Amazon announced this morning that Amazon Prime Video is now available in Ireland. The tech giant has also extended the service’s availability to over 200 countries. The service will cost €2.99 / month in Ireland for the first 6 months, but will rise to €5.99 / month after. For now the service will only offer […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Electric Picnic gets underway tomorrow in Stradbally, Co Laois, just down the road from Blacknight‘s Carlow HQ. Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather was up early this morning to get a drone’s eye view of the sunrise, as the festival site stands ready to rock! [youtube]https://youtu.be/wgg4pqtzoiY[/youtube] Anyone planning to do the same should note that a no-fly zone […]
Apple’s currently building a massive new campus for their staff. Its design is futuristic and the entire thing will be huge when finished. We’ve posted a couple of the update videos in the past (here and here) So here’s the latest one in glorious 4k: Enjoy!
George Takei is well known as both one of the original Star Trek cast, but also as a very popular personality on social media. In common with quite a few other celebrities Takei has not been afraid to share his feelings about Trump’s US Presidential campaign. Last night, however, he released a new video message […]
Shimon is a robot with four arms – but instead of using them to crush the life out of humans, all he wants to do is jam on the marimba! Judging by his head movements, this artificial intelligence is pretty into the music! You might ask: why does a marimba-playing robot need an anthropomorphic head to wave around anyway? […]
Ireland is enjoying some unusually fine weather this week. This video by Alan O’Reilly speaks for itself. [youtube]https://youtu.be/UF6cR5pgdpw[/youtube] Alan is support manager at Blacknight, and runs CarlowWeather.com. The outlook, he says, is good.