UK Technology

Whether You're An Art Lover Or Artist-In-Training, These Apps Will Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to getting creative in 2014, there are a bevy of inspiring apps on offer, whether you're looking to indulge your inner Van Gogh - or see...

Music to Your Ears - Why Audio Is Getting an Upgrade

Matthew Hussey | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Even vinyl has seen an upturn in sales. In the UK alone, vinyl sales reached levels not seen since 1996, before napster, limewire or even the MP3 came to dominate our listening experience.

Is It Time to Take Tech's Lead?

John Davis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech
John Davis

It is time for SMEs to fully embrace the technology that is available to them. Many small business owners will deem themselves time poor, but there are solutions to help and enable more time to be reserved for growth and development. Technology is no longer an area exclusive to the bigger companies, it should be central to SMEs' daily activity.

Prepare for the Festive IT Headache

Graham Welch | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The holidays are a time for giving, we all know, and 2014 continues the trend of the past few years - one of the most popular gifts this year will be a new tablet, smartphone or laptop...

Who Should Be Afraid of 'Amelia'?

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

This entity speaks a robotic language, it is well versed in parliamentary procedure and his or her head is full of weird terminology, rules and regulations. Career politicians beware, Amelia is ready to take your job! She can give straight answers to straight questions. So, what is there for you to do?

Civil Engineering: All Fun and (Video) Games?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Computer game designer, video games tester, and working in cinematics for Hollywood movies are high tech dream jobs for many. Civil engineering, on the other hand, is often associated with muddy boots, hammers, hard hats and high vis vests...

Is 2015 the Year for the Threat-centric Network?

Graham Welch | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As an old year comes to a close we often start to look for trends and predictions of what the New Year holds for us in business and especially those in cybersecurity who are increasingly at the forefront of defending the enterprise from the continual threat and reality of cybercrime.

Pryor, Murphy, Carlin... Is It Possible to Have a Comedy Icon In The Modern Era?

Aid Thompsin | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Aid Thompsin

Even moving away from voluntarily saturating yourself, I wonder if, as Chris Rock suggested, the advent of the smartphone is destined to push stand-ups into doing 'safer' material, for fear of offending/losing the crowd, having it uploaded before it's ready and getting lynched for being racist, sexist or slanderous. I worry that he's right.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

Give Doctors the Confidence to Deliver Joined-up Care

Chris Spencer | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Chris Spencer

Joined-up healthcare is something we all want and the NHS needs. Enabling the disparate elements of our healthcare system to work together and share information will save time and money and ultimately benefit patient care.

What Can Marketers Learn From a Rugby Match?

Sam Seddon | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sam Seddon

The power of social media analytics is in the opportunities it provides and the insights you gain not the raw data.

We Need More Inclusive Technology

Simon Stevens | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Stevens

While the political focus on what helps disabled people has remained focused on money, in terms of welfare benefits, and social care, namely the provision of human support, the biggest thing I feel that enables and empowers disabled people is technology and especially inclusive technology.

Running a Business on a Budget: Tips and Resources

Jo Gifford | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Jo Gifford

Whether you are just getting started on you are a little way down the line of your entrepreneurial awesomeness, keeping those goddam overheads low, low, LOW is key in making some actual monies.

From An Air-Quality Detector To A GIF Camera, These New Electronic Devices Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Tech Design

The Huffington Post UK | Protein UK | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Go back in time even just a decade and the ability to design and invent your own advanced electronic devices was a privilege reserved for a very small...

QR Codes Are Amazing

Colin McQuistan | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech
Colin McQuistan

So I was at work and when I was in the kitchen I saw a can of fly spray and that was kinda cool but then at the end of the ingredients I saw a QR code and I was all like "why would anyone put a QR code on a can of fly spray?" and "I bet there are millions of folks downloading the QR scanner and then taking the time to scan this QR code on this can of fly spray".

In Meat-ro: The Curious Case of Cruelty Free Meat

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

Few insects produce methane and the protein they provide would be an efficient and sustainable way to increase intake as the population grows. It could be argued that if we can overcome the fear of eating lab grown meat then we should instead get over our cultural aversions to eating edible insects.

IT Is Not for Geeks

Claire Vyvyan | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Vyvyan

Today, the tech industry is intertwined with almost every aspect of our lives, in every waking moment, and it's a privilege to see first-hand just how much of a difference we can make to the world around us.

Her Royal Tweet

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The Queen sent her first ever tweet at the recent opening of a new exhibition at London's Science Museum. The tweet read: 'it is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.' The Queen has a history of engaging with modern technology.

Cloud Isn't Just for Techies Anymore

Doug Clark | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech
Doug Clark

The cloud isn't just for techies anymore. Understanding what's next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners.

Art and Technology

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Van der Vorst

The online incarnation of the art market is changing centuries-old habits of art consumption - 71% of collectors have purchased art through the Internet, which I think is quite a substantial figure thus demonstrating people feel more and more comfortable buying art online.

Don't Believe the Hype: Do Emerging Technologies Fall Foul of Their Own PR?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

'Hype' might be more likely built up around the latest boyband, but many emerging technologies also rely on good marketing to bring in investment and support. Science might not get the queues (apart from the Apple store) but in the same way Apple has fumbled with the iPhone 6, many technologies are subject to a major backlash.

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Always Late to the Party: Are We All Now Late-Adopters?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

My Granddad loves Sudoku. A few years ago he was given his very own tablet with pre-installed Sudoku challenges to push him into the 21st century... two months later it was hardly used, but many Sudoku books had been scribbled in and completed. He was dedicated to pen and paper.

After the Apocalypse: Dr Lewis Dartnell Shares His Toolkit for Rebuilding the World

Tom Hunter | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Hunter

While any number of fictional films and novels are set after the collapse of civilization, very few go beyond the immediate twenty-eight days later, as it were, to imagine the far greater task of rebuilding that will face the survivors once they've finished racing around the desert in punked-up battle cars or shot-gunned the last walking dead to a standstill.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.