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#Computers

# computers - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips

The flaw could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips.

# computers - Friday 5 January, 2018

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.

# computers - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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.

# computers - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

# computers - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000

The discovery could revolutionise computing as we know it.

# computers - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

# computers - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'

Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.

# computers - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life

An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.

# computers - Sunday 6 November, 2016

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime

The debate around how to strike back against hackers is ongoing around the world.

# computers - Thursday 7 July, 2016

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer Mac

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.

# computers - Monday 16 May, 2016

These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers

Training up artificial intelligence takes a lot of work, and it means putting it in sometimes unconventional situations.

# computers - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'A tour to the past of 15 years ago': Turning off technology for a weekend

A group of people will be meeting at a hotel in Donegal next weekend for a digital detox.

# computers - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Cutting-edge Irish research to help people control objects with their minds

The implications are startling, from a paralysed person controlling a wheelchair to an amputee operating a prosthetic limb.

# computers - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack

A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.

# computers - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again

‘IT data’ has been seized.

# computers - Sunday 31 May, 2015

When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?

It can be confusing at the best of times, but there are a few things worth keeping in mind.

# computers - Monday 20 April, 2015

Intel says 50 years of Moore's Law has transformed our lives

In 1965, Gordon Moore made a prediction that would set the pace for a digital revolution.

# computers - Friday 2 January, 2015

New national DNA database to become operational this year

IT improvements for the gardaí are on the way said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# computers - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends

On overcast, rainy weekends, it can be tough to keep them occupied.

# computers - Monday 24 November, 2014

Irish computers are being attacked by one of the most sophisticated viruses ever

The virus named Regin is thought to have been created by a government in the last six years.

# computers - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Apple maps and 8 other times Apple got it wrong

Music subscription services? Bankrupt, sez Jobs.

# computers - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Unlock your car, share contacts or log into your computer. It's all possible with human microchipping Handy This post contains a poll

Unlock your car, share contacts or log into your computer. It's all possible with human microchipping

The microchip the size of a grain of rice can be implanted into a person’s thumb.

# computers - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 14 things people who grew up with the internet will never understand Solitaire

# computers - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 ways to astound your mates with computer wizardry Get The Shift

7 ways to astound your mates with computer wizardry

Everyone loves a shortcut.

# computers - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why

We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.

# computers - Monday 26 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge These kids reacting to technology will make you feel ancient An App For That

These kids reacting to technology will make you feel ancient

Who do these little pups think they are?

# computers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# computers - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Jennifer Aniston learning about Windows 95 is the most 90s thing ever Windows 95

Jennifer Aniston learning about Windows 95 is the most 90s thing ever

No one told her and Matthew Perry life was going to be this way.

# computers - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

# computers - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection Home Page

Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection

Jobs built some of his first computers in the house in Los Altos, California.

# computers - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?

The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.

# computers - Friday 4 October, 2013

Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip

The Quark SoC X1000 and the Galileo board were both designed at the company’s plant in Leixlip in Co Kildare.

# computers - Thursday 26 September, 2013

300 jobs to be created at new Dell bank

The headquarters of computer giant’s latest venture into financial services will be located in Cherrywood.

# computers - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

75 new Irish jobs announced in software testing company

Up to 30 of these positions are expected to be recruited before the end of this year.

# computers - Friday 23 August, 2013

Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting

Steve Ballmer says he is stepping down to allow a more “long-term” successor steer the company into the world of tablets and smartphones. Investors reacted as enthusiastically as Ballmer at a tech conference.

# computers - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old

The machine scored highly in vocabulary but lacks even the basic commonsense of a young child.

# computers - Monday 15 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here's how people are using wireless printers to freak out their neighbours Oh Hello

# computers - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88 RIP

Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88

Doug Engelbart had the idea for the mouse back in the 1960s.

# computers - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

# computers - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Kilkenny school wins award for using tech in teaching

Principal Brian Boyle believes they are the smallest school to have achieved the ‘Microsoft Innovation School’ title.

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