RFID-Blocking Jeans & Jacket Protects Against Identity Theft

You’ve heard of tinfoil hats? Now US online clothing company Betabrand has teamed up with Norton to bring you RFID-blocking jeans and a blazer, to protect against ID theft.   Credit and debit cards are increasingly equipped with RFID or NFC technology for contactless payments, and the technology is also used in passports. However there is […]

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Amazon Launches Prime Now 1-Hour Delivery Service

Amazon have introduced a new 1 hour delivery service for tens of thousands of items, including household items and electronics, for certain areas in Manhattan and, they say it will be be “coming soon to a city near you”. I don’t think we’ll be seeing Amazon Prime Now in Tullamore anytime soon, or Dublin for that […]

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27,600 New Jobs Created in Ireland in 2014

There are 27,600 extra people at work in Ireland compared to one year ago, according to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The Minister has commended all involved in making 2014 a great year for jobs. “I wish to pay tribute in particular to the twin heroes of the recovery – first […]

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Fund Recs wins Google Award for Online Business Promotion

Padraig O’ Scanaill, a young Waterford entrepreneur and finalist in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, picked up the award for the ‘Best Online Promotion of Business’ and won €1,000 worth of Google Adwords for his company, Fund Recs. Of the 24 finalists from 17 counties competing in the inaugural national competition, the special award […]

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US Internet Industry Group Takes a Stand on Irish Data Protection

i2Coalition, the DC-based Internet Infrastructure Coalition, has signed on to an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York failed to properly analyze the extraterritorial application of the Stored Communications Act, in the case where it ordered Microsoft to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland. In a legal […]

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Galway Digital Summit is Announced, Supported by Blacknight

The West of Ireland’s first Digital Summit was announced last night at an event in Galway city. Sponsored by Blacknight, the OMiG Digital Summit builds on the success of the ‘Online Marketing in Galway’ monthly meetups which have grown in popularity over the past couple of years. The Digital Summit is designed to keep to the same volunteer ethos as […]

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‘Home Alone’ Security with 2015 Technology

2015 will see the 25th anniversary of ‘Home Alone‘, starring Macaulay Culkin. In the film 8-year-old Kevin McCallister single handedly defends his family home against a pair of comically incompetent burglars using an array of funny booby traps. In honour of the original film and its Christmas theme, UK property security company Evander has come […]

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Fringe Season 5 Comes to Netflix UK and Ireland

Time travel, shape shifting, parallel universes and just about every conceivable science fiction concept were so thoroughly explored during the 4 1/2 season run of Fringe, from 2008 to 2013, that the show got its timelines thoroughly tied up in knots. Add in mid-season breaks and schedule changes and it became a real challenge to follow when it […]

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Aer Lingus Shaves its Movember Tache after Raising €35,000

Movember fund raising initiatives at Aer Lingus have raised over €35,000 for the Irish Cancer Society’s prostate cancer service and research fund. During November over 50 staff members grew moustaches and on board collections were organised on all Aer Lingus European flights during the last week of the month. In a quirky initiative to raise […]

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