Austerity Technology

I hate to use the word ‘austerity’.  I’ve resisted giving in to the “doom & gloom”, aware that it’s a convenient trope for media in “the current climate”. But in 2011 it’s become clear that ‘austerity’ is more than just a media cliche.  And this Christmas as we’ve reconnected with old friends, people are talking […]

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Happy New Year!

2012 is upon us! So what does it hold for technology and the web? Will Facebook have an IPO? Will Google’s social network take market share from Facebook? Will ICANN be able to launch new TLDs on time? We don’t have the answers to any of those questions – yet, but throughout 2012 we plan […]

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Technology.ie Podcast #11: Gabh Abhaile, Gowalla!

Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Technology.ie Podcast, Episode 8, with Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.  Our guest this week is science and technology journalist Marie Boran. We talk about Carrier IQ.  Is it a rootkit, or a legitimate network management tool?  There’s a new social network for the Irish language, currently in development and launching in […]

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What is Carrier IQ?

That’s the question which puzzled Trevor Eckhart when he discovered it installed on a range of smartphones. But it’s not what it is, so much as what it does, that gave him cause for concern … Mobile networks have rushed to distance themselves from this product, and the company itself claims that it is nothing […]

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Technology.ie Podcast #10: Cloud Computing in a Cold Climate

Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Technology.ie Podcast, Episode 8, with Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.  Our guest this week is Andraz Tori, CTO of Zemanta. Facebook settles with the FTC regarding privacy, and it’s expected to stage an IPO next year.  Zynga launches its IPO campaign next week, but can they take any encouragement from the […]

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Technology.ie Podcast #9: It’s Tech, But is it Art?

Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Technology.ie Podcast, Episode 8, with Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.  Our guest this week is novelist and sometime rock star Julian Gough. Julian’s in the tech headlines after he was commisioned to write an ending for the online game Minecraft, but he reveals a tech sensibility which goes much further.  In […]

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Geeky Christmas Cards

Someone posted about these over on Google+ and they really caught my eye Each card is available in multiple languages – programming languages obviously! If anyone sends me one of these it will be cherished!   Related articles Code Cards of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at) Sugar Shout Out: Cool and Colorful Geeky Gifts Under $25 (fabsugar.com) […]

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Technology.IE Podcast #8: Let’s talk about .XXX

Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Technology.ie Podcast, Episode 8, with Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.  Our guest this week is Security Consultant Brian Honan. But first, let’s talk about .XXX.  Michele decides it’s time to have that chat with Conn: everything he’s ever wanted to ask about the newest Top Level Domain but was afraid to ask. […]

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Technology.IE Podcast #7: Paul Walsh and the Spiders from .XXX

Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Technology.ie Podcast, Episode 7, with Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.  Our guest this week is Paul Walsh of Metacert, a company with a mission to certify adult content on the web so that users can restrict access, for children in particular. First, a hat tip to Kila!  Do […]

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24 The Web

24theweb is a volunteer coding marathon over 24 hours which took place last weekend in Dublin. Via Stewart Curry, here’s the event in timelapse: 24 the web from Matt Finucane on Vimeo. Well done to all who worked so hard to create websites for three charities: Almost Home, Dress for Success and Ashoka Ireland. Thanks […]

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