UK Technology

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Google 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Reveal Thousands Of UK Requests

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech

Britons have asked Google to remove more than 60,000 web links from its results under the "right to be forgotten" law, the search engine has revealed....

Fears For Teen Users Of SnapChat As Nude Images Leaked Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Explicit images taken with the photo sharing app SnapChat have reportedly been intercepted via a third party app and leaked online. Users of the ap...

Louise Ridley

What Happened When I Ditched Google Maps

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

*Sort of I’m lost without my phone. Physically lost. With a poor sense of direction and little time, I am completely reliant on my Google Maps...

Here's Why New York Has the Talent and the Attitude to Succeed in Mobile

James Connelly | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Firstly, it has the attitude, plus an enviable diversity of culture which is delivering its own unique and particular breed of new mobile apps. We're already working with a couple of home grown New York apps businesses such as Gilt, the designer sales shopping app.

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.

Creative Businesses and the Digital Healthcare Revolution

Caroline Norbury | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Norbury

We learned this week that as part of the Conservative election manifesto the party will promise GP access seven days a week by 2020. This is to relieve pressure on hospitals, giving working people access to a doctor at weekends, with family doctors able to consult patients via email and internet video link as part of the plans.

Message in the Mobile: What I Get From Seeing Serial Texters in the Classroom

Terence Tse | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Terence Tse

There is one last reason why students may be texting frequently: I could be making a fool of myself here. All of this can most likely be explained by the fact that my lectures are simply lousy and boring. In this case, don't let me know via SMS.

Cuddling a Stranger: An App Too Far?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

Ah, who doesn't love a social media trend? Especially when it gives some thought to linguistics. We've recently gone mad for apps designed to help you interact with strangers, incidentally all suffixed with an 'r'. Meet Tinder and Grindr's new, potentially more terrifying cousin, Cuddlr. DUN DUN DUHHH.

Why Is Data Security So Often Overlooked?

Roger Keenan | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Technology is everywhere. It forms the basis of our daily lives, from communicating with loved ones to documenting your work in the office. Many businesses that were once stalwarts of the British high street have closed down, simply trading online instead and this shows the power of technology in the modern world.

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

Why We Need Less Gimmicks and More Ergonomics in Tech Gear

Collette Walsh | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech
Collette Walsh

With over 10 million of the new iPhone 6 phones sold already world wide, that's a lot of fingers and wrists in regular use - let's hope Apple and all the major tech companies heed the need for designs that support our joints.

Google Has a Responsibility to Boost Female Staff Numbers

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

There is something to be said for the fact that women to date have had an even greater challenge than men to get their views heard and noticed, despite women's supposed excellent communication skills; So the race is now on as women take up the challenge, and men may have to fight harder to keep their positions.

Rage Against the Machines

Andrea Hubert | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Hubert

I lost an old friend recently. She'd been sick for a few years, could hardly function, and in the end, we had to pull the plug. I was almost in tears - "almost" being the crucial word. Because in reality, crying over the death of your 2008 Dell Inspiron is almost as tragic as owning one in 2014.

Putting the Wellbeing Into Tech

Anna Chapman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Chapman

One observation that I found really valuable was the idea that you shouldn't blame tech for your own stress. Instead, we need to find ways to manage how we use it in an always-on culture.

The Dot Dot Dot Effect

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

The three little words turned into three little dots. Ellipses, brought to us by iPhones. There was a time when we didn't feel like immediacy was required to live as normal human beings. That time has long gone. We have such a desire to be tuned in at every turn, that just seeing those dots, ergo knowing someone is replying, sends our brains into overdrive.

Embracing Technology at London Fashion Week

Richard Dodgson | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Dodgson

Burberry provides yet another example of a designer label maximising the use of technology. The brand was one of the first to utilise Twitter's 'Buy Now' button for their SS15 show where online viewers could purchase nail varnish straight from the catwalk.

Learning Something New... Everyday!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

We rarely have time these days to stop, to pause, to think and more importantly to observe things around us. The smart (or dumb) phone, depending on your point of view, has drawn our attention and taken up even those few extra minutes of spare time that we have.

How Much Can We Do Before We Explode?

Ruby Wax | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Nothing is easy. We need to do our own banking. What happened to the bank teller who would help by handing me a piece of paper and telling me how to fill it in and then say, "Have a nice day." I used to want to choke those people for saying it, now I miss it with those little insincere smiles.

What's an API and Why It Matters to You

Alice Bonasio | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

"Researchers spend a lot of time looking through databases and organizing their citations and other materials. One of the things we did was use the APIs to develop features that would allow them to import articles directly from those databases to their Mendeley libraries, saving a lot of unnecessary clicking through, and extra hassle.

Neither Awake or Asleep; Is It Really a Sleep Problem?

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

My sleep clinic is constantly full of exhausted people wanting to know how to get more sleep, fall asleep more easily at night, stay asleep, feel asleep. This last one is interesting - many of my clients complain of feeling as if they've not slept at all even though they may have spent hours in bed and not really been awake.

There Are Mobile Phone Lanes In China And We're Not Sure How We Feel About It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you're engrossed in a good Twitter session, walking along the pavement without knocking over a small child can be challenging. But one city ma...

Adoption of Contactless Payment: It's Quicker by Tube

Steve Loynes | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech
Steve Loynes

Such is the power of Apple that, within 48 hours of not launching it, Google News already cited over 12 million returns for the term "iWatch." The product, of course, is simply Apple Watch (35 million returns on Google News).

Children, Computing and the Curriculum

David Emm | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Online safety is a vital factor at every stage of our children's education. Children use the Internet differently at different ages. Just as the way maths is taught varies from key stage 1 to key stage 4, cyber-security must be approached in a way that will be most meaningful to the life of children at different ages.

Adding Girls Into the Tech Equation

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The technology industry constantly pushes boundaries. Unfortunately we have not succeeded in removing the perceived boundaries that stop women from opting to work in technical careers.