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Microsoft Will Soon Kill Flash on Windows 10 2021-05-08 09:00:00Plus: A Peloton data leak, Russian hacker details, and more of the week’s top security news.

Microsoft’s 15-Inch Surface Laptop 4 Is a Battery 2021-05-08 08:00:00This fourth-gen notebook lacks Thunderbolt and has a spongy keyboard, but it delivers where it matters most.

ISPs Funded 8.5 Million Fake Comments Opposing Net 2021-05-08 08:00:00The secret campaign, backed by major broadband companies, used real people’s names without their consent.

What’s the Point of Wasps, Anyway? 2021-05-08 08:00:00A new study says the reviled stinging insects play a critical ecological role—and their venom might even be useful to people.

These 5 Great Weighted Blankets Are on Sale 2021-05-08 07:00:00Weighted blankets are comforting, but they're usually pricey. We found discounts on one for kids, a King-sized model, and more.

Want to Grow Your Own Food? Try a 2021-05-08 07:00:00Today’s home kits are stylish, smart, and easier to use than ever. Here’s how to get started.

Trump Abused the System. Facebook Created It 2021-05-07 17:45:34The company's oversight board failed to mention one thing in its ruling this week: Facebook's responsibility for making the tools to wield undue&nbs

22 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts on Sale Now 2021-05-07 17:10:00Mom deserves breakfast in bed, but she may like these discounts on WIRED-recommended gear too.

Twitter's Tip Jar Privacy Fiasco Was Entirely Avoidable 2021-05-07 16:33:14Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.

Pfizer's FDA Request, Vaccine Diplomacy, and More News 2021-05-07 13:56:18Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Sci-Fi About Overpopulation Was Way Off 2021-05-07 12:00:00In his new book, political reporter Matthew Yglesias imagines a future America that's revitalized itself by tripling its population.

Epic v. Apple and the Plan to Avoid 2021-05-07 10:47:15This week’s antitrust trial against Apple reveals in new detail how the Fortnite developer aimed to take on the industry's titans.

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Samsung Bot Public 2021-05-05 13:00:00The Samsung Bot Public has different domains that are configured according to the task at hand– while one domain features a three-tier shelving

ÖLOBOX 2021-05-04 13:00:00ÖLOBOX aims to encourage a new culture of healthy snacking and an attentive attitude that takes into account how we interact with the packaging,

SOC Lunch Box 2021-05-03 13:00:00SOC Lunch Box is a three-tier lunch container packaged inside a magnetic carrying case that doubles as a tablecloth.

Inflatable Rooftop Tent 2021-04-30 13:00:00The GT Pickup from GentleTent is a fully-inflatable lightweight rooftop tent designed specifically for double-cab trucks. From its rack on the roof, t

The Pocket Mini Blanket 2021-04-29 13:00:00The Pocket Mini Blanket will literally save your butt. It provides a clean, dry seat for two. Great for walks, hiking, parks, or shared public seating

PooPail 2021-04-28 13:00:00As the world’s only 2-in-1 solution for cleaning up dog poop, the PooPail eliminates the part of pet ownership that really stinks. The 4-gallon

L’Oréal Water Saver 2021-04-27 13:00:00Besides laundry-washing and lawn-sprinkling, the daily washing of hair uses up a lot of water. L’Oréal's new Water Saver system is desig

Neozoon Lamp 2021-04-26 13:00:00Created by Munich-based product designer Lukas Heintschel, the Neozoon consists of an aerospace-grade aluminum body that houses the electronics, a 3D-

A Space-Saving Sink 2021-04-23 13:00:00Vita Neo was designed and built to create space in the kitchen by merging the kitchen sink and dishwasher. The countertop sink features a stainless st

The Pocket Sized Barista 2021-04-22 13:00:00COFFEEJACK comes from the folks at Hribarcain, famed for their great work in the EDC department. Now, they’ve set out to shrink the coffee machi

The Paper Razor 2021-04-21 13:00:00The Paper Razor, as its name suggests, comes with an all-paper body and sports a metal blade-head on top. Designed to be flat-packed, the single-use r

Stoke Cooking Appliance 2021-04-20 13:00:00The appliance elevates from the usual dial stove cooking method, as it uses the charcoal modules for controlling the amount of heat that is transferre

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Researchers propose a new data-driven tool to better 2021-04-27 10:20:01Skoltech researchers used Google Trends' Big Data ensuing from human interactions with the Internet to develop a new methodology—a tool and a d

