UK Technology

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

This Is A Bluetooth Speaker Like No Other

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

Bluetooth speakers are not - to put it kindly - intrinsically exciting. There are so many on the market, in so many styles and price points, that ...

The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The "technological revolution" is well underway, according to the many stories on this subject scattered throughout the media. It would seem that there is an inevitability about our digital future if you were to adhere to conventional wisdom; although so far there has not been proper examination as to how we are going to cope socially, economically and culturally.

Ricky Gervais Loved His First David Brent Pastiche Video So I Got Him To Create Another - Watch It Here

Kat Jackman | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Kat Jackman

If you didn't see the hilarious video that unemployed graduate Will Bowers created - to get his CV out there - with the hope of getting noticed by potential employers, take a look below.

Messy Science, and Why Everyone Benefits From Showing the Mess

Anais Rassat | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

If scientists entertain the myth that giant leaps are the everyday happening of science, science funders will expect extraordinary claims in return for funding, and everyone will be disappointed with that game.

Chipsafer: Upgrading Agriculture

One Young World | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez is a One Young World delegate from Uruguay. She was a delegate speaker during the Global Business Plenary Session at...

How to Make Wearable Techs Work

Georgie Barrat | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Wearable Tech means exactly what it says on the tin; technology that you can wear. Be it a wrist band, watch or glasses it consists of some sort of accessory with electronics embedded inside it.

Tackling Food Poverty in Ireland

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is written by Iseult Ward. Iseult is a One Young World Ambassador from Ireland and the co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, a social...

Innovating Dublin

One Young World | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
One Young World

Whether you are involved in the tech scene, want to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur or even none of the above, we can't wait to welcome you to Dublin and show you the vibrant industry that's here.

21 Tips For Kickstarting Your Digital Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you live your life through your phone rather than engaging with the world around you, then it's time to do something about it. Tech addicts read...

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Google 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Reveal Thousands Of UK Requests

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech

Britons have asked Google to remove more than 60,000 web links from its results under the "right to be forgotten" law, the search engine has revealed....

Fears For Teen Users Of SnapChat As Nude Images Leaked Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Explicit images taken with the photo sharing app SnapChat have reportedly been intercepted via a third party app and leaked online. Users of the ap...

Louise Ridley

What Happened When I Ditched Google Maps

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

*Sort of I’m lost without my phone. Physically lost. With a poor sense of direction and little time, I am completely reliant on my Google Maps...

Here's Why New York Has the Talent and the Attitude to Succeed in Mobile

James Connelly | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Firstly, it has the attitude, plus an enviable diversity of culture which is delivering its own unique and particular breed of new mobile apps. We're already working with a couple of home grown New York apps businesses such as Gilt, the designer sales shopping app.

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.

Creative Businesses and the Digital Healthcare Revolution

Caroline Norbury | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Norbury

We learned this week that as part of the Conservative election manifesto the party will promise GP access seven days a week by 2020. This is to relieve pressure on hospitals, giving working people access to a doctor at weekends, with family doctors able to consult patients via email and internet video link as part of the plans.

Message in the Mobile: What I Get From Seeing Serial Texters in the Classroom

Terence Tse | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Terence Tse

There is one last reason why students may be texting frequently: I could be making a fool of myself here. All of this can most likely be explained by the fact that my lectures are simply lousy and boring. In this case, don't let me know via SMS.

Cuddling a Stranger: An App Too Far?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

Ah, who doesn't love a social media trend? Especially when it gives some thought to linguistics. We've recently gone mad for apps designed to help you interact with strangers, incidentally all suffixed with an 'r'. Meet Tinder and Grindr's new, potentially more terrifying cousin, Cuddlr. DUN DUN DUHHH.

Why Is Data Security So Often Overlooked?

Roger Keenan | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Technology is everywhere. It forms the basis of our daily lives, from communicating with loved ones to documenting your work in the office. Many businesses that were once stalwarts of the British high street have closed down, simply trading online instead and this shows the power of technology in the modern world.

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

Why We Need Less Gimmicks and More Ergonomics in Tech Gear

Collette Walsh | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
Collette Walsh

With over 10 million of the new iPhone 6 phones sold already world wide, that's a lot of fingers and wrists in regular use - let's hope Apple and all the major tech companies heed the need for designs that support our joints.

Google Has a Responsibility to Boost Female Staff Numbers

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

There is something to be said for the fact that women to date have had an even greater challenge than men to get their views heard and noticed, despite women's supposed excellent communication skills; So the race is now on as women take up the challenge, and men may have to fight harder to keep their positions.

Rage Against the Machines

Andrea Hubert | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Hubert

I lost an old friend recently. She'd been sick for a few years, could hardly function, and in the end, we had to pull the plug. I was almost in tears - "almost" being the crucial word. Because in reality, crying over the death of your 2008 Dell Inspiron is almost as tragic as owning one in 2014.