Tech Review: EufyCam E, gives you home security with minimal fuss

Home security can be very off-putting for many of us due to complex wiring that requires professional installers and/or expensive systems. Thankfully, there are bespoke options out there that can keep you safe and provide visibility on your property. I’ve been testing a smart camera system called the EufyCam E for the last few months and although this isn’t a complete security solution, for many, it offers more than enough for some peace of mind.

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How digital technology can create unhealthy inequalities

Advances in medical care delivery are often least accessible to the poor and uneducated, say Asha George, Amnesty LeFevre, and Rajani Ved

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Smartphone addiction studies based on ‘flawed’ data, researchers say

Surveys are often used to understand how people use their smartphone but these bear little correlation to reality, a study found.

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Public opinion turning on big tech firms over privacy issues, Mozilla boss says

The non-profit firm’s chairwoman Mitchell Baker said attitudes towards privacy were changing in the wake of recent scandals.

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Huawei security chief denies complicity with China

John Suffolk has insisted the company abides by the laws of each country in which it is present.

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Artificial intelligence: Are we all OK with it?

How is Ireland doing in its push to become a major player in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market?

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Google hits mark with nicely priced Pixel 3a XL

Prior to the launch of the latest duo of Pixel phones a month ago, Google surprised me by sending out a Pixel 3a XL for testing. I’ve been using it ever since and although this less expensive alternative to the Pixel 3 XL, most should be happy with the sacrifices made to reduce the final price tag.

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GameTech: Get ready for Fortnite World Cup

There are only two more rounds to go in the Fortnite World Cup qualifying round, with entry to the $30m July finals up for grabs.

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Audio startup aims to read out out the newspaper business news on the go

In a world where news content is proliferating, time-poor workers face a common struggle

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'Business end' of global tax shake-up has Ireland in its sights

The Government appears to be drawing closer to formally conceding the tech giants, including Google, Twitter, and Facebook, which have significant bases in Ireland will be taxed by individual governments on the revenues they generate across Europe.

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WhatsApp to introduce ads in 2020

Facebook has confirmed the messaging app will feature ads at its annual Marketing Summit in the Netherlands.

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GameTech: Innocence lost as the rats take over

When you smell a rat, it usually means something bad is going down

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Lightweight Canon a real heavy hitter

Noel Campion reviews the Canon EOS RP, which crams a wealth of excellent features into its mere 450g weight

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World’s top tech firms sharpen their focus on sustainability

Smartphones, we all use them, but how sustainable are they really. Tonnes of electronic waste is generated each year and we need to do our part in reducing it.

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GameTech: Minecraft now set to take over the real world

What are the building blocks of a great game?

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Munster technological university: Time to focus on the bigger prize

Business ambitions do not always go to plan, as last week’s floatation of Uber confirmed.

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Huawei ban sends chipmaking shares plummeting

A bad month is getting worse for US and European semiconductor stocks.

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Driverless cars can work together to keep traffic moving, research finds

Cambridge University students used scale model robotic cars to carry out their study.

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Microsoft Surface: Beauty is in the ear of the beholder

Microsoft is a company well-known for Windows, but in the last few years, it’s also now known for producing excellent hardware.

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Panasonic’s new Lumix FZ1000 II for serious snaps

Noel Campion outlines why serious photographers enjoy the features on Panasonic's new Lumix FZ1000 II.

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Tech giants commit to end spread of terrorist content online

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have signed up to a nine-point plan of action following the Christchurch terror attack.

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GameTech: New shotgun fires up Fortnite 9

You can never tell what the future will hold. Except in the case of Fortnite, where it probably holds a shotgun, aimed at your face.

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GameTech: Mortal Kombat 11 is as relevant as the original

The latest ‘Avengers’ film is packed to the brim with characters from the Marvel universe, showcasing the incredible depth of material that stems from both the comics and the cinematic releases.

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Breast cancer diagnosis by AI now as good as human experts

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. It accounts for 15% of all new cases in the country, and about one in eight women will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime. In the NHS, breast cancer screening routinely includes a mammogram, which is essentially an X-ray of the breast.

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First augmented reality Angry Birds game launches

Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs has been released on iPhone and iPad.

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HP’s Mini Workstation packs a really big punch

When I think about a PC that has workstation performance, I imagine a machine that comes with a massive case and lots of fans and lights.

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Tech startups make music and events a smooth operation

Two Irish companies are disrupting the events space with innovative technology.

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GameTech: Destined to be a tour de Force

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was a time of oppression for the gamer republic.

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PS5 ‘to support backwards compatibility, 8K graphics and won’t be digital-only’

The lead system architect revealed the first details about the next-generation console.

