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  • My name is…

    So, what’s your addiction? Maybe it’s that tub of ice cream, waiting for you to open the freezer door and embrace it, like some long-lost relative on C’è Posta Per Te, in the glory of the little yellow freezer light. Or it’s the guilt-spiked bag...

  • IT in education

    IT in education

    What started off in 2011 as a tentative pilot project involving 80 students from three Year 5 classes at Stella Maris College has now entered its fourth year and today it involves 350 students from Year 5 to Form 2. This initiative was undertaken...

  • Just a little bit?

    Just a little bit?

    We’ve been hearing a lot about Bitcoin, from high-tech heists to people who became overnight virtual currency millionaires. But what is it exactly? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer crypto-currency. This means that no particular central authority such as...

  • Diverse world of data analysis

    Diverse world of data analysis

    People & Co. Limited, an Advanced IBM Business Partner supplying statistics, data mining, data collection, survey research and text analysis solutions, held a seminar at SmartCity on practical uses of IBM-SPSS. This seminar targeted analysts from...

  • Read our mind

    Read our mind

    Neuro rehabilitation, analysing micro facial expressions and predicting an epileptic attack may sound like science fiction. But it’s not, Angelica Micallef Trigona, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, AAT Research Limited, tells Andrea Faye...

  • Surround your senses

    Surround your senses

    Samsung’s revolutionary Curved Ultra High Definition (4K) TV takes you into the new world of immersive viewing and makes you feel as though you are right in the middle of the action. The UHD screen is curved at the right angle to provide optimal...

  • Do you think I’m text-y?

    Do you think I’m text-y?

    Is that your phone beeping again? Who has messaged you now? Can’t we have a conversation for at least an hour without picking up your phone? I bet you have either said one (or more) of these to someone or you have heard them yourself. Whether...

  • Preparing your kids for the real future

    Following the success of the Kids@PwC programme – an IT programme launched this summer and run by PwC’s training arm, PwC’s Academy – PwC is committed to continue investing in the education of tomorrow’s leaders creatively. The Kids@PwC summer...

  • Delivering customer relationship management solutions

    Delivering customer relationship management solutions

    Exigy continued building on its successes with Microsoft solutions through the recent appointment as Key Solutions Provider for Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions in Malta. Such a status is a direct recognition of Exigy’s knowledge and experience...

  • Take note

    Take note

    The Samsung Galaxy Note range has been locked in solid rivalry with the iPhone since its launch in 2011. Now, three years later and four models in, is it still keeping Apple on its toes? Details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 were released a few...

  • In the round

    In the round

    The Moto 360 is a new smartwatch from Motorola. It’s also the first device to feature a round face and is available now for purchase. If you’re in the market for a smartwatch and don’t like the chunky options currently on offer by other companies,...

  • It’s real

    It’s real

    Virtual reality is being touted as the next big thing, especially after the failure of 3D TV. Manufacturers across the world are building VR headsets to capture the market as it emerges and now Samsung want in on that action with their Samsung VR...

  • Students’ little helpers

    Students’ little helpers

    Dropbox Sharing notes and media files without bursting your e-mail at the seams is easy with the Dropbox app. When you sign up, you get 2GB of storage for free, which you can use to share anything from lecture notes to photos and e-books. You can...

  • Watch and don’t learn

    April is the sweetest month, wrote Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Five centuries later, T. S. Eliot countered with, “April is the cruellest month.” A slight discord there. And yet, the two poets would probably agree that the most boring...

  • A job well done

    A job well done

    Increasing job mobility, a European market full of opportunities, and companies using technology to save time and money means that job interviews are no longer the traditional eyes-across-a-crowded-boardroom scenario. Thanks to conferencing...

  • Delivering local results

    A new local search engine, www.firstmalta.com, has been launched with the aim of delivering local results and helping internet users save energy by a simple change in the website’s background colour from white to black. The new search engine uses...

  • The Schrems effect

    The Schrems effect

    Have you ever spent more than a couple of seconds pondering on the huge amounts of data that social networks collect and process about you? And have you ever contemplated the fact that, even though you think that you have deleted your information,...

  • Lessons for life

    Lessons for life

    Online education gives students access to learning opportunities anywhere, anytime. Melanie Vella speaks to e-learners who are seeing the results of this increasingly popular learning model. Participate in online classes while living in Nepal?...

  • Bringing down lingual communication barriers

    Derived from years of research in speech recognition, automatic translation and machine learning technologies, the Skype Translator is now being developed jointly by Skype and Microsoft Research teams. Combining voice and IM technologies with...

  • Just in case

    Just in case

    If I had to ask you if you would be willing to buy a smartphone case for around €170, what you would say? Your answer will probably be in the negative. But what if I had to add that the case would make your phone impossible to hack? That might...

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