UK Technology

Data Protection - It Isn't Just For Businesses

Stuart Facey | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech
Stuart Facey

Data. We send and receive so much of it on a daily basis that we almost don't think about it anymore. As long as it reaches its destination, we don't think about what happens to it in-between, or even consider who may have access to it.

Urgent Upskilling Required As UK Jobs Are Already 'Too Digital' For Most

Ashok Vaswani | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Ashok Vaswani

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, machine learning and the Internet of Things are shifting the boundaries of how we live, work and govern. Yet, the pace at which we are introducing these new technologies does not match our ability as a nation to acquire the digital skills they demand of us.

A Decade In The Life: Apple Celebrates The iPhone's 10th Year With Three New Handsets

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

As 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone, we were always bound to see something radical at this week's iPhone launch. And Apple certainly hasn't let us down, as three new phones have been unveiled - the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X - alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple TV 4K.

Why Technology Is The New Threat To Banks 10 Years On From The Financial Crash 

Chris Jefford | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Jefford

August 2007 saw Northern Rock customers flocking to withdraw their savings in fear of the bank going bust, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the bailout of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds/HBOS to the tune of tens of billions of pounds of British taxpayers' money.

Batteries For Your Home - Do They Stack Up?

Juliet Davenport | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Tech
Juliet Davenport

Government policy needs to change to better recognise and reward the benefits that domestic batteries offer beyond the houses they're installed in - to the grid, the environment, and other energy users

Theresa May: 'I Am Not A Robot'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has insisted she is not “in the least robotic”. The prime minister was ridiculed during the election campaign as the “Maybot” for ...

The Breakthrough Medical Technology For Cardiac Conditions

Professor Ben Varcoe | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Ben Varcoe

It can certainly be a frightening experience, most likely leading you to urgently present at your nearest A&E department. It's also actually quite common: in the UK, more than 5% of emergency department visits and up to 40% of emergency admissions are as a direct result of chest pain.

Addressing The Impact Of Unconscious Bias On Software Development

Therese Stowell | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech
Therese Stowell

Ada Lovelace is known as the world's first computer programmer. Her work with Charles Babbage to create the Analytics Engine, an early predecessor of the modern computer, was followed by the publication of the first, most elaborate and complete programme sketched out by a programmer.

This New Tech Tells You Exactly Where Your Food Is Coming From

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From how your raspberries were grown to just how free range those free range eggs are, tracing where your food comes from can be tricky....

Role Of Blockchain In The Internet Of Things: SWOT Analysis

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Are our laptops and smartphones the only devices connected to the large virtual space, the internet? Certainly, not! The internet, as we know today, connects a diverse range of devices that are built to make life more convenient.

800,000 Low-Income Homes Will Get Free Solar Panels

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech

800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales are to get free solar panels as part of a major new government scheme. The £1bn project will see re...

Inclusivity v.s. Diversity: The Technology Sector Challenge

Jon Topper | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Topper

The recent Google memo furore shows that there are people in the tech industry who honestly believe that women and people of colour are genetically less capable of working as engineers - a set of assertions based on exceptionally flawed science. Research actually shows that teams with higher levels of gender and racial diversity demonstrate better financial performance.

Technology: The Lifeline For The Socially Isolated

Karen Dolva | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
Karen Dolva

With every week that passes I grow increasingly upset with the world, so trying to change it for the better simply makes sense. The idea of somebody suffering in solitude, lacking meaningful connections in their life, is something I cannot abide. People need to be social

This Meat Is So Ethical, It's Vegan Friendly

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The way that you eat meat is about to change. Scientists have officially come up with a way of producing meat that is both sustainable and animal frie...

Why Are Banks Stuck In The Dark Ages?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Alexandra Johnson

Photo Credit: Pixabay Home ownership is still a relatively new innovation in the UK, as is applying for a mortgage. Before 1832 any man who held fre...

Flying Cars And Technological Change: How Will This Change Our Buildings?

William Newton | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
William Newton

Technology is advancing at an exponential rate. We have already seen technologies which were once at the forefront of innovation quickly become out of touch if they did not continually evolve to remain ahead of the tech curve. Who would have thought ten years ago the rise of the smartphone would make the iPod obsolete?

Could Clean Energy Be Brexit Britain's Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

Malcolm Brinded | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Malcolm Brinded

Now is the time to plant the seeds from which the UK can develop substantial domestic supply chains and become one of the world's leading exporters of clean energy skills, services and products, helping to improve access to energy in developing nations and building the global low carbon energy system demanded by the Paris Agreement.

The Return Of The Note Series Spells Big Things For Samsung

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

So what does the latest Note handset bring to the table? How does it measure up against the widely celebrated Galaxy S8 range? And how have Samsung developed the device to distance it from the Note 7's earlier downfalls? We take a closer look at the device below.

Young People, Social Media And The Fight For Social Justice

Gafar Kuku | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gafar Kuku

Must we as a society wait around for someone to tell us what social justice looks like and whether or not it can look like more than one thing? It seems that young people have answered this question and are paving the way towards even more social justice

Cyber Security Demands There Must Be No Glass Ceiling For Innovation And Training

Greg Sim | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech
Greg Sim

Some 54 per cent of boards view cyber risk as a primary threat to their business, which was up from 49 per cent last year. But on the other hand it was found that 69 per cent do not receive comprehensive information on that risk.

Ageing In The City: Creativity And Technology To The Rescue

Inge Delobelle | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech
Inge Delobelle

Imagine buying your dream house in the city. Over time, it transforms from a house to a home, one where you build a lifetime's worth of memories. It's close to the shops, to the subway station, to the community centre, and the neighbours become more like family than friends.

How Tech Innovation Is Changing The Way We Shop

Andy Brian | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Tech
Andy Brian

Retail is changing at an incredible pace. As consumers, the way we source, purchase, pay for, collect and receive goods is changing, as is the way in which retailers communicate with us. This is being driven, or at least facilitated, by innovation of technology.

Rise Of The Robots

John Gilbert | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Tech
John Gilbert

As we increasingly see robots enter into our private and public lives and hear dramatic projections of mass automation, it's worth remembering that they have long been a reality in the world of manufacturing. Since the 1960s, large, industrial robots have been used in industries such as automotive, to speed up processes and relieve humans from more strenuous tasks. These gains inevitably led to growth, which in turn created more jobs.

There's Too Much Technology, So Let's Get More Of It

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Smart phones are, in effect, a near essential part of modern life. Whether we want them to be or not, for most people, the services provided by a smart phone are now all but unavoidable. Trying to not use them is the equivalent of saying, "I won't use trains." It is eminently possible to pull off - but really not worth it.

The World's Seven Best Techy Restaurants

Matt Graywood | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Graywood

Technology is pervasive in modern life. You can barely turn around without seeing a new gadget being launched. Yet, despite the fact we've been used to technology in environments such as entertainment and retail for years, hospitality has seemingly dragged behind.