Ireland Is Tearing Down Thousands of Empty, Brand New "Ghost Homes"

Phoenix, Madrid, even Astana: These are the cities we tend to hold up as examples of the havoc that construction booms—and busts—can wreak on a housing market. Ireland is in the news less, but its situation is just as dire; thousands of brand-new Irish homes have sat empty for years. And now the government is… » 12/30/13 12:00pm 12/30/13 12:00pm

Microsoft Hires 14-Year-Old After He Hacks Call of Duty (Updated: No…

There are two routes when it comes to hackers. You can either prosecute them and subsequently have your ass handed to you by them (Sony) or you can perhaps recognize their talents. Microsoft hired the kid who hacked them. Update: The photo previously accompanying this post was incorrectly attributed, is of another… » 6/09/11 9:00pm 6/09/11 9:00pm

An App To Prove Just How Irish You Are This St. Patty's Day

If you've got a little Erin in your go Bragh, you'll want to be able to show it off on March 17th. And while the Irish Heraldry app has been around since December, tis finally the season to get your Irish up. The app packs in 1200 Coats of Arms, full color family crests, and a guide to what those symbols actually… » 3/08/11 1:00pm 3/08/11 1:00pm

OMG! Air Traffic Controller Helps Land Plane With SMS

In light of this thrilling aviation story out of Ireland today, let's rethink this whole banning of the in-flight cell phone conversations » 8/10/08 10:00pm 8/10/08 10:00pm, shall we? Sure, allowing for calls during that 6-hour red eye from San Francisco to Boston will bring out the jerkoff in a lot of people, but then again one of those jackasses…

iPhone In Ireland and Austria Gives Us Excuse to Talk Beer

The iPhone is now available in Ireland and Austria, for the usual 399 (8GB) and 499 euros (16GB.) Yes, that's $778 for the same 16GB version that is manufactured in Asia for exactly the same price (in the US, a 16GB iPhone will cost you $519—tax included—in New York, a whopping $259 difference.) Apple Europe keeps… » 3/14/08 7:10am 3/14/08 7:10am

Afternoon News: Give Gifts on Wii, Get a Cheap Mylo, New Light Bulbs…

• Dealzmodo: Sign up for a Sony Visa card, get a Mylo for $49 and one free year of T-Mobile Hotspot service. Our own Chris Mascari said it best: "Kinda makes me wish I wanted a Mylo." [Sony]
• The Wii Shop now lets you send Virtual Console games to friends as gifts. First person to send me Super Mario 64 gets a gold… » 12/10/07 4:00pm 12/10/07 4:00pm