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Technology - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Teleportation will be available within 50 years* Beam Us Up

Teleportation will be available within 50 years*

*That is what 40% of Americans believe, anyway.

Will this year be the turning point for Google Glass and co?

After being closely followed for the past year, Google Glass has seen criticism and negative views, but a turning point could soon be on the cards.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring Google’s entry into the camera app market, the ability to create customised font notes, and a soothing and relaxing experience.

Want to start learning something new? Here’s where you should start

With so much information at our fingertips, where’s the best place to go if you want to learn a new language or brush up on your knowledge of the world?

Technology - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb San Francisco

Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb

A petition has been set up calling on lawmakers in San Francisco to stop the evictions.

Technology - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads

The new ads will allow users to download apps through promoted tweets and outside the app itself.

19-year-old arrested for using Heartbleed to steal taxpayers’ data

The Canada Revenue Agency said 900 social insurance numbers were stolen from its website.

Apple said to integrate Shazam’s song-recognition software into iOS update

The company is partnering with Shazam, whose music-recognition software will be built into Apple’s upcoming mobile software update iOS 8.

Google’s Q1 earnings disappoint investors as ad prices slip

While the shift away from desktop to smartphone and tablets has had a negative impact on its advertising revenue, Google still remains one of the world’s most profitable companies.

Technology - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Google chooses TheJournal.ie app for global trial

The next time you search for an article on Google, you will now have the option of reading it on the app itself.

Project Ara’s first smartphone is expected to arrive in January 2015

The first model, the “grey phone”, will be sold for $50 and the frame used to design it is expected to last for five to six years.

Smartphone industry commit to new anti-theft measures for new devices

The pledge has been backed by the major smartphone makers and the five biggest carriers in the US, and will come into effect on July 2015.

MtGox abandons its plans to rebuild and files for liquidation

If the Tokyo court approves of MtGox’s request, a trustee will be appointed, who will take over management of the company’s assets from its CEO, Mark Karpelés.

Technology - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Google explains why it reads users’ email in terms of service update

The company said that by analysing both incoming and outgoing mail, it allows it to target users with tailored ads and personalised content.

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of using ‘spin’ to take attention away from wind farm protests Protest Goes On

Government accused of using ‘spin’ to take attention away from wind farm protests

Campaigners claim that nothing has changed after the weekend’s announcement that a deal couldn’t reached with the UK on wind energy export.

Technology - Monday 14 April, 2014

1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen – survey

It shows a sharp increase since the last survey in 2013.

Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers*

*If you’re not a developer, there’s still a way to get your hands on it.

Before the iPhone arrived, Google didn’t plan on supporting touchscreens

New documents reveal that when Google was developing its Android operating system, it was built to support traditional phones with buttons.

Facebook awaits approval from Irish Central Bank for e-money service

If approved, it would allow Facebook users to store money on the site and use it to pay and exchange money with others.

Technology - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It’s official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan Shelved

It’s official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan

Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.

Is Augmented Reality here to stay this time?

The technology has been around for years, but after a false start, 2014 could be the year it finally makes a breakthrough.

Technology - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study Social Media

Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study

Researches in Glasgow found that it could have a more dramatic effect than traditional media.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a better way to manage your time, Dropbox’s answer to your photo storing woes and an extreme solution to your alarm clock woes.

Technology - Friday 11 April, 2014

Google will let anyone buy Glass for one day only

And just to make things more complicated, you will need to be based in the US and have $1,500 to get one.

Yep, Amazon is still working on unmanned flying drones

In its annual letter to shareholders, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos also announced a new scheme which would pay unhappy employees $2,000 to leave the company in their first year.

Technology - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Blackberry may stop making phones if they continue losing money

The company’s CEO John Chen said the company plans to not be dependent on handsets for revenue and focus more on investments, acquisitions and partnerships.

Heartbleed causes massive online scare – but don’t change your passwords just yet

Google sites such as GMail and YouTube are clear, the company says.

Technology - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Land Rover’s transparent bonnet concept lets you see what’s under the car

By placing a camera in the car’s grille and feeding the live images to your windscreen, it gives the impression that the bonnet is see-through.

Google Glass is now setting its sights on the workplace

The company announced its Glass for Work program which will allow businesses in the US to develop Glass apps for their own industry.

Microsoft says goodbye to XP by releasing Windows 8.1 update

Although Windows 8.1 users will only have a few weeks to install the update if they want to receive future security updates.

Technology - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

‘Heartbleed’ security bug leaves encrypted web servers at risk

The bug can reveal the contents of a server’s memory – where sensitive data like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers is stored – and allows attackers to steal info without a trace.

From TheJournal.ie The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill Ratio

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.

Experimental zapping treatment allows paralysed men to move their legs again

Experts say while it’s a promising development, allowing the paralysed to stand and move their legs, the experimental treatment isn’t a cure.

European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones

The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the first Irish person inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame Information Superhighway

Meet the first Irish person inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame

No, the award isn’t about YouTube videos or doge memes.

This device can fully charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

StoreDot, a startup from Tel Aviv, says its charger and battery can fully power a smartphone in the space of half a minute.

Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules

Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease Disease And Prevention

The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease

A new €7.5 million fund has been announced to bring higher education institutions and teaching hospitals closer together.

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