Torturing Smart Devices (sort of) [Video]

Smart homes, IoT, wearables, AI and a plethora of other technologies have become accessible and affordable for people over the last couple of years. But how smart are they really? One user decided to torture his smart devices a little by triggering a loop, with his Amazon Echo and Google Home getting stuck in an […]

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Computer Animation Meets Dance [Video]

Mongolian dancer and computer graphics artist Canion Shijirbat has managed to combine his two passions. His performance at the semi-final of Mongolia’s Got Talent is fantastic. See it below:   The performance has garnered quite a bit of attention from international media over the last few days . As for the judges at Mongolia’s Got Talent […]

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IDI Irish Design Awards Exhibition Continues until Saturday

The 19th annual IDI Irish Design Awards is on November 17th in Dublin’s Marker Hotel, but the public has just two more days to view the exhibition of the finalists currently open at Fumbally Exchange in Dame Lane. The exhibition showcases the best of Irish design this year, encompassing architecture, fashion, interiors, product design, animation, furniture, […]

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Ireland’s Internet Day 2016 [Video]

There was a strong turn out last week at the event hosted by IE Domain Registry to mark Ireland’s Internet Day, at the Mansion House in Dublin. I was there on behalf of Ireland’s leading domain registrar, Blacknight. After the event I recorded a video interview with IEDR CEO David Curtin. [youtube]https://youtu.be/2_eJw2g5I9w[/youtube]   I also met the headline speaker, […]

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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. [youtube]https://youtu.be/0qo78R_yYFA[/youtube]   It’s an ambitious plan (you can download the […]

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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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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

[youtube]https://youtu.be/oK0lkrtYvVs[/youtube]   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 […]

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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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