12pm News Alerts from Silicon Republic Silicon Republic is a leading source for technology, science and start-up news, information and resources for people who are passionate about STEM. in the 11/16/2015 edition:

Irish girl Niamh Scanlon up for European Digital Girl of the Year

Nov 16, 2015 11:27 am

13-year-old coder Niamh Scanlon has been named a finalist for the European Digital Girl of the Year award, with the regular Silicon Republic columnist down to the final two.

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Snapchat starts offering even more bizarre selfie lenses for cash

Nov 16, 2015 11:16 am

Snapchat has found a new way to bring in revenues with its decision to offer in-app purchases of additional selfie lenses, to make you look more ridiculous than ever.

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Education is the greatest equaliser

Nov 16, 2015 10:54 am

If the tragic events in Paris have taught us anything it is that we now more than ever need to have a better understanding of the world we are in. Education ought to be the greatest equaliser of them all, writes John Kennedy.

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After Paris attacks, Facebook promises to expand Safety Check to rest of world

Nov 16, 2015 09:58 am

Following the coinciding attacks on Paris and Beirut last week, Facebook was criticised over its decision to issue its Safety Check feature in Paris, but not Beirut, but this is about to change.

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10 super STEM-inspired gifts for children this Christmas

Nov 16, 2015 09:58 am

With Christmas fast approaching, we thought we’d pore over potential presents for children interested in STEM. So, with card games, cars and mechanical arms galore, let’s take a look.

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Electronic ethics: rights and freedoms in a digital future

Nov 16, 2015 09:00 am

Mason Hayes & Curran dissects the recent opinion from the European Data Protection Supervisor on digital ethics, data protection and emerging technology.

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One and two-letter .ie domain names now up for grabs

Nov 16, 2015 08:46 am

Registration for both one and two-letter .ie domain names is now open for those with relevant trademarks, with 676 possible titles of the latter up for grabs.

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What do astronauts listen to in space? Spotify has the answer

Nov 16, 2015 08:30 am

If you’ve ever wondered what type of music ESA astronauts listen to as they orbit the Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) has offered us a look into the Spotify playlist of astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

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25,000 jobs targeted for Mayo, Galway and Roscommon

Nov 16, 2015 08:08 am

The Irish Government’s regional jobs plan in the west of the country has highlighted ICT, medtech and pharma among the key drivers to create up to 25,000 jobs in Mayo, Roscommon and Galway, with €250m to be invested in the project.

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Boole start-up of the week: Sortsy

Nov 16, 2015 07:27 am

Sortsy is a new app from Northern Ireland that connects consumers to tradespeople, providing convenience for the consumer while also catering for the needs of small businesses.

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