Weekend takeaway: Get yourself connected

3 Aug 2018

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It is all about being connected, from 5G to broadband to WhatsApp, in this essential weekend sci-tech digest.

Everything you need to know about the National Broadband Plan so far

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A quick 8-question guide to bring you up to speed on Ireland’s National Broadband Plan and the enduring quest for 100pc high-speed broadband connectivity.

Road to 5G: Three Ireland invests €62m in its network

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Three Ireland is keeping to its €100m-a-year network investment commitment.

The inside story of Éirloop’s award-winning SpaceX Hyperloop adventure

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Team Éirloop posing with Elon Musk at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Image: DCU

After an amazing first attempt, Ireland’s Éirloop team gave us the lowdown on how the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition went.

Latest HEA gender report shows, once again, a big problem remains

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Despite a promising rise in the number of women actively participating in third-level institutions, there are still too few at senior level.

Disciplined innovation: How Apple became a $1trn tech giant

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Apple logo on MacBook Air. Image: Emka74/Shutterstock

Apple nearly imploded in 1996. Today, it is the most valuable company on Earth. How did that happen?

WhatsApp launches brand new API for enterprise communications


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WhatsApp is launching new tools for its business customers.

Want to know what jobs are available to graduates?

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The future is bright for graduates. Cheryl Cran takes a look around the world to highlight a selection of the hottest jobs for graduates right now.

How machine learning powers auctions in Google Ads

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17m data points are core to how ads are auctioned on Google’s Ads platform.

Life could flourish on distant exoplanets eerily similar to Earth

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The latest search for exoplanets in the universe has seen us come across a group of planets that appear to be very similar to Earth.

The ultimate new employee checklist for when you’re hiring

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There’s a lot to consider when bringing a new hire into the fold of an organisation. If you don’t know where to start, this checklist can ensure you have your bases covered.