UK Technology

Happy New Year! The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is The Lack Of Fear Itself

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Every post you make, every breath you take, every search you make, they'll be watching you. Every bit of information you have ever entered anywhere online is stored, collated and held. For the most part, we give this data over without even thinking about the consequences, assuming it is safe.

Tech Startups Are Spearheading A New Era Of Giving Back In The UK

Chris Ciauri | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

The UK's tech sector has seen remarkable growth in recent years - in fact according to Tech Nation 2016, the industry now accounts for 1.56 million jobs nationwide. And the startup sector is particularly strong, with a 92% increase in tech companies incorporated in London alone over the past three years.

A New Year's Digital Strategy For Book Publishers: Love The Ones You're With

Roger Warner | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Warner

As we start the new year it strikes me that most publishers are stuck on a treadmill, running as fast as they can towards an ill-defined digital nirvana that is consistently beyond their reach, whilst at the same time scrambling to make good on their six or seven figure author advances for new titles

Financial Literacy: The Elephant In The Room

Max Rofagha | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Max Rofagha

Technology holds the key, with its proven track record of demystifying and simplifying complex industries to the great benefit of consumers. So far technology hasn't really touched on the issue of financial literacy and tech companies need to step up to fill the void left by the traditional advice industry.

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

Inventors Club Whitechapel: Driving Social Change Through Technology Within London's East End

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

My recent adventures in Tower Hamlets have filled me with inspiration. Inventors Club Whitechapel looks forward to 2017 with ambitious projects to continue their mission of highlighting and nurturing young and local talent.

I Want To Punch Your Inspirational Quote In The Face

Anne Look | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Tech
Anne Look

Are we losing the subtle intricacies that come from a look or slight movement? Are we losing our attention to detail, our ability to focus or our imaginations that used to be forced to build colour, people and stories amongst the pages of brilliant writers.

Twitter Is Having An Identity Crisis, It Needs To Solve Its Hate Problem

Checan Laromani | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech
Checan Laromani

Twitter is in choppy waters. Struggling to find a buyer, its share price hit record lows this year. With its user base pretty much stagnant, and under intense investor scrutiny, Twitter's purpose and direction has become progressively blurred.

Video: Might #AI Save, NOT Destroy Us?

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

For each episode of the series, I try to go out on the field and talk to everyday citizens about their most pressing questions to do with the topic we're covering. In this case, a significant amount of people wanted to know if machines could behave ethically, think independently and critically, be used ethically.

Death Of The School Gate - How Can We Strengthen Parent Communities?

Susan Burton | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents
Susan Burton

This month, we've seen the UK falling again in the global Pisa rankings for both Maths and English. So just how should parents follow UK OFSTED guidance and increase "parental engagement" with their school and with other parents?

Why 2017 Is The Time For Responsible Leadership

Marco Comastri | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Marco Comastri

Ultimately, all of us need to make the right choices to ensure we use technology to develop skills in a way that helps everyone to succeed. This needs to be our response to the challenges posed by technology and globalisation - and it's everyone's responsibility.

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Kenyon

Politicians cannot ignore their voters to this extent and cannot embrace advantages of this. It is the mass unemployment issue that will cause most concern to politician's short-lived careers. Donald Trump cannot promise the Rustbelt States that voted for him that he would bring back jobs from foreign countries and replace these unskilled workers' jobs with machines.

This Terrifying Giant Mech Isn't Hollywood Special Effects, It's Real

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

Meet Method-2 a vast hulking “mech” and one that, according to its creators, is a world first. This vast robot is the brainchild of designer Vital...

All From A Garage In Bishop Stortford

Toby Peters | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

As I step down as CEO of Dearman, I must admit that a piston engine that runs on nothing but air - the basis of the last 12 years at Highview and Dear...

2017: Rise Of The Drones, Failure Of The Government

Darren Jones | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Jones

The position of the Government therefore needs to be that of an interventionist state - not of the type of generations gone by, but of a strategic, risk sharing state - advocating the policies required for the future, instead of trying to apply the old rules to the new economy.

Not Just Games - How Virtual Reality Will Heal And Teach In 2017 And Beyond

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nima Ghadiri

tech for good There is still the odd zombie shooter, and zombies jumping up on you in virtual reality is very, very frightening. Beyond slaughtering undead hordes, are there more constructive applications of virtual reality technology? Yes, and the possibilities are endless....

Sherlock And The Smartphone

Sarah Jackson | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Jackson

So our contemporary Sherlock has swapped his magnifying glass for a mobile. But as co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss point out, this smartphone-savvy approach is not out of keeping with Arthur Conan Doyle's original creation. Holmes has always been technologically adept.

Kid Asks Amazon Alexa For Nursery Rhyme, Gets Earful Of Dildo Porn Instead

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Comedy

It’s hard to pin down the greatest thing about this clip. It could be the little boy’s adorable attempt to request Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It...

Can Technology Solve Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Anders Lorenzen

tech for good To name just a few, solar power whose efficiency increases year by year; and the technological advances in battery technology which, combined with technological advances in electric vehicles, have propelled them to such a level deemed unimaginable ten years ago

Why You Should Take Your Heart (Health) Into Your Own Hands

Louise Fellows | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Louise Fellows

tech for good I unfortunately had an episode of SVT and knew that, if I were to call a paramedic I would have to wait for hours and going to a hospital was not an option. Luckily, with my Kardia Mobile, I was able to monitor my heart rhythm, which went as high as 250 beats per minute and lasted over an hour, sending the recordings to my doctor for records and tracking.

Not All Social Investors Are Tree Huggers (And Vice Versa)

Martin Leuw | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Tech
Martin Leuw

tech for good Investing in social businesses isn't about hugging trees. Having run several 'for profit' digital businesses over the years, I'm an unrepentant capitalist who recognises that whilst money doesn't grow on trees, nothing is more important than sustainability

This Gravity-Powered Lamp Could Revolutionise How Thousands Light Their Homes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech

More than a billion people around the world rely on kerosene to light their homes. It’s an expensive gas that kicks out carcinogenic toxins into the...

Open Sourcing Our Values

Natasha Freidus | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Freidus

tech for good What you may not have heard about is the tremendous groundswell of tech innovation in response to the refugee crisis. In a historically unprecedented humanitarian response, developers all over have come up with a solution for pretty much every refugee-related challenge you can think of

Technology, Dementia And Living Well

Beth Britton | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Beth Britton

tech for good The second reason I'm a fan is the many similarities between my motivation for my work and James' motivation for his. James' mum had younger onset dementia, and he gave up his career to care for her. His experiences with his mum have underpinned everything he's put into creating and now running Unforgettable.

Leeds City Region 2017: The Undisputed Fintech Capital Of The North

Roger Marsh | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

Fintech is undoubtedly one of the major growth sectors for Leeds City Region. Indeed, as an existing centre of excellence for both finance (as the UK's second centre for banking, home to over 30 national and international banks) and technology, we are primed and ready to capitalise on the opportunity.