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Fitbit Charge 3

Track sleep, activity and stress levels from tour wrist

Phishing is a tactic where scammers trick users into revealing confidential information by sending emails that appear to be genuine.

Datapac research finds one in five workers gets no IT security and awareness training

“Google Ireland Limited becomes responsible for responding to requests for its user data, including from EU law enforcement, consistent with Irish law,” said Anne Rooney, Google Ireland’s public policy manager. File photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Irish subsidiary will take over from US entity to provide Search, Gmail and Maps to users

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Consumer Price Index rises 0.6% over the year, with monthly figures showing 0.5% decline

David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, of VR education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Firm also signs partnerships with Nokia, Shenandoah University

Glam Dolls: lift your photos from average to extraordinary with an LED ring that clips on to the top of your phone.

Tech tools: Glam Doll allows you to shed more light on your social media snaps

Cofounder Mohit Lad said the Dublin office would be a key hub

Company’s sales and services hub in capital will lead to creation of about 20 new jobs

Blue light from screens can interfere with your body’s sleep rhythms.

Tech Tools: Ambr’s frames are unisex and should suit most head shapes

Samsung Galaxy Watch is easy to navigate and has enough features to make it a good all-rounder for both general smartwatch functions and fitness tracking

With its eye-catching design and seamless functionality, this device ticks all the boxes

TheKeyCollections founders Nina Gillett and Sheila O’Riordan.

Company has added new hotels in Dublin and London to its portfolio

Venn Life Sciences chief executive Tony Richardson. Venn has established full-service clinical research programmes and activities in 27 different countries

Company has issued €1.1m in loan notes to fund specialisation in orphan diseases

AQMetrics founder Geraldine Gibson (centre) with her management team. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography.

Maynooth-based firm sees central Europe as next growth centre

Technology shares in the US bore the brunt of selling, with Netflix and Apple both down more than 2.6 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Oil stocks rally on Opec deal to cut production

‘Even if you don’t make a single call or send a message, your phone will continue to “check in” periodically; if you move between locations, your phone will register on the new base stations you pass.’  Photograph: Getty Images

Do you need to give permission for your data to be used?

Tech Tools: Clip it to your keys, wallet, broom, spellbook – even muggles can use it

Broadband is key for the remote monitoring, but it won’t break the system itself if something goes wrong; your alarm will remain active even if your broadband fails briefly

Review: this handy home package covers security, heating and even Christmas tree lights

The Mi Mix 2S is being sold exclusively by Three Ireland

Tech Tools: Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone comes without a notch – or a big price tag

Data volumes are expected to continue to rise, with Irish firms estimating the next three years will see a surge of 72 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

Survey finds 27% of companies not equipped to deal with rising data volumes

   Researchers at Cork’s INFANT  centre in have developed an algorithm that helps detect seizures in newborns, interpreting EEG readings at the same level as a human expert. Photograph: Getty Images

AI is helping children with autism, deaf children and newborns suffering seizures

The Irish Venture Capital Association    survey showed a pattern of decline, with investment falling by 33 per cent in the first nine months of the year to €546 million.   Photograph: Getty Images

Call for swift Government action to address decline as funding falls 47% to €170m in Q3

Game time: the Game Boy-inspired watch from Firebox, €23

From stocking stuffers to no-expense-spared, there are plenty of ideas to fit most budgets

Quora was quick to reassure its customers that the likelihood of identity theft was low, as it doesn’t hold financial data or identifying information such as social security numbers.

Website adds 100m customers to a growing tally of those impacted by data breaches

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Knowledge sharing site said it discovered breach last week

Michael O’ Leary, Ryanair chief executive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Framework deal covers pay, pensions and allowances

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Convenience food group reports 13 per cent increase in profit before tax to £17.8 million

Tech Review: The instant camera is making a comeback, combining digital and printing

Tech Tools: Turn your Apple Watch into an old-style iPod – but the wheel is just for show

Tech tools: Updated Fitbit is less clunky, more water-resistant and longer-powered

Sphero R2D2 (€130)

Add a little sci-fi to your loved ones’ Yuletide with top buys in laser guns and hair stylers

Amazon, where algorithms make the world go round. Photograph: Reuters

Move designed to make it easier for customers to adopt the new technology

‘Star Trek Fleet Command’ is available for Android and iOS devices, and set in the Kelvin timeline of the long-running series.

Dublin-based Digit Games Studio rolling out online strategy game developed in Ireland

Vodafone Ireland IoT country manager Debbie Power and HealthBeacon co-founder chief technical officer Kieran Daly.

Device developed by digital therapeutics company reminds patients about injections

More than 80 per cent said the new GDPR rules were beneficial for individuals and they are exercising their rights under the new laws. Photograph: iStockphoto

Report reveals 68% found data process hard and 61% say it was more costly than expected

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Soft forks, hard forks... what’s going on?

