Energia’s windfarm at Long Mountain, Co Antrim is one of a series of investments by the company.

The €145m windfarm can provide enough energy to power 50,000 homes

The ReActiv-8 device has begun a new trial aimed at securing a premarket approval for the US.

Company has already begun commercialising back pain device in Europe

David Whelan,  of Immersive VR Education, speaking last year. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Waterford-based tech company to expand educational virtual-reality platform

Tech Tools: Never come home to a cold house again thanks to new smart controller

The Tinitell watch, which has built-in GPS,  works as a phone and a way to locate your child.

Tech Tools:: Device allows parents to keep track of their children thanks to its built-in GPS

Eir is rolling out its wifi calling service according to the most popular phones on its network.

Tech Tools: Making calls over wifi could save you frustration and lighten your bill

Bill Blake, left Virgin Media, head of strategy, Jessica McCabe, regional director Ookla and Paul Farrell Virgin Media vice president of commercial. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Red House’ service offers extra in-home help and more support from Limerick help centre

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But startups should look at moving to Berlin or Warsaw, study claims

Once operational, the solar plants combined will provide enough energy to power 9,000 three-bedroom homes

Firm granted planning permission for new solar farm in Cork

Visitors at GamerCon at Dublin’s Convention Centre: gamers who managed to attend the event faced lengthy queues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ticketholders spent hours queuing in rain on Saturday after being told venue was full

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton with eShopWorld CEO Tommy Kelly and team members at the firm’s new global HQ in Swords. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

Company unveils plan to invest €25m in development of its ecommerce platform

 Young gamers at GamerCon, in the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Organisers blame health and safety restrictions for lengthy wait to get into venue

Reading online can lead to endless distractions.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Discover apps and services to help you make the most of your reading time online

The event,  promised access to YouTube stars, sneak previews of games and several eSports tournaments. Photograph: Getty Images

Organiser apologises for delay saying it underestimated traffic flow

 Bolands Mills roof restoration in progress and the overall site of Bolands Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BAM Ireland wins contract for major development in Dublin’s south docklands

Tech Tools: Mid-range phone offers some of Samsung’s higher-end features

YouTube star Clare Siobhán is one of the guests at GamerCon, at the Convention Centre in Dublin this weekend

Two-day event sponsored by GameStop will include eSports, cosplay and YouTube stars

Senstone, which bills itself as the intelligent wearable voice recorder

Tech Tools: Wearable voice recorder is always at the ready

Tech Tools: Inspired by Nintendo’s Game Boy and the cult of Mario

Jet.com’s Mike Hanrahan (left) at the launch of Career Zoo with Jackie Slattery and David Ryan: “One of the big assets for Jet was the culture, the technology, the people.” Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Irish man’s US ecommerce operation plans to double its technology team

‘Ireland plays an important role in the provisioning of cloud services through the various multinationals that host in or base their data centres in Ireland.’ Photograph: iStock

Recap will help develop next generation of flexible computing system

WhatsApp: it’s end-to-end encrypted, so no one can gain access to your messages unless they are the intended recipient. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Keep the CIA – and other snoopers – from hacking into your messages

Vault 7 is expected to deliver more leaks in the future. Photograph: iStock

Wikileaks is grabbing headlines amid new spying fears

Julie Sinnamon of Enterprise Ireland: “A key element of 2017-2020 strategy is to help Irish exporters build scale.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Programme for 2017 will focus on industries such as life sciences, fintech and construction

The new Sony Xperia XZ smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Tech Tools: New flagship Android phone packs in features

A survey has revealed  that up to 64 per cent of consumers view businesses who use free email addresses as less trustworthy. Photograph: Sylvain Sonnet/Getty Images

Research finds 77% trust companies that use a website and professional email address

Creative Outlier Sports: sweatproof and lightweight, with a decent battery life.

Tech Tools: Lightweight Bluetooth headphones deliver good battery life

Dublin-based NewsWhip has teamed up with First Draft News to support publishers in France to help debunk hoaxes and dispel rumours.

