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# Surveillance
Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws
The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.
# Buyers' Guide
Buyers' Guide: Which tablet should you get?
Tablets have grown in popularity since the iPad first appeared in 2010, but which one is right for you?
# xbox whoa
WATCH: Ireland AM is really blown away by the Xbox One
There’s been nothing like this on the market before. NOTHING.
# Jobswatch
Microsoft looking to hire 95 people in Ireland
Four other companies have also released jobs announcements this morning.
# console wars
Playstation and Xbox had this cute exchange on Twitter
Two multinational corporations, getting cosy. AWWWW.
# Sick Leave
Microsoft pens doctor's note to give players more time to play Xbox
Now you can get off work by telling your boss you have Zombie Flu. Possibly.
# console wars
Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top?
With the Xbox One released today and the PS4 a week away, which one should you invest your time and money in?
# Awkward
Instagram launches on Windows Phone, but runs into problems already
The app launched in beta mode last night, but confusion over whether the app could take photos or not meant it was anything but smooth.
# safe to turn off
Microsoft Windows was launched 28 years ago today, and here’s how it looked
On this day in 1985, your desktop looked like this.
# login
Bill Gates says CTRL-ALT-DELETE was a mistake
Did you try turning it off and turning it back on again?
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about junior doctors going on strike, AIB saying some customers just don’t want to pay their mortgages, and John Waters (briefly) going to jail.
# Smartphones
Microsoft to buy Nokia phones division and patents for €5.4 billion
Nokia shares surged as it was announced Microsoft will acquire their smartphone division, as well as important patents.
# Prime Numbers
Microsoft, mortgages and a one-man party: The week in numbers
Plus: how much was spent on alcohol in Ireland last year?
# Exit through the Windows
Microsoft shares surge as CEO announces he is quitting
Steve Ballmer says he is stepping down to allow a more “long-term” successor steer the company into the world of tablets and smartphones. Investors reacted as enthusiastically as Ballmer at a tech conference.
# let the games begin
Here are all the games you'll be able to play on XBOX One
All pre-orders will come free with a copy of Fifa 14.
# Smart Economy
How some tech companies use numbers to make eye-popping claims
We’re not saying there isn’t some basic truth in them but…
# Microsoft Innovation School
Kilkenny school wins award for using tech in teaching
Principal Brian Boyle believes they are the smallest school to have achieved the ‘Microsoft Innovation School’ title.
# PS4
Gamers already prefer the PlayStation 4 to Xbox One
Here’s how Sony did it.
# turn it off
The 7 most annoying things about mobile phone users
When they said to make sure your phone was off, they meant YOU too!
Xbox's new console... why does everyone hate it already?
Let’s play Devil’s advocate for a while, shall we?
# Fix 'em up
Here are some things Microsoft needs to fix in Windows 8
The tech giant is updating its much-criticised Windows 8 software next month, here’s a few things we’re hoping to see.
# Windows 8
Microsoft to update Windows 8 in bid to address complaints and confusion
The changes, part of a software package given the codename “Blue”, won’t be released to consumers and businesses until later this year
# bright spark
Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference
Casey is set to address over 4,000 delegates on the topic “Things I learned the hard way as a young CEO”.
# Women in Tech
Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher
Men design for other men, he argues – like the vibrate setting on a phone.
# Google
Google submits list of remedies in bid to clear EU antitrust case
The EU Commission is probing whether Google unfairly favors its own services in its internet search results.
# Paperless meeting
EU finance chiefs to get tablet PCs for 'paperless' Dublin summit
EU finance ministers will hand back the tablets after the two-day summit concludes at Dublin Castle this weekend.
# you paid how much?
Here's how much the world's most iconic logos cost companies to design them
Some of the biggest companies in the world spend hundreds of millions of dollars on their logo – while others spent nothing.
# Philanthropy
"These are the countries where I'm the least known" - Bill Gates visits Ghana
The foundation set up by Bill Gates has been on a high-profile campaign to improve health in poor countries.
# Microsoft
EU criticised over enforcement of Microsoft's promise of web browser choice
The EU has been criticised for failing to enforce a commitment made by Microsoft to offer users a choice of internet browser for which the US tech giant was fined €561 million yesterday.
Allianz Football League action
The All-Ireland champions travelled to Omagh while Kildare hosted Kerry on a busy afternoon around the country.
# Email
Goodbye Hotmail, hello Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft thinks Outlook is better than Gmail, so it’s about to spend $30 million to send its message across the US.
# Apple
iDethroned: Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world
Exxon Mobil regained top spot after the tech giant’s share value fell dramatically this past week.
# Bill Gates
Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today
They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.
# computer giants
Microsoft in negotiations to buy struggling Dell - reports
Microsoft is considering investing billions in joining a takeover bid for Dell.
# Fans
7 TV shows that were saved by their fans
Have you ever started a petition or sent random objects to TV networks to save your favourite show?
# Logo changes
9 famous logo changes in 2012 that you may not have noticed
Some subtle, some not so subtle.
# so he said
20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man
In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.