UK Technology

Online Travel Search Is Social and Mobile, But Needs to Become More Local

Naren Shaam | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Naren Shaam

The travel industry moved online more than fifteen years ago, and it was one of the first sectors to do so. This had a huge impact on the way that consumers could search for both holiday destinations and ways of getting to those destinations. The travel search sector evolved to accommodate the busy consumer looking to find the best deal - and fast.

Twitter's New Security Makes Snooping 'Impossible'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech

Twitter has used an "impossible" mathematical problem first discovered by GCHQ to protect its users from electronic snooping. The company said "per...

Avoiding 'Second Album Syndrome'- Innovation Lessons From Creative Industries

Brendan Flattery | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

Whether you are a businesses, a band or a creative entrepreneur, sometimes when you start off with a big hit it can be hard to reach the same highs the second time around. It's the classic so called 'second album syndrome'. It is always a challenge to follow up a great success in any sector, whether it's in entertainment, a high street store or business to business software.

CCTV: A Critical Tool in Securing Public Safety

David Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Walsh

CCTV technology has an integral role to pay in securing general welfare. The question for policy makers is how can we better integrate CCTV into national security policies without losing the individual's rights to privacy, determining who should have access to the footage and how long it can be kept on file for. This is a discussion which is only beginning and which merits serious discussion at all levels of society.

Involving Industry in Science Education

David Porter | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Porter

It is of course undisputed that the existence and expansion of industry in the UK relies upon a continued supply of high quality engineers (to develop existing technologies) and scientists (to create new ones). So we should not then be surprised when the big industry players want to get involved in the education of our children and their potential future employees.

EU Must Seize Landmark Summit to Frame Long-Term Vision With China

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The 2013 EU-China Summit takes place on Thursday 21st November in Beijing on the 10th anniversary of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two. This high level meeting is especially crucial for Europe, not least given that it is the first since the landmark Chinese leadership transition in March.

UN Climate Change Summit Framed By Landmark IPCC Study

Julian Hunt | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

The annual UN Annual Climate Change Summit began in Poland on November 11th and continues until the 22nd. This major international conference is a key stepping stone towards the goal of securing by end-2015 a comprehensive global climate change treaty to take effect from 2020 onward.

4G: The Future of Flexible Working

Jonathan Kini | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Kini

At a macro level, 4G Britain estimates that 125,000 jobs will be safeguarded or created in the UK between now and 2015 and that it will add 0.5% to UK GDP by 2020. For individual businesses, 4G can provide a real competitive edge no matter how crowded their industry.

Account Switching - What Took So Long?

Tony Virdi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

The Current Account Switch Service was introduced with a minimum of fuss and, in the face of continuing revelations about rate-rigging, mis-selling, rogue-traders and the rest, it will help the industry rebuild consumer trust.

The Internet: Fine for Shopping, Not Allowed for Important Stuff

John Coventry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Coventry

There was an in-depth look at global campaigning movement Avaaz in Sunday's Observer. Its founder, Ricken Patel, was interviewed about how it builds movements online to secure change. It was a generally fascinating piece, but the headline was bothersome to me...

What's in It for You?

Jilly Forster | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jilly Forster

A common characteristic of individuals who are successful as business leaders, teachers, parents, spouses, or healthcare professionals is their ability to be empathetic. Empathy builds connection, eases one's stress and allows others to know that they are not alone in the world.

Guess What? The More We Use Our Phones, the Worse We Are at Communicating

Pandora Sykes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Pandora Sykes

It's the modern epidemic that's worsening by the day: the omnipresence of the smartphone. On the loo (my favourite spot to tweet from), on the bus, in bed, in the middle of meetings, at dinner, during s--- yep, seriously, some people do it.

Rationing Screen Time

Mike Collins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Mike Collins

Technology has revolutionised the way that we live in just one generation bringing with it a huge transformation. As the saying goes 'information is power' and we have the ability to participate in a plethora of activities whether sat on the sofa or on a train to work.

One Young World 2013: Next Generation Business

Alan Mak | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alan Mak

One Young World is the high-profile annual summit for young global leaders, dubbed the "junior Davos" by CNN after the World Economic Forum's annual g...

Death and Tech

Georgia LA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Georgia LA

Artificial intelligence can tweet as if you were still here. And we've definitely developed the technology to create functioning holograms of the deceased, it's just the ethics of turning the proposition into a business...

Product Design From a Behavioural Perspective

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jachimowicz

Why are some products more successful and appealing than others? Which product features and design aspects influence the way we feel about products? And how can we leverage accumulating insights from behavioural science to improve product offerings?

Time to Close the Digital Divide Between Prisons and Communities

Rod Clark | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rod Clark

The very existence and popularity of this blog is testament to the increasingly digital world we live in where the majority of us consume information and manage our lives on the internet. So what must it be like for people who can't get online or even on to a computer?

From Teach to Tech - One Different Letter and a Very Different Life: The Sian's Plan Story

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sian Breslin

At the first opportunity I left teaching to fulfil my enterprising aspirations. Along with my husband, we designed and built a small guesthouse to the highest possible Failte Ireland standard. A cookery school was opened, which plans on helping recession hit home cooks to reduce their weekly grocery bills and reduce mealtime stress.

The March of the Millenials - Are We Ready for Them?

Michael Bernd Bayer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Bernd Bayer

My daughter and millions of other millennials will make up 75% of the workforce in less than ten years. A 75% that is wired differently - not only have they never known a world without the internet, they also don't remember a world that isn't instant and collaborative.

The PC Is Dead; Long Live the Tablet

Graham Welch | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Of course the PC is not going to be replaced completely in business. But such is the power and flexibility of today's mobile devices, and the willingness of businesses to embrace the often-hyped 'Bring Your Own Device' movement, that means we as users are making more and more use of mobile devices not just to watch funny kitten movies, but also to do our 'normal' business day-to-day.

Technology and Football: A Match Made in Heaven

Lucas von Cranach | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Lucas von Cranach

The football season's fully underway and we're getting back into the thick of the action again. I'm just so thankful to technology that I now have the luxury of keeping up-to-date with every second of the game with news, stats, videos and more via the press of a button in the palm of my hand - as opposed to pulling my hair out waiting for the paperboy!

Highlights From Droidcon London 2013

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Droidcon, the biggest conference for Android developers in Europe, came back to London last 24-25 October, bringing with it the world's most futuristic Android technology and the leading lights of the Android industry.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark... Data

Nick Patience | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

It's the dawn of the living data and information growth is out of control; companies are ending up with Terabytes or Petabytes of information. Successful organisations run and are dependent on information.

YouTube and Piracy - Follow the Money

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

In days of yore, a good friend of mine sold pirated VHS movies at school. As a 15-year-old it didn't matter that the image was black & white and that the only thing I could really see was the Chinese subtitles; what mattered was that I got to watch a film a week before it was released at the theatres.

Does Your Laptop Smell Of Cat Urine? Fear Not, You're Not Alone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Tech

Worried about your laptop smelling of cat urine? Fear not, you're not actually going mad, a number of Dell users have complained that their Catitude ...