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The 20 Irish leaders at the pinnacle of global tech

Nov 30, 2015 08:50 am

We all know that international tech brands have offices peppered across the country, but who are the people driving their Irish, European and international operations from Ireland? And who are the Irish leaders whose influence has gone global?

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Watch: Amazon show off the new Prime Air drone … and Jeremy Clarkson

Nov 30, 2015 08:28 am

Once considered a PR stunt, Amazon’s Prime Air drone is no longer an April Fool’s Day joke with the company taking to YouTube to show off its latest design and functionality, with help from Jeremy Clarkson.

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Come listen to Wikipedia making sweet, sweet random music

Nov 30, 2015 08:00 am

While not exactly sounding like the most in-tune band in the world, two developers have turned the thousands of Wikipedia edits happening right this second into a musical number of twangs.

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Ireland is seeing a major surge in inbound talent, says LinkedIn

Nov 30, 2015 07:43 am

Ireland continues to be a net beneficiary from international professional talent migration with 18pc more professionals coming to Ireland than leaving the country in Q3 2015, according to new research from LinkedIn.

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The Black Friday statistics are in, and it’s broken all records

Nov 30, 2015 07:42 am

It’s been another record year for online retailers with sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday leaving many of them in the black with total sales of $4.5bn, a jump of 14pc on 2014.

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Boole start-up of the week: Gaybrhood

Nov 30, 2015 07:17 am

Our start-up of the week is Gaybrhood, a real-time travel market and city guide tailored for the $60bn LGBT market.

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How big is your dish? The world’s 6 largest radio telescopes

Nov 28, 2015 08:53 am

China is building the world’s largest radio telescope that is the equivalent of 30 football pitches to listen to the stars, this will eclipse what had been the world’s biggest telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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Weekend takeaway: 10 tech stories you need to read right now

Nov 27, 2015 04:14 pm

Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: where to get investment in Ireland; Facebook's new baby leave policy; Apple leads jobs charge.

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Is Dublin busy? Ask some huskies, of course (infographic)

Nov 27, 2015 04:03 pm

Christmas shopping season is a frantic time of queues, stress, traffic, parking and exhaustion. So it’s probably best you know when it’s busy, when it’s quiet, where you can park and when to call it off and wait until tomorrow.

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A graphene microphone sounds even better than it sounds

Nov 27, 2015 03:39 pm

Yes, that’s right, graphene can even be used as a futuristic way of recording what you say, with researchers saying it could be 32-times more sensitive than a standard microphone.

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