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Watch Today’s SpaceX Launch: Crew Dragon’s Manned Space Flight

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Today marks another attempt by SpaceX to launch their first manned space flight. What Time Is The SpaceX Launch Irish Time? Weather permitting, the SpaceX launch will take place from Pad 39-A at 20.22 Irish time or 19.22 UTC. If it's another no-fly day, the launch will be attempted again on Sunday, 31st May at 20.00 Irish time. Can I See The...

The Perfect Plank: Using Tech To Perfect Your Form

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Everybody, listen up. There's a fairly unfit tech reviewer about to give you all fitness tips. Many home fitness fans seek the perfect plank, but how do you know you've achieved it? A new iOS app from a company called Exer has the solution. Why Is The Perfect Plank So Important? I don't do enough planks. I don't do enough because...

Public Transport Alternatives: Getting Around The Crowd In Dublin

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People want alternative ways of getting around Dublin City and the surrounding areas. Whether it be to go shopping or just to visit somewhere like the Phoenix Park, cars, buses the Dart and the Luas are less appealing in a world going through Covid-19. So what alternative modes of transport are there for people trying to get...

The Ultimate Guide To Shopping On Amazon.co.uk In Ireland

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Just a few years ago, ordering from Amazon.co.uk to Ireland was a bit of a pain. Today, there's still not official Amazon Ireland store online. However, that doesn't stand in the way of Irish shoppers spending their money on Amazon.co.uk instead. In a survey, we carried out, 34% of respondents said they had made a purchase with the online...

Das Fone Hell: Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Neill’s Short Movie

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I spotted this randomly on Twitter and I loved it. It's a tweet from Jurassic Park start Sam Neill. Himself and Helena Bonham Carter have created a short film called Das Fone Hell. In just 2 minutes and 19 seconds, they cover quite a bit. Here's why short films like this are badly needed right now. I'm also going...

Electric Scooter Myths Dispelled: Micromobility In Ireland

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It's been an interesting few days for the future of electric scooters in Ireland. The question "should electric scooters be legal in Ireland" has appeared in the media once again. The reason for that is Covid-19 and the need for public transport alternatives. In the UK, micromobility tests have been brought forward by a year, and are now starting...

How To Avoid Accidentally Paying For A Free Trial

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Ugh! This is my absolute biggest pet hate. I despise being lured into trying out a new service online with a free trial only to have them ask me for my card details. I totally understand the idea behind it is removing that barrier to continuing after your trial. I do get it. But the truth is people often...

Jelle’s Marble Runs: MarbleLympics 2020 Gets John Oliver Sponsorship

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I miss sports. I'm a Liverpool fan. Two wins away from the first league in thirty years. I'm a F1 fan too. The new season was paused hours before it was due to start. All of that said, there are more important things to life than sports. However, there are plenty of people who get through to their workweek...

PayPal Launches QR Code Payments In Ireland

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Have you found yourself noticing more and more how often you have contact with strangers? Even remembering some things that we used to do that probably won't happen anymore? For me, one of those things is buying items on websites like Adverts.ie. That's going to change forever and today PayPal announced a new contactless way to pay in person...

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Review: If It’s Good Enough For Lady Gaga?

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Lady Gaga part-organised the amazing One World Concert. The event raised around €118 million for Covid-19 causes. It was an incredible event. I also noticed that I have become a bit of a headphone nerd while watching it. As all of these superstars from around the world played their well-known tunes, Lady Gaga came on the screen. I blurted...