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  • Race to define the car of the future shifts into high gear

    Race to define the car of the future shifts into high gear

    Automakers and Silicon Valley upstarts are kicking their efforts to define the car of the future into a higher gear, even though many of the players disagree about what that car should be. The emerging autonomous vehicle technology sector is still...

  • 12m driverless cars to be on road by 2035

    Fully automated driverless cars could make up nearly 10 per cent of global vehicle sales, or about 12 million cars a year, by 2035, the Boston Consulting Group said. BCG said 44 per cent of US drivers it surveyed would consider buying a fully...

  • Wearable tech trending at CES

    Wearable tech trending at CES

    Smart clothing to monitor your vital signs, smartwatches to summon your car and a headset that talks to you as you exercise are just some of the examples of new wearable technology at CES this year. The technology trade show is happening this week...

  • Dogs get their own smart collars

    It is not just humans who are getting wearables at CES: a new smart collar for dogs has been unveiled so owners and pets can stay connected. The Scout5000 is from Motorola and video streaming developer Hubble and allows owners to track the...

  • Tech giants to unveil new products at annual event

    Tech giants to unveil new products at annual event

    Some of the world’s biggest technology brands will be unveiling new products at the world’s biggest consumer technology show which opened yesterday. The Las Vegas Convention Centre will see the technology agenda for 2015 set at the Consumer...

  • Samsung unveils 2015 products

    Samsung unveils 2015 products

    Samsung has shown its cards for 2015 by introducing a range of new products, including new ultra-high definition televisions called SUHD. The TVs will run at 4K resolution, which is four times higher than full HD, and were announced at the Korean...

  • Facebook founder begins new chapter

    Facebook founder begins new chapter

    Mark Zuckerberg wants to put a lot more ‘book’ into Facebook. The founder and CEO of the social media site announced on his page that he has vowed to read a book every other week in 2015, with an emphasis on learning about different beliefs,...

  • Company acquires voice recognition firm

    Facebook Inc acquired a company that makes voice recognition technology for wearable devices and internet-connected appliances, the latest sign of its ambition to extend its reach beyond computers and smartphones. Facebook said it acquired wit.ai...

  • ‘We downed game consoles’

    ‘We downed game consoles’

    Users of gaming consoles experienced log-in problems on Christmas Day as a hacking group claimed it was behind the trouble. Both Xbox and PlayStation said they were aware of users having difficulties logging in to use the online gaming...

  • Bedtime e-books‘may damage health’

    Bedtime e-books‘may damage health’

    Book lovers who enjoy relaxing with an e-book before going to sleep could be damaging their health, researchers have warned. A study on the impacts of reading light-emitting tablets or electronic reading devices in darkness before bedtime found...

  • Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

    Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

    Google Inc. is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up...

  • 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...

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