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Technology - Today’s News


Technology - Yesterday’s News

Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them

It’s easy to do, they’re just hidden away.

Google has taught its AI how to beat humans at video games

Although it won’t do as well in a game of Ms. Pac Man.

YouTube has a major problem despite having a billion users

And it’s something that has been troubling it since it was bought by Google in 2006.

Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

Technology - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

How do you record something that’s happening on your phone (without a second camera)?

Because sometimes a screenshot just isn’t enough.

Reddit puts its foot down on revenge porn and stolen nude pics

Six months after the stolen photos of nude celebrities leaked, Reddit bans anyone from uploading nude photos without consent.

Rejoice! We’re getting an Irish tricolour Emoji

A ‘black Santa’ is also included in new range of racially-diverse Apple Emojis.

From British and American spies hacked company that makes Irish driving licences Every Move You Make

British and American spies hacked company that makes Irish driving licences

Edward Snowden claims the NSA and GCHQ also targeted SIM cards used by companies including Vodafone and O2.

Technology - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Lenovo is really sorry for effectively putting malware on its PCs

Like, it’s really, really sorry.

Here’s how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

Google’s blogging site is banning anything that resembles porn

Unless it’s artistic, then it’s fine.

This smartwatch only took 30 minutes to raise €1 million on Kickstarter

It helps that it’s from the makers of one of the best smartwatches out there.

Apple Pay just got two major rivals all of a sudden

And one has been sitting on its own service since 2011.

Technology - Monday 23 February, 2015

Facebook accused of giving users a false sense of control

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission found that the company’s privacy policy violates European law.

Sorry Irish parents: your children won’t get to see YouTube Kids

The Android app is only in the US for now, meaning you will need to find another way to entertain the kids.

Apple is building an €850 million data centre in Athenry

The €1.7 billion investment in Europe was announced by the tech giant this morning.

Samsung may be ditching the plastic for good for its next big phone

And it’s going to have a curved screen and all.

Technology - Sunday 22 February, 2015

This is the story behind *those* Gaelic Football and Hurling games – Part 2

Development constraints and lack of familiarity with hurling didn’t exactly help matters.

Weird Wide Web: Selfie proposals, a drone circus and the best looking console game EVER

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

So what’s the deal with Smart TVs?

Almost every TV now comes with some kind of smart capability, but do they add anything to the experience?

From Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details Nice Data We'll Take It This post contains videos

Flying somewhere? The EU wants to add you to a giant database of passenger details

This time it may actually happen, and it all sounds a little sinister

Technology - Saturday 21 February, 2015

This is the story behind *those* Gaelic Football and Hurling games – Part 1

One that goes back much further than you would expect.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring the apps that will simplify everything, a solution to your photo woes and a tranquil snowboarding game.

Meet the 23-year-old guy who makes $500,000 a year from tweeting ‘facts’

He only joined Twitter because he was a Britney fan.

Technology - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The NSA may be able to listen to phone calls around the world The Sims

The NSA may be able to listen to phone calls around the world

That’s according to Edward Snowden.

Forget iPhones, Apple wants to start selling electric cars in five years

The tech giant has been poaching staff from electric car company Tesla.

If you bought a Lenovo laptop recently, you may want to check it soon

It could have software called Superfish, and it contains some major security flaws (but you can remove it).

Technology - Thursday 19 February, 2015

This is why Snapchat fully deserves a €16 billion valuation

While jokes about it may still fly around, Snapchat has become so much more than just a picture messaging app.

From Who owns our digital fingerprints? Opinion

Who owns our digital fingerprints?

Think about your day 15 years ago; you could have gone about your business leaving almost no trace of yourself. Not anymore, data is changing our world.

Technology - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Will this feature convince you to ditch Spotify for Google Play Music?

It’s called Concierge and it’s will provide custom playlists based on your situation and mood.

Here’s how to set up strong antivirus protection on your computer

Because a good choice will go a long way.

Technology - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

The boss of Google’s Dublin HQ is stepping down

John Herlihy joined the company in 2005.

Is this weird Sony contraption better than Google Glass?

Yet they’re not exactly stylish, are they?

After record profits, Apple is preparing to make a LOT of smartwatches for April

The tech giant will start off by making five to six million watches first as its April launch approaches.

From Want to learn to write code? Here’s how… Coder

Want to learn to write code? Here’s how…

Understanding how software is made is increasingly important (but it needn’t cost you the earth to learn).

Technology - Monday 16 February, 2015

Irish banks ‘targeted’ in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions

Banks across the world were allegedly hacked over a two-year period.

Google to allow companies more time to fix problems before it screams ‘gotcha’

The change comes after the company’s Project Zero initiative was criticised by Microsoft for revealing a flaw two days before a fix was due.

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