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Freelance Journalist
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Journalist with RTÉ News; keeps a particular eye on tech, business & current affairs

Lumia gets latest Windows Phone update — The latest update for Windows Phone 8.1 - dubbed Denim - is now being pushed to Nokia/Microsoft Lumia devices. Denim features a number of improvements to the operating system, including quicker access to its Cortana personal assistant, and changes to the way the home screen can be customised.

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.
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May 23, 2015

RT @PeterFarr_: Bingo - with all 43 constituencies complete, Ireland votes in favour of same-sex marriage by 62.1% to 37.9% #MarRef

May 23, 2015

RT @rtenews: Ireland has officially passed the same-sex marriage referendum with 62.1% voting Yes #MarRef

May 23, 2015

RT @BigBoyler: I was awarded the freedom of Roscommon. Martin McAleese has the same honour. In protest to county's No vote, we're french-kissing right now.

May 22, 2015

@ConorWilson that was a freshly powdered egg, I can assure you - the shine just powered through

May 22, 2015

RT @MaryERegan: Clare turnout this time of day for Seanad Ref was 20%. For #MarRef it's double that at 40% now.

May 22, 2015

@ConorWilson The guts of 20 years since a referendum has seen that kind of turn-out

May 21, 2015

@adrianweckler Sorry was on the move - and yes, I agree their arguments are foolish... they're not class-based, though IMO.

May 21, 2015

@adrianweckler But you could see similarities in the debate when Sexton went to France etc - smaller sums, but same arguments

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