UK Tech

Spoiling Mum This Mother's Day? You'll Be Surprised What Gifts Come Out On Top

Jon Lord | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Lord

Mothering Sunday is steeped in history, marking the first Sunday in the lead-up to Easter and the day when Christians traditionally visited their 'mother church'. These days, Mother's Day is one of the most important dates in our cultural and social calendars: a day for the family to congregate and celebrate our amazing mums.

Are Esports Diluting The Physical Activity Message?

Max Harvey | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech
Max Harvey

If we want children to engage in more sport to live healthier lives, then it doesn't help to have any confusion over definitions. I realise that not all sports are very physical, but gaming is already extremely popular and the issue of children being stuck to screens needs to be mitigated, not made worse.

How Millennials And Social Media Changed The World

Shaz Memon | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech
Shaz Memon

Born between the early 80s and early 2000s, millennials live life online. Also known as Generation Y or Generation Me, this is a group that has become defined by the digital world and has prompted the huge cultural shift towards capturing every moment on camera phones, in tweets and Snapchats for the rest of the world to see.

How Machine Learning Is Transforming Shopping As We Know It

Michelle Huff | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle Huff

AI, machine learning and predictive intelligence are terms that are frequently thrown around in the marketing space, and we've known for a while now how these emerging technologies are going to transform businesses and the customer journey, but how will the everyday man or woman on the street feel about the experience in reality?

Breaking The Algorithm

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Search engines can seem like magic. You have a question; the Internet has the answer. But not all search results are equal. Everything from your location to previous searches and your social media habits builds a little content bubble. A personalised corner of the World Wide Web has been curated just for you.

US Government Bans Passenger Electronics On Flights Over Terror Fears

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

The US has banned laptops, tablets and other electronic devices in the cabins of flights to and from the US from nine airlines operating in parts of N...

Burgeoning Chinese Social Media Landscape Opens New Revenue Streams For Sport Stars

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Hopkins

The Chinese in-territory hunger for content from sports stars is vast, however only a handful of international sports personalities have, so far, embraced this potential. The combined elements of market size and a more relaxed approached to brand promotion and advertising, the revenue streams that can be generated are set to be big.

Has VR Gone Too Far?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

As VR headsets have become more affordable over the past few years, more production companies have begun to dedicate themselves solely to creating VR experiences, often pushing the boundaries of the medium.

Why We Need To Make Smart Home Technology More Secure

Philip Woods | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

The government has already laid out specific security standards which need to be met as part of their plans to roll out smart meters in all homes by 2020. According to British Gas, their smart meters are protected by security techniques that are more complex than the ones used in online banking.

Go Digital And Do Your Bit For The NHS (And Yourself)

Chris Spencer | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Every appointment that is booked online is time freed up for a busy receptionist to spend on other important work with patients - for example, ringing people to tell them their test results are in. Of course, some GP practices are already doing that online too.

Why Ads Need To Slim Down

Jason Mander | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Over the last year, we've seen several publishers introduce measures designed to tackle the spread of ad-blockers. In their quest to make sure ads are being seen by consumers, some have simply disabled access to their sites unless visitors turn off their blocking tools.

The Evolution Of Cyberspace

Bryan Lillie | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bryan Lillie

When one compares cyber security today to what it was ten years ago, the two are almost unidentifiable as the same industry. The iPhone had only just launched; Facebook was still in it's infancy; the Internet of Things (IoT) was still a dream.

The Changing Attitudes To Sex Around The World

Stephanie Alys | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Alys

What was the most important thing you learned about sex before you did it? Use a condom, maybe? STIs? Pregnancy? Which bit 'goes' where? If you had good sex education, maybe you learned the importance of consent, or a bit about love and relationships.

Hacking; The Threat That Isn't Going Away

Thomas Fischer | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Fischer

We'll be OK, right? Wrong. Like it or not, the threat is all around us. And growing. It's no longer the isolated, odd geek in his bedroom who lives on a diet of pizza and computer code. Today, it's about power and money with both things driving an explosion in the number of active hackers.

Helping Children Navigate The World Wide Web

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The invention of the internet by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ushered an era of social media that revolutionised communications and information gathering in the world. With a click of a button or a touch of a screen one can roam around the world and connect with people, all in the palm of their hands

Go Cardboard! A Review Of Sekigahara

Andy Bush | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Bush

I don't know about you but I find it hard to wind down in the evenings. Sometimes my girlfriend and I sit there and 'watch' a tv show, but we'll both be scrolling through nonsense on phones or the iPad, so we never really properly switch off. It's the electronic distraction of modern life that's thrust me back into the arms of a relationship I'd ended in the early 90s - board gaming.

Exploding Headphones: Everything You Need To Know After Tech Exploded Mid-Flight

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech

A woman has suffered burns to her face and hands after her headphones exploded on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, this week. The Australian Trans...

Tapping Into The Skills Of The YouTube Generation, One Minute At A Time

Vicki Sellick | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vicki Sellick

For a long time at Nesta we've campaigned for children to become makers of technology not just consumers. We want to see more kids learning to code, to interact with tech, rather than just to passively absorb it. We're delighted the national curriculum for primary school students now includes time to code.

New Talent Is The Key To Unlocking The Potential Of 3D Printing

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

We need new champions of this technology who can help manufacturers understand the impact it can have on supply chain and product design. To create these leaders of the future we need to educate and inspire the next generation of designers and engineers to ensure we have the right talent to continue to grow the industry.

Could Facebook Save The NHS?

Kate Allatt | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Kate Allatt

Could it reduce clinical appointments times; free up limited resources; safely reduce clinical support services; reduce hospital appointments/re-admissions; save our GPS and attract/ retain health professionals who are hemorrhaging from the NHS?

Opportunity Beckons For A Green Brexit

Bruce Bratley | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics
Bruce Bratley

This means doing our part, at work and home, and businesses must set a good example for staff. Policies that focus on streamlining a complex, even obfuscated, waste industry, and focus on innovation as well as cost-savings, are sure to push Britain's position as a leader in environmental issues up on the global agenda.

When The Inventor Of The Web Is Urging A Crackdown On Fake News, You Know It's Serious

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK

World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said the impact of fake news is increasingly concerning, as he unveiled plans to tackle “unethical...

Life In Space Is A Lot Like Life On Earth... With Just A Few Differences

Brian Duffy | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy is former NASA astronaut, now an ambassador for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Here he vlogs for The Huffington Post UK on the differences between life on earth and life in space and the race to take a human to Mars.

Google Home Vs. Alexa: There Is A Clear Winner

Quora | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

Echo has many more 3rd-party integrations available at present and has better support for some of my IOT devices and Audiobooks. Also, the Echo has Bluetooth support, Home is lacking in this feature, and I sometimes miss that.

The Secret Life Of Connected Homes

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Beauty and The Beast set me up with some unrealistic expectations of my household furnishings. Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) may not yet have given candelabras a quippy sentience, it has given standard home fixtures a secret life. However, this isn't quite the heart-warming picture Disney painted for us.