UK Technology

Pretty, Meaningless Pictures: Save Us From Infographics!

Peter Byass | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK
Peter Byass

Technological capacity for producing graphics has mushroomed in recent years, and the consequences are obvious across all the media

How Blackberry, Not Twitter, Fuelled The Fire Under London’s Riots | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

Over the weekend parts of London descended into chaos as riots and looting spread after a protest organised around the yet unexplained shooting of a m...

I'd rather be a minus than be on Google +

Scott Bryan | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK
Scott Bryan

I have been on Google+ for at least three weeks now, and if you haven't been a part of this so-called big threat to the Facebook cheese by now because you haven't got an invite or you haven't been bothered, this is what you might have missed.

Women Entrepreneurs Continue to Hit the "Glass Ceiling" in the Technology Industry

Kelly Dern | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK
Kelly Dern

While there are only a handful of women at the top of the tech pyramid, we must not let this imbalance affect who will become our future business leaders.

Nasa Find Potential Signs Of Flowing Water On Mars

Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

Signs of what could be flowing water have been found on Mars, Nasa has revealed, opening up speculation over whether life exists on the red planet. ...

VIDEO: The Electric Car That Doesn't Need Charging

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

Clunky cables and inconvenient charge points could become a thing of the past, according to an East Midlands firm trialling wireless electric cars. Th...

'Smartphone Addiction' Affects One Third Of Adults

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The BlackBerry has been jokingly referred to as the "CrackBerry" for some time - now new evidence has emerged of how smartphone "...

Come Here Often? Study Finds New Way Of Predicting Online Friendships

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK

Remember that man you’ve seen in the gym, on the Tube and at your favourite restaurant? Turns out he could be your new best friend. Well, according ...

Michael Rundle

Government Scraps Plans To Block Content-Sharing Websites | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics

Controversial plans to block websites that infringe on copyright laws have been dropped by the government after advice from Ofcom. The plan to cut ...

Copying CDs Could Be Legalised

PA | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government will unveil changes to copyright law which could open the door to new services for film and music fans and boost t...

Android Dominates The Smartphone Market

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

Android, the mobile platform owned by Google, now accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the global smartphone market, according to new figures published ...

The Self-Service Checkout Machine: Please Put Your Misanthropy in the Bag

Julian White | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Comedy
Julian White

A little while ago, self-service checkouts were finally installed in my local Morrisons. And long overdue they were too, if you're asking me. Not that I'm antisocial or anything. Far from it, I spend my days crouched over a laptop in a book-lined study (alright, book-lined garden shed) because I'm an incorrigible people person.

The EBacc - When Policy Goes Wonky

David Docherty | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK Politics
David Docherty

You don't have to be a policy wonk to know that policy can go wonky. Nor do you have to be a philosopher to know that good intentions can have bad consequences.

Could the Google Plus Circles be Vicious for Democracy?

Steven Maclean | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Politics
Steven Maclean

If Google Plus takes over as the dominant social network, the Internet's 'gatekeepers' would have control over an effective tool for cutting through gates of power, as well as a formidable media empire. In that scenario, an emerging form of democracy would be handicapped, if not lost.

Michael Rundle

Why Doesn't The UK Have Its Own Apple Inc? | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

There is a melancholy familiar to any gadget fan in the UK that occurs when they examine the back of an iPhone. The cause is a simple, chirpy mess...

Technology Not Bombs

Daniel Seal | Posted 26.09.2011 | Home
Daniel Seal

For investors looking to capitalise on a developed market with the yields of an emerging one, Israel is the place to be. The general feeling is "If it's good enough for Google, it's good enough for us". In the business world we have a fierce hope that where there is innovation, peace and prosperity will follow.

Cern Rivals Hail Breakthrough In Quest For 'God Particle'

The Independent | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK

Scientists in the US announced they may have detected the elusive and potentially universe-changing Higgs boson particle yesterday, just two days afte...

Interactive Media Art?

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

There has been a lot of discussion about the differentiation between life online and life out in the world but maybe as the Internet assimilates itself with popular culture and society the distinction will no longer exist.

Why I'll Keep Pushing for a Networked UK

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Baroness Lane Fox

I've lost count of the number of people I've met in areas of real deprivation or in very challenging circumstances who've told me how technology has served as a lifeline for them.

Icons and Symbols - a way Forward for Privacy?

John Carr | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK
John Carr

The UK Government and consumer groups need to pick up the baton that has been so elegantly fashioned by Speechly Bircham.

Lesson From London: Shamed in a Club

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Terry Kelhawk

One benefit of living in a culture based on individuality is the relative lack of shameful experiences.

Will The Kindle Kill The Paperback?

AOL Lifestyle | Posted 31.08.2011 | UK Lifestyle