UK Tech.

So What Does Globalisation Actually Look Like?

Dan Andersson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

These days globalisation is largely treated as a dirty word. But arguments about Britain's role in the EU aside, what does a British company's role in the international market place actually mean and look like?

Coffee - How Our Caffeine Addiction Is Bad for the Planet

Steve Backshall | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

We can individually take responsibility for our own actions, but to make big changes decisions need to be taken on a national, continental and even global scale. If the big coffee companies are going to make billions out of our legal addiction, they need to be forced to clean up the mess that's left afterwards.

This Astronomer Has What Might Be The Most Absurd NASA Conspiracy Theory Yet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

There is no shortage of NASA conspiracy theories floating around on the internet. But the latest offering comes from “well respected” British fie...

Money and Generation Z: A Perfect Match?

Chris Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Smith

You can imagine a baby boomer with a nice suit, coming back from working at a company where they've worked for the last 50 years. A Gen X, with long, flowing hair, protesting for civil/woman's rights. A millennial surfing the net, thinking up a new way of how it can make them money. A Gen Z with...well, that really hasn't been defined yet, has it?

Using Pigs to Provide Transplant Organs for People

Peter Stevenson | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Peter Stevenson

What would happen if we change to an opt-out scheme and there is still a shortage of organs? If that happens society may decide to use pig organs - I hope it doesn't - but if it does we must ensure there is no increase in the number of animals used for human purposes. This means we will have to cut back on some other use of animals - in the case of pigs that means eating less meat.

Type 'Three Black Teenagers' Into Google And Something Racist Happens. Or Does It?

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK

Google has been accused - again - of being racist. This guy's viral video post shows why: YOOOOOO LOOK AT THIS pic.twitter.com/uY1JysFm8w— July 3rd...

This Man Survived A Year Wearing An Artificial Heart In A Rucksack

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

A 25-year-old man has survived for 555 days with an artificial heart in a rucksack. Stan Larkin, from Michigan, is the first person ever to leave hosp...

Why Facebook Wants to Make Your Life So Easy You'll Never Need to Go to Another Website Ever Again

Jon Sharpe | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Sharpe

Fifty minutes is the average time we spend on Facebook every single day. Taken out of context, it might not sound like that much compared to how much we're using newer rivals such as Snapchat and WhatsApp (which Facebook owns), both of which are predicted to have faster growth than the social network over the next ten years.

What Is the Point of Me?

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Technology can change our lives, it can change nearly everything about our world but it cannot change human nature. What is the point of me? Same as before, but soon with less mundane things to do.

Quiz: What Do You Really Know About Online Privacy?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

Staying safe online is something that all modern technology users know is essential. Just as we would never share our pin number with a stranger, we ...

All Hail The Robot Overlords

Jill Hodges | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

We see our world changing around us. We are discombobulated when we are off line with more and more of our life spent 'in the cloud'. This is only going to increase as the Internet of Things means that we can control our physical world from a distance via apps.

This Parakeet Has Learned How To Use Siri On His Owner's iPhone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Parakeets are very clever birds, as is clear from the fact that they can replicate human speech. This particular one, however, might be the most intel...

Using Technology to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr Rachel C Stockley | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Rachel C Stockley

Technological innovation in healthcare rehabilitation could hold the key to transforming the lives of thousands of stroke survivors by helping them to get back on their feet. By using wearable 'haptic bracelet' devices, we're aiming to cultivate an innovative method to improve the walking of people after stroke.

Forget Robots. The Internet Has Upgraded Us Humans Way Beyond The Capability of Artificial Intelligence

Andy Law | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech
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Andy Law

I've been writing a great deal about the Internet recently. It's a bit like writing about air. It's massive. Everybody knows about it. Everybody uses it. And there's not much left to tell.

The Politics Of Digital Discourse: It's Getting Emoji-onal

Olivia Petter | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Olivia Petter

I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.

The Robot Lawyer Will See You Now

Christopher Markou | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Last month one the largest American law firms, BakerHostetler, announced it had 'hired' a robot lawyer to assist in bankruptcy cases. The robot in question is named ROSS and is marketed as 'the world's first artificially intelligent attorney'.

How Instagram Taught Me to Love My Body

Emily Buchanan | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

After all, platforms like Instagram allow us to choose the content we consume, so instead of being battered over the head by the body shaming bumf of traditional women's magazines, I've carefully curated a community that reaffirms my self worth rather than systemically dismantling it.

Adorable Grandma Totally Freaks Out While Trying VR For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Virtual reality is fast becoming accessible to consumers everywhere, with some great products like the Samsung Gear VR letting almost anyone try out t...

Reducing Duplication of Efforts in the Refugee Crisis

Natasha Freidus | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Freidus

One family needed a fridge, another needed size four diapers, another little boy had no sandals, and everyone could use regular food deliveries. The needs changed week to week, day to day. People wanted to help, they just didn't know how.

Technology Is Unleashing Potential All Over The World

Cameron Stevens | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Cameron Stevens

It was a privilege to be a part of the audience for Bill Gates' keynote speech at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego in April this year. Hearing his view of the future, it was hard not to feel the groundswell of optimism currently taking hold around the world. Gates still believes that technology is a force for good, opening a world of opportunity for us all.

We Created a Digital Dental Check-Up for Those Who Can't Access a Dentist

Gina Dorodvand | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Gina Dorodvand

We both graduated from City University in July 2015 and that summer we started our mission to get this technology into the hands of people and take the skills we learnt during our Biomedical Engineering degree and use it to create a positive impact.

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...