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Technology - Today’s News

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Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4*

*It was for a good cause, in fairness.

Which country is buying the most iPhones? (Hint: It’s not the US)

Apple’s home turf is selling a lot of iPhones – but not enough to topple the current champ.

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Technology - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Weird Wide Web: Invisible boyfriends, reckless Snapchats and what it’s like to have your life stolen online Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Invisible boyfriends, reckless Snapchats and what it’s like to have your life stolen online

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

Need some aid getting your budget in order? These services will help

Keeping your spending under control is easier said than done, but there are a vast collection of apps and services which can aid you.

Technology - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Review: Will the Nest Thermostat help reduce your heating bill?

A lot has been made out about the company Google bought last year, but does it really make things easier for you?

From dial-up to The Devil Wears Prada: How the internet helped this writer’s career

Sophia Stuart’s career began when the internet was taking its first steps, and her fascination with it took her all over the world.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a relaxing ski down the slopes, instant messaging based around drawings, and new motivation to get all those tasks done.

Technology - Thursday 22 January, 2015

This eccentric entrepreneur wants to kill Skype

MegaChat, his new video calling service, is said to offer end-to-end encryption to keep calls private.

From TheJournal.ie That escalated quickly… There are now over a hundred ‘shipping glitter’ sites for sale Mad World

Why are people getting so excited about Microsoft’s new headset?

Microsoft’s HoloLens promises to blend both the virtual and real-world, and it may just work.

Internet Explorer is finally, officially, definitely dead RIP

Internet Explorer is finally, officially, definitely dead

Microsoft’s Windows 10 keynote saw it touch on devices, holograms, mobile, Xbox One and a new web browser.

Technology - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

WhatsApp gets itself a web version, but iPhone owners won’t be able to use it

The CEO of WhatsApp said that “Apple’s platform limitations” was the reason why no iOS version is available.

Facebook says it has had a MASSIVE effect on the economy

The service is certainly influential, but where did it get its figure from?

Here’s how you can create your own micro-apps on your iPhone

Workflow allows you to create custom tasks on your iPhone by combining actions from existing apps.

Technology - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

If you’re using one of these passwords, you’re in serious trouble

Although it’s not too late to change it to something better.

From TheJournal.ie Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google’s next project Match Made In The Heavens

Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google’s next project

Reports say Google are planning a big investment in SpaceX.

Technology - Monday 19 January, 2015

The group that brought PSN/Xbox Live down gets a taste of its own medicine

Both usernames and passwords of those using Lizard Squad’s tool LizardStresser, a tool which allowed anyone to launch their own DDoS attack, were exposed after it was allegedly hacked.

Microsoft’s latest patent could remove one of the most annoying problems in cinema

A new patent for an ‘Inconspicuous Mode’, which would silence your phone anytime you enter a cinema, was recently granted to Microsoft.

Technology - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Meet the 17-year-old whose company is helping out YouTube channels

Shane Corry founded Creative Nation, a company which helps YouTube channels grown in return for a percentage of revenue.

From TheJournal.ie These incredible works of art were all created with Apple products Little Wonders

These incredible works of art were all created with Apple products

Artists and photographers have been using their iPads and iPhones to create some stunning pieces.

Weird Wide Web: Terrorist hackers, missing children on Facebook and the anti-Tinder

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

Finding yourself: Here’s the right way to Google yourself

Sometimes we do it for fun, but it’s worth checking what results come up online in case there’s something

Technology - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to become a movie character? This is what it’s like* The Doghouse

Ever wanted to become a movie character? This is what it’s like*

*You may find yourself apologising to someone afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie This gorgeous eco-friendly house produces more than 3 times the energy it needs Scandinavian Luxury

This gorgeous eco-friendly house produces more than 3 times the energy it needs

Architects haven’t scrimped on luxury… The extra energy is used to heat an outdoor swimming pool, and there’s a sauna too.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring Microsoft’s cross between Word and Wordpress, playlists based around learning instead of music and a one-bit ninja.

Review: Is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge a fun concept or the future?

A curved screen on one side is Samsung’s attempt to innovate, but does it add much to the overall experience?

Technology - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks Not A Game

Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks

The 18-year-old was detained as part of a joint effort between police in Britain and the United States.

From The Daily Edge No Irish release date for Facebook at Work yet — but here’s what it’ll look like Networkin'

This is why Google is going back to the drawing board with Glass

The company will stop selling the device in its current format on 19 January, saying it wants to build for the future instead.

Ask.fm is cleaning up its act … with a little help from this Irish expert

Ask.fm is cleaning up its act … with a little help from this Irish expert

The controversial site moved to Dublin last year — a move that caused some concern amongst ministers.

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One of the best smartphone games of 2014 made almost €5 million

Not bad for a game that initially cost €732,000 to make.

Technology - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

YouTube videos taking too long to load up? This may make things more bearable

A slow connection can make watching YouTube videos a pain, but there are plugins that can help.

Ireland has the seventh fastest broadband speeds in the world

According to a new report from Akamai, speeds in the country are now at an average of 13.9 Mbps, faster than speeds in the UK and Germany.

Technology - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This interactive adventure story on Twitter is ingenious Path Less Travelled
From TheJournal.ie Up to 80 new jobs set for Blanchardstown Jobswatch

Up to 80 new jobs set for Blanchardstown

Recruitment activity is already underway to fill the newly created positions in the software company.

Technology - Monday 12 January, 2015

Google Translate’s next update will allow you to speak any language anywhere

The update will allow users to translate spoken words into another language in real-time, similar to Skype.

Microsoft criticises Google for revealing a Windows bug before it could fix it

The company has criticised Google’s Project Zero for revealing details of a Windows 8.1 vulnerability two days before it was due to fix it.

Technology - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Saving photos on the cloud? Here’s the easiest way to do it

Cause you need somewhere to put your photos from the break.

Technology - Saturday 10 January, 2015

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a game you control with your voice, a way to keep all your private information safe and ways to sort out all your note taking needs.

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