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 2012
Google to open ‘Google Docks’ in Dublin
Google is preparing to expand its operations in Dublin as it opens its new building, to be called ‘Google Docks’, says the Sunday Times.
Watch asteroid 2012 BX34′s near miss of Earth on Friday
Watch the double decker sized asteroid, 2012 BX34, as it passes between the Earth and the Moon on Friday.
Oops! Google Ireland fined after Street View car parks illegally
Google Ireland has paid a fine of €450 after one of its Street View cars parked illegally on Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. The internet giant made the contribution to the court “poor box” to avoid a conviction under Ireland’s Road Traffic Act.
UK entertainment industry: consumers are confused by “array of legal & illegal” websites
Consumers are being ‘lured’ into using illegal websites, according to a report by the UK’s entertainment industry that recommends ‘illegal sites’ not be indexed.
Blue Marble 2012: The “most amazing” image of the Earth yet
NASA has released another stunning Blue Marble image of the Earth, describing it as the “most amazing highest resolution” image yet.
Street View arrives in South Korea, 24 new cities worldwide get 45° imagery
Google Street View has arrived in South Korea for the first time, with explorable street-level imagery available for Korea’s two largest cities; Busan and Seoul.
How to view the aurora in the UK and Ireland
The northern parts of the UK & Ireland have been treated some amazing displays of the Aurora Borealis – here’s how to get the best views of the Northern Lights.
Ireland faces its own SOPA battle
Before the end of January Ireland will have enacted its own SOPA-style legislation – without discussion or vote in the Oireachtas, the Irish parliament – allowing parts of the internet deemed to aid piracy or infringe copyright to be censored from the Irish public.
Multinational companies looking to hire at Dublin’s Career Zoo
Some of the world’s largest technology companies will be looking for highly skilled professionals and graduates at Career Zoo, a two day jobs and skills event to be held in Dublin’s Mansion House in February.
FileSonic disables sharing in wake of MegaUpload shut-down
FileSonic has disabled its public file sharing service in the wake of MegaUpload’s very public shut-down late last week. Instead, users are limited to only being able to retrieve files that they have uploaded themselves.
Mozilla, Wikipedia & Facebook thank you for protesting SOPA/PIPA, but warn that vigilance is needed
As Mozilla, Wikipedia, Facebook, CheezBurger, and SOPAstrike thank their users for participating in Wednesday’s “social disobedience” they warn users to remain vigilant.