Windows Phone Ad pits Cortana vs Siri

Cortana is Windows Phone’s natural language virtual assistant – the counterpart to Apple’s Siri and Google Now. Microsoft have just released an ad demonstrating Cortana on a Nokia Lumia 635 in action against Siri on an iPhone 5S. Of course, any ad will select the scenario which best showcases its product, but Microsoft’s message is clear: they’re proud […]

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Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Bruton Makes No Apology for Ireland’s Corporate Tax Policy

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, has issued a strong defence of Ireland’s corporate taxation regime, amid recent controversy about so-called ‘tax inversions’ by multinational companies. A tax inversion occurs when a company moves its head domicile to a jurisdiction with a lower tax rate. There has been controversy about the practice in […]

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Medieval Galway Comes to Life [Video]

Galway company RealSim Games have released the first trailer for their 3D model of Medieval Galway, circa 1651, based on the famous Pictorial Map of Galway. Commissioned by Galway City Museum, it’s an exciting view of a beautiful city whose medieval character remains evident to this day. Maith sibh! Posted by RealSim Games. HT: James Larkin Related articles […]

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Radar Device For Cyclists is like Eyes in the Back of Your Head [Podcast]

Being hit from behind is the single biggest cause of cycling deaths in the US. It’s a global problem, as the founders of Backtracker discovered when they met a man in their native Stellenbosch, South Africa, who chose to cycle in the face of oncoming traffic, rather than take the risk of being hit unawares from behind. The solution they came up […]

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Want Unfiltered Internet in the UK? You Dirty Thing!

According to the Open Rights Group, a non-profit group in the UK, 20% of the internet is blocked by the “porn filters” operated by ISPs there. They’ve just released a humorous video which suggests the gauntlet users must run if they want access to the remaining 20% – or “The Dirty Internet“. Mobile ISPs in the […]

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Mission Statement “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s latest album “Mandatory Fun” is doing well in the charts. So well that it’s actually topping the charts in the US. One of the tracks from the album is sung in the style of Crosby, Stills & Nash and might hit a chord with anyone in the business world or high tech […]

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Professor John Boland, Amber Research Centre

Irish Researchers in Nanotechnology Breakthrough

Professor John Boland, Principal Investigator at AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre at Trinity College Dublin has made a world-first breakthrough in area of material mechanics. Professor Boland and his team along with Prof. Sader from University of Melbourne have developed a simple, robust approach to measure one of the most fundamental […]

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INM Create Almost 40 New Digital Media Jobs in Dublin

Independent News & Media (INM) has announced that it is making significant investment in its digital arm through the creation of close to 40 new roles in its Dublin office. A recruitment drive has begun with roles such as Multimedia Designers, Product Managers, Mobile Engineers, Technical Architects, UX Designers and Digital Sales Specialists on offer. […]

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Mobilising the Enterprise: Don’t Get Left Behind [Video]

Simon Gray is Head of Mobile Workplace Solutions at Fujitsu, UK and Ireland. He gave a talk, entitled Mobilising the Enterprise, at the Fujitsu World Tour at Dublin’s Convention Centre. According to Simon, businesses need to act fast to address the challenges and opportunities of the mobile enterprise. There is a danger that both customers and employees may […]

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