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# Computers

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2022
Voices
Opinion: Artificial intelligence can no longer be ignored - we need policies to deal with it
Fianna Fáil senator Malcolm Byrne says AI tech is advancing at pace and politics must move to meet it.
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# Microsoft
Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
The couple have been married for 27 years.
# foreshadow
Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips
The flaw could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips.
# Cyber Attack
Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws
The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.
# Cyber Security
People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips
Researchers said any fix for the bug could slow computers down by 30% or more.
# think before you click
There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.
# tiny molecules
Trinity breakthrough means a computer hard-disk’s capacity could be increased by 1,000
The discovery could revolutionise computing as we know it.
# Word processing problems
The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.
# President-elect
Trump: 'No computer is safe - if you have something important, write it out'
Trump rarely uses email or computers despite his frequent tweeting.
# Disconnected
'It's not social to be on social media': The Irishman moving off-the-grid for a happier life
An RTÉ documentary airing tonight explores how much our digital fingerprint is telling the world about us.
# Cyber Wars
"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime
The debate around how to strike back against hackers is ongoing around the world.
# Mac
This Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer
The malware is disguised as an application called EasyDoc Converter and gives an attacker complete access.
# unconventional
These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers
Training up artificial intelligence takes a lot of work, and it means putting it in sometimes unconventional situations.
# downing tools
'A tour to the past of 15 years ago': Turning off technology for a weekend
A group of people will be meeting at a hotel in Donegal next weekend for a digital detox.
# brainwave
Cutting-edge Irish research to help people control objects with their minds
The implications are startling, from a paralysed person controlling a wheelchair to an amputee operating a prosthetic limb.
# Security
Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.
# Seizure
Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again
‘IT data’ has been seized.
# TechKnowHow
When buying a laptop, what factors should you consider?
It can be confusing at the best of times, but there are a few things worth keeping in mind.
# Anniversary
Intel says 50 years of Moore's Law has transformed our lives
In 1965, Gordon Moore made a prediction that would set the pace for a digital revolution.
# Computers
New national DNA database to become operational this year
IT improvements for the gardaí are on the way said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Voices
Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends
On overcast, rainy weekends, it can be tough to keep them occupied.
# Regin
Irish computers are being attacked by one of the most sophisticated viruses ever
The virus named Regin is thought to have been created by a government in the last six years.
# Oops
Apple maps and 8 other times Apple got it wrong
Music subscription services? Bankrupt, sez Jobs.
# Handy
Unlock your car, share contacts or log into your computer. It's all possible with human microchipping
The microchip the size of a grain of rice can be implanted into a person’s thumb.
# Solitaire
14 things people who grew up with the internet will never understand
Oh, to be young.
# get the shift
7 ways to astound your mates with computer wizardry
Everyone loves a shortcut.
Voices
Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why
We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.
# an app for that
These kids reacting to technology will make you feel ancient
Who do these little pups think they are?
# windows 95
Jennifer Aniston learning about Windows 95 is the most 90s thing ever
No one told her and Matthew Perry life was going to be this way.
# ww2
Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon
Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.
# home page
Steve Jobs' childhood home has been given historical protection
Jobs built some of his first computers in the house in Los Altos, California.
Voices
Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?
The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.
# Kildare
Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip
The Quark SoC X1000 and the Galileo board were both designed at the company’s plant in Leixlip in Co Kildare.
# dell bank limited
300 jobs to be created at new Dell bank
The headquarters of computer giant’s latest venture into financial services will be located in Cherrywood.
# Jobswatch
75 new Irish jobs announced in software testing company
Up to 30 of these positions are expected to be recruited before the end of this year.
# Exit through the Windows
Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting
Steve Ballmer says he is stepping down to allow a more “long-term” successor steer the company into the world of tablets and smartphones. Investors reacted as enthusiastically as Ballmer at a tech conference.
# Artificial Intelligence
One of the world's most advanced computers is only as smart as a four-year-old
The machine scored highly in vocabulary but lacks even the basic commonsense of a young child.
# Oh hello
Here's how people are using wireless printers to freak out their neighbours
The wily pranksters.
# RIP
Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88
Doug Engelbart had the idea for the mouse back in the 1960s.