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10 Things You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Headsets

By Alannah Kenny June 12, 2017 (3 Comments)
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are taking over the tech world but they aren’t a new innovation. The first VR headset was developed in 1994 followed by Sony’s the Glasstron, but these innovations were ultimately weakened by the limited technology they possessed. The VR headset wasn’t revisited again until 2012 and from there we have seen an epic boom after new revamped designs have emerged. So if you are quietly contemplating what the almighty fuss is about, here are 10 things you should know about VR headsets and whether they’re worth it. 1. Takes Gaming to Another Level VR headsets are targeted largely towards but not limited to the gaming community. […]

The Best Shows To Watch On Netflix Right Now!

By Felipe Wasserstein June 9, 2017 (No)
One of the best things about Netflix is that you have access to countless TV shows, including ones developed by Netflix themselves. But having to choose from such a vast catalogue, creates that familiar feeling we’ve all experienced – you spend more time searching for something to watch than actually watching the shows themselves. Well, we at The Sharpe have got you covered this time. The following titles are some of the very best Netflix has to offer right now. They include hours of entertainment on a variety of genres and topics, just try not to watch them all in one sitting! The Keepers (2017) The Keepers is a documentary […]

Top Tech Tools On The Market Now

By Tahlia Peppard June 7, 2017 (No)
We all know we are becoming a more and more technologically advanced society. We rely a lot on technology to do things, for example; Maps on the App store will basically take you anywhere you want to go in any country, just type in the address. Therefore, today, I’m bringing you the top tech tools on the market right now that may be worth  looking into, especially if your considering picking up a gift for the techy in your life. KNOPS EAR PLUGS These come from Kickstarter and are already retailing at €99. This is basically volume control for your ears, it filters out unnecessary sounds and claims to be an […]

5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

By Evan Coughlan May 10, 2017 (83 Comments)
If you’re fond of listening to an aul’ podcast or two, you’ll understand the struggle of trying to find one that you’re willing to listen to. If you are struggling, we’ve made a few suggestions that we think are well worth a listen. Check them out! An Irishman Abroad Hosted by stand up comedian Jarlath Regan, An Irishman Abroad is a weekly podcast which comes in the shape of a long form interview with an Irish person or someone of Irish heritage who has achieved recognition outside of Ireland. The podcast is particularly interesting as Jarlath does not hold back in his questioning of guests about controversies in their lives, but […]

Has the Dublin Tech Summit Filled the Gap?

By Dean Fitzgerald March 1, 2017 (No)
Two weeks ago an estimated 10,000 people attended the Dublin Tech Summit in the Convention Centre in Dublin city, a new conference that was put in place after it was found that the mega successful Web Summit was moving to Lisbon last year. Although attendance numbers were slightly below expectations, there was a sense of satisfaction that the Summit had attempted to tackle a question that constantly sits on the minds of those invested in technology: What is the future of the tech industry in Ireland? Businesses and Speakers Some heavyweight companies were involved in the Summit as partners as well, which only served to further enhance the event’s reputation […]

Pick Up a Bargain With These Free Apps

By Hannah Kielty February 28, 2017 (2 Comments)
I don’t know about you, but I love a good bargain. If I’m paying less than the asking price for a particukar item, then I’m happier than a pig in filth to be honest. Here are my favourite apps for hunting down those bargains, and of course, they’re all free. PriceSpy The PriceSpy app is the ultimate price comparison and bargain hunting tool that monitors international markets, including Ireland. There’s a real-time search, so you can hunt down the best priced products online as well as compare products side by side to get the most suitable one for you. With the PriceSpy app, you can scan barcodes to compare prices when shopping in-store […]

These Apps Will Make Your Commute So Much Easier

By Hannah Kielty February 23, 2017 (No)
Apps are great at distracting you from your mundane daily commute, however the problem is that most of them have no longevity whatsoever, which leads to them being completely forgotten about or just deleted altogether. So, we at The Sharpe, have put a definitive list of apps together that’ll provide you with some great listening, reading and entertainment for that commute of yours. Spotify Music is essential for any journey whether you blast it in your car or stick in your headphones to block out the noise. Spotify is arguably one of the best music apps available thanks to its helpful features. Users can create an unlimited number of playlists to suit their […]

