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: August 2011
Watch out Apple, Sony raises the bar with tablet offerings
Sony has today announced two long-awaited tablet offerings that they hope will distinguish them from other Android tablets on the market. The Sony Tablet S and Tablet P will be available in Ireland from mid-September and November respectively.
Dublin school replaces textbooks with iPads from September
iPads will replace college books in Dublin’s St. Kevin’s College this September when the school year begins again.
31 record labels collectively file $3 million lawsuit against YouTube downloader service
31 of the world’s largest record labels, including EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner, are collectively seeking almost $3 million (€2.1 million) in damages from YouTube video conversion website TubeFire. TubeFire is one of many websites that offer a YouTube conversion service, allowing its users to watch YouTube videos offline and on virtual any device.
Google focuses its Crisis Response Unit on Hurricane Irene, NASA releases images
Google’s Crisis Response Unit is now focused on tracking Hurricane Irene as it hits the Eastern United States. The search company has released a custom map tracking the storm’s path.
Mystery as Irish province disappears from Google Analytics
While trawling through Google Analytics earlier, as every self-respecting webmaster should, I noticed something slightly odd when viewing location data for Ireland; Connaught is missing. Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo, all gone! This is certainly a mistake on Google’s part, although some have quipped that this may be yet another condition of Ireland’s EU/IMF deal. Selling off Connaught should just about cover Ireland’s debt, right?
130,000 tablet devices will be purchased in Ireland in 2011
130,000 tablet devices, like the iPad 2 and the HTC Flyer, will be purchased in Ireland by the end of 2011, marking a 250% sales increase on the previous year. As a result, sales of standard desktop machines and laptops are expected to fall considerably.
Search locations by voice in Google Maps
Google announced earlier today that users of its Chrome web browser can now use voice input to search locations in Google Maps. Earlier this year Google introduced voice search to google.com, similar to the same technology that has been available on Android devices for some time now.