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#Future Focus

# future-focus - Saturday 19 February, 2022

'It's not all about the here and now, but growing as a squad' - new-look Ireland aim to win
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'It's not all about the here and now, but growing as a squad' - new-look Ireland aim to win

Feb 19th 2022, 6:45 AM 3,661 Views 1 Comment

Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green face Russia in the Pinatar Cup semi-final this evening.

# future-focus - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Northern Ireland women set to train full-time ahead of Euro 2022
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Northern Ireland women set to train full-time ahead of Euro 2022

Sep 29th 2021, 6:26 PM 2,002 Views 0 Comments

Kenny Shiels’ side made history earlier this year by qualifying for a first-ever major tournament.

# future-focus - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Optimism for Europe's Ryder Cup future and praise for 'angry bear' Lowry
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Optimism for Europe's Ryder Cup future and praise for 'angry bear' Lowry

Sep 28th 2021, 8:54 AM 9,349 Views 2 Comments

‘We’ve got a super crop of young players,’ Ian Poulter says. ‘We can do what America did.’

# future-focus - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game'
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'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game'

Nov 4th 2020, 7:38 PM 4,849 Views 0 Comments

Louise Galvin on the importance of the country’s first-ever women’s U20 team and its star-studded coaching ticket.

# future-focus - Friday 23 August, 2019

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:06 AM 957 Views 0 Comments

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

# future-focus - Friday 9 August, 2019

Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry
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Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry

Aug 9th 2019, 9:11 AM 13,163 Views 7 Comments

Jack O’Higgins looks at the technological and other changes shaping the way we do the washing.

# future-focus - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years

From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years

Jul 24th 2019, 5:12 PM 5,792 Views 0 Comments

Amanda Connolly looks at the coming technological developments that will shape how children play.

# future-focus - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor
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Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Jun 26th 2019, 4:37 PM 12,517 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety
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'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Jun 26th 2019, 4:29 PM 15,362 Views 15 Comments

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

# future-focus - Friday 14 June, 2019

Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships
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Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships

Jun 14th 2019, 9:26 AM 12,909 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological innovations that are bringing long-distance loved ones closer together.

# future-focus - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers
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Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

May 16th 2019, 11:31 AM 7,105 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport
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No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

May 16th 2019, 11:21 AM 8,907 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

# future-focus - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories
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Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories

May 2nd 2019, 9:25 AM 10,046 Views 2 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technologies that could change the way we remember things (and mean we’ll never embarrass ourselves at parties again).

# future-focus - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe
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Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe

Apr 18th 2019, 10:55 AM 16,566 Views 3 Comments

Sarah Harford looks at how technology could be set to upend our idea of a secure home.

# future-focus - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages
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Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

Apr 3rd 2019, 3:18 PM 8,834 Views 5 Comments

From multilingual earbuds to neural machine learning, barriers between languages are being eroded, writes Sarah Harford.

# future-focus - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes
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Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes

Mar 20th 2019, 9:39 AM 16,318 Views 1 Comment

What does wearable technology mean for the way we get dressed?

# future-focus - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee
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Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Mar 7th 2019, 9:38 AM 15,094 Views 4 Comments

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

# future-focus - Sunday 24 February, 2019

‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating?
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‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating?

Feb 24th 2019, 5:30 PM 10,263 Views 18 Comments

From genetic scans to personalised nutrition.

# future-focus - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing
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Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing

Feb 10th 2019, 7:30 PM 18,851 Views 6 Comments

Plus how Amazon’s Alexa could be literally inside your ear.

# future-focus - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch
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Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch

Jan 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,083 Views 11 Comments

The way we communicate is about to get a whole lot more virtual.

# future-focus - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising
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'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising

Jan 13th 2019, 6:00 PM 19,059 Views 10 Comments

Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.

# future-focus - Sunday 30 December, 2018

No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance
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No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance

Dec 30th 2018, 8:15 PM 26,287 Views 26 Comments

Dates are more accessible than ever thanks to apps. But it’s no easier to find a fulfilling relationship. How can tech help?

# future-focus - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money
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Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money

Dec 16th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,860 Views 50 Comments

Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.

# future-focus - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work
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Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work

Nov 18th 2018, 8:15 PM 29,256 Views 8 Comments

We all waste time. Can tech help?

# future-focus - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup
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Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup

Nov 4th 2018, 5:30 PM 15,608 Views 10 Comments

How the beauty industry is evolving – and what you can expect in the continuing quest to make ourselves more attractive.

# future-focus - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body
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Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body

Oct 21st 2018, 8:15 PM 13,057 Views 13 Comments

From antennae implants to genetic upgrades: can we use technology to improve our bodies?

# future-focus - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education
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Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education

Oct 7th 2018, 6:00 PM 14,816 Views 7 Comments

From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.

# future-focus - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent
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Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:30 PM 13,979 Views 11 Comments

Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.

# future-focus - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future
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Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future

Sep 9th 2018, 6:30 PM 29,850 Views 15 Comments

From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.

# future-focus - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport
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Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport

Aug 26th 2018, 8:00 PM 8,062 Views 7 Comments

The Sunday Game could look very different ten or twenty years from now.

# future-focus - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Fancy sleeping underwater with a robot butler? Here's the future of staying in a hotel
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Fancy sleeping underwater with a robot butler? Here's the future of staying in a hotel

Aug 12th 2018, 8:15 PM 14,887 Views 9 Comments

Or just in your own private pod.

# future-focus - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape
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Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape

Jul 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 41,188 Views 23 Comments

No more boring hours on the exercise bike? Eh, sign us up.

# future-focus - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep
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Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep

Jul 1st 2018, 6:30 PM 15,391 Views 6 Comments

If you thought it was just a matter of going to bed early… you were wrong.

# future-focus - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores
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Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores

Jun 19th 2018, 7:30 PM 10,323 Views 25 Comments

Hey Alexa, can you fold the laundry?

# future-focus - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love
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Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love

Jun 3rd 2018, 8:30 PM 22,176 Views 33 Comments

Holograms, mixed-reality shows and songs written by algorithms: here’s what’s coming to your headphones.

# future-focus - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data
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Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data

May 20th 2018, 8:00 AM 9,887 Views 10 Comments

Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)

# future-focus - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick
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Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick

May 6th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,620 Views 35 Comments

From molecular implants to tissue regeneration, here’s how researchers are working on extending our lifespans.

# future-focus - Sunday 22 April, 2018

VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like
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VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 9,967 Views 4 Comments

Plus the Dublin cinema already on board.

# future-focus - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Flying taxis and Ireland's own 'supersonic' train: The future of public transport
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Flying taxis and Ireland's own 'supersonic' train: The future of public transport

Apr 8th 2018, 8:00 PM 30,776 Views 52 Comments

Hyperloop pods could cover the Dublin to Cork route in 15 minutes flat.

# future-focus - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway
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Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway

Mar 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 63,313 Views 41 Comments

Oh, and… hello flying robots.

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