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    >>Wed 19/02/2014

    • Irish Govt signs €3.3m deal with Microsoft to fix Windows XP security issues

    The Irish Government’s Office of the CIO has signed a €3.3m memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to handle security issues that could affect four critical State departments when support for Windows XP ends in April.

    Source (and full story): http://www.siliconrepublic.com

    >>Fri 01/11/2013

        • Google unwraps KitKat OS, reveals new LG Nexus 5 smartphone

    Source: http://www.siliconrepublic.com

    Internet giant Google has launched its next generation Android operating system KitKat, which features a revamped phone app and a new immersive mode. It also introduced the new Nexus 5 smartphone developed with LG.

    Full story here.

     

    >>Wed 30/10/2013

        • Infographic: All aboard the Start-up Express to Dublin Web Summit

    Source: http://www.siliconrepublic.com

    A specially chartered train left Cork’s Kent Station yesterday afternoon to bring investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups to the Dublin Web Summit. Think Visual made the journey, too, in order to create this snapshot for our Siliconrepublic.com readers.

    Full story here.

     

    >>Tue 29/10/2013

        • Microsoft May Need to Delay Windows XP Death

    Sources: Independent.iewww.tomshardware.co.uk/

    “Windows XP is no longer enough to defend against the onslaught of modern threats that organizations face on a daily basis,” warns an official Microsoft document given out to Irish business customers. “Businesses that still run Windows XP will become even more vulnerable to malware and attacks after April 2014. The most significant risk is that PCs, and the data they contain, could be hacked and compromised.”

    Full story here.

     

        • Startup wants to give you a better night’s sleep.

    The device, called Bed Scales, consists of four to six sensors that sit under the legs of a bed and collect data on the sleeper’s movements during the night. By sensing the amount of movement, the system can estimate the user’s sleep cycle and, hopefully, wake them during a period of light sleep when they are more likely to feel refreshed rather than groggy. It also measures your weight change while you’re sleeping.

    Full story here.

     

        • Twitter tries ‘magic’ to keep users in the know.

    “Starting last Tuesday, users of Twitter for the iPhone and Android devices will start getting push notifications when multiple people in their network follow the same user, or when they favorite or retweet the same tweet, Twitter senior software engineer Venu Satuluri announced in a blog post.”

    Full story here.

     

        • Amazon updates tablet range with Kidle Fire HDX 7-inch and 8.9-inch models.

    “The latest from Amazon’s Kindle Fire line-up offer sleeker design, more powerful processing and high-resolution displays that are readable no matter where you are.”

    Full story here.