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Technology - Today’s News

5 LinkedIn tips that everyone can make the most of

LinkedIn expert Melonie Dodaro gave us her advice.

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*

*We’re talking about cookies on your browser, not the edible kind unfortunately.

The Irish startup that’s taking on Tesco and SuperValu at online shopping

A new app that allows you to skip supermarket queues.

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Technology - Yesterday’s News

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring personal podcasting, figuring out what to watch and drawing your own story.

From TheJournal.ie Disabled kids can customise their prosthetic arms – thanks to this Lego-based invention Wonderful Idea

Disabled kids can customise their prosthetic arms – thanks to this Lego-based invention

Kids can follow their imagination wherever it takes them – and build their arm into a digger or spaceship.

Technology - Friday 12 February, 2016

Changing your iPhone settings to this specific date will render it useless

If you change the date to 1 January 1970, a bug will brick your iPhone, rendering it completely useless.

What Web Summit? Two new events for Irish startups to sink their teeth into

Startup Nations Summit and AngelSummit are coming to Ireland in 2016.

These are the top skills you need to get headhunted

Research shows a demand for experts in cloud computing, big data and IT security from Irish employers.

Technology - Thursday 11 February, 2016

The group trying to convince Ireland the ‘sharing economy’ is not a fad

Uber, Airbnb and other companies in the space are joining forces.

Zuckerberg has distanced himself from ‘deeply upsetting’ comments about India

One of its board members claimed that anti-colonisation had a negative effect on India soon after it caused Facebook to withdraw its Free Basics service.

Technology - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

The startup fundraising method this investor thinks is ‘extremely dangerous’

CoderDojo’s Bill Liao thinks equity crowdfunding isn’t all it’s hyped up to be.

Another nail in Flash’s coffin as Google plans to ban it from ads

Google will ban Flash-based ads at the start of next year, continuing its move to phase it out of its products entirely.

How exactly is your Snapchat score calculated?

It appears underneath your profile, but does it mean anything important?

Technology - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying

The safety council is made up of more than 40 different organisations to help it stomp out abuse on the platform.

Technology - Monday 8 February, 2016

Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day

When malware was just designed not to take your data, but simply crash your computer.

Facebook’s plan to connect the world has been dealt a major blow in India

India’s telecoms regulator has outlawed differential pricing for data packages, meaning Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ plan won’t be allowed in the country.

Google doesn’t just want its cars to be driverless but wireless too

The company is testing out wireless charging with its self-driving cars, by using a special transmitter embedded in the ground

Technology - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Why this 3D printing startup is making the move towards physical stores

After experimenting with its first store, 3D printing fashion startup Love & Robots is looking to make it a permanent fixture in Dublin, and has an eye on further afield.

The one thing most businesses still screw up on social media

One of the world’s top social media experts shares his simple advice that all companies can follow.

This is how you can control your desktop remotely

Or just help solve someone else’s PC/Mac problem without having to leave your own.

Technology - Saturday 6 February, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring round calendars, bare-bones radio and surviving in an alien world.

From TheJournal.ie This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike Whoops

This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike

He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.

Technology - Friday 5 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College Virtual Reality

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

Technology - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago – here’s what’s changed over the years

It’s come a long way since it was called TheFacebook.

Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars

The findings from an AA survey suggests that Irish motorists are more keen on safety features than autonomous cars.

Not content with number one albums, Taylor Swift is going to release her own game

The company behind the successful Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will be developing the smartphone game.

Technology - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be

The company’s new set-top box is arriving next week, and it’s plans to tie together both traditional and online media.

Rich international investors are mad for Irish businesses

They gave over €240 million to Irish SMEs last year.

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you

The gripper is made out of rubber and can pick up objects that are 80 times its own weight.

Technology - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data

The details concerning the EU-US Privacy Shield will be finalised over the coming months.

Even Sesame Street is getting into the venture-capital game

Big Bird and friends have decided to invest in startups.

YouTube stars apologise for trying to trademark ‘reaction’ videos

The Fine Brothers reversed the decision after a major backlash saw them lose hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

The world’s most valuable company begins with an A, but it’s no longer Apple

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is now the world’s most valuable company.

Technology - Monday 1 February, 2016

Bill Gates confesses: ‘I memorised license plates to keep track of employees’

Microsoft’s founder talked about his intense work ethic in an appearance on Desert Island Discs.

Google Chrome will be getting itself a makeover

And you can access some of the changes so long as you don’t mind messing with experimental features.

Technology - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks

It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.

Technology - Saturday 30 January, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring train times, dozing off to podcasts and expressions for alarms.

Airbnb has become such a behemoth it’s generating spin-off businesses

A new Irish startup is feeding off the popularity of the home sharing service.

Technology - Thursday 28 January, 2016

This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust

The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.

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