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HTC’s 2016 has been incredibly costly so far

May 09, 2016 11:40 am

Amid the release of its flagship HTC 10 smartphone and Vive VR system the Taiwanese former tech giant HTC has revealed a 64pc drop in revenues in Q1.

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IT firm Another9 makes €3m investment in US-based CTI

May 09, 2016 11:19 am

Dublin-based IT firm Another9 has confirmed it has made a ‘significant’ equity investment in the US-based software provider, Commercium Technologies Inc (CTI) rebranding the pair as CTI Global.

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Shining a light on the smart regions

May 09, 2016 11:00 am

As Cork and Meath’s examples have shown, regions need to come up with smart visions for their future in a way that won’t just boost their economies but the very fabric of life too, writes John Kennedy.

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The Irish company behind Galileo Gold’s shock Derby dodge

May 09, 2016 10:43 am

An Irish equine nutrition company is the cause of 2,000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold suprising removal from next month’s Epsom Derby after a DNA test found the distance ‘not optimal’ for the horse.

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5 ways you can spruce up your Facebook Messenger chats

May 09, 2016 10:00 am

Messenger is probably one of your most-used apps, but it can look really boring. Here’s five ways you can add a bit more flavour to your conversations.

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New West Ham signing is an unlikely merger into e-sports world

May 09, 2016 09:52 am

As the lines between e-sports and the rest of the world blurs, West Ham United in the Premier League has officially signed esports star Sean ‘Dragonn’ Allen to join its ranks due to his abilities in the game, FIFA 16.

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MHC Tech Law: Exam scripts question puts EU personal data definition to the test

May 09, 2016 09:01 am

How broad is the EU definition of personal data? A long-running case involving examination scripts is set to answer this question. Mason Hayes & Curran explains.

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Here’s how you can watch Mercury whizz past the sun

May 09, 2016 08:59 am

Mercury is set to shift between Earth and the sun today (9 May), with many astronomy fans hoping to get a glimpse of it as it passes before our eyes.

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Animators, listen up: You can now use Star Wars 3D models for free

May 09, 2016 08:50 am

If you're an animator, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens had you giddy for green screen wizardry, then you might want to make use of 3D models from the film being made free to use.

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World’s longest insect discovered – and it’s the size of a small branch

May 09, 2016 08:01 am

A new species of giant stick insect has been discovered in China, measuring in at a record 62.4cm, a full 6cm larger than any previous insect discovery.

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