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Technology

  • Living in a box

    Living in a box

    Have you ever kept a box you would have just unpacked just in case you might need it? Fast-forward a few years and you discover a whole collection of empty boxes cluttering up your living space. If you’re pleading guilty right now, you’re not...

  • Are your children browsing safely?

    Are your children browsing safely?

    Tablets, smart phones and anything technological have taken over our lives. How often do you sit at a restaurant and marvel at the lack of communication at a table due to children tapping away on a tablet or smart phone? True, it’s easier for many...

  • Google demands more security

    Google demands more security

    Internet giant Google has called for websites to do more to protect user data on the web, and has revealed that it will start to promote sites that are actively trying to increase security. In a post on the company’s official blog, the search...

  • Giving digital life to toys

    Giving digital life to toys

    Those ubiquitous Angry Birds flew from the mobile screen to the toy store, hooked up with Hollywood, and are headed back to the digital world thanks to the telepod. That is toymaker Hasbro Inc.’s answer to merging the physical and digital worlds...

  • Low-level gamers ‘better adjusted’

    Low-level gamers ‘better adjusted’

    Playing video games for less than an hour a day can lead to children becoming better adjusted, a study has found. The research, carried out by Oxford University, found that young people who indulged in a little video game-playing were associated...

  • The life and debt of Piggy Mc’Cool

    The credit card statement hit the doormat with the stealth and gel-sleazed hair attitude of Richie Aprile. Now, there are two things which I need to make clear about this introduction. First of all, I don’t have a doormat. But what should I have...

  • Don’t call on me

    Don’t call on me

    This year, the estimated number of active mobile phones stands at 7.4bn. The world’s population currently amounts to 7.1bn. You do the maths. Well, it’s Sunday morning, so don’t. And anyway, you don’t need to ruffle your mental feathers with...

  • Don’t you forget about me

    Don’t you forget about me

    Alandmark judgement by the European Court of Justice on May 13, 2014 ruled that ordinary citizens have the right to request the removal of links about them from Google’s search results because the lapse of time from the original publication of the...

  • Snap happy

    Snap happy

    The beauty of photography is the ever-changing nature of one’s work. However, there will always be those shots which will be constant favourites, at least until the next shot. What is the backstage to these photographers’ favourite shots,asks...

  • First person narrative

    First person narrative

    To make a first person shooter appealing to the modern gamer is much more difficult than you might imagine. And that’s because it’s not all about visuals, guns or meaty explosions: rather, it’s about fun. That fun factor is missing from many...

  • 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...

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