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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Google sells ‘Terrifying’ Robotics Company

It’s reported that Google’s parent company Alphabet is selling the pioneering robotics company Boston Dynamics, less than three years after acquiring it in 2013. I’ve had some fun making jokes about Boston Dynamics, and the Terminator-style future suggested by their two and four-legged robots. Now it appears that the PR division at Alphabet actually took the creepy factor […]

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Social Media In #GE16

Today Ireland went to the polls to vote in the general election. There is less than an 10 minutes of voting left at time of writing. As could be expected the tech giants have “done their bit”. Twitter has turned on a special emoji for the day: While Twitter users have been using the hashtag #GE16 […]

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Robot Runs Amok [Video]

This video is basically bad news for anyone who hopes for a future for humanity, free of robot domination. We’ve covered Boston Dynamics before. They’re the company developing extraordinary robots that can walk and even run. Google acquired them two years ago. This latest video shows an impressive bipedal robot that simply pushes open the door […]

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Teresa Mannion finds Storm Desmond Memes “Keep on Giving” [Video]

“It’s all been good” says Teresa Mannion about her experience going from reporting the news to being the subject of viral online memes over the past two weeks. Teresa is an experienced television reporter, but last week she became an internet star, as her dramatic report from a storm-tossed Salthill Prom in Galway drew international attention. Last night […]

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