UK Technology

Tech City or FinTech City? We Have a Decision

Daniel Lowther | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Earlier this month saw the launch of Innovate Finance which has been created to "accelerate the UK's leading position in the global financial services sector, by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators." ... The government has shifted focus and has its sights firmly set on FinTech.

How Is Analytics Changing the Way Business Leaders Make Decisions?

Mark Braund | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Interest in Big Data analytics has increased sharply over the last twelve months, and usage by commercial, non-profit and public sector organisations surged. What's driving this? One reason is that storage costs have fallen... Another important factor is the growing number of sophisticated analytics tools that are available.

Kim Kardashian: Tech's Power Broker

Matthew Hussey | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

In the golden age of app development way back in 2008, anyone with a knack for coding could develop an app, release it on to Apple's App Store and wait for the cash to roll in. Probably the most famous example was in 2008 when Joel Comm, the developer of iFart Mobile, a crude app that made, yep, fart noises, was earning Comm $10,000 a day.

Educating the Students of Today - Females in STEM

Daniel Kendal | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

A lot of awareness is being made for girls to study and work in STEM. Recently, an engineering jobs team created an online database to help encourage and inspire more female students to work in the engineering and aerospace industry.

Six Ways Sensors Will Improve Modern Life

Ian Reid | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Reid

The next 20 years of technology will make the achievements of the last two decades pale in comparison. That's no mean feat given how much technology h...

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

Explore Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Tate | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Have you ever wished you could have a secret robot alter ego? Or that you could wander around a gallery alone late at night? Well, now you can combine both these fantasies in one as After Dark is launched at Tate Britain.

Middle East Tech News: All You Need to Know From the Last Three Months

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Studies provide a number of fresh insights into evolving attitudes and technology based behaviours in this fast changing region... The Middle East is not as different as you might think... "The digital divide demarcates technological abilities in the Arab world about as starkly as anywhere on earth."

When Email Becomes Efail

Paul Marshall | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Marshall

The first thing we do when we wake up is to check our emails. The last we do before going to bed is to check our emails. In the middle of the night we check our emails. Yes, sleep checking is the 21st century's sleep walking. Funny how you don't remember responding to that particular call to action. Sorry, but it's too late now. T

Are We Losing Sight of Reality in an Increasingly Virtual World?

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Kleeman

We are completely and utterly addicted to social media. Hours go by as we scroll aimlessly through our newsfeeds, stalking the Instagram pages of beautiful celebrities we've half heard of and tweeting about our lunches... Why? Because social media is wonderfully clever.

Print It and They Shall Come: 3D Printing's Growing Influence in Unlikely Places

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

I'll take a medium-rare burger with a side of fries and a Coke. File, option, print--and you're soon enjoying your desired meal. Okay, it's not quite that easy yet, but the idea of being able to print out food like the Star Trek replicator is just one of the many applications of 3D printing technology that's coming closer to reality.

Asia Pacific - Heir to the Mobile Throne

James Connelly | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Arguably the fastest-growing technology the world has seen is mobile and it is also the biggest technological drive of social and economic change. The app economy has paved the way that enables for everything from games and entertainment, to education and healthcare, to retail and overall productivity; leaving an idelible mark on our daily lives.

What 50% of Us Are Now Thinking About When Buying Our Next Car

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shivvy Jervis

For years we've trusted car mechanics to keep one of our biggest financial investments in working order. But do we really know the ins and outs of our car? How often are we getting ripped off for repairs?

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...

The Quickest Way to Lose a Customer - Treat Them Badly

Robert Williams | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Robert Williams

Business leaders of course know the golden rule that "the customer is always right" but this isn't always filtering down to some members of staff. And sometimes, it won't even be their fault, simply the consequence of circumstance.

Green IT - Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Roger Keenan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

We are faced with a double-edged sword as the more we develop, the more energy we need and the more pollution is produced... the IT industry has a role to play in maximising the efficiency of energy use and making sure we do everything we can to fight back against climate change.

Introducing The Customer-Centric Engineer

Gavin Russell | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Russell

Technology is no longer used to perform a specific job - it underpins every part of our lives - in work and play... This is a world that software engineers had a pivotal role in creating. And their part in shaping its future is vital. As such, the engineer of today has a much bigger job to do and an increasing set of pressures.

Tech and Data Sells - Exciting Times Ahead for Today's Retailers

Victoria Fox | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Some of the biggest retail brands in the country that the UK retail market, across categories, is in a process of evolution. The next stage of progress depends on how well new technologies are integrated into the overall retail experience.

You Really Have to Be in It, To Win It

Wendy Tan-White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Wendy Tan-White

Or do you? Several start-up businesses recently told me that they have enough 'traditional interest' to grow their companies satisfactorily over the ...

Breaking Down Barriers

Michael Bruce | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Bruce

With all of the technology that exists today are there really any barriers to communication. Smart phones, tablets, laptops and emails make us all accessible 24 hours a day. We can communicate with whom we want when we want. Doing business must be so much easier for customers. Or is it?

Will A Mobile Commerce Company Be The Tech World's Next 'Super Unicorn'?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

What is the fundamental technology change of the next decade? Most people would agree that we're in the process of a mobile revolution... it's reasonable to assume that smartphones will be the technology that unlocks the next $100 billion super unicorn outcome.

Understanding the Yin and Yang of Our Technology-Driven Society

Hamid Habib | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hamid Habib

It's not inaccurate to say that while British consumers have fallen head-over-heels in love with technology, they also fear what it is doing to them... consumer technologies often create contrary forces between positive and negative; a sort of Yin-Yang in our relationship with them.

Coders Taking Over the World

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

London alone is anticipated to be 300,000 digital workers short by 2020, with an additional one million vacancies across Europe... Programming is infiltrating all industries, not just tech... we are beginning to break down these barriers to help people realise that anyone can learn how to code.

Babysitting an Addict

Deborah Weitzmann | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Weitzmann

Childhood should be an important phase to learn about oneself and the people around you, while expanding your mind and attention spans through playful exploration. Little imagination, creativity or skill goes into surfing the web, watching mindless YouTube videos, using social media and playing virtual games.

Can 'Big Data' Value Who We Truly Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Lobl

As the move to mine big data gains momentum, we remain forever free to dig deeper for healing solutions and seek the spiritual growth and better health that a divinely accurate self-assessment can bring.