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# web - Sunday 8 January, 2017

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

“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

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

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

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

As it could lead you to malware sites.

# web - Sunday 14 February, 2016

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

*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

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

A lot has changed in 20 years.

# web - Sunday 27 September, 2015

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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*

*Well, one minute and 22 seconds.

# web - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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

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

‘Just rumours’ says the company.

# web - Monday 21 July, 2014

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand

*searches Stack Overflow for the answer*

# web - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

# web - Sunday 4 May, 2014

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

12 reasons why Poorly Drawn Lines is so amazing

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

# web - Sunday 27 April, 2014

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

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

Get ready to chuckle.

# web - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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

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

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?

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...

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

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

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

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# web - Monday 7 October, 2013

Browse the web, send emails and texts - it's all possible on some Aer Lingus flights

You can now connect to Wi-Fi and use your mobile phone while flying with Aer Lingus to the US, but it will cost you.

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