Technology

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Jun 26 '15 15:35

A Joint Investigation Team comprising of authorities in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Great Britain and Norway, recently broke up a large network of cyber criminals who used malware to attack banking systems world wide.

Jun 26 '15 09:08

The court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday that Facebook has to find out who posted the sex tape of a 21 year old woman from Werkendam on the site, NOS reports.

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Jun 25 '15 12:45

Dutch ethical hacking platform HackerOne has received a 25 million dollar - about 22,4 million euros - investment from New Enterprise Associates, VentureBeats reports.

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Jun 19 '15 10:44

The city of Amsterdam plans to increase the number of charging points for electric cars in the city from the current 1,300 to 4 thousand in 2018, the municipality announced in a press release on Friday.

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Jun 19 '15 10:21

From Friday Amber Alerts will show up on Dutch Facebook users' timelines immediately after the alert has been issued. This means that the Alert, which is usually issued to find missing children, will reach millions of extra people, NOS reports.

Jun 18 '15 17:14

80 percent of Dutch people aged above 13 possess a smartphone and 65 percent own a tablet, according to research by GfK. Among younger individuals, the share of smartphone owners reaches 96 percent. The penetration level of tablets is now higher than that of PCs owned by 60% of the Dutch.

Jun 18 '15 10:27

Schools will soon be able to install a software system on school networks that scans for key words such as Jihad, ISIS or YODO - you only die once. The system is intended to help schools quickly identify signs of radicalization in students.

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Jun 15 '15 18:25

Groninger Museum launched a new mobile app over the weekend to coincide with the opening of its newest exhibition, "Song Dong, Life is Art, Art is Life." Using the iBeacon technology, the app presents information on artworks and parts of the museum as the visitor walks around the Groningen facility.

Jun 13 '15 09:30

The Netherlands Forensic Institute is working on a Linux-based forensic operating system that will enable the police to secure and remotely analyze evidence related to botnets,

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Jun 11 '15 12:50

Three astronauts are traveling back to earth from the International Space Station on Thursday. Among them is Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who holds the record of being the female astronaut to spend the most time in space. She also holds the same record for European astronauts, taking the record from Dutch astronaut André Kuipers last week.

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Jun 10 '15 14:30

Facebook has deleted the information on who posted the sex video that is currently the center of a Dutch lawsuit.

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Jun 9 '15 14:10

Numerous schools contacted software company Afas after it donated 300,000 euros and new computers to the Hugo Grotius School in Rotterdam. The company's phone rang constantly beginning early on Monday morning with more schools asking for a sponsorship contract, newspaper AD reported.

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Jun 8 '15 11:30

The police and judiciary are encouraging motorists to buy and install a dashcam in their car as its recordings are increasingly used as evidence in proceedings against traffic violators.

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Jun 8 '15 09:55

The National Center for Psychological Trauma at UMC Utrecht has to deal with more and more young people who need treatment for mental health problems caused by being blackmailed with nude photos sent during sexting.

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Jun 5 '15 09:32

Dutch astronaut André Kuipers has been dethroned as the European astronaut with the longest stay on the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti broke his record on Thursday.

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Jun 4 '15 18:40

An astronaut on the International Space Station made history yesterday when he "shook hands" with a European Space Agency team member on the ground in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland through joysticks installed both on the ISS and in the space center. Terry Virts, an astronaut with NASA, used a haptic-feedback joystick while in orbit to share the handshake with Dr. André Schiele, an engineer working with the European Space Agency and TU Delft in the Netherlands.

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Jun 4 '15 18:20

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will not continue indefinitely without new evidence, Australian media reported earlier today. Several ships, including at least two vessels from the Dutch company Fugro, are in search for the aircraft, which has thus far found no trace of the lost Boeing 777.

Jun 2 '15 18:26

In the next ten years, the government is planning to invest 135 million euros into development of supercomputers with exponential power, known as quantum computers. The cabinet intends to strengthen the position of the Dutch institute for quantum technology, QuDelft, which will help scientists and companies take advantage of the developing science.

Jun 2 '15 17:28

A new video shot from a Dutch F-16 fighter jet shows the Netherlands pilot engaged in a combat simulation dogfight with an American F-15 fighter. The video was published by the Netherlands Ministry of Defense earlier on Tuesday, and takes place in the skies above the North Sea.

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Jun 2 '15 16:53

At least four, and possibly five people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a helicopter crashed in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, the Army there said. One of the four who died was a Dutch medical professional, but her identity was not released.

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May 28 '15 17:27

Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.

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May 28 '15 12:04

A floating solar panel farm has been installed near Groningen. It can be seen by those leaving Groningen on the A7 towards Friesland, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 28 '15 11:23

On Wednesday book store Bruna launched Bliyoo, a subscription service similar to Spotify, but for books and magazines, Bruna announced in a press release.

May 27 '15 14:24

The number of DDoS attacks grew by 35 percent over the first quarter of 2015, according to the Akamai State of the Internet Report. Over the course of the last year, the number of attacks has doubled.

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