UK Technology

Fast Food Brands Are Getting Technical To Keep Customers Hungry For More

Peter Veash | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

Fulfilling the promise of a fast food brand used to be simple; it had to be fast, and it had to be food. It was really no more complicated than that. In fact, as long as the need for a rapid injection of fat, salt and sugar was fulfilled, quality, provenance and presentation were largely irrelevant (look no further than the late-night kebab for proof).

At The Crossroads

Norman Pickavance | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech
Norman Pickavance

And too many of the bricks and mortar stores that remain have become service-light imitations of their former selves, with a shopping experience so devoid of joy that customers are starting to decide that they might as well stay at home.

How I Cope With Digital Procrastination

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Completing this one important thing in the morning gave me an incredible energy boost to do other things, and a deep satisfaction by myself even before lunch. On the other hand, if I tried tackling small things like sorting out emails first "for the peace of mind", I ended up frustrated and not really having enough concentration to do the big thing afterwards.

Complexity Is The Enemy Of Clarity

Reuven Cohen | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

Einstein once said that "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." It's a spin on the idea of a 13th century Friar, William of Ockham, who wrote about the concept of "Occam's Razor."

Trade Deals, Interest Rates, Consumer Spending - We Are All Anxious Economists Now

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Andrew Cunningham

In the turbulent early 60s when it seemed like the world was about to literally explode, Bob Dylan was scribbling away. The times were a changing, a...

Why Britain Has A Poorer Mobile Network Than Kazakhstan

Matthew Hussey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Each mobile phone operator uses a mix of those frequencies to deliver their service to customers, and some 'own' more of the spectrum than others. At present BT and EE owns 42 per cent, Vodafone has 29, O2 14 and Three 15 per cent.

How Businesses Can Demonstrate Responsible And Responsive Leadership In Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

It was my pleasure to attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, which examined the seismic political, economic and social development...

Startup Accelerators Need More Women

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Starting a company is especially tough in the early days. The learning curve is huge and the hurdles can be daunting. When I started my first company, The CityStreet, I was on my own and I was proud. I was 23 years old and ready to take on the business community with my new networking site. I rented a desk at an office near my house and tried to make it as a sole founder. I failed.

Will Robots Ruin Or Rule The World?

Ran Berger | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ran Berger

But the robots just keep getting smarter. Jobs that we thought humans would always perform are now looking at little less secure. From adult social care and long-haul driving, to company audits and legal advice, the technology is starting to threaten the jobs we created to replace those that technology had already replaced!

Boston Dynamics' New 'Nightmare Inducing' Robot Is Here

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

A leaked video has revealed the latest robot that Boston Dynamics has been working on and if we’re being honest, it’s a little terrifying. Whereas...

Will 3D Printed Fashion Destroy Retail As We Know It?

Chere Di Boscio | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style
Chere Di Boscio

I can only imagine how incredibly sci-fi it must feel to hold a teacup you just casually printed at home with your 3D printer. A perfectly circular, perfectly manufactured teacup whose only prerequisite for existing is your ability to press a couple of buttons

When Is It OK To Ban My Child From Using A Smartphone?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

While some schools insist phones are handed in at the gates, others embrace the technology and build lessons around it. While most secondary schools find it tough to police phone usage, many primary schools lay down a zero tolerance policy.

Are The Lines Between 'Sim' And 'Human' Blurring?

Nick Brown | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Brown

Up to now, the distinction between digital simulations and the humans creating them has been relatively clear. However, as more and more of our 'human' lives are digitised, could this line be starting to blur?

Apple Or Samsung - What's Next For The World Of Smartphones

Nick Braund | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Braund

Since then, Apple has gone from strength to strength, but its position as number one has been challenged by the growth of the android operations system. Within a few short months, companies such as Microsoft and LG released their own version of the smartphone and the battle between Samsung and Apple took over the smartphone world.

Robot Convinces Google's 'I'm Not A Robot' Tool That It's Not A Robot, Internet Implodes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Tech

Armed with a pair of googly eyes and a touchpad pen, a robot has done the unthinkable. It has convinced Google’s “I’m not a robot” tool that i...

Formula 1 Is Shifting Gear - What Will Motorsport Look Like Next?

Alasdair Byers | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Alasdair Byers

The changing of the guard at the top of Formula 1 represents a potential opportunity for motorsport to change. Is it ready?

The Future Is Close And You Can Feel It: Feelables, I.oMe, And Feeling Our Way Through 2017

Amelia Kallman | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

It's January and many people are working hard to keep their New Year's resolutions to get fit and be healthy, and there's an extensive number of companies out there who want to help you do this. In 2016 approximately 60% of mobile phone users downloaded health-related apps, and fitness-tracking wearables are projected to exceed $14bn by 2021.

The Technological Revolution Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down In 2017, But Challenges Remain

Graham Hunter | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Tech
Graham Hunter

We are living in an era where our working environment is drastically changing. Technology has become one of the key components of organisations across all types of businesses, whether it's a multinational corporation or an SME, and our reliance will only increase. We are in the midst of another industrial revolution that shows no sign of slowing down and IT firms are reaping the benefits of this.

Moving Toward A Better Global Understanding Of Literacy

Mark McCusker | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Tech
Mark McCusker

In fact, some of the themes to be explored this year will include the increasing use of gamification as a means to teach, as well as the incorporation of virtual reality into the classroom to further learning aims.

'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?'

David Loughlin | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
David Loughlin

The rise of 'voice-first' interfaces featured prominently in Gartner's list of 10 predictions about the strategic use of technology in 2017 -- the analysis firm anticipates that 10 million households will be using room-based screenless devices by the end of the year.

The IoT Is Set To Boost The Planet's Biodiversity

Simon Hodgkinson | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Hodgkinson

This model is designed to enable PAs to assess themselves against an accepted structure and importantly, on the back of this, to establish the technology infrastructure requirement and via phased investments help them deploy it quickly and cost-effectively to achieve a full IoT capability on a shared platform.

The Best Photo Editing Software For Mac

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

As a keen photographer, I am certainly no expert, but I wanted to find a piece of software that would grow with me as I learned and developed my skill set. I finally settled on Aurora HDR, one of the reasons for this was that they let me experience the software on a trial basis to ascertain how it fitted with my workflow.

Protecting Pupils' Hearts And Minds

Claire Stead | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Moreover, by being able to intelligently monitor keystroke activity, both online and offline, allowing visibility of conversations or content being created in chatrooms, documents and messaging apps, schools can create smart and safe profiles of its pupils.

Broken Your New Year's Resolutions Already? Then Read On...

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

According to Twitter, the UK's top resolution ideas this year include changing diet and exercise habits, picking up a new hobby, saving money, getting a new job, drinking less booze, getting more sleep and making new friends.

The Wizzybug Wheelchair Giving Toddlers The Freedom To Express Themselves

Fiona Cromwell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Fiona Cromwell

At first glance, Florence appears to be like any other young, carefree toddler. Full of glee, light and mischief. But the toy-like device that she is seated in is not, in fact, a toy. It is a Wizzybug powered wheelchair. Florence was born with a disability which means she cannot walk.