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Friday 23 August, 2019

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

From multilingual earbuds to neural machine learning, barriers between languages are being eroded, writes Sarah Harford.

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

Friday 12 July, 2019

How to do Fota Wildlife Park like a pro: Picnic spots, parking perks and how to meet Matheo the sloth

Plus the best time of day to visit if you’re a fan of penguins.

Friday 5 July, 2019

Friday 28 June, 2019

How do I start looking for a mortgage?

The first step can seem the hardest. So what should it be?

What types of mortgage are there?

Fixed, variable, annuity, interest-only… it’s easy to lose track.

How should I choose between mortgages?

What’s the interest rate? How much will I pay monthly? Here’s what to look out for.

What's the difference between fixed and variable rate?

And which one suits my needs best?

What does ‘loan to value’ mean?

Those magic three letters: LTV.

How long does it take to get a mortgage?

It can vary a lot – but here’s a rule of thumb.

What's 'approval in principle'?

And how long does it last?

Can I get a mortgage if I’m self-employed?

And what does it take?

What's an APR?

And why does it matter?

How does the Help To Buy scheme work?

Am I eligible – and where do I apply?

What might stop a bank giving me mortgage approval?

Here are some typical red flags that lenders will look out for.

The steps to getting a mortgage, explained in 60 seconds

I’m stuck for time. Tell me what I need to know.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

Friday 14 June, 2019

How to do Westport like a pro: Shark views, parking tips and the pub from the classic Guinness ad

Plus the “best whipped ice cream in Ireland”.

Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships

Sarah Harford on the technological innovations that are bringing long-distance loved ones closer together.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

Friday 24 May, 2019

Friday 17 May, 2019

How to do Dingle like a pro - and find the hidden spots only locals know about

Plus the best seafood, the free parking, and the gin-flavoured ice cream.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

Friday 10 May, 2019

Friday 3 May, 2019

How to do Kinsale like a pro - getting your parking for free and finding the freshest fish and chips

Local guide Dermot Ryan shares his hidden gems and hacks for the Cork destination.

Thursday 2 May, 2019

Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories

Sarah Harford on the technologies that could change the way we remember things (and mean we’ll never embarrass ourselves at parties again).

Thursday 18 April, 2019

How to do Glendalough like a pro - including the handiest free parking spot to leave the car

Denis O’Reilly of Wild Wicklow Tours shares his secrets for a hassle-free day at the lakes.

Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe

Sarah Harford looks at how technology could be set to upend our idea of a secure home.