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Tech - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Ecuador has cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder over US election

Julian Assange has sought asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault allegations.

Tech - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Wikileaks accuse John Kerry of ordering Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange's wifi

A staunch critic of Hillary Clinton, Assange has been accused of turning Wikileaks into a “prop for Trump”.

Tech - Monday 17 October, 2016

Wikileaks has accused unknown state actors of cutting Julian Assange's internet connection

Assange has been hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in central London for over four years in a bid to avoid rape charges in Sweden.

Tech - Sunday 16 October, 2016

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine

On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.

Tech - Saturday 15 October, 2016

This is how you can quickly remove your embarrassing browser history

Quick, someone’s coming…

Tech - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you

The company has said it’s “truly sorry” about safety issues surrounding the smartphone.

Tech - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Artist Kevin Sharkey ordered to pay €5,000 damages over tweet claiming Kerryman was 'racist'

Sharkey was not present in court for the proceedings.

Tech - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

After taking over people's social lives, Facebook's new service is targeting their work lives

The social network wants to take on office messaging platforms like Slack.

Own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Turn it off

The smartphone company has called a halt to worldwide sales of the smartphone due to safety concerns.

Tech - Monday 10 October, 2016

Samsung has responded to the Galaxy Note 7 reports - and says it is 'adjusting production'

Reports from South Korea say the phone has been shelved over exploding batteries.

Tech - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Here are some handy iPhone and Android gestures you might not know about

What do you mean there’s more to my phone than tapping on apps?

Tech - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Your iPhone now has a hidden magnifying mode that you can use

Can’t make something out? Maybe inverting colours can help.

Tech - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own

Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.

Tech - Monday 3 October, 2016

Enda Kenny announces 100% fibre-optic broadband for his hometown

Castlebar, Co Mayo, is just one of 50 towns which will soon be benefitting from a super fast broadband network.

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Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness

The ‘companion robot’ keeps you company but is far from smart.

Tech - Sunday 2 October, 2016

RTÉ has shelved plans to axe its Longwave 252 service

The broadcaster planned to cut the service next year but a review is now underway.

Tech - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Disgruntled customer smashes up smartphones at Apple store in France

The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France.

You can now exchange your foreign leftover coins at Irish airports for duty free vouchers

The vouchers are worth 10% more than the cash value.

Tech - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data

Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection added that Facebook would be required to delete data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences

The Law Reform Commission also said that anonymous abuse and online stalking should be included as forms of harassment.

Tech - Friday 23 September, 2016

"Change your password now" - What to do if you have a Yahoo account

Experts say beefing up your security is the only way to protect yourself from a potential attack.

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach

Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.

'Building up instead of out will prepare Dublin for 21st century city living'

Business groups are calling on councillors to scrap changes that would limit the height of some city centre buildings.

Tech - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Yahoo confirms at least 500 million accounts hacked

The company said the attack may be “State sponsored”

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband

Separately, BioPharma Engineering is creating 70 new jobs at its Dublin and Cork offices over the next three years.

Foreign investor firms responsible for around a fifth of Dublin house purchases

The sales are mostly to large, mostly foreign private equity companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan want to end all disease

The couple have pledged $3 billion to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease.

Tech - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

Tech - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today - it's been a good week so far for Limerick

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor welcomed the ‘significant announcement’.

Tech - Monday 19 September, 2016

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork

The site will feature Europe’s first eco-friendly prefab ‘KUBio’ facility, which allow Co2 emissions to be reduced by 75%, and water and energy use by around 80%.

Tech - Sunday 18 September, 2016

If you're not using burst mode on your camera, you're missing a trick

If you're not using burst mode on your camera, you're missing a trick

Why try one photo when you can take loads of them in quick succession.

Tech - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'You're opening doors for them' - The community that encourages kids to code is five today

Ever since its first session in Cork in 2011, CoderDojo is now operating in 66 countries across the world.

Tech - Friday 16 September, 2016

Google Street View decided to blur this cow's face to protect its identity

Google admitted that its software had been “overzealous” in doing this.

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These cheering fans queued for days to get their hands on the new iPhone 7

Sales have been better than expected.

Italian woman dies by suicide after video of her having sex goes viral

Tiziana Cantone’s death has sparked a debate in Italy about online privacy.

Tech - Thursday 15 September, 2016

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad

A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.

The FBI's director says we should all cover up our webcams

“It’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well”

Tech - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

The latest major update for your iPhone is here, and this is what it brings

iOS 10 brings an expanded iMessages, rejigged lock screen and a handier way to check notifications.

Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging

An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.