UK Technology

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Is It Time for That Spring Cleaning?

Graham Welch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

After this is all done, remediation should be performed to bring all systems up to date with the latest patches, but not before creating a change management process to help with versioning control and documentation.

The Death of Distance vs the Cult of Complexity

Luis Alvarez | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Technology - the core skill of CIOs - is the comparatively straight-forward piece of the uneasy alliance between technology, people and process. The ability to think and act creatively is the most in-demand skill for CIOs in the emerging landscape.

A Women's Club for the 21st Century: About Time

Joy Lo Dico | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Lo Dico

One new member told me afterwards she had expected the evening to be full of questions about women's place in this and that. Instead, we covered the mission to Mars, the NHS and banking that night, over a few bottles of wine.

Tech City: London's Hidden Gem

Roger Keenan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.

UK's Suicide Tragedy Highlights Need for Online Therapy

Sarah Bateup | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

Depression and anxiety don't need to be a ball and chain for life. Talking things through with a trained CBT therapist can equip you with the skills to identify trigger points and deal with them as they occur going forward.

There's a New Currency in Town and it's Not the Malawian Kwacha or Azerbaijani Manat

Adam Fisch | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

Whether consumers know it or not, almost every online service, laptop, mobile and app is now collecting data about them and how they consume digital services.

Giving a Leg-up to London's Start-ups with Super-fast Broadband

Duncan Higgins | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

In Tech City we've heard stories of companies choosing to deliver videos by jumping on a bicycle rather than uploading it via their broadband connection. MPs have joked about carrier pigeons being faster than the internet. It's high time things changed.

Filmmaking Has Got Too Easy. Maybe We Need More Obstacles.

Pat Higgins | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

At the risk of sounding all "Eeh, in my day it were all fields around here", which is never a good look, (especially when the day you're talking about was only about a decade ago), I think what the new generation of filmmakers need more than anything else is some obstacles.

London's Black Cabs. A Resilient, Iconic Industry In A Time Of Upheaval

Ivan Massow | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Taxi drivers probably need to accept the future of Uber being here to stay, as they did with minicabs. Let's not forget that as recently as 2009 there have been protests by black-cab drivers over minicabs when their business was licenced and formalised to make them safer.

Does Innovation Lead to Hibernation?

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

On my commute to work this morning I overheard the start of a friendly debate between a young woman in her early 20's and an older man in his late 60's. They were talking about technology, and he asked her if she truly thought it had made our world a better place.

Britain's Most Popular Drug

Tom Beetham | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beetham

As I languish in a town where I could count acquaintances of a similar age on one hand, working a zero-hour contract which my degree and successful school did little to prepare me for, the real world has somewhat lost its rosiness.

Artificial Intelligence: Embrace Evolution!

Martijn de Wever | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Martijn de Wever

Should we fear the speed of technological progress? We decided to not fear but embrace it. As fear is an emotion based on the disability to predict the outcome of a particular situation, we choose to become better at predicting and finding ways to assist us in making the right decision.

Consumers More Willing to Share Their Personal Data on Facebook Than on Any Other Social Network

Patrick Salyer | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

ocial login is designed to provide absolute transparency, which means that brands are accountable to the promises they make when asking users to authenticate via their social identities.

Gone in Five Seconds! Online Shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds Before Switching Brand

Gary Newe | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

Virtual Reality - The Next Gold Rush?

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

The devices that let us engage with the AR/VR worlds are only part of the equation. Yes, those devices must create a great user experience. But we must understand how people will want to engage; with what they'll want to engage; where they'll want to engage; how they'll want to engage; and for how long.

In Pursuit Of Great Work

Sebastian Nienaber | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Sebastian Nienaber

In this new era, we constantly need to adapt to changing circumstances and leave our comfort zone to take bold risks. Applying yesterday´s solutions to today's problems no longer works.

Why the Next UK Big Digital Startup will Probably not Come from London

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

The explosive growth of this sector is not confined to giants such as Google and Facebook. It is happening everywhere in companies big and small.

Time to Put your Foot on the Break

Gary Newe | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The main issue is that all these on-board computers are connected within the car. They all run software, which, even with the best will in the world, is vulnerable. Your car radio is not a transistor radio any more, it is a computer that uses a piece of code to decode the radio signal and play your music - this is vulnerable!

Samsung TV Listens to Users. We Have Lost the War

Pat Higgins | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Pat Higgins

Your telly does not care whether you are happy. Nor the people or programs who will listen to the words spoken in front of your telly. They do not care whether you're happy either.

Why Greens Should Embrace Digital Technology, but not Abandon Politics

Dustin Benton | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Dustin Benton

Other general purpose technologies, like electricity, created similarly utopian visions. These are easy to criticise, but the change created by digital technology, both real and imagined, increasingly shapes our sense of the possible.

Want Real Pay Equality? Then it's Time We Stopped Over-tipping Women

Sean O'Meara | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Do you double the tax? Split the tip between server and the captain? How much do you deduct if the server is female? All legitimate concerns for the considerate diner.

The Future Of Marketing Is A Magical, Interactive Hellscape

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

What lies at the nexus of art, technology and advertising? Two things, roughly. One is a range of cool, interactive toys and technology. The oth...

Can Technology be a Magic Wand to Eliminate Poverty?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Technology is not only about global communication, it is also about collation of data, global analysis and precise solutions to end the problem that affects some part of the society.