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Brave-hearted team ‘Mel Gibson’ out-muscled all challengers to take the mini sumo title with their lethal weapon of a robot at this year’s Irish Robotics Championship, with ‘The German Whip’ taking the line follower F1 prize.
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More than 4,000 people are now believed to have died in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, 25 April, and the death toll is rising. Internet firms have created services to help provide relief to the country.
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A new easter egg discovered hidden within Google Maps should not improve the enmity that exists between Apple and Google over their respective iOS and Android operating systems.
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Google has reported Q1 revenues of US$17.3bn, up 12pc on the same quarter last year. The internet giant cited momentum in its mobile advertising business for driving its performance.
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Bitnet, a Belfast-based start-up led by former Visa and CyberSource executives, is a digital commerce platform that enables enterprise-scale merchants to accept digital currencies like bitcoin.
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Kids under 13 are about to have an official presence on Facebook with the introduction of Scrapbook a feature that lets parents tag their children in photos.
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The dark art of lobbying is about to be given a 21st century upgrade in the form of an online lobbying register that will require lobbyists to register all activity from 1 September.
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Healthy momentum and demand for Office 365, Xbox and Surface hardware saw Microsoft’s Q1 revenues surge 6pc year-on-year to US$21.7bn.
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The weather forecast is looking good for Irish meteor enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of tonight's shooting stars.
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Popular ephemeral social network Snapchat has cracked down on third party services that tap into its data. The company is all grown up too having released its first transparency report.
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A 1,000-year-old cure for a stye has been found to fight, and hopefully defeat, the modern-day superbug MRSA.
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    Editor, 2002 - present
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Award-winning technology and business journalist. Journaling the Irish, European and international tech landscape for close to 20 years
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Winner of 2005 Technology Journalist Award, NetVisionary Awards, Irish Internet Association Best Technology Website 2008, Irish Web Awards Best Technology Website 2009, Irish Web Awards Best Technology Website 2010, Irish Web Awards Winner of Media Award 2011, David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards
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