UK Technology

Are We 'A Generation of Idiots, Smart Phones and Dumb People'?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

'Look Up' presents nothing particularly novel in its message, yet it has inevitably captured the zeitgeist of the modern age: a precarious blend of excitement and dread has consumed - and will continue to consume- a species that shares an increasingly close relationship with the technology we have created.

Social Innovation Through Hope Economies: From Addicts to Entrepreneurs

Loren Treisman | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Loren Treisman

Bridgetown on the Cape Flats in Cape Town isn't where you'd immediately head to seek out social innovation. High unemployment and poverty have left communities plagued by drug addiction and gang crime; the lack of opportunity leaving many feeling hopeless...

Is Anti-Virus Really Dead?

Graham Welch | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Despite 'snake oil' claims from many security product vendors, there are no silver bullets and security is no longer simply a question of building up the walls around your business, you need to have threat visibility across your entire enterprise and deal directly with the issue quickly and efficiently. Only by deploying a solution to execute on the entire lifecycle of the threat can you ensure you are protected before, during and after the attack.

Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Relationship?

Cynthia Lawrence | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech
Cynthia Lawrence

My name is Cynthia, and I am a self-confessed addict. I have an addiction to my smartphone. It's the first thing I look at in the morning, and the last thing at night, and I just can't function without it. So much so, that my hubby has suggested I seek rehab as he simply no longer wishes to compete with it!

How Technology Is Creating Super-Teachers of the Future

John Friend | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Great teachers can make such a difference to a youngster's education. They know their pupils intimately; they inspire and encourage them to learn and to enjoy learning. But even the best teachers hit limitations; there just aren't enough hours in the day to know everything about every pupil they teach. But technology is starting to change that. In the coming years, a lot of the legwork, and the burdensome aspects of teaching will be assisted by technology.

This Tech CEO's $35 Million 'Star Trek' Mansion Is Absolutely Ridiculous

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

A former tech CEO is selling his $35 million mansion - complete with an accurate recreation of the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Marc Bell, fo...

Dixons And Carphone Warehouse Merge Into One Horribly Named Company

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

Carphone Warehouse and the owner of Currys and PC World have announced a merger deal valuing the combined business at around £3.7 billion. The pro...

Technology: The New Addiction?

Chris Jones | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

We can't deny that technology is a growing addiction, nor should we ignore it. But before we panic and take away young people's mobile phones, let's see how we can use technology to bring people together and create well-rounded future employees with social skills that extend far beyond social media.

Technology lifeline for patient safety

Chris Spencer | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Chris Spencer

I look forward to a time where examples such as this are the norm, rather than best-practice case studies. I firmly believe that day will come, and when it does I have no doubt that we will not only have witnessed significant improvements in patient safety but also significant cost reductions for the NHS.

Citizen Empowerment: New Technology Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Loren Treisman | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

While technology is not a panacea for social problems, it has the potential to connect citizens to information on the laws and people that govern them at a lower cost and larger scale than ever before and to make all voices count.

Seven Free Services No Charity Can Live Without

Rob McDowall | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Rob McDowall

The internet is awash with products and services which promise to revolutionise the way charities work, collect donations, and manage information and the like. As someone who has worked in and volunteered in the charitable sector for over 11 years, I have listed a number of the best 'free to charity' offerings...

The Problem With Facebook

Steven Stewart | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Steven Stewart

While the short term profits certainly look good for Facebook, in the longterm, these changes, if they persist in becoming more and more restrictive of what we see, then Facebook will only serve to push people away as it becomes less of a social network, and more of a drag.

Are You A Smartphone Addict? Here's Some Amazing Things To Do Without it

Georgia James | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From testing your eyesight and telling you whether you’re over the limit before you get behind the wheel to faking an incoming call to extricate you...

Big Data, Algorithms and Innovation - Oh My!

Brendan Flattery | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

These two technologies are quietly changing lives and providing incredible innovations that have affected everyone who has ever searched the web, bought something from an online store, or been tempted to click on a website offering something that 'other readers/buyers also enjoyed'...

Realising the Real Value From 'The Internet of Things'

BG Srinivas | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
BG Srinivas

Of course, when data is the central resource in a world of connected machines, data privacy and security become paramount. Rapid strides are being made, both by regulatory agencies as well as industry bodies, in developing an effective policy framework for protecting client data and enforcing strict security policies.

Humans 'Not Ready' To Meet Aliens

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

Humans are not yet ready to make contact with intelligent aliens, a study suggests. Space psychologist Professor Gabriel de la Torre came to the co...

Is the War of Cybercrime Really Lost?

Graham Welch | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Verizon said, having analysed 10 years' worth of data covering 100,000 security incidents, that 92 percent of attacks could be traced back to just nine threats - meaning firms have continued to fall for the same types of scams and attacks all this time repeatedly.

Keeping Up With the Jetsons

Deborah Gale | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Gale

There are concerns: fears about inauthentic relationships, particularly with respect to end of life care. Our acceptance of introducing human-like but not actually human helpers might qualify as an infringement on personal dignity. So, the next step should be targeted attention on specialized 'bots that will be able to assist and care for older adults.

Do You Think Before You Text?

Victoria Mapplebeck | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria  Mapplebeck

At 38, I was a freelance film director. After a short relationship ended, I found myself single, pregnant and broke. I decided to have the baby and raise him alone. Years after my son was born, scrolling though an old Nokia, I found that I had unwittingly archived a three-year dialogue of text messages between my son's father and I.

The Interesting Accessibility of WebRTC

Paul Lees | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

The next step in the communication revolution is to have a conversation with any person, anywhere in the world, as if they were in the room next to you. The latest development on the road to that becoming a reality is the creation WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication), which is paving the way to reach a new level of connectedness.

Who Cares About the Care Crisis? Entrepreneurs, Techies and Impact Investors Do

Joe Ludlow | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Joe Ludlow

So, what now? The bottom line is we need innovation in the way we deliver social care for older people that can tackle the increasing demand while being cost effective.

25 Bn 'Things' Internet-Connected by 2015 - Here's Why You Should Care

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Also termed M2M (machine-to-machine), this area has the capacity to change our world over the coming decades. What is it exactly? Stripped down to the clearest explanation - machine-to-machine is a type of technology that allows networked devices to swap info and interact without our intervention.

If Google Is Your God, I'm Glad I'm an Atheist

Mark Wilson | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Google should be questioned just as religion should be questioned. Remember that you are the one with the power. You control your life -- both in the real world and online. Look for alternatives.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 2

Chris Saunders | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Once your book is written, it's up to you to make sure the finished product is up to a high standard. It has your name on it, after all. The average buyer probably won't be expecting the next Pulitzer Prize winner, but they will be expecting a professional job, and rightly so.

The STEM Skills Shortage Is Even More Apparent for Start-Ups

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

The work undertaken by STEM companies - both large and small - is extremely important, not just to our economic future, but to the development of our world. Only by ensuring an increased supply of high quality engineering talent will companies like ours be able to flourish.