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  • It’s all very British

    As the June 23 Brexit referendum looms over the future of Britain in the EU, the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps keep trading blows – metaphorical, of course – in a bid to convince Britons to stay or leave the EU. A German woman has launched her own...

  • Clearing the air

    Clearing the air

    We live in a world where even the most mundane objects around us can generate data and communicate it to other objects over the internet. From kitchen appliances and car radios to wearable tech, every smart device you own is continuously pumping...

  • Technological anxiety

    Technological anxiety

    Greater and faster technological innovation fosters concerns about loss of employment and social exclusion. But how realistic are these concerns Marc Kosciejew asks. As technologies change, old and new anxieties rise. When technological changes...

  • Choosing the right IT solution partner

    Choosing the right IT solution partner

    Businesses, regardless of their size, require IT support in some capacity. Rather than be a constant cause of concern to business owners, the IT component of any business should ensure that operational capacities are maximised. This is why...

  • Nice shot

    Nice shot

    The new DxO One camera seeks to enable an iPhone or iPad to take good quality digital images. The DxO One camera is a 20MP camera that plugs neatly into the lighting connector. With a compact size, low weight and decent hardware, it can take some...

  • If you’re staying home

    If you’re staying home

    The Samsung SmartThings suite brings cutting-edge automation to any home for very little money. It heralds the beginning of affordable internet of things and does a very good job of introducing you to just how smart any home can be. The suite is...

  • One for the retro fans

    One for the retro fans

    If you’re feeling a little sense of déjà vu when looking at the iPhone SE, you’re not alone. Essentially, it’s a blast from the past with new internals and a smaller form factor. But is it enough to warrant the premium price? If any other...

  • It’s a hit, man

    It’s a hit, man

    The latest instalment in the Hitman series of games is a little different and mostly in a good way. While Agent 47 may be at the height of his powers and the game at the height of its quality, the episodic nature of Hitman 2016 is not winning many...

  • Locking the unlocking

    Locking the unlocking

    The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone to get data has sole legal ownership of the method, making it highly unlikely the technique will be disclosed by the government to Apple or any other entity, Obama...

  • 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...

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