Philips ambient light flatscreens at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Berlin show sees larger screens for phones and TVs

Ion Duo Deck: €85

USB turntable and cassette player converts your music collection

Minimalist accessory tilts scales in favour of starter baker and wannabe chef

Batteriser: From $20

A ‘sleeve’ that helps tap into your batteries’ unusued power

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

A range of devices can help ease the load of a busy college life

Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony shows off the company’s new mobile phone, the Z5.

Sony adds to its Xperia line with three new models

But company deposits show first increase since April, driven by overnight category

Doctors and other professionals could save on transport costs if they had flexible work arrangements. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Survey shows many professionals would be drawn back to work by such arrangements

Coillte is selling around 300 masts and equipment locations for an undisclosed sum.

Transaction includes around 300 masts and equipment locations around the country

Eoghan McCabe: he is already on his third company Intercom, having seen his second, Exceptional, sold for an undisclosed sum

Intercom’s Eoghan McCabe puts making internet personal at heart of business

Google’s tech hub network has come to Dublin with the announcement of a partnership with Dogpatch Labs. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Dogpatch Labs members will get access to mentor programmes and tech hub work space

Doro Liberto 820 Mini: a decent alternative Android device

At €199, budget-friendly smartphone will appeal to older users seeking a touchscreen system

The iBackPack: tempting

Bag starts at $99 and has built-in batteries, GPS and even Bluetooth speakers

The Tab S2  is available in two sizes: 8 inches and 9.7 inches

Starting at $399.99 and thinner, lighter and sleeker than before, the new Tab S2 means business

An employee select a bunch of Fyffes bananas at  a Fyffes ripening and fruit distribution plant. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Group says it is still on target to meet increased earnings predictions

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, earlier this year. Photograpr: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

M is backed by team of Facebook employees, mixing technology with human expertise

Irish Ferries vessel the Isle of Inishmore arriving at Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Strong trends continue over peak summer period as freight, car volumes rise

Company’s Irish engineering operation will increase by 70 within 12 months

‘Bidding to host the ICIS conference is very competitive and Dublin won out against Munich, Vienna and Istanbul,’ said Prof Brian Fitzgerald of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The IrisH Times

Up to 1,500 will attend 37th conference on information systems at Convention Centre

Up to 100 voluntary redundancies possible as insurer seeks to trim costs by €7m a year

Tech giant is repairing a batch of iPhone 6 Plus phones with a faulty component

Peter Crosby, chief executive, Mainstay Medical. Picture: Nick Bradshaw

Company will use money to build momentum towards commercialisation of ReActiv8

Pat Kenny at the launch of UTV Ireland at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. The station has struggled to grow its audience.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Firm responds to speculation in recent days that it will sell TV assets to ITV

Vodafone’s new services will include co-location, managed hosting, private cloud and infrastructure as a service. Photograph: The Irish Times

Move is part of company plan to improve cloud computing and hosting business

Ronan Harris: “Part of being at Google is that we expect people to try things and to fail.”

Ronan Harris brings a vision for change to his new role after 10 years with the tech giant

Google’s new data centre will employ people in a variety of roles.  Photograph:  Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Files

Tech giant will invest €150 million in project and employ 400 people during construction

Hackers who stole customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com dumped 9.7GB of data to the dark web on Tuesday fulfilling a threat to release sensitive information. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

But out of date and ‘harvested’ email addresses may have been used to sign up to site

Digital business company to use Ireland as a base as it targets European market

Perfect Bake promises to help you get to grips with cakes, cookies and other treats simply by hooking up your phone or tablet to the scale and following the instructions

Can a smart scale help you improve your baking skills?

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords. Keywords has acquired video game art service company Liquid Development for $9 million.

Dublin-based firm says addition of Liquid will beef up its game development services

The Edge+ comes with a 5.7inch screen, a quad HD AMOLED display with more than 500 pixels per inch

Company launches bigger version of the S6 Edge unveiled only a few months ago

According to the company  you’ll get a nine to 12-mile range from a one-hour charge

Make like a Premiership footballer with the latest mode of transport

Carphone Warehouse outlet in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

iD claims it will save consumers €166 per year and allow personalised phone plans

Company to double sales and customer care teams as it plans international expansion

Petroceltic’s chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Contract will cover a central processing facility, an industrial base and product export system

NTR is planning to split its European wind business from the rest of the company, in a move that will see the remaining business take on a new name. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Wind assets to be separated from toll road, waste water and energy storage units

When you are having your first child, it’s tempting – almost natural – to look at the most expensive options for everything. Photograph: Thinkstock

Few first-time parents will get through their first year without shelling out the guts of €4,000, but it doesn’t have to be like t(...)

