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Technology

  • Google redesigns PC search results

    Google redesigns PC search results

    Web surfing through the internet’s main gateway now looks slightly different on personal computers, thanks to a few cosmetic changes to Google’s search engine. The tweaks to the way Google’s search results appear on desktop and laptop computers...

  • In denial

    A lot of things are way beyond my understanding. Not just complicated stuff, like the technology that fuels NASA’s next generation vehicle for space exploration, but even simpler matters, like how to wire a plug without blasting the whole...

  • Gaming innovation

    Gaming innovation

    Maltese gaming company Bit8 has achieved outstanding success after its participation at the ICE Totally Gaming event. In London, the company, whose main investors are considered among the top in the industry, was nominated in the top category as...

  • Chain reaction

    In a society which is growing accustomed to real time news consumption, it is becoming more locally popular to come across hyperlinks directing you from one news website or blog to another. Maltese journalists are not only relying more on linking...

  • Outsourcing IT without disrupting business continuity

    Given the huge importance of data, proper data management is the cornerstone of any modern business. However, not every organisation has the resources to develop an in-house IT solution that caters to its business needs. Outsourcing part or all of...

  • Be prepared

    Be prepared

    It’s a bit of a Waiting for Godot situation. Nothing ever happens here – no earthquakes shake the room, no floods intimidate our very existence, no terrorist attacks keep us locked in our homes, and no tsunami hovers on the horizon, threatening...

  • Clash of the titans

    Clash of the titans

    If you’re even a little interested in computer gaming you will have heard of Titanfall. This first-person shooter from Respawn Entertainment has guns and mechs and all the ingredients necessary for a great game. Best of all, it has...

  • Taking notes

    Taking notes

    One of the main features of a Radiohead song is that it allows your mind to wander. You can float along with the melody and follow the narrative in your mind or go your own way. It’s all part of a listener experience that has been given another...

  • Nokia Lumia Icon

    Nokia Lumia Icon

    There is a new Nokia Windows phone out that compares favourably with the Nokia Lumia 1520, which admittedly I loved. The Nokia Lumia Icon is a five-inch smartphone that uses a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor with an Adreno 330 and 2GB of RAM in support.

  • Look here

    Look here

    The Epson Moverio BT-200 is a piece of wearable technology that allows you to watch movies and play games while on the move. It’s the second generation of the technology and is much improved on its predecessor. You could be forgiven for thinking...

  • Reduce costs through leasing

    Companies could be struggling when choosing the best long-term strategy on how to manage their IT infrastructure. There is a common misconception that a company saves money if it were to delay the acquisition of newer technology. Evidence proves...

  • Gain competitive advantage

    Launched in 1994, ISL provides innovative and cost-effective software solutions that meet every business need. These solutions are currently used by business organisations in Malta as well as in North Africa and the Middle East. ISL’s flagship...

  • Reducing risk

    Reducing risk

    Some Maltese businesses think themselves immune to security threats and disasters. Does this argument hold water? Threats to a company’s critical business data present themselves in various forms, from data leaks, hardware and system failures,...

  • Business continuity explained

    How important is business continuity for businesses? It’s absolutely vital. Businesses are vulnerable to threats of all kinds, including fires, building damage, earthquakes, server thefts, system hacks, malware and viruses. Just one debilitating...

  • Mark Zuckerberg feels frustrated by US spying

    Mark Zuckerberg feels frustrated by US spying

    Ongoing strife between technology companies and US over surveillance could threaten cordial relationship between Silicon Valley and Obama Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has called US President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he...

  • Google goes Grand Canyon rafting

    Google goes Grand Canyon rafting

    Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience – the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 482 kilometres of whitewater rapids,...

  • Facebook spreads mood virally

    Facebook spreads mood virally

    Posting a positive status update on Facebook could help spread happiness among your friends, according to research. Analysis of more than a billion anonymised status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users has shown posting a positive...

  • Need a cab? There’s an app for that

    Need a cab? There’s an app for that

    Hailing a cab today has been made as easy as tapping on your smartphone. Local black cab service eCabs has made another step in its investment in the latest technology by launching an app that does the job in a simple yet effective way. The app,...

  • ‘Tech is too important to be left to men!’– European Commissioner

    ‘Tech is too important to be left to men!’– European Commissioner

    Europe’s digital economy and app sector are booming, but where are the women? This is the question posed by the European Commission in its celebration of International Women’s Day. The facts about women in the digital economy are quite dismal...

  • Developing a digital game in 48 hours

    Developing a digital game in 48 hours

    I was only intended to stay for the keynote speech at the Malta Global Game Jam, held for the first time in Malta at the Institute of Digital Games. But when I met acquaintances Anthony Demanuele and Neville Attard, they managed to persuade me to...

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