From left:  Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Ireland presenting the Academic Research AI Award to Brian Murphy, Oksana Semenova,  founder of AI Award Ireland Mark Kelly, and Andriy Temko from the Infant Research Centre, University College Cork. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Inaugural AI Awards recognise excellence in innovation

Mitchells & Butlers said like-for-like sales grew 1.3 per cent in the 52-week period ending September 29th, 2018. Photograph: iStock

McManus and Magnier-backed pub chain maintains like-for-like sales growth

The Snore Circle Smart Snore Stopper is priced $89

Tech Tools: Device vibrates to make you shift position and, in theory, stop snoring

Upgraded: Apple’s new MacBook Air

Laptop’s display resolution has been increased and it features Touch ID log-in

Fortnite: the largest Fortnite tournament in Europe will take place at the Dublin Games Festival this weekend at the RDS

Scene is still small here but growing, with first Dublin Games Festival taking place this weekend

The Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research (Infant) in Cork is competing for an award in Ireland’s Artificial Intelligence Awards for its work in creating an algorithm that can help detect seizures in newborn babies.

Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research has created an algorithm that can help detect seizures in newborn babi(...)

Amazon’s new Echo Show comes with a smarthome hub built in, which  means you can add smart devices to your home without having to buy all the hubs to go with them.

Review: Smart speaker comes with 10-inch video screen and smarthome hub

ApisProtect chief executive Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy.

Expansion plans will see 25 jobs added over three years for hive monitoring company

“This performance again proves the strength of our strategy which has been centred on managing the quality of a young, technologically advanced and fuel efficient portfolio,” said SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett.  Photograph: iStock

‘Technologically advanced’ fleet entices investors into upcoming €1bn capital injection

Kerry Group ended the day up more than 3.5 per cent at €93.65.

Iseq bucks trend and closes marginally higher with CRH and Kingspan weaker

Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys welcomed the announcement. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Expansion comes on back of strategic partnership with software company AcadiaSoft

Cignal chairman Donal O’Shaughnessy (left) and chief executive Colin Cunningham.

Investment will be made over the next two years at 300 locations around Ireland

Chief executive David Whelan and chief operating officer Sandra Whelan of VR Education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

VR Education is gearing up for education platform launch in December

Tullow said four new infill wells in Ghana are expected to be on line by early next year. That addition would boost gross production to around 180,000 barrels of oil per day. Photograph: iStock

Full-year oil production guidance narrows to between 87,000 and 91,000 barrels of oil per day

This doughnut-themed charger will connect to your laptop to give your phone a bit of power just when you need it.

Doughnut-themed charger is compatible with any Qi-enabled phone

Apple iPad Pro’s display is LCD rather than OLED, but it is bright and sharp, and has 264 pixels per inch. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

More screen and less bezel means a more compact iPad

Analytics is set to be big business. Just over a quarter of companies  said they spent more than €1 million on analytics this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Survey shows 79% of companies had difficulty finding people with the right skills

More than 3,000 people are set to attend the new Dublin Games Festival at the RDS. Photograph: Batlomiej Jarosik

Organisers of Dublin Games Festival expect thousands of gamers to attend new event

Irish Times journalists also led the list of nominations in the annual Newsbrands Journalism Awards. Photograph: Frank Miller

Six nominations for newspaper across categories puts it ahead of rivals

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Companies promise to reduce greenhouse gases significantly by 2030

Genesys’s Barry O’Sullivan said the centre was significant for the Irish operation. Photograph: iStock

Customer services tech firm will also open AI centre of excellence

Vodafone’s organic service revenue grew more than expected in the third quarter after a solid performance in the UK and Germany offset tough competition in Italy and Spain.

Shares in group jump on better-than-expected results

Eir said its core earnings and broadband customer numbers climbed

Company says earnings before interest and tax rise, and broadband customer numbers climb

Grafton’s total revenue in the four months to the end of October rose 10.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Group revenue in the 10 months to end of October rises 9% to £2.5 billion

Revolut CEO Nik Storonsky said several banks have already approached the company to buy the technology. Photograph:  PA

Fintech firm says tech has led to fourfold reduction in fraud in two months

Kevin O’Connor, channel manager for Ireland, Equinix: “Since its launch, the programme has already exceeded our expectations.”

