UK Technology News

The Effects of Technology in Jobs

Daniel Kendal | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Kendal

As technologies become ever more sophisticated, companies have an increasing demand for highly skilled workers. Of course, higher skill levels equate to higher pay so throughout the UK many industries are experiencing widespread salary hikes.

Supply on Demand

Philip Letts | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

A longstanding plateau of supply chain procurement and services buying innovation has left the global market in a state of stunted growth, with seemingly little room for manoeuvre. Philip Letts, CEO of blur Group reveals exactly how key players in the tech world are pushing to broaden the horizons of traditional commerce.

Alicia Keys And Blackberry Break Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Songwriter Alicia Keys is leaving her job with BlackBerry at the end of January after spending one year as "global creative director" for the ailing s...

INTERVIEW: Zoe Salmon Talks Travel, Texting And Fashionable Tech

Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

TV presenter Zoe Salmon is used to taking on a challenge. From Blue Peter, to the Dancing on Ice arena and the heat of the Celebrity Masterchef kitche...

INTERVIEW: Matt Edmondson On Love, Life And Being More Dog

Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech

Huffpost has been putting Radio 1 DJ and presenter Matt Edmonson through his paces recently. We set Matt and fellow presenter Zoe Salmon a series o...

Why I'm Going Back to University as a Female Engineer?

Yetunde Adediran | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yetunde Adediran

Sixteen years after graduating from Brunel University as a Manufacturing/Mechanical engineer, I have decided to pursue a postgraduate engineering degree at the University of Oxford. When I studied at Brunel in the mid-90s, I was one of 5 females out of about 50 students...

How Did Shazam Become A Global Music Phenomenon?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Shazam, a mobile-phone based music identifying application, quickly took off as a global music app phenomenon after its 1999 start, developed by Chris...

Tech City or FinTech City?

Daniel Lowther | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Only 10% of the companies in Tech City are financial services focussed. That doesn't sound like enough to me given the London's status as a financial centre. It raises the question as to whether the Government should be focusing on financial technology start-ups and working out how to create an environment in which these companies can thrive.

It's Time to 'Lean in' and Do Something About Diversity at Tech Events

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

Having a greater variety of voices, backgrounds and experiences represented makes conferences better, and that, in turn, makes the tech industry better. But for that to happen, organisers need to be more proactive about recruiting diverse speakers, and more of us need to get over our nerves, grab opportunities where they come, and put ourselves forward.

Popping Up the High Street

Mark Little | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Little

Whilst a very welcome boost for retail confidence, this bounce in sales was arguably fuelled by the rarest of British heat waves, the birth of a future king, a British winner at Wimbledon and a rise in online sales of 7.9%, perhaps masking the on-going fragility of UK retail growth.

Keep Cool and Carry On

Andrew Millard | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Andrew Millard

To avoid disruption to day-to-day operations and ensure workers don't have to endure further travel misery on sweltering trains and packed motorways, there is a compelling argument for equipping them with remote access and web conferencing technologies that will help them remain productive even if they cannot get into work.

Driverless Cars To Hit UK Public Roads By 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Driverless cars will be tested on public roads by the end of the year after the government gave the scheme the green light. The test runs have prev...

Twitter vs Shazam: Who Will be First to Bridge the Second Screen Chasm?

Dave Standen | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Tech
Dave Standen

When will second screen technology be accepted by the masses? A niche audience have had their hands on it for some time and brands, marketers and content producers are urging it to kick on from its initial stumbles and leap over Moore's chasm, from early adoption to mass consumption.

Facebook is a Platform For Enlightenment

Stephanie Holland | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

In the last month three male friends have told me not to tag them on facebook. Faced with the prospect of deletion, and guilted by the new-found knowledge that I threaten a fragile relationship with their girlfriend, or their ex, it shines the spotlight on something utterly fascinating: facebook, the network that everybody loves to hate, presents us with a stellar opportunity for personal growth.

Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom Has New Friend In Harry Styles (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech

Co-Founder and CEO of Instagram Kevin Systrom is already a very popular young man with a net worth of £260 million, but he's now set to have a whole ...

iTunes Match - Review

Raj Bains | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Raj Bains

It was a true personal hell to get fully set-up, but I'd go through it all again at the drop of a hat if it meant I that I could carry on experiencing the service it created just after.

Stunning Nasa Image Shows Brutal Impact Of Pollution

Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Tech

This stunning new image released by Nasa shows how dust, sea salt and smoke is swirled around the globe by weather. Dust (red) is lifted from the s...

Decoded Fashion: A Start up Guide to the UK Tech Fashion Economy

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Tech
Katerina Zherebtsova

To whoever doubted that fashion and tech is an explosive combination: our mobile devices are with us everywhere and 'Always On' and as Diana Vreeland said 'style is a way of life, without it we are nothing'. We are in for an enjoyable 3.0 adventure.

Microsoft To Replace Windows Live Messenger With Skype

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft are to "retire" their instant messenger chat tool, Windows Live Messenger (WLM), and replace it with Skype. The service will be phased ou...

Apple Paid Less Than 2% Tax On £23bn Foreign Earnings

PA | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK

Apple paid less than 2% tax on its overseas profits, documents revealed today, after the iPad and iPhone giant slashed the amount foreign taxmen recei...

A Dark Day For Online Freedom?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Tech

A law that allows authorities to take websites offline and force them to close has come into effect in Russia. The legislation was passed by the Ru...

Superfast Broadband - Coming to a Street Near You?

Dominic Baliszewski | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Tech
Dominic Baliszewski

But wait just a minute - 90% of households? What about the other 10%? Will they be left to endure infuriating pauses as attempts to stream last night's EastEnders are thwarted by intermittent 'buffering'? The truthful answer, regrettably, is yes they probably will.

PICTURES: Hitting Walk Speed

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill and Charlie Lindlar | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Tech

It flew 115 million miles to and from orbit at speeds of up to 17,500mph, but the space shuttle Endeavour's final mission after a 20-year career was ...

Evolution Of Universe Simulated In YouTube Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

The universe has been around for 14 billion years – but scientists have managed to squeeze its evolution into 78 seconds of video. Needless to sa...

'Magic Carpet' Could Help Prevent Falls Among Elderly, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

It’s not quite up to the spec that Aladdin would expect, but scientists have nevertheless invented a kind of “magic carpet”. It’s designed ...