UK Technology

How eSports Has Changed the Competitive Gaming Scene

James Knuckey | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
James Knuckey

It would be naive to think that, with the global phenomenon that is the gaming industry, that a competitive scene would not too rise from its flames. While the professional gaming industry has spent the past ten years equipped with the social stigma of sweaty teenagers, it appears, finally, to be taking a modern, new glossy tone.

You Pay Your Tax, I'll Pay Mine

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Loren Treisman

Africa is always a loser in this global gluttony. Last year, an esteemed report released by the African Union's High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows, revealed that an estimated $60.3 billion was illicitly channelled out of the continent between 2003 and 2012, roughly one a half times the total donated in overseas aid during the same period.

What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change?

Drew Hemment | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
Drew Hemment

Climate change happens on such a big scale and over such long time periods it is hard to comprehend at human scale. But we can already see its impact in extreme weather events that are becoming more common.

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

Is Virtual Reality the Ultimate Sword of Damocles?

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

In 1968 something happened that offered a remarkable insight to the future of the human race. In that year, Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull created the world's first virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) head mounted display. They named it the Sword of Damocles.

World's First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation

George Kapellos | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
George Kapellos

Today experts in live streaming 360° and VR Mativision will be broadcasting live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology an operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital. This is a world first.

Why We Love to Feast Our Eyes on Food Porn

Philip Ellis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

If you've spent any great deal of time on Facebook lately, you will have seen a growing number of short, colourful recipe videos from the likes of Tastemade and BuzzFeed's Tasty. Rarely longer than 90 seconds, these clips have a hypnotic quality which has captured the attention of millions - and set their mouths watering.

The Future of Open Workspaces in London

Araceli Camargo | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

Currently, London is facing highly complex socio-economic challenges; a shortage of affordable housing for vulnerable people and students, a slowdown of social mobility due to inflation and high university fees, and a brain drain due to rising living costs.

What Twitter's New Accessibility Feature Could Mean for People Living With Sight Loss

Terry Hawkins | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Terry Hawkins

Imagine being tagged in an image on Facebook but not being able to join in the conversation around it, struggling to stay connected with peers and colleagues on LinkedIn, or not being able to see beautifully visual things on Pinterest.

Richard Branson Thinks Banks Should Be A 'Force For Good' In The World

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

Richard Branson thinks banking should be “a force for good in the world” and that people who only want to earn money stand little chance of "makin...

California Is the Home of Pet Tech

Marie Carter | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The market for technology for our pets, or 'pet tech', including wearables such as activity trackers, is one of the last hi-tech frontiers set to be conquered. The charge is coming not from the UK, but from California.

Mapping The Online World

Russell Haworth | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

The internet lets us seek and share information, across borders and across vast distances, with unprecedented speed and ease. At the end of 2015, there were an estimated 3.2 billion internet users worldwide, up from 400 million in 2000.

Mixed Retail-ality: How AR and VR Are Changing the Future of Retail

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

You touch the screen of your device to feel the fabric. You turn your head to access your real closet to see if that belt you bought last month matches the jacket. It does, and you like it, so you buy it instantly, no cash, no cards, and a couple hours later a drone delivers it to your doorstep.

The Five Best Health Tech Gadgets

Jenna Downes | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jenna Downes

Last week saw the Gadget Show come to Birmingham and I headed there with the sole aim of tracking down the best health technology out there. It was so exciting to see new technology arising, with the possibility of measuring our heart rates, body temperatures and sleep patterns.

Why the Next iPhone Should Be the 'Apple Phone'

Jason Parmar | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Parmar

One of the five already exists, Apple Watch, and the new naming is consistent with their new naming nomenclature, Apple Music and Apple Watch were the birth of "Apple X" and its time to upgrade the rest of the family.

Timing is Everything

Jonas Altman | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK
Jonas Altman

I just witnessed over a dozen startups ride up and down an elevator. In less than the time it takes an elevator to cover 18 floors - each venture had to pitch investors on what problem they solve, what value their product brings to the world and why they are are the right team for the job.

Will Robots Really Take Over Our Jobs?

Leslie Willcocks | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Leslie Willcocks

For employers, the benefits of using RPA instead of human staff include significant cost savings, faster processing (a study of an organisation within London's insurance market, showed that data which previously took two days to process, took only 30 minutes using RPA), less error and a massively increased output.

The Digital Afterlife: How Technology Has Changed the Way We Grieve

Philip Ellis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

There was a time when only two things in life were certain; death and taxes. Now there's a third certainty; that the imprint we leave online will last long after we are gone. By 2012, just eight years after Facebook launched, 30 million profile owners had died. According to some estimates, 8,000 Facebook users die every day, leaving behind profiles, photos, likes, and memories.

Tinder: My Right Hand Master Procrastinator

Sasha Govor | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

My name is Sasha and I'm a procrastinator. That's right, a self-diagnosed, self-confessed time wasting expert with a diary full of back-to-back procrastination meetings. I gave up on eating lunch today as it was a distraction from the amount of procrastination I had to get done.

Technology and the Loss of Time

Julian Vigo | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

In recent months I have begun to notice in precise detail to what extent the Internet and information technology has helped me manage my time and to w...

Can I Get Down Please, Google?

Katherine Lowe | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Katherine Lowe

Sometimes I worry how this lifestyle of technology-enabled instant gratification will affect her and her brother in the long-term. Will they be less willing to roll their sleeves up and work hard, and will they display less patience when it comes to achievements and rewards?

Women's Leadership Networking

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

I strongly believe that the world needs more females in the tech industry, and events like this are very important to continue to focus on the gender issue in the industry and also the lack of IT professionals in general.

How Technology Is Transforming Disabled People's Lives

Kim Lawther | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Kim Lawther

For years, disabled people had to rely on somebody else doing things for them. But now with the help of assistive technology, disabled people can do things that would have never been possible before - from switching on a light to having a voice to express themselves.

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

Lara Platman | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

One of my favourite games to play whilst I am riding shot gun at night along a motorway is 'what car belongs to that tailgate light'. In my opinion it...