The Weekly Record: Bumper turnout at Science Week, Samsung launches Omnia 7, and DIT offers LMA places

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Science Week secures record participation, DIT offers 300 places on LMA, and Other Voices sells out.
Discover Science and Engineering (DSE) has announced a record participation in Science Week 2010 as over 115,000 people attended events across the country.  Science Week Ireland 2010 was also one of the most successful Science Weeks to date with 505 [...]

Getting to know Portable Apps

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Gerard Healy looks at how portable applications can solve problems for users moving to an unfamiliar machine.
Working in the IT profession presents plent of problems. There is nothing more difficult than debugging an issue that you haven’t come across before on someone else’s machine. Often by looking in the obvious places like [...]

Retro Games: Duck Hunt

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

In the first of a new series of pieces looking back at computer games from the past, Brian Condron remembers 1984’s Duck Hunt.
In the month where Microsoft seemingly have revolutionised video game input devices with the launch of the Kinect it is worth remembering that the 1980’s had its very own version, the light gun. [...]

The Weekly Record: Damovo wins DIT contract, Espion makes Fast 50, and Facebook takes some unwarranted blame

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Damovo strikes €100k deal with DIT, Deloitte names Espion in Fast 50, and some strking iPhone 4 covers.
Unified communications provider Damovo has landed a three year deal worth €100,000 to provide a 10GB network to Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The network will be managed by Damovo to aid research and learning for DIT’s [...]

Linux, why it’s still a dirty word

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Gerard Healy looks into the image problems Linux still suffers amongst less tech-savvy users, despite being around for almost 20 years.
The rate of development in IT is astonishing quick. In any other discipline Moore’s Law would be laughed at but for IT, there isn’t a stronger greater fact. With that in mind, I often, when [...]

Review: NBA 2K11 on Xbox 360

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The greatest is back, not that he was ever present in video games to begin with. Making his first appearance in video game format since 2004, Michael Jordan’s appearance is just one of the many reasons to get excited about 2K Sports’ NBA 2K11.
Intelligent controls
The increased focus on the right stick and right trigger makes [...]

The Weekly Record: Meatloaf gets hacked, phones get launched, and the PwC issue no-one seems to be addressing

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Yes we’re back after frankly far too long an absence. It’s been 7 months but now rejuvenated and ready for battle we are back like a Bat out of Hell with a new weekly round-up of tech news, creatively called The Weekly Record.
Meatloaf’s Facebook page hacked
The man who would do anything for love, except that, [...]