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With the emergence of apps, it’s easy to forget how important the web itself is. We look at the best websites, Chrome extensions and more, to make your life a little better.

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Download Free Magazines And Newspapers To Your Tablet Or Phone

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One thing has become abundantly clear in isolation. Technology, while often criticised for privacy and anti-social reason, has massive power to connect us all. I'd argue that tech, in general, has helped many reconnect with friends and family more than ever. Tech can also help you reconnect with an old friend you may have forgotten about. I'm not on...

Ryanair SEO: Did Someone Try To Hide The Ryanair Website?

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We're used to hearing about the Ryanair CEO, Michael O' Leary. I can assure you, the title of this article isn't a typo. Indeed, this is about SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. Right now, the Ryanair website has an issue which is stopping search engines like Google from seeing new content the airline publishes. But what exactly is going...

Watch Dear Ireland: The Abbey Theatre’s Historic Digital Theatre Project

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I think we can all agree this Covid-19 thing sucks. It's a cliche, but every cloud does have a silver lining. As much of a tech advocate as I've been over the years, seeing people of all ages appearing in video call screenshots has been heartwarming. While I'm not for one second suggesting this is better than the way...

How To Play An Online Poker Game With Friends In Isolation

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Not to long ago, we made a commitment to not promoting gambling. However, during the week a lost a few bob while playing poker with some friends. It absolutely wasn't about the gambling. We had all played poker together before, though we hadn't played in a few months. With everyone in isolation, we realised everyone wanted a bit of...