Technology

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Sep 23 '14 17:26

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.

Photo: Bluecup, Kickstarter.com
Sep 23 '14 17:08

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.

Sep 23 '14 14:38

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.

Sep 23 '14 11:51

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.

Cheers
Sep 16 '14 10:24

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.

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Sep 12 '14 15:26

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.

Sep 12 '14 11:50

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.

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Sep 11 '14 16:07

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.

Surveillance camera
Sep 11 '14 10:46

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.

Sep 10 '14 16:34

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.

Photo: Apple Keynote - Tommy Krul
Sep 10 '14 16:22

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.

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.

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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.

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