The new Galaxy S6 edge + is expected to launch in Ireland next month Photograph: Getty Images

Latest phone has 5.7-inch, dual-edge screen

It’s not quite Marty McFly territory, but it’s getting closer

Revolights: From $199

New system claims to be the safest in the world for cyclists

Nest Protect: costs €119

A smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that earns its smart stripes

Firm’s €2m expansion aimed at growing customer numbers

According to the Ireland’s Digital Future report by UPC, the average Irish household now has 4.7 internet-connected devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to smart TVs.

With children now using mobile devices at much younger ages, parents need to get savvy to monitor their child’s online activities (...)

Baskin-Robbins returning to Ireland with plans to open a number of shops across the island as it seeks to grow its market in Europe.

Speciality ice-cream chain, owned by Dunkin’ brands, aims to open stores in Republic and North

New system will link Nova Scotia, Slough and Cork with 100Gbps transmission speeds

 Frankie Kiely and Mark Thuroe of GoCambio’s IT team in the Philippines riding a pedicab

Bartering language lessons for food and accommodation can bring you to some special places

Effective Software raised funding from AIB’s Start Up Accelerator Fund through ACT Venture Capital, with some participation from the Boole and Bloom investment syndicates and existing investors.

Technology company planning to increase staff from 16 to 35 in next two years

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has taken action against Vodafone Ireland

Online customers need to be informed of their rights to cancel contracts

Freaks3D: costs $299

Lightweight printer is about size of a laptop and compatible with power banks

Canon ME20F-SH: cost $30,000

Camera comes with ISO of 4m which means it will shoot footage in very low light

The Moto G can be submerged in up to a metre of water for 30 minutes with no ill effects

Budget smartphones get tougher to beat with bigger screens and better cameras

UDG said it had a strong third quarter. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Group reiterates full-year guidance as nine-month figures show ‘significant’ growth

Bill Kyle, chief executive of Irish Life. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Company contributes €45m to parent company Great-West Lifeco’s profits

Ireland’s services sector continued to grow in July. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Euro weakness helps firms win new business in UK, but also hits profitability

iOS 9 marks the first time Apple has invited the public to test a full release ahead of its general launch

For the first time Apple has invited public to test full release ahead of general launch

Apple Macs are vulnerable to Thunderstrike 2, a bug that spreads through infected hardware. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

What you need to know as manufacturers scramble to deliver patches after vulnerability discovered in both PCs and Mac computers by(...)

 Stockflare aims to deliver key metrics and information on any stock in the world quickly and will launch in the US market first. Photographer: Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg

London fintech firm co-founded by Irishman aims to make investing in shares simpler

What you need to know as manufacturers scramble to deliver patches after vulnerability discovered in both PCs and Mac computers by(...)

Angry Birds 2: Bigger, badder, birdier? Not quite.

Sequel may be fun, but in-app purchases means it falls short of the mark

Increase in seat capacity, new routes pushes Dublin growth ahead of European average

Sedicii founder Rob Leslie

Technology group has developed system that means passwords and other identifying data do not have to be transmitted to verify us(...)

Ryanair said passenger numbers hit 10 million in July. Photograph: Paul O’Driscoll/Bloomberg News

Passenger traffic rises 11% year on year as airline’s load factor hits 95%

The Volkswagen Passat GTE.

Passat GTE to get you more than 1,100km with a full tank and fully charged battery

Strencom chief executive Tim Murphy with Storage Online managing director Lewis McMahon: Strencom has acquired Storage Online, which offers disaster-recovery services.

Deal will increase Strencom’s turnover by €2m over next three years, says company

High definition security camera to keep a watchful eye

Phree: costs $198

Draw, doodle or sketch on almost any surface with high-tech ‘pen’

Chipolo: costs €24

Bluetooth tag means you’ll never have to do the ‘where’s my keys?’ dance again

Motorola is offering two new Moto X handsets – the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play, which will go on sale in Ireland in September. The company claims the third generation Moto G, available in August, is water resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.

