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2014′s highs and lows in Science & Tech

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent It’s awards season. That time of the year, when organisations everywhere reflect on the 12 months past, and acknowledge the achievements of their members and others. So not to be out done, the … Continue reading

Broadband plan must deliver for rural Ireland

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    By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent Rural dwellers and business people could be forgiven for greeting today’s news of yet another plan to roll out state subsidised high-speed but affordable broadband to the non-commercially covered areas with … Continue reading

Five Things I’ll Remember About Web Summit 2014

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  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent The Web Summit is over for another year. The three day event was broadly speaking a tremendous success for the organisers, the tech community here in Ireland and the wider economy. Time … Continue reading

Web Summit – it’s back!

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent If technology isn’t your thing then you should probably head off on holiday for the next few days. Because Web Summit is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Which means that over the … Continue reading

The wider damage caused by the exploding rocket

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  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent Some are calling it a disaster. That’s a pretty strong word to use when talking about an exploding rocket, which thankfully didn’t injure or kill anyone. But make no mistake about it. … Continue reading

Is Irish science funding under resourced and overly commercial?

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent €245 million is a big figure, by any measure. That’s how much is to be invested in five new “world class” research centres here over the next six years. The centres span a … Continue reading

Whither the future for PayPal

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  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent What do you do when the child you’ve nurtured from nappies, develops into an adult and becomes increasingly independent? That’s the tough question that has faced eBay in recent years as PayPal … Continue reading

BASH bug – Q&A

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A potentially huge security flaw has been unearthed in a commonly used computer operating system, that could impact hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Will Goodbody looks at what the fuss is all about.

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

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