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Google Buy Irish Startup Pointy For Big Bucks

Over the last few years Google have been trying to increase their grip on the world of e-commerce and one way of doing that has been to work closer with highstreet stores. So it should come as no real surprise to hear that they have begun the process to buy one of Ireland's most exciting startups...Pointy. Based out of...

Rugby World Cup, the Highest Trending Topic of the Year in Ireland’s 2019 Google ‘Year in Search’ Results

Another year is coming to a close and the annual Google Year in Search Results have been released, providing a telling snapshot of what caught Ireland's interests throughout 2019. As ever, sport, weather and celebrity deaths continue to occupy the top spots with The Rugby World Cup topping the overall results for 2019. Probably unsurprising given the nations high...

Google Pixel 4 is Coming To Ireland: Here’s What We Know

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I remember a time where you couldn't get a Google Pixel phone in Ireland for love nor money. Then there was the time we helped you with workarounds which meant you could buy Pixel phones in the UK and ship them to Ireland. Then last year, it finally happened and Google started selling the Pixel range in Ireland with...

Google Launches Website With Data to Support Dublin Climate Action Plan

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The environment is a bit of a hot topic right now. If it wasn't so serious, I'd smugly reflect on that pun for another few minutes. It's hard to know if any government-led plan will help tip the scales towards us all doing this planet some good for a change, but the most important thing we need to hold...

Track Storm Lorenzo Live With Google Maps

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One of the most impressive things that Google has developed over the years isn't there search engine. At least, for me it's not. To me, it's Google Maps. With Google Maps, we have a tool which can quite accurately estimate journey times based on live data from real users and even offer you an alternative, faster route. It can...

Brexit: Irish Passports And A Surge In Searches From People In The UK

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If you ever want to check the date of the United Kingdom's Brexit vote, I have a novel, if not slightly long-winded, way to check. Open Google Trends, type in "Irish passport", change region to the United Kingdom and expand the date range to five years. Here's what you get:https://ssl.gstatic.com/trends_nrtr/1937_RC01/embed_loader.js trends.embed.renderExploreWidget("TIMESERIES", {"comparisonItem":,"category":0,"property":""}, {"exploreQuery":"date=2014-01-08%202019-09-01&geo=GB&q=irish%20passport","guestPath":"https://trends.google.com:443/trends/embed/"});See that massive spike in...

Mate 30 Pro Might Launch Without Google Apps

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Last year was the year of the Huawei. The P20 Pro landed into the Irish market followed by the Mate 20 Pro. While the former was brilliant the latter was sheer perfection. 2019 should have seen more of the same and everything seemed to be sticking to form with the sublime P30 Pro. Now, with the launch date of...

How much data does Google really have on you?

As we all know, pretty much everything you do online is tracked. This isn't even limited to just what you do online. Google has a service called "Google Latitude" which tracks your movements through your phone as long as you are connected to mobile data or wifi. In the new Netflix documentary, The Great Hack, we get an insight...

Google Maps Now Has Real-time DublinBikes Station Updates

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I'm pretty sure this is a very common bugbear for shared bike commuters in Dublin. Either you go to take a bike from a service like JustEat's DublinBikes or you try to return one only to find the station is either empty of jammers. As a result, you're either left on your todd or have to park the bike...

Google Pixel 3a Review: Google’s Great Camera Without A Huge Pricetag

Last year, after many years of waiting, the Google Pixel 3 stomped onto the Irish market as a Vodafone exclusive. 2018 was an incredible year for smartphones with the bar being set incredibly high. Still, Google’s first phone to officially launch in Ireland was a stunner. Now, Google wants to bring something new but familiar to the table. This...