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Technology - Today’s News

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Facebook’s solar-powered laser drone masterplan is starting to take shape From Above This post contains videos

Facebook’s solar-powered laser drone masterplan is starting to take shape

The drones will beam down internet from 90,000 feet.

Solitaire is back on Windows but it’s going to cost you

That’s right, it’s a freemium game.

Cash pool for female startup founders needed to ‘end discrimination against women’

An Oireachtas committee wants a €25 million fund set aside for female entrepreneurs.

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Samsung is going to lower the price of its phones to compete with the iPhone

The company is considering adjusting the price for the S6 and S6 Edge after sales disappoint.

This boss sold his company for a fortune – then gave his staff over €200,000 each

Nevzat Aydin said he was setting a “bad example” for other employers.

Facebook is growing and growing – and it has some new things in store

The only way Facebook is heading is up.

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Technology - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Don’t want to wait for Windows 10 to arrive? Here’s how to speed up the process

If you’re getting impatient, you can get it sooner rather than later.

You can be really lazy now when wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook

You can be really lazy now when wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook

It only requires you to reply with a single number.

Nokia isn’t making phones, but it is making this weird-looking 360-degree camera

No word as to whether it can play Snake or not.

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This Dutch bank will let you log into your account using only your voice

The company behind the tech say it’s more secure than a PIN or password.

Windows 10 is out today, so what do you need to know?

The response to it has been pretty positive so far.

Technology - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Some of the world’s top scientists think it’s judgement day in the battle against robo-killers Taking No Chances

Some of the world’s top scientists think it’s judgement day in the battle against robo-killers

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak are all on board.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick Job Fairy

Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick

Taxi drivers have protested against the app in other countries.

Just Eat’s ‘upmarket’ delivery rival is about to go global

Deliveroo, which launched in Ireland in April, has raised $70 million to fuel its growth.

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Technology - Monday 27 July, 2015

Android phones have a serious flaw that could allow hackers in with one text

And as many as 950 million Android phones could be affected by it.

Twitter’s been cracking down on stolen jokes – and it’s not a new thing

If you’re losing out commercially, it will.

This monitor wants to wirelessly charge your phone while you work

The charger is built into the base of the SE370, a 1080p computer monitor from Samsung.

5 charts that show how much Irish jobs have changed in less than one generation

There have been some big changes in the country over the past two decades.

Technology - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Does using an iPad charger help charge your iPhone faster?

You’ve heard the claims but is this actually the case?

Technology - Saturday 25 July, 2015

We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals’ staff

The stakes are high when it comes to recruiting the best talent.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being a millionaire hacker? It’s easier than you might think Easy Money

Fancy being a millionaire hacker? It’s easier than you might think

Learn some code, pick up some Russian… and be ok with living a criminal life. Easy as 1,2,3…

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring short films shot in 360-degree, a service designed around vertical video and pruning trees (seriously, it’s far better than it sounds).

Technology - Friday 24 July, 2015

While you were sleeping, this man quietly made 7 BILLION dollars

We’d be happy enough finding a loose fiver behind the couch.

Technology - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Google Maps knows where you’ve been and it’s making it easier for you to check

But you can disable location tracking pretty easily if you want.

Lost in translation? This Irish language-tech startup is here to help

Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines is growing fast.

Technology - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

YouTube is addressing one of the biggest problems with mobile videos

And it’s taking a leaf out of Snapchat’s book.

An Irish startup thinks it can stop you from blocking online ads

The digital ad wars are heating up.

Should you bother ejecting a USB drive properly?

You’re regularly nagged about it when you don’t but is it any harm to just take it out manually?

Technology - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage SpaceX

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

People are really annoyed at Twitter for deleting their background pics

It’s replaced them all with a completely white background and it’s hurting everyone’s eyes.

From TheJournal.ie Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds Messi Situation

Women are on the Fifa 16 cover – and some people are losing their minds

What about the men?! Oh, there’s one right there.

Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install

The vulnerability could allow someone to take over your computer by getting you to open a document or directing you to a webpage.

Technology - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This map reveals the unique playlist of cities across the world Choons

This map reveals the unique playlist of cities across the world

Cork is MAD for The Coronas.

There’s a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure

And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now

But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.

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