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Technology

  • US consumers warm to wearable technology

    US consumers warm to wearable technology

    Consumers are warming to the idea that wearing a computer on their wrists or clothing may not be the fashion faux pas that early clunky prototypes led many to fear, and 2015 is poised to be a breakout for the much-hyped trend, a new study has...

  • Shock without awe

    It hasn’t been a good year for celebrities. First Sylvester Stallone stole Leonardo di Caprio’s pink Cadillac and crashed it on Sunset Boulevard. Then grumpy cat was declared a fraud after he was papped smiling. To make matters worse, Sofia...

  • Smooth operator

    Smooth operator

    This month, restaurants, catering establishments and other leisure destinations will be experiencing what is possibly the busiest month of the year. The last thing on their mind will be their back office IT systems which they will need to have...

  • Open to suggestions

    Open to suggestions

    All businesses want to protect their software from being copied or pirated. But is it really worth obfuscating or implementing other methods to prevent competitors from reverse engineering your code or freeloaders from releasing a pirated version...

  • A very techie Christmas to all

    A very techie Christmas to all

    Rummage through the stockings of Christmases past and rest assured that you’ll find something robotic, mechanical, electrical or which showcases some form of technology. Come Christmas, everyone gets the gift of technology, in full circle: a...

  • Welcome to the backstage

    Welcome to the backstage

    It’s vision, responsibility and an obligation to society that drives our networks, says Andrew De La Torre, head of technology, Vodafone Malta. The internet gives us the illusion that there is an endless supply of it, that it’s free, and that our...

  • Silver linings

    Silver linings

    The impact of cloud computing didn’t come as a big bang. Rather, the changes have been consistent, pervasive, almost natural. Indeed, cloud computing connects us in ways that we always thought we should connect. As normal users, we may not know...

  • The year of the drone takeover

    This year has been the year of the drone and from it emerged the Phantom 2, the world’s most beloved quadcopter. The DJI Phantom started a revolution in aerial creativity and remains the top choice for enthusiasts worldwide. Total freedom in the...

  • Packing a punch

    Packing a punch

    The LG G3 is a flagship phone that offers improvements over everything that was not liked about the LG G2. It’s a solid handset that builds on the success of previous models, sizes up well with an ever-evolving competition and offers Android...

  • Stand up straight

    Stand up straight

    The Lumo Lift is an intriguing entry into the wearables market. Rather than recording every piece of biometric data and bombarding you with metrics, it records one, often ­overlooked piece of data: your posture. Given our increasingly sedentary...

  • Call to arms

    Call to arms

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the latest instalment of a shooter series that has been around for as long as I can remember. Fortunately, what was becoming a tired, clichéd series has come out with all guns blazing. From the accurately rendered...

  • Listen without prejudice

    Listen without prejudice

    Auxy turns up the volume on a new way of creating digital music on your iPhone or iPad. It’s an app designed to take away the boring bit of creating music and replace it with a more intuitive way of creation. In the company’s own words, Auxy...

  • Losing friends

    Losing friends

    The post 2000 dot-com boom saw a shift from static websites providing information and articles to interactive online social networks. In July 2003, MySpace started a revolution and less than a year later both Hi5.com and Facebook, at that time...

  • Halfway mouse

    So I got another pet. Another one, I hear my inner homemaker complain. You realise that you have too many pets when you start jigsaw-puzzling their names. I’m now confusing the name of the half-a-kilo kitten with that of the 50-kilo dog. Two of...

  • The importance of mobility

    The importance of mobility

    Exigy has partnered with MultiSoft to act as its official distributor and implementer of MobileNAV in Malta. MultiSoft is an international company with 14 years ­experience and unrivalled expertise with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. MultiSoft are the...

  • Through the Bashdoor

    Through the Bashdoor

    Computer hacking is not old as the world itself but it is surely becoming a common occurrence. The latest incidents involving the Bash bug have again highlighted the fact that irrespective of all our information security investments, we are still...

  • In at the deep end

    In at the deep end

    The dark web is a hiding ground for crooks but it’s also a home for heroes. What lurks beneath the surface of the known web, asks Ian Vella. Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked classified information from the US government’s National Security...

  • A winning campaign

    As the saying goes, “Looks may capture the eyes but personality captures the heart.” What if this saying was also applicable to your business and could help you increase your return on investment? Look at it this way. A captivating name and an...

  • This is smart

    This is smart

    Wearables are big news right now, at least from the perspective of the manufacturers. While they still seem to be building their market, the innovations and improvements are coming quickly. Aside from the other big smartwatch announcements by...

  • All gore

    All gore

    The Evil Within takes inspiration from survival horror genres across many me-diums. Think Resident Evil crossed with Hostel and you’re nearly there. It’s a curious game with a lot going for it. It’s strangely ­beautiful but not scary, yet contains...

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