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Why the Watch wasn’t most important news from Apple event

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent So, the hype has evaporated – for a while at least. The rumour mill can slow down, for a few months anyway. Apple has unveiled its new and updated products at a special … Continue reading

Why Amazon paid $970m for Twitch

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  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The owners of Twitch must be feeling pretty smug this morning. Last night they sealed a deal which will see them sell their mere three year old streaming service for just … Continue reading

Fermanagh fracking fight perhaps a taste of things to come

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In Belcoo, County Fermanagh opponents of fracking must be collectively exhaling. Over the past few months they took on Goliath. And yesterday they won – for now at least. For months protests … Continue reading

Three reasons to look to the stars

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s been an exciting week for star-gazers, with the remarkable rendez-vous between the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe and comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. For a man-made object to travel 6 billion kilometres unscathed around … Continue reading

The hard reality of the Irish software industry

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Warnings about a skills shortage in the IT sector are nothing new. We’ve been hearing them for years now, mostly from the industry itself. Nor are they unique to Ireland. Because as … Continue reading

Five things we learned at ESOF 2014

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, in Copenhagen @willgoodbody For those addicted to science, ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen was the perfect fix. For six days, the Danish capital was transformed into a city of science, attracting around 4,500 delegates … Continue reading

ESOF 2014: What to expect

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Robotic warfare. Big data. The Arctic. Drugs. Mining the Moon. Smart pills. Antibiotic resistance. Just a tiny handful of the weighty topics that will be grappled with in Copenhagen over the coming … Continue reading

Netflix and the battle for net-neutrality

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The latest monthly index from movie and TV streaming, Netflix, which ranks which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) it claims provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience in Ireland, makes interesting reading. … Continue reading

The pros and cons of “the right to be forgotten”

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Admit it. At some point you’ve Googled your own name, just to see what pops up. It’s an interesting exercise. Google my name, for example, and among the results returned is a … Continue reading

Tackling misleading broadband speeds

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s a bugbear of broadband users everywhere. The Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) ad, marketing material or contract promises that when using their broadband product the consumer will enjoy download speeds of “up … Continue reading

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