The new Moto X and Moto G models are aiming for a purer Android experience

Richard Morton, investment manager, Dublin BIC; Adrian O’Connor, chief executive of Benetel; and John Doyle, co-founder of Benetel.

Wireless firm aims for 80 per cent growth

Beautifully crafted, but is Yoshi’s latest outing style over substance?

Window 10 is the follow up to Windows 8 and attempts to right many of the wrongs that Windows 8 unleashed on fragile consumers who just wanted to know where the hell their Start button had gone.

Windows 10 attempts to right many of the wrongs of the ambitious Windows 8

Capacity on Aer Lingus’s long haul routes rose in the second quarter of the year. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Airline is hit by increased fuel costs and adverse movements in foreign exchange

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which is set to launch in the next few hours.

Success for its latest generation of software is critical for the company after several flops

Roald Dahl’s ‘Twits’ makes its mobile debut

Uber will employ up to 300 people at the Limerick centre, which will support Uber’s operations outside the US. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Taxi and ride-sharing company to open customer service operation in city

The OnePlus 2 will be unveiled officially in a virtual reality-compatible presentation at 3am Irish time.

New handset will be sold through invite-only system

The interior of Audi’s upcoming A4, which will offer in-car connectivity via a flat-rate sim card from Irish firm Cubic Telecom which cuts out roaming charges for connected drivers.

Flat-rate sim cards to be introduced in new models from next year

The Apple Watch could have sold up to 2.5 million units, Juniper analysts said. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple has not released official figures for the device, but revenue could be as high as $1bn

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: punches above its weight

Budget handset that bucks the ‘cheap’ trend

Make calls and listen to music with Captain James T Kirk’s ultimate accessory

Customisable, personalised: it’s a cut above your average console controller

Dr John Tinsley: said the announcement signalled the firm’s ambitious growth plans

Iconic Translation provides cloud-based translation solutions to language service and translation companies

New MVNO is set to launch later this summer, with an eye on 6% of mobile market

La Rousse Foods provides premium foodservice products to its 1,300 customers around the country.

Value of deal was not disclosed by Aryzta, which is aiming for top of foodservice market

Monthly figures showed more muted increase of 0.3%, CSO figures show

The Ashley Madison leak exposed sensitive data, including intimate photographs that may have been sent through the website.

Hook-up site Adult Friend Finder suffered security leak with details of 4m users published

Blaine Doyle of GlowDx, one of the companies taking part in IndieBio. Photograph: Tomas Tyner/UCC.

Cork-based accelerator teams early stage companies with mentors and support

Louise Phelan: The opportunity for us is huge. We’re only getting started. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Company employs 2,400 people in Ireland and plans to add 500 more by 2018

Airspeed: €1.5 million investment in facilities across the country to help deliver multi-gigabit connectivity.

Company does deal with Coillte to use tower on Three Rock Mountain

A protestor takes part in a demonstration against Irish Water in Dublin. Payment compliance will be key for Irish Water’s ability to raise revenue and deliver on its investment programme, the troika said in its report. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Banks should have ‘leeway’ to set interest rates, new report says

The camera has been shrunk to make it GoPro’s lightest, smallest yet

New action camera is smallest and lightest Hero yet

The LazyLock is designed to sit alongside existing locks if you aren’t quite ready to give up the keys

Bluetooth and wifi controlled locks you can open with your smartphone

If you  want to try to learn to manage your stress, this handy little device is a good start

Can you really learn to manage your stress with a mini sensor and a smartphone?

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos: Twenty years ago, he started the tech giant in his basement.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Once a niche supplier, Amazon is now part of the everyday shopping landscape

New capital will allow company to grow its international business

Chinese technology firm Huawei has bought the software defined networking (SDN) technology of Irish firm Amartus.

Chinese technology firm has bought the software defined networking technology of Irish firm Amartus

Kara Swisher: “I think the quality of people writing for online has gone up dramatically from just a few years ago and will continue to go up as more people enter the workforce.”

Kara Swisher believes the quality of online content is getting better all the time

Tony O’Malley, chief executive of Fujitsu Ireland, says the   Army exposes you to people management at an early stage.

Chief executive Tony O’Malley spent 16 years in armed forces

Love/Hate:  great Irish TV series

Conference intended to promote Ireland as a location to create programming

Pure Telecom’s new broadband service will  primarily use fibre

Provider aims to deliver speeds near 100Mb/s to majority of customers

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