UK Technology

Mum's iPad Fail Will Make You Giggle (But It Kind Of Makes Sense)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has left the internet chuckling with her rather unique use of technology, but we think she may just be onto something. The unnamed woman simply ...

The Rise Of The Silver Surfer: How Technology Is Enriching The Lives Of The Aging Population

Fran Whittaker-Wood | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech
Fran Whittaker-Wood

There is an assumption amongst younger generations that the senior members of our society have no interest in technology. Labelled rather patronizingly as a generation of 'digital dinosaurs', there are often exaggerated claims of an ever-increasing 'digital divide' between the old and young.

Caterpillars Could Be The Answer To Getting Rid Of Plastic Shopping Bags

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists think they have discovered a way that humans may be able to begin to tackle plastic waste on a mass scale, after finding a worm that is abl...

Robots: Better Saved For Sci-Fi?

Colin Bull | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

The UK currently has a doom and gloom attitude towards AI, thanks to TV, film, and regular AI failure news stories. To thoroughly ensure the public feel confident and embrace this technology, the businesses which manufacture, sell, use and promote AI must thoroughly test the quality of the software behind all AI devices to protect against hackers, threats or indeed, robots turning on us and destroying human life.

Automation And Society: Will Democracy Survive The Internet Of Things?

John Purrier | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
John Purrier

Clearly modern technology has disrupted society. The challenge therefore is to overcome our fears, embrace it and adapt in the right way. Because, never before have we had so much opportunity at our fingertips. It is, I would suggest, a cause for enormous optimism and the way it is used is up to us.

Hashtag Serendipity: The Rise Of Experiential Retail

Amelia Kallman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

E-commerce has forever altered customer expectations, but now it's bricks and mortars changing the way we engage with brands. From engineered serendipity to personalised environments, new technologies are giving retailers the opportunity to deliver exciting, unique, and sharable experiences you can't get online or in an app.

How Tech Is Reigniting The Golden Years For Our Ageing Populations

Andreas Schierenbeck | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
Andreas Schierenbeck

In 2016, the global population was estimated to be 7.4 billion; a figure that the United Nations believes will increase to 11.2 billion by the year 2100. Today, one in eight of those 7.4 billion people are over the age of 60. This number is expected to increase as our overall quality of life continues to improve and we all live longer - with life expectancy even breaking the 90 barrier as soon as 2030, according to Imperial College London and the World Health Organization.

Juggling Family And Work Is Possible - You Just Need The Tools To Do It!

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Lloyd

Ultimately, there's a reason so many people want to work flexibly - it means you can do your job to the highest standard without putting the rest of your life on the backburner. It's meant I've been there to collect the girls from nursery, and to bake the biggest and the best cakes on their birthdays.

What Can Autonomous Driving Technology Learn From Aviation?

Laszlo Kishonti | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Laszlo Kishonti

The company I am founder and CEO of develops software and hardware solutions for autonomous vehicles (AVs). Our work, therefore, exposes the bottlenecks of this evolving technology on a daily basis. In search of inspiration, aviation has been on my radar throughout my journey as it serves as a role model for the automotive industry due to the high level of automation and superior safety standards applied.

Connected, Collaborative Care: People Who Use Social Care Must Be At The Heart Of Our Digital Developments

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rhidian Hughes

Digital solutions are no substitute for face-to-face support, but their contribution must be considered when developing support services, not least because they offer an opportunity for disabled people to have more control over their lives.

Suffering From Neck Or Back Pain? How Tech Could Be To Blame

Rishi Loatey | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rishi Loatey

And it seems younger age groups are most at risk. 16 - 24 year olds were most likely to experience back or neck pain when using smart phones and nearly half of 25 - 34 year olds admitted they suffered after using a laptop.

This Chinese Courier Company Employ An Actual Robot Army

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

When the robots do eventually take over, remember this moment. While we know that Amazon and other large companies like Ocado already employ robots, t...

Do We Need More Diversity In The FinTech Sector?

Mark Gossington | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

As an LGBT+ man, my needs are different to those of the straight, white male developer. We all have different experiences - black, white, straight, LGBT+, male, female, young, old - and as such the technology we use, if we are valued as consumers, needs to address these distinctions.

How To Prepare For A Cyber Attack

David Mytton | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
David Mytton

There's no predicting when a cyber attack might come, whether it be in the form of a DDoS, a virus, malware, or phishing. It's therefore important to be constantly vigilant, and prepared for incidents when they do occur.

Why Having Solar Power In The Home Is Easier Than You Think

Phillip Othen | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

A million British homes now use solar energy. Whether it is solar power or thermal, the sun’s rays are powering energy production like never before....

Climate Change Is Going To Massively Increase Severe Turbulence On Flights

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech

Turbulence strong enough to throw unbuckled passengers around a cabin could become twice or even three times more likely as a result of climate change...

Let's Get Personal: Frictionless Payments And Your Future Shopping Experience

Jerome Nadel | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jerome Nadel

The global payments landscape is a complicated place. Technologies like digital retail wallets have made it easier than ever before for us to tap, swipe and pay. New innovations allow us to scan barcodes, add to shopping carts and receive geo-targeted updates, discounts and offers on the go.

How Technology Killed The Conversationalist

Mark Cowan | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Cowan

No longer does the pub need to facilitate the lads catch up. WhatsApp and other social platforms do that for us.  We can all be watching the same football match at the same time in different parts of the country, or responding to what is happening in an episode of Game of Thrones from the comfort of our sofa and still feel like we are getting the banter, and feeling the connection to our friends.

A Ransom Note From Your Coffee-Machine Is No Joke, But It's Not The Only Threat

Greg Sim | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech
Greg Sim

Why have gadgets and devices suddenly become linked to cyber security and ransomware? Cyber criminals are not stupid - they are after your money, not the glory of hacking into your internet-connected coffee-maker or heating system.

Keeping It Real. Five Easy Ways To Balance Your Virtual Life (And Your Kids')

Alice Wilde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

How is anyone going to be content in their slightly damp terrace in Bognor, when they could 'be' wandering the boulevards of Cannes and 'seeing' the turquoise waters and fluttering palms? But as wonderful as it is, it's not the truth. And as with all deceptions there will be a price to pay.

Take The Device Away: Why Children And Technology Should Be Separated!

Emma Williamson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Williamson

These days you will be hard pressed to find a child who doesn't have access to technology - a device that is permanently glued to their nose and the only 'toy' that will keep them entertained without screaming down the house to be quiet.

Everyone Is Out To Get You

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

For any company developing mobile and online offerings (which is nearly all of them) it is this approach that they should follow. View competition as defined not just within your industry but also from everyone. Focus on people and benefits, not features and functions. And above all, think through the ecosystem in which your users live in and plan accordingly.

This Is Where To Find London's New Driverless Bus

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech

A bus shuttling passengers across Greenwich might not sound newsworthy, but this one’s a little different: its driver is a robot. Resembling the po...

Toward A Global Partnership To Counter Online Radicalization And Extremism

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

Good afternoon. I would like to thank Dr. Vidano, Dean Knapp and the team here at George Washington University for convening this important gathering to discuss building a global partnership to combat extremism online in all its forms.

Has Retail Security Technology Gone Too Far?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

But Amazon's latest foray into real world retail has not been greeted fondly by all. Activists and campaigners have raised concerns about the privacy implications of Amazon Go's security systems.