UK Technology

How Technology Is Transforming Opera

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

As both a tool and a topic, technology wields great influence on the arts, and opera is no exception. Operas that engage with technology- as an innovative performance method, a subject to explore, or both - have the potential to attract young, wired audiences.

How Technology Is Creating Super-Teachers of the Future

John Friend | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Even the best teachers hit limitations; there just aren't enough hours in the day to know everything about every pupil they teach. But technology is starting to change that. In the coming years, a lot of the legwork, and the burdensome aspects of teaching will be assisted by technology.

Why SnapChat Is Ruining My Degree

Helena Eccles | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

This is an intervention. An impending doom is descending on the nation. For many teens and twentysomethings across the country, GCSEs, A Levels and university exams are just around the corner.

UK's Online Spending: The Latest Big News for the E-commerce World...

Mark Braund | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

These observations of UK e-commerce are in fact all the more interesting given that one of the hot topics going into 2014 was the news that more than one third of online sales are now reported to be made via mobile device.

The Met Office Goes Into Space

Sian Lloyd | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sian Lloyd

The Met Office now has a team of space weather advisors, monitoring and forecasting potential disruption to the UK due to extra terrestrial events. By this, I mean the possible disruption to the technologies and infrastructure we all now heavily depend upon, including communications systems, power networks, satellite services like GPS, and the aviation industry.

We Need to Think Small to Meet Insatiable Demand for Data

Duncan Higgins | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

The UK has the largest digital economy in the G20 and we need fresh ideas and innovation to stay ahead and support our economic recovery. However, ideas alone will not be enough to sustain this powerful competitive advantage.

Innovation Is All Around Us - But Could the Internet Be Holding It Back?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

What is wrong with today's network? How can the Internet, that has powered so many of the innovations in the 21st century, be holding innovation back? In short, networks are starting to show their age.

How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.

Social Media Is Changing the Way We Think

Leo Garbutt | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

You know the situation well. You sit down with some close friends, enjoying a good conversation for a few minutes. Then someone checks their phone. You see another friend pick up hers, then another friend follows suit and, in a moment, they are all silent; transfixed by the screens in front of them.

Online Privacy: Generation A

Louise Orpin | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

In the same way that people believe history repeats itself, each generation has something new to offer the world. We've had Generation X - the MTV Generation, then came Generation Y, the Millennials, at the turn of 2000.

Security, Privacy and Freedom - Let's Tell the Enemy Everything

Dr. Peter Cochrane | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Peter Cochrane

A steady stream of revelations by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden seems to have sensitised the media, twitterati and conference goers globally to the 'the privacy issue'.

Get Inspired - Choose a Career in STEM

Dr Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Coorous Mohtadi

If you were asked to draw a scientist, what would it look like? An image resembling Einstein, perhaps? Same question; but this time an engineer. Would you draw a man with a spanner? And would a computer scientist look like a guy who's keen on science fiction and junk food, working alone in a dark room?

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

Mothers on Their Phones: A Defence

Kiran Chug | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

In internet forums, on news story comment boards, and of course on social media, there has been no holding back from those that have decided that Zara Phillips is a bad mother because she was concentrating on her phone while also feeding her baby.

Cyber Attack! 60% of Small Companies Out of Business in Six Months

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Coaching your employees on data protection just isn't enough. In the video, Holman speaks to this point, explaining "You could buy the most high-tech security software, then the admin guy whacks a generic password on it ... and you're sunk".

F1: Are 2014 Regulation Changes Really for the Better?

Todd McCandless | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Technology came into the sport for one simple reason, to go faster and race harder. It was a natural companion to the quest to go faster than anyone else around a circuit. A tool by which teams could ensure that their car would secure the constructor's championship.

11 Reasons Why You Are Reading This

Steph Weller | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Steph Weller

If I pick up my phone to use it for its original purpose - to actually ring someone, the temptation is to just have a peek at my newsfeeds. I then get sidetracked and find myself scrolling through '14 of the Most Hilarious Mullet Hairstyles, Ever', but why?

Why I Love Cash and Hate Contactless

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

As someone who regularly calls for innovation and necessary disruption in the financial sector it might seem strange, what I am about to say. I don't like contactless cards.

Winning With New Products - a Theory of Normalcy

Nasir Zubairi | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Nasir Zubairi

Fact: The more we understand about the lives and environment of our target customers the better we are able to market our products to them and accelerate adoption

The Top Four Biggest Myths About Online Dating

Liz Marie | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I often hear these online dating civilians spouting off their perception of online dating and those that would dare find a date online and it never ceases to amaze me how wrong they are. In an attempt to break the cycle, here are the most common online dating myths and the truth behind them.

There Is a Big Different Between Charity and Begging

Simon Stevens | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Many disabled people require specialist equipment, technology or other assistance in one way or another, and it is not almost possible to get this from NHS services, Access to Work or other government schemes, and so they need to apply to charities for assistance.

From a Little (More) STEM Can a Great Economy Grow

Nikki Yates | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Yates

We have a problem in the UK, and that problem is having a detrimental impact on our performance, our growth, and our ability to compete on a global stage.

Does Innovation Mean Complexity? True Genius Brings Simplicity

Brendan Flattery | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

We've all faced 'feature creep' - the often overwhelming new choices and functions of our shiny new technology that can baffle, confound and occasionally distress us. But not all technology or innovations needs to perplex us. Sometimes we smack our foreheads and say "wow, I never even knew I needed this, but it will change my life."

Meet Poppet, The New Magazine Getting Little Girls Interested In Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to technology, it really is still a man's world. Women make up 49% of the UK labour force but they account for just 17% of IT and te...