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# computers - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips
# Foreshadow
# Foreshadow

Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips

Aug 15th 2018, 6:57 AM 11,209 Views 5 Comments

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
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

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

Jan 5th 2018, 8:39 AM 23,367 Views 20 Comments

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
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

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

Jan 4th 2018, 8:15 AM 18,928 Views 16 Comments

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
# Think Before You Click
# Think Before You Click

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

May 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,965 Views 21 Comments

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
# Tiny Molecules
# Tiny Molecules

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

Mar 5th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,377 Views 16 Comments

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
# Word Processing Problems
# Word Processing Problems

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

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 PM 15,721 Views 22 Comments

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'
# President-elect
# President-elect

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

Jan 1st 2017, 1:37 PM 20,512 Views 87 Comments

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
# Disconnected
# Disconnected

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

Nov 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,157 Views 27 Comments

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
# Cyber Wars
# Cyber Wars

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

Nov 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,697 Views 0 Comments

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
# Mac

This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

Jul 7th 2016, 2:29 PM 17,106 Views 9 Comments

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
# Unconventional
# Unconventional

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

May 16th 2016, 2:02 PM 8,649 Views 1 Comment

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
# Downing Tools
# Downing Tools

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

Jan 16th 2016, 10:00 AM 11,990 Views 21 Comments

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
# Brainwave
# Brainwave

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

Sep 24th 2015, 6:00 PM 9,361 Views 12 Comments

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
# Security
# Security

Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack

Jun 24th 2015, 4:28 PM 7,284 Views 24 Comments

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
# Seizure
# Seizure

Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again

Jun 10th 2015, 7:34 PM 7,338 Views 6 Comments

‘IT data’ has been seized.

# computers - Sunday 31 May, 2015

When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?

May 31st 2015, 11:00 AM 30,561 Views 65 Comments

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
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

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

Apr 20th 2015, 10:49 AM 14,702 Views 20 Comments

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
# Computers
# Computers

New national DNA database to become operational this year

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:00 AM 7,516 Views 13 Comments

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
# Activities For Kids
# Activities For Kids

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

Dec 28th 2014, 7:00 PM 90 Views 12 Comments

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
# Regin
# Regin

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

Nov 24th 2014, 7:33 AM 15,992 Views 39 Comments

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
# Oops
# Oops

Apple maps and 8 other times Apple got it wrong

Oct 11th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,506 Views 13 Comments

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
# Handy

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

Aug 16th 2014, 10:15 AM 12,295 Views 73 Comments

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

# computers - Monday 7 July, 2014

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

14 things people who grew up with the internet will never understand

Jul 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 46,699 Views 84 Comments

Oh, to be young.

# computers - Sunday 6 July, 2014

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

7 ways to astound your mates with computer wizardry

Jul 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 46,444 Views 51 Comments

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
# Digital Skills
# Digital Skills

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

Jun 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 79 Views 42 Comments

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

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

These kids reacting to technology will make you feel ancient

May 26th 2014, 8:30 PM 4,058 Views 2 Comments

Who do these little pups think they are?

# computers - Saturday 5 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Apr 5th 2014, 8:16 AM 9,289 Views 7 Comments

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

# computers - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 20th 2014, 4:29 PM 4,801 Views 1 Comment

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
# Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Dec 24th 2013, 11:15 AM 15,980 Views 44 Comments

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

# computers - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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

Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection

Oct 30th 2013, 2:19 PM 11,932 Views 16 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 4,080 Views 95 Comments

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
# Kildare
# Kildare

Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip

Oct 4th 2013, 10:26 AM 8,244 Views 45 Comments

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
# Dell Bank Limited
# Dell Bank Limited

300 jobs to be created at new Dell bank

Sep 26th 2013, 12:28 PM 9,785 Views 45 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

75 new Irish jobs announced in software testing company

Sep 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 5,652 Views 28 Comments

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
# Exit Through The Windows
# Exit Through The Windows

Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting

Aug 23rd 2013, 3:27 PM 10,742 Views 23 Comments

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
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

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

Jul 16th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,677 Views 21 Comments

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

# computers - Monday 15 July, 2013

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

Here's how people are using wireless printers to freak out their neighbours

Jul 15th 2013, 2:39 PM 22,432 Views 3 Comments

The wily pranksters.

# computers - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88
# RIP
# RIP

Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88

Jul 4th 2013, 12:36 PM 5,430 Views 27 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 64 Views 15 Comments

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
# Microsoft Innovation School
# Microsoft Innovation School

Kilkenny school wins award for using tech in teaching

Jun 29th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,993 Views 14 Comments

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

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