Eir launches new 5G service in ten towns and cities
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Irish internet provider Eir reveals first 10 cities and towns to avail of new 5G network

Eir launches new 5G service in ten towns and cities. Eir has become the second mobile operator to launch a 5G network in the Republic. The telco said its new 5G (fifth generation wireless) platform has gone live in 10 towns and cities. The locations are Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford as well as Carlow, Castlebar, Dundalk, Drogheda and Kilkenny. The network […]

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Google’s gaming platform to launch in Ireland this November

Google has confirmed that its long-awaited first foray into gaming will be available in Ireland from launch this November. The internet giant’s Stadia platform does not require a console and allows users to play games across a range of internet-connected devices by connecting to Google cloud servers.

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App users’ unaware data being shared with Facebook

Some popular smartphone apps are sending users’ data to Facebook, even when app users don’t have a Facebook account. Apps on Android smartphones, including music streaming service Spotify and travel site TripAdvisor, were among apps found to be sending data by researchers at campaign group Privacy International. The researchers found many of the apps tested […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it would acquire XOXCO, the software company behind a friendly chatbot called Howdy, that helps users of the popular Slack work chat app schedule meetings. XOXCO, a nine-year-old Austin based company, also created Botkit, which provides development tools for the software development platform GitHub —which was, incidentally, offically acquired by Microsoft […]

Fitbit Versa
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Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch

2018 may finally be the year you trade in your analogue watch for something a little smarter. Over the last few years wearable devices from companies like Apple, Fitbit and Garmin have become helpful tools that keep you connected while kicking your butt into shape. And with Black Friday deals like these, buying a smartwatch […]