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  • Sony sells 50m PSPs

    February 13, 2009 @ 1:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The PlayStation Portable never really grabbed me (I’m more of a DS kind of girl) but clearly someone is buying it. According to Sony, they’ve now sold 50 million units.
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  • This week’s tech scribblings

    @ 1:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    More “knowledge economy” than tech but it appeared in BTW technology pages.

  • Want!

    @ 7:30 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    I want one of these [Engadget]

    And one of these [Amazon]

    But I think I might pass on this, ta. [Stuff]

  • Game on

    February 12, 2009 @ 6:16 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The BBC has this story on video games, children and keeping tabs on when they’re played.

    The article is based on a draft report from a European parliament committee that says games have some benefits for children, but should come with some sort of “red button” parents can use to switch off consoles or disable games.
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  • Cynics unite!

    @ 5:56 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s not all hearts and flowers for valentine’s Day. Like any other holiday, it’s a prime time for spammers, viruses and spyware to trick their way into your inbox.
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  • And the Valentine’s Day surveys start…

    @ 5:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    We’re a nation of cheapskates, according to a new Microsoft survey. Cheapskates and socially inept.

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  • Motorists get more than they bargained for

    @ 1:26 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It seems as though a fine isn’t the only thing people have to worry about when they get a parking ticket – there might be a computer virus on the way too.
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  • Safer Internet Day ’09

    February 10, 2009 @ 12:47 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Released to coincide with Safer Internet Day, this Microsoft study says a fifth of Irish teens have experienced bullying of some sort online, most commonly over instant messaging, while 55 per cent have unrestricted access to the internet.

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  • At last – an excuse to watch bad TV shows

    February 9, 2009 @ 12:38 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I have an unhealthy fascination with reality TV shows. I can’t explain it, justify it or break it. I’m a Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing on Ice… I really need to reform my viewing habits.

    But not before I see this [BBC].

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  • Learning from my mistakes

    @ 12:18 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Data recovery from a busted hard drive is expensive. The good news is it can be recovered – bad news is it will cost you.

    In this case I think I’m going to have to just suck it up and be more careful about backing up the back-up in future.

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