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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Yesterday’s News

Clarkson, Hammond and May to reunite on stage…in Ireland

Top Gear Live is to go ahead in Belfast, but it won’t be called that.

Microsoft’s latest laptop hybrid is smaller, lighter and cheaper

Could it be third time lucky with the Surface 3, which runs the full version of Windows.

Why being sustainable makes for good business

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.

Fears for local jobs as B&Q unveils plans to close or shrink its stores

It’s all part of parent company Kingfisher’s plan to be “unified” across Europe.

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This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

The Irish Dairy Board is getting fierce fancy

It comes on the eve of EU milk quotas being scrapped.

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

From TheJournal.ie Can Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify? Tidal Current

Can Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify?

The new service, launched last night, has been pitched as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora. It’s a lot more pricey though…

Politicians ‘don’t understand the stress of having to pay bills’

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

This startup bet on a new language growing and it’s reaping the rewards

nearForm decided to base its entire company on node.js and has become one of the leaders in its field.

From TheJournal.ie Unsurprising: Dublin is still the least affordable place to buy a house The Only Way Is Up

Monday 30 March, 2015

Now you can play Super Mario 64 on your browser

The first level has been remade in HD and it’s just as fun as it was almost 19 years ago.

Special agents probing the Silk Road drug website allegedly helped themselves to Bitcoin

Two agents have been charged with stealing the online currency after Silk Road was seized by the FBI.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco closed three off-licences for ‘public safety’ before yesterday’s Ireland match High Spirits

Why are artists like Kanye West and Rihanna turning their profile pictures blue?

It’s all to do with Jay-Z’s efforts to kickstart a music service he owns.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney Bovine Intervention

‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

There is a sure-fire way to make all Apple staff treat you like royalty

But it involves having lots of money – or pretending to.

Today FM has a new addition to its line-up

Neil Delamere is taking over the Sunday morning 11am show.

From TheJournal.ie The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety Disaster

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.

Sunday 29 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Product placement is here to stay, so we’d better get used to it Opinion

Product placement is here to stay, so we’d better get used to it

Product placement can be annoying but advertising is a necessary evil of our favourite shows.

This is how you make sure everything you have online stays safe

Or at the very least, make it very difficult to be compromised.

From TheJournal.ie Who said BOOM? This San Fran home ‘in a deteriorative state’ just sold for $1.2 million Bad Property Porn

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world’s growing population

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

Want to speed up your typing on your smartphone? Here’s how

We use it all the time, but there are ways of speeding up the process.

At last… A solution to that age-old ketchup-from-a-bottle problem

At last… A solution to that age-old ketchup-from-a-bottle problem

Science has come up with a flawless solution – but ketchup companies, so far, are holding out on adopting it.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about falling house prices, a big payday and how to make it rich.

Saturday 28 March, 2015

Everyone is talking about Periscope, but what is it?

Can’t keep up with all these Periscopes and Meerkats.

Snapchat is worse for your relationship than Facebook

Scientists found Snapchat is more likely to elicit jealousy from a partner than Facebook.

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Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling

It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.

5 apps worth downloading this week

This week features another way to livestream through your phone, an incredibly stretchy dog, and a new standalone app from Instagram.

An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it’s called Moocall)

Quite apart from having the best name ever, Moocall works a treat. And it’s going to make its three founders a lot of money.

Bank of Ireland wouldn’t accept couple’s Cuba holiday money

BoI has a relationship with a US bank – which makes things a little complicated. But this sounds ridiculous…

An estate agent has been appointed to sell Priory Hall 2.0 (don’t all queue at once)

Buy-to-let owners at the complex are “very hopeful for a name change”.

Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There’s a ‘resistance party’ in Grangegorman tonight after squatters are given six weeks to leave Blowout
From TheJournal.ie The government has ‘got to listen’ to Donald Trump’s call to block Aer Lingus sale The Donald Says No This post contains videos

The government has ‘got to listen’ to Donald Trump’s call to block Aer Lingus sale

The US billionaire’s intervention has been described as “a bit bizarre” today.

The best way to boost Europe’s economy? ‘Give everyone €175 each month’ QE
From TheJournal.ie The Grafton Barber is now an ‘Islamic State’ target, apparently Hacked

The Grafton Barber is now an ‘Islamic State’ target, apparently

Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

From TheJournal.ie These are the college degrees you need to do if you want to be filthy, stinkin’ rich Minted

These are the college degrees you need to do if you want to be filthy, stinkin’ rich

And first on the list is ‘don’t do a degree’ – just like 32% of the top 100 richest people in the world who have no third level education whatsoever.

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