The Weekly Record: New jobs from Zutec, UPC announces 20MB service, and PS3 gets RTE Player

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

We’ve news of new jobs, new ways to watch TV, and a new frontier for quiz shows.
Irish web services firm Zutec has announced seven new jobs in Ireland and Middle East. Due to recent expansion, the Irish company is looking for five engineers for its Doha office in Qatar and two software developers for its [...]

Red button scuppers Leinster fans with UPC

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Leinster’s Heineken Cup clash with Clermont Auvergne in the Stade Marcel Michelin on Sunday afternoon will not be available to fans who get their TV service from UPC.
The game is only available on TV in Ireland on Sky Sports’ red button service as Sky are prioritising the London Irish v Toulon game. While this is [...]

Retro Games: California Games

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Video games can be expensive. A copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops for the XBox will set you back about €60; not a small chunk of change, especially in the current economic climate. However in real terms, video games are much less pricey now than in the early 90s. One of the most popular [...]

The Weekly Record: JCB phone launched, Blackberry beats iOS, and Gamestop announce early opening

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

World of Warcraft fans will be out in force at Gamestop stores on Tuesday night, the Playstation Move has sold 4.1 million units, but first we deal with a new rugged phone available in Ireland.
We always try to start your morning with something light-hearted but today we’re employing a heavy duty approach to achieving that [...]

What every nerd wants under the Christmas tree

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

In what will likely be his last piece for Villa81 before Christmas, Gerard Healy looks at the top gadgets to get that special geek in your life.
Christmas is fast approaching so to get you ready, here’s a top 10 nerdy Christmas gift list. Obviously not all of these gifts will appeal to everyone. In fact, [...]