Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: Irish chip firm Movidius could be key to Google’s revolutionary new VR headset; plans to make Ireland a global medtech hub; and 20 ways to romance a geek on Valentine’s Day.
Google is believed to be working on a revolutionary new VR headset that requires neither smartphones or PCs to track motion, and chips from Irish tech player Movidius are reportedly powering the new concept in VR. This could be just one dimension of Google and Movidius’ machine-vision partnership.
In the 1990s as CEO of Eircell (now Vodafone) Stephen Brewer masterminded the country’s love affair with mobile phones. Ireland was one of the first countries in the world to launch prepay and Brewer competed aggressively with Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone. Today, he is back in Ireland to help the next wave of entrepreneurs take on the world.
Networking giant Cisco has revealed a critical vulnerability that affects Cisco ASA firewalls that could allow remote attackers to breach a firewall via a virtual private network.
Cloud, data analytics and digital marketing were the top skills that got Irish professionals hired during 2015, according to LinkedIn. And it appears science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills will dominate hiring trends through 2016 and beyond.
Imagine being able to download all of Game of Thrones in one second? Well, researchers have achieved a data transfer speed that could do just that.
As part of a major investment in renewable energy, the French government is to begin a project to lay 1,000km of solar roadways over the next five years.
Microsoft is back with another image identifier tool, this time trying to pick out dog breeds from a swarm of options. But, you may ask, what dog breed does Microsoft think I am?
IT support firm Aspira is to create 50 jobs at its Cork and Dublin operations over the next 18 months following a year of major growth.
Valentines Day shouldn’t be stressful, it should be fun, especially if your significant other is a total geek. So, why not add a bit of humour to your day of love.
The Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) has presented its four-year strategy, with the aim of establishing Ireland as a ‘global medtech hub’ by the end of the decade.