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Virtual reality has never been more convenient, says Oculus chief

Facebook-owned Oculus says its two new headsets make it easier than ever for people to start using VR.

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The Galaxy S range is out of this world

Noel Campion finds something for everyone in the annually expanding Galaxy S line of smartphones

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Microsoft answers age-old question about removing USB storage devices from a PC

The latest version of Windows 10 no longer requires users to use the safely remove hardware feature.

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Do we really own our digital possessions?

Microsoft has announced that it will close the books category of its digital store, writes Rebecca Mardon.

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Loupedeck+ is the ultimate tool for digital photo fans

Noel Campion says that Loupedeck+ brings a whole new level of user-friendly control to digital photography editing.

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USA summer externship with the I Wish STEM programme

That frequently over-used phrase — ‘the chance of a lifetime’ — will have genuine credibility for a pair of lucky Irish girls this summer.

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South Korea launches 5G smartphone networks ahead of schedule

Telecoms providers say 5G-enabled smartphones can download data 20 times faster than existing 4G devices.

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South Korea first to roll out 5G offer

South Korea will become the first country to commercially launch fifth-generation — or 5G — services tomorrow as it rolls out the latest wireless technology with Samsung Electronics’ new 5G-enabled smartphone Galaxy S10.

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Sign of the times: The app helping parents and children learn sign language

A new app is teaching children and their parents sign language, through the power of reading, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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GameTech: Crafted World will put a smile on your face

Yoshi's Crafted World is a cardboard- cutout platformer. Don’t take that the wrong way, though.

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Limerick tech firm partners with London’s biggest bus company

A Limerick firm will provide 3,200 London buses with electronic pre-service inspections after striking a deal with the British capital’s biggest bus company, Go-Ahead London.

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GameTech: Candidates for game hall of fame

The Strong is actually a museum in New York, dedicated to electronic history.

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McDonald’s buys $300m tech firm to personalise menus

McDonald’s is acquiring a decision-logic technology company to better personalise menus as part of its digital push.

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Huawei announces P30 smartphones in challenge to Samsung

The Chinese firm hopes to overtake Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer in the next year.

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Microsoft’s Defender antivirus software coming to Mac

The software is available as part of a limited preview to begin with.

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Amazon announces new budget Kindle e-reader

It is the first Kindle to include an adjustable front light in a device which costs less than €100.

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Google to ask Android users about app preferences amid competition complaints

The internet giant will ask users for their preferred search engine and browser apps after a record EU fine for abusing its market position.

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GameTech: Looted and booted for ‘Fortnite 8’

So, pirates finally came to Fortnite. The only surprise was how long it took.

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Malin Andersson creates self-help app after daughter’s death

The star’s daughter died in January, after being born seven weeks prematurely.

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Should you buy… the Samsung Galaxy S10+?

Does more screen mean more appeal for the Korean giant’s latest flagship phone?

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God Of War leads Bafta game award nominations

The mythological action game has received ten nominations.

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More UK retailers to accept Chinese mobile payment giant Alipay

Wider acceptance of the mobile payment app will enable tourists to spend up to £1 billion in the UK, Barclaycard said.

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Gamer made $1m to promote ‘Apex Legends’

What are a few hours playing video games and a handful of tweets worth? $1m (€887,000), if you are Tyler Blevins, known to millions as Ninja, the world’s most-followed computer-gamer.

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GameTech: ‘Days Gone’ hoping to put new life in zombies

How many days of your life have you spent gaming?

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Visa told to hire PwC following IT failure

Visa has said the issue was caused by a ‘very rare partial failure’.

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Grapevine: BKK rebrands and expands to capitalise on thriving economy

Newly rebranded financial advisory firm BKK is ready to capitalise on a number of opportunities in Ireland’s vibrant economy, notably a lot of activity among tech startups.

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GameTech: Getting funky with Toejam and Earl

People tell you to live life in the present, but living for presents is much more fun. Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove does both, by dragging an ancient classic into the modern day, with the primary gameplay hook being the collectible wrapped gifts that litter the colourful landscape.

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Government is not in the pocket of tech giants, Minister insists

Reports over the weekend said former Taoiseach Enda Kenny helped Facebook influence EU data protection laws - something which has been disputed by the Irish regulator.

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Tough powers for cyber safety chief

A crackdown on harmful online material has been promised with the announcement of new laws to empower a cyber safety commissioner to fine, prosecute, and name and shame offending services.

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What happened when these Cork pupils turned off their phones for a week

400 students at St Brogan’s College, Bandon, have agreed to a ‘tech detox’ to improve their sleep, says Áilín Quinlan

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