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# web - Friday 18 June, 2021

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People
# Shock Sharing
# Shock Sharing

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 12,131 Views 12 Comments

Aoife Gallagher says it’s tempting to share content that horrifies you, but it only serves to amplify the hate.

# web - Sunday 8 January, 2017

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 74,523 Views 34 Comments

“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”

# web - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

After 18 years, Internet Explorer is no longer the world's most popular browser
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

After 18 years, Internet Explorer is no longer the world's most popular browser

May 3rd 2016, 12:24 PM 21,859 Views 33 Comments

Now Google Chrome finally rules the desktop world.

# web - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Here are nine things about the internet that Steve Jobs knew to be true - 20 years ago
# Jobs Predictor
# Jobs Predictor

Here are nine things about the internet that Steve Jobs knew to be true - 20 years ago

Mar 19th 2016, 8:45 AM 43,718 Views 19 Comments

The late, great Apple supremo had a somewhat eerie insight into how our web-dominated world was set to develop in 1996.

# web - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out
# Broadband
# Broadband

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out

Mar 17th 2016, 10:55 AM 10,323 Views 29 Comments

And you can only imagine how those still using dial up feel right about now.

# web - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names
# Typosquatting
# Typosquatting

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names

Mar 15th 2016, 4:47 PM 24,700 Views 18 Comments

As it could lead you to malware sites.

# web - Sunday 14 February, 2016

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*

Feb 14th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,796 Views 4 Comments

*We’re talking about cookies on your browser, not the edible kind unfortunately.

# web - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago - here's what's changed over the years
# Lookback
# Lookback

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago - here's what's changed over the years

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 PM 20,254 Views 13 Comments

It’s come a long way since it was called TheFacebook.

# web - Friday 4 December, 2015

Want to browse the web exactly like it was back in the 90s? Now you can
# Good Old Days
# Good Old Days

Want to browse the web exactly like it was back in the 90s? Now you can

Dec 4th 2015, 11:38 AM 21,188 Views 28 Comments

A lot has changed in 20 years.

# web - Sunday 27 September, 2015

This is how you check what plugins are running on your browser
# Q-tip
# Q-tip

This is how you check what plugins are running on your browser

Sep 27th 2015, 5:30 PM 14,981 Views 5 Comments

If one is having a negative effect your browsing experience, then it’s worth looking at what’s causing it.

# web - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Good news! WhatsApp web will soon be available for iPhone users
# New Connection
# New Connection

Good news! WhatsApp web will soon be available for iPhone users

Aug 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 18,803 Views 19 Comments

The web version shows instructions on how to connect with your iPhone, but the iOS app has yet to follow suit.

# web - Sunday 26 April, 2015

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone
# On The Go
# On The Go

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone

Apr 26th 2015, 8:00 PM 22,435 Views 8 Comments

Apps may be front and centre of all smartphone experiences but the humble browser is anything but irrelevant.

# web - Saturday 14 March, 2015

It's now 30 years since the first '.com' website.  My, how things have changed...
# Browsing History
# Browsing History

It's now 30 years since the first '.com' website. My, how things have changed...

Mar 14th 2015, 4:00 PM 15,911 Views 19 Comments

It’s now the dominant internet domain for major companies

# web - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Four to face trial over brutal street stabbing of chained dog
# Egypt
# Egypt

Four to face trial over brutal street stabbing of chained dog

Mar 1st 2015, 9:31 AM 22,877 Views 97 Comments

A video posted online shows men chaining the dog to a street lamp and then stabbing and hacking the terrified animal with knives.

# web - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Kenny: Me ringing the Nasdaq bell should encourage emigrants to come home
# Web Summit
# Web Summit

Kenny: Me ringing the Nasdaq bell should encourage emigrants to come home

Nov 4th 2014, 3:20 PM 14,942 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach rang the bell at the Web Summit in Dublin today.

# web - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi
# Sightsavers
# Sightsavers

World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi

Oct 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,817 Views 2 Comments

Winesi will undergo a life-changing operation restoring his sight today.

# web - Sunday 7 September, 2014

How to keep your child safe while they're online
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

How to keep your child safe while they're online

Sep 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 7,153 Views 5 Comments

The internet is a vast and useful tool, but for parents, it something that comes with its own drawbacks. Here is how you can ensure they stay safe while they’re online.

# web - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*
# Explainer
# Explainer

Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*

Aug 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 10,500 Views 12 Comments

*Well, one minute and 22 seconds.

# web - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

'Spiderman of South Anne Street' fights off determined attacker at Gotham Café
# Web Of Violence
# Web Of Violence

'Spiderman of South Anne Street' fights off determined attacker at Gotham Café

Jul 29th 2014, 8:22 PM 63,553 Views 32 Comments

Things got a bit strange in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

# web - Thursday 24 July, 2014

There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW
# Sxsw Dublin?
# Sxsw Dublin?

