TECHNOLOGY

Social media users ‘jealous’

Nearly two thirds of social media users say that sites such as Facebook and Twitter make them feel inadequate about their lives.

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Got milk? Fridges will let you know

Refrigerators may soon contract viruses and malware, much like a computer can.

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Wind farm guidelines delayed by reaction

-7,500 submissions on new rules

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Paul Doherty: Scope for technology 'enormous'.

Technology worn with a sensor of pride

Dublin firm Shimmer Technology aims to generate turnover of €3m this year and €10m in 2015 with its sensor platform, which monitors movement and biophysical readings, writes Trish Dromey

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Ryanair app removes need to print out boarding passes before flights

Ryanair yesterday launched a new smartphone app which, amongst other things, does away with the need for passengers to print out boarding passes before boarding their flight.

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Nickel rashes blamed on iPads

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

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Apple moves to reassure Chinese

Apple Inc assured Chinese customers that location tracking on its iPhone can’t be used to identify activity of individuals, a day after China’s state-owned television broadcaster said the software poses a security risk.

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An LG worker demonstrates the 'rollability' of an  18-inch screen. The flexibility is down to using a 'high molecular substance-based polyimide film' instead of plastic. Pictures: AP

LG ‘flexible’ screen set to revolutionise TV viewing

A flexible TV unveiled by LG could pave the way for a revolution in the way we watch and use screens — rolling them up and taking them with us in and out of the home.

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Why are we in the grip of a start-up frenzy?

Ireland, or at least the Government, is in the grip of a frenzy around entrepreneurship. From local government, through the higher education system, to the highest in the land, hardly a day goes by without some new band jumping on the wagon.

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Chloe Kirton wearing Google Glass, and a NeuroSky EEG biosensor to measure brainwaves.Pictures: Dominic Lipinski

Mind games: App allows user thoughts to control Google Glass

Google Glass wearers can now control their device with their minds and feelings, thanks to a new app.

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Google accused of press censorship

Google’s removal of some search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship.

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World Social Media Day celebrations live

Today is World Social Media Day and we’re keeping up with all the celebrations around the globe. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Tel Aviv to be the site for the world’s first hover car

Hover cars are, for many people growing up, the stuff that dreams are made of. And for a long time it seemed like that’s all they would be, a dream. But now, they might be becoming a reality. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Introducing Slingshot, Facebook’s own version of Snapchat

Facebook’s answer to Snapchat has finally arrived in Europe. Slingshot, which was launched in the U.S. earlier this month, is now available to download internationally. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Paul Durrant: Surprised cyberbullying rated low.

Children meeting strangers online parents’ main fear

Meeting dangerous people online, rather than watching pornography, is the greatest fear parents have when their children surf the web.

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Datalex opens Beijing base during trade visit

Irish travel software firm Datalex has opened a new office in Beijing.

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Apple’s big-screen iPhone... coming to a store near you

Apple suppliers in China will begin mass production of its largest iPhones ever next month, according to people familiar with the plans, as the smartphone maker faces increased competition.

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Tech firms set sights on blood sugar testing

For decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success.

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