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Is The Skerries COVID Video Real?

A video has begun to circulate on social media today regarding COVID-19 and Skerries. Whether or not the video is real is the subject of some debate with some wondering if it's real at all. So, is the Skerries COVID video real? What Is The Skerries COVID Video? The video which...

Revolut Junior: A Bank Account For 7 To 17-Year-Olds

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Banking in Ireland often leaves a lot to be desired. While KBC is leading the way in terms of the traditional banks, Revolut is gaining ground quickly. Not only are they gaining customers, but the online-only bank is also offering unique features like rewards and quick ways to split bills. Revolut has also been offering a Junior...

Fitbit Launches Sense Smartwatch And More

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There comes a time for a select few brands when they pass through a process called "genericisation". This is when a brand becomes to generic term for their product. Think all 4x4s being called Jeep, all tablets being iPads or your internet search being called a Google, regardless of the search engine. When it comes to fitness...

Kygo A11/800 Review: For The Dance Music Fans Not The Audiophiles

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There's a whopper volume of headphones hitting the market these days. It's well-timed too. Not all office workplaces encourage headphones, but with more people working from home and seeking the ability to "get in the zone" with noisy surroundings, people want good audio equipment. The Kygo A11/800 headphones are one of the latest pairs of noise-cancelling headphones...

Virgin Media Launches 1 Gigabit Broadband Network

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The internet has come a long long way. I still remember sitting in my bedroom on a DELL desktop running through a phone line and using Limewire to download music for hours, if not days. Back then, the internet was the trickle of water coming through a teeny tiny pin-sized hole in a bucket full of water....

Anker Soundcore’s Liberty 2 Pro True Wireless Review

Anker make some really top notch product so it should come as no surprise the company synonymous with battery packs and random phone gadgets is now one of the better audio manufacturers in the game. The new Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro's are one of the latest models of true wireless earbuds with the company now not just trying to...

83,000 People Uninstalled Irish COVID Tracker App

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Over the weekend, Google released some sort of update that would have almost certainly gone unnoticed in normal circumstances. But it's 2020. There are no more normal circumstances. The release and an unusual side effect on the phones of Android users around the country. Basically, the COVID Tracking App would check IDs in a constant loop, quickly...

Can You Leave the Catholic Church Using GDPR?

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25 May 2018 was one hell of a day for Ireland. We Repealed the Eighth Amendment and paved the way for the women of Ireland to have bodily autonomy. It was a massive stride forward. It was a stride forward from an Ireland where the Catholic church dictated how things are done, though I still read...

Google And HSE Investigating Android COVID Tracking App Battery Issues

Today, Android users around Ireland have reported that their phones are running hot and their batteries draining. It's easy to find out why as modern smartphones report on battery usage. Unfortunately, the culprit appears to be the COVID Tracking App which has been downloaded by over 1.5 million people in Ireland. COVID Tracking App...

Revolut Rewards Launches In Ireland To Over 1 Million Customers

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I'm a big fan of Revolut. While KBC is probably Ireland's best digital bank, Revolut has made an incredible impact here. Earlier this year in May, the company announced they had reached over 1 million customers in Ireland. My favourite thing about Revolut as a business is that they have a startup mentality and are on the...