Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan Ioniq 6, taking on Tesla

Hyundai Motor unveiled its first electric sedan, Ioniq 6, on July 14. The South Korean automaker is betting the Ioniq 6 will help it grab a bigger share of the electric vehicle (EV) market dominated by Tesla Inc. The South Korean Motor Co. launched the car at the Busan International Motor Show in South Korea. … Read more

NASA’s space telescope reveals deepest infrared view of the universe to date

President Joe Biden released the first full-color image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Monday, during a public event at the White House in Washington. This first image showcases the powerful capabilities of the Webb mission, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has produced … Read more

Global Healthcare Forum focuses on talent and innovation in Irish life sciences

A major international healthcare forum, which will see leading global executives from 22 countries across the world meet with Irish innovators, kicks off today in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the 3-day Global Healthcare Forum will see more than 130 leading global executives from across 22 countries, from both the public … Read more

Microsoft to shut down its 27-yr-old browser Internet Explorer on Jun 15

Microsoft announced the retirement of its oldest browser, Internet Explorer after 27 years of service. As per the company notification, the firm’s oldest browser will be completely phased out from June 15. Microsoft has said that it will end mainstream support for the aging browser and it will finally retire in peace. First released in … Read more

State cybersecurity body and HSE take part in Europe-wide simulated attack

The State’s cybersecurity body and the HSE took part in a European-wide simulated attack on health services this week — just over a year from the start of the devastating real-life attack on HSE systems. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), together with the HSE and a number of hospitals and pharmacy companies, participated in a large-scale … Read more

Minister Harris officially opens Ireland’s newest university

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science, Simon Harris, has officially opened the new Atlantic Technological University (TU). Atlantic TU sees the dissolution of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo, and Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Speaking at the launch event, Minister Simon Harris called the creation of the new Atlantic … Read more

Samsung Expects 52% Rise in Quarterly Operating Profit

Technology giant Samsung Electronics is forecasting 52% jump in profit for the last three months of 2021, lifted by resilient demand for memory chips and improved returns from its contract chip-making business. The world’s biggest smartphone and memory-chip maker expects operating profit of about 13.8 trillion South Korean won, equivalent to about $11.4 billion, for the … Read more

800,000 car owners in Europe of fire risk it lacks parts to fix, report says

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz has informed owners of its luxury cars in Europe of a technical defect that could spark a fire, adding a recall was not possible because parts needed to fix the problem are not available. Daimler said ,the issue was traced to possible leakage in the coolant pump that could heat up components. The news has … Read more

Tesla recalls 475,000 cars sold in US following technical issues

The electric car maker giant Tesla is recalling 475,000 cars they sold in US following issues with rear view camera and front hood. The US electric vehicle manufacturer is recalling 356,309 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles to address rearview camera issues and 119,009 Model S vehicles due to front hood problems, the US National Highway Traffic … Read more

Eir records growth in revenue to €320m as demand for fibre and mobile network rise

Popular telecommunication company Eir records a growth in revenue by 1% to €320 million amid allegations of overcharging customers. The Commission for Communications Regulation (Comerg) had recently filed a lawsuit against Eircom alleging that the company overcharged around 71,000 customers since 2015 and earned an extra €4.7 million by this wrongdoing. Amid the allegations, Eir … Read more

Apple introduces Self Service Repair plan letting phone repair at home

The technology giant Apple introduces a new plan aiming to help its customers repair phone and other electronic equipment themselves at home. The plan known as ‘Self Service Repair’ will make Apple genuine parts and tools available for the customers for the first time. The plan will begin officially in the US next year and … Read more

WhatsApp gets High Court permission to challenge €225 million fine in Ireland

WhatsApp will challenge an order by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) where the commission ordered to pay a fine of €225 million for data breach. The European arm of WhatsApp secured permission from a High Court to challenge the order by DPC in last August. DPC had accused WhatsApp of breaching European Union’s General Data … Read more

Netflix introduces free games for existing users; Five games available globally on android platforms

The streaming platform Netflix has introduced new games to its customers as part of extending their business. The five mobile games are now available for the android users worldwide. Two of these games are titled ‘Stranger Things’ which is a popular series on the platform and the other three are not related to the Netflix … Read more

Facebook.Inc changed its name to ‘Meta’

The social media company Facebook.Inc has changed its name to Meta. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the name change at the company’s virtual-augmented reality conference yesterday. Speculations about the name change have been in the air since last week and there were reports that the name would be related to the word ‘Horizon.’ But the new … Read more