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From TheJournal.ie Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised Broadband

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections Internet

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Seventh person arrested over mortgage loan fraud Investigation

Seventh person arrested over mortgage loan fraud

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

From TheJournal.ie 24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm Jobswatch

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

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

From TheJournal.ie Vintage Apple computer sells for more than €500k Apple 1 This post contains videos

Vintage Apple computer sells for more than €500k

When new, the Apple 1 sold for $666.

From TheJournal.ie The technology sector is open for business, but there's a shortage of suitable candidates Vacancies

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks Hacktivists

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

“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.

From TheJournal.ie The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever Junior Dragons This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: I’ve witnessed Ireland become a leader in the technology sector, let’s not slip Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access Connectivity

Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access

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

From TheJournal.ie 81 per cent of households now have internet access Computers

81 per cent of households now have internet access

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

From TheJournal.ie Dropbox to open office in Dublin Jobswatch

Dropbox to open office in Dublin

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

From TheJournal.ie 20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man So He Said

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

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?

Check out this 1991 ad for an Irish computer firm.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coder Dojo founder, aged 20, honoured at Web Summit Web Summit This post contains videos

Coder Dojo founder, aged 20, honoured at Web Summit

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

From TheJournal.ie 10 office trends that are likely to disappear soon 9 To 5

10 office trends that are likely to disappear soon

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 Far Out This post contains videos

Prophetic 1990s Kids' Video of the Day

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That’s not a computer – THIS is a computer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Phew: Internet doomsday virus appears to fizzle out Crisis Averted

Phew: Internet doomsday virus appears to fizzle out

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

From TheJournal.ie 6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff Touch Me

6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff

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?

From TheJournal.ie Former human cyborg to present Dublin lecture on immortality Human Cyborg

Former human cyborg to present Dublin lecture on immortality

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

From TheJournal.ie HP to cut 27,000 jobs from global workforce by late 2014 HP

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

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?

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

From TheJournal.ie Adobe to launch new software suite for designers Adobe

Adobe to launch new software suite for designers

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish inventions helping those with sight loss Inventive

Irish inventions helping those with sight loss

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 This Is Love This post contains videos

VIDEO: So floppy disk drives ARE not obsolete after all

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

From TheJournal.ie Apple archive reveals why Steve Jobs chose the name 'Apple' Apple

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 innovations that will change our lives in 5 years... Predictions This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over half of businesses in Ireland restrict social media use in workplace - survey Workplace This post contains a poll

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bionic contact lenses could allow users to read emails Bionic Eyes

Bionic contact lenses could allow users to read emails

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: EBS joins banks in posting major losses; computers being programmed to ‘feel’ regret; and interesting interpretations of skyscraper design.

From TheJournal.ie Regrets, they've had a few...Google to teach computers regret and disappointment Feelings

Regrets, they've had a few...Google to teach computers regret and disappointment

The computers of tomorrow may be able to predict the future with the benefit of hindsight and regret. Well, Google hopes so anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

US student charged with hacking school system

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

…Eh, how did he do that?

From TheJournal.ie So long, Silicon Valley Nobels

So long, Silicon Valley

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

FRESH FROM quenching the fire that was the iPhone 4′s antenna problems, Steve Jobs has another bit of fire fighting to do.

Three customers are suing Apple in the US because they say the iPad is rendered “virtually unusable” in common conditions such as sunlight.

The costumers say direct sunlight can put the iPad out of use, as it causes the computer to shut down after only a few minutes.

The complaint filed on July 23 by Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning – at a federal court in Oakland, California makes multiple accusations against the computer giant.

The complainants say Apple used “misleading and deceptive advertising,” and that it breached business and consumer protection law. The trio also take issue with Apple’s claim that the iPad is “just like reading a book”. “Books do not close when a reader is enjoying them in sunlight,” they say.

PC Magazine editor Zach Honig put his iPad in the fridge in order to revive it when it cut out in hot weather.

Apple has yet to comment on the matter but the firm’s loyal supporters have, however come to its rescue, “I dont know any hardware that is a computing device that says operating in direct sunlight is approved,” said an Apple loyalist of the firm’s official Apple forum.

The iPad’s instruction booklet warns the device could stop working if it is used in temperatures above 95F (35C).

The iPad launched in Ireland last week and over three million iPads have been sold worldwide.


A Youtube user shows how the iPad shuts down after 12minutes in direct sunlight.

INTEL HAS POSTED strong profits for the second quarter, making a new record for the 42-year-old company. The chipmaker reported an intake of $10.8 billion, with gross margins of 67%. The company recorded a loss of $398 billion for the same period last year.

Figures for the April to June 2010 period helped boost company shares on Wall St which surged in late trading after the announcement. The company has benefited recently from a renewed interest in computers and laptops, selling a record number of chips for large servers.

Analysts say that Intel’s strong performance is a general indicator that the tech sector will continue to rebound from the recession throughout the coming year.