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  • YouTube crashes, sending #YouTubedown up on Twitter

    YouTube crashes, sending #YouTubedown up on Twitter

    Global video sharing website YouTube crashed briefly today, with ticked-off users rushing to Twitter in dismay.  Visitors browsing to YouTube's desktop site were met with a 500 Internal server error page. The page assured users that "a team of...

  • A more robust cloud-based software environment

    A more robust cloud-based software environment

    Databyte has launched Fusion, a web-software platform, which will enable the company to take its software products to a new level thanks to a more robust new cloud-based software environment. The web-based software platform integrates user...

  • Are you prepared?

    Are you prepared?

    Perceived and unforeseen threats to operations are a continual concern to business owners. This shows how disaster recovery and business continuity planning need to form an integral part of the overall risk management plan for an organisation. In...

  • Thinking ahead

    Thinking ahead

    What growth has the local start-up scene experienced in recent years? Andy Linnas: Malta has had a few successful digital start-up stories, however it lacked a sense of community and recognised support was little. The entrepreneurs disrupting...

  • Don’t smile: you’re on camera

    Don’t smile: you’re on camera

    Dataveillance is the new surveillance. It is, in fact, a new, more refined, and arguably more powerful kind of surveillance. Dataveillance is the use of information communications technologies to systematically monitor, record, and store...

  • Get productive with cloud-based office apps 

    Get productive with cloud-based office apps 

    Cloud-based office applications are quickly becoming one of the most widely-adopted solutions for data storage, as well as hosting IT services. Unsurprisingly, businesses around the world are discovering that introducing such apps leads to an...

  • Get some indie action

    Get some indie action

    In Hyper Light Drifter, you play a mute warrior that wields a sword made of light and wanders the land looking for adventure. It’s a combat game that balances pace and intensity perfectly. At first glance, it looks like a self-indulgent arty puff...

  • Reaching for the top

    Reaching for the top

    The Huawei P9 Plus is a good-looking phone. Designed to take on the might of the iPhone 6S, it is smaller, thinner and easier to handle. It is also better looking with a much smoother exterior. Is it enough to make its mark though? At first...

  • Turn it up

    Turn it up

    Ask anyone who uses earbuds what their number one complaint is and it will have something to do with the wires. Whether it’s getting them tangled or getting caught on clothing, wires are a pain. Samsung have felt that pain and have come up with...

  • An aptitude for adventure

    An aptitude for adventure

    To keep our economy nimble and performing well, we should be brave and support tech start-ups, Bernard Agius says ahead of Zest conference What are tech start-ups and why are these important for Malta? Tech start-ups are companies that are born...

  • Thinking differently

    Thinking differently

    From London to Stockholm and Dublin, major European cities are vying for the status of European capital of start-ups. What elements do these cities share that enable them to be the start-up hub of choice? Every decent-sized European city is trying...

  • Amazon to launch music streaming service

    Amazon to launch music streaming service

    Amazon is preparing to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service, placing it squarely in competition with rival offerings from Apple and Spotify, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The service will be offered at...

  • Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

    Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

    Apple Inc is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year,...

  • Back on the market

    Back on the market

    It’s like one of those movies: you think that the hero is, sadly, gone for good, but then he returns from the dead, seemingly fit and unharmed. Some 18 months ago, it looked like we had seen the end of Nokia, with Microsoft selling the brand for...

  • Advanced operational intelligence

    Microsoft Corp. and Rolls-Royce, a leading manufacturer of aero engines for the airline and business aviation market, announced they are collaborating to bring new capabilities to Rolls-Royce customers. Rolls-Royce will integrate Microsoft...

  • Zooming in

    Zooming in

    Macro photography is a very popular and striking form of art that requires a lot of effort but can be very rewarding. A good macro picture has the capability of giving us a unique insight into life in miniature, and brings out details which are...

  • Click or treat?

    Click or treat?

    We might think of online shopping as a recent development. However, e-commerce was first introduced in the 1960s through an electronic data interchange on value-added networks. The medium grew with the increased availability of internet access and...

  • Achieving growth

    Achieving growth

    Altaro Software has managed to scale up rapidly. That’s a result of having a great team, David Vella, CEO of Altaro Software, tells Rene Magri. You have a background in managing software security products very successfully. Why did you feel it was...

  • This is the end

    This is the end

    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End brings protagonist Nathan Drake’s adventuring life to a close. And it’s a largely satisfying ending, with a game that offers confident and flowing moves, fantastic sequences and improved gameplay. Whereas in the previous...

  • Flying high

    Flying high

    The Zeppelin Air speaker dock by Bower & Wilkins has one ingredient which every product designer aims for – it is, simply, unmissable. Walk into a room and it’s there, seeking, and getting, your full attention. And that is because its design –...

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