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The web has made comedy and satire more effective tools than ever before

The web has made comedy and satire more effective tools than ever before

COLUMN: Why don’t we talk about pay?

COLUMN: Why don’t we talk about pay?

Talking pay is taboo, but if we don’t know how much to ask for, companies decide our worth.

The Gadget Guy

The Gadget Guy

A rechargeable battery the size of a small air conditioner could revolutionise how we power our homes

Mobile phone pricing: The new operators

Mobile phone pricing: The new operators

Mobile phone pricing: Kill bills

Mobile phone pricing: Kill bills

Trying to figure out all the various pricing plans in the mobile phone market is a sure-fire way to a headache.

Laptop or tablet – or a mixture of both?

Laptop or tablet – or a mixture of both?

Jane Ruffino: Why I won't get an Apple Watch

Jane Ruffino: Why I won't get an Apple Watch

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The Gadget Guy: Colin Baker A hunger for power

The Gadget Guy: Colin Baker A hunger for power

I’ve always wondered and marvelled at the magic beyond the assumptions. The assumptions we make when we click a light switch or hit the TV remote. What if nothing happened? What if we had to endure a whole day or even a week without power? Life as we

Dublin was built for horses and carriages and no matter how much data we could collect about traffic patterns, it would always be a nightmare on the quays

Dublin was built for horses and carriages and no matter how much data we could collect about traffic patterns, it would always be a nightmare on the quays

I read recently about a city that was smart. The traffic lights and transportation schedules were timed using data drawn from traffic patterns, weather, and predictive data using mobile tracking and transport card swipes. The street lamps along the p

Chips with everything

Chips with everything

Until now, Irish tech company Movidius has worked under the radar. But after raising €38 million in funding, it is gearing up to take on the internet of things

The end of Moore’s law, or just of complacency?

The end of Moore’s law, or just of complacency?

Since 1965, Moore’s law has been at the heart of the semiconductor business. Revised in 1975, it essentially means that the number of transistors that can be put on a microchip doubles roughly once every two years.

Future shock: the internet of things

Future shock: the internet of things

With the internet of things (IoT) promising to be a key market for Movidius in the coming years, the company’s chief executive, Remi El-Ouazzane, said the firm’s early start in the sector would give it a significant advantage.

A wilfully ignorant the tech and investor community

A wilfully ignorant the tech and investor community

If not for the patriarchy, maybe our working lives could be designed around our bodies’ physical abilities