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

Building the blocks that make up the world’s blockbuster games — Vast arenas, countless characters, immersive music and some adherence to the laws of physics are the vital components of a modern AAA gaming title. Translating that to the screen is a time-consuming process which is dependent on complex code and careful craft.

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.
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Dec 18, 2014

Never saw this before but it's something else - a WWII soldier talks about the power of music:…

Dec 18, 2014

@adrianweckler Back in my day we put our cameras on three inter-locked sticks to take a photo. And we used a timer.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @Radiolab: From the U.K. and have the Radiolab app? We need you to head to the Make section to read something for us. Thanks!

Dec 17, 2014

The EU used fictitious bridges on the Euro to avoid favouring any one. Then a Dutch town built all of those bridges:…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @jwalshireland: "Newspapers should do more 'Investigative journalism'," goes the cry, but hell no, I won't pay for it, and I click on snark, not news. /3

Dec 17, 2014

There's a special place in hell for utility companies that debit your account on Christmas week.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @david_conn: Fifa: Investigator Michael Garcia's office has issued a statement: He has resigned. Says "lack of leadership" & Fifa "cultu…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @chillmage: - a new blackberry is out - a bush is running for president what year is it?

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