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# tech - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre

Rather than tackle these rather basic issues of numeracy and literacy, we are meddling with exam systems which may not be a problem at all.

# tech - Thursday 31 October, 2013

WATCH: Life-enhancing cubes, Facebook for pets, and more Web Summit start-ups

We spoke to start-ups at the international conference to see what they had on offer.

Elon Musk's advice to Enda Kenny on fostering Ireland's digital economy

His three top tips: Encourage engineering courses in university, support start-ups better, develop talent.

AOL chief issues battle cry at Web Summit

“AOL missed the marketplace,” admits Tim Armstrong in Dublin but shares the lessons the company has learned.

# tech - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Create-your-own-video-ad company wins start-up award

Viddyad praised for originality and potential by judges at ESB Spark of Genius award during Web Summit.

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like

Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.

Tech leaders gather for start of Dublin Web Summit

A total of 10,000 people will be in attendance with venture capitalists looking to invest.

# tech - Monday 28 October, 2013

The best astronomy apps for amateur stargazers

If you want to decipher the skies, these 11 apps are worth a look.

Where are the kings of 1990s dot-com bubble now?

Some are doing better than expected – some are working for the company they once could have bought at a bargain.

# tech - Sunday 27 October, 2013

The 10 simplest brands in the world...

…And why that simplicity is one factor in their success.

# tech - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things you always wish would hurry up Sponsored By Meteor

8 things you always wish would hurry up

Come on, come ON.

# tech - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Apple sends event invites amid rumours of iPad update

“We still have a lot to cover,” said the tech firm.

# tech - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From 1900 to 2013: The evolution of outer space on the big screen

From a man on the moon to space wonderlust, black holes and incredible aliens.

# tech - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?

The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.

# tech - Friday 4 October, 2013

This woman says she’s voice of Siri – and a voice expert agrees

Susan Bennett who spent a month in a recording studio in July 2005 – but didn’t know what her voice would be used for.

Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip

The Quark SoC X1000 and the Galileo board were both designed at the company’s plant in Leixlip in Co Kildare.

# tech - Thursday 3 October, 2013

75 new jobs announced in Irish tech firm

The company started in a two-person office in Dublin in 1997 and now has over 400 employees worldwide.

# tech - Monday 30 September, 2013

Call for tech companies to enter €25,000 competition

Entries for the ESB Spark of Genius competition have been extended to Wednesday, with tech start-ups eligible to win the prize.

# tech - Monday 23 September, 2013

Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone?

This great short film stays up all night to ask that question. “I think you have to be a little crazy to wait in line.”

Struggling BlackBerry sold for $4.7 billion

The move comes three days after BlackBerry announced it was laying off 40 per cent of its workforce.

# tech - Friday 30 August, 2013

Nintendo launches 3DS successor...minus the 3D

Nintendo has taken a step backwards in order to come forwards, scrapping the 3D function on its handheld system.

# tech - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Column: Irish regulators will soon be at the forefront of questions about data protection

Global tech firms in Ireland bring responsibilities as well as benefits; Facebook’s base in Dublin means Irish regulators will be the forefront of new questions surrounding privacy and data protection, writes Dan Hayden.

Surge in number of women seeking start-up funding

Enterprise Ireland has just released its latest funding initiative as part of a drive to boost the number of high potential start-ups being led by women.

# tech - Thursday 22 August, 2013

New iPhone could be gold, scratch resistant and have a fingerprint scanner

Apple is reported to be releasing two new iPhones in September – the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.

# tech - Sunday 4 August, 2013

13-year-old Waterford programmer in NY Apple Store keynote speech

The young entrepreneur is CEO of his own games company, and started writing code when he was nine.

# tech - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

6 ways social media can improve your road trip

Do you bring along your smartphone when you hit the road?

# tech - Friday 26 July, 2013

# tech - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub

Eircom says the music streaming and download service is “not a core business activity”.

# tech - Monday 1 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Remember Geocities? Now you can recreate it ASL?

Remember Geocities? Now you can recreate it

Let’s break out the Comic Sans and get our guestbook on.

# tech - Sunday 30 June, 2013

How some tech companies use numbers to make eye-popping claims

We’re not saying there isn’t some basic truth in them but…

# tech - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Tofu-loving robots, Quantified Selves, and an antisocial network

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# tech - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Pizza, glass tweets, and a text pest

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# tech - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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

# tech - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Atoms, bad dancing and a very odd shower scene

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Siri and Google Now on the meaning of life

(And other questions the Associated Press threw at them).

# tech - Sunday 28 April, 2013

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever Junior Dragons This post contains videos

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever

A junior version of Dragon’s Den will hear from Jordan Casey who has his own gaming company and started coding at age 9.

# tech - Friday 26 April, 2013

Creation of 100 new tech jobs announced

More than 100 technology-related vacancies across three companies have been announced this morning.

# tech - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher

Men design for other men, he argues – like the vibrate setting on a phone.

# tech - Saturday 13 April, 2013

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Check out the desks of 13 successful tech people

Some like their own space, some sit with employees, some stand – and some don’t have a desk at all…