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Technology - Today’s News

Here are the new Android Lollipop features you should know about

The update from Google is packed with a wide variety of new features and ideas that will make thing much easier for you.

Technology - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Facebook named as host of chat which described horrific murder plan for a soldier Fusilier

Facebook named as host of chat which described horrific murder plan for a soldier

After the solider’s death, an online discussion about killing a solider between one of the men and someone overseas was uncovered.

Sony places its hopes in the PS4 as it undergoes major changes

The company will slash its TV and smartphone lineup, and place greater focus on its image sensor business as it tries to reverse losses.

From The Daily Edge Gaming controller that drains your blood as you play suspended by Kickstarter Blood Sport

UK spies can’t handle all of the data they collect

This was disclosed by GCHQ during an inquiry into the investigation of Lee Rigby’s murder.

Apple’s virtual reality ambitions are beginning to take shape

The company is on the lookout for an engineer who will work on “high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems.”

Technology - Monday 24 November, 2014

So Samsung’s flagship phone didn’t do as well as expected

The company sold 12 million Galaxy S5 units in 90 days, a 40% drop compared to its predecessor, with overstocking a major issue.

From TheJournal.ie Irish computers are being attacked by one of the most sophisticated viruses ever Regin

Irish computers are being attacked by one of the most sophisticated viruses ever

The virus named Regin is thought to have been created by a government in the last six years.

Technology - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Review: Is Lollipop the best version of Android yet?

The new update sports a fresh look and a plethora of new features, but what is it like in practice?

From The Daily Edge Facebook’s new ‘special video’ will thank your friends for a ‘wild ride’ Snigger

Facebook’s new ‘special video’ will thank your friends for a ‘wild ride’

Looks like they didn’t test it on any Irish people…

What smart items for the home are out there?

The smart homes industry is beginning to grow, but what exactly is out there?

Technology - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 of the most idiotic iPhone survival tests ever attempted Icant

9 of the most idiotic iPhone survival tests ever attempted

Don’t try these at home… or anywhere.

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring an easy way to record podcasts, one of the best apps out there getting a new release, and a game that combines the best of Frogger and Flappy Bird.

Technology - Friday 21 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Irish mum set up a Minecraft convention. The response has been absolutely crazy Minecraft

This Irish mum set up a Minecraft convention. The response has been absolutely crazy

Lisa O’Brien sold 1,500 tickets in just nine hours for events in Dublin and Meath.

The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year

And it’s expected that nearly half of the world’s population will have online access by 2018.

How this project took inspiration from Pacman to help students study better

A final-year psychology project used gaming principles inspired from games like Pacman and Pokémon to help college students work more efficiently.

Technology - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site Camera Obscura

Irish CCTV cameras being streamed on Russian site

There are currently 53 Irish cameras on the website.

There’s been a small, but important change made to the App Store

At the very least, it will make apps with in-app purchases a little more honest.

Privacy shouldn’t be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds

The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you 007

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

Technology - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Explainer: Why is Uber in such hot water right now?

The lift-sharing service has been strongly criticised after an exec said it should smear journalists who criticised it, but its problems run much deeper.

That Apple Watch you’re eyeing up isn’t going to be a standalone device

New guidelines for developers has revealed a number of details about the smartwatch including the fact you will need your iPhone to work it.

These are the keyboard shortcuts that you will find useful

Because there are more useful ones than Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V.

Facebook has decided that you need another app to download

This time it’s turned Groups into its own app, bringing the total number of available Facebook apps up to six.

From TheJournal.ie The US military wants to build a drone carrying “mothership” Modern Warfare

The US military wants to build a drone carrying “mothership”

Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.

Technology - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Apple and Google have released some important updates for your smartphone

Android Lollipop has officially started to roll out while iOS 8 has received an update designed to speed up older iPhones and iPads.

Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security

The next update for Android and iOS will include end-to-end encryption, which will make sure the only people getting a message are the sender and receiver

This software can help describe what’s happening in an image

Researchers from Google and Stanford University has developed software which can describe the scene shown in an image.

Samsung adopts a ‘less is more’ approach for its smartphone business

The manufacturer is slashing the number of smartphones it issues by up to one-third.

Snapchat is letting you send money to friends, but don’t get excited

It’s an interesting development, but there are a few caveats involved.

Life after Microsoft sees Nokia unveil its own iPad clone

Nokia has returned to devices by unveiling the N1 tablet, a 7.9-inch device which will run on Android Lollipop.

Technology - Monday 17 November, 2014

Explainer: Why does Facebook want to build a new site to compete with LinkedIn?

They’re the same reasons why any company tries to expand into a new area.

Uber and Spotify are allowing passengers to control the music during their trip

But Uber’s drivers have a few concerns about the new partnership.

Google’s plans to start testing its WiFi balloons in Australia

20 WiFi beaming balloons will be launched across Western Queensland as part of its plan to bring internet access to the world.

Your employer could soon be encouraging you to check Facebook*

*as it’s working on a specialised site called ‘Facebook at Work’

Technology - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Dogs on holidays, a lovable troll and Kim Kardashian’s giant rear end

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

So you want to learn how to code? Here’s how to get started

It’s never been easier to start learning, and there are many free online resources to help you out.

Technology - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The five things you should know about net neutrality On The Line

The five things you should know about net neutrality

The first thing is what it is.

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