A look at Microsoft’s Windows 8 teaser video

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Microsoft have released a new video, embedded below, demoing what is now being called Windows 8. Microsoft had refused to name the successor to Windows 7 until recently when Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer recently naming the new OS at the CES conference in Las Vegas. The video continues the trend of naming the new OS [...]

Sport will be the key driver for 3D TV growth

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

With UPC having followed Sky into the 3D TV field, Emmet Ryan looks at how sport rather than movies will prove the biggest driver in developing the home market for this technology.
Moving slowly
The biggest obstacle facing 3D TV from the start has been the lack of people using it. It remains an issue but sport [...]

The curious case of Microsoft’s Skype purchase

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

After a longer than expected hiatus, Ger Healy returns with to blogging with my comments on the biggest news in tech this year. On 10 May, Microsoft confirmed its acquisition of Skype for an impressive figure of $8.5 billion. While regularity approval is still outstanding on the deal, it is planned that Skype will become [...]

The Weekly Record: ‘World Cup’ champion crowned and Infor announces partner network

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

HP launch new TouchPad, virus scam bad people strike again, and more in our barely plausibly titled round-up of technology news.
HP has announced that the Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad will be available in Germany, France and UK & Ireland starting from the first week of July.  HP TouchPad will be available direct from HP, [...]

The Weekly Record: Siemens call for more energy savings and Meteor have a new phone for students

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Speaking at the Smart Cities Summit in Croke Park this week, representatives of Siemens said Ireland could achieve energy savings in its buildings of up to 50 percent. The IT giant added that it can be achieved with little or no capital investment cost to the exchequer and should be made a priority by Government. “We [...]

The Weekly Record: 3 get gobbling, Sony Ericsson launch a phone, and all that’s fit to write

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

After an unfortunately extended hiatus, the Weekly Record returns with some interesting business news and a tale of someone taking to YouTube to sell their house.
Mobile operator Three Ireland has launched new data tariff called ‘All you can eat’ for consumers to eliminate excess data charges for smartphone users. Smartphone customers on Three can add [...]

The Weekly Record: Digital Media Awards approach, Dana Strong takes charge at UPC, and Infor work with Ferrari

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

UPC have announced Dana Strong as their new CEO, IT Force secure €400,000 in deals but first the Satellite Broadband Digital Media Awards are coming up and supplied an amusing photo.
The Satellite Broadband Ireland Digital Media Awards are on this coming Friday 11 February at the creatively named Convention
Centre Dublin. I judged a couple of categories [...]

The Weekly Record: Sky announce changes, LittleBigPlanet2 arrives, and €5m deal for SBI

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Satellite Broadband Ireland secured a big contract, Sony launched a game but first it’s time to talk about the telly.
Those of you who’ve seen all those ads for Sky Atlantic with Dustin Hoffman won’t be all that surprised by our opening item. Sky has confirmed a number of changes to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Taking [...]

The Weekly Record: Ireland isn’t spamulicious, Tennis players team up with Sony Ericsson, and Gamestop roll out the giveaways

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

It’s been a busy week with some product launches, news about spam, and plans to make Tennis players better at social media all announced.
We begin with some number crunching this week as IT security firm Sophos has published the latest Dirty Dozen of spam relaying countries, covering the fourth quarter of 2010. The United States [...]

The Weekly Record: Iomega answer Bonnie Tyler’s call and Firefox overtakes IE

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

We’re finally back from an extended Christmas break with news about O2 giving away credit, Sony launching a new phone and a chance for me to reference Footloose.
Mobile operator O2 Ireland will give away over €10 million worth of free credit in the first six months of the year.New prepay customers joining the O2 network [...]