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Gaming conference due to host 10,000 people in Croke Park cancelled

Gaming conference due to host 10,000 people in Croke Park cancelled

Withdrawals by sponsors and cashflow issues have been blamed by the organisers, Venatus Events, for the late cancellation notice for the conference

Apple continues to preach to the converted with a lacklustre launch

Apple continues to preach to the converted with a lacklustre launch

Its hardcore fans will be happy, but the US giant is mostly just playing catch-up, with little real innovation these days

Plenty of eastern promise on show at IFA

Plenty of eastern promise on show at IFA

Despite the absence of Apple, which only does its own big events and skips the likes of this and Mobile World Congress, there was a lot to talk about from the major manufacturers

Gadget Guru

Gadget Guru

Emmet Ryan reviews the latest tech products

Musicians drawing the line at facial recognition

Musicians drawing the line at facial recognition

Plans by Ticketmaster to use facial recognition as an alternative to physical or digital tickets for events have been met with a serious backlash from leading performers

Get ready to jump on Google’s great privacy merry-go-round

Get ready to jump on Google’s great privacy merry-go-round

Brave is chasing Google is chasing Huawei over data protection issues, while two new phones and Android 10 get thrown into the mix. Dizzy yet, anyone?

Hinge benefits: A dating app for those who want more than just a hook-up

Hinge benefits: A dating app for those who want more than just a hook-up

Driven by heartbreak, Justin McLeod came up with an app designed to get you off your phone and on a date, and it’s now the fastest-growing in Europe, writes Emmet Ryan

Enet boss backs state’s decision to stick with National Broadband Ireland

Enet boss backs state’s decision to stick with National Broadband Ireland

Peter McCarthy suspects wireless would have been used to connect more premises under Eir’s plans

Gadget Guru

Gadget Guru

Lenovo's latest AR tie-in, Nextbase's latest dashcam and the Airthings Wave Plus

‘Huawei has no back doors – I’ve checked’

‘Huawei has no back doors – I’ve checked’

Paul Scanlan, the smartphone giant’s Australian-born chief technology officer, is adamant there are no technical gaps in its technology to facilitate espionage

Connected Podcast: Top gamers Josh Juliano and Eric Finn

Connected Podcast: Top gamers Josh Juliano and Eric Finn

Top gamers Josh Juliano and Eric Finn talk to Emmet Ryan for the latest Connected podcast

Samsung takes budget-conscious step for 5G

Samsung takes budget-conscious step for 5G

The announcement by Samsung of its first mid-market 5G phone, the A90 5G, is a whopping leap forward for the take-up of the technology

HP Device as a service is turning heads industry-wide

HP Device as a service is turning heads industry-wide

Great expectations: Data protection and privacy under the microscope

Great expectations: Data protection and privacy under the microscope

Róisín Kiberd explains how data protection became the way to customers’ hearts

Building their own devices

Building their own devices

Founded in 2016, internet of things (IoT) business Wia has become one of Ireland’s brighter start-up success stories