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  • Major technology event this weekend

    Major technology event this weekend

    With the sixth edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad just round the corner, National Education Officer James Catania tells Iggy Fenech all about producing Malta’s main technology event. The fact that Malta has no natural resources – bar the sun...

  • Facebook turns to AI to identify suicide risks

    Facebook turns to AI to identify suicide risks

    Facebook has started using a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to identify users showing warning signs of suicide. The AI has been trained to spot status updates and subsequent comments that could indicate someone was at risk. The algorithm...

  • Nokia goes back to the future with €49 phone

    Nokia goes back to the future with €49 phone

    Nokia's newly revitalised phone business has gone back to the future with a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world's most popular device in the year 2000. The new model has bigger screens and is priced at just...

  • Twitter to make it easier for users to mute offensive content

    Twitter to make it easier for users to mute offensive content

    Twitter is to add new safety features which it says will make it easier to mute offensive content and users on the social media site. The social network has announced users will now be able to mute directly from their home timeline and set a...

  • Helping publishers find malicious comments online

    Helping publishers find malicious comments online

    Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them...

  • The tech queen’s silicon jubilee

    The tech queen’s silicon jubilee

    As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her sapphire jubilee, Marc Kosciejew remembers how she has reigned over the major technological changes of the information age. On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her sapphire jubilee, firmly establishing...

  • The fourth revolution

    The fourth revolution

    The internet and information communication technologies are changing major aspects of our lives and world. They are affecting and disrupting many existing and diverse models of government and business, not to mention personal experiences and...

  • Our kind of town

    Our kind of town

    Ir-Raħal Tagħna is a new app which aims to bring people closer to local government, Nikita Kozlov, director of developers Ampere Limited, says. When local councils were set up in 1993, one of the main aims was to decentralise government and bring...

  • Fast, easy-to-use planning data interface

    Fast, easy-to-use planning data interface

    The Planning Authority has launched a new online geographic information system (GIS) which will enable users to access data in a faster and more user-friendly web-based interface, helping the user to identify issues of primary importance to...

  • Global leaders

    Ingersoll Rand are a global leader in compressed air, gas systems, services, power tools, material handling and fluid management equipment. Ingersoll Rand air compressors are made with superior components and backed by the company’s worldwide...

  • We do need this education

    We do need this education

    Creolabs is one of the most successful start-up companies to come out of the Microsoft Innovation Centre. Its mission is to assist local students in enjoying a significant and innovative education experience. This month Creolabs kicked off a...

  • Transforming Malta’s spatial data infrastructure

    Transforming Malta’s spatial data infrastructure

    Malta will soon embark on a €7 million project which will seek to develop and implement a national spatial data infrastructure which will bring Malta to the forefront of geo-spatial technology. The project, which is being spearheaded by the...

  • Pirate websites get harder to find in UK as search engines sign code of practice

    Pirate websites get harder to find in UK as search engines sign code of practice

    Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches, pirated music and other creative materials under a new plan to crackdown on piracy websites. Search engine giants Google and Bing have signed up to a...

  • Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg admits his concerns over fake news

    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg admits his concerns over fake news

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has described his worry over the spread of fake news on the network and how social media risks "fragmenting" users' sense of reality. The tech billionaire, 32, said the company takes the "misinformation and even...

  • Google Maps to allow sharing of favourite places with friends and family

    Google Maps to allow sharing of favourite places with friends and family

    Google Maps is introducing a new feature that enables users to create lists of their favourite places and share them with friends and family via social media. The technology giant said the feature will begin to roll out to users of the Android and...

  • Natural Cycles app certified as contraception device by regulator

    Natural Cycles app certified as contraception device by regulator

    Natural Cycles, an app that uses body temperature to track a woman's menstrual cycle, has been certified as a medical device for contraception by one regulator. The app, which records daily temperature and uses an algorithm to plot fertility on an...

  • People suspended from Twitter to be blocked from creating new accounts

    People suspended from Twitter to be blocked from creating new accounts

    Twitter is to stop people who have been suspended from the social media site creating new accounts as part of a new clampdown on abuse, the technology firm has said. The social platform said it was taking steps to identify those people who had...

  • Robots and computers 'could replace almost 250,000 public sector workers'

    Robots and computers 'could replace almost 250,000 public sector workers'

    Robots and computers could replace almost 250,000 public sector workers in the UK over the next 15 years, improving efficiency and saving billions of euros, according to a new report. The Reform thinktank said use of websites and artificially...

  • Nokia beats market expectations, sees network market improving

    Nokia beats market expectations, sees network market improving

    Finnish network equipment maker Nokia reported its quarterly profits fell less than expected, helped by cost cuts and the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, and said the tough global market was starting to stabilise. Nokia and its rivals, Sweden's...

  • The game is on

    The game is on

    Strong legislation, innovation and connectivity continue to attract iGaming companies to Malta. Ian Vella interviews Darren Moore, who recently relocated his company to Malta. Malta is asserting itself as an iGaming hotspot, with the industry...