Author Archives: Niall

Dublin-based journalist, writer and Leinster fan. Not always in that order.

TechRadio: Design elements

Two good interviews in this edition of TechRadio: Carl Dempsey from Salesforce and Seamus Byrne of Graphic Mint

All about the numbers

The Irish Times‘ report on the high rate of drop-outs in computing courses throws a harsh light how well students are being prepared for taking up technology subjects at third level. The short and alarming answer is ‘not well at all’. Figures obtained by the Times under Freedom of Information showed drop-out rates of 15% […]

Are bots the new apps?

At Microsoft’s Build conferece this year, CEO Satya Nadella laid out a vision for bots, putting them in the middle of interactions between humans and machines. Cortana will become more than a personal assistant for your phone’s content and basic functions, it will become the medium through which we book meals in restaurants and even […]