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  • 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.

  • Which came first – the iPad or the iPhone?

    June 2, 2010 @ 7:47 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    You know all those jokes about how the iPad is just an earlier, bulkier version of the iPhone? They could be closer to home than you think. It turns out that Steve Jobs came up with the idea for the iPad long before the iPhone was even considered.


  • 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.


  • Vodafone unveils 360 service

    September 25, 2009 @ 1:32 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Vodafone unveiled its new 360 service yesterday in Dublin, with the help of chief executive Charles Butterworth and Dita von Teese.

    Personally, I was disappointed that DvT didn’t explain the finer points of the service. But moving along.


  • Newsbytes 25/09/09

    @ 1:23 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The Google Book hearing has been delayed.

    O2 will launch the Palm Pre on October 16th.

    Twitter is raising €67.7 million in funding.

    Microsoft has opened a €341 million data centre in Dublin.

    The Wii becomes the latest console to drop prices.

  • Things the internet has taught me this week

    August 6, 2009 @ 7:28 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I’ve been peeling bananas wrong my whole life.

    Who would win if Miss Universe and a crocodile faced off.

    The five-second rule may not work.

    What a Twitter purge is.

  • iPhone flaws highlighted

    July 31, 2009 @ 12:48 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I like the 3G S, don’t get me wrong. But – and I’m not the only one to point this out – there are some flaws.  Sorry, iPhone fans. It’s true.

    If it’s not reports of overheating batteries, it’s security flaws.  The vulnerability, which can be exploited through sending computer code via the phone’s text messaging system, was highlighted a few weeks ago, but has yet to be fixed.

    In the meantime, experts warn, iPhone users are vulnerable to having their devices taken over and puts affected users at risk of identity theft.


  • CGI gets a little creepy

    July 9, 2009 @ 1:44 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    You can do fantastic things with computers. Amazing, interesting things.

    Every so often though, it crosses the line from amazing to slightly creepy. I’m not sure whether or not to laugh or move slowly away from my computer screen: Evian babies

  • Monday, Monday…

    June 29, 2009 @ 9:35 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s Monday. Traditionally a day of great depression. I’m still reocvering from the weekend, including the damage inflicted on my right foot from standing too long in stupidly high shoes at a wedding on Friday. However I am in a good mood for several reasons:

    1. It’s not raining.

    2. It’s not cold.

    3. I got an iPhone 3G S to test this morning.

    First impressions later.

  • Friday links

    May 1, 2009 @ 6:54 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    To ease you into the weekend, have:

    some sort of strange Christian pop. See the Marilyn Manson reply for extra weirdness.

    An online game that will suck your free time.

    Things I will never bake but like to drool over.  Fits in nicely with the current craze for cupcakes.

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