TECHNOLOGY

Samsung plans to unveil new screen for S8 smartphone launch

Samsung Electronics will create an all-screen front for the Galaxy S8 smartphones coming out next year and scrap the physical home button, sources have said.

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Smarttech and Abtran first in Ireland to use cognitive computing in fight against cyber threats

Two and a half quintillion bytes of data are generated around the world every day. In fact, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. 

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Genetics trial for meat tenderness is global first

Teagasc’s Donagh Berry is working to develop a ground-breaking, world first genetics test which could predict the tenderness of an animal’s offspring.

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Kastus funding is a shot in the arm

An Irish firm whose product will be central in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs last week received a €1.5m investment to underpin its plans for global expansion.

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Small Business Column: Artificial intelligence and robotics in the workplace

In this week’s column Kehlan looks at the growing influence of artificial intelligence and robotics in the workplace and how nearly half of all human jobs could be obsolete within the next few decades.

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Making Facebook a practical reality at Cork's Capitol development

WITH news breaking this week of Facebook’s office space interest in Cork city centre’s rapidly concluding Capitol development, for a virtual reality company it has bought, all eyes will now turn to see who’ll come in underneath as co-tenants to such a stellar name in the game-changing €50m-plus complex.

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Business supplier MJ Flood profits rise to €8.3m

Pre-tax profits at office equipment and business technology firm MJ Flood increased 13.5% to €8.32m last year.

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Trusti Tuber stomach tubing kit continues to impress

Having won an award at the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays event earlier this year, the Trusti Tuber stomach tubing kit continues to impress, winning the Product Innovation Award at the recent AgriScot Farm Business Event in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Robots drive efficiencies in European agriculture

Robots will make many farm tasks less dangerous and unhealthy, and will improve the overall safety of workers — that is according to the European Parliament’s science and technology options assessment panel.

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Samsung plans overhaul amid shareholder pressure

Samsung said it will disclose plans to boost shareholder value today, a move that comes amid pressure from US fund Elliott Management to split the company in two and provide more in payouts.

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How Apple lost China to two unknown smartphone firms

Two years ago, two small firms Oppo and Vivo couldn’t crack the top five in China’s smartphone market. Now they outrank everyone after elbowing Apple aside, thanks to people like Cheng Xiaoning.

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Apple abandons developing its own wireless routers

Apple has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, say sources.

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IDA gives €1m grant to game giant EA

IDA Ireland has provided more than €1.1m in employment grants in little over a year to the expanding Irish arm of computer game giant, Electronic Arts (EA).

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