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  • Redesigned ‘like’ button is here

    Redesigned ‘like’ button is here

    Facebook’s ‘like’ button has got some new company. Facebook has been testing alternatives to ‘like’ in about a half-dozen countries. On Wednesday, the social network started making ‘haha’, ‘angry’ and three other responses available around the...

  • Things to know about the new emoticons

    What’s not to like? When a friend posts that his father has died, or a cousin gets frustrated with her morning commute, hitting ‘like’ might seem insensitive. Users have long requested a ‘dislike’ button, but that was deemed too negative and...

  • Changing spaces

    Changing spaces

    It was once considered as Facebook’s biggest rival. Since then, MySpace has fallen from tech grace and changed hands three times. MySpace’s latest owner is Time Inc, which acquired the company after buying ad tech firm Viant. Founded in 2003,...

  • The future of printing

    The future of printing

    Forestals has successfully delivered training to a group of 90 educators on the use of 3D printing machines. The training was part of the deployment of 3D printers in government secondary schools and was intended to give educators hands on...

  • This time, it’s personal

    This time, it’s personal

    Marketing executives have an insatiable desire to get to know more about their potential customers. Big data analysis may be the answer to their requirements. In theory, every aspect of our lives can be quantified and measured. Big data deals with...

  • Boosting employability

    Boosting employability

    What role does continuous learning play in boosting employability? It’s a fact that today we are living in a world that is continuously changing and where the concept of a job for life no longer exists. Technology is rapidly evolving and therefore...

  • Managed services: lifesaver or budget crusher?

    Managed services: lifesaver or budget crusher?

    Suppose you’re a manager in a firm. Some of your time is spent making strategic decisions for your team, delegating tasks and coordinating work between people. You might be called in to interview new recruits and give your thoughts about the...

  • An A for the C?

    An A for the C?

    The Google Pixel C is Google’s own take on the tablet. Branded separately from the Nexus line, this is an attempt to showcase what Android is capable of and to take the fight to both the Apple iPad Air 2 and Microsoft Surface. But does it do...

  • Over the top

    Over the top

    The Climb is German software developer Crytek’s first foray into games for the Oculus VR ecosystem. The game isn’t out yet, but along with the full release of Oculus, it won’t be long. While no date has been set, The Climb is widely expected to...

  • Investing in upgrading a company’s network infrastructure

    Investing in upgrading a company’s network infrastructure

    No matter their size, businesses depend heavily on a solid network infrastructure for their daily operations to proceed without disruption. A network infrastructure is the backbone of a company’s communications both internally and externally. It...

  • Facebook starts cracking down on extremist posts in Europe

    Facebook starts cracking down on extremist posts in Europe

    Facebook Inc. began a Europe-wide campaign to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of refugees. The US-based group launched its...

  • Twitter 10k? Twitterati say save it for War and Peace

    Twitter 10k? Twitterati say save it for War and Peace

    The global Twitterati set their sights on Twitter on Wednesday, widely decrying a reported plan by the microblogging site to blow out its length limit to as much as 10,000 characters. The plan, first reported by Re/code late on Tuesday, sparked...

  • New app alerts women to stop saying ‘sorry’ at work

    New app alerts women to stop saying ‘sorry’ at work

    Saying sorry might sound like good manners but a new app is helping women to stop apologising so often that they undermine their authority, particularly in the workplace. Just Not Sorry highlights each time a user types a key word or phrase such...

  • Sneak preview hints at the biggest trends at CES

    Sneak preview hints at the biggest trends at CES

    A press event ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) offered an early glimpse into what could be the biggest trends of the four-day event, which will attract around 170,000 people. A gaming chair for virtual reality and a four-wheeled robot...

  • An artificially intelligent butler

    An artificially intelligent butler

    Mark Zuckerberg wants to build an artificially intelligent assistant in 2016 to help run his home and assist him at work, the Facebook Inc. founder and chief executive said. Zuckerberg, who commits to a new personal challenge every year, revealed...

  • Facebook targets professionals

    Facebook targets professionals

    Facebook at Work, Facebook Inc’s professional version of its social network, is expected to launch in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said. The new service, geared towards workplace collaboration, is nearly...

  • 140 characters in search of character

    Once upon a recent morning, one of the British titles greeted me with the following headline: “Actor Frances Barber claims Uber driver said she was ‘disgustingly dressed’.” That sentence has so many wrongs that I had to read it twice. And that, at...

  • A new style of IT

    A new style of IT

    The growth of digital data and its impact on business was one of the topics discussed during an IT seminar organised by Forestals in collaboration with HP. The seminar, entitled ‘The new style of IT. Embrace IT’, was addressed by leading experts...

  • Thriving in the fast lane

    Thriving in the fast lane

    Malta always manages to spring a surprise. Even its geographic location is a bit of an exclamation mark, like the fortune cookie quote in the middle of two continental layers. And then there is the way in which it manages to send echoes which are...

  • The road ahead

    The road ahead

    A shared demand responsive transport service can alleviate traffic and provide alternative transport options, Prof. Maria Attard and Prof. Adrian Muscat say. Earlier this year, the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the...

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