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  • Facebook posts fake news after replacing humans with algorithms

    Facebook posts fake news after replacing humans with algorithms

    Facebook's decision to replace trending news editors with algorithms is backfiring spectacularly, with the automated system posting a fake news story and links to a video of a man masturbating with a McDonald's sandwich. The social media giant...

  • It’s game on

    It’s game on

    The names Squirtle, Jigglypuff and Charizard sound silly – but they’re not. Or, in some ways, they are, because they are generating a silly amount of money for developers Niantic. Pokémon Go’s premise is pretty simple. The game layers...

  • Malta’s attractiveness as a relocation hub

    Malta’s attractiveness as a relocation hub

    Malta currently enjoys significant attractiveness among companies and employees wishing to operate from our shores. The years of strategic initiatives adopted by private and public entities are bearing fruit. Last year, Malta registered a 6.3 per...

  • A timely update

    A timely update

    Apple has described iOS10 as “our biggest release yet”. Beyond the publicity value of this statement, is it a correct one to make? Apple’s iOS10 update for iPhone and iPad will be launched in September, probably coinciding with the launch of the...

  • A phone of note

    A phone of note

    A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal reviewed the Galaxy Note 7 and made some bold statements indeed. The first was that the displays on the Note 7, S7 Edge and S7 are “stunning”. The reviewer then said that Samsung’s “Amoled screens blow any...

  • To infinity and well beyond

    To infinity and well beyond

    Just imagine a game where no one is a winner or a loser, where you get to travel to more than 18 quintillion planets, where you are unlikely to meet any other players, and where the self-generating environment will take you four billion years to...

  • WhatsApp wants to share your phone number with Facebook

    WhatsApp wants to share your phone number with Facebook

    Two and a half years after being acquired by Facebook, private messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it wants to share your phone number with the world's biggest social media network.  When the buyout was announced in 2014, WhatsApp founder...

  • Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with video calling app

    Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with video calling app

    Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google launched Google Duo today, pitting it directly against Apple Inc's FaceTime, which allows video calls only between...

  • New spyware targeting Russia, Iran, China discovered

    New spyware targeting Russia, Iran, China discovered

    A previously unknown hacking group variously dubbed "Strider" or "ProjectSauron" has carried out cyber-espionage attacks against select targets in Russia, China, Iran, Sweden, Belgium and Rwanda, security researchers said on Monday. The group,...

  • You might soon be 3D-printing your dinner

    You might soon be 3D-printing your dinner

    Having fresh food at home without cooking it might soon be possible thanks to a machine that 3D-prints finished meals. The new appliance, that soon might be a staple on kitchen countertops, will revolutionise the way we see food and prepare it,...

  • GO doubles data capacity of international submarine cables

    GO doubles data capacity of international submarine cables

    GO has doubled the data capacity of its international submarine cables following a major upgrade, the company announced today. The upgrade means that the company’s submarine cables now carry twice the quantity of optical wavelengths that they did...

  • Enter: entrepreneurs

    Enter: entrepreneurs

    The buzz surrounding tech start-ups is often associated with big hubs like London and Berlin. Yet Zest, held on June 27 and 28, led by the Malta Communications Authority, exposed the extent of activity in Malta. The event also highlighted the...

  • Empowering people

    Empowering people

    We are experiencing a major transformation in the way people and businesses relate to technology, Microsoft Malta country manager Panayiotis Ioannou says. Microsoft Malta was recently awarded as one of Malta’s Best Employers Award by Business...

  • Learn by wire

    Learn by wire

    Education is being increasingly technologised. Educational technology, or so-called ed-tech, is gaining considerable prominence in schools. Educators and educational institutions are employing information communication technologies and the...

  • Intelligent cities

    Intelligent cities

    The internet of things, known as IoT for short, might not presently be a household term. Yet, despite how initially confusing the term might be, IoT is one of the hottest technological topics at present, and is sure to characterise the development...

  • The fight against fraud

    The fight against fraud

    Nowadays, most financial transactions, as well as fraud, are conducted online. Researchers are developing sophisticated logic to identify suspicious online activity. “I hope he doesn’t take too long,” you grumble as you wait at the ATM behind a...

  • The rise of the fall

    The rise of the fall

    Ahead of its release this October, there is already plenty of noise about Titanfall 2, in part fuelled by the behind-the-scenes video series which show the nitty gritty of Respawn’s development process. In these videos, there are plenty of hints...

  • Listen to this

    Listen to this

    The Sonos Play 5 is a multi-room speaker system that allows you to stream audio from various web sources or from local storage, using a single app. The Play 5 can hook up with pretty much anything, including Deezer, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google...

  • The bright side

    The bright side

    The first thing that you notice about the Wiko Fever phone is its unique and unexpected glow in the dark effect. But that’s only the more apparent element because behind the metal contours of the case and soft touch leather-effect back cover is a...

  • Visa Travel Tools app to make holidays a breeze

    Visa Travel Tools app to make holidays a breeze

    Whether you are travelling on business or taking a well-deserved break, there are a number of ways that can make your travels more secure, hassle free and enjoyable. You should make sure that you follow these steps before going abroad, during your...

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