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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# efficiency

All time
# Sucking diesel
Students from NUI Galway built a car that can do the equivalent of 10,500 miles per gallon
It’s called the Geec.
# Q-tip
Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse
If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.
# shortcuts
This keyboard's keys will respond differently to whatever finger you use
Pressing the same key with your index finger or middle finger will yield different results.
# efficiency
A new kind of WiFi could stop it from draining your phone's battery
The method, called Passive WiFi, consumes 1/10,000th the energy current methods use.
# fast charge
This smartphone company says it can charge a phone fully in 15 minutes
The Chinese company Oppo says it can fully charge a 2,500mAH battery in the space of 15 minutes.
# efficiency
Efficient Chelsea ease past Watford and into the fourth round
Watford held out for a while but the result was inevitable really.
# take that down
Taking notes by hand is more effective than typing them
Note-taking by hand forces you to think about what you’re writing.
# eyes of the law
New York police begin testing Google Glass as crime-fighting tool
The wearable device is being used by police officers to see if it has any use in law enforcement.
# Buuuurrrrrrr
Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter
The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.
# Game theory
Nobel prize for economists who worked on matching schools with students
US economists Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley share the award for their work in ‘the theory of stable allocations’.
# Motoring
New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’
Tougher laws to cut emissions would lead to dramatic savings in the cost of motoring, it’s been claimed.
Column: Ireland is a country that doesn’t know what it wants to be
First we blame our leaders for going one way, then the opposite. We need a grown-up discussion about where Ireland is headed, writes Aaron McKenna.