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Technology

  • Weapons of must destruction

    James Patterson’s new book is a blast. Literally so because 1,000 readers are being offered Private Vegas as a self-destructing app. Once you start reading the book, you only have 24 hours to finish it and each page disappears forever as soon as...

  • Cloud computing: value proposition or leap of faith?

    Cloud computing: value proposition or leap of faith?

    Microsoft is currently the only company whose enterprise cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM and Windows Intune services meet the standards of EU privacy laws. What is the status of cloud computing in Malta and what...

  • Kill bill shock

    Kill bill shock

    The phenomenon of unexpected high bills, also commonly known as bill shock, is fairly common in the electronic communications sector. The wide availability of fast mobile data further augmented this problem, especially when one puts into the...

  • The games we play

    The games we play

    From the graphics to the storyline and the music, video games are, excuse the pun, constantly upping their game. Not to mention the ever-evolving game consoles that attract faithful following. My partner, for instance, loves his new Playstation...

  • Carry on clicking

    Carry on clicking

    Have you ever fired up a quick game of Angry Birds and 30 minutes later you’re still promising yourself that this is the last game you’ll play? An hour later, you’re still at it: playing and promising yourself that you’ll soon finish the game and...

  • Internet inside

    Internet inside

    In Ray Bradbury’s story The Veldt, the Hadley family lives in an automated house – the Happylife Home – featuring advanced machines taking care of and anticipating their needs. The children are minded by the virtual reality nursery that...

  • Sales force automation

    For sales organisations, importers and distributors that aim to remain competitive in a dynamic environment, sales force automation is the way forward. Companies are seeking increased efficiencies that help the bottom line and improve their...

  • Joining the conversation

    Joining the conversation

    Until a few years ago, advertising was just one-way communication: businesses, organisations and retail outlets would tell consumers about their latest products and services and then sit back and wait for a queue of eager buyers to form. However,...

  • Effective customer experience

    Effective customer experience

    Smart Technologies has installed digital signage equipment at Hilton Malta. The latest in digital signage equipment displays general information about the hotel and its amenities, assists patrons in finding their way around the hotel, and portrays...

  • Space for more

    Space for more

    Elite: Dangerous is the successor to what was once regarded as one of the best computer games of all time: David Braben’s Elite. Now that’s a tough act to follow. With the hopes of gamers across the world riding on its shoulders, can the new game...

  • At a stretch

    At a stretch

    The Lenovo Yoga 3 is the latest ultrabook that seeks to combine form and function into a flexible package. It’s also the first Lenovo laptop to use Intel’s new Intel Core M processor. Ultrabooks are usually a compromise between power, battery life...

  • High fidelity

    High fidelity

    This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was a good one with a lot of new toys to look forward to. One of these is the Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman. If you’re old enough to remember the original Walkman, you will acknowledge that this was more than a device.

  • Doodle

    Doodle

    Those who are artistically inclined may have heard of the 3Doodler. Released last year, the Doodler allowed you to create 3D models just by drawing them. It was quite a hit with artists. And that’s why we’re pleased to see the 3Doodler 2.0, which...

  • Facebook ‘not hacked’

    Facebook ‘not hacked’

    Access to Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site was blocked around the world for up to an hour yesterday, which the company said later was due to an internal fault and not an outside attack. The outage...

  • The ghost of future past

    The future doesn’t age very well. I’ll be more specific. Nothing is lost in translation when the future is predicted using words. Take George Orwell’s 1984. Although the year in the title is more than three decades old, the dystopian vision is...

  • Encouraging innovation

    Start-ups can benefit from a €15,000 grant for mobile app-based solutions which they can design, develop and test in a real life scenario at next to no risk, says MITA Innovation Hub manager Alexander Borg Based in SmartCity Malta, the MITA...

  • Improving your infrastructure while reducing IT costs

    The success of any business depends a lot on a solid IT platform supported by the latest technology and infrastructure. Such IT platforms need constant tweaking and updates to ensure that they meet the changing requirements of the business without...

  • In the line of cyber fire

    In the line of cyber fire

    When US President Barack Obama publicly accused North Korea of the devastating cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, it represented a serious escalation of tensions between a military superpower and an unpredictable nuclear-armed...

  • Keeping up appearances

    Keeping up appearances

    The new year is only 18 days old and still throwing middle-of-the-night tantrums like a newborn baby. Some straggling decorations and unwanted presents have hidden themselves in a dark living room corner and survived your cleaning efforts and that...

  • Implementing a collaboration solution

    Exigy has been entrusted with a collaboration project at Novum Bank, a Malta-based bank committed to provide transparent and simple cards, stored value solutions and short-term micro-loans within the European region. Novum Bank aims at making...

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