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UCC professor named deputy president of world’s largest AI body

Sep 05, 2016 03:24 pm

The world’s largest artificial intelligence body, the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), has appointed UCC’s Prof Barry O’Sullivan as its deputy president.

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Bank of Ireland recruiting Irish Snapchat stars to filter in youth

Sep 05, 2016 03:21 pm

Bank of Ireland is going to the source of all that is youth with the recruitment of Irish Snapchat stars including James Kavanagh to connect it with third-level students.

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Facebook launches Suicide Prevention Tools in Ireland

Sep 05, 2016 01:37 pm

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day this Saturday, Facebook with the support of Samaritans Ireland has rolled out new tools to ensure warning signs aren’t ignored.

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SoftBank finally completes £24bn ARM takeover

Sep 05, 2016 01:16 pm

Japanese giant SoftBank can now begin its preparations for an internet of things (IoT) future, confirming the purchase of the semiconductor manufacturer ARM for £24bn.

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Latest extinction rankings are great for pandas, terrible for apes

Sep 05, 2016 12:10 pm

While wild panda populations are climbing again (up 17pc since 2004), most great ape species are incredibly close to extinction.

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Em Drive rival to test sci-fi propulsion in Earth’s orbit

Sep 05, 2016 11:46 am

Following the potentially incredible news about the exhaustless Em Drive propulsion system being peer reviewed, a rival method, referred to as the Cannae Drive, aims to test its propulsion system in space.

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A tale of two Europes: Ireland must get to core of Apple ruling

Sep 05, 2016 11:00 am

Had Ireland decided not to appeal the €13bn EU tax ruling against Apple, it would have been a betrayal of the companies that gave the country a chance when we needed friends the most, writes John Kennedy.

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Solder on: A pictorial how-to guide for fixing your broken headphones

Sep 05, 2016 10:35 am

Headphones are wonderful, until they break. But what if there was a way to fix your favourite pair, rather than spending money on a replacement?

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SpaceX could foot $50m Spacecom bill from satellite destruction

Sep 05, 2016 10:09 am

Following the explosion of one of its Falcon 9 rockets last week, SpaceX is now likely to be told to pay $50m in damages to the Israeli firm Spacecom after its AMOS-6 satellite was destroyed in the explosion.

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MHC Tech Law: An end to geo-blocking? Understanding new EU proposals

Sep 05, 2016 08:50 am

This guide from Mason Hayes & Curran explains how new European Commission regulations on geo-blocking will apply to consumers and businesses.

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