There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW

Jul 24th 2014, 5:06 PM 8,939 Views 4 Comments

‘Just rumours’ says the company.

# web - Monday 21 July, 2014

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand
# We're Hiring
# We're Hiring

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand

Jul 21st 2014, 3:18 PM 37,399 Views 58 Comments

*searches Stack Overflow for the answer*

# web - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Bumblebee comes to the rescue of another bee caught in a spider's web
# Bee Safe
From The Daily Edge
# Bee Safe

Bumblebee comes to the rescue of another bee caught in a spider's web

Jun 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 3,331 Views 0 Comments

He aint’ heavy…

# web - Sunday 4 May, 2014

12 reasons why Poorly Drawn Lines is so amazing
# Comical
From The Daily Edge
# Comical

12 reasons why Poorly Drawn Lines is so amazing

May 4th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,911 Views 1 Comment

If you like web comics, you’ll love Poorly Drawn Lines.

# web - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Here's why Three Word Phrase is your new favourite web comic
# Comical
From The Daily Edge
# Comical

Here's why Three Word Phrase is your new favourite web comic

Apr 27th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,629 Views 2 Comments

Get ready to chuckle.

# web - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet
# Heartbleed
# Heartbleed

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet

Apr 10th 2014, 8:12 AM 19,149 Views 57 Comments

Google sites such as GMail and YouTube are clear, the company says.

# web - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The web's founder celebrates its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

The web's founder celebrates its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality

Mar 12th 2014, 10:59 AM 6,850 Views 10 Comments

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is asking web users to press each country to develop a “digital bill of rights,” which would protect it from governments and organisations.

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?

Mar 12th 2014, 10:47 AM 7,072 Views 92 Comments

Be as creative as you like.

# web - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

25 years on from the invention of the web, this infographic shows some of us still aren't convinced...
# Unlike
# Unlike

25 years on from the invention of the web, this infographic shows some of us still aren't convinced...

Mar 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,891 Views 52 Comments

10,000 Garth Brooks fans can’t be wrong. Can they?

# web - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

UK researchers create internet connection that could download 44 HD films in a second
# High Speed Internet
# High Speed Internet

UK researchers create internet connection that could download 44 HD films in a second

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:11 PM 11,164 Views 75 Comments

The researchers used a new “flexible grid” infrastructure which increased internet speeds to 1.4TB per second.

# web - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Plastic bullets fired as hundreds protest Turkey internet restrictions
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Plastic bullets fired as hundreds protest Turkey internet restrictions

Jan 19th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,060 Views 12 Comments

Critics say the planned new laws would expand the government’s already tight grip on the web.

# web - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule
# Web
# Web

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule

Jan 15th 2014, 9:13 AM 6,923 Views 18 Comments

Supporters of Net Neutrality say the decision could give major telecom operators the power to block or degrade services, while promoting their own.

# web - Friday 10 January, 2014

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz

Jan 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 90 Views 11 Comments

I met Aaron at Harvard when he was 24. It was immediately clear that he was not only a genius, but also a gentleman who was wise beyond his years.

# web - Thursday 9 January, 2014

LiFi uses light to beam data directly to your smartphone
# Bright Idea
# Bright Idea

LiFi uses light to beam data directly to your smartphone

Jan 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 14,128 Views 32 Comments

The technology allows LED lights to transmit data to your smartphone via light waves.

# web - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: The 20 deadliest reads of 2013
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: The 20 deadliest reads of 2013

Dec 29th 2013, 10:00 AM 18,828 Views 2 Comments

It’s been a year of great writing. Here’s the very best from around the web.

# web - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic
# Online Security
# Online Security

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic

Dec 13th 2013, 12:20 PM 9,752 Views 24 Comments

The majority come from search engines and analytics tools, while malware have decreased overall.

# web - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

This is how many people use Facebook in each county
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

This is how many people use Facebook in each county

Dec 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 32,162 Views 58 Comments

In 24 of the 26 counties in Ireland, less than half of people have a Facebook account.

# web - Friday 29 November, 2013

Fallon brothers and Paddy Cosgrave honoured at Eircom Spiders
# Web Heroes
# Web Heroes

Fallon brothers and Paddy Cosgrave honoured at Eircom Spiders

Nov 29th 2013, 11:35 AM 5,681 Views 2 Comments

A Belfast foundation that helps young people through sport also claimed two awards on the night.

# web - Friday 22 November, 2013

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:16 PM 5,943 Views 9 Comments

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

# web - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

One in five Irish teens have accessed content that disturbed them — survey
# Web Safety
# Web Safety

One in five Irish teens have accessed content that disturbed them — survey

Nov 6th 2013, 11:04 AM 9,551 Views 33 Comments

The new study also reveals that many Irish teenagers are keeping their parents in the dark regarding their online activity.

# web - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like
# Web Summit
# Web Summit

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like

Oct 30th 2013, 1:32 PM 12,997 Views 68 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.

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