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

Phree: costs $198

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

High definition security camera to keep a watchful eye

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

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

Sony MDR-1ABT headphones: quality teamed with convenience.

Can headphones really be high-res and wireless? Sony takes its best shot

Lightweight lights can be strung together wirelessly – €57 (single pack)

Electroloom 3D fabric printer

You can have a wardrobe of clothes that were made to fit you from head to toe

Dark humour meets maths in this clever puzzle game

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary said the company regretted Hertz’s decision to end its car hire supply agreement with the airline. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Car hire firm terminates agreement from noon, claiming breach of contract

Resolution scheme has been extended several times. Photograph: Collins Dublin.

Scheme to allow orderly wind-up of credit unions was first introduced in December 2011

Photograph: Thinkstock

MVNO will begin operation later this summer as part of ‘significant investment’ for Ireland

Bulmers maker C&C said trading was mixed in the first quarter of the year.    Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Export markets, US shipments put in better performance over three months

Eye on you: 1990s European regulations on data protection predate much of the far more sophisticated technology in common use today.

Earlier run-ins on the issue have helped the company by serving as a warning against complacency, says its head of privacy in Eur(...)

Some 37 critical updates were released for Windows Server 2003 in 2013

July 15th last day of support for software, with no more critical updates; more than 20,000 Irish servers still using outdated pla(...)

John Phelan, national manager for HBan: “HBan is well-positioned to help business angels find the right type of early-stage company and maximise their chances of a successful investment.”

HBan supports the early-stage entrepreneurial community throughout Ireland

David Coallier:  “All over Ireland now we are producing great indigenous tech companies that are taking on world markets.”

Positions due to be filled by year’s end, bringing to 45 number employed at the Cork firm

Apple Music: Getting started seems easy but it can take a while to inform Apple exactly what music you like. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Apple Music matches rivals Spotify and Deezer when it comes to streaming music

New wifi streaming camera has improved night vision to keep a close watch on what you care about.

Who needs more moisture in the air here? A lot of people actually

But the rechargeable footwear makes for an expensive toy

Digital downloads are becoming less popular as consumers turn to streaming services such as Spotify

Digital downloads are on the decline as consumers turn to music streaming services

Before it all started to go horribly wrong in Vault 774

Radroaches, raiders and fire are the least of your worries in this vault simulator

Petrel Resources chairman John Teeling. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Lack of interest’ in junior explorers hits shares in company

Order 66 says its Batman 3D costume can be recreated, in about four weeks, with the correct proportions

Costume created to coincide with release of long-awaited ‘Arkham Knight’ video game

Ireland has been leading in elearning going back about 30 years

Lack of digital strategy for schools is opportunity for growth in sector that already employs 2,500

Eircom Wholesale’s fibre broadband, which offers speeds of up to 100Mb per second, currently extends to 1.2 million homes throughout the State, covering about half of the households and businesses in the country

Pure says it chose Eircom’s wholesale business based on national reach and future-proofing of network

Fun, engaging and sneakily educational games for iPad

Take your music on the go this summer with Sony’s small but powerful speaker

Myle Tap:  not only will it save your musings for later reference, it can also launch applications on your smartphone without you ever having to touch it

Touch-activated voice recorder compatible with Facebook and Twitter apps

Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Firm gets funding under Horizon 2020 programme

Machines ‘walk’ the earth in third-person RPG due for release next year on PlayStation 4

Adam Boyes, vice-president of publisher and developer relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America, speaks about “Destiny: The Taken King” video game during an event ahead of the E3  in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

At E3 2015, it was all about gamers, with consoles and virtual reality top priorities

Guitar Hero, a game that puts you on stage with the band, in front of a real crowd,  close enough to see their reactions – and they aren’t shy about sharing it with you

Live action shoot of significant proportions with motion-controlled camera rig taking place of guitarist

Cyberith’s Virtualizer: the device can read sitting and crouching movements, as well as walking and running

Oculus, Samsung, Virtuix, Cyberith, Sony and Microsoft all want you moving in real time

Oculus Rift: The headset looks a bit cumbersome, but it’s light and relatively easy to put on
Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift probably isn’t something that will appeal to everyone

Run Phones

Run Phones are aimed at those who have an active lifestyle

Can a watch be both smart and subtle? We put the Nevo to the test

Long-awaited game set to make its debut on next-gen console

Dreams allows you to create your own world from scratch.

