UK Technology

TechNorth: Great, But Let's Get a Few Things Straight

Katie Gallagher | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

I have concerns that the Government aren't seeing the whole Northern picture and do not fully appreciate the scale and scope of what is already happening here.

Why Super Volcanoes Are Actually A Good News Story

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

After nearly 40 minutes of discussing super volcanoes with one of the world's most learned experts on the subject you're left with the overwhe...

Is the U.S. Opening the Door for Europe to Lead in Tech?

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

For 20 years, U.S. Internet policy was the gold standard. It led to massive investments in infrastructure and drove innovation. Europe and the rest of the world are still trying to catch-up.

How Japan Produces Scientists Worthy of a Nobel Prize in the 21st Century

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Ministry and the Japanese government recognize that producing highly competent scientists is not achieved overnight. It takes years of intense focus and single-minded dedication to a specific area of research and perseverance in the face of criticisms and setbacks.

The Year of the New Connected Home

Rob Wells | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

It's vital to address the pressures of your home network sooner rather than later as the connected home is only ever growing, with new devices inching into every corner.

Should We Allow Engineering to be Rebranded?

Yetunde Adediran | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Yetunde Adediran

Engineering educators must utilise young peoples' passion, interest, and reach out, to their dreams by means of diversifying and inspiring engineering to the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Unleashing Africa's Data Revolutionaries

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

Through local partnerships and training programmes in rural villages, the project will develop a series of data collection and sharing platforms to improve yield and reduce food waste.

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Is It Time for That Spring Cleaning?

Graham Welch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

After this is all done, remediation should be performed to bring all systems up to date with the latest patches, but not before creating a change management process to help with versioning control and documentation.

The Death of Distance vs the Cult of Complexity

Luis Alvarez | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Technology - the core skill of CIOs - is the comparatively straight-forward piece of the uneasy alliance between technology, people and process. The ability to think and act creatively is the most in-demand skill for CIOs in the emerging landscape.

A Women's Club for the 21st Century: About Time

Joy Lo Dico | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Lo Dico

One new member told me afterwards she had expected the evening to be full of questions about women's place in this and that. Instead, we covered the mission to Mars, the NHS and banking that night, over a few bottles of wine.

Tech City: London's Hidden Gem

Roger Keenan | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.

UK's Suicide Tragedy Highlights Need for Online Therapy

Sarah Bateup | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

Depression and anxiety don't need to be a ball and chain for life. Talking things through with a trained CBT therapist can equip you with the skills to identify trigger points and deal with them as they occur going forward.

There's a New Currency in Town and it's Not the Malawian Kwacha or Azerbaijani Manat

Adam Fisch | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

Whether consumers know it or not, almost every online service, laptop, mobile and app is now collecting data about them and how they consume digital services.

Giving a Leg-up to London's Start-ups with Super-fast Broadband

Duncan Higgins | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

In Tech City we've heard stories of companies choosing to deliver videos by jumping on a bicycle rather than uploading it via their broadband connection. MPs have joked about carrier pigeons being faster than the internet. It's high time things changed.

Filmmaking Has Got Too Easy. Maybe We Need More Obstacles.

Pat Higgins | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

At the risk of sounding all "Eeh, in my day it were all fields around here", which is never a good look, (especially when the day you're talking about was only about a decade ago), I think what the new generation of filmmakers need more than anything else is some obstacles.

London's Black Cabs. A Resilient, Iconic Industry In A Time Of Upheaval

Ivan Massow | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Taxi drivers probably need to accept the future of Uber being here to stay, as they did with minicabs. Let's not forget that as recently as 2009 there have been protests by black-cab drivers over minicabs when their business was licenced and formalised to make them safer.

Does Innovation Lead to Hibernation?

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

On my commute to work this morning I overheard the start of a friendly debate between a young woman in her early 20's and an older man in his late 60's. They were talking about technology, and he asked her if she truly thought it had made our world a better place.

Britain's Most Popular Drug

Tom Beetham | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beetham

As I languish in a town where I could count acquaintances of a similar age on one hand, working a zero-hour contract which my degree and successful school did little to prepare me for, the real world has somewhat lost its rosiness.

Artificial Intelligence: Embrace Evolution!

Martijn de Wever | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Martijn de Wever

Should we fear the speed of technological progress? We decided to not fear but embrace it. As fear is an emotion based on the disability to predict the outcome of a particular situation, we choose to become better at predicting and finding ways to assist us in making the right decision.

Consumers More Willing to Share Their Personal Data on Facebook Than on Any Other Social Network

Patrick Salyer | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

ocial login is designed to provide absolute transparency, which means that brands are accountable to the promises they make when asking users to authenticate via their social identities.

Gone in Five Seconds! Online Shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds Before Switching Brand

Gary Newe | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

Virtual Reality - The Next Gold Rush?

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

The devices that let us engage with the AR/VR worlds are only part of the equation. Yes, those devices must create a great user experience. But we must understand how people will want to engage; with what they'll want to engage; where they'll want to engage; how they'll want to engage; and for how long.

In Pursuit Of Great Work

Sebastian Nienaber | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Sebastian Nienaber

In this new era, we constantly need to adapt to changing circumstances and leave our comfort zone to take bold risks. Applying yesterday´s solutions to today's problems no longer works.