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Tech - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Seven centuries of Irish history lost in a fire to be recreated in virtual reality

Destroyed in the civil war, Trinity researchers are recreating the Public Records Office in virtual reality.

Tech - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

Tech - Monday 5 February, 2018

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm MARKET MELTDOWN This post contains videos

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm

The Dow Jones suffered its worst day in six years.

Tech - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

Tech - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

Tech - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

Tech - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Amazon's €1bn 'Project G' for Dublin gets the go-ahead

One of the men who tried to block Apple’s plans for Galway had lodged an objection.

Tech - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'

It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.

Tech - Saturday 20 January, 2018

FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying? Torrent Of Misuse This post contains videos

FactFind: Is it actually a crime to download movies without paying?

After a court ruling this week, we were asked to find out the facts.

Tech - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

Tech - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Tech - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'

We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.

Tech - Friday 12 January, 2018

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

Tech - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

Youtube drops Logan Paul after 'suicide forest' video

The website has dropped Paul from two projects on its Youtube Red platform.

Tech - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

‘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.