Deputy PM Lodewijk Asscher has expressed fears that robots will increasingly be able to take over tasks historically performed by people, leading to a future rise in unemployment. Robots could replace cleaners, warehouse employees and even taxi drivers, according to Asscher.
A new app has been developed that shows people living in The Netherlands what will happen to their flats during a flood. The app, developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, shows that 60 percent of The Netherlands is at risk of flooding.
Dutch bank ING has had the most disruptions to the internet banking system this year than any other bank. Customers have had to deal with in total 142 days of system failure, of which 18 were large-scale, RTL Nieuws reports.
An reserve officer of the Netherlands military intelligence service reportedly spread confidential material to his civilian employer, ICT company Ordina, from Uruzgan province in Afghanistan in 2009. Television program Zembla reports this on the basis of e-mails obtained.
Apple's iPhone 6 is available in The Netherlands today, and eager Apple fans were already lining up outside stores Thursday evening hoping to get their hands on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
A special Cyber Command has been established so that the Dutch army may now shut down opponents' computer networks using viruses.
Parents of children at the Strabrecht College in Geldrop and the Plus X-College in Bladel have tipped the school heads off about films circulating at the schools in which underage girls perform sexually explicit acts, Omroep Brabant reports.
Dutch magazine startup Prss has been taken over by Apple for an undisclosed amount. A source for Dutch iOS blog iCulture has confirmed that several Prss employees are now working for Apple.
California-based Google has donated $1 million to Amsterdam’s science museum NEMO as part of funding for an interactive exhibition to "inspire the youth and make them enthusiastic about mathematics and programming.” Google hopes that the donation will go towards supporting and developing talented individuals in the field of science and technology, the company said.
Amsterdam foursome Mike, Lars, Daan and Hans are taking Kickstarter by storm with their reusable coffee capsule dispenser “Bluecup”. The product gives users the ability to use the Nespresso system with their own coffee capsule, and has reached a pledge total of €21k, representing almost half of the company's target amount with seven days left to go.
IKEA will sell rooftop solar paneling and installation service in their Dutch stores, beginning with the Haarlem location on October 28. The world's largest furniture retailer plans to roll out the new product in all Netherlands locations by next summer.
Google is investing €600 million into the construction of a massive data center in the Eemshaven, which will bring more than 1000 new jobs to Groningen, of which 150 permanent, Het Parool reports.
After WhatsApp CEO Jan Kuom hinted at the new feature in February, it seems that voice calling will indeed be launched with an upcoming update of the popular messaging service, after NDTV Gadgets reports spotting a mention of the feature in WhatsApp's iPhone app.
The National Committee 4 and 5 May has put together an app and a website which is made to follow the course of the liberation of Limburg and then the rest of the Netherlands.
The 14-year-old Pepijn Bruins from Ede was devastated when he heard from the vet that his beloved pet rat, Ratjetoe, had cancer and needed to be put to sleep. With a little inspiration, the teenager knew how he wanted Ratjetoe to be remembered. He turned him into a 'Ratcopter', the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The government today announced an 13 million euro additional investment from 2018 into the Dutch aerospace industry. Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp told the House that this investment will allow Dutch entrepreneurs and scientists to benefit from developments in the European space program.
Schiphol airport is testing new technology that would be able to spot suspicious behavior more easily, and then tip off the Royal Military Police. The Police hopes that this new camera technology will help them track down criminals and prevent attacks, nrc.next reports.
Dutch electricity transmission system operator TenneT has announced today that it will be laying a 300-kilometer subsea cable to share electricity between Denmark and the Netherlands. TenneT has partnered with Danish counterpart Energinet.dk to allow the two countries to share their renewable energy resources.
The iWatch may have been the big story in the lead up to Apple’s annual keynote address, but a game develops debute of the infinity scarf is the product thats really got everybody talking. The developer, now deemed "scarf guy", has been revealed to be co-founder of Super Evil Mega Corp and Dutchman Tommy Krul.
Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP to include pay-by-touch technology in the iPhone 6. The sale of the near field communication (NFC) chip to Apple is expected to be a huge boost for NXP with the iPhone 6 predicted to make record sales.
Friday marks the official opening of De Ontplooiing, the first Steve Jobs-inspired school in Amsterdam. Aiming to eliminate the traditional method of classroom teaching, this new style of schooling is more reliant on new technology, and gives students the freedom to learn at their own pace.
The Amsterdam public transit authority, GVB, has released new video footage of the still under construction Noord-Zuid underground metro line. Although still incomplete, a camera-mounted drone has captured footage of the route, giving people an insider's look at the over €3 billion project.
The more than 30 thousands students of Rotterdam college will probably no longer be allowed to wear wrist watches when taking exams, De Telegraaf reports.
According to Telecompaper's Dutch Tablet Users Q2 2014 report, around 4.2 million Dutch households are now using tablets. 56 percent of households had at least one tablet in their homes in the second quarter of 2014, Telecompaper reports.