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  • EU approves new data protection rules to strenghten online privacy

    EU approves new data protection rules to strenghten online privacy

    The EU has approved new data protection rules to boost online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation. The rules will for the first time create a strong data protection law for...

  • Ten years of Twitter

    Ten years of Twitter

    Twitter marks its tenth anniversary, with the social media site having hosted some of the biggest social movements of the last 10 years, yet uncertainty still hangs over its future. The site is struggling to attract new users, has seen share...

  • Movies and entertainment right ahead

    Movies and entertainment right ahead

    Ford is already thinking of the road ahead, in terms of the future of cars. According to a patent application filed on March 1, Ford is developing an autonomous vehicle entertainment system. The background information section of the application...

  • Keeping track

    Keeping track

    LiNKD is a Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Company consisting of nine Saint Aloysius’ College Sixth Form students. The company has recently introduced TrackMate in the local market. TrackMate is a small tracking device that allows users to...

  • Protecting your data

    Protecting your data

    Data is the life-blood of modern enterprises and, just like the real thing, they cannot afford to lose any of it. Given that companies today collect and utilise larger volumes of data than ever before for their everyday activities, how many of...

  • Digitising valuable cultural resources

    Digitising valuable cultural resources

    Further to the digitisation of the O.F. Gollcher archives, library and historic documents in the winter of 2014, which form an important part of the Palazzo Falson collection, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti has recently signed a partnership...

  • Left in the dark

    Left in the dark

    There is growing alarm that digital data is darkening because of the increasing use of encryption on various information communication technologies such as mobile and smartphones. Over the past couple of years, major providers of ICT products and...

  • The nature of innovation

    The nature of innovation

    How you evolved into the entrepreneur you are today? Prior to taking the plunge, I held senior management roles at two top tier online gaming brands. For many years I wanted to push the innovation boundaries but found that relatively challenging...

  • Screen saver

    Screen saver

    The original Popslate, launched last year, gave form to a great idea: turning the back of your phone into an E-Ink display. However, like with most first-generation products, Popslate did have its teething problems. First of all, you had to charge...

  • Primitive behaviour

    Primitive behaviour

    From sparking up fires to hunting mammoth and warring with enemy tribes, we have quite a clear idea of how our ancestors spent their days. Far Cry Primal by Ubisoft makes that idea a bit more clear and puts you in the savage seat. Far Cry Primal...

  • Listen to this

    Listen to this

    Listening to music can be a public or a private matter. You can either line up for a concert and, together with thousands, watch your favourite singer or band belt out music at shattering decibel levels. Or you can retire to your room and...

  • Twitter praised for cracking down on use by Islamic State

    Twitter praised for cracking down on use by Islamic State

    Officials with the non-profit Simon Wiesenthal Centre praised Twitter Inc. for increasing efforts to thwart Islamic State’s use of its platform for recruitment and propaganda. The centre’s Digital Terrorism and Hate Project gave Twitter a grade of...

  • Self-driving car hits bus

    Self-driving car hits bus

    Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it bears “some responsibility” after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month. The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another...

  • First unmanned food store opens in Sweden

    A Swedish IT specialist has now opened the country’s first unmanned, 24-hour convenience store. Robert Ilijason, 39, said he was inspired after a chaotic late-night scramble to buy baby food witha screaming toddler in the back seat. Customers at...

  • Redesigned ‘like’ button is here

    Redesigned ‘like’ button is here

    Facebook’s ‘like’ button has got some new company. Facebook has been testing alternatives to ‘like’ in about a half-dozen countries. On Wednesday, the social network started making ‘haha’, ‘angry’ and three other responses available around the...

  • Things to know about the new emoticons

    What’s not to like? When a friend posts that his father has died, or a cousin gets frustrated with her morning commute, hitting ‘like’ might seem insensitive. Users have long requested a ‘dislike’ button, but that was deemed too negative and...

  • Changing spaces

    Changing spaces

    It was once considered as Facebook’s biggest rival. Since then, MySpace has fallen from tech grace and changed hands three times. MySpace’s latest owner is Time Inc, which acquired the company after buying ad tech firm Viant. Founded in 2003,...

  • The future of printing

    The future of printing

    Forestals has successfully delivered training to a group of 90 educators on the use of 3D printing machines. The training was part of the deployment of 3D printers in government secondary schools and was intended to give educators hands on...

  • This time, it’s personal

    This time, it’s personal

    Marketing executives have an insatiable desire to get to know more about their potential customers. Big data analysis may be the answer to their requirements. In theory, every aspect of our lives can be quantified and measured. Big data deals with...

  • Boosting employability

    Boosting employability

    What role does continuous learning play in boosting employability? It’s a fact that today we are living in a world that is continuously changing and where the concept of a job for life no longer exists. Technology is rapidly evolving and therefore...

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