EU Web Awards Nominations Close Tuesday

  Got a .eu domain name and a developed website? If so you might be interested in entering the 2015 EU Web Awards. Conn spoke to Leonora from EURid a while back (listen here) Short version: awards are open for nominations now and entry is free. Full details here. Here’s the “after” video for last […]

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87th Academy Awards, Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

20 Technical Achievements Under Consideration for Oscars

We all know the Oscars celebrate the best in Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. What you may not know is that the Academy runs a dedicated awards ceremony two weeks before the main event, dedicated to ‘the science bit‘! The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that […]

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Surreal Giraffe Diving Video Is Weird and Wonderful [Video]

Giraffes are graceful, if slightly ridiculous creatures, loping across the savanna with their extraordinarily long limbs and necks. They can certainly make you think, about Darwinian evolution, and the relationship between an organism and their ecosystem. But it takes an extraordinary imagination to conceive of giraffes in the way Nicolas Deveaux has done: in a surreal and unlikely spectacle […]

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Kitchen Concert

Featuring some of the guys from Top Secret Drum Corps, this advert from IKEA Switzerland will bring a whole new meaning to kitchen equipment The advert was produced by Swiss advertising agency Wirz.

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Netflix Increase Prices Again

Netflix have upped their prices again. The new prices start at €7.99 / month and go up to €11.99 / month: All plans still come with a free 30 day trial for new users. The latest round of price increases won’t impact existing subscribers until the middle of next year according to an email the […]

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The Importance of Women In Tech

I spoke on a panel at HostingCon a couple of weeks ago about diversity, gender equality and women in technology. So when this graphic landed in our inbox earlier today it caught my eye. It’s an interesting and pretty well researched piece from Next Generation Recruitment – click to enlarge:    

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Internet Policy, Premium Domains and DIY SEO [Audio]

This podcast was recorded yesterday evening in Michele Neylon’s office at Blacknight HQ. The Google re-organisation was announced later, so we don’t talk about it here. But there’s plenty more to talk about – and we got briefly sidetracked into talking about Denis O’Brien and his efforts to stop people talking about him. Good luck with that. Click on […]

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Google Bets Big on Alphabet, Leaps Lists Above Apple

Google has announced that it is to transition into a new holding company named Alphabet, while its slimmed-down search and ads business continues as Google, as a subsidiary of Alphabet under new CEO Sundar Pichai. View image | gettyimages.com Larry Page becomes CEO of Alphabet Inc, with his co-founder Sergey Brin as President. Essentially, the old Google Inc is renamed; […]

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Skibbereen, Co Cork. © Copyright Jonathan Billinger and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence

Skibbereen Selected for Fibre Broadband Pilot

SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture which is bringing Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) to 50 regional towns nationwide, has today announced a pilot programme for a potential second phase of its network rollout.   The pilot programme will involve two test areas: a small-medium sized town (Skibbereen, Co. Cork), and one rural location in Ireland. Its purpose is to […]

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The Top Ten Apps for Car Owners [Infographic]

Thanks to Neil Tohill from Southside Motor Factors in Dublin for putting this infographic together, suggesting ten apps to help car owners and drivers. From voice control to feature-enhanced GPS, to remembering where you parked, there are a lot of ways to use apps to make driving easier and safer, and some even go under the hood […]

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