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Technology - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

Pac-Man, Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog are getting their own An Post stamps

It’s almost like it’s the 90s all over again.

Technology - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

REVEALED: Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad Mini show up in iTunes

Based on the photos, it doesn’t seem as if the iPad Air 2 will be much different from its predecessor in terms of design.

Google’s latest smartphone is a 6-inch behemoth

Alongside revealing the Nexus 6, it also announced a 9-inch tablet and the latest edition of Android called Lollipop.

This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk

The risk-assessment tool will help protect the planet from falling debris from disintegrating spacecrafts and satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

Technology - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Taxi app Hailo is pulling out of North America because of a price war

The company has also lost one of its CEOs.

Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs

A report today said the two companies are doing this so women working for them can delay childbearing which could hamper their careers.

The Double Irish is dead, long live the ‘knowledge-development box’

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

Snapchat vows to improve security after third-party app leaks photos

In a statement on its site, the company said it was prohibiting access to any application that uses its platform as it develops its own public API.

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Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO

The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.

Someone bought ebola.com and is trying to sell it off for €118,500

The owners of the domain name say they’ve received “many inquiries” about it over the years, but have yet to sell it.

Technology - Monday 13 October, 2014

Third-party site admits it was the source of 100,000 leaked Snapchat photos

Snapsaved.com, a third-party site which allows users to save photos from Snapchat, claimed that a misconfiguration in its server was responsible for 100,000 photos and videos being leaked.

Soon Twitter users in France will be able to transfer money via tweets

The banking group BPCE will soon allow Twitter users to tweet money to one another, regardless of whether they’re with the bank or not.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe The Price Of Power

Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

Samsung says it’s developed WiFi technology that’s five times faster

Samsung says it’s developed WiFi technology that’s five times faster

The new speeds would allow a 1GB movie to be downloaded in less than three seconds and allow uncompressed HD videos to be streamed in real-time.

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