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  • Maltese internet content access is free-flowing – survey

    Maltese internet content access is free-flowing – survey

    A quarter of European internet users say they are prevented by their providers from watching videos, listening to music or using other applications of their choice, according to a new Eurobarometer survey of 28,000 citizens across the EU. But...

  • The future of wearable technology

    The future of wearable technology

    The future of wearable technology will see humans upgrade themselves using computers microscopic in size, according to an industry expert. David Evans, the chief futurist at network design multinational Cisco, told the Wearable Technology...

  • Fixed-line telephony not killed by mobile as yet

    Fixed-line telephony not killed by mobile as yet

    The latest key market indicators in the communications industry confirm the rise of the mobile device, the decline of fixed-line telephony communication, the noteworthy rise in the amount of parcel mail received from abroad, and the consistent...

  • University workshop on entrepreneurship

    University workshop on entrepreneurship

    How can your ICT idea be turned into an invoice? What are the emerging technologies in ICT? What ideas are close to market and which are the disruptive fundamental research concepts that are currently underway? For the sixth consecutive year, the...

  • Museum visits to become more fun

    Museum visits to become more fun

    An EU-funded project has come up with a mobile device app that makes a visit to a museum or historical site much more entertaining and interactive through augmented reality and geo-localisation technologies. A consortium of academic, industrial...

  • The influence of social media on purchases

    What is the role of social media on our purchasing decisions? A TripAdvisor survey conducted in December 2013 by PhoCusWright shows how users used TripAdvisor when it came to planning their trip. In fact, an astounding 83 per cent from the 12,225...

  • iPad generation shuns Office

    It may be one of Microsoft Corp.’s biggest squandered opportunities. Tired of waiting for Office to be optimised for their mobile gadgets, a growing contingent of younger companies is turning to cheaper, simpler and touch-friendly apps that can...

  • 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,...

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