UK Technology

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.

The Digital Revolution Is in Safe Hands as Schools Take Technology by Storm

Julie Booth | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Julie Booth

These changes look set to turn traditional teaching methods on their head, as in many ICT classrooms, there are likely to be students who know more than their teacher about the subject. The upshot of this could be a move to a more collaborative style of teaching, where rather than instructing, teachers seek to bring out creativity and invention in their students.

Why Transformational Technology Is the 'Red Thread' at Advertising Week Europe

Andy Hart | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Andy Hart

This year I'm involved in two panels at Advertising Week Europe. On Tuesday, I join MediaCom, Lady Geek and the FA on the YouTube stage to discuss how diversity is a powerful formula for success. On Wednesday, I'll be discussing leadership in the face of relentless change alongside Ad Age, MediaCom, Sky Media, ZenithOptimedia and TIME Inc.

Are Children Still Interested in Books?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
J.N. Paquet

Some encouraging results from the survey indeed show that children from lower socio-economic backgrounds spend more time reading on devices than their wealthier peers. More encouraging results: print books are actually more popular with three to five-year-olds than reading on devices!

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

Technology has changed the world around us, so is it any wonder that our mental issues have reached the next version number too? If you have OCD and happen to be a geek, it will almost certainly poke its nose into your favourite hobbies and interests.

Amazon Delivers Within the Hour and Starbucks Drops Off at Your Desk: The Future of Delivery Services

Georgie Barrat | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments and the mobile-app space. Adding delivery options to their roster is an exciting advancement and highlights the changes that are currently taking place in delivery services as a whole.

The Government Needs to Get Serious About Digital Elections

Jack Curtis | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

As much as our society is digital, it is every bit as cynical. The next decade will make great strides forward for communication, health, business and sport, but let it also be the decade that politics repairs its broken reputation. Nobody knows what will pick politics up from the gutter, but online voting might just be a start.

Cash Machines Can Help Rape Victims Speak Out

Andrew Boff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

With over 36,000 cash machines in the UK, victims would be able to send short text-based messages directly to the police in a discreet way and help them receive assistance from a specialist officer. Such an innovation would help those who may be controlled by their partner, and are fearful of visiting a police station in case they're seen.