UK Technology

Internet Safety Factions: Dissension, Misinformation, Myths and Stereotypes - Is It Time to Take Stock ?

Dr Rachel O'Connell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Rachel O'Connell

In the late 1990's as the internet truly started to go mainstream, a number of individuals and organisations mobilised to secure funding from governments, the Internet industry and philanthropic organisations to develop programmes of Internet safety education.

World Stroke Day: The Past, Present and Future of Telestroke Care

Andrew Graley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

Here are the facts: stroke is a preventable, treatable disease. Despite this, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime, and someone dies every six seconds from a stroke. 15 million people have a stroke every year, and sadly, 6 million of those don't survive. Facts like this are the basis for the World Stroke Day's '1 in 6' campaign.

Ireland: Why Technology Companies Love It Here

Anthony Byrne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Anthony Byrne

Ireland has a heavy footprint of highly profitable, multinational technology companies and many in the sector refer to Dublin as the "Silicon Valley of Europe." It is a fact that Ireland has one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the EU, but Ireland (and its people) have a lot more to offer than just a strategy to maximise profits.

Thought Your Broadband Was Fast Enough for the Future of TV and Gaming? Think Again!

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

It seems we've finally arrived at the digital dream these days, with the ability to catch up with TV whenever we like on Netflix and some exciting next generation gaming consoles on the way full of new features.

'Computers Are Against Our Religion'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

A devoutly religious pair of beekeepers have won the right not to file an online tax return - because it goes against their beliefs. Seventh Day Ad...

They Say Life Imitates Art and Art Imititates Life

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Imafidon

I remember the feelings of elation and camaraderie when arriving at the conference and seeing the ridiculously long queue of women at the registration desk. I remember the moments of belonging when hearing about the experiences of fellow women working in technology around the world.

My Friend Paints With His Eyes

Simon Stevens | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Patrick has this amazing new way to express himself, simply by directly moving the brush on the screen using just his eyes. The real bonus was that this is not just 'therapy' but he is actually a very good painter with his own unique style as his art describes a feeling or event.

Overusing Technology Leads To Stress And Tiredness

Headspace.com | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

By Headspace.com Find it difficult to ‘switch off’? You’re not alone. Today’s tech-centric world can leave the best of us feeling lost ...

PICTURES: The James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlist

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Tech

The James Dyson Award 2013 shortlist has been revealed. Twenty inventions have been shortlisted for this years awards and the winner will receive a...

Talent Retention and Development - Why it Matters to the CIO

Andrew Carr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

In the past, most CIOs would have had a number of technical staff in their teams dedicated to 'keeping the lights on' existing and legacy infrastructure. As they move to a model through which their organisation is purchasing IT services from a third party through the cloud, the demand for that kind of technical skillset will inevitably decline.

Left to Our Own Devices: Is Conversation Really Becoming Extinct?

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

Language is wonderful. The tone, pitch, implication and richness of the spoken word entertains, inspires, educates, forges relationships, builds communities and provides comfort and belonging. Much has been made of the downfall of verbal communication in the digital world.

Everyone Should Have a Voice

Simon Stevens | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

For myself, having a voice and being able to communicate with others is not just a politically correct good thing but it is an important key and starting point to providing people with the ability to self-determined their lives, taking advantage of their rights, as well as their responsibilities.

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Can Technology and Meditation Be Friends?

Marc Jacquemin | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Jacquemin

Our world evolves at an unimaginable speed. We have become so impatient and demanding, that we even expect that after a few meditation sessions we will be as zen as the Dalai Lama, but the reality is far from there, even if positive changes happen after a few sessions, it takes weeks, before we start to really notice the benefits.

Why There Ought to Be More Women in Technology

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

As a female working in tech I find that day in day out I come across a large number of advantages for women over working in other areas, which makes the gap between how many women work in tech and how many women ought to be working in tech even more extreme.

Bitcoin: Testing the All Publicity Is Good Publicity Theory

Reuben Sagar | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

For many today's raid will simply push the coins further into the murky black waters of the internet where only hackers and developers dare to delve. I mean why trust a currency whose most publicised users are drug lords and drug takers?

Is This Really the End of Dial-up, and Will We Miss It?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

Dial-up internet is dead - that screechy, slow-moving stalwart of the '90s is no more. Or at least that's the impression you'd get from the headlines over the last few weeks.

How Often Do You Hear From Your Child's School?

Julie Booth | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

Last week a colleague of mine went to India for a week on business. While he was away, he was able to find out whether his son had turned up to all his lessons, what homework had been set and whether he'd handed it in on time.

The Modern Working Environment: Have We Become a Nation of Office-Phobes?

Michael Bernd Bayer | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Bernd Bayer

There's a misconception that office working is no longer as productive or cost effective as mobile or remote working. As communications become increasingly intelligent, office environments are on the cusp of providing a richer, more fruitful technology experience than we can get remotely. In fact, I think we are set to become even more productive and collaborative in the office.

Your Set of Wheels Is About to Get Really Clever: Behold, the 'Connected Car'

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

In the near future, expect to see your car seamlessly sync with your smartphone and "talk" to other vehicles to coordinate breaking and acceleration. It will automatically slow down to avoid a collision, detect speed zones and navigate you to that elusive parking spot

When I Grow Up, I Want to Develop Next Generation FatBooth

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

To make the most of the tremendous opportunities the App Economy is delivering to us and our future generations, we need to take responsibility and create an entrepreneurial culture across our homes, schools and offices. And we can start now.

WATCH: Zoe Salmon and Matt Edmondson's Final TU Go Challenge: The Show Must Go On #GotTUGo

The Huffington Post | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Tech

It’s time for the glittering finale of the TU Go challenge. Huff Post Tech and O2 have sent presenters Matt Edmondson and Zoe Salmon running, ra...

Key 'Missing' Debate Over Future of Nuclear Energy Is Waste Storage

Behnam Taebi | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK
Behnam Taebi

Across the world, the contentious debate over the future of nuclear power continues apace. In East Asia, for instance, it emerged last month that a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radio-active water for three years. Meanwhile, Japan is still struggling to contain radio-active water from Fukushima; and in South Korea prosecutors are conducting a huge investigation into forged nuclear safety certificates.

Celebrating Google With Our Top Five Doodles

Detlev Weise | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech
Detlev Weise

Friday 27th September marks 15 years since Google ran its first ever search through its world famous engine. Since then, the internet giant has come to be synonymous with web innovation and cool internet tricks...

Context in Security Is Everything

Graham Welch | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Context-aware security is about making use of additional information to improve security decisions at the time the decision is made. By doing this, it ensures that more accurate security decisions are taken to provide better protection against advanced threats.