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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

Facebook wants to build its own town - This is what it will look like Menlo Park This post contains videos

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.

Laptop ban on Europe-US flights? It could be happening

EU and US officials were debating the measure today.

Tech - Monday 15 May, 2017

Worldwide ransomware attacks - what we know so far

Over 29,000 institutions have been hit in China.

Tech - Saturday 13 May, 2017

This gadget will sound an alarm if your charger overheats

It recently won an innovation award.

Tech - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Five big things to change about how you use your phone

Try these and see how you can make your phone work for you.

Tech - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone

With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.

Tech - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera

This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?

Tech - Monday 8 May, 2017

Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news

Misinformation spread via the social network is thought to have influenced the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote.

Tech - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Hostelworld founder Ray Nolan: 'This is my first real job in six or seven years'

The Irish entrepreneur and investor is adjusting back into CEO life at XSellco.

Tech - Friday 5 May, 2017

Here's how to stop lack of phone storage stressing you out

This will make your life a whole lot easier.

Tech - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad

Three had claimed that it had the superior data offer, and that Meteor’s advert was misleading.

This is why you need to backup your phone

Don’t ignore this simple but necessary step.

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs

The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.

WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout

This could be helpful for those following our Live A Better Life series.

Tech - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Ask an expert: Your questions about contracts, bills, and roaming charges

What is a fair-usage policy? And can you just break a contract if you’re not happy?

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