UK Technology

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Hurst

Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour, lighting and backdrop, so that an artistic intent and element of pre-production becomes an important factor in framing the context of selfies if they are made in an artful way.

This Guy's Mum Hasn't Quite Got The Hang Of Whatsapp And The Internet Thinks It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Technology can be baffling for the best of us. But when it comes to parents, there’s an entirely new level of confusion. One mum has adorably proven...

From Science Fiction To Science Journals: How AI Is Reshaping Research

Vivian Chan | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivian Chan

AI no longer belongs to the realm of science fiction. From voice recognition to self-driving cars and medical diagnosis, 'artificial intelligence' has, in just the last few years, woven its way into our lives at work and at home.

Why We Need To Step Up For Diversity

Natalie Lloyd | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Lloyd

I want to build on the great success we've had hiring a balanced creative team, and open us up to even greater diversity. As a branding agency, having myriad perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in-house only works to enhance our proposition of being able to assimilate with, and comprehend our clients.

Mobility Drives Digital Transformation To The Fast Lane

Russell Acton | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

Mobility plays an integral part in simplifying and modernising legacy applications. With no need for additional coding, it's the route to the top of the podium. Ailing enterprises now have a chance to survive, in fact, to thrive, rather than fade into extinction. Mobile transformation provides a competitive advantage and the ability to become agile and modern entities. It is the road ahead.

Turn To A Chatbot - Your Customer Service Companion

Dean Withey | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dean Withey

In this age of ever-changing tech, consumers want a quicker, easier and more personal experience when dealing with brands. Now, consumers are enjoying the fastest way to reach a brand the world has ever seen - chatbots.

14 Things You Only Know If You’re Terrible At Texting Back

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

These days it is a social faux pas to think of actually picking up the phone and calling someone, instead we all send a passive aggressive stream of m...

Burgeoning Chinese Social Media Landscape Opens New Revenue Streams For Sport Stars

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Hopkins

The Chinese in-territory hunger for content from sports stars is vast, however only a handful of international sports personalities have, so far, embraced this potential. The combined elements of market size and a more relaxed approached to brand promotion and advertising, the revenue streams that can be generated are set to be big.

Why We Need To Make Smart Home Technology More Secure

Philip Woods | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

The government has already laid out specific security standards which need to be met as part of their plans to roll out smart meters in all homes by 2020. According to British Gas, their smart meters are protected by security techniques that are more complex than the ones used in online banking.

Google's New Sun Map Reveals The Staggering Potential Of Solar Power

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech

Google’s already on a mission to become 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by the end of 2017 and now it’s bringing that same vision to the ...

Immigrants Make America Great

Ashish Prashar | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

Our leaders must remember that immigrants have created some of our largest companies, built America's global dominance and if we created barriers to bringing talent to the US the likes of Apple and Google wouldn't exist today. The immigrants who did important, world-changing things did them here because this country welcomed them and that's what makes America so great!

Living In The Past

Laura Krippner | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Krippner

Something quite tragic happened in our family home that had a devastating impact on all of our lives. It made us rethink how we interact as a family. It raised questions about the way that we spend time together. It challenged the way that we relax, cook food, listen to music even which rooms we sit in. There was no fire or flood... we lost our Wi-Fi service. For over a week.

The Wonder Of Digital

Jon Mew | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Mew

I've always loved media. It says all the wrong things about me, but big media breakthroughs, driven by technology have been some of the most vivid and exciting moments I can remember.

Binary Options Trading: An Explainer

Shihab S Joi | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Find out all you need to know about the thrilling world of binary options trading and how using a fast, reliable and easy-to-use trading platform can ...

The Changing Attitudes To Sex Around The World

Stephanie Alys | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Alys

What was the most important thing you learned about sex before you did it? Use a condom, maybe? STIs? Pregnancy? Which bit 'goes' where? If you had good sex education, maybe you learned the importance of consent, or a bit about love and relationships.

Can Tech Combat The Climate Crisis?

Andrew Moore | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Moore

Unbelievably, there are those who still insist on denying the existence of the world's environmental crisis, and worryingly, some of these are in pivotal positions when it comes to what happens in the next 10 years. This by the way is the period in which many experts believe we still have a chance to mitigate the rise in global temperatures.

Blockchain Will Bring Empowerment And Transparency To Development

Jutta Steiner | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jutta Steiner

In the case of bitcoin, this meant that all of a sudden there was an open system available that could automatically keep track of everyone's balances. New blockchain protocols will similarly replace the need for certain organizational solutions and allow different players that don't trust each other to build an almost magical digital commons that can be used by everyone.

Hacking; The Threat That Isn't Going Away

Thomas Fischer | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Fischer

We'll be OK, right? Wrong. Like it or not, the threat is all around us. And growing. It's no longer the isolated, odd geek in his bedroom who lives on a diet of pizza and computer code. Today, it's about power and money with both things driving an explosion in the number of active hackers.

The New Stranger Danger: How To Stay Safe Online In The Age Of Cyber Crime

Philip Ellis | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

From an early age, we're taught not to take candy from strangers. Our parents drill a suspicion of the unknown into us, arming us with the tools to keep ourselves safe. But when it comes to the online world, grown adults who should know better throw caution to the wind, handing over all kinds of intimate data in exchange for use of a free app or wifi network.

Do You Know The Agenda Behind Your School's STEM Provision?

Rhianna Louise | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rhianna Louise

Does your school take part in Science4Society Week? And does STEM learning there reflect the valuable thinking skills young people should develop, and the just and sustainable world we wish to see?

It's Time For Millennials To Speak Out

Tim Connor | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Tim Connor

We need to go back to the very basics. We need to do more to encourage human interaction in the workplace. Turn the internal email off for the day, limit the use of mobile phones, and make people not the internet your first reference point when hammering out solutions to complex problems.

New Talent Is The Key To Unlocking The Potential Of 3D Printing

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

We need new champions of this technology who can help manufacturers understand the impact it can have on supply chain and product design. To create these leaders of the future we need to educate and inspire the next generation of designers and engineers to ensure we have the right talent to continue to grow the industry.

Levis And Google's First 'Smart Jacket' Has Electronics Woven Into The Fabric

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

If you thought skinny jeans were the pinnacle of modernity, then wait till you see what Levis and Google want to put in your wardrobe in 2017. In a co...

Google Home Vs. Alexa: There Is A Clear Winner

Quora | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

Echo has many more 3rd-party integrations available at present and has better support for some of my IOT devices and Audiobooks. Also, the Echo has Bluetooth support, Home is lacking in this feature, and I sometimes miss that.

Being Human

Bostjan Bregar | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bostjan Bregar

As part of the personalisation message, AI was one of the most banded about words at the show. No surprises there - it's like a check box that any new gadget or app needs to tick. While the best of intentions is meant, the abundance of its use is starting to lose its appeal.