UK Technology

Clarks Is Measuring Kids' Feet In A Brand New Way

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

If your child is nagging you for a brand-new pair of shoes for the summer term at school, you might find the process slightly different if you shop at...

Let's 'Smash the Glass Ceiling' for Women in Tech Jobs

Naomi Climer | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

It was great to hear Yvette Cooper saying that ministers should do more to get female web designers, coders and tech investors into public and private sector jobs - and it is indeed 'crazy' that 98% of internet coding is programmed by men and only 14% of technology jobs are filled by women.

ICT Health in the UK: Building on Success

Jane Richardson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Jane Richardson

So how did the UK fare? Well, overall quite well. We indexed at number eight - a gain of one point on last year and well ahead of regional economic partners such as France (26) and Germany (13). But even at number eight, there is room for improvement; not least when it comes to skills development.

Yes, the Kids Are Smarter Than Us...

Jill Hodges | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

Young people are switched on - and are going to be the motor of the economy going forward. It's exciting and encouraging, sometimes inspirational. I for one couldn't be happier that they are smarter than us.

Shoppers Like Me

Luis Alvarez | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Online retail is easy and convenient, but shopping is also a social experience and this is where 'bricks and mortar' retailing continues to excel. A visit to a physical store can mean time with family and friends. And there are many purchases that people like to make, where they are able to see, touch and even smell products before making a choice.

These Women Fly Drones, Create Visual FX and Handle Steady-Cams

Georgie Barrat | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

It seems that it's not so much about downplaying the technical aspect of these jobs, but rather raising awareness about how multi-facetted they are. As Cristina Aragon summed up: "Don't be scared of technology. Don't get lost in the detail. Instead just play and see what you can create!"

This "Rubbish" Phone Can Actually Make You A Better Person

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Most of us have to come to terms with how phone notifications have slowly started to rule our lives. It's become perfectly normal for us to panic w...

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

To Address Poverty, We Need Addresses

Chris Sheldrick | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Sheldrick

Let's be clear: an address is not a "nice-to-have". Without it, you will struggle to get a passport, stake a property claim, become an active consumer, take out a low-interest credit, or run a business.

Using Technology in Schools Should Be a Given?

Rachel Jones | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

Many teachers qualified when 'using technology' meant rolling out a TV on wheels, or doing something truly exotic with PowerPoint. There is very little point banging on about teachers having twenty-first century skills, we should have been there 15 years ago.

Death of the Postcard?

Katy Gough | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

In this modern age we expect and want everything right now. Not after your suntan has faded, slightly gnarled through the postbox, from a trip that you took over two months ago. The rising cost of stamps, too slow snail mail and instant digital information are all affecting these little cards lives.

Election Response - What's Next for Digital Democracy?

Matt Chocqueel-Mangan | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Chocqueel-Mangan

After an election there is often a period of reflection. I hope our politicians will see this as an opportunity to learn the lessons of the past 5 years, and the last 5 weeks, to build a better future for us all. As someone committed to improving our democracy, so will I.

Sex Toy Of The Future Takes On Any Shape And Is Controlled By Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another new (and somewhat technologically advanced) sex toy. Heralded by its makers as the "world's first truly personal sex toy", Cr...

Why I Hate Wifi on Planes

Cathy Winston | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Tech
Cathy Winston

Is too much to want somewhere where I can sit back guilt-free without the thought I should be checking my inbox, updating Instagram with photos of clouds and generally carrying on with life?

Why Your Teenager Is Making Shopping Better for Everyone

Claude Nahon | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Claude Nahon

If you want to catch a glimpse of how tech will revolutionise shopping - and so many aspects of our lives - it's worth keeping an eye on the changing habits of our mobile-obsessed teens. Done well, brands can personalise our shopping like never before and create a really enjoyable experience.

What is The Internet of Things?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I am not a network specialist involved in building the IoT, but I know enough about technology to be able to imagine some of the implications of the IoT as it grows. However, I keep on hearing "experts" on radio and TV using the fridge example to describe the IoT.

Why It's Time to Stop Sharing Everything All the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I'm not saying you have to engage with your kid all the time. That would be exhausting and bit mad. But what else could you think about if you weren't uploading another photo of them getting on the slide? Or telling your friend via text how much sand you've got in your shoes right now?

14 Technology Wishes for My Independence

Martyn Sibley | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Martyn Sibley

In the true spirit and trend of list articles, here's my top 14 technology wishes. I'm sure some solutions already exist, in which case please share any links on the comments section for everyone to see.

Technology and the UK Elections

Adam Fisch | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

Each party has to a greater or lesser degree included some mention of technology in their manifestos, but not enough focus has been applied and there are and will be issues the next government will have to address.

Millennial Movers: Meet the Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Selfie sticks obsessions aside (not a fan, sorry), I see the moral fibre and generosity of Gen Y first-hand. We refuse to work for brands that aren't ethical or inspiring (we won't buy from them either), rally support for community causes and have a decidedly 'global-local' mindset.

The Politics of a Trusted Internet

Russell Haworth | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Across the political spectrum, there is common ground on the benefits of the internet. The digital economy is growing at a rate of 10% year, compared to 2.6% for the economy as a whole in 2014. But with growing importance, there is growing concern - and this is where the manifestos get interesting.

How to Plant One Billion Trees a Year (Drones and Seed Bombs)

Thomas Church | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

26 billion trees are cut down every year and only 15 billion are replanted. Just like our economy, we're in a tree deficit. If we want to make a difference we're going to have to plant faster. Together, Robert and I managed 20 trees in the day (large saplings) - one street in East London.

Immigration: Good or Bad for the UK Tech Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Longer term we need to build the skills starting from school and encouraging more women into the sector. However short term a one size fits all immigration policy could be detrimental to the tech sector innovation and growth.

Why a Conservative Majority Could Be a Disaster for the UK's Tech Industry

Mike Weston | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

A Conservative majority would put EU membership back on the agenda and, even if David Cameron did not intend for the referendum to actually take place, it will undoubtedly negatively affect the UK's tech industry. It is worth remembering that, if managed properly, the UK's tech industry could easily surpass financial services as the nation's main driver of economic growth.

Candy Crush Is Wrecking Your Brain

Xavier Toby | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Despite what the game developers might claim, Candy Crush etc are basically games of luck where it's impossible to predict when you're going to win, and you're permitted to win just often enough to keep you coming back. The exact same theory applies to the matches provided by dating websites, pies at the football and late night kebabs.