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

Facebook records $9 billion profit in three months despite allegations and strong criticism

Facebook’s profit in three months to September recorded $9 billion (€7.7 billion) despite the emergence of controversies related to safety and privacy. The company is facing scrutiny over its policies in the US and many countries and whistle-blowers have come forward against the company alleging Facebook encourage extremism and act against communal safety. But the … Read more

UK regulator fines Facebook with £50.5 million; Says ‘No company is above the law’

UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined Facebook a mammoth £50.5 million (€60 million approx.) for breaching an order imposed during an investigation about the company’s purchase of GIF platform Giphy. Facebook had deliberately failed to comply with this order, and the penalty served as a warning that no company was above the law- … Read more

Facebook is no longer ‘Facebook’; Report points towards plans of name change

Popular social media platform Facebook is planning for a name change which will bring it to the groups of platforms managed by the parental company Facebook Inc. says report. According to the report by the US technology blog Verge, the new brand name will be announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company’s annual Connect … Read more

Google unveils Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro; Here’s the specifications and cost

Google has unveiled their new series of smartphones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The phones will be available in the Irish market from October 28 and cost €649 and €899 respectively. The company has made a lot of changes in these succeeding models from series 5 including all new dedicated processor and big battery. … Read more