22 July

Subsea electricity cable linking Ireland and France powers ahead

The Celtic Interconnector is the name of a project aiming to hook Ireland up with the European electricity grid using an undersea cable to France. Capitalising on the visit of French President François Hollande today (21 July), the Irish government has revealed plans for the €1bn Celtic Interconnector. With a planned capacity of 700 megawatts, apparently enough to power 450,000 households, EirGrid and its French counterpart…

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22 July

13 incredible dream jobs you'll think we made up

Have what it takes to be a chief wombat cuddler, director of cat meme creation or chief birthday officer? No, we didn’t make those up. The notion of a dream job can differ from person to person. As the adage goes, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life – but we all love different things. Even so, we think…

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15 July

Ireland's survival post-Brexit depends on cost, tax and talent

Ireland’s ability to navigate the choppy waters of change following the UK’s dramatic Brexit from the EU will depend on three things: keeping the 12.5pc corporate tax, keeping costs low and the ability to recruit from a pool of 500m people. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2016 CEO Pulse Survey of Irish CEOs found that, aside from Brexit, key concerns include a lack of availability of key skills, which is at…

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15 July

Niantic to make Pokemon Go an advertiser's paradise

The team behind Pokémon Go, the augmented reality (AR) game that has broken all app records, has revealed it plans to open up the game to advertisers allowing for ‘sponsored locations’ within the game. The world has gone Pokémon Go mad. Even though the app is yet to officially hit app stores in many countries, it has already broken nearly every record imaginable. Since its launch, we’ve…

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15 July

The ozone layer is healing, and it could be intact again by 2050

We may have spent decades getting ourselves into the mess that is the depletion of the ozone layer, but now new research suggests it’s on the healing path thanks to our concerted effort to reduce harmful gases. It has been almost 30 years since nations around the world signed the Montreal Protocol to ban the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from products like aerosols and refrigerators to…

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13 July

Google's AI is learning how to save your life

AlphaGo's uncanny success at the game of Go was taken by many as a death knell for the dominance of the human intellect, but Google researcher David Silver doesn't see it that way. Instead, he sees a world of potential benefits. This 11 outlet heavy duty 3020 Joules surge protector from APC provides the highest level of power... As one of the lead architects behind Google…

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5 July

Ireland could gain EUR27bn via digital single market

BCG says leading role could yield up 190,000 jobs in next four years Ireland could benefit potential for thousands of new jobs and up to €27 billion to the economy by 2020 by taking the lead in the EU’s digital single market. According to research on from Boston Consulting Group, such a move could yield between 140,000 and 190,000 jobs in the next four years in…

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17 June

How Public Relations Is Earning Its Place in 2016

“If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations”, Bill Gates said. And the vast majority of businesses and organisations worldwide agree with him, as demand for Public Relations Professionals rises and salaries increase extensively year on year. According to recent stats: 9 in 10 companies use Public Relations, as part of their strategies. The average salary for Public Relations Professionals…

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10 June

Social Media Platform Steemit Experiencing Unprecedented Growth

NEW YORK, NY – June 8, 2016 – Steemit, the decentralized social media platform where users get paid to post and vote, and it’s, has exploded in popularity in its first month with a 1,600 percent increase in community size since launch. Thus far, the online Steemit community has doubled in membership every week, and the cryptocurrency its users are rewarded in, Steem, has increased its market cap of…

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10 June

How Google Assistant Will Revolutionize Search

Google is synonymous with search. Before, when people needed answers they would ask a friend or relative, head to their local library, or reference the nearest encyclopedia. Today, if there is a burning question on someone’s mind, they simply Google it. Even the phrase “Google it” has become a colloquial term used by the masses. Yet, despite the endless information that Google can provide, one needs…

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