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Technology

  • Lording over

    Lording over

    Godus by Peter Molyneux and 22Cans is a very interesting game. And it couldn’t have been otherwise because, with a disastrous first release, a return to the drawing board and a second attempt at success, this version of Godus has a lot of work to...

  • Fur enough

    The Meow Chat app has been around for a while, quietly building a following. Then suddenly, the developers started sending thousands of invites through Facebook. So what is it and what can it do for you? The Meow Chat app is a cross between...

  • Put the kettle on

    Put the kettle on

    Despite what its name may suggest, the iKettle isn’t part of Apple’s drive to take over your life. Rather, it’s a British invention that continues the long tradition of making a cup of tea as convenient as possible. The Wi-Fi enabled kettle lets...

  • Switching it on

    Switching it on

    Three projects run by the Malta Communications Authority in connection with the Digital Malta strategy are helping citizens become more digitally enabled. MCA chairman Dr Edward Woods tells Stephanie Fsadni about the work involved. Malta’s future...

  • A life as a computer specialist

    Today, technology is no longer the reserve of specialists – rather, it’s in the realm of every individual in the developed and the developing world. The intensity of technology is on the increase even in our daily lives: as an example, just...

  • Rank it up

    Rank it up

    It’s a known fact that the higher a website ranks for related keywords on a search engine, the busier the traffic. This subsequently results in higher profits or exposure for the company or organisation owning that particular website. Two decades...

  • Far from just an online business card

    In an environment where the dynamic and eventful world of social media has become an intrinsic part of any business’s marketing and client base development platform, companies often find themselves questioning the viability and value of their...

  • A career in information technology

    A career in information technology

    Personal achievement is equated to income and wealth of an individual.  For the vast majority of society the ability to generate income, and enough of it to live in relative affluence, will only happen if the individual painstakingly accumulates...

  • Celeb hacking clouds Apple’s upcoming product launch

    Celeb hacking clouds Apple’s upcoming product launch

    Apple Inc. has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. But the leak of racy celebrity photos in the past few days put the company in the unusual position of having to mend its image just days before...

  • Tech giants take new gadgets to Berlin

    The IFA technology show began in Berlin yesterday, with some of the world’s biggest tech companies expected to show off new smartphones and wearables for the first time. The likes of Sony, Samsung and Microsoft are all expected to either announce...

  • Rise of the machines?

    Rise of the machines?

    They look vaguely like miniature hockey pucks skittering along on three pin-like metal legs, but a swarm of small robots called Kilobots at a laboratory at Harvard University is making a little bit of history for automatons everywhere. Researchers...

  • Left turn ahead

    So, what technology will you pack for your summer holidays? Every other tech rag is posing that same question, so I will ask you a different one: how will technology behave while on holiday? Will batteries run out of juice in places where...

  • An effective customer experience

    An effective customer experience

    Customer engagement is about creating deeply relevant experiences for the customers who visit your shop, showroom or mall. When there is customer engagement there is an increase in sales and more loyalty is nurtured towards your brand, product or...

  • Blog no evil­

    Blog no evil­

    While the world was still following the story of the downing of Ma-laysia Airlines Flight 17 in July, close to the Ukrainian-Russian border, and the ensuing fiasco relating to the investigations, nobody was really watching what was happening deep...

  • A byte with plenty of crunch

    A byte with plenty of crunch

    The world’s first quantum computer can crunch numbers faster than any machine on earth. How will it change life as we know it, asks Christine Spiteri. It is safe to claim that the stream of data we generate is not always harnessed to its full...

  • Free mobile banking

    HSBC Bank Malta has just added another major channel to its online banking service. Customers, who to date have enjoyed free personal internet banking, can now enjoy mobile banking, simply by downloading the free mobile banking app from Apple...

  • A complete 3D printing solution

    A complete 3D printing solution

    The last few years have seen a revolution in the world of 3D design. What was once the preserve of specialist aerospace manufacturers has now become available to everyone. Today, over 70 per cent of all design currently being done in Europe is...

  • Analytics means business

    Today’s digitilised businesses generate huge amounts of data. The problem is to actually make any sense of this huge volume in a timely manner and harness the power of data to swiftly react to and capitalise on opportunities for growth, innovation...

  • Step on the pedal

    Step on the pedal

    Forza Horizon 2 is the anticipated Xbox game that adds plenty of speed to the Forza Motorsports series. It’s the sequel to Forza Horizon and continues the same kind of experience. If you like driving games, exotic cars, realistic racing and lots...

  • A lucky draw

    A lucky draw

    If you’re the creative type, the Pencil stylus can be a valuable tool. Designed to complement the Paper app, Pencil is an aluminium stylus for use with tablets. It’s a good idea that takes the traditional stylus a little further, but currently...

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