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  • Makes a change

    Makes a change

    So the launch of the iOS 9 came and went without any major hiccups. The launch was smooth and the update had fewer bugs and needed much less fiddling with to get it working properly. In fact, I simply had to download and install. The best things...

  • In Spectre gadgets

    In Spectre gadgets

    As befits a spy thriller, everything about the new James Bond film, Spectre, is being kept under wraps. Such secrecy, of course, fuels speculation. There are indications, for instance, that Bond – played by Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as 007...

  • Microsoft ushers in new era of Windows 10 devices

    Microsoft ushers in new era of Windows 10 devices

    Microsoft Corp. unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices, taking advantage of powerful and versatile hardware to unlock new Windows 10 experiences. Showcasing the innovation possible with Windows 10, Microsoft also shared new details...

  • We have no choice but choice

    I just bought a pair of running shoes. Don’t let the suddenness of that statement genie-lamp you the illusion that this was some impulse buy. I actually took the time to decide whether I should opt for a rubber outsole heel or a cushioning system...

  • Fully serviced offices in a cost-effective hub

    Fully serviced offices in a cost-effective hub

    The Hub Workspace in San Gwann is a newly refurbished office block offering individual and shared offices for long-term and short-term rent. At The Hub you’ll find a stark difference to the traditional, clinical offices that we’re used to because...

  • Comet relief

    Comet relief

    The Space Mission: Comet 67P event was both entertaining and educational. It also asked questions about where we came from, Jackson Said from the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy, says. Many think that space research is something that...

  • Gaining insight

    Gaining insight

    One year after its launch, Hotjar is already being used by more than 50,000 organisations, who use the tool to know their users better. David Darmanin, founder and CEO of Hotjar, explains what a start-up needs to get it right. After working as a...

  • Local start-up to launch crowdfunding campaign

    Local start-up to launch crowdfunding campaign

    “What if you could get your money back on anything,” Lewis Holland once asked his colleagues. What followed was a discussion that led to the launch of Discountif, an innovative way to shop online and get money back on your purchases. Buy a product...

  • In need of a signal

    In need of a signal

    The current refugee crisis is witnessing the emergence of a new phenomenon: the iRefugee, the iAsylum seeker, the iMigrant. Like water, food and shelter, information has become an essential resource for many refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

  • In search of the future

    In search of the future

    For many, Google is just a search engine, a tool which gives you access to knowledge and information. That’s how it started out close to two decades ago, as a research idea by two PhD students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who first began...

  • CAIP 2015 held in Malta

    CAIP 2015 held in Malta

    The historical Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta was chosen as the venue for the 16th edition of the CAIP 2015 conference. Over 135 participants from universities all around the world travelled to Malta specifically for this biennial...

  • A solid performance

    A solid performance

    One advantage of the fast pace of mobile phone development is that the trickle-down effect doesn’t take long to reach the rest of the market. Innovations and features seen on premium phones one year will reach the mid-range the next and budget...

  • Mind your second language

    Mind your second language

    Duolingo is a language app that has so far been exceptionally successful in getting more native English speakers to take up a second language. It is simple, effective and best of all, free. The result of a project by Carnegie Mellon University in...

  • Getting personal

    Getting personal

    Companies implementing a bring your own device policy are perceived as innovative. However, do the risks outweigh the benefits, Ian Vella asks. Many ICT departments, especially ones on a low budget, find it difficult to keep up with the latest...

  • A clever bag of tools

    A clever bag of tools

    Whether you’re a fresher or have started your final year countdown to graduation, these gadgets will help you make the most of your university experience. As the saying goes, a good workman never blames his tools. And that applies to everyone,...

  • Instagram snaps up 400 million worldwide users

    Instagram snaps up 400 million worldwide users

    Photo-sharing app Instagram has seen 100 million users sign up within nine months, taking it to 400 million worldwide. The San Francisco-based firm, bought by Facebook in 2012 for $1 billion, said in a blog post it was “thrilled” by the...

  • Sony and Samsung to reveal new phones and smartwatches

    New phones and smartwatches from the likes of Sony and Samsung will be introduced at the IFA technology show when it opens in Berlin this week. The technology convention opens to the public at the weekend, but before then some of the biggest brand...

  • The daily wail

    In his book The Internet Is Not The Answer (Atlantic Books, 2015), Andrew Keen says that Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, and the company’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have six planes at their disposal. One of them, strangely enough,...

  • Full charge ahead

    Full charge ahead

    When, back in 2003, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk said that he would prove that electric cars could provide instant torque, incredible power and zero emissions, almost everyone thought that the South African born inventor and investor had...

  • Transforming data to knowledge

    Transforming data to knowledge

    Ensuring that consumers continue to receive a reliable water supply and that their waste water is efficiently conveyed to sewage treatment plants, irrespective of population and tourism increases and other seasonally adjusted demands, requires a...

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