Future drones likely to resemble 300-million-year-old flying machine 2021-04-27 08:50:10University of South Australia researchers have drawn inspiration from a 300-million-year-old superior flying machine—the dragonfly—to show

Sandblaster helps detect fingerprints more effectively 2021-04-27 08:49:20"Dusting for fingerprints" is a term we may know well from crime shows, but if Bethany Krebs has her way, forensic teams would instead be "sandblas

Cuban engineers' dreams take flight with home-grown drones 2021-04-27 04:58:21Disguised as a sparrowhawk, and convincingly mimicking its predatory cry, a drone made of wood, scrap metal and plastic disperses birds at a Cuban air

New York startup aims to leave a mark 2021-04-27 04:10:26Neither a permanent mark nor a paper transfer: a New York start-up has created the first tattoos that fully disappear after a while, aiming to open th

Sony uses AI to customize the video game 2021-04-26 14:50:01A recently published patent has revealed that the entertainment company Sony has managed to program artificial intelligence to help users customize th

Talking Tech: Apple and Facebook dominate the week, 2021-04-26 11:09:38"If everything moves along and there are no major catastrophes we're basically headed towards holograms," filmmaker Martin Scorsese said in 2011 wh

Paris to Berlin in an hour by train? 2021-04-22 13:27:51The hyperloop is what you get when you take a magnetic levitation train and put it into an airless tube. The lack of resistance allows the train, in t

The first US population to experience drone delivery 2021-04-22 10:13:16The week of Thanksgiving last year, a postcard arrived in mailboxes in Christiansburg. A link to a survey was on the back. On the front, there was a p

Amazon begins rollout of pay-by-palm at Whole Foods 2021-04-21 12:25:31Amazon is rolling out pay-by-palm technology at some Whole Foods grocery stores near its headquarters to make paying quicker and more convenient.

Virtual humans are equal to real ones in 2021-04-16 10:49:13A virtual human can be as good as a flesh-and-blood one when it comes to helping people practice new leadership skills. That's the conclusion from ne

Combining news media and AI to rapidly identify 2021-04-16 08:51:40Artificial intelligence (AI) has sped up the process of detecting flooded buildings immediately after a large-scale flood, allowing emergency personne

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Irish-invented material shows fastest magnetic switching ever recorded 2021-05-07 08:35:35The record-breaking magnetic material could pave the way for a new generation of ultrafast computers and data storage systems. The post Irish-invented

Huawei taking applications for its tech training programme 2021-05-07 08:10:33This year’s Seeds for the Future programme will see Huawei engage STEM students with the latest in AI, cloud, IoT, leadership practices and more

Job opportunities you should definitely check out this 2021-05-07 08:00:49Catch up on some of the job opportunities we highlighted this week across Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Shannon and more. The post Job opportunities

SFI and IRC team up to invest €23m 2021-05-07 06:28:08The SFI-IRC Pathway programme will help early research talent – and women in particular – develop their track records and networks. The po

Endangered basking sharks get tagged by researchers off 2021-05-07 06:01:53Researchers from Trinity College Dublin are trying to learn more about the behaviour of Ireland’s gentle giants. The post Endangered basking sha

Tesla’s self-driving tech may still have some ground 2021-05-07 05:20:48A memo from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has revealed that Tesla cars aren’t likely to reach Level 5 autonomy by the end of t

French start-up Shift Technology hits unicorn status 2021-05-07 04:46:16The insurance-focused SaaS company has been valued at more than $1bn after raising $220m in Series D funding. The post French start-up Shift Technolog

Twitter wants to help users get tipped for 2021-05-07 04:29:21The roll-out of Tip Jar is part of Twitter’s wider plans to help users make money from the app. The post Twitter wants to help users get tipped

Powerful new IBM chip could quadruple phone battery 2021-05-07 03:52:20According to the tech giant, the new breakthrough will allow up to 50bn transistors to fit on a chip the size of a fingernail. The post Powerful new I

Dublin Maker returns with ‘most accessible event ever’ 2021-05-07 03:44:45After postponing last year’s event, the Dublin Maker team has planned a fully virtual maker festival for 2021. The post Dublin Maker returns wit

Dublin tech firm Anam acquired by Croatia’s Infobip 2021-05-06 09:04:43The mobile telecoms software company counts Deutsche Telekom among its clients and had expanded heavily in Africa and Asia. The post Dublin tech firm

Queen’s University spin-out raises £316,000 for marine surveying 2021-05-06 07:32:25The start-up will use the funding to develop its underwater surveying technology that could help conserve marine species. The post Queen’s Unive

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