UK Technology

ISHU Brings Disruptive Fashion Tech Ruckus To Change The Face Of Social Media

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

ISHU are showing that tech fashion is becoming genuinely fashionable - and not just some geeky Sci-Fi novelty thing. It's yet another marker that the power of Hip hop culture has gone mainstream in high fashion

Personal Health Technology: Looking To The Future

Kathy Mason | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

So, following the launch of year three of the Awards, let's look forward over the next 10 years and beyond and consider the anticipated areas of progress in personal health tech. The indications are that the increasing personalisation of health and wellbeing enabled by the growth in data analytics will be a central theme.

Cities And The New Industrial Strategy

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Peter Madden OBE

One of Teresa May's first actions as Prime Minister, was the promise of a new industrial strategy. What does this mean for cities and how can they help deliver it?

What Could Adult Social Care Look Like In 2046?

Simon Stevens | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Social care for adults is a relevantly new and evolving concept that has moved from large service-led contracts towards meeting the needs and outcomes of individuals. It however remains complex to determine what levels of support people should receive to create a system that is fair to everyone, balancing entitlement with needs and outcomes.

Four Reasons To Start Backing Up Your Data To The Cloud

Derek Miller | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Derek Miller

Nowadays, when people talk about data storage, they are usually talking about cloud storage. The ease of use and power of the new storage paradigm has convinced many computer users to take the plunge and change their data storage over to online services.

Where Did Virtual Reality Come From? And Where Is It Going?

Ran Berger | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ran Berger

Steady work on developing the tech throughout recent years has bought us to today, where companies like Oculus Rift can offer incredibly impressive virtual reality experiences through their gear. Augmented reality, (where we add to our existing world rather than 'escaping' to another) has also hit the mainstream, thanks to Pokemon GO and snapchat filters.

Is The Rise In Technology Worth The Unemployment Side-Effect?

Paul McNeil | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

The aging battle between man and machine will continue as it has for centuries. The question is are machines taking over our jobs, or is our workload being eased by their presence? This will be an ongoing debate especially with the current rise in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.

Why Electronic Design Is Better Than Ever

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Mohadesa Najumi

Brands are constantly focusing on one unique thing that they think makes their product better than the other. Regardless of what advanced new hardware we have in our electronics, it's the PCB that makes everything possible.

Not Just Droning On About Drone Safety

Jonathan Nicholson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Nicholson

None of this potential will be possible however, if early adopters risk creating a negative perception of the devices through irresponsible and dangerous use. We need to instil a sense of responsibility, ownership, and safe usage without losing the fun element for those flying drones as a hobby.

Technopoly: Political And Cultural Abuses Of Technology

Julian Vigo | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

Postman asks that we consider technology not in terms of efficiency or speed, but rather as how it alters our social conceptions of learning, for instance, and how education is being reformulated because of technology. Postman asks if these technologies change how we perceive reality and how ideas and institutions are altered by technology such that our adoption of technology is undertaken unconsciously and seamlessly:

What Cybersecurity Experts Can Learn From The Gaming Industry

Ben Dickson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

The cybersecurity industry seems to be heading toward dire straits as data breaches grow in size and number every year, while in tandem, monitoring networks is becoming ever more challenging with internet traffic increasing at an accelerating pace.

When AI Sends You A Movie In A Text Message

Sean Everett | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Everett

It's Christmas morning December 25, 2016 at 6:17 am. You can't sleep because this year, for some reason, you seem to be more excited about what's under the tree than in years past. But you know the rest of the home is still sleeping so you reach for your phone.

Worried About Cyberattacks? Make Sure You Are Not Using Unlicensed Software

Sarah Coombes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

While traditional security measures such as firewalls, access logs, zoned areas and good security architecture all contribute to good cyber security practice, there may be another, often overlooked, danger lurking within your network: unlicensed software.

Beyond The Crystal Ball - What It Means To Be A Visionary In Today's Technology Landscape

Vassil Terziev | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Vassil Terziev

The word 'visionary' conjures up all sorts of images; not least a futurist with crystal ball-like abilities. But in today's tech landscape the demands on becoming a visionary have changed significantly, with three specific dynamics affecting the requirements of the job. Embracing or ignoring these will be the difference between success and failure.

Millennial Mums Are Redefining Work

Russell Haworth | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Russell Haworth

We're seeing an entrepreneurial shift in the UK workforce - and women with young children are at the forefront. The 'millennial' generation is usually defined as those born between about 1980 and 2000. Much has been made of how their career aspirations and work habits differ from previous generations. By 2020, millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce.

Can Bodycams Completely Prevent Unjustified Police Killings?

Paul McNeil | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Paul McNeil

If the public is paying the police to protect them, and also paying for such technological tools to help police enhance their safety and security, they should enjoy the right to have access to all the necessary information at such critical times of decision making.

Livestreaming Funerals Isn't Weird - It's A Vital Service For The Bereaved

Jessica Hanson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jessica Hanson

Of course, every leap of progress should be accompanied by a little caution, but sometimes it feels as though we're far too willing to miss out on incredible improvements to our lives because we do not want to leave our comfort zone.

Twitter's NFL Deal Maps Out Path To Success

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

What this deal really shows is how well American football is complimented by social media. With a typical game clocking in at roughly three hours from start to finish, Twitter is a natural fit - allowing fans to stray on and off the platform without missing any of the action.

Nike's New Invention Is A Step Too Far

Mark Dolan | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Can all technology companies just dial it down for a while, so we can gather ourselves? No new models, no new operating systems, no new features. I just need a break from all of this constant improvement. I'm exhausted with it all.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Google And Apple Go To The Mattresses

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

However, with its new focus on hardware Google has called time on this fragmented approach. Their new ecosystem, much like Apple's, will encompass every device you need or want and fulfil every task you have. Including those tasks you haven't even considered technology doing yet.

Fyodor Golan's 3D Simulated Fashion Presentation Heralds The Symbiosis Of Fashion Design And Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

These are some of the words I frantically tapped into my iPhone notes during Fyodor Golan's stunning London Fashion Week presentation: 'tender, ferocious, glitchy, primal, diverse'. The words hit me in digital waves

High Tech Robot Needs Playground Power To Suceed

Andy Robertson | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

We try out a wide variety of robotic toys in our family which vary greatly in both cost and performance. Over the last few years we've enjoyed products like the Sphero remote controlled robot ball at one end of the price spectrum and simple wind up robots at the other.

How The IoT Can Make The World Of Healthcare Smaller - And Fairer

Roger Bou | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.

Can Technology Be Sublime?

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

There's a funny thing going on, here. The more mysterious and abstract computing becomes, the more we revere it and, not coincidentally, the more power it has. And the more power it has, the more power we afford to the people who take on the role as its gatekeepers.