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Technology - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick Job Fairy

Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick

Taxi drivers have protested against the app in other countries.

Just Eat’s ‘upmarket’ delivery rival is about to go global

Deliveroo, which launched in Ireland in April, has raised $70 million to fuel its growth.

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Technology - Yesterday’s News

Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text

And as many as 950 million Android phones could be affected by it.

Twitter’s been cracking down on stolen jokes – and it’s not a new thing

If you’re losing out commercially, it will.

This monitor wants to wirelessly charge your phone while you work

The charger is built into the base of the SE370, a 1080p computer monitor from Samsung.

5 charts that show how much Irish jobs have changed in less than one generation

There have been some big changes in the country over the past two decades.

Technology - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Does using an iPad charger help charge your iPhone faster?

You’ve heard the claims but is this actually the case?

Technology - Saturday 25 July, 2015

We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals’ staff

The stakes are high when it comes to recruiting the best talent.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being a millionaire hacker? It’s easier than you might think Easy Money

Fancy being a millionaire hacker? It’s easier than you might think

Learn some code, pick up some Russian… and be ok with living a criminal life. Easy as 1,2,3…

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring short films shot in 360-degree, a service designed around vertical video and pruning trees (seriously, it’s far better than it sounds).

Technology - Friday 24 July, 2015

While you were sleeping, this man quietly made 7 BILLION dollars

We’d be happy enough finding a loose fiver behind the couch.

Technology - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Google Maps knows where you’ve been and it’s making it easier for you to check

But you can disable location tracking pretty easily if you want.

Lost in translation? This Irish language-tech startup is here to help

Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines is growing fast.

Technology - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

YouTube is addressing one of the biggest problems with mobile videos

And it’s taking a leaf out of Snapchat’s book.

An Irish startup thinks it can stop you from blocking online ads

The digital ad wars are heating up.

Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly?

You’re regularly nagged about it when you don’t but is it any harm to just take it out manually?

Technology - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage SpaceX

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

People are really annoyed at Twitter for deleting their background pics

It’s replaced them all with a completely white background and it’s hurting everyone’s eyes.

From TheJournal.ie Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds Messi Situation

Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds

What about the men?! Oh, there’s one right there.

Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install

The vulnerability could allow someone to take over your computer by getting you to open a document or directing you to a webpage.

Technology - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This map reveals the unique playlist of cities across the world Choons

This map reveals the unique playlist of cities across the world

Cork is MAD for The Coronas.

There’s a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure

And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now

But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.

Technology - Saturday 18 July, 2015

One Dublin startup wants to become the lynchpin for a lucrative industry

There’s massive potential in the Internet of Things, and this startup wants to be at the centre of it.

From TheJournal.ie It’s happened… robots have become self-aware Skynet

It’s happened… robots have become self-aware

Don’t worry, at least they’re small.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a quick overview of your Instagram feed, a solution to your YouTube subscription woes, and some inspiration from those old rotary phones.

Technology - Friday 17 July, 2015

The SIM card as you know it could soon be a thing of the past

The mobile industry is close to agreeing a standard for a new embeddable electronic SIM.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Thuggery disguised as protest’: Why are so many people against Uber? Carpooling This post contains videos

‘Thuggery disguised as protest’: Why are so many people against Uber?

Several European countries have tried to ban the app, but where does Ireland stand?

Technology - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

This classic computer is making a return as a smartphone

Anyone want to play some Elite on the Commodore 64?

From TheJournal.ie We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband The Internets

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

iPods are still a thing, Apple insists

It just released an upgraded version of the iPod Touch which has the same processor and camera as the iPhone 6.

Sleep, hibernate or shut down: which one is the right option for your laptop?

Each one has its own pros and cons.

This man built a startup with zero funding and kept everything when it sold for $575 million

His dating site, Plenty of Fish, has been picked up by Match for a very tidy sum.

Google is moving on from the ‘peeing robot’ controversy

It’s unlikely you’ll see an edit like that again on Google Maps.

Technology - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

The studio behind Suicide Squad is NOT happy about that trailer leak

“We cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”

Nokia has an eye on re-entering the smartphone market, but under one condition

And it’s a pretty big condition in fairness.

Technology - Monday 13 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Chinese phone giant Huawei takes over Irish company’s software and staff Cloud Nine
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