Tag : technology

Will Handwritten Exams Soon be a Thing of the Past?

2 days ago / 0 comments

If you type out your lecture notes, you soon might be one step ahead of the competition – some universities are now opting for the use of computers, instead of the more-traditional pen-and-paper, for exams. Rather than “Please put your pens down!”, invigilators soon might be shouting “Please close your … Read More

Alexa Should I Invest in Amazon Shares?

1 month ago / 0 comments

In Autumn 2011, Apple Inc. launched Siri as a feature on its then-current iPhone, the 4S. Although far from perfect, Siri was fun, and intriguing – in so much as trying to work out what accents and phrases it might understand. Fast forward a few years and now we’re spoilt … Read More

Bad News: Learning To Resist The Fake

8 months ago / 0 comments

Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad News. If not, still do! Developed by Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy group … Read More

Fashion of The Future: Technology on The Runway

9 months ago / 0 comments

With technology constantly evolving and advancing, it only seems natural for the fashion industry to follow suit. That’s why it’s no surprise that this season has seen designers bringing technology straight to the runway in ways that has got everyone talking about their shows.  Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan Fashion Week … Read More

Talk More: Tagging Walls Not Facebook Pictures

9 months ago / 0 comments

Arts writer, Oliver Staton, discusses the binary of technology and graffiti around Leeds. You would be hard pressed to find a technologically adept young person who isn’t aware of the startling mental dangers of being an active user of social media and smartphones. Claims like this already smack of cliché, … Read More

Is Depop the future of fashion?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Love it, hate it, or simply can’t be bothered with it – there’s no denying that Depop is a key player in the fashion world, and not an app to be overlooked. But does Depop have an expiry date? And is it building a sustainable community, or simply encouraging unnecessary  purchases?  … Read More

Automation Threatens to Widen North-South Divide

10 months ago / 0 comments

For years, northern industry was at the forefront of England’s economy. From the industrial revolution which traces its roots from Lancashire cotton mills, to coal mining across Yorkshire and the North-East, Britain was powered by Northern workers. That is until technology began to make more and more jobs redundant, and … Read More

Leeds’ Buses Go Contactless

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds buses have moved with the times by accepting contactless payments on their buses. The contactless technology was introduced onto the buses on Thursday 18th of January. The reason behind its introduction was to reduce the time it took people to board buses in the morning. Along with the time saving advantages the new technology … Read More

Will Drones Have Taken Your Job By 2020?

1 year ago / 0 comments

What does the future hold? A question we all ponder from time to time no doubt. According to some the future could hold all sorts of exciting prospects such as hover cars, robotic butlers or time travel. Whilst some of these involve a lot of imagination, current technological advancements could … Read More

Get lost

1 year ago / 0 comments

Though it may still be a while yet before you should start packing for University, may I suggest a small and inexpensive accessory that I think will be essential to making your year that much better: a paper map. Paper maps are on the decline with fewer and fewer getting … Read More