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Uber Now Has A 'Loyalty Card', But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

It’s probably fair to say that Uber has had a pretty tough start to 2017. Well amid the chaos that’s brewing in the US there’s a glimmer of good...

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Shocking Video Shows Uber CEO Berating Driver Over Pay

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been forced to apologise after dashcam footage emerged of him berating one of his company’s drivers. In the video, abov...

Google Has Accused Uber Of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Technology

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Google has filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging the firm stole trade secrets and technology in an act of “calculated theft”. Waymo, Google’s se...

Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment...

Why My Children Won't Have Driving Licences

Marko Guček | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Marko Guček

For millions of people around the world, for much of the 20th Century, one of the most important skills they ever learnt was how to drive. Today, we see tremendous strain on our transport infrastructure, with roads handling many more vehicles than they were designed for.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

The Fourth Revolution Is Underway And You Are Leading The Charge

Dave Labuda | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Labuda

Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.

Robots Could Replace 250,000 Public-Sector Jobs By 2030

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

A quarter of a million public sector jobs could be replaced by computers over the next 13 years, according to a new report from a right-wing think tan...

Uber Drivers Forced To Pay For Sweets For Customers, MPs Told

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

Uber drivers told MPs they had been forced to pay for sweets and water for customers in order to compete for ratings. They told the Commons Work and P...

8 Kind Responses To Trump's Muslim Ban That Will Give You Hope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

Many were horrified by the executive order signed by Donald Trump on Friday banning refugees from entering the US from seven predominantly Muslim coun...

Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?

Dan Rogers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.

Are We Looking After The Gig Economy?

Rich Wagner | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rich Wagner

So the next time you're booking a long weekend away, taking a taxi ride or getting some shelves fixed, make sure you play your part to ensure this exciting and evolving industry continues to spearhead the UK economy for years to come.

Uber Accused Of Cashing In With x4.5 Fares During London #Tubestrike

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

As the capital’s Underground system ground to a halt today, taxi firm Uber has been accused of reaping the rewards of commuter misery. During peak t...

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Kenyon

Politicians cannot ignore their voters to this extent and cannot embrace advantages of this. It is the mass unemployment issue that will cause most concern to politician's short-lived careers. Donald Trump cannot promise the Rustbelt States that voted for him that he would bring back jobs from foreign countries and replace these unskilled workers' jobs with machines.

Why Uber's Self-Driving Car Service Was Suspended Just Hours After It Launched

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

Uber’s self-driving cars have been suspended in San Francisco after two vehicles were seen running red lights hours after the service launched. The ...

Uber Staff 'Used God View To Spy On Celebs And Exes'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
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Uber employees regularly used the firm’s “God View” feature to track politicians, celebrities and ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, according to a ...

Woman Pays For 'Longest Uber Drive Ever Recorded' To See Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, travelling across town to see a mate is a big commitment. But one woman has taken cross country travel to a whole new level. The unnam...

Uber Bans Passengers From Flirting With Each Other In Updated Guidelines

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

It’s the beginning of a modern love story: sharing a drunk Uber pool on a Saturday night and chatting with your fellow passengers. But now the ride...

Uber's Latest Update That Tracks Your Location Branded 'Creepy' And 'Arrogant' By Customers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

Uber’s latest app update has introduced a controversial new feature that tracks customers for up to five minutes after their journey ends. And peop...

How My Uber Driver Reminded Me That The World Really Isn't Falling Apart

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Craig, you made my day. Actually Craig, scrap that. You made my week. You reminded me that regardless of the dire political and economic states of my two residences (London and North Carolina), there are still some incredible people out there. You may not have written an acclaimed novel on the collapse of the Soviet Union or performed Chopin blindfolded but you made me and my mum smile a lot.

How Travel Is Becoming A Little Less Scary

Edward Lowe | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

What will this trend of increased app use mean for the future of travel? It is only going to become more connected as these platforms develop to become more available throughout the world, and wifi connections become the norm.

You Can't Stop Disruption - But You Can Learn From It

Chris Wright | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Wright

All big technology changes create new opportunities, and create new doors that you never knew existed. You just have to accept that and be open to it. Change, no matter how unsettling, can be turned round to your advantage and can be used to create new businesses that employ new workers, giving them hope for the future.

Why Politicians Need To Get Real About Digital Innovation

Risto Sarvas | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Risto Sarvas

Yes the world is changing fast. It's obvious that digital innovation operates on a more accelerated timetable than the time it takes to change laws and regulations. But is that a good enough reason to place technologists and innovators in the driving seat? What kind of a society will they create? What kind of politics will 'disruptive innovations' introduce?