UK Technology

Considering The Ethics Of Our Investments

Tamara Sword | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Collectively we would wring our hands, but for the mobiles in our hands. How to reach out and touch more than glass. How to change what seems through the indifferent screen to be immutable, an endless cycle of meaningless horror.

How To Be A Team GB Superfan - From The 2016 Olympic Athletes

Andrew Denham | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Denham

Just because the Olympics are taking place far from home this year doesn't mean the athletes put in any less blood, sweat, and tears. As an avid Team GB supporter, I'm passionate about keeping that London 2012 enthusiasm alive.

Sexting: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

Sexting is becoming a bigger and bigger part of children’s lives, as technology is so widespread and social apps like Snapchat encourage children to...

10 Stages Of Breaking Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Tech

Our iPhone might be one of our most treasured pieces of technology, but that doesn’t mean we always treat them with the respect it deserves. As anyo...

Why It Could Be Time to Turn Off the Tech

Rishi Loatey | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Tech
Rishi Loatey

Technology is everywhere in modern life. Whether we're spending our day in front of a computer screen in the office, watching Britain's Olympic hopefuls on TV or hunting for Pokémon on our smart phones, we are obsessed with the digital world. And the addiction's getting worse it seems. Experts recently suggested we are a nation in need of a 'digital detox'.

A Real Need, a Real Opportunity - A Career in Tech May Be Closer than You Think

Miguel Milano | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Technology is changing virtually every aspect of our lives in this mobile, hyper-connected age. It's easy to see why, when most of us carry at least one device with us at all times and we literally have an app for everything.

Is Siri Racist? Why Virtual Assistants Can't Understand Accents

Philip Ellis | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

It's a common enough complaint about smartphones. For all the wonderful things they can do, for all the ways they make our lives easier -- all too often they can't understand a word we're saying.

Exterminate or Come to Bed?

Emma Critchley | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Emma Critchley

Robots have really come on from when I was a child. When I was growing-up, the closest I got to a robot was on Dr Who. They wheeled about shouting "ex...

A Virtual Reality Olympics? How Brands Are Using Tech in Rio to Enhance Audience Experiences

Richard Dodgson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Dodgson

It has never been easier to connect brands with audiences, particularly with the integration of technology in everyday life. Digital innovations offer more opportunities to engage and fully immerse people in experiences, and this year's Olympics will be no exception. Brands are embracing the latest technology and adapting to a changing world of innovations to reach their consumers and enhance their experiences, whether they are in Rio or watching from home.

Build or Buy: Securing IoT Is Harder Than It Looks for Device Manufacturers

Dominique Guinard | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dominique Guinard

In Mr Robot, Elliott Alderson explicitly exploits 'easy' vulnerabilities: obvious passwords, open back doors, etc. As the world inevitably becomes more connected, risks will accompany benefits; the starting point for security must always be best-practice encryption and protocols. Just as in the 'real' world, there will be break-ins - but they become much less likely if you lock all your doors and windows.

Founder Stories: How Tech Transformed My Dating Business

Nana Wereko-Brobby | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Nana Wereko-Brobby

We're never going to be a Tinder, but to grow it's become clear that our product is the app and that's a new financial and business burden to bear. So watch this space.

Virtual Reality - Going Too Far Down the Rabbit Hole

Ran Berger | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Ran Berger

So, whilst we develop this tech and put it to work, let's try and remember that there's a time and place for virtual and augmented reality. When it stops enhancing and starts replacing our world, it's probably time to take a step back.

Augmentality: How Pokémon Go Foreshadows the Future

Amelia Kallman | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

One of the biggest challenges with new technologies is adoption and integration into our lives, with gamers and proud tech-geeks blazing the trails for society to eventually catch up. But with so many people around the world now sharing a common activity through Pokémon Go...

Without the Internet, I Wouldn't Be Me

Lynette Proctor | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Lynette Proctor

I was three years old when British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee enabled the internet to be accessible to 'non-technical' people with the creation of the World Wide Web. I can't say the invention had much of an impact on me back when I was playing with trains or trying to eat snails. To be honest, as a three-year-old, I was oblivious to most things.

Technology Isn't Making You Sad, It's How You're Using It That's To Blame

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Taken at face value, Ofcom's recent report on the nation's addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel "hooked" to the internet. It's all very scary and if we're being honest, it's all total nonsense... A digital detox will do nothing to make you happier, it's essentially cutting your nose to spite your face, and then the moment it's over you'll just go back to the way you are. Instead you need to change the way you use the internet. Hold it to account. Demand better of it.

This Japanese Robot Is Proof That Mankind Is Doomed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech

Japanese scientists have managed to create the world’s creepiest robot, able to make decisions completely of it’s own accord without any human int...

The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things

Lord Knight | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Lord Knight

As an employer I don't want people who can recall stuff because I've got computers to do that, I want people who can make stuff. And that might be making ideas, it might be making value, it might be making physical objects, but that's what we need.

We Must Keep Young People Engaged in Politics

Andrew Sheldon | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Sheldon

As the dust begins to settle, many young people are waking up to the reality that democracy does matter. Your vote does count. But capitalizing on this new found youth engagement is key. Helpfully, a new app hopes to do just that.

We're Having an Empathy Crisis - And There's Only One Cure

Rachel Stroud | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Stroud

Right now, almost every day seems to bring another headline that sounds like it happened in a film. From violent attacks on innocent civilians, to extreme political voices finding mainstream support, to a widening gap between the rich and poor playing out in anger and scapegoating - suddenly everything seems to be about extremes. Why is that?

British Pupils are Leaving School (Tech) Illiterate

Mark Murphy | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Murphy

Teenagers really don't know it all. We think that because they spend all day on the computer that they understand tech, but many leave school with an insufficient understanding of basic security measures or what software or "code" even looks like - let alone how to write it

Top 5 things The Next Web Taught Me 60 days On

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech
George Fisher-Wilson

So It's been 60 days since The Next Web, and initially I was going to write some basic piece my initial reactions but then I thought let's see the effects of the event. Now nearly 2 months later I thought about what had stuck with me since and below you'll find the five things that have kept me thinking.

Dollar Shave Club: the Power of Social Media and the Cloud

Mark Hawtin | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Today, a clever, well-shot marketing spot can be done for a few thousand dollars and undo years and millions of dollars of brand investment at a multinational. In the past, P&G would have used technology to get ahead and create barriers to entry.

Health Tech: a Trend That's Set to Stay

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

n forward thinking entrepreneurs that are willing to disrupt and change our current system. As each innovation wave generates more data, disruption-cycle times will shorten, thereby forcing all players in the health care ecosystem to address inefficiency as they compete on quality and value creation

Pokemon Go Away: Halt The Take-Over

Tobias Harris | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tobias Harris

Pokémon Go shows the frightening ease for technology to hijack reality. The game eliminates the boundary between real and virtual, where people put themselves in harms way for the benefit of their online exploits. Smartphones have a monopoly over our time and this game sets a precedent

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing, inspired by the digital model, but not motivated by financial revenue. I worry about the arts taking on the mantle, because R&D and innovation are terms with such an overwhelming direction built in to them