New Year – New Tech Toys

By Sandra Quinn Now that the Christmas period is over and we are all back to work and the normal routines have resumed, people are finally (well this writer is anyway) getting time to play around with all of the tech toys they got under the tree or in their stockings (and before you think […]Continue Reading

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Tech and ‘Me Time’

By Sandra Quinn Just before December 25, our Christmas-themed blog post looked at the idea of bringing technology into the festive dynamic in a way that would add to family life, instead of taking away from it and this week, we will build on that by looking at how technology can make ‘me time’ more […]Continue Reading

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Can technology improve Christmas?

By Sandra Quinn ‘Put away your phone’ – ‘Do you ever get off that thing?’ ‘I am sick at looking at screens’ ‘ You are all zombies with your smart phones, tablets and gaming devices’ ‘Do people even talk to each other face-to-face anymore?’ – these are just some of the phrases that might be […]Continue Reading

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Too Much Gas – Why Ethereum will Never be the Solution for Many wonderful uses of Smart Contracts

By Dr. Andrew Le Gear tl;dr Executing a contract storing just 1kB in a string will cost you about $14 dollars.  Ouch! [20th December 2017]   Beyond the vanilla uses of blockchain, as an immutable public ledger of financial transactions, other quite interesting and very useful applications have been proposed.  Take these two examples: Records […]Continue Reading

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Globex Call – A Lifeline to Home in a Time of Crisis

By Sandra Quinn Calling home is something we often take for granted, but recently while on honeymoon in Thailand, this writer truly appreciated the importance of a reliable and affordable telecommunications service. I have arthritis and it is known to get worse with severe changes in air pressure, so I had packed a small emergency […]Continue Reading

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Bring tech into your Christmas List

By Sandra Quinn It is that time of year – children are writing and rewriting their Santa lists and the adults are starting to think about what nifty gifts they would like to find nestled under the tree on December 25. Buying for someone who is into their gadgets can be tricky if it is […]Continue Reading

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Does Technology Help or Hinder Learning?

By Sandra Quinn Twenty years ago, using the internet to research educational projects for school or university was just coming to the fore and it was something people were slowly but surely adjusting to – now you have educational institutions using interactive whiteboards, online sharing forums for assignment submissions, dedicated email servers for each institution […]Continue Reading

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Embrace technology in your business

By Sandra Quinn According to research from SMB Group, 92% of small businesses in America are using one or more cloud-based solutions in their businesses. While some people may think that investing in technology is only for the big players, research has proven that embracing technology is one of the things, which can give small […]Continue Reading

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Should children be learning how to code?

By Sandra Quinn Back in 2011, CoderDojo was founded in Cork, Ireland and over the past six years, the question of how important it is for children to learn how to code has been popping up in many different academic, social and family circles. CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for […]Continue Reading

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The Real You VS the Online You

By Sandra Quinn Social media and technology is an ever-present factor in modern day life, so much so that teenagers now spend up to nine hours a day on social platforms and 30% of all time spent online is now spent on social media (according to www.socialmediatoday.com). For those working in the technology sector, technology […]Continue Reading

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