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# Connectivity

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'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.
What is Apple CarPlay and what exactly does it do?
Over 200 models of car now feature Apple CarPlay.
FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.
How you deal with car crashes is going to change pretty soon
As car manufacturers focus more on services around the car, the concept of first response will change with it.
Has Ireland reached peak internet?
The number of homes online is the same as last year.
Sick of dodgy WiFi on trains and buses? We have some good news...
…but it might cost us.
Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own
The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).
Explainer: Why did Google pay $3.2 billion for Nest?
It allows the company to enter the consumer hardware market and expand upon the work it’s done online.
Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised
EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.
Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access
Figures for 2011, published today, show Ireland is above average in computer and internet access – but more mobile-reliant than most.
Dublin Bus to begin free WiFi trials next week
The capital’s bus provider will kick off a trial run of its proposed free WiFi service on a small number of buses next week.
One in five Irish adults has never used the internet
Statistics compiled by the European Union show that 21 per cent of people aged 18 to 74 have never been online.
15 gadgets that are changing the tech world
Here’s a bunch of stuff you wish you had.
Facebook’s latest venture: merging your email with your texts
The Facebook Messenger app, to be launched in the coming hours, will merge your text message inbox with your Facebook one.