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2022
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Just over half of nine-year-olds own a phone, up 10% on ten years ago
The report has compared the lives of nine-year-olds in 2007/8 and nine-year-olds in 2017/18.
All time
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After a three-year absence, free public Wi-Fi is coming back to Dublin - but not the city centre
The local authority concluded that restaurants and cafés can provide access instead.
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Here's how the ESB Networks 'situation room' is preparing for Storm Brian tonight
Crews from as far afield as France are now in the country as the reconnection effort continues.
# Let there be light
ESB map shows when over 1,300 Irish towns, villages and parishes got electricity
Ireland’s network was the first fully integrated national electricity service in the world.
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How Well Do You Remember These Alive-O Songs From Primary School?
Put those Religion classes to use, 90s kids.
# get the green light
Audi's latest cars will tell drivers when that red traffic light will turn green
The US-only feature will communicate with a city’s traffic management system so drivers know how long they have to wait.
# Tragic
Death of mother and daughter in England linked to father's death in France yesterday
47-year-old Lisa Anthony and her daughter Ava (14) were discovered at their Surrey home yesterday morning.
# Tell All
Sharing everything about yourself online can be a form of self-bullying
“You can lose honour and respect if you’re revealing something ludicrous and silly that you’ve done.”
Voices
Opinion: The 'smart homes' of the near future – Irish homes will have about 500 connected devices
In order to be ready for the connected home of the future, we need to be getting our ‘infrastructure house’ in order now.
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Live in Waterford? Some of you are going to get extra-fast 4G coverage*
*But only a small number of phones are compatible.
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Why this company wants to 'connect the dots' between software and hardware
If This Then That is making a long-term bet on the smart items industry and it wants to be at the centre of it, but progress will be gradual.
Voices
Opinion: What does the Internet of Things mean for Ireland?
The intersection between our ‘virtual’ and physical worlds is enriching our daily lives – from entertainment, to energy, transport, healthcare and diet.
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Google testing service which connects patients with doctors over video chat
The search engine is following in the footsteps of companies like Apple, and Facebook which are also considering entering the healthcare market.
# say that again
"I will die upstairs in my bedroom" - The week in quotes
Irish Water protests intensified, Roy Keane released his autobiography, and John McNulty lost the Seanad election – here’s the week in quotes.
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Dublin street harassment of women tackled on Connected - here's the reaction
The RTÉ show has people talking.
# can't cope
Nicole from Connected having a handbag crisis is all of us before pay day
That’s not the right answer, Noel.
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8 moments from the first week of Connected that got Twitter talking
There was plenty to talk about.
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Here is the lowdown on the new RTE 2 reality series Connected
Connected begins on RTÉ 2 tonight.
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This Irish telecoms company has landed a €125 million investment
Viatel is set to go on a spending spree after landing the cash.
# no more hassle
The smaller, reversible USB that will replace all connectors is ready for production
The design for the next-gen USB has been completed, and it plans to solve the problems associated with current connectors.
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Sorry, country folk: Still a huge divide between urban and rural internet speeds
At the launch of UPC’s second Irish Digital Report, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said that there was still a “significant divide” between the quality of internet service provided in urban and rural Ireland.
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WiFi provider Bitbuzz sees over one million logins made in March
The week leading up to St Patrick’s day saw more than a quarter of a million logins made through the service.
# Bandwidth
Claremorris to become the first fibre town in Ireland
The service, which is expected to be completed by August, will provide all local businesses in the area with internet speeds of 250Mb/s (31.25MB/s.
# Addiction
Addicted to Facebook games? You're not the only one
The site sees an average of 375 million people playing Facebook-connected games each month, just under a third of the site’s 1.2 billion members.
# real-time info
Connected cars expected to arrive on European roads in 2015
The EC has confirmed that guidelines for connected cars, which will alert drivers to traffic jams and accidents, have been adopted and issued.
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Irish people just can't switch off from their gadgets
Respondents admitted to checking email constantly – even on holidays – and 19 per cent even said they had agreed to something without realising while using a digital device.