UK Technology

The Five Risks In Your Pocket

Rich Campagna | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rich Campagna

If you saw someone walking down the street with their open wallet or purse in full view, you'd think they were being reckless. Who would just leave their personal belongs out for anyone to see or take? As individuals, we're conscious of the dangers of theft and conditioned to be careful with our belongings - but when it comes to our connected devices, any semblance of caution seems to disappear.

Energy Independence: UK Legislation And Investment Drives Change

Stephen Irish | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Irish

Legislation is now changing with industry and consumer demand driving government decisions. As renewable energy increases it's share in the world's electricity mix, and as EV take up accelerates, battery energy storage technology will be a key enabler. In order to optimise energy, distribution and use, significant changes in business models and the approach to managing infrastructure will be needed.

Hackers Claim To Have A Script From An Upcoming Episode Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech

A group of hackers claim to have the script from an upcoming episode of the TV series Game of Thrones. According to Entertainment Weekly, the group se...

Don't Be Alarmed But Robots Can Now Crack Safes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

You would think that a safe is just about the last haven on Earth that’s safe from hackers, well you’d be wrong. A team from the electronics compa...

Snapchat Maps Set A Sullen Scene For Kids' Online Safety This Summer

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

With a wealth of gadgets available today, from tablets to games consoles to mobile phones, children are infinitely more tech-savvy than in years gone by - the average 13 year old has a far better grasp of the internet than most 40-somethings I know.

Tomorrow's Adults Will Be Smarter Than Today's

Bethany Koby | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech
Bethany Koby

Why teach children coding? When they grow up the coding languages they were taught as kids will be obsolete. This is a question that I have been asked when talking about the importance of teaching kids about technology. On the surface, there is some sense in this statement. But dig a little deeper and you'll understand that this attitude towards technology is part of the problem.

Why Good Old Fashioned Customer Service Will Keep Humans Ahead Of The Robots

Jon Lucas | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

For many organisations, the decision as to much how they automate customer service in the years ahead will be about cost savings, and whether automated customer service becomes good enough to suffice. For others, the essence of great customer service - showing that the business genuinely cares about its customers - is too fundamental to mess with.

The World's First Floating Wind Farm Will Power 20,000 Scottish Homes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

One of the world’s largest energy companies has begun construction of a revolutionary new type of floating wind turbine off the coast of Scotland. O...

Humanity Has Produced 9.1 Billion Tonnes Of Plastic, And We've Recycled Just 10% Of It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

The world’s plastic industry has produced more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic in the last seven decades, and almost 78% of it is no longer being u...

Nissan's New Electric Car Doesn't Need A Brake Pedal, Which Sounds Kind Of Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

Driving a car there are a few components that you would think are pretty essential: Wheel, Accelerator, Brake Pedal. Well Nissan’s brand-new version...

The Innovation Revolution: How The North Is Key To Competing Post-Brexit

Roger Marsh | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

Yet despite these significant opportunities, the North and Midlands are still lagging their Southern counterparts when it comes to official innovation measures. This is something the country must address if it is to successfully exploit the new ideas, skills and technologies that will cement Britain's place at the forefront of this fourth Industrial Revolution that's now underway.

The Future Of UK Education: AI, Virtual Lessons And Jobs That Don't Exist Yet

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Eve Jardine-Young

Flipped, blended and virtual learning are examples of how this already works well. When teachers set homework to establish the basics, using a film or webinar for example, they can then use lessons to explore and contextualise the topic.

Is Apple About To End The Party Again?

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The company that gave us the smartphone as we know it may even become the first company to extend AR beyond sight, for the mass market. With the new airpods, the internet of things enabled HomeKit and the upcoming smart speaker HomePod, Apple can build augmented reality into a true ecosystem.

Voice Tech: How It's Taking Over The World

Oskar Klingberg | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech
Oskar Klingberg

Sixty-four percent of total respondents surveyed preferred a female voice for automated voice systems. This figure rises to 71% when we look at male respondents. People want to hear the voices they can truly connect, and regions and dialects is key in achieving this.

A Security Robot Drowned Itself After Realising The Soul-Destroying Monotony Of Its Existence

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

Let us all take a moment to think about the Washington Harbour shopping mall’s resident security robot which sadly took its own life by terminally b...

How Is Technology Changing The Way We Consume Literature?

Quora | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

Of course, like a flood, eroded boundaries aren't always for the best. In addition to getting and giving recommendations, social media has allowed writers and readers to connect more easily than they ever could before. While this sounds great in theory--and actually is great in practice--it also blurs the distinction between reader and writer.

Staying Safe And Healthy In This Automation Age: Best Tips And Practices

Segun Onibalusi | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Segun Onibalusi

Hooray, the world is currently experiencing a revolutionary innovation where robots get to tackle all the stressful activities like driving, manufacturing, and so on -- what a time to be alive.

The Internet Of Things Can Help Bring Electricity To Millions Living In Off-Grid Communities

Mohsen Mohseninia | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Tech
Mohsen Mohseninia

Having access to sustainable energy can help improve people's health and wellbeing, give them better access to education, and empowers people to set up their own businesses. It also gives people access to home comforts that many take for granted - a television, a refrigerator, the ability to charge up a mobile phone or laptop.

Here's Another Reason Why Climate Change Is Going To Make Flying Even More Unpleasant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

In case you needed any more convincing that climate change is bad for both the planet and humans a new paper has come out claiming that planes are goi...

Combatting The Skills Crisis And Making The UK A Global Tech Hub

Adam Hale | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Hale

The unique value of our tech industry comes from the large number of digital businesses starting up and scaling globally out of the UK market. Just look at the hotbeds of innovation in Tech City, Silicon Fen or the Thames Valley areas.

What Can Cosmetic Brands Learn From The Digital-Savvy Kardashians?

Jennie Chamberlain | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jennie Chamberlain

If you haven't been keeping up with the Kardashians/living under a rock, here's a business update from their head office: the youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, is setting the cosmetic industry alight.

The Computer Augmented Surgeon

Roger Smith | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Smith

But most people do not realize that the role of robotic assistance in surgery and other forms of medicine is just beginning. The da Vinci was the first robot to significantly impact hundreds of thousands of cases per year, but it is the forerunner of a wave of assistive devices that will be entering the market and the hospital.

France Plans To Completely Ban All Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

France looks set to completely ban the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of a major push to meet its climate change targets. Its ...

China Has Built A Massive Solar Farm In The Shape Of A Cute Panda

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

If governments are worried that there isn’t enough public enthusiasm for investment in renewable energy, then may we suggest turning solar plants in...

The Hashtag's Story Has A Lesson For Every Internet User

Jamie Wareham | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".