UK Technology

Top Ten Investment Tech Trends Revealed at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investment Summit

Jon Medved | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Medved

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today and hosted the biggest investment event in Israel, the Startup Nation. With 6,000 guests from 82 countries attending, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, the event was packed

AI Will Save Us (Or At Least Correct Our Mistakes)

Daniel Kroening | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Kroening

I'm talking about AI that talks not to humans but directly to computer programs, creating software that codes, edits and tests itself. This will ensure better software that is more secure and impervious to attack. AI could well be our savior against bad code.

Five Ways To Break Free From Your Phone

Makeba Garraway | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents
Makeba Garraway

We didn't choose to home educate the children just so that they could see me checking my phone for most of the day. Part of being a conscious parent involves frequent reflection on how things are going, and making changes when needed. For me, watching that video footage drew a line that I want to avoid crossing in future.

Master Ledger 2077: A Blockchain Blockbuster

Simon Chan | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Chan

Blockchain has become a real buzzword over the past year - not only in technology and business circles, but also in our everyday conversations. But what would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the Internet transformed our lives?

The State Of Application Development

Paulo Rosado | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paulo Rosado

As technology matures, the lines surrounding app development continue to blur. What is and isn't mobile is no longer clear, and as a result, the solutions and approaches to app development are becoming less specific. Not that long ago, mobile app development was a siloed function within IT.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

The Video World Has Evolved... But Have Brands And Agencies Kept Up?

Mick Entwisle | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

Video is everywhere. Read this on a packed train, and you can be sure that at least half of those on their mobile are watching some form of video content; after all, 13% of adults' social media time is spent watching video, equating to around 10 minutes every day.

The Emperor's New Clothes: How Smart Homes Are Becoming Rather Stupid

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

This may get me thrown out of the fraternity of technologists, but when it comes to bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) into our homes - 'smart' locks, 'smart' bulbs, 'smart' radiators, 'smart' whatever, has anyone actually sat down and asked the vital question - does anyone need this?

How Technology Is Helping Eliminate The Global Unemployment Epidemic In The Autistic Community

Matt Skillings | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Skillings

Asperger's syndrome is a hidden disability. Walking past me on the street you would never know I had it. It's when I have to fit into a neurotypical world that the problems start. Neurotypicals are born with the skills to communicate and interact in any number of public and social situations. I was not.

Technology: A Life Story

Chris Millington | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Millington

Technology can get a bad rap. Some people claim it ruins our posture as we hunch over our computer screen; it disrupts our sleep if we look at the blue hues of laptops for too long and apparently robots are going to take over the world.

Aleppo: The Hidden War Is Not Hiding With Tech

Ru Barksfield | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ru Barksfield

As someone who adores new technology I'm not sure whether to be impressed or appalled by this new generation of 'live' carnage. I feel near helpless sat on a comfy couch, in a leafy green part of London, yet as a generation we have never been so empowered by the tools handed to us 'millennials'. But we are not helpless.

March Into Tech - The Battle For Equality Will Be Fought In Code

Lucy Ward | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lucy Ward

The last couple of weeks in global politics proves that the average woman still has to fight for her right to be heard. Hundreds and thousands of wome...

Robots Could Replace 250,000 Public-Sector Jobs By 2030

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

A quarter of a million public sector jobs could be replaced by computers over the next 13 years, according to a new report from a right-wing think tan...

Fast Food Brands Are Getting Technical To Keep Customers Hungry For More

Peter Veash | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

Fulfilling the promise of a fast food brand used to be simple; it had to be fast, and it had to be food. It was really no more complicated than that. In fact, as long as the need for a rapid injection of fat, salt and sugar was fulfilled, quality, provenance and presentation were largely irrelevant (look no further than the late-night kebab for proof).

At The Crossroads

Norman Pickavance | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech
Norman Pickavance

And too many of the bricks and mortar stores that remain have become service-light imitations of their former selves, with a shopping experience so devoid of joy that customers are starting to decide that they might as well stay at home.

How I Cope With Digital Procrastination

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Completing this one important thing in the morning gave me an incredible energy boost to do other things, and a deep satisfaction by myself even before lunch. On the other hand, if I tried tackling small things like sorting out emails first "for the peace of mind", I ended up frustrated and not really having enough concentration to do the big thing afterwards.

Complexity Is The Enemy Of Clarity

Reuven Cohen | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

Einstein once said that "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." It's a spin on the idea of a 13th century Friar, William of Ockham, who wrote about the concept of "Occam's Razor."

Trade Deals, Interest Rates, Consumer Spending - We Are All Anxious Economists Now

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Andrew Cunningham

In the turbulent early 60s when it seemed like the world was about to literally explode, Bob Dylan was scribbling away. The times were a changing, a...

Why Britain Has A Poorer Mobile Network Than Kazakhstan

Matthew Hussey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Each mobile phone operator uses a mix of those frequencies to deliver their service to customers, and some 'own' more of the spectrum than others. At present BT and EE owns 42 per cent, Vodafone has 29, O2 14 and Three 15 per cent.

How Businesses Can Demonstrate Responsible And Responsive Leadership In Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

It was my pleasure to attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, which examined the seismic political, economic and social development...

Startup Accelerators Need More Women

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Starting a company is especially tough in the early days. The learning curve is huge and the hurdles can be daunting. When I started my first company, The CityStreet, I was on my own and I was proud. I was 23 years old and ready to take on the business community with my new networking site. I rented a desk at an office near my house and tried to make it as a sole founder. I failed.

Will Robots Ruin Or Rule The World?

Ran Berger | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ran Berger

But the robots just keep getting smarter. Jobs that we thought humans would always perform are now looking at little less secure. From adult social care and long-haul driving, to company audits and legal advice, the technology is starting to threaten the jobs we created to replace those that technology had already replaced!

Boston Dynamics' New 'Nightmare Inducing' Robot Is Here

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

A leaked video has revealed the latest robot that Boston Dynamics has been working on and if we’re being honest, it’s a little terrifying. Whereas...

Will 3D Printed Fashion Destroy Retail As We Know It?

Chere Di Boscio | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style
Chere Di Boscio

I can only imagine how incredibly sci-fi it must feel to hold a teacup you just casually printed at home with your 3D printer. A perfectly circular, perfectly manufactured teacup whose only prerequisite for existing is your ability to press a couple of buttons

When Is It OK To Ban My Child From Using A Smartphone?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

While some schools insist phones are handed in at the gates, others embrace the technology and build lessons around it. While most secondary schools find it tough to police phone usage, many primary schools lay down a zero tolerance policy.