Broadband Measurement Company SamKnows Launches Irish Campaign

SamKnows, the global leader in broadband measurement, today announced the launch of its new campaign in Ireland. Consumers are invited to sign up for free to help improve Ireland’s, and the world’s, broadband performance. SamKnows is searching for members of the public that want to influence how their country’s broadband is delivered. By measuring their broadband […]

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Creepy Crawly Micro-Robots Swarm and Build [Video]

Am I the only one that finds this video from SRI International just a little creepy? “Like an army of ants, large numbers of micro-robots can be harnessed to run parallel tasks” Yes, thank you, I can see that very well. But I don’t have to like it. To be fair, they can’t just crawl up your […]

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Datahug and Founders confirmed for WASUP14 [Audio]

Wild Atlantic Startups, or WASUP, is the name of an event to be held at the University of Limerick on 9 May.  It’s described as “a no-nonsense platform enabling entrepreneurs advance their knowledge, and startups hone their skills” and it’s aimed in particular at regional entrepreneurs. WASUP14 is organised by Shane McCarthy of BlueChief and he joins Conn on […]

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Twitter’s New Look requires Attention to Appearance

Twitter’s new look for profiles has been rolling out over the past week or so, and many Irish users have found themselves invited to try it out today.  The main feature is the addition of a large “header photo” like the cover image in Facebook and Google plus.  This is a great opportunity for the photographers and graphic […]

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Happy Birthday Youtube!

The first ever video uploaded to Youtube was a short video taken at San Diego zoo and uploaded to the site on April 23rd 2005. It’s not very long, it’s not very exciting, but often historical things aren’t “exciting”. 9 years later and it’s hard to imagine an internet without YouTube! So here it is: The […]

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NYPD Photo Hashtag Backfires

**** Warning: this post contains images depicting violence **** Inviting the public to share their experiences of your organisation can be a very effective use of social media. But the difference between social media and PR is that you don’t control the conversation, as the New York Police Department discovered when they encouraged people to tag photos using […]

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It’s Earth Day: Celebrate!

It’s Earth Day, and the world’s giant technology corporations are aboard the bandwagon and promoting their green credentials.  We’ve already featured Apple’s video, and Google are not to be outdone, with a delightful Google Doodle featuring exotic species: the Rufous Hummingbird, the Japanese Macaque. the Veiled Chameleon, the Puffer Fish and the Dung Beetle. From its beginnings the USA in 1970, Earth […]

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Apple’s Vision According to Tim Cook

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook provides the voice to a new video from Apple that comes with the simple title “Better”. The video talks about Apple’s environmental credentials and how they’re working on improving them, but it’s also pretty clear that Apple’s “better” refers to its products as well. Here’s the video:  

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Entire British Pathé Archive of 85,000 films is now on YouTube

The British Pathé Archive, an extraordinary visual record of the 20th century, is now available in its entirety on YouTube.  Spanning the period 1896 to 1976, the collection totals 85,000 films which were produced as short news programmes to be shown in cinemas. The collection includes coverage of major historical events, as well as sport, fashion, culture, travel and […]

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