Technology

Aug 23 '16 15:50

Dutch telecom company KPN and South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung reached a settlement in a patent dispute dating from 2014, according to court document released on Tuesday. The financial details of the settlement were not revealed

Aug 23 '16 10:28

KPN is dealing with a malfunction on its mobile network that is resulting in customers not being able to access the internet, though they can still make calls. The problems started at 7:00 a.m. and KPN hopes to resolve it by 11:00 a.m., according to the telecom company's maintenance page.

Aug 22 '16 12:10

The municipality of The Hague asked Niantic, the maker of smartphone game Pokemon Go, to have fewer Pokemon appear in nature area Kijkduin. If the municipality has its way, there will no longer be any of these creatures in the area, but fewer is a start, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl.

Aug 22 '16 09:57

The Netherlands' Public Prosecutor and intelligence service AIVD are having more and more trouble with message encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp, prosecutor Martijn Egberts said to broadcaster NOS. The encryption means that crime fighters face difficult challenges when they want to read a suspect's communication.

Aug 19 '16 09:09

Terrorists and other criminals increasingly use encryption, making it harder and harder for intelligence services to break into their communications, according to Dutch experts in a report to the UN Security Council, BNR reports.

Aug 18 '16 14:30

A 22-year-old man from Maassluis was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of hacking, fraud and money laundering. The police got track of him after a bank pressed charges. He was traced based on thousands of collection notices he sent while pretending to be organizations like PostNL or collection agency Intrum Justitia

Aug 18 '16 09:10

A new app just launched in Amsterdam solves restaurants' problem of what to do with left over food and late night eaters' problem of where to find something to eat. With ResQ restaurants can sell leftover food at reduced prices after closing time.

Aug 16 '16 16:30

PvdA parliamentarians have questions for Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs following a hack into the municipality of Ede's website which gave hackers access to personal data of 3,700 Ede residents. Primarily the parliamentarians want to know whether this type of digital security should not be in national hands

Aug 15 '16 08:59

A group of 23 TU Eindhoven students are going around the world in 80 days on a self-built electric motorcycle called Storm. This trip has a dual purpose - testing the bike and showing the world that electric transport works. "Already, everywhere", student Yuri Steinbuch said

Aug 12 '16 13:40

Just over two years after launching, online news kiosk Blendle is celebrating its one millionth reader. Some 200 thousand of the million users even spent money on their Blendle accounts, founder Alexander Klopping said to Het Parool on Friday.

Aug 11 '16 15:10

The personal information of about 3,700 Ede residents were accessed by unauthorized persons due to a security vulnerability on the municipal site, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl

Aug 11 '16 13:40

The Dutch government often responds too slowly to technological developments like self-driving cars, robotics and fast growing internet companies like Uber and Airbnb, according to the Central Planning Bureau in a report. If nothing change, the Netherlands will lose its leading position in the IT field, the CPB warns

Aug 10 '16 15:30

Amsterdam hospital AMC launched an experiment with showing patients movies during surgery in order to relax them. The first patient took part in the experiment on Tuesday and found it an "enriching" experience, according to the hospital.

Aug 10 '16 08:13

Vodafone Nederland struggled with a nationwide fault on their 4G network on Wednesday, resulting in customers struggling or being unable to access the internet on their smartphones. The service disruption lasted several hours and was resolved halfway through Wednesday evening

Aug 9 '16 17:00

Seven out of the 10 Dutch police regions will start using cars' "black boxes" this year in investigations into serious car accidents, AD reports. The investigating officers will take information from the so-called Event Data Recorder, which is built into model cars.

Aug 8 '16 16:10

Olivier Beg gets to fly with United Airlines almost for free for the coming time. The 19-year-old from Amsterdam was given a million air miles for identifying some 20 security patches by hacking the airline

Jul 28 '16 11:45

Amsterdam entrepreneur and former TV director Erik Recter designed a wristwatch that will help find kids who got lost at the beach or in other crowded places. Vodafone launched a test with this smart-watch in Domburg, Zeeland today. 100 kids and their parents are participating.

Jul 25 '16 14:30

The Dutch police and Europol teamed up with security companies Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security to launch a website intended to help people who fell victim to ransomware. The site contains tools to help victims remove ransomware from their computer and also provides information on the dangers of malicious software

Jul 21 '16 14:40

ABN Amro's webcam service for mortgage advice is becoming more and more popular. According to the bank, 25 percent of all it mortgage consultations are now done over the webcam

Jul 21 '16 14:05

Residents of a courtyard building on Zusters van Orthenpoort find themselves in a Pokemon-hell with Pokemon Go players flooding their building at all hours and leaving junk behind them. "This is Pokemon terrorism!" one exasperated resident said to Omroep Brabant.

Jul 21 '16 09:43

The Roosendaal police are calling on Pokemon Go players to keep an eye out for suspicious situations and persons while they're walking the streets hunting Pokemon. By reporting anything suspicious, Pokemon hunters can help increase safety in the city, the police believe.

Jul 19 '16 12:45

On Monday German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG performed the first test with its self-driving bus on a public road on the bus lane between Schiphol and Haarlem, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment announced.

Jul 19 '16 12:16

A team of TU Delft scientists developed the the physically smallest hard drive ever to exist in the world so far. The hard disk has a storage capacity of 80 terabits, about 500 times more than is currently commercially available, and each bit consists of only one chlorine atom

Jul 18 '16 16:45

The Tilburg police are investigating whether a 31-year-old man arrested in the city during the early hours of Sunday morning is a burglar or was just hunting for Pokemon, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

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