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Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
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Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage

May 4th 2021, 7:17 AM 58,440 Views 32 Comments

The couple have been married for 27 years.

Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips
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Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips

Aug 15th 2018, 6:57 AM 11,210 Views 5 Comments

The flaw could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips.

Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws
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Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Jan 5th 2018, 8:39 AM 23,374 Views 20 Comments

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.

People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips
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People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips

Jan 4th 2018, 8:15 AM 18,943 Views 16 Comments

Researchers said any fix for the bug could slow computers down by 30% or more.

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
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There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

May 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,977 Views 21 Comments

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000
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Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000

Mar 5th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,379 Views 16 Comments

The discovery could revolutionise computing as we know it.

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
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# Word Processing Problems

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 PM 15,734 Views 22 Comments

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'
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Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'

Jan 1st 2017, 1:37 PM 20,517 Views 87 Comments

Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life
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# Disconnected

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life

Nov 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,178 Views 27 Comments

An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime
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# Cyber Wars

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime

Nov 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,699 Views 0 Comments

The debate around how to strike back against hackers is ongoing around the world.

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer
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This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

Jul 7th 2016, 2:29 PM 17,112 Views 9 Comments

The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.

These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers
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These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers

May 16th 2016, 2:02 PM 8,649 Views 1 Comment

Training up artificial intelligence takes a lot of work, and it means putting it in sometimes unconventional situations.

'A tour to the past of 15 years ago': Turning off technology for a weekend
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'A tour to the past of 15 years ago': Turning off technology for a weekend

Jan 16th 2016, 10:00 AM 11,991 Views 21 Comments

A group of people will be meeting at a hotel in Donegal next weekend for a digital detox.

Cutting-edge Irish research to help people control objects with their minds
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# Brainwave

Cutting-edge Irish research to help people control objects with their minds

Sep 24th 2015, 6:00 PM 9,364 Views 12 Comments

The implications are startling, from a paralysed person controlling a wheelchair to an amputee operating a prosthetic limb.

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
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Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack

Jun 24th 2015, 4:28 PM 7,285 Views 24 Comments

A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.

Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again
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Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again

Jun 10th 2015, 7:34 PM 7,340 Views 6 Comments

‘IT data’ has been seized.

When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?
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# TechKnowHow

When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?

May 31st 2015, 11:00 AM 30,610 Views 65 Comments

It can be confusing at the best of times, but there are a few things worth keeping in mind.

Intel says 50 years of Moore's Law has transformed our lives
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Intel says 50 years of Moore's Law has transformed our lives

Apr 20th 2015, 10:49 AM 14,703 Views 20 Comments

In 1965, Gordon Moore made a prediction that would set the pace for a digital revolution.

New national DNA database to become operational this year
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New national DNA database to become operational this year

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:00 AM 7,517 Views 13 Comments

IT improvements for the gardaí are on the way said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends
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Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends

Dec 28th 2014, 7:00 PM 90 Views 12 Comments

On overcast, rainy weekends, it can be tough to keep them occupied.

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

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

Nov 24th 2014, 7:33 AM 15,992 Views 39 Comments

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

Apple maps and 8 other times Apple got it wrong
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Apple maps and 8 other times Apple got it wrong

Oct 11th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,506 Views 13 Comments

Music subscription services? Bankrupt, sez Jobs.

Unlock your car, share contacts or log into your computer. It's all possible with human microchipping
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# Handy

Unlock your car, share contacts or log into your computer. It's all possible with human microchipping

Aug 16th 2014, 10:15 AM 12,333 Views 73 Comments

The microchip the size of a grain of rice can be implanted into a person’s thumb.

14 things people who grew up with the internet will never understand
# Solitaire
# Solitaire

14 things people who grew up with the internet will never understand

Jul 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 46,700 Views 84 Comments

Oh, to be young.

7 ways to astound your mates with computer wizardry
# Get The Shift
# Get The Shift

7 ways to astound your mates with computer wizardry

Jul 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 46,448 Views 51 Comments

Everyone loves a shortcut.

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why
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# Digital Skills

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why

Jun 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 83 Views 42 Comments

We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.

These kids reacting to technology will make you feel ancient
# An App For That
# An App For That

These kids reacting to technology will make you feel ancient

May 26th 2014, 8:30 PM 4,062 Views 2 Comments

Who do these little pups think they are?

Jennifer Aniston learning about Windows 95 is the most 90s thing ever
# Windows 95
# Windows 95

Jennifer Aniston learning about Windows 95 is the most 90s thing ever

Feb 20th 2014, 4:29 PM 4,808 Views 1 Comment

No one told her and Matthew Perry life was going to be this way.

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon
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# Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Dec 24th 2013, 11:15 AM 16,137 Views 43 Comments

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection
# Home Page
# Home Page

Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection

Oct 30th 2013, 2:19 PM 11,940 Views 16 Comments

Jobs built some of his first computers in the house in Los Altos, California.

Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?
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Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?

Oct 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 4,098 Views 95 Comments

The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.

Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip
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Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip

Oct 4th 2013, 10:26 AM 8,256 Views 45 Comments

The Quark SoC X1000 and the Galileo board were both designed at the company’s plant in Leixlip in Co Kildare.

300 jobs to be created at new Dell bank
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# Dell Bank Limited

300 jobs to be created at new Dell bank

Sep 26th 2013, 12:28 PM 9,786 Views 45 Comments

The headquarters of computer giant’s latest venture into financial services will be located in Cherrywood.

75 new Irish jobs announced in software testing company
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75 new Irish jobs announced in software testing company

Sep 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 5,652 Views 28 Comments

Up to 30 of these positions are expected to be recruited before the end of this year.

Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting
# Exit Through The Windows
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# Exit Through The Windows

Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting

Aug 23rd 2013, 3:27 PM 10,742 Views 23 Comments

Steve Ballmer says he is stepping down to allow a more “long-term” successor steer the company into the world of tablets and smartphones. Investors reacted as enthusiastically as Ballmer at a tech conference.

One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old
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One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old

Jul 16th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,677 Views 21 Comments

The machine scored highly in vocabulary but lacks even the basic commonsense of a young child.

Here's how people are using wireless printers to freak out their neighbours
# Oh Hello
# Oh Hello

Here's how people are using wireless printers to freak out their neighbours

Jul 15th 2013, 2:39 PM 22,505 Views 3 Comments

The wily pranksters.

Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88
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Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88

Jul 4th 2013, 12:36 PM 5,431 Views 27 Comments

Doug Engelbart had the idea for the mouse back in the 1960s.

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world
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Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 66 Views 15 Comments

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

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