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Take a trip and see how creative computer viruses were back in the day

When malware was just designed not to take your data, but simply crash your computer.

Facebook’s plan to connect the world has been dealt a major blow in India

India’s telecoms regulator has outlawed differential pricing for data packages, meaning Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ plan won’t be allowed in the country.

Google doesn’t just want its cars to be driverless but wireless too

The company is testing out wireless charging with its self-driving cars, by using a special transmitter embedded in the ground


Technology - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Why this 3D printing startup is making the move towards physical stores

After experimenting with its first store, 3D printing fashion startup Love & Robots is looking to make it a permanent fixture in Dublin, and has an eye on further afield.

The one thing most businesses still screw up on social media

One of the world’s top social media experts shares his simple advice that all companies can follow.

This is how you can control your desktop remotely

Or just help solve someone else’s PC/Mac problem without having to leave your own.

Technology - Saturday 6 February, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring round calendars, bare-bones radio and surviving in an alien world.

From This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike Whoops

This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike

He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.

Technology - Friday 5 February, 2016

From European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College Virtual Reality

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

Technology - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago – here’s what’s changed over the years

It’s come a long way since it was called TheFacebook.

Turns out Irish drivers want night vision and remote shutdown for their cars

The findings from an AA survey suggests that Irish motorists are more keen on safety features than autonomous cars.

Not content with number one albums, Taylor Swift is going to release her own game

The company behind the successful Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will be developing the smartphone game.

Technology - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be

The company’s new set-top box is arriving next week, and it’s plans to tie together both traditional and online media.

Rich international investors are mad for Irish businesses

They gave over €240 million to Irish SMEs last year.

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you

The gripper is made out of rubber and can pick up objects that are 80 times its own weight.

Technology - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data

The details concerning the EU-US Privacy Shield will be finalised over the coming months.

Even Sesame Street is getting into the venture-capital game

Big Bird and friends have decided to invest in startups.

YouTube stars apologise for trying to trademark ‘reaction’ videos

The Fine Brothers reversed the decision after a major backlash saw them lose hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

The world’s most valuable company begins with an A, but it’s no longer Apple

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is now the world’s most valuable company.

Technology - Monday 1 February, 2016

Bill Gates confesses: ‘I memorised license plates to keep track of employees’

Microsoft’s founder talked about his intense work ethic in an appearance on Desert Island Discs.

Google Chrome will be getting itself a makeover

And you can access some of the changes so long as you don’t mind messing with experimental features.

Technology - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Want to make your phone more useful? Try automating tasks

It might not be for everyone but it can speed tasks up or allow you to carry out entirely different actions.

Technology - Saturday 30 January, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring train times, dozing off to podcasts and expressions for alarms.

Airbnb has become such a behemoth it’s generating spin-off businesses

A new Irish startup is feeding off the popularity of the home sharing service.

Technology - Thursday 28 January, 2016

This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust

The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.

From State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime Privacy Rights

State slapped with legal action over Irish data protection regime

Digital Rights Ireland claims the State has not properly implemented EU legislation on data protection.

So after its best year ever, what’s next for Facebook?

The company generated €16.45 billion in revenue and now has 1.59 billion monthly active users.

Technology - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Does your browser crash frequently? Flash could be the problem

And it’s easy to disable so it doesn’t bother you again.

The iPhone may have finally reached its peak

Apple expects iPhone sales to decline over the next quarter, the first time since the original was launched in 2007.

Technology - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Facebook’s best-kept secret is a second website that’s for talking to your friends

Should Facebook be banned in your workplace, there’s another way around it.

Investors are worried that iPhone sales have finally reached their limit

Analysts are expecting Apple to report a significant slowdown in sales growth at its earnings call.

Uber’s latest weapon in its quest for world domination is a children’s toy

Bop it, twist it, tap it… It’s the children’s toy from 1996.

Technology - Monday 25 January, 2016

There’s a prank website that will crash your iPhone when you visit it

Thankfully it won’t do any major harm if you do end up clicking it.

The reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland

The €1.2 million raised by VT Networks will make Ireland more friendly for smart devices.

There seems to be no escape from Facebook’s dominance

It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.

Twitter really isn’t messing around with its restructuring plans

Four of its top executives are now leaving the company as the company tries to reverse its fortunes.


This is what the massive new Facebook data centre in Meath will look like

The company’s first data centre in Ireland is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018.

Technology - Sunday 24 January, 2016

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Trailers: These are the 10 Netflix original shows people will be watching in 2016

Here’s the line-up for the year of online TV.

This is how you should take care of your headphones

You want them to last as long as possible, and a little care goes a long way.

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