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A €1200 Phone Charger? Yes, But It’s a Magic Phone Charger!

Those wacky physics-bending guys from Steorn are back! It’s free lunches all round, and unlimited energy for everyone! Well, not quite everyone. Not exactly free either. The Irish Times reports that the Dublin company is taking orders for its first product, after 15 years of research and more than €20 million invested. The product: well it’s a big clunky phone […]

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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe & Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority, pictured at the launch of the Leap Top-Up App which uses NFC to read and write to Leap Cards. Photo Credit: Philip Leonard

New NFC App for Android Lets You Top-Up Leap Card

From today (January 25), Leap Card users with Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled Android phones can check their card balance and instantly top-up their card with travel credit or collect pre-purchased tickets, including TaxSaver tickets, onto their Leap Card – all by touching their card against their phones. The Leap Top-Up App uses NFC technology to […]

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We Must Solve the Problem of Jurisdiction to Keep Cyberspace Free-to-Roam – Bertrand de La Chappelle [Video]

The internet has no borders; increasingly things get complicated when questions of jurisdiction arise. Bertrand de La Chappelle runs The Internet and Jurisdiction Project, based in Paris, which is working to to establish “a global, issue-based, multi-stakeholder dialogue process between states, International Organizations, companies, civil society and the technical community. The project provides a neutral […]

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Why ICANN’s Consensus Model Beats Politics [Video]

People unfamiliar with the workings of the internet sometimes express surprise at the idea that there is no-one ‘in charge’; and that so much depends on consensus. To those more familiar with politics than engineering, it may seem inefficient, but as ICANN’s Ombudsman Chris LaHatte explains, there are particular strengths to the consensus approach, inherent in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model. [youtube]https://youtu.be/3DqdYkz1SFw[/youtube] “Often, if you […]

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Outify.Me has a Passion for the Outdoors [Video]

Carlos Oleaga is passionate about outdoor adventure sports like hiking and rafting. So he created Outify.me as an online marketplace for people like himself. From Madrid he came to Web Summit in Dublin, where we spoke to him. [youtube]https://youtu.be/S9-Y_y2mAe0[/youtube]   It’s been a busy few weeks in the Irish tech scene. We’ve got lots more video […]

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Bank of Ireland Lays Down a Trackway for Startups [Video]

Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Team was out in force at Web Summit last week, promoting their new StartLab incubation programme. We spoke to their Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gene Murphy. [youtube]https://youtu.be/DiJrxQiBAvA[/youtube]   StartLab is an intensive six-month boot camp; the first one starts in Galway in January, and applications close on 27 November. Before that, however, there are a number […]

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Radix Finds an Eager Audience for New Domains at Web Summit [Video]

Here’s the first of many videos we will bring you from Web Summit 2015. We spoke to Sandeep Ramchandani from Radix, the company behind some of the most tech’ and business friendly new Top Level Domains, including .TECH, .PRESS, .HOST, .WEBSITE, .SITE, .ONLINE, .SPACE and .PW. Registries agree that part of their job involves educating a public still unfamiliar with the […]

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