Newswhip’s Spike tool rolled out in verifying coverage of French presidential election

Thousands of Vodafone customers experienced disruption with their service for a brief time earlier today after a power cut in Dublin city centre hit the company’s network.

Interruption due to power cut in Dublin city centre

The Apple Pay service is protected with your device’s pass code or Touch ID fingerprint reader. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tech giant deploys multiple layers of security for system pitched as protected and private

Team aims to cut cost and environmental impact of carbon fibre materials’ production

 Irish Ferries brand owner Irish Continental Group said earnings  rose 10.6 per cent to €83.5 million last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stronger Irish economy buoys ferry firm as sterling weakness impacts figures

Most online services will force you to have a password that is a mix of numbers and letters.

Any password that can easily be guessed should be dismissed immediately

 Twitter has rolled out measures designed to stop abuse. Photograph: iStock

Twitter has new measures to deal with abusive users: what are they and do they work?

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Users can now receive emails up to 50MB in size

The Data Proection Commission is not generally keen on cameras in cabs, saying, “The continuous recording of passengers in taxis is not compliant with the data protection legislation.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Net Results: We all live our lives on camera now but some spaces should still be private

Chunky smartwatch with exercise tracking is aimed at more demanding users

iPhone users can now customise their AirPods with ColorWare

Tech Tools: ColorWare’s custom paint jobs make AirPods stand out

The Nokia 3310 with some polished looks and a €59 price tag. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Tech Tools: The iconic phone makes a comeback in slightly different form but still has Snake

The Leaving Cert: A new Irish website aims to make the State exams less stressful. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

ExamLearn, devised by three students, has both paid and free study options

Twitter: The company’s “troll problem” has been cited as a possible reason it has not yet found a buyer.

Measures designed to identify accounts that break rules, then impose a ‘Twitter time out’

The Central Bank found some motor insurance policy holders were not told of settlements paid to claimants that could affect future policies

Almost three-quarters of consumers surveyed felt their claims process was fair

CarTrawler’s chief commercial officer Aileen O’Mahony: “Like CarTrawler, Justfly.com operates at the forefront of online retailing innovation by constantly investing in technology.”

Irish online travel agent targets growth with new deal with North American travel firm

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Hidden games, screen pinning: 10 things you might not know your phone can do

 Donald Trump: Traders are taking a wary stance ahead of his  address to House and Senate lawmakers on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Irish index of shares ends the day 0.75 per cent lower and all major US indices fall

Intercom chief executive and co-founder Eoghan McCabe. Photograph: Martin Lacey

Technology start-up with 2016 revenue of €47 million passes 100,000 monthly users

Artist’s impression issued by Center Parcs of how the Village Centre at their Longford Forest resort will look. Photograph:  Center Parcs/PA Wire

Limerick-based Roadbridge gets infrastructure contract for €233m Irish holiday project

Tablet with an app controls several features in the home such as door lock, lights, washing machine, surveillance camera, music, water use and more. Woman press the tablet, that shows a icon of a house.

From heat and light to safety and security, you can now control everything remotely

The Canon EOS 800D is a little on the pricey side for anyone who doesn’t view photography as a serious hobby  but it offers some decent features for the money

Tech Tools: New EOS offers full HD video, 24MP sensor and 45 autofocus points

Sphero’s latest toy allows you control the mini-robot by gesture and tap into Jedi mindset

Sharing images from the M6 is simple, with wifi and NFC built in

Tech Tools: mirrorless camera packs punch but comes at a price

In Europe venture capital funds invested $1.4bn   in fintech firms last year, compared with $1.2bn  in 2015. Photograph: iStock

Overall funding for fintech sector falls as M&A activity declines during 2016

New Virgin Media survey finds increased confidence among firms

Pinterest’s Promoted Pins feature allows advertisers to promote their products on the main page used by users

Feature already available in US gives firms a direct line to consumers who use the site

 Uber sexual harassment: chief executive Travis Kalanick has promised action

The account of a former Uber engineer who says she was propositioned by her manager highlights problems in male-dominated tech ind(...)

