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# computing - Friday 13 January, 2017

A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist

Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.

# computing - Monday 9 January, 2017

6 facts about AI that will actually blow your mind

Artificial intelligence? Let’s just say robot butlers are closer than you think.

# computing - Sunday 29 May, 2016

One of Adolf Hitler's message machines was found in a shed in England

The Lorenz machine sold on eBay for £10.

# computing - Saturday 5 March, 2016

The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world

He’s worth about €80 billion.

# computing - 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.

# computing - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge #FeministHackerBarbie is the internet's perfect response to a sexist Barbie book Barbed

# computing - Monday 7 July, 2014

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

# computing - 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.

# computing - Monday 7 January, 2013

Column: Social media has an ‘off’ switch, and I know when to use it

Twitter and Facebook can be a vital social outlet, or they can turn nasty. But most of us have a choice, writes Lisa Domican.

# computing - Monday 26 November, 2012

Minister Bruton opens Cloud Computing Centre in DCU

The €6 million funded centre hopes to make Ireland a world leader in this fast-growing sector.

# computing - Monday 20 August, 2012

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.

# computing - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement

Cork teenager James Whelton set up CoderDojo to teach fellow students about computers – then watched it explode. He tells his story.

# computing - Saturday 23 June, 2012

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle Enigma This post contains videos

WATCH: How to solve the Alan Turing Google Doodle

Puzzles on the search engine’s website are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth.

# computing - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

HP to cut 27,000 jobs from global workforce by late 2014 HP

HP to cut 27,000 jobs from global workforce by late 2014

Company spokesperson told the BBC that it’s too early to say where exactly cuts will be made.

# computing - Thursday 29 March, 2012

The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality Alan Turing This post contains images

The incredible story of Alan Turing, who helped beat the Nazis but was then persecuted for his sexuality

Turing, known as the father of modern computing, helped give the Allies their biggest tactical advantage against the Axis forces but died an ignominious death.

# computing - Friday 9 March, 2012

Surge in tuition fees sees major spike in UK CAO applicants

Rising tuition fees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have seen hundreds more students apply to come to colleges here.

# computing - Friday 2 September, 2011

Cloud computing firm to create ten jobs in expansion

Fort Technologies is set to double the workforce at its HQ in Citywest, Dublin.

# computing - Friday 19 August, 2011

Apple preparing production of iPad 3 - report

The Wall Street Journal says Apple is gearing up to begin iPad 3 production from October.

# computing - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

In photos: Sony unveils first tablet devices Sony Tablet This post contains images

In photos: Sony unveils first tablet devices

Japanese electronics company presents two prototype devices to launch its way into the increasingly-crowded tablet market.

# computing - Saturday 13 November, 2010

Facebook to launch own email system next week

The system, known unofficially as the “Gmail killer, could pose a real threat to Google’s Gmail.

# computing - Thursday 19 August, 2010

PROCESSOR MANUFACTURER INTEL has agreed a massive €6bn cash deal to buy the security and anti-virus firm McAfee.

The deal will see Intel pay $48 (€37.40) per share for the security company, compared to the $29.93 closing price for McAfee shares on the NASDAQ yesterday evening.

Unsurprisingly, McAfee shares have taken an extraordinary spike this morning and were trading at $47.16 – an increase of 57.6% – at the time of writing.

It shares had been worth similar amounts as recently as the end of April, when the company revised its Q2 earnings significantly downward, but recovered some of its value when its ultimate Q2 earnings were higher than its downward forecasts.

Intel said that the deal would reduce its own net earnings in the first year after takeover, but that the takeover would significantly augment its own security services. Its own shares are down slightly today as a result.

It added that the takeover reflected how security was now a concern at the very core of computing, joining energy efficiency and connectivity as the ‘third pillar’ of computing requirement.

The processing giant – which employs over 4,000 people at its campus in Leixlip – said in its earnings reports for 2009 that it had almost $4bn in the bank and another $5.2bn in short-term investments – meaning it will probably have to seek a reasonable amount of financing to help fund the deal.