News, Technology

Pretty Fly For A Wi-Fi: UL internet gets upgrade

It’s one of the banes of any UL’s student existence. Trying to maintain a consistent Wi-Fi signal throughout campus is typically hit and miss for many students. It’s entirely possible to walk from Dromroe Village to the Sports Arena and have the internet connection drop out and come back like an indecisive Arts student. But thanks to the tech wizards …


Features, Technology

The Brain Drain: What is the limit of the human brain?

As I sat on a chair in Dr. Ian Clancy’s office in the main building, I reflected on the laws of physics that kept me on the chair. One of these laws was, of course, gravity. The physics behind gravity was made accessible by Sir Isaac Newton when he developed his theories in 1666. In the last century, gravity has …


Game On At UL: Esports Research Lab Opens

By: Mike Finnerty Ireland’s first-ever Esports research lab has opened at the University of Limerick. Lero, a cutting-edge Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre, will conduct studies to boost the performance of international standard amateur and professional Esports players. It is hoped that UL will become the proving ground for Ireland’s next Esports superstar. Esports, or competitive video gaming, has …

First PS5 Details Revealed

By: Mike Finnerty The tech wizards over at Wired Magazine were fortunate enough to sit down with Mark Cerny, lead system architect for the PS4, and he talked them through the technical details for the still-unannounced PS5. The most significant addition to the PS5 will be the addition of a Solid State Drive. For those among us who have upgraded …

Must Watch Netflix Originals

By Aimee Wells House of Cards This political drama follows Francis Underwood and the lengths he will go to to get his hands on the American presidency. With murder, sex, and political scandal, this alternative congress is still less scary than the Trump administration. There are four seasons available to watch and season 5 will be available on May 30th, …

Battle of the Bands Final

By Ciara Maria Hayes The Stables was home to an overwhelming atmosphere on Tuesday night as three bands took to the stage in the battle of the bands final. Each played confidently and completely captivated the audience – however, there could only be one winner. The first band to take the stage were the Apaches – a five-piece group from …