UK Tech.

Social Media Crime Is Presenting Police With A 'Real Problem'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Social media is representing "a real problem" for police, a senior officer has warned as it emerged online crime is taking up "at least half" of front...

Why Can't Women be Coders Too?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Whether we like it or not preconceptions exist and sometimes these preconceptions are based on fact. There aren't women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and women don't code. We all know this isn't true but it has certainly been a topic of conversation for a long time.

Acquisition Angst

Christian Toon | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Obviously, signatures on a contract will never be enough to turn two different workforces into a strong single entity with a single culture. This kind of change does not happen overnight and is particularly the case when the employees of one of the firms involved feel like a conquered people whose roles and ways of getting things done are about to change.

Roaming Charges: The End Is Nigh

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This April, MEP's passed legislation that will end roaming charges for using a mobile phone while abroad by December 2015. This means that the cost of making a call or downloading internet data in another EU country will be the same price as at home.

YouTube Urged To Remove Recruitment Film Featuring British ISIS Jihadis

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

Internet video-streaming sites such as YouTube are being pressed to take down a film featuring two British Muslims urging other young men to fight in ...

Is Google Glass the Future? Yes!

Michael Rundle | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Rundle

The smartphone revolution is complete, but - as ever in human history - there are new horizons to explore. Glass is one of those boundaries. VR is another. Electric vehicles are another. Isn't that, surely, something to celebrate? Let's embrace them, criticise them, refine them. But let's not dismiss them. Let's instead take Google's advice, and try it - and see.

Is Google Glass the Future? No!

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Google Glass is an incredible product, it's proof that we have now reached the required level of technological skill to produce a truly wearable smart device. It's powerful, light, easy to use and features some great technological innovations including a bone-conducting microphone/headphone. It's also £1,000. Lets just take a moment to think that through.

Change My Mind: Is Google Glass the Future?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass has finally arrived in the UK -- but do we want it? Ever since it was first announced in the United States in 2012, Glass has been a c...

Big Data, Big Opportunity

Andy Law | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Law

It is the nature of the Internet that new things will come all the time. And we'll donate our data willingly. So new data just keeps coming and the idea that this can effortlessly integrate into the existing data pool is a big ask.

Skydiver's Parachute Fails, Puts faith In Back-Up Chute

Barcroft TV | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech

A skydiver has captured the terrifying moment his parachute failed, sending him plummeting to the ground in a violent spin. The 27-year-old was on a j...

Letter To Google From Daughter Of Employee Gets Epic Response

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

If you're looking for some extra time off work you could do worse than forge the hand-writing of a little girl. And don't forget the crayon. Thi...

Yes Folks, That Really Is A Stretch Delorean

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech

No, your eyes do not deceive you folks, that is indeed a stretch Delorean. Wonderful The glorious beast appeared at the Delorean Car Show (ye...

£14 Million Super Yacht Goes Up In Flames, Drone Captures It All

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech

Oh dear. This is the moment a £14.1 million super yacht went up in flames, all caught in spectacular footage by a drone. The 112-foot boat, called...

Why Fifa Must Look at Bringing in More Technology for Referees

Chris Deeley | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

If the mistakes are so easy and quick to spot by camera, why not do that? There is the age-old complaint that adding another stage to the decision making process will disrupt the flow of the game, but surely a delay of a couple of seconds would be preferable to a farce like the Mexico game?

Stop Cyberbullying Day

David Emm | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Bullying isn't new, of course. But technology has made it easier than ever before for bullies to attack the vulnerable. And the widespread over-sharing on social networks in today's society has unwittingly thrown fuel on the fire.

Watch Dogs (PS4)

Curtis Moldrich | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech
Curtis Moldrich

Since its stunning debut at E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been one of the most anticipated games for the next-gen consoles. An achingly pretty example of what the new consoles could create, the trailer depicted a fully realised Chicago with rain, steam and lighting all recreated in gorgeous, crisp detail.

Video Game Culture and Play

Pete Low | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech
Pete Low

Despite the parameters we put in place at home, and despite the archaic primary school they go to with less technology than my grandparents' house, video games are a vibrant and significant part of our children's culture and mindset in every aspect of their lives.

Helping Yourself to Company Information: Can You Afford the Risk?

Christian Toon | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Although we would never dream of taking a laptop or chair upon leaving a job, the same cannot be said for information. An Iron Mountain study from 2012 revealed that two thirds of European office workers admit they had taken or would take information they had been involved in creating when they left a job.

How Technology Can Fill the Void Left By Nurseries

John Friend | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw recently stated on Radio 4 that "More than two-thirds of our poorest children - and in some of our poorest communities that goes up to eight children out of 10 - go to school unprepared,".

Love Me Tinder

Ashley Hames | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Like millions of other lonely souls, I recently joined Tinder to try and spark up my non-existent love-life. Romantically, I'm sure it would probably be better if I was to meet someone organically, but hey ho, to Tinder I go.

Five Things That Happen When You Take a Break From Your Mobile Phone

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Three weeks on - and thanks to a predictably complicated insurance policy - I find myself still without a mobile phone. The period of mourning has passed, as has the twitchiness of empty hand syndrome, leaving me on the other side of a techy black hole so pleasant, I'm considering quitting this mobile phone malarkey forever. Or at least for a little bit longer.

Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox One)

Curtis Moldrich | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Curtis Moldrich

Wolfenstein is a name that conjures up memories for many seasoned gamers. One of the first games to truly nail the FPS genre, Wolfenstein's gave gamers their first taste of a modern shooter. Pacing through corridors with sweaty palms, Wolfenstein evoked feelings that many gamers now take for granted.

Will E-mail Be Extinct by 2019?

Barry Whyte | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

There are two sounds that remind me of technology in the 1990s. The screechy noise of a 28.8k modem exchanging hellos with your pay-per-minute ISP and that AOL voice (Siri's mother?) speaking to you on those rare occasions you received an e-mail.

This Is Why The Government Thinks It Can Snoop On You Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

The government has highlighted the legal loophole that, it argues, allows Britain's security services to snoop on everything you say on Facebook, Twit...

Why We Need to Admit Social Media Isn't Making Us Happy

Angelica Malin | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angelica Malin

I think all this social media is making us sad. For two reasons: firstly you cannot escape being connected to the world. Have you ever questioned the rise of the 'read' message on iPhones? Everything from iMessage to What's App has an ability to see whether or not your message has been read; it's a way of phone companies encouraging us to be constantly in contact, constantly within reach.