How Some Technology Can Help Children to Develop and Learn?

By Sandra Quinn Technology is often lauded as the big bad monster when it comes to family life and the development and education of a child, but sometimes there are two sides to this coin and the other side is often hidden from view. There have been a number of studies to prove that technology […]Continue Reading

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Are Smart Phones Negatively Impacting on Young People’s Mental Health?

By Sandra Quinn For the past quarter of a century, Dr. Jean Twenge has been conducting research into generational differences and the impact that technology is having on society’s young people. Her findings have been both terrifying and worrying, as she has revealed that an increase in mobile phone use has caused a surge in […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Globex is Ahead of the Tech Game

By Sandra Quinn When this writer first heard she was about to see ‘the rig’ in the Horizon Globex offices in the University of Limerick, she imagined a picture of something like an oil rig. She had images in her head of something big, awkward, impressive and imposing. She was not expecting what she saw […]Continue Reading

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Program at Your Peril

How to get Yourself Hacked on the Ethereum Network By Dr. Andrew Le Gear We recently set up a transaction node connected to the Rinkeby Ethereum test network, for our server processes to execute smart contract transactions.  Our morbid curiosity had gotten the better of us as we wondered what level of hacking existed against […]Continue Reading

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Computer Says No

By Sandra Quinn ‘Computer Says No!’ – this is a common phrase bandied about in the modern world when people of any age from all walks of life, encounters a problem with their PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or smart device. Not many people will be able to or even inclined to recall where the […]Continue Reading

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Tech Company Horizon Globex Announce 10kWp Solar-Powered Ethereum Cryptocurrency Mine

By Sandra Quinn  “Crypto Valley” Zug, Switzerland – Jan/9/2018 – Horizon Globex have just gone public with the news that they have deployed their first 10kWp solar-powered Ethereum mine producing 30 Ether per annum.  The need for this arose from a current cryptocurrency stumbling block, which many people are encountering with the current model for […]Continue Reading

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New Year – New Tech Toys

By Sandra Quinn Now that the Christmas period is over and we are all back to work and the normal routines have resumed, people are finally (well this writer is anyway) getting time to play around with all of the tech toys they got under the tree or in their stockings (and before you think […]Continue Reading

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Tech and ‘Me Time’

By Sandra Quinn Just before December 25, our Christmas-themed blog post looked at the idea of bringing technology into the festive dynamic in a way that would add to family life, instead of taking away from it and this week, we will build on that by looking at how technology can make ‘me time’ more […]Continue Reading

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Can technology improve Christmas?

By Sandra Quinn ‘Put away your phone’ – ‘Do you ever get off that thing?’ ‘I am sick at looking at screens’ ‘ You are all zombies with your smart phones, tablets and gaming devices’ ‘Do people even talk to each other face-to-face anymore?’ – these are just some of the phrases that might be […]Continue Reading

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Too Much Gas – Why Ethereum will Never be the Solution for Many wonderful uses of Smart Contracts

By Dr. Andrew Le Gear tl;dr Executing a contract storing just 1kB in a string will cost you about $14 dollars.  Ouch! [20th December 2017]   Beyond the vanilla uses of blockchain, as an immutable public ledger of financial transactions, other quite interesting and very useful applications have been proposed.  Take these two examples: Records […]Continue Reading

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