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Technology - Today’s News

WATCH: This ad for Sony’s 4K HDTV is unbelievably beautiful

Watching Winning Streak on this thing would be a religious experience.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’ Second Internet Revolution

Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’

The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.

From TheJournal.ie The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin Bleeding Art

The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin

The Science Gallery has a new exhibition but it’s not for the faint-hearted…

Technology - Yesterday’s News

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014) We Hardly Knew Ye This post contains images

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)

Why do the good die young?

This team is trying to create 3D audio for virtual reality

THRIVE, which is based in TCD, has been working on creating immersive 3D audio for the good part of a decade and now they’re bringing it to virtual reality.

Someone just bought an Apple computer for $905,000

Someone just bought an Apple computer for $905,000

But not just ANY Apple computer…

Technology - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Review: Should the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact be your next phone? Pros And Cons This post contains images

Review: Should the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact be your next phone?

Compact in both name and nature, but does it have what it takes to outclass its rivals?

Here’s how you should rescue a soaking wet smartphone*

*For those of us not lucky enough to own a waterproof or water-resistant device.

Apple posts new security warning for iCloud users

There are numerous reports of attacks on iClouds users in China.

Technology - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl Child Sexual Abuse

Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl

He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.

Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad’s day done?

Smartphone sales were worth over half the company’s income in the last three months.

Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

From The Daily Edge At last! The world’s first hoverboard has arrived Back To The Future

At last! The world’s first hoverboard has arrived

We can all be Marty McFly.

Technology - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying Trolling

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying

“I was the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

From TheJournal.ie Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century Digital Skills

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century

A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.

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From TheJournal.ie The government is spending €245 million on five world-class science centres Yeah Science!

The government is spending €245 million on five world-class science centres

The funding will support 700 existing and new scientific research positions.

Technology - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail Clampdown

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

Thinking of getting an iPhone 6 Plus? Here’s what’s good and bad about it

They usually say bigger is better, but is this the case for Apple’s entry into the phablet market?

How to transfer contacts from one smartphone to another

At some point you’re going to have to change phones and with it, transfer your contacts list. Here’s how.

Technology - Saturday 18 October, 2014

This Irish YouTuber went from 2,500 to 1.5 million subs in the space of a year

And it’s the most subscribed Irish YouTube channel out there.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a way to control your music player via hand gestures, Skype’s answer to instant messaging, and the perfect app for those who just can’t get the right shot.

A shop in China is selling the iPhone 6, and has a tailor to make pants pockets bigger

It’s obviously a publicity stunt – so, is it working?

Technology - Friday 17 October, 2014

Apple quietly announced a new Sim card that could shake up the mobile industry

It allows you to quickly switch between carriers.

From TheJournal.ie A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish Digital Skills

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

Long-term gambles causes Google’s earnings to fall

The hiring of nearly 3,000 more employees and investing in “moon shot” projects like driverless cars and drones has caused expenses to increase by 30%.

Technology - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Apple takes iOS 8 criticism to heart with major update arriving next week

iOS 8.1 will be available to download on Monday and is expected to fix many of the problems that plagued the original release.

Apple announces its thinnest tablet yet, the iPad Air 2

The new iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thick, a reduction from the 7.5mm on the original iPad Air, and will cost €509 for the basic 16GB version.

Here’s how much Google’s new Nexus devices will cost you

Let’s hope you have some deep pockets if you want the Nexus 6.

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