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Friday 18 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Facebook built a basketball game directly into Messenger – here’s how to play Shoot Some Hoops

Facebook built a basketball game directly into Messenger – here’s how to play

The game is to celebrate March Madness, a tournament involving numerous US college basketball teams.

Carmelo Anthony is starting to sound restless, and the Knicks are about to hit a crossroads

Kristaps Porzingis is the future but Melo has a no-trade clause.

From TheJournal.ie An Oxford professor has won €637,000 for solving a 300-year-old mathematical mystery Not Bad

An Oxford professor has won €637,000 for solving a 300-year-old mathematical mystery

Sir Andrew Wiles is a pretty smart dude.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie With the Sony PlayStation VR, virtual reality is having its iPod moment Perfect Timing

With the Sony PlayStation VR, virtual reality is having its iPod moment

And it could end up being the right product at the right time.

Sunday 13 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Inside the futuristic pop-up home that can be set up anywhere Nest Pod
From TheJournal.ie Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America’s Space Race The Final Frontier

Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America’s Space Race

Photographer and academic Roland Miller has travelled across America capturing images of the remnants of an international race long forgotten.

From TheJournal.ie This start-up that wants to kill email is about to be worth €3.5 billion Slack That

Saturday 12 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This Mexican island populated entirely with decomposing dolls is TERRIFYING Help Us And Save Us

This Mexican island populated entirely with decomposing dolls is TERRIFYING

La Isla de las Muñecas (island of the dolls) is located just outside Mexico City.

From TheJournal.ie Russia wants to buy 5 dolphins for €22,000 and no, they don’t want to disclose why Only In Russia

Russia wants to buy 5 dolphins for €22,000 and no, they don’t want to disclose why

Meanwhile, Ukraine wants its dolphins back from them, saying the creatures didn’t have a choice in the referendum.

Friday 11 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The next step for Google’s artificial brain? Playing one of the most competitive games out there Strategise

The next step for Google’s artificial brain? Playing one of the most competitive games out there

The popular 1998 RTS game Starcraft will likely be the next step for Google DeepMind.

Wednesday 9 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Bill Gates never attended any of the classes he signed up for at Harvard – but got A’s anyway Genius

Bill Gates never attended any of the classes he signed up for at Harvard – but got A’s anyway

Apart from that one course in organic chemistry.

Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Larry Page were at a private event where the ‘main topic’ was stopping Trump Meetup

In a surprise move, Johnny Manziel is NOT expected to be cut by the Browns this week

With the new league year starting this week…

Monday 7 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer Spoofing

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Not all smartphones can be tricked this way but it’s still a concern for users.

Sunday 6 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history Rags To Riches

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history

Some came from very humble beginnings.

From TheJournal.ie Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space Ground Control To Major Tom

Very strange things happen to your body if you spend a year in space

You’ll get taller, but your vision might suffer.

From TheJournal.ie The incredible inside story on how Jeremy Corbyn took control of the UK Labour Party From Nowhere

The incredible inside story on how Jeremy Corbyn took control of the UK Labour Party

Anything is possible in politics. Jeremy Corbyn’s ascent to leader of Labour seems to have happened almost by accident.

Saturday 5 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These brothers gave up their jobs to drive around America in a van Bro'd Trip

These brothers gave up their jobs to drive around America in a van

It’s called the Bro’d Trip.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the youngest billionaire in the world Not Jealous

Meet the youngest billionaire in the world

Alexandra Andresen does ok for herself.

From TheJournal.ie The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world Microsoft Landing

The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world

He’s worth about €80 billion.

Friday 4 March, 2016

From Business ETC This bazooka lets you capture unwanted drones with a net from 100 metres away Say Hello To My Little Friend

This bazooka lets you capture unwanted drones with a net from 100 metres away

The Skywall 100 is able bring drones down to the ground intact.

Tuesday 1 March, 2016

From Business ETC Google’s self-driving cars learned an important lesson about driving near buses Misunderstanding

Google’s self-driving cars learned an important lesson about driving near buses

Thankfully neither of them were travelling at speed when they crashed.

A basketball team celebrated their ‘win’ with 1 second on the clock… guess what happened next

The Burrillville High School basketball team celebrated a second too early.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one of the most "powerful" passports for getting through airports Passport Express

Sunday 28 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees? Hide And Seek This post contains images

Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees?

US Marine Brent Downing documents techniques from militaries around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Tech startup has to tell staffers to stop having sex at work Stop That

Tech startup has to tell staffers to stop having sex at work

Used condoms were found in the stairwells at the start-up’s office.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A fully-fledged masochist’: Inside the CIA’s psychological profile of Adolf Hitler Mind Of A Tyrant
From TheJournal.ie RANKED: 10 movies that won best picture Oscar — and what should have won And The Award Goes To

RANKED: 10 movies that won best picture Oscar — and what should have won

Take a look back at some past winners. Do you agree the best won on the night?

Friday 26 February, 2016

From Business ETC Microsoft gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows Setback

Microsoft gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows

Although it hasn’t given up on its plan to bring more apps to Windows 10.

Thursday 25 February, 2016

American football player reveals he decided to turn pro early because his mother is homeless

Peyton Barber surprised many with his decision to turn pro this year.

Monday 22 February, 2016

Denny Hamlin wins closest ever Daytona 500 by just 0.01 seconds

The 35-year-old came from fourth on the final lap.

From Business ETC Samsung’s latest smartphones bring back two features fans will love Return

Samsung’s latest smartphones bring back two features fans will love

The S7 and S7 Edge were announced last night in Barcelona and both look to previous models for inspiration.

Sunday 21 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Scientists say people can accurately judge how trustworthy you are just by looking at your face Poker Face

Scientists say people can accurately judge how trustworthy you are just by looking at your face

A new study finds it’s possible to predict honest or dishonest behaviour just by looking at someone’s face.

From TheJournal.ie This disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood So There You Go

This disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood

Maybe kids talking back isn’t such a bad thing.

Saturday 20 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: exploring China’s mysterious “unborn cities” Haunted Cities

In pictures: exploring China’s mysterious “unborn cities”

These cities have been built as part of the Chinese government’s plan to gradually relocate rural dwellers to urban locations. They are completely devoid of human life – for now.

From TheJournal.ie A popular way of cooking broccoli is leeching potentially cancer-fighting compounds from it Nutrition

A popular way of cooking broccoli is leeching potentially cancer-fighting compounds from it

There is a way to combat the disadvantages of boiling: Preserve the boiling water for later consumption.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what it’s like to attend America’s most elite boarding school Higher Learning

Here’s what it’s like to attend America’s most elite boarding school

Phillips Exeter Academy in the US state of New Hampshire is one of the most prestigious schools in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Shark detection buoys are being trialled off Australia’s Bondi beach Get Outa The Water

Shark detection buoys are being trialled off Australia’s Bondi beach

The buoys use software that can detect the shape and movement of sharks using sonar and alert authorities.

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

11 simple ways to get more out of your workout

Stuck in a rut? Step this way…