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# devices - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

A new kind of WiFi could stop it from draining your phone's battery

The method, called Passive WiFi, consumes 1/10,000th the energy current methods use.

# devices - 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.

# devices - Monday 4 January, 2016

In the space of six months, Windows 10 has reached 200 million users

But much work remains if it wants to reach its target of one billion devices.

# devices - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

This is how you can strengthen your accounts' passwords

Your accounts can never be too safe.

# devices - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

# devices - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don't know if it's a good idea?

The truth is that this technological evolution is the greatest social experiment of our time and as parents we are in uncharted waters, writes child psychologist Colman Noctor.

# devices - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Is there any real difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi?

Apart from the numbers, of course.

# devices - Friday 16 October, 2015

Joan Burton is sorry the Web Summit people are leaving with their backpacks and satchels

Organisers “felt they got a better offer some place else” the Tánaiste said.

# devices - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'Googling' stuff ends up being really really bad for your memory

Most people are happy to rely on their phones instead of their memories when trying to recall something.

# devices - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Microsoft just unveiled a serious competitor to Apple's Macbook Pro

And the new addition to the Surface range, which Microsoft called its first laptop, came with a twist.

# devices - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking

The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.

# devices - Saturday 18 July, 2015

One Dublin startup wants to become the lynchpin for a lucrative industry

There’s massive potential in the Internet of Things, and this startup wants to be at the centre of it.

# devices - Friday 17 April, 2015

Is tougher legislation needed for e-cigarettes?

That’s what the the Irish Cancer Society is calling for.

# devices - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The BBC will give every 11-year-old in the UK this coding device

More than one million devices will be handed out in an attempt to address a “major skills shortage” in the UK.

# devices - Sunday 8 February, 2015

What's the story with the new USB cables?

And how will USB Type-C affect your current devices?

# devices - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Samsung has chips to thank for cushioning its mobile revenue slump*

*Not the tasty kind, mind you.

# devices - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Here's how you can get your smartphone's home screen in order

If you find yourself overwhelmed with apps as soon as you unlock your phone, then it’s worth taking a few minutes to reorganise it.

# devices - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

If you received a new device this Christmas, chances are it was from Apple

More than half of all smartphones and tablets activated during Christmas week were Apple devices, with the iPhone 6 being the most popular device.

# devices - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Review: Is this the budget Windows tablet you've been looking for?

With a low price, the Linx 8 wants to be your Windows tablet of choice, but how well does it balance price and expectations?

# devices - Saturday 13 December, 2014

These are the gadgets you want to have underneath your Christmas tree

With only a week and a half left until Christmas Day, there’s still time to get a great gift for someone you know.

# devices - Monday 1 December, 2014

Amazon has an army of robots helping it send gifts on their way

The company has deployed more than 15,000 wheeled robots to travel around its biggest warehouses and help deliver goods to employees.

# devices - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Bomb squad make safe two viable IEDs in Mayo

Gardaí discovered the devices earlier this afternoon.

# devices - Thursday 6 November, 2014

You might never have to worry about turning off the immersion again*

*If this company has its way

Why is your smartphone's battery life so poor?

And is it going to get better any time soon?

# devices - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Phone specs: which ones are actually worth paying attention to?

With features like megapixels and RAM thrown about, it’s easy to get bogged down by the specs offered by smartphone makers, but there’s only a few worth looking at.

# devices - Monday 13 October, 2014

Samsung says it's developed WiFi technology that's five times faster

Samsung says it's developed WiFi technology that's five times faster

The new speeds would allow a 1GB movie to be downloaded in less than three seconds and allow uncompressed HD videos to be streamed in real-time.

# devices - Monday 15 September, 2014

Watch out for dangerous carbon monoxide in your home Warning This post contains a poll

Watch out for dangerous carbon monoxide in your home

The deadly gas can build up in the home, and can’t be detected by our senses.

# devices - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Four arrested over letter bombs to Northern Ireland and England

Two men and two women are being questioned at Antrim Police Station.

# devices - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Google's new Android update is brighter and bolder than ever before

The new update, currently codenamed L, includes a number of changes like its new look, Material Design, which features brighter, bolder colours, updated icons and animated touch feedback.

# devices - Monday 26 May, 2014

Apple expected to reveal smart home features for iPhone

The move, which it’s expected to reveal at its developer conference next week, will mark Apple’s entry into the growing ‘internet of things’ market.

# devices - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Breakthrough wireless charging method will allow for deep body implants

The development would allow medical devices like pacemakers to have smaller batteries and be placed deep within the human body.

# devices - Monday 28 April, 2014

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet

Researchers from Deloitte found that personal and corporate data such as passwords and email could be retrieved, even when the phone was encrypted or “factory wiped”.

# devices - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Blackberry may stop making phones if they continue losing money

The company’s CEO John Chen said the company plans to not be dependent on handsets for revenue and focus more on investments, acquisitions and partnerships.

# devices - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Soon, you could have just one charger for all your devices

“Have a charger?” “Yes, it’s an iPhone 4 though.” Damn.

# devices - Sunday 16 February, 2014

How to create strong and secure passwords

Considering how large a role they play in keeping our online profiles safe, you should take the time to create strong, unique passwords to keep your data safe.

# devices - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Outernet project aims to provide global WiFi coverage via satellite

By sending mini-satellites into low Earth orbit, the project aims to beam WiFi to those who wouldn’t usually have access to it.

# devices - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

250 call-outs for the bomb squad this year, slight reduction in viable devices

The latest alert happened yesterday, at a house in Tallaght.

# devices - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Two viable pipe bombs discovered in Belfast

The two devices were discovered on the Belfast Road yesterday evening.

# devices - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Poll: Would you support a smartphone tax to fund suicide prevention? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a smartphone tax to fund suicide prevention?

A Senator has suggested that a one to four per cent levy would raise major funds for these resources. Would you support it?

# devices - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Four homemade explosive devices made safe in Dundalk

The viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found in a derelict house in a residential area this afternoon.

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