UK Technology

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

European Ad Market in Rude Health as Advertising Week Europe Kicks Off

Nikki Mendonca | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Nikki Mendonca

With Advertising Week Europe now in full swing, the following six trends highlight why the ad industry is actually in a good place.

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

The Digital Revolution Is in Safe Hands as Schools Take Technology by Storm

Julie Booth | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Julie Booth

These changes look set to turn traditional teaching methods on their head, as in many ICT classrooms, there are likely to be students who know more than their teacher about the subject. The upshot of this could be a move to a more collaborative style of teaching, where rather than instructing, teachers seek to bring out creativity and invention in their students.

Why Transformational Technology Is the 'Red Thread' at Advertising Week Europe

Andy Hart | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Andy Hart

This year I'm involved in two panels at Advertising Week Europe. On Tuesday, I join MediaCom, Lady Geek and the FA on the YouTube stage to discuss how diversity is a powerful formula for success. On Wednesday, I'll be discussing leadership in the face of relentless change alongside Ad Age, MediaCom, Sky Media, ZenithOptimedia and TIME Inc.

Are Children Still Interested in Books?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
J.N. Paquet

Some encouraging results from the survey indeed show that children from lower socio-economic backgrounds spend more time reading on devices than their wealthier peers. More encouraging results: print books are actually more popular with three to five-year-olds than reading on devices!

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

Technology has changed the world around us, so is it any wonder that our mental issues have reached the next version number too? If you have OCD and happen to be a geek, it will almost certainly poke its nose into your favourite hobbies and interests.

Amazon Delivers Within the Hour and Starbucks Drops Off at Your Desk: The Future of Delivery Services

Georgie Barrat | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments and the mobile-app space. Adding delivery options to their roster is an exciting advancement and highlights the changes that are currently taking place in delivery services as a whole.

The Government Needs to Get Serious About Digital Elections

Jack Curtis | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

As much as our society is digital, it is every bit as cynical. The next decade will make great strides forward for communication, health, business and sport, but let it also be the decade that politics repairs its broken reputation. Nobody knows what will pick politics up from the gutter, but online voting might just be a start.

Cash Machines Can Help Rape Victims Speak Out

Andrew Boff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

With over 36,000 cash machines in the UK, victims would be able to send short text-based messages directly to the police in a discreet way and help them receive assistance from a specialist officer. Such an innovation would help those who may be controlled by their partner, and are fearful of visiting a police station in case they're seen.

How Millennials Use Facebook Now

Eleanor Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

You can proudly display your 'likes' to friends, happy in the knowledge that a carefully curated list of 'liked' pages can make you seem cool, intelligent, likeable, kind, funny, caring, alternative, or other favourable characteristics.

#ThisGirlCanDoTech

Caroline Hyde | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

One area of clear consensus was women can no longer just talk to other women about tech's gender imbalance. We need men to join the discussion to move it forward to action. And so to the next panel where a male voice did add to the debate.

Will THIS Get Students Voting?!

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from across the UK are to receive text messages on their smartphones encouraging them to register to vote when they step foot on their campus...

Can I Get Access to My Software Supplier's Source Code if They Go Bust?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The common solution to this is to require your supplier to enter into a so-called "escrow agreement" and to deposit the source code with a third-party agent such as NCC or Iron Mountain, who will release it to you on the occurrence of certain specified trigger events.

Will We Be the Clueless Coding Generation?

Georgie Barrat | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Never will we find ourselves "not being able to make the video player work" because we have a grasp on how to interact with menus, cursors, downloads & searches. Our knowledge is ingrained, adaptable and transferable.

What Inspires Women to Get Into Technology?

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

It was clear that some of my colleagues pursued career in technology career for the love of it and because they could see that it will transform lives, even though their teachers and family may have actively discouraged them.

Virtual Reality Meant This Father Saw The Birth Of His Son

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech

Jace Larke found himself in an almost impossible situation: his wife was in labour, he was over 2,000 miles away on the other side of Australia, and h...

Why I Won't Be Getting an Apple Watch

Georgie Barrat | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Don't get me wrong the Apple Watch launch hasn't passed me by. I've keenly followed the rumours, buildup and release of Apple's shiny new toy and there are many features that I ohh and ahh over.

Translating Africa's Tech Enthusiasm Into an Enterprise Ecosystem

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The question of how many vastly successful technology start-ups have come out of Africa might therefore not yet be one to ask. Instead, entrepreneurship takes more than the availability of technology.

Grab Yourself a Piece of the Growing Tech Economy

Karen Price | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Karen Price

It's genuinely exciting to see that there are now entry routes for people from the widest possible range of educational backgrounds, all of them getting the chance to climb a career ladder that can take them right to the top.

What Will Driverless Cars Do to Our Society?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Whilst Volvo envisions us all owning our own car, just like we do now, Google and other companies envision using driverless vehicles as a form of public transport, using Uber-like technology to hail a vehicle directly to our location.

Breaking Through

Shellye Archambeau | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Shellye Archambeau

Having someone who you can bounce ideas off of, and someone who can give you feedback and insight from experience is important. Both men and women have a role to play as mentors and sponsors.

Big Data 2.0

David Richards | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech
David Richards

While the focus has largely been on big data's promise, less attention has been paid to how companies should go about putting it into practice - because although the majority appreciates its potential, it's a minority that fully understands how to roll out the technology.

The Samsung 'Spy TV' Scare Detracts from Bigger Picture

Emily Jones | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech
Emily Jones

The voice command facility can be turned off at the flick of a switch. My question is: how bothered are we, really?

Where Tinder Plus is Leading, Others Will Follow

Jason Mander | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Tinder Plus users can quite literally 'Rewind' time by undoing premature swipes. And they can look for matches in places they haven't even arrived in yet by deploying the new 'Passport' feature.