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Tech - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Donald Trump's childhood home is up on Airbnb for €636-a-night

There’s a cardboard cutout of the US President in one of the rooms.

Tech - Friday 11 August, 2017

No, Mike Pence's website wasn't hacked - but an excellent fake had some people fooled

The New York Times reported last week that Pence is considering a 2020 run.

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

Tech - Thursday 10 August, 2017

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Mark Zuckerberg wants people to watch tv on Facebook

Live sports, reality TV and comedy shows will all be available with the new Facebook feature.

Tech - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.

Google sacks worker who said women don't fill tech jobs due to 'biological issues' in internal memo

US media reports have said that the employee was removed from their position after violating the company code of conduct.

Tech - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

Tech - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person

The entrepreneur leapfrogged Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s been at the top spot for the past four years.

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

There's now huge concern that planning delays will scupper Apple's €850m plans for Galway

The outcome of a judicial review of the plans has been put back until October.

Tech - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

Tech - Monday 24 July, 2017

Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since 1985.

Meteor will be called Eir from September

There will be no change to contracts or mobile plans for customers.

Tech - Friday 21 July, 2017

'Just a taste of what is to come': Worldwide operation shuts down two huge 'dark web' markets

Underground websites AlphaBay and Hansa Market had tens of thousands of sellers.

Tech - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field

The two apps have been developed in conjunction with National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).

Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week

One “joked” that he thought the robots’ goal was to take over the world.

Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements

Facebook have announced that advertisers will be able to buy advert slots within the app.

Tech - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

How far are we from seeing driverless cars on Irish roads?

Technology is way outpacing lawmakers who need to prepare for major changes.

Tech - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there

A French court ruled in favour of the search engine giant today.

Tech - Monday 10 July, 2017

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Facebook wants to build its own town - This is what it will look like

The plan will include 15% of the housing units sold below market value.

Tech - Sunday 9 July, 2017

After a few glitches, Facebook is confident its drones will provide internet to 4 billion people

Around 4 billion people across the world don’t have internet access.

Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies

Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.

Tech - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns AI

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns

A new report examines the implications of sex robots going mainstream in the next 10 years.

Tech - Thursday 6 July, 2017

TV star Blac Chyna exploring 'all legal options' amid Rob Kardashian 'revenge porn' claims

Her former fiancé shared explicit photos on Twitter and Instagram.

Tech - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom? Ransomware This post contains a poll

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?

This is the second worldwide cyber attack of this year – so what would you do if it happened to you?

Cyberattack that has swept the world was 'aimed at Ukraine'

People were urged to be wary of clicking on email attachments or shared links.

Tech - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Instagram fitness star killed by exploding whipped cream canister

French police are investigating.

Tech - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'Nothing to do with Enda leaving': Web Summit organisers announce Dublin event

MoneyConf, a financial services and fintech conference, has previously been held in other countries.

Tech - Monday 5 June, 2017

Bono-backed startup says there's only so far you can trade on a famous name

“We believe we can be a €100 million company out of Dublin.”

Tech - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Poll: Should relatives have access to a person's social media accounts after they die? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should relatives have access to a person's social media accounts after they die?

Policies on what happens to a person’s social media account when they die vary depending on the platform.

Tech - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Smart rainfall sensors are being used in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding

The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and river levels.

Tech - Saturday 27 May, 2017

There are hundreds of piracy-enabling gadgets for sale on Facebook, despite a ban

The boxes are often tweaked to give customers access to pirate TV and film content.

Campaign For Leo website was set up last year - but Leo says it 'wasn't prep for leadership contest'

A spokesperson for the Minister said it was a slogan used for his online presence since 2007.

Tech - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

A Google AI beat the world's best player at this ancient Chinese board game

“I feel like his game is more and more like the ‘Go god’. Really, it is brilliant,” the player said.

Tech - Monday 22 May, 2017

Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules'

The Guardian has published documents which claim to reveal what posts are and aren’t allowed on Facebook.

Twitter co-founder says 'sorry' for election of Donald Trump

Evan Williams says he thought social media would “automatically” make the world a better place.

Tech - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Airbnb is now listing activities for tourists travelling to Dublin

Airbnb’s Experiences platform has launched in the capital.

The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning

Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.

Tech - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Republican politician resigns after he's revealed as the creator of misogynistic Reddit forum

Robert Fisher says he fears for his family following backlash.

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