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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# helpful
This mobile game could end up helping the fight against dementia
By learning how people navigate, the game could help scientists develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease.
# staying power
One man has kept Apple's answer to Solitaire alive for 32 years
It’s been updated to run on every Apple computer since the original Macintosh was released in 1984.
# ah here now
There's a very dirty Irish version of Cards Against Humanity
Some NSFW sentiments inside.
# Taylored experience
Not content with number one albums, Taylor Swift is going to release her own game
The company behind the successful Kim Kardashian: Hollywood will be developing the smartphone game.
# frisky bitz
The internet is obsessed with this weirdly addictive cat-collecting app
Neko Atsume is LIFE.
# grouse
Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain
Donating the meat is aimed at improving the image of grouse hunting.
# just one more game
This smartphone game is so addictive it is ruining people's lives and destroying their sleep cycles
Remember Candy Crush Saga? This is worse…
# science-backed
This unique Irish app helps train distracted kids' brains
Its creator, entrepreneur and neuroscientist Aine Behan, tells us how it works.
# immoral activity
From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts
The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.
# Facepalm
FIFA 16 will include women players for the first time, and some people are less than happy about it
At least this one isn’t Sepp Blatter’s fault…
# community chest
Galway's getting its own Monopoly board and all 22 spaces are up for grabs
Five hotels in Supermacs please.
# burn baby burn
This person created a real-life version of Space Invaders using a laser cutter
Just don’t try this at home, ok.
# google fu
Someone turned Google's autocomplete feature into an addictive game
Good luck tearing yourself away from this one.
# dizzy
This pointless app makes spinning in circles competitive (and we had to try it)
It’s all fun and games until someone loses their dinner.
# path less travelled
This interactive adventure story on Twitter is ingenious
Run or hide?
# rogue
New Assassin's Creed game features fairly brutal Irish accent
His name is Shay and he wants to fight your father.
# insensitive
Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash
The Android game, which allows players to be the Israeli army and drop bombs on the city of Gaza, was removed from the Google Play store after complaints were made.
# so excited
5 deeply tacky things that happen in Kim Kardashian's new iPhone game
Oh. Dear.
# Douze points!
The Great 2014 Eurovision Drinking Game
First you gotta speed it up! Then you gotta slow it down! Then you gotta play our drinking game. (No alcohol necessary.)
# 3d art
Someone DREW the Snake game from your old Nokia phone
And he made it move…
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Unwrapping mummies, sour milk and a new and very addictive game
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about that life-changing robot, pre-match clashes in the city centre and selfies raising loads of cash for cancer support.
# Fight
Pre-match clashes in city centre between Bohs and Rovers fans
About 50 fans from one side descended on Caulfield’s hotel and smashed their way into it.
# grandmaster flash
It only took 79 seconds for this guy to beat Bill Gates at chess
He’s the world’s best chess player, and he’s only 23.
# high risk
Boy in hospital following 'choking game' incident
The boy was taken to hospital after he was found unconscious.
# Heads Up
VIDEO: DCU students impress Ellen with Croagh Patrick video
Did you know that Ellen has a smartphone game now? She is slowly but surely taking over.
# Animal Cruelty
Animal rights groups condemn 'brutal attack' on fox in Laois
The fox was found tied to a gate after being shot and skinned.
Disney has a creepy new robot you can play catch with
He even shrugs if he misses the ball.
# Ready Or Not...
VIDEO: Cat loses game of hide and seek
The music makes this cats at play video all the better.
# Protest
Photos: Staff at Game stores remain in limbo as sit-in continues
Staff at the 11 Game stores around the country have been holding sit-ins in a dispute over redundancy payments.
# game
British Game stores bought - but Irish sit-ins continue
It was announced today that 333 Game stores in the UK have been bought by Baker Acquisitions. Here in Ireland, staff are continuing to stage sit-ins as a call for redundancy pay.
# In Numbers
Census and celsius: the week in statistics
How many of us are there in Ireland? How hot was it here last week? And how much is Will Ferrell’s next film going to make?
# game
"We have to make a stand": Game staff to meet with PwC today
Staff are meeting with PwC representatives this morning and say they hope to receive clarification on their redundancy and whether PwC Ireland is looking after the administration of stores here.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Sit-In
"We're resolute and ready to fight" - Game staff hold sit-ins around the country
Around 110 staff are holding sit-ins at eleven stores after the company said it was closing all its branches in Ireland – but would not be paying redundancy.
# game
Game managers to meet with company tomorrow
More than 2000 jobs are to go in the company, which has more than 600 stores between the UK and Ireland. In total, 231 jobs will go on the island of Ireland.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.