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  • The death of Game

    April 2, 2012 @ 12:34 pm | by Ciara O'Brien


    It’s been a week since Game closed its doors in Ireland, putting 121 people out of a job and becoming the latest casualty of the downturn.


  • Steve Jobs 1955-2011

    October 6, 2011 @ 9:21 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    By now, you’ll have heard the news that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, died yesterday at the age of 56. Whether you view him as a visionary, a marketing genius, businessman, he leaves behind some shoes that are almost impossible to fill.


  • The end of an era

    August 25, 2011 @ 9:50 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s the end of an era. Last night Steve Jobs announced he was standing down from his role as chief executive of Apple, and said he would become chairman instead.


  • The week that….

    January 21, 2011 @ 11:22 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Google announced it was replacing existing chief executive Eric Schmidt with its co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt will become executive chairman of the firm. A form of executive musical chairs.

    Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said he was taking some time off . Tim Cook will take over the day to day running of the tech company while Jobs is on medical leave. Investors worry what will happen without him. The rest of us just wait for Macworld and listen to the increasingly noisy iPad 2 rumour mill.

    Nintendo finally revealed the launch date for its 3DS, plus a line-up of games. March 25th for Europe, the 27th for the US.  Trying to work up enthusiasm for this. At €270, it’s a bit of a struggle.

    Facebook unveiled a new mobile version of its site that can be used on regular phones. Now you have no excuse for ignoring your aunt’s friend’s daughter’s best friend when she sends you a friend request.

  • A few quick CES photos…

    January 7, 2011 @ 12:13 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    So yesterday was the first full day of the show. By 4pm, I was shattered, and it wasn’t over yet.

    This place is huge. I’ve already got lost in the North Hall twice. And I have a map – well, several. Plus an app on my iPhone. I still haven’t a clue where I am half the time.


  • 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).


  • ‘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.


  • Spotify remains silent

    November 27, 2009 @ 10:25 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    It could have all been so great. A new internet service that allowed you to pick and choose which songs you want to listen to and discover new ones, all at your own leisure, from your own laptop. Spotify has taken off, quickly becoming an internet darling.


  • iPhone on Vodafone gets closer…

    November 16, 2009 @ 8:08 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Officially, the iPhone won’t be available on Vodafone until Spring 2010. But some people who registered their interest in the iPhone may have started to receive phone calls from the mobile network offering them the chance to upgrade sooner than expected.


  • Nokia to sue Apple

    October 22, 2009 @ 4:49 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It seems that all is not well with Apple this afternoon after news broke that Nokia is intending to sue over alleged patent infringement. The action relates to ten patents covering security, wireless data and speech coding on the iPhone.

    More here [BBC]

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