UK Technology

How We're Advancing in Healthcare and Why I'm Excited

Emily McLaren | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

One of my friends recently told me that she doesn't intend on opting-in to the current government pension scheme, nor does she intend to get a private pension plan because she figures due to being overweight, a smoker and an unrelenting lover of cider, she won't live to get a pension.

Vive - It's Chatroulette Without the Willies

Darryl Morris | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Darryl Morris

That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

Michael Rundle

Google Want You To Trust Them With All Your Personal Data They Already Have

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has a problem, which is that if you're feeling paranoid, use the right combination of language or just aren't paying attention, its best produc...

Teachers - It's Time to Sharpen Your Digital Skills

Duncan Higgins | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

Another September, another school year.... But 2014 brought something new: coding as part of the school curriculum in the UK. This is great news for students, of course - but should we do even more to encourage the use of technology in schools?

Digital Technology and Music Education - What Makes a Successful Project?

Sarah Derbyshire | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Derbyshire

I can't say Jarvis Cocker has ever featured large in my life, but last week he definitely caught my attention. On Monday night, he whispered in my ear (via Radio 4) as he explored the realms of the night with the BBC Philharmonic on Wireless Nights.

Snap Happy - 5 Incredible Photography Gadgets

Georgie Barrat | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Bridging the gap between old school Polaroids and phone photos the Impossible Project is a portable photo lab. Place your iPhone on the instant Labs tray and your Polaroid snap will shoot out the other end. But here's where it gets clever.

Don't Call Me 'Millenial'

Green Futures | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

So here we are, the millennial generation. Those that had our first snog, beer, or fag as the world quaked in the shadow of the millennium bug...

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

This Is A Bluetooth Speaker Like No Other

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

Bluetooth speakers are not - to put it kindly - intrinsically exciting. There are so many on the market, in so many styles and price points, that ...

The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The "technological revolution" is well underway, according to the many stories on this subject scattered throughout the media. It would seem that there is an inevitability about our digital future if you were to adhere to conventional wisdom; although so far there has not been proper examination as to how we are going to cope socially, economically and culturally.

Ricky Gervais Loved His First David Brent Pastiche Video So I Got Him To Create Another - Watch It Here

Kat Jackman | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Kat Jackman

If you didn't see the hilarious video that unemployed graduate Will Bowers created - to get his CV out there - with the hope of getting noticed by potential employers, take a look below.

Messy Science, and Why Everyone Benefits From Showing the Mess

Anais Rassat | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

If scientists entertain the myth that giant leaps are the everyday happening of science, science funders will expect extraordinary claims in return for funding, and everyone will be disappointed with that game.

Chipsafer: Upgrading Agriculture

One Young World | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez is a One Young World delegate from Uruguay. She was a delegate speaker during the Global Business Plenary Session at...

How to Make Wearable Techs Work

Georgie Barrat | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Wearable Tech means exactly what it says on the tin; technology that you can wear. Be it a wrist band, watch or glasses it consists of some sort of accessory with electronics embedded inside it.

Tackling Food Poverty in Ireland

One Young World | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is written by Iseult Ward. Iseult is a One Young World Ambassador from Ireland and the co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, a social...

Innovating Dublin

One Young World | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
One Young World

Whether you are involved in the tech scene, want to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur or even none of the above, we can't wait to welcome you to Dublin and show you the vibrant industry that's here.

21 Tips For Kickstarting Your Digital Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you live your life through your phone rather than engaging with the world around you, then it's time to do something about it. Tech addicts read...

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Google 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Reveal Thousands Of UK Requests

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech

Britons have asked Google to remove more than 60,000 web links from its results under the "right to be forgotten" law, the search engine has revealed....

Fears For Teen Users Of SnapChat As Nude Images Leaked Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Explicit images taken with the photo sharing app SnapChat have reportedly been intercepted via a third party app and leaked online. Users of the ap...

Louise Ridley

What Happened When I Ditched Google Maps

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

*Sort of I’m lost without my phone. Physically lost. With a poor sense of direction and little time, I am completely reliant on my Google Maps...

Here's Why New York Has the Talent and the Attitude to Succeed in Mobile

James Connelly | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Firstly, it has the attitude, plus an enviable diversity of culture which is delivering its own unique and particular breed of new mobile apps. We're already working with a couple of home grown New York apps businesses such as Gilt, the designer sales shopping app.

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.