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FogBlock 2020-10-20 07:00:00For glasses wearers, this pandemic has brought to life a whole new struggle: foggy lenses when wearing a mask.

Cleaning Case 2020-10-19 07:00:00Given the current pandemic, we have been going out of our way to take extra safety precautions. From masks to hand sanitizers to washing your hands ev

Keep Food Fresh 2020-10-16 07:00:00The solution to storing food and avoiding large amounts of waste is here. The Mother’s Heart is a device crafted like a dome food covering, desi

HandPrint 2020-10-15 07:00:00Printers are one of the tools that revolutionized the 20th century. They can be found in most households since they are used often. However, the conve

COVID-19 Eradicator? 2020-10-14 07:00:00With the current pandemic, the use of masks is crucial to keep the disease from spreading. People have been opting for reusable masks in order to redu

Unleash Your Inner van Gogh 2020-10-13 07:00:00Do you like drawing but are not very good at it? Well, you're in luck. There is a new device called the Doodlight, a phone-sized laser projector that

Earbuds or Eggbuds? 2020-10-12 07:00:00Sevy has released new wireless earbuds. Shaped like a literal egg, they allow the user to listen to music or watch videos, and can be controlled via v

Fridge To Go 2020-10-09 07:00:00Refrigerators are so crucial to keep food fresh, not to mention to slow down bacterial growth. Unfortunately, many people in developing countries don&

DNA Fix 2020-10-08 07:00:00In this day and age, millions of drugs and treatments have been designed in order to treat different illnesses. However, there are some fatal diseases

Flying Shipping 2020-10-07 07:00:00The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved UPS’ request to start using drones as a means of transportation for shipping. This only cover

Wave to Pay 2020-10-06 07:00:00Amazon is constantly improving their service in order to make customers’ experience as convenient as possible. The company debuted Amazon One, w

Using Noise To Fight Noise 2020-10-05 07:00:00Tired of waking up because of construction work? Tired of hearing traffic from your apartment in the heart of downtown? If yes, then you should keep r

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Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create new 2020-10-22 16:17:56By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new archi

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot 2020-10-22 15:52:12The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the regi

3-D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera 2020-10-21 13:15:52Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St

Translation tools, air purifiers: face masks go high-tech 2020-10-21 03:49:55From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has

Singapore's world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears 2020-10-18 06:16:04Singapore will become the world's first country to use facial verification in its national ID scheme, but privacy advocates are alarmed by what they

UK Space Agency backs medical drone delivery project 2020-10-17 16:24:17A medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors that aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hos

Designing approximate computation to save energy 2020-10-16 08:28:08If you think about computation, the words correctness, speed and precision probably come to mind. But the researchers of the OPRECOMP project beg to d

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco 2020-10-16 04:40:58General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year.

Creating software that will unlock the power of 2020-10-15 08:12:47Leading research organizations and computer manufacturers in the U.S. are collaborating on the construction of some of the world's fastest supercompu

Wearable technology reveals global heart rate rhythms for 2020-10-14 10:05:52Can measuring well-being increase one's well-being?

Using AI to detect seemingly perfect deep-fake videos 2020-10-14 08:35:10One year ago, Maneesh Agrawala of Stanford helped develop a lip-sync technology that allowed video editors to almost undetectably modify speakers' wo

Developing intelligent cameras that can learn 2020-10-13 15:27:53Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to a research collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Manchester who have developed

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Irish IoT company snapped up by Akamai in 2020-10-27 08:36:42US company Akamai Technologies has acquired Asavie, the Dublin-headquartered internet of things software company. The post Irish IoT company snapped

Tesco launches drone delivery service for groceries in 2020-10-27 07:52:36Tesco is to start trialling a drone delivery service in Oranmore, Co Galway, in partnership with Manna. The post Tesco launches drone delivery servic

14,000 extra college places launched for ‘jobs-led recovery’ 2020-10-27 07:27:36Minister Harris has launched additional higher-education places worth €30m to help workers affected by the pandemic upskill and return to work. T

