UK Technology

The New Narcissists!

Judith Owen | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

Is it me, or are we in the Western World, becoming the New Narcissists? I'm not referring to some 80s pop movement here, and by 'we' I mean me, and all the me's who see our smartphones as our BFF's and think nothing of bringing our tawdry private lives into public places.

Why Electric Cars Have Come of Age

Intelligence Squared | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Their days are numbered. Draconian EU legislation is demanding greater reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, a legislative challenge that can only be met by downsizing engines, compromising the purity of their responses by turbo-charging, and, worst of all, by hybridising them. On the face of it, these are tough times for old-school car 'enthusiasts'.

Government Threatens Mobile Phone Operators in Attempt to Eradicate Coverage Notspots

Ernest Doku | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Ernest Doku

One of the proposed solutions is to force the so-called Big Four - that's EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - to allow customers to automatically hop between networks if they can't get signal in certain areas, otherwise known as national roaming.

It Is Completely Right That Sean Rad Is Out As Tinder CEO

Georgie Barrat | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Mateen and Rads are two best friends that have built an incredible $1.5 billion business. But whether sexual harassment plays out in the boardroom or in the pub, there must be consequences without the said female being made to look like they've brought it upon themselves. Tinder as an app and as a business has given us two sharp wake-up calls to this.

The Red or the Blue Pill?

Martyn Sibley | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Ever since I can remember I've never had many dark days about my disability. Of course as a kid I wondered sometimes why I was 'different'. The realisation I wouldn't play football in the Premier League hurt for a week or so. The fact one-night stands were harder to get in nightclubs was frustrating, until realising I wanted something more meaningful anyway.

Spy Chief Attacks Tech Giants, The Ones He Depends On For Information

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism...

The 'Selfie' Trend

Matthew Davies | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Davies

According to recent theory, the trend of taking "selfies" is actually linked to mental health conditions, with a focus on an individuals obsession with looks and image. Studies have revealed that the majority of teenagers who are image and body conscious, have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies across social media sites.

Ten Things Not to Do When You Wreck Your iPhone

Jane Quinn | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech
Jane Quinn

Don't buy the cheapest cellphone to use while your iPhone is being mended. You will still need texts and calls. It is sheer hell wondering whether people are texting you and you are missing them. I know...

How We're Advancing in Healthcare and Why I'm Excited

Emily McLaren | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

One of my friends recently told me that she doesn't intend on opting-in to the current government pension scheme, nor does she intend to get a private pension plan because she figures due to being overweight, a smoker and an unrelenting lover of cider, she won't live to get a pension.

Vive - It's Chatroulette Without the Willies

Darryl Morris | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech
Darryl Morris

That's how Vive was described to me by a friend last week and immediately it caught my interest; because I like the concept of Chatroulette, to video chat with a random selection of people, but I'm not particularly keen on hairy men's willies.

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

Michael Rundle

Google Want You To Trust Them With All Your Personal Data They Already Have

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has a problem, which is that if you're feeling paranoid, use the right combination of language or just aren't paying attention, its best produc...

Teachers - It's Time to Sharpen Your Digital Skills

Duncan Higgins | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

Another September, another school year.... But 2014 brought something new: coding as part of the school curriculum in the UK. This is great news for students, of course - but should we do even more to encourage the use of technology in schools?

Digital Technology and Music Education - What Makes a Successful Project?

Sarah Derbyshire | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Derbyshire

I can't say Jarvis Cocker has ever featured large in my life, but last week he definitely caught my attention. On Monday night, he whispered in my ear (via Radio 4) as he explored the realms of the night with the BBC Philharmonic on Wireless Nights.

Snap Happy - 5 Incredible Photography Gadgets

Georgie Barrat | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Bridging the gap between old school Polaroids and phone photos the Impossible Project is a portable photo lab. Place your iPhone on the instant Labs tray and your Polaroid snap will shoot out the other end. But here's where it gets clever.

Don't Call Me 'Millenial'

Green Futures | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

So here we are, the millennial generation. Those that had our first snog, beer, or fag as the world quaked in the shadow of the millennium bug...

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

This Is A Bluetooth Speaker Like No Other

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

Bluetooth speakers are not - to put it kindly - intrinsically exciting. There are so many on the market, in so many styles and price points, that ...

The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The "technological revolution" is well underway, according to the many stories on this subject scattered throughout the media. It would seem that there is an inevitability about our digital future if you were to adhere to conventional wisdom; although so far there has not been proper examination as to how we are going to cope socially, economically and culturally.

Ricky Gervais Loved His First David Brent Pastiche Video So I Got Him To Create Another - Watch It Here

Kat Jackman | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Kat Jackman

If you didn't see the hilarious video that unemployed graduate Will Bowers created - to get his CV out there - with the hope of getting noticed by potential employers, take a look below.

Messy Science, and Why Everyone Benefits From Showing the Mess

Anais Rassat | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

If scientists entertain the myth that giant leaps are the everyday happening of science, science funders will expect extraordinary claims in return for funding, and everyone will be disappointed with that game.

Chipsafer: Upgrading Agriculture

One Young World | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez is a One Young World delegate from Uruguay. She was a delegate speaker during the Global Business Plenary Session at...

How to Make Wearable Techs Work

Georgie Barrat | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Wearable Tech means exactly what it says on the tin; technology that you can wear. Be it a wrist band, watch or glasses it consists of some sort of accessory with electronics embedded inside it.

Tackling Food Poverty in Ireland

One Young World | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is written by Iseult Ward. Iseult is a One Young World Ambassador from Ireland and the co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, a social...