TECHNOLOGY

Cyber attack cost Loyaltybuild millions of euro

The managing director of Loyaltybuild confirmed yesterday that a "very sophisticated cyber attack" 14 months ago cost the firm millions of euro in lost revenues.

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Google stops selling glasses that connect to internet

Google will stop selling its internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that’s less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.

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Man held over hacking of PlayStation and Xbox Live services

Authorities in Britain arrested an 18-year-old man accused of computer hacking offences related to days of disruption on Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services last year.

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The secret is out for Facebook At Work

The days of secretly checking Facebook while at work could be coming to an end thanks to a new professional version of the social network.

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Symantec directors’ pay increases as profits halve

Pay to directors at the main Irish arm of Internet security firm, Symantec last year almost tripled to €1.45m.

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Xilinx profits increase by 36%

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of US technology giant, Xilinx last year increased by 36.5% to $27.87m (€23.7m)

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Cyber crime among top risks

The fear of cyber attacks and IT system failures is increasingly prevalent among companies which are not particularly well prepared to deal with such risks, according to a major global report.

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Music firms want UPC to prevent illegal downloads

Three music companies claim UPC Communications, the country’s second largest internet service provider (ISP), must be forced by court order to move against it subscribers who illegally download music and other copyrighted material.

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State not blocking US court’s Microsoft data bid

The Government has no issue with the US court at the centre of the ongoing Microsoft data protection case attempting to access data stored on Irish servers as long as it is done through the proper channels.

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IT firm Version-1 continues to branch out in UK

Leading Irish IT consulting and managed services provider, Version-1, has continued its “aggressive” acquisition-led growth strategy by purchasing a UK company for an undisclosed sum.

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Mia Hynes, Kinsale Community School, and her project ' A statistical study on people's attitudes and awareness of allergies and anaphylaxis'.

Young Scientist: Enthusiasm, imagination, energy... and good science are what judges are looking for

Having whittled down the entries for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition from 2,077 to 550 last October, the judges will crown an overall winner this evening — which won’t be easy because the standard is up across the board, writes Evelyn Ring.

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The Saint Matthias' Church of Ireland National School pupils who took part in the Bebras challenge.

Irish pupil tops in global problem-solving challenge

A pupil at a West Cork primary school has come in the top 1% of 750,000 children worldwide who took part in an online problem-solving challenge programme.

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A man tries out the Sony B Trainer Headset at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Wearable gadgets trend at top technology showcase

Smart clothing to monitor vital signs, smartwatches to summon the car, and a headset that talks to you as you exercise are just some of the examples of new wearable technology at CES this year.

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Paw-proof: GPS collar a ‘smartphone for your dog’

It is not just humans who are getting wearables at CES — a new smart collar for dogs has been unveiled so owners and pets can stay connected.

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Irish Life among investors for Facebook HQ

Irish Life and Hibernia REIT are among bidders shortlisted to buy Facebook’s European headquarters buildings in Dublin.

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Games firm in €1.2m expansion in Canada and Brazil

Keywords Studios— the Dublin-based computer games services firm which ranked as the largest technology flotation in London two years ago — has expanded further, via the acquisition of two firms for a combined €1.2m.

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Back to the future as Sony reinvents the Walkman

Sony is bringing back the Walkman, with a new model of the music player pioneer that comes with high-resolution playback and Bluetooth-connected headphones.

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Intel looks to providing smart wearable gadgets

Intel has unveiled a computer built into a jacket button and a wristband that transforms into a selfie-snapping flying camera, as the chipmaker extends its push into smart wearable gadgets.

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A new lease of life for the personal computer

A year ago, pundits were declaring that the personal computer was dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalising sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring.

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Samsung unveils its ultra high-definition televisions

Samsung has shown its cards for 2015 by introducing a range of new products —including an ultra high- definition television called SUHD.

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Collaboration is key to the internet of things

The technology industry and its consumers must all collaborate and work together for the internet of things to succeed, Samsung Electronic’s president has said.

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Cyber criminals target web payments

Online payment systems may be a target of cyber criminals this year, warns an internet security firm.

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Netflix denies subscriber crackdown

Video streaming giant Netflix has hit back at claims it is cracking down on subscribers who bypass regional locks to view the US version of the site.

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Technology in Sport

Use of safety device by Saracens’ players ‘welcome initiative’

Saracens players participating in Saturday’s 22-6 victory over London Irish wore sensors to measure the force and direction of impacts to the head.

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Sales of electric vehicles up 46%

It looks set to be a record year for the sale of electricity-powered vehicles with 1,756 new models registered in the first 11 months of 2014.

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Poor IT skills ‘slowing firms’

An unwillingness to adapt to new technologies or a general level of ignorance to them may be holding businesses back from their full potential.

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UPC acquires Bitbuzz for €6m

UPC has further strengthened its product offering with the acquisition of Ireland’s leading WiFi operator, Bitbuzz.

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Have we just met the future of the smartphone?

YotaPhone might not be a name you are familiar with, but then, neither was iPhone back in 2007. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Driverless cars one step closer to reality after British funding boost

Four British cities will run formal trials to see how driverless cars could be integrated into everyday life. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Professor Stephen Hawking is sharing his new communication system with the world

Professor Stephen Hawking has shown off a new system that will enable the famed scientist and author to communicate better than ever.

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