Human endeavour and resilience on show at Future 2020-10-27 07:00:04In a year fraught with challenges, Future Human founder Ann O’Dea reflects on why an event celebrating remarkable thinkers, innovators and creat

Report: Ireland still has plenty of graduate jobs 2020-10-27 06:45:20A new report suggests many employers in Ireland are still planning to recruit graduates across engineering, business and more. The post Report: Irelan

Water on the moon: How discovery will boost 2020-10-27 06:19:27James Mortimer and Mahesh Anand of The Open University explain what the recent discovery of water on the moon means for lunar exploration. The post Wa

Exida to bring 25 new jobs to Shannon 2020-10-27 05:45:03The functional safety, industrial cybersecurity and alarm-management company will hire for new roles in Ireland over the next five years. The post Exi

Zoom makes end-to-end encryption globally available for all 2020-10-27 05:31:59Zoom has launched a long-discussed update that means meetings held on the platform can be end-to-end encrypted. The post Zoom makes end-to-end encryp

€75m ESB fund launched to lower carbon footprint 2020-10-27 04:50:52Some of the country’s largest energy users will aim to reduce their carbon footprint through a new €75m initiative set up by ESB. The post

Meet the two Irish start-ups in the Techstars 2020-10-26 11:00:32We spoke to the leaders of Audyo and Lanu about their respective businesses and why they wanted to take part in this year’s Techstars London Acc

Beta version of Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ software gets 2020-10-23 12:00:29This week in future tech, a small number of Tesla customers have gained access to a software update that claims to allow ‘full self-driving&rsqu

€21m awarded to nearly 300 new research projects 2020-10-23 11:40:00The Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programme will fund early-career researchers across all disciplines. The post €21m award

WIRED » Innovation Insights

The Best Pizza Ovens to Make the Perfect New! 2020-10-28 09:00:00In times of trouble, our nation turns to carbs. We picked our favorite portable ovens for backyards, countertops, or camping.

Among Us Was Hit With Pro-Trump Spam New! 2020-10-28 09:00:00The attack comes just days after US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played the game in a wildly popular Twitch stream.

The Most Glorious Video Game Music to Level New! 2020-10-28 08:00:00Turns out these soundtracks can help you beat Bowser and boost productivity. Here are our favorite tunes, from high-fantasy suites to retro beats.

22 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear New! 2020-10-28 08:00:00Here are the WIRED staff’s favorite face coverings for running, walking the dog, going to work, or looking stylish.

Why The Queen’s Gambit Is the No. 1 New! 2020-10-28 08:00:00The new miniseries, based on the book by Walter Tevis, revels in the joy of watching someone else play a game beautifully—and our obsession with

How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online New! 2020-10-28 07:00:00It's easy to want to keep talking until you “win,” but in reality, no one's winning.

Big Tech’s Election Plans Have a Blind Spot: New! 2020-10-28 07:00:00Platforms like Facebook and Google are sharing their plans to pause political ads around Election Day. That’s won’t stop all paid campaign

What Should You Do About Holiday Gatherings and New! 2020-10-28 07:00:00Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there's no perfectly safe way to socialize. But here are some tips on how to talk to your relatives about risk—or o

The AI Company Helping the Pentagon Assess Disinfo New! 2020-10-28 07:00:00Primer can quickly sort through hundreds of sources to identify, say, Russian interference in Azerbaijan. It sells its tech to Walmart too.

The GOP Makes an Unlikely Closing Pitch: Amend New! 2020-10-27 16:54:34Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey will testify Wednesday on a niche internet law less than a week before Election Day. How did we get he

The Backbone One Takes iPhone Gaming to New 2020-10-27 12:00:00This iPhone controller and its app are so immersive and well designed, I forgot I was playing on my phone.

The Queer Appeal of Dead by Daylight 2020-10-27 09:00:00Is the LGBTQIA+ community a driving force behind the popularity of this asymmetrical multiplayer horror game?