To Mars with Musk – Or Are We Forgetting Something?

Last night, the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, presented his vision for ‘Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species’. If you missed it, you can see the full presentation here as it was streamed live, or check out the short animated overview below of The SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System.   It’s an ambitious plan (you can download the slides […]

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VR Heroine Slays Monsters at Tokyo Game Show [Video]

The Tokyo Game Show has just come to an end after 4 days and Virtual Reality has been the dominant technology on show. This video of a schoolgirl on a flaming-swords monster-slaying adventure has been a viral hit on Facebook. Sure, the technology is impressive – but it’s her cape-wearing swashbuckling attitude that really makes it! HT: James Corbett. Related articles Technology […]

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Shannon Bryan singing Adele's Hello as gaeilge

Hello as Gaeilge [Video]

Colaiste Lurgan have been putting out some truly amazing videos of their covers in the Irish language (as gaeilge) of popular hit songs. Their most recent release is a cover of Adele’s “Hello”. The lead vocalist is one of their students Shannon Bryan. It’s truly haunting. Enjoy! Here are the lyrics: Hello, tú ann? Mé […]

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New Clarkson Show Will Launch November 18 on Amazon Prime

  Amazon has announced the launch date of the new Amazon Original series The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. New episodes will be released weekly on Amazon Prime Video, every Friday beginning November 18. However, Irish viewers will be unable to tune in as Amazon Prime Video Streaming is not […]

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iPhone 7 is Beer-Resistant [Video]

iPhone 7 is water-resistant to IP67, meaning that it can withstand immersion in water up to 1m, for 30 minutes. But what happens if you drop it in your pint? Adrian Weckler, technology editor at The Irish Independent, just had to investigate. He’s a brave man – because, while Apple asserts the device is water-resistant as sold, it doesn’t […]

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Happy Birthday Tinder [Infographic]

Tinder, the dating app which got singles swiping, is four years old today, and UK retailer Carvaka Sex Toys decided to celebrate by producing an infographic. You could call it ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Tinder (But Were Afraid to Ask)’. Related articles Tinder reveals the most attractive jobs in the UK that make people […]

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Hailo passenger app

Hailo Offers 50% Discount on Off-Peak Use during Bus Strike

Hailo, Ireland’s leading transport app, is advising customers to avoid delays and travel at off-peak times during the upcoming 48 hour Dublin Bus strike on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September. The company is anticipating strong demand for taxis during this time, so they are offering a discount to encourage users to travel at off-peak times where […]

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Drones-Eye-View over the site of Electric Picnic 2016

Beautiful Sunrise over Electric Picnic 2016 [Drone Video]

Electric Picnic gets underway tomorrow in Stradbally, Co Laois, just down the road from Blacknight‘s Carlow HQ. Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather was up early this morning to get a drone’s eye view of the sunrise, as the festival site stands ready to rock!   Anyone planning to do the same should note that a no-fly zone comes […]

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Netflix Confirms Stranger Things Season 2

Netflix’s latest show Stranger Things has been a massive hit with audiences around the world. The company has announced that production on season 2 is proceeding with the second season to be aired (released?) in 2017. They’ve also confirmed that season 2 will have 9 episodes and that the show’s creators and writers Matt and […]

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Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus Tonight

August has been a spectacular month for astronomy, with a livelier than usual Perseids meteor shower, and five planets visible in the evening sky. Early tonight, one of the most impressive and rare sights will be visible just after sunset, as Venus and Jupiter will appear to almost touch, as reports. Of course in reality the two […]

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