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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Electronics

All time
# firemole
This gadget will sound an alarm if your charger overheats
It recently won an innovation award.
# Australia
Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane
She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.
# Naughty naughty
Why some TDs will have their iPhones and iPads taken from them next week
Members of the banking inquiry will be barred from using any electronic devices when they view the draft report next week.
# brainwave
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.
# ripped off
Consumer group warns as woman pays €1600 in Spain for €300 tablet
Such incidents are becoming more and more common according to European Consumer Centre.
# Washer Fire
Do you have a Bosch, Siemens or Neff dishwasher made before 2006? You might want to read this
There is a very small chance that your dishwasher might catch fire.
Column: Ireland is excluded from some of the world's most fascinating scientific research
As a non-member of CERN, we are missing out on unique opportunities to collaborate with our European neighbours in cutting-edge work – as well as the revenue opportunities it brings.
# jobs boost
Harvey Norman and Carphone Warehouse to create 80 new jobs
The “store-within-a-store” concept will see 11 new Carphone Warehouse concessions set up within Harvey Norman stores.
# you're hired
Twenty new jobs announced at Shannon-based electronics firm
The new jobs at Ei Electronics will bring the total workforce to 500.
# Fakes
Interpol seize fake goods worth more than €100 million
Fake shampoo, cigarettes, beer and counterfeit clothing and DVDs were just a few items discovered in one of the agency’s largest operations ever conducted.
# space weather
The sun emitted its biggest flare of 2013 today
NASA has all the science behind the phenomenon.
# Dixons
Dixons retail sales up 8% in Ireland and UK
Dixons Retail has posted an 8 per cent rise in sales in Ireland and the United Kingdom over the key Christmas period.
# Shortages
Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets
This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.
# Silver Surfers
More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone
The rise in ‘silver surfers’ is creating a huge market potential.
# recycling
Ireland recycles equivalent weight of three Dublin Spires in batteries in 2011
Recycling of electrical items beat European targets last year.
# Read Me
Column: My rollercoaster ride to save the family business
Six weeks ago, Ben Peat thought his 70-year-old family electronics business was going under – but public support helped save his company from becoming another footnote in the story of the recession.
# Good News
It's back: Peats reopens its doors in Dublin
After 78 years in business, the electronics store closed its 11 branches earlier this month – but today it reopened its Parnell Street branch.
# Re-Peats
'Wave of goodwill' sees two Peats electronics stores saved
The electronics chain, which had announced plans to go into liquidation, will instead trade under examinership in two outlets.
# peats
Peats to seek liquidator - 11 stores closed
The first Peats store was opened in 1934. Tonight, employees were told that all 11 shops in the chain will close. Staff will receive full redundancy pay and entitlements.
# Raids
Israeli military raid Palestinian TV stations over communications concerns
Israeli authorities have also issued demolition orders for solar panels and wind turbines which provide power to Palestinian herders.
# 2012
Yay! 12 things that will be cheaper in 2012
2012 will be a year for wine-drinking holidaymakers who love electronics, seemingly.
# buy buy buy
It’s Black Friday – so here’s some crazy videos of people shopping
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America – but check out the extreme lengths people go to to make sure they get a bargain.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In today’s Fix: NOTW closes amidst phone hacking investigation; Leinster House blocks premium line calls; and what should you not miss at Oxegen 2011?
Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.
# Rare
Japan unearths gigantic haul of rare earth minerals
The 100-billion-ton stash found by Japan could be used for electronics – but an ownership battle may be brewing.
# Jobs
130 jobs announced for Antrim and Carrickfergus
DCC buys French company