Collaborate, explore and create in Media Molecule’s latest project

Attendees react to  announcements during a Sony event ahead of  E3 in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Firm hits back at rival Microsoft as it reveals The Last Guardian, Shenmue III plans

David Rutter, vice president and general manager of Electronic Arts, speaks with retired professional soccer player Pele. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Fifa 16, Need for Speed and Mirror’s Edge 2 vie for space with Star Wars, Unravel

Yu Suzuki (left), creator of Shenmue with  Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Adam Boyes at the Playstation press conference ahead of E3 in Los Angeles. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Game almost reaches $2m goal less than 12 hours after it kicks off

Dice senior producer Sigurlína Ingvarsdottir introduces ‘Star Wars Battlefront’. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

EA unveils new gameplay footage at E3 press conference

Pete Hines, vice president of marketing and public relations of Bethesda Softworks, speaks at Bethesda’s press conference ahead of E3. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Trailer shows the blood-soaked demon hoardes are back in all their glory

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, announcing that  Xbox One owners will be able to play their old Xbox 360 games on the new console.

Up to 100 Xbox 360 titles will be available to play on Xbox One later this year, with both digital and disc-based games included i(...)

Todd Howard, game director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, introducesFallout 4. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Doom gets its debut at company’s first E3 press conference

The Los Angeles Convention Centre, home of the annual E3 games exhibition. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Virtual reality expected to play increasing role at annual event

The Oculus Rift headset. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Company also links up with Microsoft to integrate Oculus with Windows

A still from Star Wars: Battlefront

You can battle hordes in a 40-person competitive multiplayer or take solo missions

European regulators have opened a formal antitrust investigation into clauses included in Amazon’s contracts with publishers. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Regulators ‘concerned’ that contracts may limit competition and choice for consumers

Developer teams up with experts to ensure subject is ‘sensitively and accurately’ handled

Ryanair is still required to reduce its stake in Aer Lingus to no more than 5 per cent, British competition authorities said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ryanair says it will appeal ‘ridiculous’ decision following IAG offer for airline

NearForm: the company recently announced it would add 100 jobs to its operation, and is targeting a total headcount of 150 by the end of the year

Silicon Valley engineer joins software firm to help build on its continued growth

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, at the  Apple World Wide Developers Conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple Music, announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference, was expected

 Havok’s managing director David Coghlan: “It’s opening up something different that hasn’t been seen before. A lot of our customers are striving for Hollywood-style experience on consumer grade hardware.”

With new software, designers hope to be able to bring new dimensions to games

The overall messaging market will fall in value by $600 million, from $113.5 billion last year to $112.9 billion by 2019, according to new data from Juniper Research.

Instant chat apps will double in volume over the same period, according to data

SoftCo co-founder Susan Spence:  firm said it had done deals worth €1 million for its SoftCo eClaims 2.0 software, which is concentrating on delivering cost savings to hospitals. Photograph: Maxwells

Providence Hospital and UPMC CancerCenter network sign up for SoftCo’s products

The Canon EOS M3 offers the benefits of the compact camera with the power and flexibility that interchangeable lenses can bring

Innovative keyboard  connects to your device using Bluetooth low energy and even supports multitouch

Two-in-one device aims to save you space

New Immerse headset uses your smartphone to create VR world for 3D games or films

The redesigned Xbox One controller includes a headset jack.

New console also comes with redesigned controller cofounder Michael Crean in Barcelona.

Company takes gold in entrepreneurial category of European Ecommerce Awards.

Purchase is part of a joint venture with Clarendon Properties

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue onstage at the company’s development conference in California.  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Tech firm also unveils iOS9, OS X El Capitan at developer event

Nintendo gives shooters a family-friendly makeover with this colourful paintballing romp

The RetroTek Mobile Retroreflectometer measures the visibility and retro reflectivity of the road markings taking into account real driving conditions.

Company plans to use Horizon 2020 funding to accelerate product plans

More than 300 areas currently without access to high-speed broadband will get service

New orders helped by a fall in the euro against the dollar and sterling

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