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  • The way is app

    The way is app

    The HP Slatebook 14 is an upcoming laptop from computer giant Hewlett Packard. We don’t know a great deal about it right now as HP has only just officially released it. The laptop has a 14-inch screen and runs the Android operating system. This is...

  • Nice shot

    The Fujifilm X-T1 is a pro quality digital camera system with a real retro look. Built for enthusiasts who prize quality and style, this DLSR-style camera is definitely one to consider. This camera has serious potential. It doesn’t hurt that it’s...

  • Fiddle on the roof

    The Afterlight app, formerly known as Afterglow, is an image editing iOS app. The app has been designed for those who love taking photos with their iPhone and then spending ages fiddling with effects, image quality and detail levels to get the...

  • Creating the digital citizen

    Creating the digital citizen

    Imagine a digitally enabled nation where citizens and businesses use technology in the day-to-day life by default. This is not simply the fodder of dreams, but the vision of Digital Malta, the national ICT strategy. Stephanie Fsadni learns how ICT...

  • Open for registration

    Open for registration

    O level and A level students have just received their results, meaning it is time for them to seriously decide on their next step. For those who wish to pursue higher education, there isn’t only one path to choose. Saint Martin’s Institute of...

  • Cybercrime bust frees 4.7 million infected PCs

    Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an internet-services firm last week. The world’s...

  • Web users side-stepping ruling

    Web users side-stepping ruling

    Landmark legislation which offered people the chance to have personal information removed from search engines is being side-stepped by tech-savvy internet users. The ‘right to be forgotten’ is based on the premise that outdated information about...

  • Facebook attacked for a ‘creepy’ experiment

    Facebook attacked for a ‘creepy’ experiment

    Facebook users have reacted angrily to a ‘creepy’ experiment carried out by the social network and two American universities to manipulate their emotions. The US technology giant secretly altered almost 700,000 users’ news feeds to study the...

  • Google sets its sights on TVs, cars and watches

    Google sets its sights on TVs, cars and watches

    Google Inc.’s Android software is coming to cars, televisions and watches this year, as the internet search giant races against Apple Inc. and other tech companies to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of internet-connected...

  • First search results are removed after EU ruling

    Google has begun removing some search results to comply with an EU ruling upholding citizens’ right to have objectionable personal information about them hidden in search engines. The so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ was upheld by Europe’s top...

  • Experts divided on smartphone

    Despite all the talk of a fully-fledged 3D display, the announcement by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos was much more restrained. Build quality and price rival that of Apple and Samsung, but industry experts were divided on the Fire Phone and how it...

  • Amazon unveils own Fire Phone

    Amazon unveils own Fire Phone

    Online retailer ventures into the smartphone market, hoping to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung Online retailer Amazon has unveiled its first smartphone, the Fire Phone. The new device was announced by the company’s CEO...

  • Fake take

    Once upon a time in Thailand, I walked into a market stall selling fake watches. Well, “walked” is a generous word – the stall was the size of a chihuahua’s second home and I had to Houdini-fy my body and bend my elbows at unnatural angles in...

  • A memorable hotel experience

    A memorable hotel experience

    Hotel owners and operators are optimistic about what is in store for 2014 as they are noting a sense of stability and certainty in the industry. Consensus from industry analysts and observers is that revenue will again see positive growth in...

  • The game is on

    The game is on

    What first inspired your interest in ICT and, specifically, gaming? I’ve always nursed a deep interest in innovation, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, search engine technologies and natural language processing. Computer science...

  • Meet the challenge

    Employing thousands of people worldwide, gaming is an industry that involves people with all sorts of skills: audio engineers, artists, designers and programmers. Lecturers at St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education recognised this growing...

  • Behind the till

    Behind the till

    How much do you know about point-of-sale systems? Not much, you might think. However, every time you pay with a debit or credit card, you experience a point-of-sale system. The moment after typing in your pin number and the transaction goes...

  • Selling online, in shops on the move

    Can you afford not to have a sales application that handles multiple channels and integrates with your accounting systems? The idea that a point-of-sale system is a glorified cash register is an old one, but is still often the first thing that...

  • Learning right out of the box

    For optimal learning, students need to be challenged at just the right level. Excessive challenges may cause anxiety while insufficient challenges may cause boredom. Whether at home or at school, the Lego Education packages provide versatile and...

  • A whole new game

    A whole new game

    Few new pieces of technology have raised the pulse of the gaming community quite like the Oculus Rift. Which explains why the Oculus Rift DK2 is such a hotly anticipated piece of kit. The Oculus Rift DK2 is the second iteration of this Kickstarter...

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