The Best Free Music Apps

By Dean Fitzgerald February 22, 2017 (No)
Human beings are, by nature, scabby pricks. Everyone loves getting things for free because it’s who we are. So when anyone hears that there are apps that provide things for free, we’re all over it! Human beings also love music, because music gives us a point of release, it can reflect or change our mood, keep us entertained, and it can allow us to express emotions in a way that we feel comfortable. That, and Ed Sheeran. The man is an international treasure and probably great craic on a night out. So a combination of the two is something that we simply can’t resist. Free music apps provide entertainment in […]

Apps To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter

By Andy Leech February 7, 2017 (No)
In the past decade, we as a species have grown a new limb. And no, this is not because of any transgenerational genetic damage due to exposure to nuclear energy. Nor is it due to generations of inbreeding. Nope, this new limb is a result of technology. Its name? The smartphone. Oh my, we cannot put these bad boys down. If you want proof of this, take a trip on any form of public transport. A man could literally hop onto a Luas wearing nothing but a soiled nappy, and nobody would notice. Everyone is too busy catching up on Donald Trump’s tweets or Kim Kardashian’s snapchats to bother looking […]

Tech Kit You Need for Your Car

By Annabel Hynes February 6, 2017 (No)
Just as we’ve all updated our kitchen appliances, phones, and even jewellery, the car should receive a similar treatment. There are plenty of gadgets and accessories for your car that can vastly improve your driving experience on a daily basis. Here are some of the things you’ll need to make that commute to work or trip across the country a whole lot easier on yourself. Dash Cam There are a number of reasons to invest in a dashboard camera, most of which involve maintaining your safety and the safety of your passengers. Dash cams record everything that happens on the road, which will be an asset in the case of […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Headsets

By Alannah Kenny June 12, 2017 (3 Comments)
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are taking over the tech world but they aren’t a new innovation. The first VR headset was developed in 1994 followed by Sony’s the Glasstron, but these innovations were ultimately weakened by the limited technology they possessed. The VR headset wasn’t revisited again until 2012 and from there we have seen an epic boom after new revamped designs have emerged. So if you are quietly contemplating what the almighty fuss is about, here are 10 things you should know about VR headsets and whether they’re worth it. 1. Takes Gaming to Another Level VR headsets are targeted largely towards but not limited to the gaming community. […]

The Best Shows To Watch On Netflix Right Now!

By Felipe Wasserstein June 9, 2017 (No)
One of the best things about Netflix is that you have access to countless TV shows, including ones developed by Netflix themselves. But having to choose from such a vast catalogue, creates that familiar feeling we’ve all experienced – you spend more time searching for something to watch than actually watching the shows themselves. Well, we at The Sharpe have got you covered this time. The following titles are some of the very best Netflix has to offer right now. They include hours of entertainment on a variety of genres and topics, just try not to watch them all in one sitting! The Keepers (2017) The Keepers is a documentary […]

Top Tech Tools On The Market Now

By Tahlia Peppard June 7, 2017 (No)
We all know we are becoming a more and more technologically advanced society. We rely a lot on technology to do things, for example; Maps on the App store will basically take you anywhere you want to go in any country, just type in the address. Therefore, today, I’m bringing you the top tech tools on the market right now that may be worth  looking into, especially if your considering picking up a gift for the techy in your life. KNOPS EAR PLUGS These come from Kickstarter and are already retailing at €99. This is basically volume control for your ears, it filters out unnecessary sounds and claims to be an […]

5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

By Evan Coughlan May 10, 2017 (83 Comments)
If you’re fond of listening to an aul’ podcast or two, you’ll understand the struggle of trying to find one that you’re willing to listen to. If you are struggling, we’ve made a few suggestions that we think are well worth a listen. Check them out! An Irishman Abroad Hosted by stand up comedian Jarlath Regan, An Irishman Abroad is a weekly podcast which comes in the shape of a long form interview with an Irish person or someone of Irish heritage who has achieved recognition outside of Ireland. The podcast is particularly interesting as Jarlath does not hold back in his questioning of guests about controversies in their lives, but […]

Has the Dublin Tech Summit Filled the Gap?

