‘Arabic Technology’

Did people dare to fly at Y2K?

Did people dare to fly at Y2K?

Governments around the world wanted to stop all flights fifteen minutes before midnight. They also stopped all trains and other automatic systems for fear that...

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What was the Y2K bug all about?

What was the Y2K bug all about?

The Y2K Millennium Bug caused a lot of concern. What was the panic all about? What were the contingencies? This was a world-first, and as such, no one had any...

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Technology, passports, & terrorism

Technology, passports, & terrorism

How secure are Australian Passports? How are terrorists likely to abuse any loopholes in passports? Are the checkpoint strong enough to catch anyone with a fake...

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Satellite technology breaks new ground

Satellite technology breaks new ground

In the good old days, all satellite signals had to come to earth and then be relayed to other satellites. Now, it is possible to communicate directly from one...

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How AMD competes with Intel

How AMD competes with Intel

What are the prospects for electronic cash and smart cards? What was Apple doing in the lead-up to Mac OS? What was Intel doing to keep AMD at bay? In this 1993...

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Blogs and bloggers

Blogs and bloggers

What is the culture of web bloggers? How did blogging start and where is it now? Are bloggers now influential? Are they challenging mainstream media. What about...

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How safe are passwords?

How safe are passwords?

Are your passwords safe? Even if you have nothing to hide, what would happen if someone stole your identity and ruined your good name? With ID theft being one...

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Exploring new technology

Exploring new technology

For a long time, we have not seen anything new in high-technology. Products have become smaller and better, but rarely is there something earth-shatteringly new....

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Inventing the future

Inventing the future

What can we expect from technology and technologists in the future? People seem to think that technologists and scientists are able to solve most problems, so...

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ICANN proposes changes to the Internet

ICANN proposes changes to the Internet

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) started in 1998 by the US Government. ICANN designed the architecture for the Internet. Now it is proposing...

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