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  • Mind-reading car tested

    Mind-reading car tested

    Hi-tech systems to monitor a car driver’s stress, fatigue and concentration levels are being tested by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The company wants to see if a car can effectively read the brainwaves that indicate if a driver is beginning to...

  • BlackBerry to turn to Android

    BlackBerry to turn to Android

    BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.’s Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources familiar with the...

  • Apple unveils long-awaited music-streaming service

    Apple unveils long-awaited music-streaming service

    Apple has unveiled its long-awaited music-streaming service to rival the likes of Spotify and Deezer, as it announced its mobile payment system will arrive in the UK next month. The technology giant said the new app, Apple Music, which was built...

  • This is not the end

    Don’t leave things unfinished, my mum used to tell me. And then, when she would realise that I wasn’t really listening because my sense of smell, sight and touch were in the fridge, she would take the ice cream from my hands and tell me that I...

  • Experience the internet of the future

    Experience the internet of the future

    Following the recent announcement of a €50 million plus investment in fibre-to-the-home internet, GO is inviting the public to experience the superfast internet world of the future, including the opportunity to try out the much talked about Oculus...

  • Take me away

    Take me away

    When we were kids, we would watch a magician make a woman float in air and we would be left in awe, wondering how he had done it. Fast-forward to today and you can work that magic yourself with your camera and a little Adobe Photoshop editing. The...

  • Monitoring your safety

    John Camilleri (fictional name) was abroad on holiday when he received a phone call from his neighbour telling him that his house’s alarm went off. Yet he couldn’t do anything about it as he had no one who could go and check. Luckily, upon his...

  • The fight against cybercrime

    The fight against cybercrime

    What are cybercrime and digital forensics? Cybercrime is the virtual activity of a criminal using ICT related technologies. This can include online fraud, denial of service, hacking, cyber terrorism, social engineering, cyber bullying, creation...

  • Let us entertain you

    Let us entertain you

    Entertainment and communications are the two primary movers in technology. How have these elements, in recent years, changed the way we work and play? In recent years we have experienced a communications revolution. Nowadays, we are connected all...

  • Putting out the fire

    Putting out the fire

    Will Twitter’s latest announcements to sever all ties with third party service providers and start licensing fire hose data directly itself to customers benefit your privacy, asks Antonio Ghio. A few days ago Twitter announced a bold move which...

  • Learning curve

    Learning curve

    The LG G4 is the flagship successor to last year’s LG G3 and comes equipped with a few new improvements. From what I have seen, the internals are far better than the chassis but it’s still a solid phone. The LG G4 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808...

  • Take your time

    Take your time

    The Hipstamatic DSPO iOS app is a social photo app that allows you to share images, but with a neat twist. Let’s be honest, it needs a twist to get noticed in a crowded photo app market. Hipstamatic DSPO builds on the disposable camera theme that...

  • A new old favourite

    A new old favourite

    Mortal Kombat X is the newest instalment of one of the most established fighting game franchises still in operation. The Mortal Kombat series has been running for a couple of decades and each game has built upon the lore, mechanics and affection...

  • Ripe for trading

    Ripe for trading

    Summer is the perfect showcase for tomatoes. Red, ripe and juicy, tomatoes add plenty of taste to any recipe. And they are so diverse: fresh and zingy in a salad, full and flavourful when dried by the sun, dark and simmering in a pasta sauce. No...

  • A view of the world

    A view of the world

    When choosing a travel destination, do you consider photography opportunities? Therese Debono: I do factor in the possibility of photography opportunities. However I believe that opportunities are everywhere. You just have to be receptive enough...

  • As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

    As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

    Forget ‘wearables’, and even ‘hearables’. The next big thing in mobile devices: ‘disappearables’. Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components...

  • Microsoft opens its door to Android, Apple phone apps

    Microsoft opens its door to Android, Apple phone apps

    Microsoft Corp. is making it easier for apps written for rival Google Inc.’s Android and Apple Inc.’s iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company’s operating systems chief said on...

  • Tattoos irk inked Apple Watch wearers

    Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc.’s first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos. Owners of Apple Watch – including this reporter, who bought a 42mm version with...

  • Online addicts may engage in cyberstalking

    Online addicts may engage in cyberstalking

    Cyberstalking behaviour can be linked to people suffering an online addiction, who increasingly lose touch with the real world because they are tapped into social networks and websites, experts warned. People spending a lot of time on their...

  • Set the difficulty level to high

    You know how it is. You spend the best part of a year planning your holiday in all its minutest, what-is-the-tipping-etiquette detail, daily tweaking the itinerary with currency-conversion precision. And then when you get there, you’re so out of...

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