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Technology - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Hackers have scared Hollywood into not releasing Seth Rogen’s new North Korea film Glorious Leader

Hackers have scared Hollywood into not releasing Seth Rogen’s new North Korea film

It comes after cinema chains all over the US dropped plans for ‘The Interview’ from their screens.

Looking for a good night’s sleep? Here are your options

For when you’ve run out of Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy-Snooze.

Sony Pictures is being sued by former employees over private info leak

Two former employees are filing the lawsuit on behalf of others in a similar situation, and described the leaks as ‘an epic nightmare.’

One in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet

65% of Irish people said they use the internet every day.

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Technology - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what Ireland searched for on Google in 2014 Break The Internet

Here’s what Ireland searched for on Google in 2014

Some of it is predictable, some of it is baffling.

Technology - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Rupert Murdoch tweets ‘congrats’ to his newspaper after ‘bloody outcome’ to Sydney siege

Rupert Murdoch tweets ‘congrats’ to his newspaper after ‘bloody outcome’ to Sydney siege

The Australian-born media magnate has been criticised by some for being insensitive.

Skype’s newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

Skype’s newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

As well as supporting two spoken languages, Skype Translator Preview also supports more than 40 languages on its instant messaging service.

Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege

The company’s surge pricing model increases rates in the city by up to four times their usual cost.

From TheJournal.ie The script for the new James Bond film was stolen in the Sony hack Shaken

Technology - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Online vigilantes, a tech founder lashing out and apps to help your sex life

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

From TheJournal.ie Steve Jobs predicted the future of e-commerce in 1996 Online Jobs

Steve Jobs predicted the future of e-commerce in 1996

And was pretty much bang on.

Technology - Saturday 13 December, 2014

These are the gadgets you want to have underneath your Christmas tree

With only a week and a half left until Christmas Day, there’s still time to get a great gift for someone you know.

Explainer: Why IBM could hold the keys to smarter apps and services AI

Explainer: Why IBM could hold the keys to smarter apps and services

Its artificial intelligence Watson is one of the most powerful devices out there, but how will it tie into our day-to-day lives?

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a proper rival to Google Maps, a way to properly sort out your contacts list, and your best opportunity to get into the Game of Thrones world.

Planning on shopping online? Here’s what to keep in mind

It’s the busiest time of the year for online shopping, but what should you be aware of before you hit the ‘buy’ button?

Technology - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Want to give to Irish charities this Christmas? Here are 8 easy ways Charity Cheer

Sony’s nightmare continues as employees’ medical records are leaked

Private documents and spreadsheets containing the health information of employees and their spouses and children have been leaked.

Could a dislike button be on the cards for Facebook?

They’re thinking about it, but it might not come in the form you would expect.

Technology - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Want to use Gmail as Gaeilge? Now you can!

More than 60,000 words and phrases were translated as the new feature was introduced today.

Which games should you get for your Wii U this Christmas?

After a shaky start, Nintendo’s latest console has steadied the ship thanks to some great titles , but which ones are worth your attention?

Sony fights back against hackers by attacking sites sharing its stolen data

The company is reportedly trying to disrupt downloads of its stolen files by launching Denial of Service attacks on torrent sites.

From The Daily Edge ‘Dubsmash’ is the annoying video app taking over your Facebook feed Hasta La Vista
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The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn’t Google or Apple

Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram is now bigger than Twitter No Filter

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter

For the first time, it has more users than Twitter.

Sky has joined the fibre broadband wars. And it’s undercutting its main rivals

All the big telecoms players are offering high-speed broadband in Ireland from today.

Technology - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Which games should you get for your Xbox One this Christmas?

Microsoft’s console has had a steady twelve months, but which games are worth paying attention to?

From The Daily Edge Facebook wants to put an end to your mortifying drunk selfies No Selfie Control

Facebook wants to put an end to your mortifying drunk selfies

The social media giant is developing technology to prevent you embarrassing yourself. Nice of them.

Dutch trains are trying out lasers to blast rail debris away

Placed just in front of the wheels, the lasers are able to remove leaves and other debris from the tracks while the train is moving.

Not using your tablet as often as you would like? Turn it into a second display

It’s always handy to have a second screen for your laptop or computer, and using your tablet is an inexpensive way of doing this.

The Pirate Bay has been taken down after Swedish police seized servers

Police confirmed there had been a “crackdown! on a server room because of copyright infringement.

From TheJournal.ie #LoveHate, selfies, and @BrianODriscoll: This was 2014 on Twitter Blessed

#LoveHate, selfies, and @BrianODriscoll: This was 2014 on Twitter

We did a LOT of tweeting this year.

Technology - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Which games should you get for your Playstation 4 this Christmas?

The console has been a bright light in Sony’s troubled year, but which games should you look out for?

These are the videos Irish people couldn’t stop watching this year

Be prepared to say ‘Oh yeah, I remember that’ a few times.

Travelling outside the EU? Be careful as roaming charges are on the up

Irish mobile operators have almost doubled the cost of roaming charges outside the EU in the space of six months.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what those US journalists ‘rejected’ by our Ministers made of us Radio Waves

Technology - Monday 8 December, 2014

Samsung is giving Gear VR owners a lot of warnings before they use it

The device is now available to purchase from Samsung’s US store, but it comes with a large number of precautions.

Sony suffers another cyberattack as Playstation Network goes down

Users were unable to log in to the service for a number of hours as a hacker group overwhelmed it with high traffic.

Technology - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This flying car has gone on loads of successful test drives My Wings

Weird Wide Web: Steve Jobs back from the dead, smart tree lights and Zoella tops Harry Potter

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

What are the tablets to look out for this Christmas?

Because there’s more out there than just the iPad.

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