Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Comreg Plans to Reduce Costs of Non-Geographic Calls Then Removal of 1850 and Others

The Irish communications regulator, Comreg, has decided to tackle “non-geographic” phone numbers (NGN) ie. numbers that aren’t linked to a specific location. At present businesses can setup numbers using 1800, 1850, 1890, 076 and 0818. The cost to ring those numbers vary, but as many phone companies have started bundling standard national calls into their […]

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Behind the Scenes With Intel’s Drones

Intel was scheduled to provide a spectacular drone display as part of the opening ceremony at this year’s winter Olympics. Unfortunately the drone part of the ceremony was cancelled. However that doesn’t mean that we can’t all enjoy the performance, as the company had shot video of their behind the scenes work on the performance […]

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Dublin Airport Launches No Drone Zone Safety Campaign

Dublin Airport has launched a safety campaign focussing on drones. Airports are “no fly” areas for drones, though some people seem to either be unaware of this or choose to ignore it. To protect the airfield, signage has been mounted on the airport’s perimeter fence indicating that Dublin Airport is a “No Drone Zone” and […]

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Amazon Prime Video Finally Available in Ireland

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 […]

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Torturing Smart Devices (sort of) [Video]

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 […]

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