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Kilkenny school wins award for using tech in teaching
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Kilkenny school wins award for using tech in teaching

Jun 29th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,996 Views 14 Comments

Principal Brian Boyle believes they are the smallest school to have achieved the ‘Microsoft Innovation School’ title.

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised
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Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised

Jun 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,698 Views 82 Comments

EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.

Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections
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Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections

Jun 12th 2013, 9:01 PM 9,182 Views 41 Comments

A Eurostat study into the broadband market in Ireland found it has a relatively low take-up of fixed broadband but a better than average share of high speed connections.

Seventh person arrested over mortgage loan fraud
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Seventh person arrested over mortgage loan fraud

Jun 11th 2013, 7:28 AM 9,529 Views 2 Comments

The arrest took place in Kildare yesterday as gardaí continue to investigate alleged fraudulent mortgage loans secured on properties in the Munster area.

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm
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24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

Jun 4th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,437 Views 8 Comments

The US multi-national works with clients in Ireland like the Road Safety Authority and the Irish Medical Council.

Vintage Apple computer sells for more than €500k
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Vintage Apple computer sells for more than €500k

May 26th 2013, 10:27 AM 9,360 Views 11 Comments

When new, the Apple 1 sold for $666.

The technology sector is open for business, but there's a shortage of suitable candidates
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The technology sector is open for business, but there's a shortage of suitable candidates

May 23rd 2013, 7:12 PM 12,444 Views 48 Comments

A survey of 38 major tech companies estimates there’s 4,500 job vacancies in the ICT sector, but there is a major skills shortage.

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks
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Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks

May 16th 2013, 8:57 PM 12,252 Views 84 Comments

“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever
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The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever

Apr 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 23,470 Views 25 Comments

A junior version of Dragon’s Den will hear from Jordan Casey who has his own gaming company and started coding at age 9.

Column: I’ve witnessed Ireland become a leader in the technology sector, let’s not slip
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Column: I’ve witnessed Ireland become a leader in the technology sector, let’s not slip

Apr 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 319 Views 38 Comments

For Ireland to continue to compete successfully, demand has to be stimulated, internet usage has to be promoted and digital literacy has to be accelerated, says Philip Flynn, who has worked in the ICT sector since its infancy.

Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access
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Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access

Feb 15th 2013, 2:59 PM 3,729 Views 8 Comments

Figures for 2011, published today, show Ireland is above average in computer and internet access – but more mobile-reliant than most.

81 per cent of households now have internet access
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81 per cent of households now have internet access

Dec 20th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,558 Views 14 Comments

The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.

Dropbox to open office in Dublin
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Dropbox to open office in Dublin

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:32 AM 9,752 Views 25 Comments

This is the first office that Dropbox has opened outside of the United States.

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man
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20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man

Dec 2nd 2012, 11:00 AM 22,774 Views 30 Comments

In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.

Remember when computers looked like this?
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# State Of The Art

Remember when computers looked like this?

Nov 21st 2012, 2:00 PM 7,507 Views 11 Comments

Check out this 1991 ad for an Irish computer firm.

Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?
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Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?

Oct 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 181 Views 24 Comments

Email, smartphones and tablets help us multi-task, writes Professor Gloria Mark, but can they also make us less productive?

Coder Dojo founder, aged 20, honoured at Web Summit
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Coder Dojo founder, aged 20, honoured at Web Summit

Oct 17th 2012, 3:35 PM 10,984 Views 14 Comments

James Whelton has become the youngest ever social entrepreneur to be made a fellow of the Ashoka foundation.

10 office trends that are likely to disappear soon
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10 office trends that are likely to disappear soon

Sep 26th 2012, 12:41 PM 13,554 Views 33 Comments

A worldwide survey by LinkedIn seems to be waving goodbye to desk phones, the 9 to 5 job and the suit. Oh well.

Prophetic 1990s Kids' Video of the Day
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# Far Out

Prophetic 1990s Kids' Video of the Day

Aug 17th 2012, 1:00 PM 8,479 Views 16 Comments

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That’s not a computer – THIS is a computer
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# Blast From The Past

That’s not a computer – THIS is a computer

Jul 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 8,813 Views 16 Comments

If you think your fingers are sore from playing too much Song Pop on your smartphone, you probably haven’t ever had the pleasure of taking the IBM 5100 with you for a day’s portable computing.

Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement
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Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement

Jul 28th 2012, 7:00 PM 395 Views 21 Comments

Cork teenager James Whelton set up CoderDojo to teach fellow students about computers – then watched it explode. He tells his story.

Phew: Internet doomsday virus appears to fizzle out
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Phew: Internet doomsday virus appears to fizzle out

Jul 9th 2012, 10:07 PM 8,113 Views 12 Comments

The virus had the potential to black out tens of thousands of computers worldwide.

6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff
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6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff

Jun 23rd 2012, 9:30 AM 12,974 Views 18 Comments

It turns out that Apple deliberately angle their laptops at the precise angle of 70 degrees to get you to touch their product. What else are companies doing to get us to spend money?

Former human cyborg to present Dublin lecture on immortality
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Former human cyborg to present Dublin lecture on immortality

Jun 11th 2012, 12:27 PM 2,867 Views 4 Comments

Cybernetics professor Kevin Warwick had a chip implanted in his arm which he used to control an electronic artificial hand.

HP to cut 27,000 jobs from global workforce by late 2014
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HP to cut 27,000 jobs from global workforce by late 2014

May 23rd 2012, 10:42 PM 3,914 Views 3 Comments

Company spokesperson told the BBC that it’s too early to say where exactly cuts will be made.

Protect your Wi-Fi network with...wallpaper?
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# NO SPONGERS

Protect your Wi-Fi network with...wallpaper?

May 10th 2012, 7:00 PM 9,023 Views 29 Comments

Protect your web connection with wallpaper that will block out your neighbours.

Adobe to launch new software suite for designers
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Adobe to launch new software suite for designers

Apr 23rd 2012, 8:26 PM 5,010 Views 29 Comments

CS6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator and other programmes for designers and Web developers.

Irish inventions helping those with sight loss
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Irish inventions helping those with sight loss

Apr 22nd 2012, 8:45 AM 2,462 Views 0 Comments

National Council for the Blind (NCBI) promoting digital inclusion with competition to encourage creative technologies like these…

VIDEO: So floppy disk drives ARE not obsolete after all
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# This Is Love

VIDEO: So floppy disk drives ARE not obsolete after all

Apr 3rd 2012, 11:50 AM 3,636 Views 16 Comments

They can reproduce a cheesy 1990s dance hit. That’s alright then.

Apple archive reveals why Steve Jobs chose the name 'Apple'
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Apple archive reveals why Steve Jobs chose the name 'Apple'

Dec 29th 2011, 9:21 PM 14,448 Views 30 Comments

In an interview, which is part of the Apple archive located in Stanford University in California, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak describe why they chose the iconic name.

The 5 innovations that will change our lives in 5 years...
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The 5 innovations that will change our lives in 5 years...

Dec 21st 2011, 7:20 AM 6,476 Views 17 Comments

… That’s according to IBM’s annual market and societal trends analysis.

Over half of businesses in Ireland restrict social media use in workplace - survey
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Over half of businesses in Ireland restrict social media use in workplace - survey

Dec 14th 2011, 4:46 PM 2,406 Views 16 Comments

A survey of over 80 IT and security professionals has found that one in four employers block access to all social media websites in the workplace.

Bionic contact lenses could allow users to read emails
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# Bionic Eyes

Bionic contact lenses could allow users to read emails

Nov 22nd 2011, 11:20 AM 2,096 Views 5 Comments

Scientists envision that computer contact lenses currently under development could eventually be used to view images, read emails and even watch films.

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US student charged with hacking school system
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# Hacker

US student charged with hacking school system

Mar 8th 2011, 5:00 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

Tyler Coyner charged other students to change their grades.

2,000 year old computer reconstructed in Lego

2,000 year old computer reconstructed in Lego

Jan 9th 2011, 1:14 PM 1,363 Views 0 Comments

…Eh, how did he do that?

So long, Silicon Valley
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So long, Silicon Valley

Oct 5th 2010, 12:22 PM 293 Views 0 Comments

Two British-based scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics for experiments with super-thin carbon extract which might replace silicon transistors in computers

Oh Oh, things are heating up at Apple
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Oh Oh, things are heating up at Apple

Jul 29th 2010, 4:23 PM 205 Views 0 Comments

The iPad for one, and customers aren’t happy.