KRIB officially launches in Ireland | As seen on the Late Late Show

  Brother and sister, Terence and Sophie Madigan from Dublin are pictured launching KRIB, a new revolutionary Irish product that they have developed, which provides hot water on demand without turning on the heating or the immersion. KRIB, a first of its kind in the world, is a fully patented innovative smart-home device that saves…

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PR & Communications Role (Immediate Start)

Hello, interested in BDifferent Marketing? Want to become part of our team? Firstly, thanks for your interest! I’m Eimear, I am the MD of BDifferent Marketing and building a team of doers is very important to me. We like people to be different in many ways, in fact we encourage diversity and love how everyone…

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14 inspiring talks to spark creativity

They say that success is often 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration and we think that includes motivation too. Here at BDifferent, we understand that sometimes you might need a push in the right direction to come up with new ideas. Below are 14 talks and conversations that will hopefully motivate (or at least inspire) you…

Talks to Motivate
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Appy Tuesday – Duolingo

I recently decided I wanted to improve my Irish language skills. Being a former Gaelscoil pupil I have a great understanding of the language but my grammar is not what it used to be because I haven’t used it in 10 years. I took to Twitter to find a podcast to try improve with but instead it was recommended that I try the Duolingo app.

Duolingo is a free language education app which was selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year in 2013 and by Google as Best of the Best for Android in 2013 and 2014. With over 80 million users, Duolingo has become the most popular way to learn languages online in only 2 years. Duolingo offers the choice of learning 22 different languages, 12 of which are for English speakers wishing to learn a new language.



I set up the app to learn Irish. It is easy to do. Beginners start at basic 1 but there is also a placement option for more advanced users. I used the placement option and got to skip the lessons and went straight to the first gate test. The content is very engaging with a wide variety of methods used to teach words, aurally, written English to Irish, written Irish to English, pictures , matching of English words to Irish words. Points are awarded for completing lessons, I also like the daily reminders to use the app. Repetition is key and I plan on completing the whole course over the next few weeks.

Duolingo is available to download free from the App Store and Google Play

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Safety on the Internet: Keep Your Child Safe Online

Growing up with 24 hour access to information and technology is a recent enough revelation in Ireland and many tech savvy parents are still unsure what boundaries should be in place for their children when it comes to having a life online. The internet is a great resource with a world of knowledge waiting to be discovered but with tablets, phones and gaming consoles in children’s bedrooms across the country the home, once a place of safety is no longer off limits from bullies.

For Parents it is important to know what each device you give your child is capable of. Know the applications they are using, and who they are communicating with. For younger children and teens make sure they know you will be checking the device often. Continuous learning on the adults part is key, Talk to your child about new technology and apps, what they are used for and what fun stuff you can do with them and get the child to demonstrate the app for you so you can gain an understanding of how they use it.

Important rules:

1. Never give out your personal details online, these include your real name, address, age, school or phone number.

2. Set your profiles to private or that only your friends can see them.

3. Don’t accept friend requests from people you do not know offline. Even if you have mutual friends.

4. Never check-in “at home” or announce when you are going on holidays.

5. Never give out your password to any one online.

6. Remember nothing is private, people can and will screenshot posts even if you delete them.

And most importantly always remember that everyone likes to put their best selves online. Everything you see on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat may not really represent how someone else lives or feels. Facebook envy and pressure to fit in is a real thing.

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