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  • Facebook wants you to snap and share more photos

    Facebook wants you to snap and share more photos

    Facebook is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of camera-friendly rival Snapchat. With an update scheduled...

  • Facebook hosts Boost your Business event in Malta

    Facebook hosts Boost your Business event in Malta

    Over 250 small and medium enterprises gathered at the Valletta Waterfront, to attend the first Boost your Business (BYB) event organised by Facebook in Malta. Forming part of the Facebook European Roadshow 2017, BYB's objective is to inform small...

  • Information addiction by design

    Information addiction by design

    Information communication technologies and services are seemingly irresistible. They are seemingly so irresistible that many people are becoming increasingly addicted to them. These addictions are beginning to impact individuals and society in...

  • Safe surfing

    Safe surfing

    Go on the internet and you are at risk of viruses that delete your data, malware that steals money from your bank accounts, spyware that reads all the confidential stuff that you type, pop-ups, slow computers, SPAM, extortion, private pictures...

  • From science fiction to reality

    From science fiction to reality

    Microsoft Malta is supporting this year’s edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad by bringing its famed developed augmented reality device HoloLens to Malta. Vangos Pterneas is a co-founder of Lightbuzz, a US company that specialises in the...

  • Watching from above

    Watching from above

    What are the more popular usages of satellite data imagery and how is this produced and consumed? The most common applications which the public is familiar with are weather forecasting, communications and mapping applications for viewing and...

  • What cloud computing can offer you

    What cloud computing can offer you

    If you’re running any sort of business that relies on data structures or web management, there’s no denying the asset that cloud computing can provide, says Jack Mizzi, chief marketing and business development officer at BMIT. Cloud computing...

  • Investing in the future

    Investing in the future

    Our support of the Malta Robotics Olympiad is further proof that we are investing in Malta’s future, GO Chief Commercial Officer Kurt Camilleri says. Mobile technology on its own has connected almost five billion people around the world.  The...

  • Major technology event this weekend

    Major technology event this weekend

    With the sixth edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad just round the corner, National Education Officer James Catania tells Iggy Fenech all about producing Malta’s main technology event. The fact that Malta has no natural resources – bar the sun...

  • Facebook turns to AI to identify suicide risks

    Facebook turns to AI to identify suicide risks

    Facebook has started using a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to identify users showing warning signs of suicide. The AI has been trained to spot status updates and subsequent comments that could indicate someone was at risk. The algorithm...

  • Nokia goes back to the future with €49 phone

    Nokia goes back to the future with €49 phone

    Nokia's newly revitalised phone business has gone back to the future with a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world's most popular device in the year 2000. The new model has bigger screens and is priced at just...

  • Twitter to make it easier for users to mute offensive content

    Twitter to make it easier for users to mute offensive content

    Twitter is to add new safety features which it says will make it easier to mute offensive content and users on the social media site. The social network has announced users will now be able to mute directly from their home timeline and set a...

  • Helping publishers find malicious comments online

    Helping publishers find malicious comments online

    Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them...

  • The tech queen’s silicon jubilee

    The tech queen’s silicon jubilee

    As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her sapphire jubilee, Marc Kosciejew remembers how she has reigned over the major technological changes of the information age. On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her sapphire jubilee, firmly establishing...

  • The fourth revolution

    The fourth revolution

    The internet and information communication technologies are changing major aspects of our lives and world. They are affecting and disrupting many existing and diverse models of government and business, not to mention personal experiences and...

  • Our kind of town

    Our kind of town

    Ir-Raħal Tagħna is a new app which aims to bring people closer to local government, Nikita Kozlov, director of developers Ampere Limited, says. When local councils were set up in 1993, one of the main aims was to decentralise government and bring...

  • Fast, easy-to-use planning data interface

    Fast, easy-to-use planning data interface

    The Planning Authority has launched a new online geographic information system (GIS) which will enable users to access data in a faster and more user-friendly web-based interface, helping the user to identify issues of primary importance to...

  • Global leaders

    Ingersoll Rand are a global leader in compressed air, gas systems, services, power tools, material handling and fluid management equipment. Ingersoll Rand air compressors are made with superior components and backed by the company’s worldwide...

  • We do need this education

    We do need this education

    Creolabs is one of the most successful start-up companies to come out of the Microsoft Innovation Centre. Its mission is to assist local students in enjoying a significant and innovative education experience. This month Creolabs kicked off a...

  • Transforming Malta’s spatial data infrastructure

    Transforming Malta’s spatial data infrastructure

    Malta will soon embark on a €7 million project which will seek to develop and implement a national spatial data infrastructure which will bring Malta to the forefront of geo-spatial technology. The project, which is being spearheaded by the...

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