The new STCF04, designed to maximize the power of an LED flash

New chip could put an end to blurry smartphone photos

A new controller chip from electronics manufacturer STMicroelectronics could make blurry smartphone photos a thing of the past. The Swiss company has developed a tiny chip that will significantly increase the amount of light emitted from LED-based flashes, like those used in today's smartphones.
Internet speed test

Ireland has the second slowest broadband in the EU

Ireland is listed at 41 in world internet speed rankings, behind other countries like Bulgaria, Poland and the United Kingdom, according to aggregated data from Perhaps most dishearteningly, Ireland has the second lowest internet speeds among EU member states, only scoring marginally better than Luxembourg in last place.