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According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is still facing supply chain constraints for the upcoming iPhone X. The company
It was a busy week for everything related to the internet of things (IoT), starting with the news that Irish firm Cublic Telecom had secured
A report published today (20 October) by Fujitsu Ireland shows that four in 10 business decision-makers in medium-to-large Irish firms surveyed have cancelled a digital
When we think of moon’s with atmosphere, we don’t tend to think of our moon, but around the distant moons in our solar system, such
Plus ça change … the more things change, the more they remain the same. Today we may hotly debate ‘fake news’, the role of women in power and
The modern workplace is more collaborative than its antecedents, largely due to the proliferation of new technologies which make communicating remotely easier and faster than
Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales – by a wide margin – for September, which is a very promising
Aphids, midges and wasps are being added to the list of rapidly vanishing insects. It’s another alarming sign of a sixth mass extinction, says Olive Heffernan
We at Siliconrepublic.com are happy to report that there seems to be a sudden flush of new jobs being announced in anticipation of the weekend.
I’ve seen startups come and go over the years and I was particularly interested to see what happened to August Smart locks today. The company
Today (19 October), the The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, and Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD
The University of Limerick (UL) hosts one of the biggest careers fairs in Ireland and it is the perfect place for graduates to search for
As Ireland prepares for a future less reliant on the importing of fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy like wind, wave and solar, we
Facebook yesterday (18 October) confirmed to TechCrunch that users should see the new Explore Feed on both desktop and mobile in the coming weeks.
Many of us with a cursory knowledge of breast cancer have heard of the susceptibility genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2. We may also have
It isn’t news to anyone that the Irish biotech industry is booming, with Ireland exporting €39bn worth of bio, pharma and chemical produce annually.
Formed as a spin-out company from Cork Institute of Technology by co-Founders Olive O’Driscoll and John Vaughan in 2013, medical device manufacturer AventaMed is turning
Ajay Bhalla is president in charge of global enterprise risk and security at Mastercard where he is responsible for delivering the company’s core pledge of
Male tui songbirds signal their prowess with complicated songs, so they respond aggressively when they hear a particularly good vocalist
Here in the Careers section, we like jobs announcements. Really, what’s not to like? It’s always great to hear both of new opportunities being offered
Yesterday (19 October), networking hardware company Cisco announced it intends to acquire Perspica, a firm that specialises in data stream analysis via machine learning.
Intel and Amazon have announced a new partnership today (20 October), creating a development kit that allows third-party developers to embed Alexa voice control capabilities
Google’s parent company Alphabet has led a $1bn investment in ride-sharing company Lyft, a major rival to Uber in the US.
The investment round was
It’s been nearly two full years since the first Echo was made available to Amazon Prime subscribers. In that time, the company added six new
Romeo Power has just released what looks to be the mobile charging device of my dreams. Its wand-shaped “Saber,” using the company’s proprietary power management
There is an urban myth that dogs can smell human emotions, now it seems to be true: dogs can sense a person’s emotional state just
In the grand club of galaxies, the Milky Way is increasingly looking like an outlier. This is a looming challenge for cosmology, says Geraint Lewis
The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning, Assa Abloy,
State attempts to accelerate high-tech solutions after treatment and law enforcement fail to stem overdose fatalities
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While there are often instances of scam phone calls in the country, an unprecedented number of users in Ireland have been reporting that they are
Blockchain’s potential to transform the financial sector has been well documented at this stage, with many major banks deciding that a transparent, distributed ledger system
Known as one of the fathers of the iPod, Tony Faddell was the senior vice president of the iPod division at Apple Inc from 2006-2008,
People don’t generally associate maths with fun, but that harmful pigeonholing of the subject as rigid and complicated is just the kind of thing Maths
Dublin-headquartered fintech start-up Circle has revealed new payment services including friends and family group payments as well as the ability to beam cash rapidly to
Lero has announced its newest member Tralee IT has secured a €400,000 research programme, as part of the college’s collaboration with Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.
It can take years to diagnose extreme period pain as endometriosis. The longer it goes untreated, the more it affects fertility – could a spit
Research presented at a Berlin psychiatric conference shows teenage cannabis use hastens onset of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals
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After showing its artificial intelligence (AI) could trounce even the greatest human Go player in the world, the DeepMind team behind AlphaGo has won the
Employees of SMEs and start-ups can no longer be penalised for receiving share options, according to new provisions in the Finance Bill following Budget 2018.
From Imperial China to the British Empire to the People’s Republic of China, the port city of Hong Kong has always been on the world
Great tits in the U.K. have developed longer beaks, possibly to gain access to bird feeders
It has been just over a year since more than 10,000 people backed a Women of NASA Lego set in an online poll, and now
Belfast-based tech firm Neurovalens has announced 10 new positions in software engineering, hardware engineering and marketing. The company hopes to fill the positions before the
An ecological catastrophe 201 million years ago supposedly paved the way for the rise of giant dinosaurs, but it may not have happened that way
Psychology makes us swift to blame those who experience sexual harassment, but the #MeToo movement could be making it easier to speak up, says Nichola Raihani
The Irish tech sector is struggling to keep up with demand for roles, and quite often we are seeing these companies seek international staff to
When they have a few minutes in between conducting breakthrough scientific research, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) get a chance to do
The artificial intelligence (AI) of AlphaGo – developed by Google’s subsidiary DeepMind – was heralded as a major step forward in computer intelligence, given that
On 3-4 November of this year, Matheson -in partnership with Deloitte, IBM and the Dublin City University Ryan Academy- will host Ireland’s first ever law-focused
Fibre broadband player Siro has agreed a €25m contract with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to deploy end-to-end fibre equipment and technology in its phase-one deployment