Adrian Weckler: 'Why cities bend over for tech'

Imagine Google and Facebook employing 20,000 people in Dublin. What sort of power would that bring? What effect would it have on the city, its economy, its infrastructure, its culture? If you don’t think this could happen, think again. Figures last week showed that the two companies now employ 11,000 people between them, with another 5,000 expected in the coming […]

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Watch: Third day of Web Summit 2018 with talks on robots, gaming and 20 years of Google

Independent.ie’s live coverage of the Web Summit from Lisbon continues and today you’ll hear from Microsoft’s President, Pinterest’s CEO, Minecraft’s Studio Head, and three of the world’s top unboxers amongst others. Some of the speaker and talk highlights to look forward to today include: https://youtube.com/watch?v=rFQ1HePuebQ%3Frel%3D0%26enablejsapi%3D1 10:55-11:10 Keeping the biggest selling game of all time relevant Minecraft was launched in 2001 […]

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Google workers protest handling of sex misconduct allegations

Google employees in New York joined thousands of others around the world Thursday in a mass walkout in protest of the tech giant’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Hundreds of men and women filed out of the company’s Eighth Avenue location in Chelsea at 11 a.m., walking west to Tenth Avenue where they packed 14th Street Park. Some held signs […]

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Google Maps update for Android users – but iPhone users will have to wait

Google frequently updates Google Maps to improve its features and try new things, but the latest update only gives new functionality to Android users. The change means users can keep up to date with their favourite locations. While Google Maps is available on both iPhone and Android, it’s only Android that gets the new bonus for now. The new feature […]

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Google 'covered up sexual misconduct of Android creator Andy Rubin' — before giving him £70m payoff

Andy Rubin was given a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014, with Google chief executive Larry Page calling his contribution “truly remarkable”. But the tech giant was said to have been aware of a woman who claimed Rubin had coerced her into performing oral sex on him in a hotel room in 2013 during an extramarital […]

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Here’s How SmartPhone Makers Are Trying To Save You From Smartphone Addiction

Often, companies make products intended to save you from the products of other companies. Sometimes, they try to save you from yourself. But seldom do they try to save you from the products they make, especially the ones they have already sold you. Right now, the smartphone industry is tripping all over itself to save consumers from the harmful side […]

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Flight MH370 hunters abandon search after ‘almost killing themselves’ in jungle

A British duo searching for the wreckage of flight MH370 have abandoned their mission. Video producer Ian Wilson and brother Jack touched down in Phnom Penh, Thailand, last week after claiming to have found the missing plane on Google Maps . The MH370 flight had been en route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing when it vanished on March 8, 2014, […]

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Samaira Mehta, 10-Year-Old Coder, Already Has Google & Microsoft’s Attention

Samaira Mehta started coding when she was just 6-years-old. Despite being just 10-years-old, Samaira Mehta has acquired what Business Insider describes as a “cult-like following” thanks to her success as a computer programmer. This young coder is the CEO and founder of a company called CoderBunnyz. Receiving national recognition for her company, Samaira has spoke at more than a dozen […]

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