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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...

  • 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...

  • The internet’s possible future

    The internet’s possible future

    The internet is a virtual place of promises and perils. It presents many promising opportunities for creativity, education, innovation, information, and knowledge. It simultaneously presents many perilous opportunities for abuse, crime,...

  • TopBetta launches affiliate programme with NetRefer

    TopBetta (Australia) has launched its affiliate programme with NetRefer to utilise NetRefer’s Unified Performance Marketing platform. TopBetta Holdings PTY Ltd at www.topbetta.com.au is a technology company licensed to conduct race wagering and...

  • Top astronomers meeting in Malta to discuss future radio telescopes

    Top astronomers meeting in Malta to discuss future radio telescopes

    Twenty of the world’s finest radio astronomers are meeting at the University of Malta in Valletta tomorrow to discuss how best to use the world’s current and future radio telescopes. The scientists will be spending a week in Malta to discuss and...

  • Nissan develops signal blocker to help decrease distraction while driving

    Nissan develops signal blocker to help decrease distraction while driving

    Car manufacturer Nissan has developed a compartment that blocks mobile phone signals. Nissan says the prototype Signal Shield, built into the arm rest of its Juke crossover vehicle, will eliminate distractions caused by incoming calls, messages...

  • Advanced computers may be able to delete your thoughts

    Advanced computers may be able to delete your thoughts

    Two biomedical ethicists are insisting on the formation of new human rights laws to make sure that the privacy of one's brain is protected, according to London's The Independent. Previously thought of as impossible, technological advancements are...

  • Google Earth releases update featuring Sir David Attenborough

    Google Earth releases update featuring Sir David Attenborough

    Google Earth has received an update "two years in the making" that includes new guided nature tours from Sir David Attenborough. The exploration app, which enables users to explore the planet thanks to satellite imagery captured by the technology...

  • Facebook wants you to snap and share more photos

    Facebook wants you to snap and share more photos

    Facebook is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of camera-friendly rival Snapchat. With an update scheduled...

  • Facebook hosts Boost your Business event in Malta

    Facebook hosts Boost your Business event in Malta

    Over 250 small and medium enterprises gathered at the Valletta Waterfront, to attend the first Boost your Business (BYB) event organised by Facebook in Malta. Forming part of the Facebook European Roadshow 2017, BYB's objective is to inform small...

  • Information addiction by design

    Information addiction by design

    Information communication technologies and services are seemingly irresistible. They are seemingly so irresistible that many people are becoming increasingly addicted to them. These addictions are beginning to impact individuals and society in...

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