ICE – In Case of Emergency

  Adding ICE (“In Case of Emergency”) to your phone is a clever means by which emergency personnel can locate your next of kin when something goes wrong. This simple idea was developed by a British paramedic, Bob Brotchie, who recognized the need for speed when emergency personnel are trying to locate next of kin…

New App Hyperlapse from Instagram

Since launching nearly four years ago, it has always been a priority to bring the Instagram community simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity. Today, Instagram announce Hyperlapse, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion.   [youtuber youtube=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaqJnuCEJa0′] Traditionally, time lapse videos depend…

You can’t stop the selfie

You can’t escape the selfie. No one can. Celebrities do it; politicians do it; and it’s likely you or someone you know has done it. Selfies have become so ubiquitous that it was dubbed Word of the Year in 2013, and it’s even entered the Oxford Dictionary, where it’s defined as “a photograph that one…

Hands on with the Acer Chromebook

[youtuber youtube=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDWyyP8UAac’] Acer´s Chromebook 13 is more unique than it ought to be. The most expensive model, has a 13.3-inch 1080p display, weighs 3.3 pounds, measures 0.71 inches thick and lasts for 11.5 hours on a charge. It also has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. (You can downgrade to 2 GB…

Sharks Want to Bite Google´s Underseas Cable

[youtuber youtube=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1gefNYI3k0′] There are many, many things that can go wrong as you lay thousands of miles of fiber optic cable along the ocean’s floor. Earthquakes can rip things up, as can fishing hooks. But now we know of a new threat: Shark attacks. According to Network World, Google Product Manager Dan Belcher told folks…

Google Wants to Save Our Schools

[youtuber youtube=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUiLc0If0CI’] The old “dog ate my homework excuse” is about to become a thing of the past. And kids will have Google to thank. The search giant has just released Classroom, a free tool that allows teachers to do everything from assigning projects to collecting and grading assignments, all online. Classroom uses Google’s own…

The Day the Internet Broke

In early August 2014 a technical hitch caused websites to wobble worldwide. Tom Chivers discovers the net is held together with chewing gum and string On Tuesday, at 8.48am British Summer Time, Verizon, a major US internet service provider (ISP), did something relatively mundane and technical: it took some big groups of IP addresses, which…

It is like the United Nations at Telitec!

What Jan Edmondson, CEO of Telitec has to say: I still, even after 10 years, get slightly disoriented at work. It feels like I have entered a United Nations committee meeting by mistake. If I am really honest I am not fluent in any language other than English and being technically Irish I actually struggle…