UK Technology

Millennial Mums Are Redefining Work

Russell Haworth | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Russell Haworth

We're seeing an entrepreneurial shift in the UK workforce - and women with young children are at the forefront. The 'millennial' generation is usually defined as those born between about 1980 and 2000. Much has been made of how their career aspirations and work habits differ from previous generations. By 2020, millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce.

Can Bodycams Completely Prevent Unjustified Police Killings?

Paul McNeil | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Paul McNeil

If the public is paying the police to protect them, and also paying for such technological tools to help police enhance their safety and security, they should enjoy the right to have access to all the necessary information at such critical times of decision making.

Livestreaming Funerals Isn't Weird - It's A Vital Service For The Bereaved

Jessica Hanson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jessica Hanson

Of course, every leap of progress should be accompanied by a little caution, but sometimes it feels as though we're far too willing to miss out on incredible improvements to our lives because we do not want to leave our comfort zone.

Twitter's NFL Deal Maps Out Path To Success

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

What this deal really shows is how well American football is complimented by social media. With a typical game clocking in at roughly three hours from start to finish, Twitter is a natural fit - allowing fans to stray on and off the platform without missing any of the action.

Nike's New Invention Is A Step Too Far

Mark Dolan | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Can all technology companies just dial it down for a while, so we can gather ourselves? No new models, no new operating systems, no new features. I just need a break from all of this constant improvement. I'm exhausted with it all.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Google And Apple Go To The Mattresses

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

However, with its new focus on hardware Google has called time on this fragmented approach. Their new ecosystem, much like Apple's, will encompass every device you need or want and fulfil every task you have. Including those tasks you haven't even considered technology doing yet.

Fyodor Golan's 3D Simulated Fashion Presentation Heralds The Symbiosis Of Fashion Design And Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

These are some of the words I frantically tapped into my iPhone notes during Fyodor Golan's stunning London Fashion Week presentation: 'tender, ferocious, glitchy, primal, diverse'. The words hit me in digital waves

High Tech Robot Needs Playground Power To Suceed

Andy Robertson | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

We try out a wide variety of robotic toys in our family which vary greatly in both cost and performance. Over the last few years we've enjoyed products like the Sphero remote controlled robot ball at one end of the price spectrum and simple wind up robots at the other.

How The IoT Can Make The World Of Healthcare Smaller - And Fairer

Roger Bou | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.

Can Technology Be Sublime?

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

There's a funny thing going on, here. The more mysterious and abstract computing becomes, the more we revere it and, not coincidentally, the more power it has. And the more power it has, the more power we afford to the people who take on the role as its gatekeepers.

Beyond Ada: The Future Of Women In STEM

Becky Plummer | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Tech
Becky Plummer

Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who've come before us. It's also a day to look to the future.

Three Great Examples Of Innovation In The Charity Sector

Robin Boles | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Robin Boles

Over the last ten years charities have lost more than £3.2bn in grants from government. More recently, public trust in the third sector has plummeted...

I'll Be Happiest About Women In Sport Week When We Don't Need It Anymore

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Sport
Rebecca Hopkins

Don't get me wrong, I love Women in Sport Week - I should, I was one of the people who devised the idea. The thing that would make me happiest is when someone in the industry moots the point that isn't it a bit.... err.... old fashioned. Redundant. Quaint. Unnecessary? That would mean our work was done.

Another World Mental Health Day, Another Report On Rising Children's Worries, Another Reason To Think Differently

Barry Richardson | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK
Barry Richardson

A child's mental health problems will not come to an end like its awareness day - quite the opposite. This issue requires an ongoing, coordinated way of thinking that makes the best use of new approaches including technology; and this is very much the case when it comes to children.

Reuse, Recycle: Now Is The Time To Repair

Kitty Ussher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Kitty Ussher

In fact this might be a solution for us nostalgic late adopters. If I branch out into finding a way to use technology to fix other people's old-fashioned pre-loved goods as well as selling my own I can relinquish my late-adopter status and be the beginning of something that is just beginning to grow. Refurbished rolodex anyone?

Brexit and Urban Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Peter Madden OBE

For urban innovation, there is an opportunity for cities, companies and institutions to engage in new ways on this global stage, and to do even better in developing the products and services for the markets of tomorrow.

It's Time To Take AI Seriously

Christopher Markou | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Self-driving cars share our roads; smartphones manage our lives; facial recognition systems help catch bad guys and sophisticated algorithms dethrone our Jeopardy and Go champions. Developing these technologies could obviously benefit humanity. But, then--don't most dystopian sci-fi stories start out this way?

Dare To Dream - How Shimon Peres Helped Found The Start Up Nation

Jon Medved | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Jon Medved

Shimon Peres once said that "in Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology".

Can Brexit Make Social Care Great Again?

Marek Sacha | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Marek Sacha

It's a fact that the EU referendum result has divided Britain and caused political chaos and economic turmoil. As a result, the impact of the UK's vote to leave is most likely to have a major impact for the health and social care, especially as the sector is already facing huge operational and financial pressures.

Teachers Need To Be Smart About Smartphones

Barry Richardson | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Tech
Barry Richardson

As it currently stands, there is a skills gap from leaving the education system and being able to function in the workplace. Could a contributory factor to this be due to the lack of interaction and education on how to responsibly use technology?

Steel Shaft And GPS: The Past And Future Of Golf

Luke Chandley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Sport
Luke Chandley

This week, one of golf's greatest tournament returns to our lives in the form on the 2016 Ryder Cup. This year's event - being held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota - will prove to be characterized by whether either team changes their approach from tournaments previous.

What We Follow On Social Media May Be Holding Women Back

Edwina Dunn | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'

Social Influencers Continue To Jump On The Brand-Wagon

Jason Mander | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

The simple answer is to trust in the continued growth of this marketing format and find the next wave of influencers that are building online followers relevant to your brand, as they can be re-cruited from social sites still in their infancy.

Repair-Not-Replace, Good for Your Pocket and Good for the Environment

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

Recently the back bumper on my car sustained a few cracks as a result of a minor accident. I took the car to the dealer's garage. I was told that the bumper needed to be replaced at an extortionate cost. Not only that but also the car had to be taken to another city for that to be done. I said I would think about it.