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Serial season 2 brings early Christmas present to audiophiles

Dec 10, 2015 11:59 am

Podcast enthusiasts and audiophiles alike are rather pleased with the news that one of the most popular podcasts of all time, Serial, returns for its second season just before Christmas.

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How Netflix and Chill became the best thing to do in 2015

Dec 10, 2015 11:50 am

‘Binge-watch’ may have been word of the year, but 2015 will go down in internet history as the year another streaming-related phrase slipped into our vocabulary.

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With a new name for 2016, MATHletes opens for registration

Dec 10, 2015 11:18 am

Preparing for its third year, the MATHletes challenge for 2016 is now open under a new name – LearnStorm – for registration for Irish students with a prize fund of €20,000 being made available to the competition’s best mathematicians.

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YouTube Rewind, viral videos’ dead cat bounce

Dec 10, 2015 10:58 am

It turns out YouTube has found the cure for viral videos: time. In YouTube Rewind, the video site squeezes in so many forgotten, blink-of-an-eye moments into one, tightly squeezed coffin that you might actually be thankful that they have all found a home together.

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Chinese Star Wars trailer has more new footage as release approaches

Dec 10, 2015 10:28 am

I’ve heard of a trailer giving away spoilers but this is getting ridiculous. Nearly putting the amount of trailers released into double figures, the Chinese Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has hit the small screen.

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#Marref, terrorism and Ed Sheeran in Facebook’s 2015 review

Dec 10, 2015 10:00 am

Facebook has released it’s review of 2015, a cool video showing the year’s highlights, like Senator David Norris cheering in Ireland’s marriage referendum, and lowlights, like the Paris attacks and natural disasters around the world.

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Apple’s apps of 2015: Lara Croft and Enlight rule the roost

Dec 10, 2015 09:17 am

Apple has announced its apps of 2015, with the likes of Scanbot, TransferWise, Dark Echo and Fallout Shelter trailing behind Enlight and Lara Croft at the top of the pile.

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Yahoo splits in two as it prioritises Alibaba over internet business

Dec 10, 2015 09:11 am

As far as major corporate business goes, this week for Yahoo has had more plot twists than a M Night Shyamalan movie, as it decides to stick with its Alibaba stock, splitting the company in two.

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10 bright sparks igniting STEM communities in Ireland

Dec 10, 2015 08:50 am

Signing off the final 10 in Ireland’s Sci-Tech 100, we have a collection of bright sparks sharing their passion, talent and curiosity for all things STEM with the wider community.

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Samsung to spin-off new car division in drive for profits

Dec 10, 2015 08:22 am

Korean manufacturer Samsung has said it is to create a separate division for automotive tech, like infotainment and autonomous driving, to help the company overcome its poor smartphone sales.

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