The BBC are broadcasting live over three consecutive nights of “extraordinary astronomical events” from across the UK and further afield. Professor Brian Cox (@profbriancox) and comedian Dara O’Briain (@daraobriain) host the live stargazing events that promise “epic images from observatories around the globe”.
If your New Year’s resolution is to donate more to charity than you could do worse than by giving free internet access to some of the world’s poorest people. All you have to do it buy an entire satellite, something a US charity is attempting to do this year. A Human Right plans to raise over $150,000 so it can buy the largest communications satellite in earth orbit to provide free internet access to billions of people.
According to StatCounter GlobalStats, Android OS has surpassed SymbianOS to become Ireland’s second most popular mobile operating system. iOS, the operating system found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, is still by far the most popular mobile OS in Ireland.
According to a recently granted Apple patent, the computer electronics and software giant are working on a screen technology that produces a special type of ‘pseudo-holographic’ or 3D image. The technology could eventually be used to produce 3D TVs and devices that don’t require viewers to wear special glasses.
Irish rail is to introduce free Wi-Fi on all Dublin-Cork services, the company announced today. The company tested a limited free Wi-Fi service on the Dublin-Cork route in 2010 of which it described the uptake as “enthusiastic”.