UK Technology

AI and EG: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Reports on Eugene Goostman

Thom James | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Thom James

Most articles that have been written in the past few days have referred to Eugene Goostman as a "supercomputer", or a highly complex form of AI that we have never seen before. Something that will truly advance technology. Something that essentially, is smarter than a human being. They are wrong.

Out of the Shadows...

Clare Reddington | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Making the City Playable conference in September and will run for two months. From now and until then we will work with the creators to question, explore and make the most engaging, surprising, thoughtful project we can. I love how much this project moves on the notion of a Playable City and look forward to demonstrating again that playful city interventions can be more than just fun.

Jackson, Mitchell and the New eDisclosure Landscape

Nick Patience | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

You have the Jackson reforms coming in last April, tightening controls on costs and procedures, which was then followed up just seven months later by Mitchell. This reinforced the diktat and was taken by some judges as tightening those controls further still.

Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla - Learning to Dwell in the Possible

Kester Brewin | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kester Brewin

This multiplicity of possibilities requires a modern version of a rather more ancient magic: the splitting of the self to transcend the grim mundanity of having to 'be' in a particular place at any one time.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

If giving presents isn't your thing, you could take your Dad out for a drink or make him dinner, spend time with him by taking him out to the cinema or round of golf - just giving up that extra bit of your time will hopefully make for some great memories for both of you.

Goal?! Can We Handle the World Cup Streaming Frenzy?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil is a fantastic example of how our consumption of both data and content is changing. Major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics are quickly becoming, first and foremost, digital events.

The Onward March of Analytics

Mark Braund | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Analytics as a discipline, using information gathered and stored in a digital format, has increased in scope enormously over recent years and will continue to play an ever greater role in all aspects of business life in the years to come. In this series of articles we will look at the impact of big data and analytics on business, competitiveness and career development.

Is Trust the New Business Currency?

Graham Welch | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Trust has become one of the world's most important commodities. Just ask the former CEO of a major American retailer, who resigned after a particularly large cyber attack or any other major organisation that has been hacked and customer data apparently lost.

To Get More Women in IT, Computer Science Must Be as Common as ABCs

Jane Richardson | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Richardson

There clearly remains a perception problem around the suitability and attractiveness of IT as a career path for women. In the EU, where women occupy just 11 percent of IT leadership roles, the situation is particularly dire.

Mobile Takes a New Meaning in Physical Education

Brian Bennett | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Bennett

Technological innovation has been fused with sports both on and off the field for quite some time now. Professional venues are riddled with video equipment to make sure viewers at home and officials on the sidelines have every possible angle of every play throughout the game.

Now It's Your Turn To Follow The CIA...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

The Central Intelligence Agency has launched a Twitter account, and it's really... humorous? We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first...

Technology Will Stop Fashion History Repeating Itself

Peder Stubert | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Peder Stubert

Just like history, fashion repeats itself. All fashion trends eventually return to vogue. Padded shoulders, flares and tracksuits. They've all been at points mocked and decried as fashion crimes so awful they could never possibly return to the mainstream ever again. Yet, return they do.

How Going Digital Can Help Your Business Avoid the Pitfalls of International Expansion

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The tech industry is riding on a wave of optimism, as research shows that investment in new technology is growing at its fastest rate since 2006. Business leaders are focussed on growth, rather than on cost reductions and improving business efficiencies.

Amazon Will Unveil Its First Phone In June

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Amazon Phone is real. In fact Amazon knows you know it's real which is why its just released a teaser trailer on YouTube revealing the launch date...

Skills Shortage in Cyber and Cloud?

Gary Newe | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

A lot has been said about how technology is changing and the impact that is having on the way businesses operate and the way we live our lives. We're more mobile, we have the world's information available to us at the click of a button and our data is stored on interconnected servers spread throughout the world.

No One Talks Anymore

Carina Maggar | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Carina Maggar

Recent research shows that our phones are proven to be affecting the way we talk, think, have sex, eat and even go to the loo. We have become slaves to technology, only this time, our hands are handcuffed to our phones. Those red circular icons on our home screens have become our very own version of a newborn baby crying out for attention.

The Case for Apprenticeships - By Someone in the Know

Rachel Appleby | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Appleby

I would never be where I am now if it hadn't been for my apprenticeship. Not only has it given me skills, confidence and the opportunity to work with some brilliant people, but it's also highlighted to me a real problem that needs addressing...

Who's Afraid of the Dark

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nicole Ettinger

Do you travel alone late at night? Have you ever been followed or felt like someone is following you and wondered how you would get help?

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

How Does Today's Technology Bring Families Back Together?

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

This week (26th May to 1st June) marks National Family Week. Backed by all major political parties and over 200 national and thousands of non-for-profit organisations, National Family Week is designed to bring families together through a programme of fun activities.

Mobile Opportunity

David Richards | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Richards

Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.

Your Life Just Got Easier With These Joyous Inventions

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve come a long way since Dickensian times but life can still be pretty tough with all these first world problems to contend with. Take breakfa...

The Early Days of Insanity

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

A recent Essay by Paul Graham took me back to the beginnings of PeoplePerHour. I read it with nostalgia remembering those early days of insanity, of doing things that don't scale and make little sense at the time. Yet make all the sense in the world today.

Paper Chase

Clare Finney | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

"You can't cancel!" shrills the voice on the phone. "It's in the diary. That's final!" Though I'm hardly a model of reliability, it is my friend who flakes on our arrangements most, and I'm offended by the implication of her words. What does she mean 'I can't cancel'? Why does she care suddenly?