Technology

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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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May 27 '15 11:57

An electrical failure at Belgium air traffic control forced the closure of airspace above Belgium on Wednesday morning, Eurocontrol said in a statement. The regional airspace will remain shut until at least 2 p.m. local time, The Brussels Airport authority said.

May 20 '15 09:21

The newest invention in Dutch transportation looks like a cross between a skateboard and a Segway. The Oxboard was released last week.

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May 19 '15 13:00

A 38 year old Nigerian man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison by the court in The Hague for phishing - sending emails purporting to be from banks or companies in order to get individuals' personal information, such as login information.

May 19 '15 11:44

A new app for smartphones released by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) on Monday allows to check for authenticity of euro banknotes. The app scans the security features and the structure of banknotes to determine if it is genuine.

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May 19 '15 08:58

Two Amsterdam apps won Webby Aawards, also known as the Oscars of the internet, in New York on Monday. Amikasa and Human Cities walked away with this prestigious prize. Two Dutch website builders also received a Webby each - Fabrique, who designed the website for the Design Museum in London, and 72andSunny, who made a virtual walk through Marseille.

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May 13 '15 14:16

63 percent of Dutch people believe that the government should not be allowed to sneakily watch what's going on on their computers in order to prevent cyber crime. But 77 percent of citizens do think that the police should be given additional powers to hack suspects' computers.

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May 13 '15 13:11

A technical fault at the internet hub AMS-IX in Amsterdam caused online problems in several places in the Netherlands for about an hour Wednesday afternoon. The internet hub, one of the most used internet exchanges in the world, announced they resolved the problem shortly after 1:30 p.m.

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May 12 '15 16:37

Amsterdam has the longest escalator in the Netherlands as of Tuesday. The 47-meter escalator was put in place in the newly-built Vijzelgracht metro station on Tuesday morning.

May 8 '15 10:33

Over the past year Google has received 15 thousand requests from Dutch people who wanted search results to be removed - so called "forget me" requests. More than half - 57 percent - of these requests were rejected.

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May 7 '15 11:38

From Thursday emergency situations can also be reported through a special 112 smartphone app called SOS Alarm.

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Apr 29 '15 14:11

An international team of researchers, led by the University Medical Center Utrecht, has designed a material to restore cartilage in joints by using 3D printing techniques, UMC Utrecht announced on their website today.

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Apr 24 '15 11:09

The Rijksoverheid, central government, is paying another 1.7 million euros to Microsoft so that they can keep using outdated operating system Windows XP. Last year the government already paid 3 million euros for extra support.

Apr 23 '15 16:19

Scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) are working on technology that can protect data from the immense power anticipated of quantum computers, expected to begin appearing around 2025. Supercomputers will have the potential to jeopardize sensitive data because their decryption capacity will likely surpass that of current encryption techniques.

Apr 22 '15 13:38

The directors of businesses in the Netherlands are clueless about the risks of cybercrime. There is still a lot of work to be done to keep cyber criminals out.

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Apr 21 '15 16:22

A large power outage left over 19,000 households without power on Tuesday afternoon in Utrecht province and Noord-Holland, according to electricity grid operator Stedin. The electricity issue means fewer trains will run between Utrecht and Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Baarn and Hilversum the NS said.

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Apr 20 '15 15:35

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) named 24-year-old Steinar Henskes the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year for his work as CEO of the Birds Control Group. The Vrije Universiteit student beat out 2,000 other participants from 38 countries in a series of national and regional contests, the organization said.

Apr 17 '15 16:43

Many energy suppliers provide consumers with solar panels insufficient information about feed-in pricing and the amount they can earn from pumping the power they generate back into the national network, the Consumers and Markets Authority (ACM) stated on Friday. The regulator's conclusions were determined following an investigation of consumer complaints

Apr 17 '15 10:57

The online store Mapp.nl has notified customers that hackers have stolen a portion of their customer base, including 157 thousand email addresses and encrypted passwords, Security.NL reports. According to a spokesperson, the attack happened via SQL Injection.

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Apr 17 '15 10:37

A spectacular Dutch innovation was showed off at the cyber summit in The Hague on Thursday. A drone that is controlled by thought.

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