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Tech - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

‘It’s like the Wild West’: An FBI-hunted hacker says future cyber attacks could target your toaster

Kevin Mitnick, who was once the FBI’s most wanted cyber fugitive, is performing a ‘live hack’ in Dublin tomorrow.

Tech - Saturday 6 January, 2018

These were the top 50 most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2017

An Irish Wikipedian was among those who compiled a detailed list.

Tech - Friday 5 January, 2018

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.

Mark Zuckerberg's personal New Year's resolution is to 'fix' Facebook

Zuckerberg began taking on New Year’s challenges in 2009 and has continued every year since.

Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.

Tech - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September

The Department of Education aims to make the subject available to all schools by 2020.

People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips

Researchers said any fix for the bug could slow computers down by 30% or more.

Tech - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Japan reacts with anger after Youtube star posts video of victim in 'suicide forest' Logan Paul This post contains videos

Japan reacts with anger after Youtube star posts video of victim in 'suicide forest'

The video has been deleted and Logan Paul has apologised but this has not quelled anger about the post.

Tech - Monday 1 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project could help spot concussion injuries during sport

It attaches to the back of a helmet and transmits data to a team medic.

Tech - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year

The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.

Tech - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Apple admits it slows down some older iPhones - but says it has a good reason for doing it

Theories have often abounded that older phones would become obsolete automatically.

Tech - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”

Tech - Monday 18 December, 2017

Poll: Do you think social media has affected your mental health negatively? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think social media has affected your mental health negatively?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Tech - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Extroverts generally fare better at the game.

Tech - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Location services: Facebook to move global advertising sales out of Dublin HQ

Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made

Tech - Sunday 10 December, 2017

How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help

Many people with the condition say they find it difficult to decide who to tell, and how to go about it.

Tech - Friday 1 December, 2017

Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again)

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase has called bitcoin a “fraud”.

Tech - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Online currency Bitcoin surges past the $10,000 mark for the first time

The unprecedented surge has worried analysts that the growth is a bubble.

Apple trying to fix password bug that would allow anyone easily access a Mac

A web developer found the way to get around password protection on Apple’s latest Mac operating system.

Tech - Monday 27 November, 2017

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

Tech - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.

Tech - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers

So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

Tech - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Twitter strips verified status from Richard Spencer and others after new rules against hate

The company has said that it should have acted earlier.

Tech - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Austrian man allowed to sue Facebook Ireland over using his personal data, court rules

The ECJ said Max Schrems cannot take a class action case on behalf of others, however.

Tech - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Sending nudes to Facebook? Platform trying new way to combat revenge porn

Facebook has teamed up with an Australian State agency to attempt a new of preventing images being shared online without consent.

Tech - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users

An expanded character limit of 280 has been tested over the past month.

Tech - Friday 3 November, 2017

Tech - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

Tech - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

Tech - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Facial recognition used to publicly shame jaywalkers and toilet paper thieves in China

Facial recognition is being used in a whole host of ways in China, and police say it is making the country safer.

Tech - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Yahoo had said 1 billion accounts were hacked. Now, it's saying 3 billion were

“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” said a security expert.

Tech - Friday 29 September, 2017

EU leaders are hoping for Brexit 'miracles' but Leo thinks there's a 'better vibe' around talks

But the Taoiseach could be heading for a clash with Emmanuel Macron on tax issues.

Tech - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

Twitter is doubling its character count in a bid to boost growth

The company, which has never turned a profit, is trying out 280-character tweets in a bid to increase its engagement with users.

Tech - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

Tech - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Controversy as Irish naval ship attends world's largest arms fair in London

The LÉ Samuel Beckett sailed from Cork to be at the event.

Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US?

There was quite a reaction to the new iPhone’s price tag of $999.

Tech - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'We didn't realise it would be this bad': Cork locals protest against Apple's building works

Noise, dust and the size of the building itself has locals worried about Apple’s latest development.

Tech - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.