GameTech: Minecraft now set to take over the real world

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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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AI Assistant Arthur helps make right calls in Dublin

Trish Dromey reports on how a Dublin startup is using AI to make call centres work more efficiently.

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Rise of AI masks some uncomfortable realities

In the clamour of continual negative news surrounding Brexit, one could be forgiven for thinking that dilemmas around the backstop and border issues are the only game in town concerning Irish business.

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We challenged three Corkonians to take a tech timeout - here's how they got on...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Unplug Day, which encourages us to take 24 hours out from our hyper-connected world. We challenged three of Cork’s connected people to take a digital detox. Ciara McDonnell finds out how they got on.

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Irish-based creator of legendary video game Doom on reopening the doors to Hell

John Romero now lives in Ireland, and is involved in a new release of the classic shooter, writes Ronan Jennings

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The weird and wonderful gadgets of MWC 2019

The annual technology convention saw smartphones of different shapes and sizes among its most notable announcements.

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Scientists developing robots to clean train carriages

Scientists are working in partnership with rail industry body RSSB are also developing drones that can inspect railway arches.

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TCL reveals concept for its own foldable devices at MWC

The Chinese firm said it was not in a rush to get to market, however.

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Instagram users warned to watch out for ‘get rich quick’ schemes

Action Fraud said it has received hundreds of reports of victims losing money in recent months.

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Finish to Schubert's symphony was far from artificial

Almost 200 years after Franz Schubert abandoned his Symphony No 8, the Chinese electronics giant Huawei has employed smartphone A.I. to finish it.

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Foldable phones, 5G and better cameras: Here's what to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

The annual technology convention takes place in Barcelona next week.

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Irish scientists develop material that could boost smartphone battery life by 300%

A new material developed by Irish scientists could increase the battery life of an average smartphone by more than 300%.

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Rise of the machines threatens 40% of jobs in Ireland

Two out of every five Irish jobs are at “high risk” of being taken over by machines.

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Experts react to Samsung Galaxy Fold launch

The company has revealed its first foldable smartphone.

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Huawei confirms next major smartphone launch

The P30 series will be revealed on March 26 in Paris.

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