UK Technology

From a Little (More) STEM Can a Great Economy Grow

Nikki Yates | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Yates

We have a problem in the UK, and that problem is having a detrimental impact on our performance, our growth, and our ability to compete on a global stage.

Does Innovation Mean Complexity? True Genius Brings Simplicity

Brendan Flattery | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

We've all faced 'feature creep' - the often overwhelming new choices and functions of our shiny new technology that can baffle, confound and occasionally distress us. But not all technology or innovations needs to perplex us. Sometimes we smack our foreheads and say "wow, I never even knew I needed this, but it will change my life."

Meet Poppet, The New Magazine Getting Little Girls Interested In Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to technology, it really is still a man's world. Women make up 49% of the UK labour force but they account for just 17% of IT and te...

Boris Johnson's Tech Capital

Robert Scowen | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Scowen

With a fervour bordering on religious, Boris hammers out his hand gestures for the audience, his falling fist keeping time with the peculiar bridging of stresses at the end of one word and the start of the next, which he carries as a hallmark of his Eton days. "London is the teCH CAPital of the world" he tells us.

15 Reasons You Are Sooo 21st Century...

Samantha Baines | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Yes it's properly the 21st century! You've had almost 14 years to get used it now but have you fully embraced it? Take a look at the top 15 reasons you are soooo 21st century...

The Internet of Things - What's It All about?

Paul Lees | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Earlier this month the Prime Minister announced at CeBIT that the government will be supplying £45m to research funding and executing a review of how to make the most of the 'Internet of Things' technology.

Transforming Banking at Its Core to Embrace the Digital Opportunity

Tony Virdi | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

This personalised, mobile, social experience can only occur if the banking and financial services industry continues to transform its technology platforms and solutions, with the ultimate aim being channel integration and embracing the digital opportunity.

Seven Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Tech
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

As entrepreneurs we have evolved into the modern day superheroes, constantly on the go, solving problems and creating jobs. With the same 24 hours as the rest of you, the question is, how do we get it all done in a day?

The Future Is What We Make It: Human vs. Inhuman, It's Our Choice

Dan Machen | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The word technology comes from the Greek 'tekhnologia', meaning either the 'art or craft' through which we move things, or the 'systematic treatment' of things.

10 Essential Travel Apps for Your Next Trip

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Frontier

For those traveling with technology, check out these 10 ways to enhance your experience.

Treat Your Data Right - It Could Save Lives

David Downing | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
David Downing

Big data is all around us, but our understanding of how to make the most of it is often left wanting. Proper use and analysis of data can help improve the way we work by making better-informed decisions.

Dragon Planes and Doritos: Is Co-Branding as Crazy as It Sounds?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

In its simplest form, co-branding involves two companies joining forces in order to better penetrate the market. One of the earliest examples occurred in 1956 when Renault joined forces with famous jewellery chain Van Cleef and Arpels to decorate the dashboard of one of their newly introduced Renault Dauphines.

Eight Ways in Which Blogging Has Changed My Life

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandhya Matthes

My blog has reached the 10,000 views mark. It seemed like a good opportunity to think back on the last 8 months. In doing that, I realised how many ways blogging has changed my life. All of them unexpected and some of them surprisingly rewarding.

The Sword, the Printing Press and the Algorithm: Three Technologies That Changed the World

Richard Stacy | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

It is always a good game to identify the game-changers: to reduce the complexities of history (and perhaps even the future) into simple cause and effect relationships. No more is this so than with technology, given that we like to think we are living in a technological age and thus there is always a buck to be made in either talking-up, warning of, or dismissing the impact of technology on the course of our lives and our societies.

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

Crowd-sourced Mapping Is Opening Up the Darkest Corners of the World

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Most maps are static representations of a geographical snapshot in time but the world changes constantly, especially in fast-moving situations such as wars or natural disasters - something I recently explored in a recent documentary for BBC Radio 4, Mapping the Void.

The Effects of Technology in Jobs

Daniel Kendal | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Kendal

As technologies become ever more sophisticated, companies have an increasing demand for highly skilled workers. Of course, higher skill levels equate to higher pay so throughout the UK many industries are experiencing widespread salary hikes.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A Minefield of Frustration for the Modern-Day Traveller

Thomas Drexler | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Thomas Drexler

At the moment, some transport modes, such as rail, are not yet fully integrated into the travel ecosystem. Travellers don't always know there is a potential train service for their particular journey, because it's just not visible at that particular point of the travel selection process. Rail operators need to make their information available and connect themselves with other transport modes in order to provide the customer with genuine choice.

The Changing World of Journalism

Tala Sweiss | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Journalism as we know it is regularly changing. A journalist is no longer somebody that just reports, write articles or searches for a journalist. We are all so much more than that, we contribute to the everyday process of finding, sharing, confirming news whether it is minor or major. It is vital to be able to multi-task, to carry out whatever task is needed to complete your story instead of the traditional journalist who would normally just write...

David Cameron Cares About the 'Internet of Things' - And So Should You

Marcus Jewell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The Internet is about to take things to the next level. At least, that's what David Cameron thinks. The Prime Minister announced this week that the Government will be investing £45m in the development of the next phase of online technologies; the Internet of Things.

Supporting Digital Innovation to Keep the UK Recovery on Track: It's a No Brainer

Duncan Higgins | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

What do solar charging hubs for the developing world, 3D-printable plastic satellites and printed-to-measure shoes have in common? It's up for debate... but we think they're some of the most exciting new tech ideas that have the potential to change the way we live and work for good.

Boris: 'I Don't Know How To Download Apps'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Boris Johnson made one of the most awkward admissions possible at the launch of a new tech workspace in London: he not only did not have any "cool app...

Karl Lagerfeld Hits London

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What I treasure in an age of media trained, talent vacuum 'celebrity' clothing lines, is that Lagerfeld is a uniquely gifted character who will always speak his mind, no matter how controversial.

The Most Annoying Tech Noises Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Whether it's a ringtone or a computer sound, all your least favourite technology noises are now available in one handy compilation! (Video by Handf...

New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

Thomas Church | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download Pocket High Street.