Technology

NXP Semiconductors
Aug 29 '14 16:34

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.

Photo: Adam Cetindag ‏@AdamCetindag
Aug 29 '14 14:03

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.

Photo: Service Metro Municipality of Amsterdam
Aug 29 '14 13:12

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.

Smart Watch (Source: Wikimedia/Genoist)
Aug 29 '14 13:04

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.

HP tablet (Source: Wikimedia/Janto Dreijer)
Aug 28 '14 14:52

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.

Falcon
Aug 28 '14 11:38

Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.

Doel Nuclear Power Plant (Source: Wikimedia/Ad Meskens)
Aug 27 '14 14:25

Politicians from the Dutch provinces Brabant and Zeeland are concerned about the sabotage on Belgian nuclear reactor Doel 4, as the nuclear power plant is located near the Dutch border.

Paypal
Aug 27 '14 13:53

E-commerce giant PayPay has announced the introduction postpay to the Netherlands. The service will allow customers to purchase products online, and will withhold funds from being debited from the users account until the product has been delivered.

Hackers or Keyboard users
Aug 27 '14 11:26

The Netherlands Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has received a letter from prominent Dutch hackers, arguing that hacking should not be criminalized, NU.nl reports.

Aug 25 '14 15:05

Residents in the Zuid-Holland province reported being startled by a loud blast Monday morning that turned out to be a sonic boom. The sound has been traced to an F16 fighter jet, which at 11 a.m. flew through the sound barrier.

Cheers
Aug 25 '14 09:33

Messaging service WhatsApp is doing well, with 600 million people worldwide using the app to send messages more than once a month, according to director Jan Koum, the NOS reports.

OV_chipkaart_inchecken
Aug 21 '14 13:49

Dutch Rail (NS) is working on a new app to improve client experiences with the Public Transport (OV) cards. With this app, people can check and load their card balance via a smartphone with Near Field Communication (NFC), ComputerIdee.nl reports.

Hackers or Keyboard users
Aug 15 '14 11:50

In the last few days, the website of online shop Computerland has been entirely copied by hackers, who then used the website not only to make money but to install malware on customers' computers. This is reported by Tweakers.

OV_chipkaart_inchecken
Aug 13 '14 13:56

A data leak which exposed personal details such as names, addresses and bank account numbers of national public transportation card users has since been fixed, the card's management team said. The problems were first reported over the weekend, and they were patched up on Tuesday, a spokesman for Trans Link Systems told De Telegraaf.

Aug 13 '14 13:08

Google Street View cameras are to set cruise down Amsterdam’s canals next week, capturing views of the city from the water. The interactive map will give users the ability to virtually tour the canals as they are seen from the water, and gain a unique perspective of Amsterdam.

Aug 12 '14 16:50

A malfunction with ING Bank's online system left customers in a lurch, unable to use internet banking services as well as transaction processor iDeal. First reports of the problem surfaced around 10:00 am as customers took to social media to complain of payment failures.

Publieke-omroep-2dec1
Aug 12 '14 14:52

Public broadcasters in the Netherlands have refused requests to change their on-screen logos to make them more transparent. The decision was made despite an appeal from Frans Klein, head of Dutch public broadcasting organization NPO, who cautioned that opaque logos could permanently damage television screens.

OV_chipkaart_inchecken
Aug 11 '14 10:54

Personal details such as name, address and account number of OV-chip card users who have an account on ov-chipkaart.nl, are sometimes visible online to other users. These details can also be changed, the NRC reports.

Spyware
Aug 8 '14 12:45

The company Gamma International has been hacked by a digital activists organization, who released a massive amount of technical and client information from the company online yesterday. The German-British company that sells spy software to governments and detection authorities, also had the Dutch police as a client, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 6 '14 15:29

Philips and Accenture have developed new technology that allows gadgets to be moved by brainwaves. This is especially designed to help patients with muscular movement deficiencies. For now, the technology is still at its proof of concept stage, and has not yet been tested, NU.nl reports.

Luminumpave
Aug 6 '14 14:01

Experiments on light-reflecting asphalt point to the possibility that road administrators could save millions on road-side lighting on highways. In the dark, road-users could even find their way without headlights, De Telegraaf reports.

Aug 6 '14 09:18

After its launch more than 10 years ago, the un-manned Rosetta probe is nearing its mission-goal of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or "Chury" Wednesday morning. The prestigious Rosetta will be the first spacecraft in history to go into orbit around a comet. It has been a long wait for the Dutch-led European Space Agency (ESA) mission, and a costly one as well.

Bikes in Amsterdam
Aug 4 '14 15:33

A habitual bike thief in Amsterdam has picked the wrong bike to steal for the third time in a row. The 48-year-old recidivist stole one of the police's 'bait bikes' on Sunday, resulting in his immediate arrest.

PSV v Plovdiv
Aug 4 '14 14:32

Dutch football association, KNVB, is going to propose the use of a new type of in-game policing technology to FIFA and IFAB at the end of this year. The KNVB wants to see whether it is possible to assist the referee during the game with video images, the NRC reports.

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