How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before
Why you can’t judge a social network by its number of users
BBC investigation doubts value of Facebook advertising
Irish PM to NYSE: We can become the cloud computing capital of the world
Two tourists capture stunning murmuration of starlings above Ireland’s longest river
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Cloud computing, “an unrivalled opportunity” for Ireland
Concentrated and swift efforts by Ireland to invest in and promote cloud computing will improve the country’s competitiveness and return the economy to growth, according to a reports on cloud computing released by Microsoft today.
The Pirate Bay to launch dedicated music sharing project in April
Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay is working on new dedicated music sharing project, entitled “The Music Bay”, which will instill further fear into the heart of the phonographic industry. The Pirate Bay is currently used by millions to facilitate sharing of (mostly pirated) music, movies, and software.
Will Sony introduce serial keys to combat PS3 game piracy?
According to Dutch gaming site PS3-Sense, Sony may introduce serial keys along with PS3 games in an effort to combat a recent spate of successful console hacks. Last month the PS3 root key was revealed, potentially allowing PS3 users to authenticate their own pirated games.
Sony’s Qriocity online music plays gets international release
Sony’s sexily titled “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™” was made available to international audiences today, a month after being piloted in Ireland the UK. The Qriocity music player will now be available to users in the USA, Europe and Asia on Sony’s 2010 and 2011 models of network-enabled BRAVIA TV, Blu-ray Disc player, Blu-ray Disc Home Theater system, PlayStation 3 as well as VAIO and other personal computers.
Guinness’s ‘There is more life in the dark’ campaign airs on Irish television
Irish International BBDO is premiering its new international ad for Diagio’s Guinness brand, Dark Life, on Irish television this weekend. The latest in Guinness’s iconic commercials uses state-of-the-art digital post production techniques, as well as some nice Canon 5D digital cameras, to superimpose the famous stout’s head settling over some global cityscapes. It was directed by French director Frederic Planchon and filmed in cities from New York, Bogota & Hong Kong
Duke Nukem Forever gets a release date, for real this time
Duke Nukem Forever, its been a long wait, hasnt it? But today Gearbox Software and 2K Games announced that we will finally get our grubby mitts on the game, 14 years (yes you read that correctly) after it was first announced. The game will be released on May 6th (May 3rd in the States) after nearly a decade and a half of development.
Call of Duty: Black Ops game may be investigated by UK government
A formal complaint will be made to the UK Office of Fair Trading by independent pressure group Gamers’ Voice over concerns they have with the quality of the popular game Call of Duty: Blacks Ops.
Eric Schmidt to step down as Google CEO [Breaking News]
Eric Schmidt is to step down as Google’s CEO, the search company has announced.
Esquire magazine, the cover model and augmented reality
It sounds like something from 80s cult classic Weird Science but next month Esquire readers and Barnes and Nobel customers will be able to ‘interact’ with a life size virtual supermodel. US lad’s mag Esquire will be giving its readers an “active and engaging experience” with its latest cover girl, Brooklyn Decker, through their iPhones. From February Barnes and Noble customers will be able interact and take pictures alongside Decker using a custom built Esquire iPhone app.
Bertie Ahern caught on Street View
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has reportedly been caught on Google Street View. The images were taken in early summer of 2009 so presumably Ahern is busy canvassing for the 2009 Irish local elections.
Top 3 free music streaming services available in Ireland
With the introduction of another music streaming service, we7, to Ireland earlier this month, it’s time to write a best of post and consider the three best free music streaming service options available to choose from.
YouTube demonstrates just how cold it is
It might be cold where you are but spare a thought for these poor Canadians. YouTube user samantha683 braved temperatures of below -30 °C (-22°F) to demonstrate just how chilly it is. In the video she throws freshly boiled water in the air only for it to evaporate in a plume of white fog before it hits the ground.
Nintendo 3DS to be released in March but prices already vary
We knew it was due soon and today Nintendo announced that their innovative 3D handheld games console, the 3DS, will be released in the UK and Ireland on March 25th (March 27 in the US).
The Guardian releases updated subscription-based iPhone app
The Guardian have today released an updated version of their iPhone app that now employs a subscription-based model instead of a one-off fee.
Android fastest growing smartphone platform in Germany
According to comScore, Google’s Android is the fastest growing smartphone platform in Germany. The data from comScore MobiLens reports on the three month average period in Germany ending November 2010.
NASA astronauts take photograph of Australian flooding from International Space Station
Astronauts on board the International Space Station have captured a true-colour image of the extensive flooding hitting Australia. This newly released photograph shows Brisbane River flooding parts of the suburbs of Brisbane.
Newspaper sites post more videos online than broadcast sites, Facebook overtakes Yahoo!
Newspaper websites now post more video online than those of broadcasters, according to a report by online video platform provider Brightcove and TubeMongul released today.