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'Project Malta': Alphabet's plans to store renewable energy using salt

'Project Malta': Alphabet's plans to store renewable energy using salt

Researchers working at the 'moonshot' lab of Google's parent company Alphabet want to store renewable energy using salt - and they've codenamed the plans 'Malta'. Project 'Malta' seeks to solve the problem of how to store renewable energy to use when electricity demand spikes, rather than having to use it the moment it is generated.  The brilliant minds...

  • GO has fastest mobile network - Ookla

    GO has fastest mobile network - Ookla

    GO has once again been confirmed as the fastest mobile network in Malta and Gozo, this time based on the experience of consumers themselves. Ookla, the company behind the widely used Speedtest app, awarded GO its "Speedtest Awards Winner 2017 -...

  • New free Wi-Fi access scheme approved by European Parliament

    New free Wi-Fi access scheme approved by European Parliament

    People will be soon be able to have free access to local Wi-Fi points in the EU. The resolution for the so-called WiFi4EU scheme was approved by the European Parliament with 582 votes to 98 against, with nine abstentions. EU funds will be used in...

  • Blockchain for business

    Blockchain for business

    Trust is fundamental to business. However maintaining trust in this global economy which is extremely digital is expensive, time consuming and mostly inefficient. Businesses are now turning to blockchain to fill in the trust gap and provide a...

  • Mutual funds mark down investments in Uber by as much as 15 per cent

    Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc by as much as 15 per cent following a scandal-ridden year for the ride-hailing company. Uber has suffered a series of setbacks in recent months, including a...

  • What is the ideal IT system for retailers?

    What is the ideal IT system for retailers?

    Choosing the ideal system depends on the size and complexity of the retail organisation in question. In Malta, there are many small retail outlets, often run by just one owner, or supported by family members. So the complexity of the business is...

  • Cartoon life

    Cartoon life

    From doodling on textbooks to landing a job at Cartoon Network, what inspires Daniela Attard is a constant itch to draw, says Melanie Bonnici Bennett. It is normal to dream about remaining young at heart. One way of achieving that is landing a...

  • Protect your NAS against the next blackout

    Protect your NAS against the next blackout

    Be it at home or in the office, NAS systems are designed to work continuously and around the clock. Whether you are using your NAS as a centralised data storage system, as a private cloud or as a backup solution, a sudden power failure can have...

  • A threat to the real and virtual world

    A threat to the real and  virtual world

    Nuclear warfare is not the only threat North Korea poses – despite its global isolation, the country’s hostile digital capabilities give it a global reach, Marc Kosciejew says. Throughout this summer, North Korea and the United States have been...

  • Counting the money

    Counting the money

    Interest in Bitcoin has surged in recent months, mostly due to the fact that this virtual currency is reaching new heights and its value has increased by 400 per cent in just a few months. It has also created new young millionaires and what...

  • Kindred Group commissions research into responsible gambling

    Kindred Group commissions research into responsible gambling

    Two of the world’s leading responsible gambling researchers have been tasked with looking into gambling practices using anonymised customer data from Kindred Group. Kindred Group (formerly Unibet Group) is looking for insight into player profiles...

  • How Maltese companies can benefit from digital transformation

    How Maltese companies can benefit from digital transformation

    Today speed is more important than ever. How fast a company can innovate, bring new products to markets and acquire new customers defines not only its success but its very existence. This is especially important for such a small country like...

  • Entrepreneurial rhythms in an island state

    Entrepreneurial rhythms in an island state

    Malta has built an enviable position on the world stage when it comes to making the most out of very high-yielding and technical niches. Two such niches where we truly are leaving our mark and are indeed considered world leaders are online gaming...

  • Ransomware taking digital data hostage

    Ransomware taking digital data hostage

    Digital data from around the world is being taken hostage. The data is freed only if victims pay ransoms. Taking digital data hostage is one of the most common and worrisome trends in the dark virtual world of cybercrime. In May and June of this...

  • Focusing on core business

    Focusing on core business

    You’re just starting out your business or are in the process of expanding it, when you’re hit with an age-old conundrum: how should your resources be prioritised to ensure optimal business growth? You can invest in the profit-generating part of...

  • Filing intelligently

    Filing intelligently

    If you want to process your documents efficiently and effectively, automatic document management is the answer, says Neville Lia, senior software specialist at SG Solutions. As the years roll on, one cannot help but notice how much technology has...

  • In the jungle

    In the jungle

    PlayStation is slowly adding non-game offerings for its PSVR headset. One of the latest releases is Virry VR, an app that tries to bridge the difference between the cost of a flight to Kenya and your current budget. Of course, nothing beats the...

  • Good shot but misses

    Good shot but misses

    The launch of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was a bit of a struggle. Hampered by various technical hitches, a massive five-minute load time and the absence of its planned multiplayer portion, it took various patches to make the game playable. Still, the...

  • New Eunoia consolidation tool simplifies group accounting

    New Eunoia consolidation tool simplifies group accounting

    Eunoia, the business analytics company, is to unveil CFour, a comprehensive financial consolidation tool designed to significantly facilitate subsidiary and group accounting through automation in Malta in September, according to Eunoia General...

  • On call

    On call

    First things first: the Samsung Galaxy 8 is one of the most beautiful phones around, with a 5.8-inch curved screen that is simply fantastic, offset by the three available slick colours: orchid grey, arctic silver and midnight black. This makes the...

  • Two new direct to garment printers launched

    Two new direct to garment printers launched

    Ricoh continues to drive the opportunities and flexibility of its customers through the launch of two new Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 direct to garment (DTG) printers. The highly productive Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 systems enable print providers to...

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