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Technology

  • Cybercrime and punishment

    Cybercrime and punishment

    Technological developments and the myriad of increased cyber attacks reported in the last few years have led European legislators to publish a new directive focusing on attacks against information systems. Published in August last year, the new...

  • It’s all child’s play

    It’s all child’s play

    My friend’s son Billy is two-and-a-half years old. He is familiar with the YouTube app on his dad’s smartphone and knows that it is a source of cartoons. Once his dad renders a search, he can scroll through similar videos on his own and chooses...

  • Learning in the 21st century

    Technology is a game-changer. Educational professionals who choose to resist deploying educational technology will simply be left behind by those who will achieve far superior results. Those who think they can do perfectly well without it will...

  • To the power of two

    To the power of two

    Motorola has been busy these past couple of months and has released a premium handset dubbed the Moto X and a budget handset, the Moto G. The two Android phones are aimed at different markets and are a result of the recent collaboration with...

  • Fast bird

    Love it or hate it, Flash is still a big part of the web. It is not natively supported on mobile, though – Adobe, Chrome and Firefox don’t support it and neither do Android or iOS. That’s where the server-based Puffin web browser comes in. To...

  • Shopping made easy

    Shopping made easy

    You would be forgiven for never having heard of Apple iBeacon. It was released along with iOS 7 last year, but only warranted a single mention in the keynote speech and news coverage afterwards. So what is it and why should we care? Essentially,...

  • Finding the light solution

    Finding the light solution

    We’ve all been there. A deadline is holding its gun against our sweating neck like a sharp-suited swag straight out of a Raymond Chandler novella. We hang our head, brew another cuppa and brace ourselves for a long, solitary night, occasionally...

  • Protect children and report illegal content today

    The Childwebalert Hotline is a service within Aġenzija Appoġġ which provides an online reporting system where the public can report, in a confidential and secure manner, websites which host child sexual abuse material. Your report will help...

  • When hacking is fun, useful and perfectly legal

    When hacking is fun, useful and perfectly legal

    Here in Malta we have come to associate the word ‘hacker’ with someone who tries to access computers and computer networks without authorisation for a dishonest purpose. However, the term ‘hacker’ or the act of ‘hacking’ originally had a positive...

  • Internet of Everything good for govts and citizens

    Internet of Everything good for govts and citizens

    The Internet of Everything (IoE) could generate $4.6 trillion in value for public sector organisations over the next decade, according to a new study just released by Cisco. IoE can help governments create value by saving money, improving employee...

  • Preparing our children for tomorrow’s jobs

    How should we prepare our children for the future? What will our children be doing in the future? I am a bit sceptical of humans’ ability to predict the future. A good example of where it went wrong was John Maynard Keynes’s suggestion in 1930...

  • Google avoids fine with EU deal

    Google avoids fine with EU deal

    Google agreed to make concessions on how it displays competitors’ links on its website in a deal with the EU regulator that ended a three-year antitrust probe and avoided a fine. The agreement means the world’s dominant search engine has avoided a...

  • iMovo announces new partnership with Tableau

    iMovo, a local business intelligence and customer experience management company, has just announced a new partnership with Tableau Software, a leading global business intelligence and analytics software vendor. Tableau Software allows users to...

  • IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer

    IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer

    IBM began rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa, saying it would help to address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and e-commerce research. The world’s biggest...

  • Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic

    Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic

    Microsoft Corp. is betting a mix of old and young blood will revive the ageing technology pioneer, but new chief executive officer Satya Nadella may find it tough to push change with co-founder Bill Gates and former CEO Steve Ballmer breathing...

  • First electronic computer truly colossal

    First electronic computer truly colossal

    Codebreaking veterans and their families yesterday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world’s first electronic computer. Seven decades ago, the code-breaking Colossus Mark I attacked its first message written in the complex code used by Hitler...

  • 77% of jobs in the next 10 years will require IT skills

    77% of jobs in the next 10 years will require IT skills

    “Up to a decade ago, Microsoft’s objective was to help bridge the digital divide. Today, our focus is to bridge the gap between education and employability. Half of today’s jobs require a certain degree of IT skill and experts predict this...

  • Latest educational technology on show in London

    Latest educational technology on show in London

    The latest trends in mobile learning, social media in education, interactive learning, e-learning, the flipped classroom, technology for special education needs and the latest technology used in teaching and learning were all on show at this...

  • Apple’s iBooks and iTunes U Course Manager in Malta

    Apple’s iBooks and iTunes U Course Manager in Malta

    Apple’s iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager are now available in many more countries across the world, including Malta. iBooks Textbooks brings interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries while iTunes U Course Manager is...

  • Malta to join three-day international hackaton

    Maltese software enthusiasts are being invited to join Geeklist #Hack4good 0.5, a 48-hour international hackaton on February 7-9 in over 40 cities worldwide with over 5,000 of the world’s top developers and designers coming together to make the...

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