Technology

Jan 28 '16 13:35

The self-driving, steering wheel-less WEpod is making its first test run on a Dutch road on Thursday. The bus will be driving a route around Wageningen University. This is the first time in the world that a self-driving vehicle will be driving with other traffic, the university announced.

Jan 26 '16 11:17

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants a liaison officer to provide leadership for the FinTech Sector, similar to the role Neelie Kroes is playing as startup-ambassador, he said in an interview at B.Amsterdam

Jan 25 '16 15:00

The popularity of social media is still growing in the Netherlands, though Dutch users are making less and less use of Twitter. Young people in particular are using Twitter less, instead opting for Snap Chat and Instagram. Both these platform showed a big increase in Dutch users this year, according to an annual report by research form Newcom.

Jan 25 '16 10:42

A team of TU Delft students will be presenting their hyperloop-demo in Texas this weekend for the Elon Musk hyperloop competition

Jan 25 '16 09:36

There are serious doubts about the reliability of the police's new mobile speed trap cameras, according to police union ACP. Officers are concerned about high numbers of wrong speed measurements, especially with large vehicles and buses which are regularly flashed driving at improbably high speeds. The union is therefore calling that the use of these speed trap cameras be suspended until a solution is found

Jan 21 '16 11:19

Seven young Dutch people worked their way onto American business magazine Forbes' 30 under 30 list - the list in which Forbes introduces new up-and-coming talent to its readers.

Jan 18 '16 13:55

The nude photos of underage Tilburg school students circulating on Instagram, reached the attention of the city council. The biggest party in the city D66 posed questions about the matter to the council on Sunday

Jan 15 '16 09:03

A team of Technical University Eindhoven students presented a scale model car which runs on formic acid on Thursday. The one meter big car drove several rounds on a podium, according to ANP. The team plans to further develop the project and hopes to have a bus running on formic acid on the road by the end of the year.

Jan 13 '16 16:35

Eindhoven mayor Rob van Gijzel joined up with his counterpart in Düsseldorf, Germany, Thomas Geisel, for a new high-speed rail line that would connect the two cities. They are calling on their national governments to consider the ten billion euro proposal in light of the expanding economic links between the two countries.

Jan 13 '16 11:05

The police called in a special child pornography team to look into dozens sexually suggestive photos of young Tilburg girls being shared on photo app Instagram. Most of the girls in the photos are under the age of 16

Jan 8 '16 10:50

Dutch football association KNVB will likely begin use of video review in football matches that take place during next season’s KNVB Cup, the association director Gijs de Jong told NPO Radio 1. While still considered a test, the technology will likely be used to some extent in about 25 cup matches.

Jan 4 '16 16:25

The Dutch cabinet has no plans to force businesses to build in “backdoors” for investigative agencies to snoop on data, Security and Justice Minister Ard van der Steur told parliament on Monday. The ruling coalition sees the privacy and security provided by encryption methods as being more important than making it easier for authorities to access information.

Jan 4 '16 08:42

Residents of the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands may again have to deal with interruptions in the power supply on Monday morning. The weight of ice buildup due to the winter weather, make the power lines "bounce" resulting in occasional falters in the supply

Dec 31 '15 11:23

Delft student Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup project will be doing its first real world test just off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea in the second quarter of 2016, the project announced on Wednesday.

Dec 28 '15 09:58

The national action committee for students LAKS launched the hotline "Help! My teacher is computer illiterate" on Monday after a among 66 thousand high school students revealed that less than half are satisfied with their teachers' IT skills. A fifth even found that their teachers do not know how to deal with IT

Dec 17 '15 14:15

Dutch bank ING plans to support the Apple Pay payment system in the near future, the bank said on Twitter.

Dec 17 '15 10:14

A sixth of Dutch girls between the ages of 15 and 18 years are being bullied online, according to figures released by statistics Netherlands on Thursday. More than 400 Dutch people over the age of 15 years deal with this problem every year.

Dec 17 '15 09:48

Rabobank issued a warning of a new phishing SMS in circulation asking customers for their personal information. The bank received dozens of reports about this SMS in the past few days, but expects that the actual number of text messages is much higher.

Dec 16 '15 12:28

Online games advertising food make children eat more, according to a study done by Frans Folkvord, a behavioral scientist at Radboud University. Kids who played an online game with food advertisement hidden in it ate 55 percent more of the offered sweets than the kids who played games advertising toys.

Dec 16 '15 10:09

Four Dutch privacy organizations threatened Facebook with legal action if the social media giant and its subsidiaries do not stop sharing European users' personal data with the United States. The groups gave Facebook until January 15th to clarify its policy on this matter

Dec 9 '15 14:30

From January 1st, 2016, all companies and organizations that work with personal details have to report all serious data breaches, the Data Protection Authority CBP announced on Monday. These data leaks include a lost USB drive containing personal information, a stole laptop or a hack into a data base. Institutions that fail to report this, can face a fine of up to 820 thousand euros.

Dec 9 '15 14:05

Vtech, the Chinese toys and gadget company, still does not know who is responsible for the November hack that exposed the names and birth dates of 6.4 million kids, 125 thousand of them Dutch, and 4.9 million adults, 100 thousand of them Dutch. The extent of the damage is also still unclear, CEO Allan Wong said

Dec 9 '15 13:40

With the popularity of DDoS cyber attacks increasing, more and more schools are also being hit. And the perpetrators are often the school's students themselves, doing so just for the fun of it or because they want to avoid writing an exam, according to Aiko Pras of the University of Twente

Dec 8 '15 09:55

Energy firm Eneco announced intentions to be the first official supplier of Tesla home batteries in the Netherlands. If all goes according to plan, the Tesla batteries will be on sale in the Netherlands in the first quarter of next year

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