UK Technology

What is Periscope and How is It a Game-Changer?

Thomas Church | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Periscope is not a new idea but the infrastructure exists now to enable it. 4G. Free WiFi. Fast phones. The world and our lives are Periscopable and I give it a month or so, maybe less, before someone vows to be a Life Periscoper, broadcasting every moment.

Audio Changes Face...Again!

Antony Michaelson | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Antony Michaelson

For an industry that many suggested was a relic of the past, it would seem that the interest in listening to music has never been higher, and that far from being moribund, the world of recorded music is currently changing very quickly and for the first time in forty years audio quality is on the agenda once again.

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

Too Narrow a Focus on Finance, Not Enough on People

Philip Goodwin | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

I'm in New York this week to engage in the Post 2015 development process first hand. I know I'm not alone when I say that the process to agree a new agenda for the fight on global poverty is confusing and impenetrable. This week's focus is on financing and implementation. It's the "who's-going-to-pay?" and "how's-it-going-to-happen?" parts of the puzzle.

When People Go to War... Over a Latte

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

It is always interesting to take a step back from the world you live in and view it through someone else's eyes. Earlier today I had a presentation,...

The Web Is Bringing People Into Politics - But Are Politicians Keeping Up?

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Brie Rogers Lowery

A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.

Manifesto Watch - What's in It for the UK IT Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Each party has this week outlined some key policies in the interest of the UK digital economy and IT professionals across the country. Each has their individual strengths and flaws, but overall it is pleasing to see the issue being addressed and not completely ignored.

What Will the World Look Like in 2045?

David Emm | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Robots already exist; indeed, they are playing an increasing role in society. It's likely that in 30 years there will be billions upon billions of robots, particularly for manual labour, but also for use in environments in which it would be dangerous for humans to operate safely.

Smart thinking with the Renault Twingo

Lara Platman | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

A gust of wind is something of an understatement to the weather that we had last week, more like gale force and almost verging towards the hurricane, but still my little Renault Twingo glided through on the motorway with indeed some notice of the wind, but in fact we handled the weather pretty well.

On Making Peace With Social Media and Navigating Life Online

Christobel Hastings | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Christobel Hastings

We would do well to remember that it isn't social media that's made us unsocial. We simply over-indulged, lured away from living in the moment as we hungrily traversed the web. The platforms themselves enable us to make connections... by nature their vast reach makes them ideal for proliferating dialogue, highlighting injustices and uniting people through common causes.

What We Can Learn From Taylor Swift's Brand Protection Strategy

Russell Haworth | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

In an unusual configuration of topics, some important brand protection questions have arisen due to the purchase of two x-rated domain names by pop star Taylor Swift.

Watch This Space: Apple, Healthcare and the Halo Effect

Chris Spencer | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

On April 24th the Apple Watch officially goes on sale. I believe it is a game-changer for the wearables market and also for the nation's health. Let me explain why.

People v Politicians: When an Irresistible Force Meets an Immovable Object

Guy Corbet | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Corbet

One of life's big philosophical questions is what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object. In UK politics over the coming weeks w...

Uni Says 'Give Up Your Smartphones Or Get Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The president of a well-renowned Japanese university has told students they should give up their "poisonous" high-tech phones or leave his school. ...

All the Right Building Blocks Are in Place for a Northern Powerhouse - Let's Not Blow It

Katie Gallagher | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

The government's objective of creating a Northern powerhouse of jobs, investment and prosperity has been a long time coming and with just over a month until the general election, a change in power could mean major political changes to the tech agenda.

Why EE Film Club Will Work

Jason Mander | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Back in December, when EE announced that the end of Orange Wednesdays was imminent, the network tried to soften the blow by teasing a new promotion ...

It's Cool to Be Kind: How Being Nice Finally Found Favour

Christobel Hastings | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christobel Hastings

It's cool to be kind. And before you say it, this isn't the latest fad that's washed in with Scandi-chic, hipster beanies or a side-order of quinoa.

Everyday Is History in the Making and We Are All Historians: In My Footsteps App

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Similar to my grandparents, these residents have stories that, when shared, have the potential to teach others not only about themselves, but also about their communities. A power that they are realising through a new mobile phone app called 'In My Footsteps.'

Why I Chose to Judge Startups With MassChallenge UK

David Akka | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Akka

For most people, the word "startup" conjures a generic image of young people working long hours building some frothy, hyped-up social app and making a lot of money when it's inexplicably bought by a large company, but outside of Silicon Valley you get some very different startup cultures.

Criminals Shopping for Your Data

Graham Welch | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Loss of trust, though, goes far beyond the cost of lost orders and visitors; many studies have concluded that businesses that suffer a significant data breach or hack experience record drops in innovation and staff numbers as a result.

A Winning Election Campaign Can't Ignore the Digital Economy

Anthony Sherick | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

There were a number of nods made to the technology industry during Osborne's speech last Wednesday, including pledges to fund the development of applications for the Internet of Things, smart cities and driverless cars. Yet while the boost was well received, there seemed to be little understanding of the real challenges currently facing the digital sector.

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

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.