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Wearable tech player Magic Leap raises US$542m in round led by Google

.The company has developed a revolutionary wearable technology that combined with augmented reality creates what it describes as amazingly immersive and fantastical experiences.The idea is to deliver a more realistic 3D/augmented reality experience than ... [Published Silicon Republic - 2 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

US start-up crowdfunds hoverboards to support R&D for levitating buildings

The Hendo Hoverboard (via Hendo/Kickstarter)The technology to build hoverboards is here, and it could potentially be put to use to secure items – or even buildings – in earthquake-prone areas.You heard me, McFly . Hoverboards are here and it's not a hoax ... [Published Silicon Republic - 6 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Innovation Ireland Forum: Prof Alan Smeaton on innovations that cross disciplines (video)

.“While the merger has allowed us to continue to fund science, engineering, technology, and the humanities and social sciences, most importantly it has allowed us to fund things in the middle, in the cross-over.“So areas like digital humanities and technology-use ... [Published Silicon Republic - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to postgrad students

Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme awardees, Bianca Ní Ghrógáin, a student of Dublin City University (DCU), has focused her research on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education with her project entitled: Computers, Creativity and ... [Published Silicon Republic - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the highest earner in tech

topped US$84m. this includes a salary of US$919,000, US$3.6m as a cash bonus and more than US$70m in share awards, the bulk of which cannot be cashed until 2019 provided targets are met.Excluding one-time grants that stay put until 2019, Nadella’s package ... [Published Silicon Republic - 6 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Interview with Bank of Ireland’s Adrian Mullett (video)

Adrian Mullett, Bank of Ireland’s head of technology sectorBank of Ireland has been investing in knowledge and people to better serve Ireland’s indigenous and multinational technology industry, says the bank’s head of technology sector Adrian Mullett ... [Published Silicon Republic - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Finally! A new zombie-proof cabin is now for sale

Finally! A new Zombie-proof cabin is now for saleThe exterior of the zombie Fortification Cabin (ZFC-1)To cater to ever to every survivalists’ needs, a company is now selling a cabin which they claim is ‘certified’ to be zombie-proof should the world ... [Published Silicon Republic - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

New Science Foundation Ireland centres take broad view on research and impact

, and said the seven centres launched in February 2014 were already performing on or ahead of their targets.Ambitious aimsRichard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, spoke of the ambition to turn Ireland’s bedrock of good science ... [Published Silicon Republic - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Innovation Ireland Forum: IoT not about abstract ideas - Intel’s Philip Moynagh (video)

-based dev board.“T“The Internet of Things is nothing new,” Moynagh says. “It has existed in high-end manufacturing at Intel’s semiconductor facilities for a couple of decades where the technology has been getting better, cheaper and effective.”Moynagh ... [Published Silicon Republic - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Innovation Ireland Forum - Interview with Prof Brian MacCraith, president, Dublin City University

Prof Brian MacCraith, president, Dublin City University, on key innovation opportunities for Ireland ... [Published Silicon Republic - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

VW XL1: A mad ‘future car’ takes efficiency to another level (review)

s would have considered the inevitable progression of car design, but was merely scrapped in the face of the realistic outputs of the car industry in the late 20th century.Cars that looked more like planes did not ‘take off’ despite their expectations, ... [Published Silicon Republic - 6 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

First look: the new Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 (video)

Last week Apple reinvigorated its iPad line-up with two new devices – the Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 – which both feature Retina as well as Touch ID.The new machines launched alongside alongside  Apple's new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display ... [Published Silicon Republic - Oct 20 2014]

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"We also worked closely with Microsoft to protect our users' privacy. Apple forwards only commonly searched terms and only city-level location information to Bing. Microsoft does not store search queries or receive users' IP addresses."
"Facebook asks that the DEA immediately confirm that it has ceased all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others or that otherwise violate our terms and policies."
"This weekend we’re placing an advertisement in “recent updates” for Snapchatters in the United States," the company wrote. "It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this because it’s the first time we’ve been paid to put content in that space. It’s going to feel a little weird at first, but we’re taking the plunge."
"From the start, our philosophy has been to give Halo fans the best possible experience and not compromise the quality or features of the collection" wrote Dan Ayoub, studio head for Halo external development at 343 Industries, in a statement

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