Author Archive | Conn Ó Muíneacháin

No Recession in Imagination [Podcast #13]

The title of this week’s podcast is a translation of a phrase Michele tweeted earlier this week:  “Níl aon chúlú sa tsamhlaíocht” – there’s no recession in imagination!  Michele found it in his email in a newsletter from Kila – the band who’s music you hear at the start of each episode of the podcast. […]

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SOPA, Facebook Privacy and Water [Podcast #12]

It’s a new year and the lads are full of good intentions!  Michele resolves to be healthy in 2012.  Conn just wants to be a better webmaster.  He’s got a collection of forgotten domains and neglected websites hosted all over the place, and he’s going to clean them up and make them work! Michele demonstrates […]

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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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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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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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