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Freelance journalist covering tech, media and current affairs. Working for RTÉ, The Irish Times & others.

Irish stamps honour gaming icons — An Post has unveiled a new set of stamps dedicated to the most iconic games of Nintendo, Sega, Namco and Taito. The new 68c 'Game Icons' series feature legendary mascots Mario and Sonic, as well as arcade classics Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

HBO to launch standalone streaming service in 2015 — HBO - the US broadcaster behind Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Sopranos, Silicon Valley and so many other top-class programmes - is to launch a standalone streaming service next year. Users can already stream HBO programmes through its HBO Go service, but it's tied to an old-fashioned cable package with prices to match.

When it comes to failure, investors must take their share of the blame — Failure is an option, as long as it comes with a lesson to be learned - that is the advice regularly given to the country's start-up scene, which is often characterised as being too risk averse when compared to its international peers.

The Apple TV era could be upon us — Apple tends not to be a company that is first to market with a particular product, waiting instead until it feels it has the right device for a particular job. The Apple TV bucked that trend.

Review: Nokia Lumia 930 — Nokia as a brand may be on the way out, but its work to promote the Windows Phone platform lives on. So is the Lumia 930 finally the phone Microsoft needs to take the smartphone battle to Google and Apple? The details The Nokia Lumia 930 is a 5 inch smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1.

Apple to hold iPad, Mac event on 16 October — Apple will follow up its unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch with another event on 16 October - this one focusing on iPads and Macs. That's according to a report on technology site Recode.

Why Meteor is going after O2 in its latest ads — It's fairly par for the course for a company to tell you how they're better than all the rest. Even specifically naming a rival is not uncommon in Irish ads - though it doesn't happen all that often. So why has Meteor opted to build an entire ad campaign around one of its rivals, O2?

Microsoft gives first look at Windows 10 — Microsoft has given the world its first look at its next operating system - which will be called Windows 10. The company says the new software - due for release in 2015 - will be used on all devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Tetris movie in the works — A movie based on the greatest time-suck of all time - Tetris - is in the works, according to the Wall Street Journal. Threshold Entertainment - which is probably best known for its Lego-based animations - has struck an agreement with the Tetris Company to create a film that somehow incorporates the falling shapes first imagined by Alexey Pajitnov 30 years ago.

Irish networks detail iPhone 6 pricing — Meteor has detailed its plans and prices for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which launch in Ireland in a week's time. Customers will be able to get a 16GB iPhone 6 for €99, when they sign up to a 2 year contract costing €59 per month.
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Oct 24, 2014

Francois Hollande tells David Cameron that all states must respect EU rules. Except the ones on budget deficits, presumably.

Oct 24, 2014

Strangest (spam?) email to date - company looking to import Ox Feet into Ireland, looking for order information from me.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @AnimatedZombie_: Some people just put a cape and red glowing eyes on the Sean William O Brien statue on O Connel St #Dublin

Oct 23, 2014

RT @davidmurphyRTE: Spent morning talking to students at Athlone IT. Best question: Does being on TV make any difference when you go to Coppers?

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Reuters: GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production

Oct 23, 2014

RT @EoinBearla: Recession's over lads. The sleek hybrid BMW i8. €136,000. Eight sold in Ireland so far this year #drive4zero

Oct 23, 2014

@pixievondust Glad to hear it! I'm good, thanks, keeping busy with work in RTÉ and a few other (more techy) bits when I have time.

Oct 23, 2014

@pixievondust Congratulations on the new gig (which LinkedIn just informed me of). I hope you'll still have time to journalise?

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