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Technology

  • 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...

  • 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...

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