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  • South Africa 2010: How it should have been…

    May 22, 2010 @ 12:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Unless you’ve been hiding away on a remote island off the west coast, chances are you know how Ireland exited the upcoming World Cup. Well, now’s the chance for some payback.

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  • Google doodles for Pacman

    May 21, 2010 @ 10:09 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s Pacman’s 30th birthday – not a bad age, if I do say so myself.

    But check out how Google has chosen to mark the occasion: a Pacman doodle. And not only a Pacman doodle, but a playable one too. Catch it before it’s gone.

  • Calling all 80s throwbacks…

    @ 7:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Crack out the neon leg warmers and commence back- combing your hair: Lips is back, this time with the music of the 1980s. While many of us would rather forget the decade, turn it into a game and you can’t help but get involved.

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  • Tech tools: Canon Legria FS37

    @ 5:10 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Canon’s smallest camcorder, the Legria FS37, is designed to be ultraportable without sacrificing features.

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  • Tech tools: Hammacher Schlemmer Solar-powered iPod Speaker

    @ 3:45 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Essential summer kit: sun cream, sandals and some sort of music. Or, in Ireland, unmbrella, sensible footwear and some sort of music. Either way, this solar powered iPod speaker could help you out.

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  • Tech tools: Ecco Personal Pocket GPS

    @ 12:01 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I can’t stress how much I need one of these. Have you ever had to search for your car in a car park? Usually when it’s late at night, cold and possibly raining, if this country’s usual weather system has anything to do with it.

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  • Google unveils new TV service

    @ 11:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Google is already offering search, advertising, mobile phone operating systems, email services, translation services… and if it gets its way, it will soon be on your TV.

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  • Gadget of the week: Case-mate Fuel Lite

    May 14, 2010 @ 3:13 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re an iPhone user, you’re probably more than a little addicted to the device. But that addiction comes at a price: dwindling battery life. And there’s nothing worse than being stuck somewhere (an airport) without access to a plug or laptop to charge your phone (and general entertainment device).

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  • Tech Tools: HTC Desire

    @ 2:37 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    HTC’s latest handset is yet another challenger to the iPhone. The Android phone has a 3.7in LED display, which is bright, responsive and perfect for web browsing, viewing images and watching video. It has pinch to zoom and also supports Flash content. A decent video and still camera have been included.

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  • App of the week: Bump

    May 12, 2010 @ 6:39 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Bump has been knocking about for a bit on the iPhone, but it was only recently I discovered you could use it to send contacts and photos between an iPhone and an Android handset.

    I don’t pretend to know how it works, and I’m sure a detailed explanation is available somewhere, but it’s the handiest app on my mobile. No more faffing about with Bluetooth; simply activate Bump on both phones, ‘bump’ them together and it will transfer the files for you.

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