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The Approach Of The Automated Age

Diederik (Dik) Vos | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
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Diederik (Dik) Vos

The importance of investing in end-to-end process quality assurance is of supreme importance for consumer confidence during any digital change initiatives. We have recently seen numerous examples of businesses who fail to address the flaws in their processes and robustness of their IT systems in turn seriously damaging their brand reputation.

Don't Let Your Children Be Replaced By Robots

Russell Haworth | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Kids of today grow up surrounded by smartphones and tablets, with almost a quarter being given unsupervised access to a device by the age of five, but they need directed learning to equip themselves with the skills needed to survive in the tech-driven future.

Do You Really Choose What You Eat - Or Do Your Gut Microbes Decide For You?

The Conversation UK | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

We recently realised that these microbes are crucial for our digestion of foods, such as complex carbohydrates, and are key to regulating a normal immune system and making many essential hormones and vitamins that the body cannot produce.

Got High Standards? London's New Elite Dating App Could Be For You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech

Sorry ugly, poor people, you might want to stop reading, as this isn’t for the likes of you. London’s newest dating app, which also happens to be...

Delivery Drones Could Set Off Economic Chain Reactions

Quora | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech

Like certain environmental issues, I see most companies implementing automation seeing job displacement as being someone else's problem and do not spend nor invest any money to fund the education, training, or support require to help people through the change.

How Tech Is Reigniting The Golden Years For Our Ageing Populations

Andreas Schierenbeck | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
Andreas Schierenbeck

In 2016, the global population was estimated to be 7.4 billion; a figure that the United Nations believes will increase to 11.2 billion by the year 2100. Today, one in eight of those 7.4 billion people are over the age of 60. This number is expected to increase as our overall quality of life continues to improve and we all live longer - with life expectancy even breaking the 90 barrier as soon as 2030, according to Imperial College London and the World Health Organization.

6 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down Phone Time When You're With Your Family

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

We might be guilty of nagging our children about their addictions to all things electronic, but how often do we think about the amount of time we are ...

This App Alerts Parents When Their Kids Create Or Receive Sexual Images

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents

Parents who are worried about what their child gets up to on their mobile phone will soon be able to keep tabs on the type of images that are sent and...

Employees Should Not Worry About 'Beating The Bots'

Paul Roehrig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Roehrig

With AI enhancement comes more efficiency, more productivity, and ultimately, more opportunity for people to do higher-value work with higher-value skills. This is the route to protecting jobs and creating new ones, not destroying them.

The Rise Of The Tech Wedding: From VR Wedding Videos To Stags On The Moon

Robin Weil | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Robin Weil

With everything from your morning run to the cute office dog now being a crucially important thing to document across every social media platform going, it's no wonder people are starting to question how you can utilise these technologies for slightly bigger milestones in your life such as say, a wedding?

17 Brilliant Signs From The March For Science That Show Scientists' Funny Sides

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK

Scientists flooded streets across the country in a display of defiance as fears of a post-truth age looms large over academia. Physicists, astronomers...

Things To Remember Before Using Wearable Tech For Fitness

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jyoti Agrawal

First came the GPS-based fitness apps that incorporate gamification and social media. It may sound shallow, but receiving a ton of likes on Facebook for completing 10,000 steps in a day is utterly rewarding. Then came wearables that track your very movement to ensure you have the proper form.

Constantly Craving A Net Fix: When Our Kids Can't Stop Swiping

Jenny Afia | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jenny Afia

When it comes to online, we are living in a world of the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns. Let's not allow any online players to treat our children as if they are part of social experiment. We need regulation and proper discussion. And soon.

How Will The Internet Of Things Affect The Telecommunications Industry?

Quora | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech

First of all, let's consider up to 2020. Even in this short span we should expect to see new applications placing pressure on scale, reliability, and security of the applications. That will press telecommunications operators and equipment providers to the edges of what they can do.

Smart Bandages That Tell Doctor How Wound Is Healing To Start Trials

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech

Smart bandages that tell doctors how a wound is healing could begin trials within the next year, researchers have announced. The dressing would bring ...

Lessons We Haven't Learned From Brexit

Paul Flynn | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Flynn

We are in the disturbing era where lobbyists can weaponise fake news for the highest bidder. They can track voters' personal data and manipulate public opinion as if it were fact using cyber deception. All of this they can do under cover of anonymity and without regulation or oversight.

It's Time To Get Richer

Murielle Maupoint | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Murielle Maupoint

The value of just one swanky watch can run an entire HIV clinic in Uganda for a year or the cost of the annual service on a Lamborghini can enable hundreds of children with cancer in rural Sri Lanka to access specialist treatment and save lives...

Why Are Airplane Windows Typically Below Eye Level?

Quora | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech

So, let's take as given the fact that, as aviation entered the jet era. windows had to continue to be provided as a desirable amenity. Unfortunately, they turned out to create a critical and hitherto unrecognized vulnerability when installed in pressurized aircraft.

Understanding Why The Human Face Is The Way It Is

Adam Wilkins | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Wilkins

What is the face of an animal for? In biological terms, what is the "function" of the animal's face? The answer is not immediately obvious, as it is for other parts of the body, for example, the heart (pumping blood) or the lungs (breathing).

Stand And Deliver: Your Money Or Your Files!

David Emm | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the eighteenth century, travellers could be waylaid by a highwayman - a thief who held up coaches on the public highway and demanded that those on board hand over their money and other valuables. The highwayman would typically issue the challenge - 'Stand and deliver: your money or your life!

Teen Dumps Guy With Brutal But Genius Spotify Playlist

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If personalised mix tapes can make a relationship, it makes sense that they can break one too. At least that’s what we’ve learned over the weekend...

Could Virtual Reality Stress Training Help The NHS?

Sarah Stanton | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Stanton

Prior virtual reality stress training might well have helped staff in that case. Every day, NHS workers face rapidly-evolving situations requiring split-second decision-making. It is no wonder so many television dramas are set in hospitals; A&E wards and mental health units, as they are by their very nature, sites of drama, tension and urgency.

Let's Get Personal: Frictionless Payments And Your Future Shopping Experience

Jerome Nadel | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jerome Nadel

The global payments landscape is a complicated place. Technologies like digital retail wallets have made it easier than ever before for us to tap, swipe and pay. New innovations allow us to scan barcodes, add to shopping carts and receive geo-targeted updates, discounts and offers on the go.

How Technology Killed The Conversationalist

Mark Cowan | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Cowan

No longer does the pub need to facilitate the lads catch up. WhatsApp and other social platforms do that for us.  We can all be watching the same football match at the same time in different parts of the country, or responding to what is happening in an episode of Game of Thrones from the comfort of our sofa and still feel like we are getting the banter, and feeling the connection to our friends.

Is Moderation The Key To Bursting The Fake News Filter Bubble?

Marina Cheal | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech
Marina Cheal

The aggregated news-feed-style method of displaying information puts less emphasis on the publisher and more on the sharer. I'm not getting my news from an editor, I'm getting it from Aunty Janet. And when we feel like we're sharing information with like-minded people, there's less resistance and less fact-checking. 'Everyone I know believes it, so it must be true'.