UK Technology

Can the CMO and CIO Work Together in Harmony?

Chris Boorman | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

It's time to debunk the myth. For too long now, many commentators believed that CMOs would soon be spending more on IT than the CIO... So what's the reality?

"Appy Shoppers": How a New Breed of Shopping Apps Could Save You Money

Hilary Wardle | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Remember the bad old days when looking for an online bargain meant trawling through every site you could think of in an attempt to find the cheapest version of a product? ... thanks to some newfangled tools, that could soon be a thing of the past... Here are a few handy apps that may well help you save some serious money.

Keeping Mum: Why Young People Shouldn't Always Listen To Their Parents' Careers Advice

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

Parents are probably even less in tune with the vicissitudes of the current jobs market than they are with the dubstep scene... currently only 7,500 students take computer science degrees a year, meaning that many of the 20,000 graduate vacancies in the software industry alone remain unfilled each year.

Why Energy-Neutral Living is no Longer a Dream for Millions of Europeans

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Delft University of Technology has devised a 'game-changing' new method to convert what are often historic buildings into modern energy-efficient structures without major renovation... the possibility of energy-neutral, sustainable urban living is no longer a dream for millions of people right across the continent.

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

Unicorn Hunting

Paul Lees | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Why don't we have the big ideas that the U.S. seems to capitalise upon so instantly? ... Britain's hesitant risk-taking culture, lack of venture capitalist funding availability, and lack of established mentors in the high tech area are what put Britain at a distinct entrepreneurial tech disadvantage.

Facebook Mood Manipulation Is Bad for Us All

Matt Churchill | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

What they did was not ethical. By testing out a theory on unsuspecting users, they were deliberately interfering with the choices they made, whether it is in terms of what status updates they published or what content they interacted with. That doesn't sit right with me.

Sunscreen, Passport, Swimwear... Tablet

Graham Welch | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As we head into July and the holiday season gets into full swing, the thoughts of many of us will turn towards our summer holidays and what we will do to rest and relax for our well earned breaks.

3D Printing Beyond the Hype

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
George Fisher-Wilson

So at the moment every other day we see or hear news stories about 3D Printing and its limitless possibilities with space age projects from houses being built to skull transplants all coming from a 3D Printer.

The Benefits of the Cloud

John Davis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
John Davis

Nowadays everywhere you look people are on their smart phones or engrossed in whatever it is they are doing on their tablets. It seems that everyone is connected all the time, whether they are at work, at home or out and about...

Toys and Robotics Working Together

Huw Davies | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Mission is off to a great start in sunny San Diego. My main highlight from day one was seeing the presentations from leading robotic technologists at the UCSD/Qualcomm Robotics Laboratory.

Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

The Power of Pee - Extreme Recycling

Adam Shaw | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Adam Shaw

Many of us have got used to the idea of recycling. It is common for people to recycle their old paper, tins and glass. But we are now taking baby steps into a new world in which science is helping make bolder contributions to a more sustainable environment. Discarded fish skins and urine are clearly just the beginning of a new approach to extreme recycling.

From Firewire to NevHouse -Sustainability, Technology and Surfing Serendipities

Gregory Borne | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gregory Borne

Firewire is probably one of the world's most successful manufacturers and distributors of mass produced surfboards. These boards boast both sustainability and high performance. Founder and chief shaper is Nev Hyman and if you own a Timbertek you'll have already read Nevs note about the environmental credentials of the board...

UK Skills Gap Is Strangling the Economy

Roger Keenan | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
Roger Keenan

Technology. It has become so commonplace in every aspect of our lives that most of us now take it for granted. It is unsurprising then that the IT skills gap which is plaguing the UK has found its way into Parliamentary discussion, with Ed Miliband stating the IT industry is being 'let down' by the current skills shortage.

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

Will Silicon South-East Seize the Digital Day?

Sarah Wood | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Wood

South-East England employs more people in tech than the whole of California, but the talent pipeline must be built if the UK is to seize the digital day.

The Rise of Collaborative Platforms

Philip Letts | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

The 'American monster' is a direct consequence of a growing collaborative society, where we're willing to share our homes, cars, holiday abodes, and apparel with strangers.

How Mediation Can Help Resolve a Technology Dispute

Andrew Tibber | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

Commercial conflict is an unpleasant fact of business life. Previously secure relationships can break down when commercial interests start to diverge. Relationships may end amid mutual recriminations. Competitors may raise claims of intellectual property rights infringement or other unlawful interference with their contractual relations.

Five Things That Happen When You Take a Break From Your Mobile Phone

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Three weeks on - and thanks to a predictably complicated insurance policy - I find myself still without a mobile phone. The period of mourning has passed, as has the twitchiness of empty hand syndrome, leaving me on the other side of a techy black hole so pleasant, I'm considering quitting this mobile phone malarkey forever. Or at least for a little bit longer.

Here Come the Girls - But Not to Technology

Karen Price | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Karen Price

A quick look round any classroom, workplace, park, bus, or any public space you care to name, and you'll see girls busy with their smartphones, hunched over tablets, or transfixed by their laptops.

Will E-mail Be Extinct by 2019?

Barry Whyte | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

There are two sounds that remind me of technology in the 1990s. The screechy noise of a 28.8k modem exchanging hellos with your pay-per-minute ISP and that AOL voice (Siri's mother?) speaking to you on those rare occasions you received an e-mail.

The FinTech Market Is Lucrative But Sales Are Complex

Daniel Lowther | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

According to research we unveiled last week reinforces this view. The technology market for financial services is truly big business with multi-million dollar contracts regularly being made available for tender.

Why Tech Skills Are So Valuable for Future Careers and Developing Home Grown Talent

Stephen Devlin | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Devlin

So we feel that providing a way of linking the talent around us within the local community with the experience and opportunities that both large and small companies can offer is extremely important. That's why we are supporting Connecting Tech City and why we think initiatives like these are vital if we are to nurture the skills base companies like ours will need to prosper and grow.

Terrifying Diamond Robot Cuts Through Marble Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

When robots eventually become sentient (and they will) this is the robot we'll need to make sure is well and truly locked away in a giant vault made o...