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  • Terrible things to do to chocolate #575: Carve a film star out of it

    April 4, 2010 @ 10:13 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The internet is great for finding weird things. In the spirit of Easter, here’s one of the weirdest today: a competition to win Robert Pattinson’s head in chocolate.

    It reminds me of this:

    Don’t think I could manage it myself

    Happy Easter!

    (Pointed out by @pkellypr on Twitter.)

  • 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.


  • Nokia World ’09: The N900

    September 4, 2009 @ 1:34 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Let’s get one thing clear from the start: the N900 is not a phone. It’s an internet tablet. Nokia executives describe it as “going beyond the smartphone”.


  • Nokia World ’09: The 3G Booklet

    September 3, 2009 @ 11:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Ok, so it wasn’t exactly earth shattering news yesterday, considering we all know the Booklet 3G was part of the plans thanks to the reports last week. But Nokia World gave us a chance to actually get a look at it, get detailed specs and find out the all important price (€575 for those who are interested).


  • Chrome gets a shiny new version

    May 22, 2009 @ 3:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Google Chrome and I have a volatile relationship. It promised all sorts of exciting things, from faster browsing to easier searching. I installed it, full of anticipation, and was hooked. I had high hopesThen came the crashes. The nice page freezes where Chrome flashes up a little animation and informs you, as if you didn’t know, that something has gone wrong.  But at least it only crashes the tab you were using, and not the entire browser, right? Er, yeah. Sometimes.It went downhill from there. (more…)

  • Turn on, tune in, drop out

    @ 1:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    According to a new lifestyle survey by O2, more bosses of small and medium firms are taking work home as a result of the downturn, with some working weekends and others being contacted regularly while on holidays. Newsflash: it’s not just the bosses. (more…)

  • RTÉ boldly goes… where everyone else has gone before

    April 25, 2009 @ 2:16 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Well, well.  It seems someone at RTÉ has realised that there’s a whole world of new technology out there that they can take advantage of. Say hello to RTÉ Player, the new online catchup service that will show programmes broadcast on RTÉ One and Two for up to 21 days after they’re first shown.


  • to charge for Radio

    March 27, 2009 @ 5:39 pm | by Ciara O'Brien fans will be disappointed to hear that the site plans on making its streaming radio service subscription only to listeners outside the UK, US and Germany. So that would include us then.

  • Proof that people can still surprise/disgust me

    March 22, 2009 @ 5:55 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I have never been a fan of Jade Goody. The recent media attention surrounding her illness was distasteful at best, regardless of whether she courted it or not.

    But this type of reaction is not only over the top, but if you check out the source code of the page, is just plain nasty.

  • The best job ever. EV-ER

    March 10, 2009 @ 5:02 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Vote for George!

    Maybe he’ll invite us all over one he gets the job as caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. At 17,000+ people voting for him, I doubt it, but we can dream.

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