By Dean Fitzgerald March 1, 2017 (No)
Two weeks ago an estimated 10,000 people attended the Dublin Tech Summit in the Convention Centre in Dublin city, a new conference that was put in place after it was found that the mega successful Web Summit was moving to Lisbon last year. Although attendance numbers were slightly below expectations, there was a sense of satisfaction that the Summit had attempted to tackle a question that constantly sits on the minds of those invested in technology: What is the future of the tech industry in Ireland? Businesses and Speakers Some heavyweight companies were involved in the Summit as partners as well, which only served to further enhance the event’s reputation […]

Pick Up a Bargain With These Free Apps

By Hannah Kielty February 28, 2017 (2 Comments)
I don’t know about you, but I love a good bargain. If I’m paying less than the asking price for a particukar item, then I’m happier than a pig in filth to be honest. Here are my favourite apps for hunting down those bargains, and of course, they’re all free. PriceSpy The PriceSpy app is the ultimate price comparison and bargain hunting tool that monitors international markets, including Ireland. There’s a real-time search, so you can hunt down the best priced products online as well as compare products side by side to get the most suitable one for you. With the PriceSpy app, you can scan barcodes to compare prices when shopping in-store […]

These Apps Will Make Your Commute So Much Easier

By Hannah Kielty February 23, 2017 (No)
Apps are great at distracting you from your mundane daily commute, however the problem is that most of them have no longevity whatsoever, which leads to them being completely forgotten about or just deleted altogether. So, we at The Sharpe, have put a definitive list of apps together that’ll provide you with some great listening, reading and entertainment for that commute of yours. Spotify Music is essential for any journey whether you blast it in your car or stick in your headphones to block out the noise. Spotify is arguably one of the best music apps available thanks to its helpful features. Users can create an unlimited number of playlists to suit their […]

The Best Free Music Apps

By Dean Fitzgerald February 22, 2017 (No)
Human beings are, by nature, scabby pricks. Everyone loves getting things for free because it’s who we are. So when anyone hears that there are apps that provide things for free, we’re all over it! Human beings also love music, because music gives us a point of release, it can reflect or change our mood, keep us entertained, and it can allow us to express emotions in a way that we feel comfortable. That, and Ed Sheeran. The man is an international treasure and probably great craic on a night out. So a combination of the two is something that we simply can’t resist. Free music apps provide entertainment in […]

Apps To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter

By Andy Leech February 7, 2017 (No)
In the past decade, we as a species have grown a new limb. And no, this is not because of any transgenerational genetic damage due to exposure to nuclear energy. Nor is it due to generations of inbreeding. Nope, this new limb is a result of technology. Its name? The smartphone. Oh my, we cannot put these bad boys down. If you want proof of this, take a trip on any form of public transport. A man could literally hop onto a Luas wearing nothing but a soiled nappy, and nobody would notice. Everyone is too busy catching up on Donald Trump’s tweets or Kim Kardashian’s snapchats to bother looking […]

Tech Kit You Need for Your Car

By Annabel Hynes February 6, 2017 (No)
Just as we’ve all updated our kitchen appliances, phones, and even jewellery, the car should receive a similar treatment. There are plenty of gadgets and accessories for your car that can vastly improve your driving experience on a daily basis. Here are some of the things you’ll need to make that commute to work or trip across the country a whole lot easier on yourself. Dash Cam There are a number of reasons to invest in a dashboard camera, most of which involve maintaining your safety and the safety of your passengers. Dash cams record everything that happens on the road, which will be an asset in the case of […]

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