Trailing the pack Ireland is in a fairly unique situation. Even though we’ve attracted a multitude of top tech companies, our gross use of renewable energy still trails the EU average. Why is it that we still greatly rely on fossil fuels despite huge investment in the technology sector? Can anything be done about it? […]
A Bitcoin retrospective: Where did it all go wrong?
Crypto fever If you took a quick walk around Dublin today you’d think that Bitcoin fever has gripped the masses; it seems that every passing bus is plastered with the same eToro crypto ad. Bitcoin’s massive increase in value over the last five years has drawn people into cryptocurrency trading at a truly astronomical rate. […]
Social engineering and how to protect yourself
At the beginning of this year, countless reports were spreading in newspapers and WhatsApp groups with lists of numbers. All of these numbers had one thing in common; if you get a call from one, do not answer! These numbers are operated by social engineers and are part of a worldwide social engineering effort. Fraudsters, […]
Microsoft attempts to revolutionise the console market with a hardware-as-a-service model
Noble roots We’re all familiar with the concept of Games as a service. As inflation increases and margins fall, companies are trying to steer consumers away from once-off purchases. The development of micro-transactions, games as a service and — gasp — lootboxes have all been instrumental in securing new revenue streams for game developers and […]
Today’s Nokia is not the Nokia of the past
Nokia as a brand is beloved by many. The Nokia 3310, in particular, is iconic, famed for its inability to be broken and the features and games it came preloaded with. It may not have been the bestselling phone in Nokia’s arsenal, but it was the one that went down in history. With 126 million […]
The points race for STEM courses in Ireland has finally reached its peak. What’s next?
Changing Times The dust has fallen on the first round of the CAO offers, and one thing has become clear: the continued exponential rise in interest for STEM courses seems to have ebbed away for the most part. Although the points for science courses haven’t taken as drastic as hit as the arts (Music in […]
How Brexit may impact online shoppers in Ireland
With the impending doom of Brexit, I’m sure there are a lot of questions in the minds of Irish people. One question, however, strikes me as more daunting than the rest. How will I get my obscure YouTuber merchandise delivered to Ireland, if Brexit does end up having a strong impact on our parcel forwarding systems? […]