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Technology - Today’s News

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Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online

Email addresses, user names, dates of birth, postal codes…

Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you

The patent says these toys will be used to help control other connected devices.

Want to feel old? This guy is 35 today

We’ve come a long way since Pac-Man first hit arcades back in 1980.

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Technology - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The company behind Grand Theft Auto is suing the BBC

Rockstar Games say it’s taking action against the BBC for trademark infringement.

The Irish-owned company that’s shaking up payments could be worth €4.5 billion soon

If the talks are successful, Stripe’s valuation would have increased by €2.9 billion in the space of 15 months.

From The42 Hey joggers, your phone can now pick your music based on how fast you’re running Fitness

Hey joggers, your phone can now pick your music based on how fast you’re running

Irish Spotify users can expect the feature in the coming weeks.

Here’s what happens when you search for your own name on Google Maps

And the likely reason why it presents such results.

Technology - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Google’s new idea will let you send links by sound

Although it’s not *that* new an idea – it actually goes back as far as 2011.

Spotify just unveiled its latest plans and it sees a world beyond music

Original videos, podcasts and some new music features were some of the additions it announced today.

Finding it difficult to look at your screen? Why not invert its colours

At the very least, it will give your eyes a bit of a rest.

Technology - Monday 18 May, 2015

How Candy Crush Saga is going to be the new Solitaire on your computer

The game will be included with every version of Windows 10 when it’s released this summer.

The biggest company in the world – but one of Apple’s biggest investors says it’s actually undervalued

And he says it’s ‘poised’ to enter two major markets soon.

From TheJournal.ie #Girlswithtoys is trending to show that science is not just for boys The Menz
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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your privacy?

Or is it a thing of the past?

These are Ireland’s most viewed YouTube videos Charlie Bit My Finger This post contains videos

These are Ireland’s most viewed YouTube videos

Surprisingly, there are no cat videos, but there is one called ‘Ultimate Dog Tease’.

Technology - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Does the screen quality of a smartphone matter any longer? TechKnowHow This post contains a poll

Does the screen quality of a smartphone matter any longer?

Terms like ppi, 1080p and Super AMOLED and pixel count are thrown around regularly, but does it matter any longer?

Technology - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How hackers built software to steal naked photos from hundreds of women automatically Nudes

How hackers built software to steal naked photos from hundreds of women automatically

Brandon Bourret and Athanasios Andrianakis were arrested on May 8 and accused of creating a piece of software named “Photofucket”.

This event wants to bring Irish research to you while you’re having a pint

Pint of Science is in its second year where ti tries to bridge the gap between the general public and Irish researchers.

What’s it like to turn down $3 billion? This guy knows (and he has no regrets)

Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel says Facebook’s interest just showed him he was on the right track.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Hyperlapses, staying away from your phone during dinner time and getting rid of spam SMS messages.

Technology - Friday 15 May, 2015

Denis O’Brien received a lifetime achievement award for contribution to tech industry

The award recognises the “valuable contribution made by an individual to the growth of the technology industry”

Toshiba’s second Chromebook manages to right the wrongs of the original

It’s learnt a number of lessons from its first Chromebook, and a price drop makes it more tempting, but is it worth the purchase?

From TheJournal.ie Max Mosley and Google end their legal fight over S&M orgy photos Whipped

Max Mosley and Google end their legal fight over S&M orgy photos

Google had been ordered to prevent pictures of Mosley at an S&M orgy from appearing in the search engine.

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The EU’s proposal for a single digital market has an unlikely supporter

Zuckerberg believes such a system would help Facebook and other tech companies in the long run.

Technology - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 The app helping GAA players tackle the issue of drugs in sport Doping

The app helping GAA players tackle the issue of drugs in sport

Limerick’s Paudie O’Brien has praised the MedCheck app.

This site wants to try identify any image you show it

It’s a new project from Wolfram Alpha and it’s quite good at recognising general objects.

How do you want your Windows 10? Cos there’s going to be seven different versions…

The different versions will be released this summer, which may cause some confusion.

Technology - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

This camera drone flies itself and will follow you wherever you go*

*Provided you’re carrying a tracker with you.

One year later, how has the ‘Right to be forgotten’ panned out for Europe?

While more than 250,000 requests have been made, the issue remains as divisive as ever.

Are you using your phone’s voice features to its fullest?

If not, using it for the right situations can speed up the more mundane tasks you use your phone for.

Technology - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Happy 150th birthday Nokia. Here’s why we owe so much to the 3210

While it has a long and varied history, one device is still fondly remembered above everything else.

Now anyone can use Skype’s real-time video chat translator

Four spoken languages – English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin – are supported by the service and is available to anyone with Windows 8.1 or above.

A peeing droid has caused Google to suspend its map editing service

A “strong user” who had auto-approval privileges was responsible for the prank.

This startup is trying to solve the tricky business of finding graduates jobs

Having launched in March, Shake.io aims to connect students with paid graduate positions and internships.

Technology - Monday 11 May, 2015

Facebook thinks it has found a way to hurt Google’s search business

It’s testing its own search engine, which will allow users to search and find links to articles without leaving the site.

This is why Windows 10 is going to be the ‘last version of Windows’

Microsoft want to deliver Windows as a service, providing smaller, more frequent updates instead of major ones.

Technology - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Here’s what you need to know about buying headphones

Considering how much music and audio we listen to, it’s worth picking out the right type of headphones to use.

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