UK Technology

These (Male) Techies Want To 'Bio-Hack' Your Vagina

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Two men have unveiled a nightmarish plan for 'probiotic supplements' that will 'enable' women to 'biohack' their genitals into smelling like peaches. ...

It's the Next Big Tech Development - Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Take a look around you now, how many devices are connected to the Internet? For starters there is the one you're reading this article on, be it a laptop, phone, or tablet computer. But what about the other electrical appliances around your home, such as your oven or your washing machine?

Digital Skills - Taking It One Town at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It's a widely held belief that the UK's small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. With 99.9% of all UK private sector businesses classified as SMEs and a collective turnover of £3.3 billion, they're an economic force to be reckoned with,

Five Fashion Forward Apps

Georgie Barrat | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

They may use generic computer generated images of what style you should don, but just knowing that you'll need a light jacket with a scarf, brings you one step closer to answering the daily question of "WHAT SHALL I WEAR TODAY?"

The Battle Between Oil and Electricity

Intelligence Squared | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Can we take the boundary between these two energy carriers for granted? Although the division appears clear and logical at the moment, history shows that nothing can be taken for granted. When oil was first produced, it was not to fuel the internal combustion engine.

The Connected Classroom: Why Technology Will Drive Innovation in UK Schools

Crispin Reed | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech
Crispin Reed

The adoption of technology into our everyday environment can do more than just transform our way of living - it also has the potential to enhance and innovate the way our children are taught in classrooms.

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

The New Narcissists!

Judith Owen | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

Is it me, or are we in the Western World, becoming the New Narcissists? I'm not referring to some 80s pop movement here, and by 'we' I mean me, and all the me's who see our smartphones as our BFF's and think nothing of bringing our tawdry private lives into public places.

Why Electric Cars Have Come of Age

Intelligence Squared | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Their days are numbered. Draconian EU legislation is demanding greater reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, a legislative challenge that can only be met by downsizing engines, compromising the purity of their responses by turbo-charging, and, worst of all, by hybridising them. On the face of it, these are tough times for old-school car 'enthusiasts'.

Government Threatens Mobile Phone Operators in Attempt to Eradicate Coverage Notspots

Ernest Doku | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Ernest Doku

One of the proposed solutions is to force the so-called Big Four - that's EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - to allow customers to automatically hop between networks if they can't get signal in certain areas, otherwise known as national roaming.

It Is Completely Right That Sean Rad Is Out As Tinder CEO

Georgie Barrat | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Mateen and Rads are two best friends that have built an incredible $1.5 billion business. But whether sexual harassment plays out in the boardroom or in the pub, there must be consequences without the said female being made to look like they've brought it upon themselves. Tinder as an app and as a business has given us two sharp wake-up calls to this.

The Red or the Blue Pill?

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Ever since I can remember I've never had many dark days about my disability. Of course as a kid I wondered sometimes why I was 'different'. The realisation I wouldn't play football in the Premier League hurt for a week or so. The fact one-night stands were harder to get in nightclubs was frustrating, until realising I wanted something more meaningful anyway.

Spy Chief Attacks Tech Giants, The Ones He Depends On For Information

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism...

The 'Selfie' Trend

Matthew Davies | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Davies

According to recent theory, the trend of taking "selfies" is actually linked to mental health conditions, with a focus on an individuals obsession with looks and image. Studies have revealed that the majority of teenagers who are image and body conscious, have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies across social media sites.

Ten Things Not to Do When You Wreck Your iPhone

Jane Quinn | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Quinn

Don't buy the cheapest cellphone to use while your iPhone is being mended. You will still need texts and calls. It is sheer hell wondering whether people are texting you and you are missing them. I know...

How We're Advancing in Healthcare and Why I'm Excited

Emily McLaren | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

One of my friends recently told me that she doesn't intend on opting-in to the current government pension scheme, nor does she intend to get a private pension plan because she figures due to being overweight, a smoker and an unrelenting lover of cider, she won't live to get a pension.

Vive - It's Chatroulette Without the Willies

Darryl Morris | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Darryl Morris

That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

Michael Rundle

Google Want You To Trust Them With All Your Personal Data They Already Have

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has a problem, which is that if you're feeling paranoid, use the right combination of language or just aren't paying attention, its best produc...

Teachers - It's Time to Sharpen Your Digital Skills

Duncan Higgins | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

Another September, another school year.... But 2014 brought something new: coding as part of the school curriculum in the UK. This is great news for students, of course - but should we do even more to encourage the use of technology in schools?

Digital Technology and Music Education - What Makes a Successful Project?

Sarah Derbyshire | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Derbyshire

I can't say Jarvis Cocker has ever featured large in my life, but last week he definitely caught my attention. On Monday night, he whispered in my ear (via Radio 4) as he explored the realms of the night with the BBC Philharmonic on Wireless Nights.

Snap Happy - 5 Incredible Photography Gadgets

Georgie Barrat | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Bridging the gap between old school Polaroids and phone photos the Impossible Project is a portable photo lab. Place your iPhone on the instant Labs tray and your Polaroid snap will shoot out the other end. But here's where it gets clever.

Don't Call Me 'Millenial'

Green Futures | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

So here we are, the millennial generation. Those that had our first snog, beer, or fag as the world quaked in the shadow of the millennium bug...

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.