Irish companies can get access to digital resources and reach customers in 52 markets

Google Pixel 3 XL. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Review: Google’s new smartphone has ample screen, battery life and other features

 Hovding is essentially a wearable airbag that will detect falls and immediately inflate, protecting the cyclist’s neck and head with an air cushion

A guide to the latest gadgets designed to make bike journeys safer

Tech Tools: It charges your Pixel 3 or 3XL, wakes you up and sends you off to beddy-byes

The new iPad Pro starts from €909

Tech Tools: Changes to latest tablet include use of Face ID tech and improved camera

Afilias is one of the internet’s first registrars, managing a number of top-level domains. Photograph: iStock

Internet domain manager is the first known company to relocate to the US due to Trump’s ‘favourable’ tax changes

One Microsoft Place

RKD-designed buildings now advance to International Property Awards final

First Derivatives says it will  take 100%  ownership of Kx Systems by the end of June 2019.

Tech company set to buy out remaining shareholders in Kx technology unit

Sven Spollen-Behrens, director of the Small Firms Association, Regina Moran, Vodafone, and Louise O’Conor, Abodoo chief digital officer

Four in 10 employees uncertain if they have digital skills required for their roles

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One small tweak can make a huge difference

Google employees in Dublin join others from around the world walking out of their offices in protest. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of Google staff walked out this week as part of a mass protest

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Could you sum up your enture year in 365 seconds?

Google staff during walkout at the Dublin office in Barrow Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin workers join colleagues in worldwide action over alleged leniency on misconduct

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Sustainable infrastructure fund makes first investment

An artist’s rendering of the new ILC Dover facility  in Blarney, Co Cork

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys says Ireland is a very attractive location for companies like ILC Dover to grow their oper(...)

Siobhán Talbot, Glanbia group managing director. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Foreign exchange offsets volume growth as dollar impacts pricing

iKydz Pro provides a  simple way to seize control of your home wifi

Device allows you to filter online content even if you aren’t the most tech-savvy parent

The manufacturing sector showed resilience in October, IHS Markit said. Photograph: iStock

Employment continues to grow despite softening in new orders

Nexus

Tech Tools: There’s no fooling this tracker, which tracks your body’s movement in space

Tech Tools: The Aegir can store up to 1,200 A4 pages of notes, and it looks nice too

Caleb Harper,  director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) Initiative at the MIT Media Lab: ‘We need to know more about what we put in our bodies’

‘Food computers’ can tell us everything we need to know about what we grow and eat

 Esri Ireland’s Joanne McLaughlin with    St Kevin’s College Finglas students Casey Farren Colloty and Nathan Furlong; and Aideen Croasdell. Photograph: John Ohle

Esri Ireland’s software aims to address ‘evident Stem skills shortage’ in country

Unemployment continued to fall in October.  Photograph: Frank Miller

But youth unemployment remains high at 12%

Snapchat has come under pressure in recent months from Facebook-owned Instagram. Photograph: iStock

Eir Sport, Off the Ball and Foil Arms & Hog Show will be added to social media platform

Chief executive of Smurfit Kappa Group Tony Smurfit (left)  and chairman Liam O’Mahony. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

Full-year results set to be ‘materially better’ than 2017

The funding   will be used to develop the platform further and scale the business to offer its services globally. Photograph: Eiravato

Irish company developed waste management software and seeks to offer it globally

Amazon was among the tech stocks leading markets lower. Phototgraph: Getty

AIB shares drop 10% on resignation of CEO Bernard Byrne, but pull back before close

Trasna is aimed at patients on waiting lists across the EU, including 700,000 in Ireland.

Trasna helps to provide patients with access to medical services across Europe

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Kilathmoy is the company’s first in Ireland

Kerry Group headquarters in Naas, Co Kildare

Purchase of Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company and AATCO Food Industries will expand portfolio

Bulmers performed well for C&C in the first six months of its fiscal year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Core revenue at Bulmers and Magners drink manufacturer rises 6.4%

Dyson Airwrap: Five hundred quid to never have a bad hair day again? Sold! Photograph:  Dyson/PA Wire

Tech Tools: It costs nearly €500, but we might just pony up – because we’re worth it

Huawei Watch GT looks more like a real watch than a smartwatch, and has snubbed Android Wear in favour of using its own operating system

Tech Tools: Device also acts as heart rate monitor and is water resistant up to 50 metres

Audeara A-01 headphones

These are best when you take the time to complete the tests – which is a bit of a chore

Skout Secure Intelligence has warned Irish users are being targeted with sophisticated extortion campaigns. Photograph: iStock

Security firm warns of sharp rise in number of attempted email extortion incidents

Vodafone Smart N9: budget in price, but not in features.

If you are sickened by premium prices, look no further than these neat models

Bord na Mona is shifting to more renewable forms of energy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Union warns Government is ‘sleepwalking into a crisis which will devastate Midlands’

Denis McCarthy, chief executive, FEXCO. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Strong foreign exchange, payments operations also boost company

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New report says there are three economies on the island of Ireland

Up to 5,500 households were surveyed on wealth, debt, income and consumption.

Previous research underestimates total value of deposits by about two-thirds

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