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Tech - Yesterday’s News

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Tech - Yesterday’s News

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you

The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

Google to cut ties with Huawei as it's set to restrict access to Android

Google said it was complying with a US government order.

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Tech - Friday 17 May, 2019

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7

The cat made her owner Tabatha Bundesen of Arizona, a wealthy woman

Tech - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Russian TV kids talent show cancels result after bots taint vote Voice Kids This post contains videos

Russian TV kids talent show cancels result after bots taint vote

Mikella Abramova is the daughter of a former Eurovision contestant and a wealthy businessman.

Tech - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls

The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform.

Tech - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

Tech - Friday 26 April, 2019

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

Tech - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking

The €1,760 smartphone was due to launch this week.

Tech - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Tech - Friday 12 April, 2019

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

‘According to the HSE, the internal systems in place cannot deal with fadas. But why? Fadas are not exactly a new invention,’ writes Gearóidín McEvoy.

Tech - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.

Tech - Thursday 28 March, 2019

British authorities join US in raising suspicion about Chinese tech firm Huawei

Its tech could pose “new risks” for the UK’s telecommunications, a new report has stated.

Tech - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords

It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.

Tech - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

Tech - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Tech - Saturday 2 March, 2019

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley' Capsule This post contains videos

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'

The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.

Tech - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

Tech - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Goodbye woofs and meows, hello doggie translators: Here's the future of being a great pet owner

Could tech help you converse with your pet? Hear more in our new podcast.

Tech - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Dublin office block The Reflector goes on sale for €155m

Savills says the building has “impressive water frontage”.

Tech - Sunday 10 February, 2019

New fabric automatically cools or insulates based on its environment

Before people realise they’re getting hot, the garment could already be cooling them down.

Tech - Friday 8 February, 2019

'We will not allow any graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting on Instagram'

The CEO of the company says it needs to do more.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos publishes threats from National Enquirer about sexts to his mistress

The tabloid previously reported on Bezos’ affair, leading to his divorce.

Tech - Friday 1 February, 2019

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

Tech - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call Apple This post contains videos

US charges Huawei in technology theft and sanctions violations, angering China

China has claimed there are “strong political manipulations” behind the case.

Tech - Friday 25 January, 2019

Facebook wants to merge Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook said that it would make connecting easier for users, while critics said that it was a way of circumventing regulations.

Tech - Monday 21 January, 2019

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people in Ireland in 2019

The jobs will be across a number of areas.

Tech - Friday 18 January, 2019

Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead

“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.

Tech - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

Tech - Saturday 12 January, 2019

These are the most visited pages on Wikipedia in 2018

Royals, football and films. Some things don’t change.

SpaceX to lay off 10% of workforce due to 'extraordinarily difficult challenges'

The company employs over 6,000 people.

Tech - Friday 4 January, 2019

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?

Many people spend several hours a day on smartphones and other devices.

Tech - Thursday 3 January, 2019

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack

The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.

Tech - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Electric car sales double but this SUV was the most popular new car in Ireland in 2018

Overall, new car sales fell last year by 4.4%.

Tech - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'Unless parents cure their own smartphone addiction, they won't be able to cure their kids'

An expert says parents need to lead by example.

Tech - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'State-of-the-art' Russian robot unveiled as man in robot costume Shambot This post contains videos

'State-of-the-art' Russian robot unveiled as man in robot costume

The ‘robot’ was shown dancing and singing on Russia’s main TV news channel.

Tech - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Sick of doing the dishes? Ask the dishes to do themselves: Here's what the future of cleaning up looks like

Tech is turning housework into less work. Hear more in our latest podcast.

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

Tech - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

These were the most popular hashtags on Twitter in Ireland this year

Data from the company shows how 2018 was another year for political discussion on the platform.

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