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  • Waiting list at Valletta Laguna

    Waiting list at Valletta Laguna

    Laguna Marina has already got a waiting list of almost 30 boats, after only one full year of operation, according to general manager Daniel Ashforth.The marina opened in 2013 and was a runaway success by last summer – and it is already building up...

  • The robots are coming

    The robots are coming

    In 2011, the Department of eLearning held the first edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad, which coincided with the introduction in the same scholastic year of the Lego Education Mindstorms NXT robotic kits in the computing secondary curriculum.

  • Salaries in four-star hotels 15% lower than in five-star

    Salaries in four-star hotels 15% lower than in five-star

    Most salaries paid in the four-star hotel category are currently on average 15 per cent lower than those paid for the same positions in five-star hotels, according to Misco’s first edition of its salaries and benefits report for the four-star...

  • First shot

    First shot

    • Selfie stick There isn’t anything left to say about selfies. And whether they should be considered as a form of narcissism or a cool way of framing yourself in a time and place, selfies are here to stay. Especially now that selfie sticks have...

  • New charter airline set up

    New charter airline set up

    Airline Ali Europe is planning to set up in Malta, the fourth charter airline to do so over the past decades. The latest issue of Italian aeronautical magazine JP4 Aeronautica revealed that the new airline would have bases in Palermo, Parma and...

  • Looks like a bargain

    Looks like a bargain

    Over the past decade there has been an increase in online retailers selling cheaper unbranded electrical products as their main business focus. These products are manufactured and distributed all over the world. Unbranded products or original...

  • Overnight deposits becoming more popular

    There was an increase in 29 per cent in overnight deposits in 2014, which reached €8.4 billion, following an increase the previous year of 13.7 per cent. The increase was spread almost equally between households and non-financial corporations,...

  • Finding the right solutions

    Finding the right solutions

    Our job is to empower customers to change IT from a cost centre to a business enabler, says Liam Pace, Commercial Services Manager, ICT Solutions. What is your role at ICT Solutions and what responsibilities does it involve? Having spent nine...

  • Carmelo Caruana acquires agents for Fed Ex Express, GLS

    Carmelo Caruana acquires agents for Fed Ex Express, GLS

    Shipping and logistics company Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd has acquired two Malta-based parcel service providers, Airsped Express Ltd and Global Parcels Ltd. Airsped Express Ltd is the Malta-nominated service contractor for Fed Ex Express, a brand of...

  • On the edge

    On the edge

    The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Samsung’s latest flagship phones and the biggest news to come out of this year’s Mobile World Congress. But are they good enough to compete against the iPhone 6? The new Galaxy is easier to use thanks to a lot of user...

  • MCA consultation on FTTH

    The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has published a consultation document outlining the way service providers may gain virtual access to the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network where this is deployed by Go plc. This would allow a service...

  • To infinity and beyond

    To infinity and beyond

    Sid Meier’s Starships arrived rather suddenly earlier in March to very little fanfare. That’s a shame as it’s a very good little game. It isn’t directly related to the Civilization series yet it has similar characteristics and story and continues...

  • Lecture on Bitcoin

    Arthur Rommes will deliver a talk on Bitcoin and its growing relevance and what the Bitcoin Embassy in the Netherlands is doing – hoping to jump-start a discussion on having a Bitcoin Embassy in Malta. He will focus on the association, technical...

  • In your pocket

    In your pocket

    As tablets become more a part of our everyday lives, we ask more of them, sometimes to the point where touch isn’t enough. That’s where the Zagg Pocket wireless keyboard comes in. By using Bluetooth to connect to your tablet, it provides instant...

  • Index eases as four equities trade lower

    Index eases as four equities trade lower

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index last week extended its losses by 0.45 per cent, to close at 3,749.376 points. The main laggards were once again Bank of Valletta plc (BOV) and HSBC Bank Malta plc, followed by shares of Go plc, and to a lesser...

  • Drawn in

    Drawn in

    Osmo Masterpiece is a neat little app designed to help children express their artistic abilities. It’s a creative app that allows you to take a picture of something and then draw it exactly as you see it. The app also extends the Osmo hardware...

  • Asset purchase programme proceeding smoothly – ECB president Mario Draghi

    According to European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi, the central bank’s massive asset purchase programme is proceeding smoothly and is having a notable impact on economic activity, which is expected to gradually strengthen in the...

  • To the power of one

    To the power of one

    Smartphones can be a bit expensive. But let’s do our homework first. Consider what you can do with a smartphone: take photos, record and watch videos, call and send messages, listen to music and record voice, tell the time, do sums, plan your...

  • Digitally mediated learning is crucial

    Digitally mediated learning is crucial

    A distinctive characteristic that distinguishes 21st from 20th century education is the emphasis on inclusivity. In the philosophy underlying 20th century education, Barber (2013) states that differentiation and, up to a certain extent,...

  • A vote for technology?

    A vote for technology?

    Free elections are the pillar of any democracy. And given that technology is the great enabler in any free and democratic country, it goes to follow that it is increasingly playing an important role in elections. At the simplest level, technology...