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Technology

  • Music, video driving use of 4G mobile

    Music, video driving use of 4G mobile

    Higher-quality music and video consumption on mobile devices is driving the popularity of new 4G capability provided locally by Vodafone. 4G, based on the LTE standard, is the next generation mobile communication technology promising high speeds...

  • Seeing galaxies far away thanks to software

    The first image that comes to mind at the mention of radio astronomy is a desert landscape with large dishes pointed towards the sky ‘listening’ for any celestial signals of interest. The new generation of radio telescopes that are currently being...

  • University helps ideas take off in the real business world

    University helps ideas take off in the real business world

    The University of Malta’s Take Off business incubator was launched a few weeks ago with the promise of providing a development space to start-ups and help innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs to create thriving technology and knowledge-based...

  • Are tablets the future for education?

    Are tablets the future for education?

    We represent the first cohort of people whose modus vivendi has been jolted by the quantum leap in digital technology. The advent and popularisation of the worldwide web and related technologies have disrupted the ways we used to go about our...

  • Company briefs

    Paola-based FIN has introduced a smart device that integrates the functions of a programmable logic control (PLC) and a human machine interface in a portable, heavy-duty housing. Named iControl, the device has industrial as well as teaching...

  • Malta is not considered a top European ICT hotspot

    Malta is not considered a top European ICT hotspot

    Malta is nowhere near the top of the list of the most active and successful ICT hotspots in the EU. Munich, London, Paris or smaller cities such as Darmstadt are identified as a hive of tech activity in a new EU report and so-called atlas of ICT...

  • British Pathé footage on YouTube

    British Pathé footage on YouTube

    Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films to YouTube, making rare 20th century videos available to the public. History enthusiasts will now be able to watch footage of everything from the coronation...

  • The old importance of tinkering

    The old importance of tinkering

    Our current education system leaves very little time for thinking and learning through experience. We instill that success is only something that is measured by summative assessments, by certificates achieved and doing well in tests. The reality...

  • Company briefs

    Microsoft Malta and AIESEC invite youths aged 18 to 24 years to attend the Youth-Spark Live Event on April 29 at the Microsoft Innovation Centre at Skyparks. This event is being organised by Microsoft together with AIESEC and other partners to...

  • Back in time

    In Christine Spiteri’s interview with 71-year-old Lewis Spiteri, there’s a statement which, like a piece of discarded chewing gum, looks innocuous but will stick to the sole of your shoes for at least a couple of miles. Reminiscing about the...

  • Look here

    Look here

    Since the advent of the personal computer, we have been accustomed to the keyboard and mouse as the conventional input peripherals by which we control our devices. However, recent years have seen the development and deployment of a new technology...

  • Farewell data retention

    Farewell data retention

    By declaring the Data Retention Directive invalid, the European Court of Justice has shifted the balance between the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and the rights of the State to process personal data, says Antonio Ghio. Never did...

  • Catch it if you can

    Catch it if you can

    High-speed internet is shaping the way new information and communications technologies are changing the way companies do business, transforming public service delivery and empowering innovation. Internet has become as important as electricity,...

  • Driving innovation at the workplace

    Driving innovation at the workplace

    There is an evolving interaction between computer technology and the architecture profession. Today’s architects and engineers handle large amounts of data. This makes it increasingly vital for any architectural practice to operate efficient IT...

  • Do you need to change your password?

    Millions of people are being urged to change all their online passwords after a bug was discovered which enables hackers to steal information that is presumed to be protected by encryption on secure internet sites. The Heartbleed bug, as it is now...

  • A fantastic opportunity

    A fantastic opportunity

    Following the success of the Cisco Netriders 2013 edition where ICE Malta student Ryan Chetcuti competed against 40,000 students and placed first in Europe and fourth in the world, the institute has confirmed that ICE Malta has been selected to be...

  • Touch this screen

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to an eager crowd waiting for news of the new flagship Android phone. They weren’t disappointed. While not containing anything new technology-wise, the S5 is still an...

  • An interesting case...

    It’s not very often that I get to review a simple phone case. But the Wello case for iPhone is far from simple and can enhance your phone with great health monitoring features. This innovative case has inbuilt sensors that can give you a picture...

  • Plenty of potential

    Plenty of potential

    Google’s Chromecast is a small dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your television to stream media from the internet to the living room screen using your smartphone, tablet or computer as a remote. The tiny stick requires a connection to your...

  • Keeping up

    Keeping up

    Elderly people and technology don’t flock together. They move at different speeds. And yet, Lewis Spiteri, father of three and grandfather of seven, has managed to adopt the latest technology. Perhaps it’s his capacity to be curious and critical...

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