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Digital Life 20.Dec.2014 07:00
Dublin: 21.12.2014 04.31PM
The vast majority of global telephone communications are entirely insecure, allowing anybody to hack in and listen to your calls or read your texts, researchers suggest.
Comms 19.Dec.2014 17:35
Les Baugh, a man who lost both his arms in an electrical accident was selected as the first person to test the Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) new bionic limbs controlled through his thought processes.
Innovation 19.Dec.2014 17:31
Getting The Interview withdrawn from US cinemas isn’t enough for the hackers behind the Sony Pictures cyberattack. Now they want all evidence that the film even existed erased from history.
Enterprise 19.Dec.2014 17:01
Hibernia Networks has committed to landing its Tier 1 Express fibre cable at Cork, connecting the city with vital digital and financial markets in the US and UK.
Comms 19.Dec.2014 16:40
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) produced the first tool to be used on the orbiting space lab after US space agency NASA emailed them a schematic for a 3D-printable ratchet.
Innovation 19.Dec.2014 15:58
Technophobes who wish to listen to RTÉ radio in distant lands will be able to continue listening to longwave (LW) radio after the Irish State broadcaster decided to extend its service until 2017.
Comms 19.Dec.2014 14:41
Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including new EU VAT rules for digital goods to create a level playing field, students told STEM is here to stay, and Irish businesses at home in the cloud.
Business 19.Dec.2014 14:30
The new EU VAT rules on the sale of digital goods actually create a level playing field for start-ups to compete against multinationals, Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners has said.
Business 19.Dec.2014 13:26
Work habits have changed dramatically in recent years, with the tech industry surely playing a prominent role in driving the way we do business.
Careers 19.Dec.2014 13:00
Google has expressed deep concern over leaked documents indicating the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is co-ordinating efforts to reignite its campaign to stop online piracy.
Business 19.Dec.2014 12:46
In what nobody is billing ‘The End Of Time’, Instagram took moves yesterday to remove spam bots from its service. The result? Celebrities and others lost a whole load of ‘followers’.
New Media 19.Dec.2014 11:36
Someone with enough change in their pocket can pick up a piece of internet history on eBay after the world’s first internet-connected car has been put up for sale on the site by its creator.
Digital Life 19.Dec.2014 11:05