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Technology

  • Virtual reality

    Virtual reality

    The Osmo app, created by Tangible Play, seeks to mix real life objects and play with gameplay. By using a stand and a unique reflective camera, Osmo allows children to play in a slightly more productive way than usual. Osmo is one of those apps...

  • Applying technology to improve business efficiency around us

    Nowadays technology can be found everywhere and in almost everything we use, from a simple gadget children play with to running the most sophisticated hospital equipment. It offers countless opportunities to maximise efficiency within business...

  • Unleash tablet power

    The internationally awarded cloud-based point-of-sale system called Vend is already used by over 10,000 retail stores worldwide. The POS is built to work with any size or type of retail business. It works on iPad, Mac or PC and connects to all the...

  • Knowledge and experience

    Exigy was recently appointed Key Solutions Provider for Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions in Malta. This status is a direct recognition of Exigy’s knowledge and experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM technology and rewards the company’s technical...

  • Robots to the rescue

    Robots to the rescue

    People are always keen to discover the latest advancements in technology and to identify whether these can improve their daily lives. An initiative that made headlines was the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, which paved the way for further development...

  • ‘Emotional’ robot unveiled

    ‘Emotional’ robot unveiled

    A Japanese technology firm has unveiled a robot designed for companionship which can decipher human emotions. Softbank, which has previously specialised in telecoms and internet, is entering the robotics business with its humanoid-on-wheels called...

  • Sun screens

    Sun screens

    Look outside your window. Do you see the sun and the clear blue sky? Can you feel the warmth of the sun caressing your skin as you inhale the fresh air that’s reminiscent of our beautiful Mediterranean sea? Yes, summer is just round the...

  • Google offers ‘right to forget’ form

    Google offers ‘right to forget’ form

    Google Inc. has launched a service through which European citizens can request that links to what they deem as objectionable material be taken off search results, the first step to comply with a court ruling affirming the ‘right to be...

  • Self-driving cars

    Self-driving cars

    Google is building a car without a steering wheel that will drive itself. The two-seater will not be sold publicly but Google said it hopes that, by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. The top speed will be 40 kilometres...

  • Skype to get ‘real-time’ translator

    Microsoft Corp. showed off a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls, the first time the world’s largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the US. Skype Translator, as it...

  • Spotify to ask users to re-enter passwords after cyberattack

    Music streaming service Spotify AB will ask some of its 40 million users to re-enter their passwords and upgrade their software in coming days after detecting unauthorised access to its internal systems and data. Chief technology officer Oskar...

  • Burning ambition

    It’s Sunday, so we’re all due for a bit of spiritual unbosoming. So, here goes: my name is (declare your name here) and every time I hear about someone being witch-hunted out of a public place for wearing a precious pair of Google Glass, I snigger.

  • Security concerns with outsourcing IT services

    Security concerns with outsourcing IT services

    The outsourcing of IT among businesses and organisations has become increasingly common. Companies have realised that establishing a solid framework and IT infrastructure is best left in the hands of the real experts so that they can focus more on...

  • Securing your web-enabled business applications

    IT complexity in today’s businesses has increased drastically and businesses no longer have one core system providing all the required business functions. It is not unusual for businesses to be using four or more business applications for their...

  • Brazilian fever...

    Brazilian fever...

    In a few weeks, the attention of football fans will be drawn to the land of Falcao, Socrates and Zico. However, my interest in Brazil started a bit earlier. Late in April of this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ratified the Marco Civil Da...

  • Know your weakest link

    Know your weakest link

    In the past decade, we have witnessed the increasing amount of data that can be heard, accessed, downloaded and captured through internet devices. However, such efficiency has come at the expense of security, since whatever is said or done online...

  • Where art and games collide

    Those with even the slightest background of digital gaming have probably heard of, if not played, massive game franchises like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. Popular games created by mainstream publishers like Ubisoft and EA...

  • Screen test

    Screen test

    The prospect of summer is fuelling our fitness resolve and we have hit the gym in an effort to burn off that unwanted flab and get ready for the beach. To further strengthen our resolve, the usual range of magical products have made an appearance,...

  • A worthy contender

    A worthy contender

    The Sony Xperia Z2 is the third iteration of Sony’s flagship Xperia series and this one is better than ever. It’s smarter, lighter, brighter and faster than its predecessors and it looks pretty good too. The Z2 has to deliver the goods if it is to...

  • This is personal

    This is personal

    Kinect Sports Rivals is part of the larger Kinect Sports series for the Xbox One. It builds on the legacy of Wii Sports and brings it firmly up to date. Some might not like having to kneel in front of a games console, but that’s what you need to...

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