What’s New

  • Exchange House is now accepting nominations for the National Educational Achievement Award. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 7th October 2011. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please go to: www.exchangehouse.ie.


  • JobBridge is a new National Internship Scheme that will provide work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period.The aim of this scheme is to assist in breaking the cycle where jobseekers are unable to get a job without experience. Visit www.jobbridge.ie for more information.


  • Pavee Point Travellers Centre have published an interesting report entitled “The Use of Benzodiazepines within the Traveller community: An overview of the extent of the problem with recommended actions for change“. Click here to download.


  • The Third Annual Traveller Pride Awards will take place in December in Dublin. The awards are judged in seven separate categories, from which one will be chosen to receive the overall Traveller Pride Award for 2011. Visit www.itmtrav.ie for more information


  • The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has announced that a new further education and training authority called SOLAS (Seirbhísí Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) is to be established… visit www.education.ie for more information.

The Innumerable Advantages Of Owning An Android TV Box

Anyone that knows anything about electronics has definitely heard of the Android TV box. These devices are increasing in popularity, as we speak. Not only are they very affordable, but they can transform your gaming, web browsing, and movie viewing into a more remarkable experience. Below you will discover the many advantages that you will receive with an Android TV Box and we would like to give a shout out to our friends at http://www.androidtvboxuk.co.uk/ for sending us a sample box (which we got to keep:)).

Innumerable Functions

android box reviewsThe TV box will fit anywhere in your home, without taking up a lot of space, since it is compactly designed, but the small size says nothing about its functional ability. One advantage of the Android TV box is you can stream videos directly to your television. Not only will this offer you more ability to browse the Internet, in search of more movie availabilities, but you will have the opportunity to view new releases. Instead of spending lots of money going to the theatre, you will be able to transform your family room into a private theatre, so you and your family can enjoy movies right from the comfort of your home.

Access to Free Apps

If you do not own an iPhone, you may find it difficult to download apps from the App Store. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for an Android phone, you should purchase an Android TV box. You will have access to unlimited applications and download them to your television screen or monitor. You can hook up your USB or Bluetooth mouse to the Android TV box and play some of the most popular apps available. You will also have the option of playing online with your friends or other competitors, which is an extraordinary advantage of owning this device.

Things to look out for when buying bluetooth speakers

Bluetooth speakers are the new trend when it comes to playing your favourite music these days. Like everything nowadays wireless is the way forward and listening to your favourite bands is no different. Portable or more commonly known as bluetooth speakers are usually portable, light and very easy to use and they are perfect for those who are on the go or even those you are in to gadgets.

Bluetooth speakers are particularly useful for those who are on the move such as travelers and business men who are always on the go. Most of the bluetooth speakers are only about 500 grams so are very light and easy to transport and there are even lighter options available although the sound quality may suffer a little bit. The bluetooth speakers we tried out were 10 watts and were more than loud enough.

It is important to note that bluetooth speakers are not necessarily a replacement for traditional sound systems such as the HI FI stereos but rather a portable option. In saying that some of the high end bluetooth speakers are more than a match for traditional stereo systems. They have not being marketed as replacements for surround sound and other powerful sound systems but as an add on mainly. These speakers would not be ideal for large parties etc. and that is important to note.

When it comes to price the bluetooth speakers are very affordable usually starting at just €20.00 and moving up to €150 for the higher end models. Many options also come with iphone and ipod docks which is perfect for those of you who use your phone to double up as an ipod. The main thing to look out for when buying bluetooth speakers is obviously price, sound quality, weight, durability as they will be moved around a lot traditionally.