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  • The Dyson Q&A

    February 14, 2013 @ 9:18 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Last week, I got to talk to James Dyson about his latest invention – the Airblade Tap – and what his company has been working on during the recession.The finished piece ran in Monday’s Innovation supplement, but here’s the full Q&A.


  • Energizer charger infects PCs

    March 9, 2010 @ 11:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    This is a new one on me. Apparently, Energizer is responsible for exposing customers who bought a simple USB battery charger to a Trojan.



  • Blame it on the spammers

    April 16, 2009 @ 5:04 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Spammers have a bad reputation. In most cases, deservedly so.

    I knew spam was a problem – my own spam filter currently has 1,824 messages languishing in it – but I didn’t think that things had got this bad. Not only do they clog up your inbox, but spammers can now be blamed for killing the planet too.

  • A new excuse to spend my life playing video games

    March 30, 2009 @ 8:10 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    remember the days when parents could use the old “you’ll ruin your eyesight” excuse to stop kids spending too much time on games consoles? Well not any more. It turns out a new US study has found video games can actually improve vision – or at least one specific part of it.