded by mountains and a picturesque shoreline with colourful fishing boats dotted along the quay.

My Experience With Revenge Porn

Lauren Evans | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Evans

Everybody takes naked photos nowadays, and it is not somebody's fault that their trust was broken by somebody else. This is not a punishment for being 'promiscuous'. This is not anybody's fault except the person who did this to you.

Wellcome Image Awards 2016 Winners

Sabrina Taner | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sabrina Taner

The Wellcome Image Awards showcase the best in science image making and recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. For the first time in the Awards' 19 year history, an illustration claimed the top prize. Meet this year's 20 winning images...

Your Phone Isn't The Villain Of Sleep, It Can Be Your Best Friend

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

London is an incredible city, but when it's at its worst it can be loud, rude, aggressive, unpredictable and in every way a combatant to the peace and tranquility that we all need at the end of the day. Combine these negative elements with what could in all probability be a god-awful day at work and you've got just about every ingredient needed to make sure you have a truly crap night's sleep.

8 Popular Opinions That Were Absurd 20 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A lot has changed in the last 20 years - mobile phones, the internet, Donald Trump's hair... oh, maybe not. So it's no surprise that what was once dee...

California Is the Home of Pet Tech

Marie Carter | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The market for technology for our pets, or 'pet tech', including wearables such as activity trackers, is one of the last hi-tech frontiers set to be conquered. The charge is coming not from the UK, but from California.

NASA's Astonishing Time-Lapse Will Take You To The Edge Of The Earth

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech

NASA has released a mesmerising time-lapse of the Earth's limb. The footage, published on YouTube, was captured as the International Space Station cir...

Mapping The Online World

Russell Haworth | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

The internet lets us seek and share information, across borders and across vast distances, with unprecedented speed and ease. At the end of 2015, there were an estimated 3.2 billion internet users worldwide, up from 400 million in 2000.

Mixed Retail-ality: How AR and VR Are Changing the Future of Retail

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

You touch the screen of your device to feel the fabric. You turn your head to access your real closet to see if that belt you bought last month matches the jacket. It does, and you like it, so you buy it instantly, no cash, no cards, and a couple hours later a drone delivers it to your doorstep.

Making Memories Matter: How Social Networks Can Bring Light In the Darkness

Scott Rosenberg | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Rosenberg

Many social networks are criticised for providing their communities with a news feed filled with angry political rants, tragic breaking news, and hundreds of posts about people struggling with illness or persona turmoil. We've turned this on its head, and developed a feature dedicated to sharing good news about advances in Alzheimer's care.

The Importance of Teaching Children: Talented Tech Professionals Are the New Rock Stars

Miguel Milano | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

We have a generation of people who are now at risk of not reaching their full potential. And at the same time, although the technology sector continues to grow, we are facing a real skills shortage that will start to impact us all.

The iPhone SE Is Affordable And Well-Proportioned: Apple Presents a Golden Delicious

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The downsizing will likely be well received by those with more delicate digits, and those who aren't relying on their handset to double up as an e-reader or a TV - not everyone wants a smartphone the size of a small country anyway.

The Five Best Health Tech Gadgets

Jenna Downes | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jenna Downes

Last week saw the Gadget Show come to Birmingham and I headed there with the sole aim of tracking down the best health technology out there. It was so exciting to see new technology arising, with the possibility of measuring our heart rates, body temperatures and sleep patterns.

Eight Facebook Hacks for Parents With Small Children

Steph Weller | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Parents
Steph Weller

If you're a parent wondering about what to do about your privacy - but still want to share photos with friends and family - you're not alone. You want your best buds to see little one being all cute 'n' cheeky but you're not entirely keen that Adrian from accounts is scrolling through your sunny snaps. If this is you, then here are some Facebook hacks that might help...

Tesla's Big Announcement Last Night Wasn't The Model 3

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

I've had just a taster of what this future looks like with the Model S, and underneath its flashy, self-driving exterior beats a core ecosystem of cars and charging stations that can finally make my electric car dream come true.

Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world, ranked seventh globally. It is widely described as the largest repository of human knowled...

Three Cheers for Science Technicians: The Unsung Heroes of the Classroom!

Patrick Hayes | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

Science technicians are, after all, essential to the setting up and running of experiments in UK classrooms. While there is continual concern around the lack of trained science teachers - and rightly so - the science technician shortage is not given the same level of exposure.

Is Big Data Changing the Paradigm of the Sports Industry?

Valery Bollier | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Tech
Valery Bollier

Microsoft and Baidu correctly predicted all World Cup final stage results while Google made only one mistake... How were they able to make such accurate predictions? They crunched and analysed large numbers of historic results - what we call "big data" - and used that analysis to make their successful predictions. It seems reasonable, therefore, to ask ourselves whether big data is changing the paradigm of the sports industry?