UK Technology

What We Follow On Social Media May Be Holding Women Back

Edwina Dunn | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'

Social Influencers Continue To Jump On The Brand-Wagon

Jason Mander | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

The simple answer is to trust in the continued growth of this marketing format and find the next wave of influencers that are building online followers relevant to your brand, as they can be re-cruited from social sites still in their infancy.

Repair-Not-Replace, Good for Your Pocket and Good for the Environment

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

Recently the back bumper on my car sustained a few cracks as a result of a minor accident. I took the car to the dealer's garage. I was told that the bumper needed to be replaced at an extortionate cost. Not only that but also the car had to be taken to another city for that to be done. I said I would think about it.

Video Replays In Football: Surely It's Time?

Ross Ayling | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Over the pond, video replays are used to assist official's decisions in basketball, ice hockey and baseball. So someone please tell me why the suits over at football HQ haven't given it the green light yet? The sooner we get them in, the better and fairer the game will be.

The Future of Air Travel

Frontier | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Frontier

The human race has always had an insatiable appetite for exploration; despite the fact maps used to say "there be dragons here", or feared that we'd sail off the edge, heading over the horizon is in our nature. Jump 1000 years later and we're still doing it. Everywhere on the globe is now reachable by air travel, but with rising population comes rising demand...

Children Are Spending Just Eight Hours A Week Playing Outside BUT Aren't As Tech Obsessed As You May Think

Lewis Oakley | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Lewis Oakley

The truth is all of the technology nowadays has been designed with children's education in mind and the gap between fun and learning has been bridged in a very discreet way so that kids don't actually realise how much they are learning.

Value-Based Care Is Driving The Medical Device Industry

Paul Budd | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Paul Budd

According to a new report issued by PwC Health Research Institute, manufacturers of diagnostics tools and healthcare devices are seeking to launch a w...

How The Content Tsunami Is Killing Productivity and Five Ways To Fix It

Theo Priestley | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Filtering through content efficiently allows us to sort the wheat from the chaff. It's a way of controlling the flood. Think of it like turning on and off a tap; without filtering, the content would just flow constantly and eventually drown us. We're searching for what matters most and what is relevant to us personally or professionally

Getting The Entrepreneurial Mix Right

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Camilla Ley-Valentin

From an entrepreneurial point of view, there are lots of great ideas out there. The trick is to take them beyond the idea into revenue generation that continues past the original concept. Sharing your idea is paramount in gaining traction. I meet a lot of budding entrepreneurs who tell me that they are working on the world's best idea, but they can't tell me anything about it unless I sign a NDA.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Ten Ways To Form A Healthy Relationship With Your Email

Bostjan Bregar | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Bostjan Bregar

We all love email as a communication tool. But we all hate email when we reach inbox overload. So how do we find a happy medium? Here are 10 tips I think can help.

Mega Projects Today - Are We Daring Enough?

John Mason | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
John Mason

The mind of the engineer has always been central to a nation-building story - blending creativity with discipline, project management with imagination. Systems without substance are dangerous or uninspiring, at best. The two have always danced in sync.

Goliath, Meet David: How Independent Labels Are Challenging Mega-Corporations

Vishesh Kochher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Vishesh Kochher

The shift from mega-corporations to independent brands is driven by the flexibility and responsiveness of smaller companies, enabled by technology that brings consumers and producers closer together than they have been since the days of the medieval city market.

Homelessness Strategy Must Address Root Causes Of Rough Sleeping

Carl Thomson | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

What is also required is a strategy to improve prospects for those already in the homeless system - reducing the length of time that people need to stay in emergency accommodation, and giving them the skills and confidence they need to go back out into the world and live independently.

How To Grow A Tech Start-Up

Alex Hearn | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Alex Hearn

Alex Hearn, Managing Director of Slipcase, talks about the pitfalls and successes of starting up a digital company.

Considering The Ethics Of Our Investments

Tamara Sword | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Collectively we would wring our hands, but for the mobiles in our hands. How to reach out and touch more than glass. How to change what seems through the indifferent screen to be immutable, an endless cycle of meaningless horror.

How To Be A Team GB Superfan - From The 2016 Olympic Athletes

Andrew Denham | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Denham

Just because the Olympics are taking place far from home this year doesn't mean the athletes put in any less blood, sweat, and tears. As an avid Team GB supporter, I'm passionate about keeping that London 2012 enthusiasm alive.

Sexting: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

Sexting is becoming a bigger and bigger part of children’s lives, as technology is so widespread and social apps like Snapchat encourage children to...

10 Stages Of Breaking Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Tech

Our iPhone might be one of our most treasured pieces of technology, but that doesn’t mean we always treat them with the respect it deserves. As anyo...

Why It Could Be Time to Turn Off the Tech

Rishi Loatey | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Tech
Rishi Loatey

Technology is everywhere in modern life. Whether we're spending our day in front of a computer screen in the office, watching Britain's Olympic hopefuls on TV or hunting for Pokémon on our smart phones, we are obsessed with the digital world. And the addiction's getting worse it seems. Experts recently suggested we are a nation in need of a 'digital detox'.

A Real Need, a Real Opportunity - A Career in Tech May Be Closer than You Think

Miguel Milano | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Technology is changing virtually every aspect of our lives in this mobile, hyper-connected age. It's easy to see why, when most of us carry at least one device with us at all times and we literally have an app for everything.

Is Siri Racist? Why Virtual Assistants Can't Understand Accents

Philip Ellis | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

It's a common enough complaint about smartphones. For all the wonderful things they can do, for all the ways they make our lives easier -- all too often they can't understand a word we're saying.

Exterminate or Come to Bed?

Emma Critchley | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Emma Critchley

Robots have really come on from when I was a child. When I was growing-up, the closest I got to a robot was on Dr Who. They wheeled about shouting "ex...

A Virtual Reality Olympics? How Brands Are Using Tech in Rio to Enhance Audience Experiences

Richard Dodgson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Dodgson

It has never been easier to connect brands with audiences, particularly with the integration of technology in everyday life. Digital innovations offer more opportunities to engage and fully immerse people in experiences, and this year's Olympics will be no exception. Brands are embracing the latest technology and adapting to a changing world of innovations to reach their consumers and enhance their experiences, whether they are in Rio or watching from home.

Build or Buy: Securing IoT Is Harder Than It Looks for Device Manufacturers

Dominique Guinard | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dominique Guinard

In Mr Robot, Elliott Alderson explicitly exploits 'easy' vulnerabilities: obvious passwords, open back doors, etc. As the world inevitably becomes more connected, risks will accompany benefits; the starting point for security must always be best-practice encryption and protocols. Just as in the 'real' world, there will be break-ins - but they become much less likely if you lock all your doors and windows.