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  • ‘Tis the season…to Ebay it.

    December 25, 2009 @ 8:36 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Christmas Day is (almost) over. Crackers have been pulled, the turkey has been savaged, and gifts have been exchanged.

    According to Ebay, we’re sitting on about €179 million worth of unwanted presents. That’s a lot of foot spas, handwarmers and three-packs of underwear.


  • TECH TOOLS: ION Tape Express

    December 19, 2009 @ 3:26 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re over the age of 30, chances are you have a lot of old tapes sitting that rarely get played. Favourite albums from when you were a teenager, old chart shows nabbed from the radio… irreplaceable stuff. Now you can convert them to digital with the Ion Tape Express.


  • Review: Tony Hawk: Ride

    December 16, 2009 @ 10:30 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    I’ll be honest: skateboarding games usually leave me cold.

    I’m not exactly sure why, as I’m a big fan of SSX, and the only real difference is take away the snow and add some wheels. But there you have it.


  • The iPhone and autism

    @ 9:42 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    There is more to the iPhone than simply another high-tech digital device or accessory. Last week in Business This Week, I wrote about an app that’s currently being developed for the iPhone that helps children with autism communicate. (more…)

  • Intel unveils 48-core processor

    December 5, 2009 @ 4:27 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Remember the days before Windows, cheap desktops and increasingly fast microprocessors? Back then, we had an Amstrad CPC 6128k, complete with a green screen and a floppy disk drive.