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iOS 10 has some hidden tricks to help make life easier

Indeed president Chris Hyams: “What has drawn us to Dublin is the incredible diversity in the workforce.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Chris Hyams thinks there could be more opportunities for Ireland post-Brexit

Microsoft employs more than 1,200 staff and 400 contractors at its campus in Sandyford, Dublin.

Tech giant to hire 500 for new sales centre and further 100 across existing operations

Cindy Gallop said sex tech wouldn’t be taken seriously until it proved that it could make a lot of money.  Photograph: iStock

MakeLoveNotPorn founder Cindy Gallop says sector has ‘huge opportunity’ for jobs

Retroblox: modular console that will play everything from NES and gGenesis games to PSX and Sega CD

Tech Tools: The new device will play everything from NES to PSX

HTC Vive: a bit pricey

Tech Tools: Jumping into virtual worlds comes at a hefty price

Bow wow-factor: the Actijoy

Tech Tools: Actijoy acts as your pet’s personal trainer and health monitor

EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 winners Paul Quigley and Andrew Mullaney of NewsWhip at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland awards. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin-based trend prediction company set to develop technologies and increase staff

Dawn Walsh of Kernel Capital; Des O’Leary, CEO of OncoMark; Prof William Gallagher, co-founder of OncoMark; Deirdre Glenn, manager of the life sciences sector at Enterprise Ireland; and Kevin Healy of corporate banking at Bank of Ireland

Company seeking to commercialise new test OncoMasTR for early-stage breast cancer

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge and the S7 will be the first phones to get Eir’s wifi calling at the end of the month

Feature allows customers to use wifi to make calls and send texts using mobile number

“Every year hundreds of start-ups seeking funding approach us. It is our job to assess them, and identify which ones are investment-ready before introducing them to potential investors”

Halo Business Angel Network currently on the hunt for fresh investment funds

If you are heavy data t here is little point in having a plan that has only 1GB or 2GB of data. Instead, opt for  an unlimited plan. Photograph: iStock

Get smarter with your smartphone by choosing a plan that matches your needs

Time to get rid of your car in favour of a flying vehicle?  Photograph: iStock

Uber is back in the news – but this time, it’s not for Trump-related reasons

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor; ACT Venture Capital’s managing partner John Flynn; AIB’s Ray Fitzpatrick; and Enterprise Ireland’s Donnchadh Cullinan. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography.

ACT Venture Capital can invest up to €1m in 25 companies over next four years

Red Planet founder Karl Aherne and Brendan Jennings, managing partner with Deloitte Ireland.

Company carved out market niche by matching corporates with startups

Search and rescue is another area in which there is  a growing interest in drones

People of all ages use the airborne machines for everything from photography to toys

Tech Tools: Touch controls? High quality display? Apple is trying to hit all the marks

The cargo-carrying robot, Gita, can reach speeds of up to 35km/h, so it can keep up with your pace even if you are cycling

Tech Tools: New device can carry up to 18kg of gear and reach speeds of 35km/h

The Samsung Family Hub fridge is on sale in Ireland for  €4,199

Fridge lets you see what’s inside via your phone and monitors use-by dates on food

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor speaks after the announcement of job losses at HP Inc in Leixlip, which echo  Dell’s situation in Limerick in 2009.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

IDA says Ireland’s technology sector is strong, but we need to heed the warning signs

Although they are now separate companies, HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are still located at the same site in Leixlip

Jobs will go over the next 12 months, company confirms

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Safer Internet Day kicks off around Europe

The Frontline Ventures team. The venture-capital firm aim to invest between €200,000 and €3 million in software companies at the pre-seed and seed stages over the next four years.

Fund aimed at early-stage business-to-business firms to invest in up to 10 each year

When you click on the fake link, you are asked to re-login to Facebook. What actually happens is that scammers are collecting your email and password information, then taking over your account. Photograph: iStock

‘Is this you?’ asks a ‘friend’ on Messenger. Don’t reply – they’re phishing for passwords

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Roaming charges are on the way out but you still might need to keep an eye on your data use

If you delete your account, Uber may not wipe all your personal data away immediately. Photograph: iStock

Jumping on the #DeleteUber trend and making sure your account stays deleted

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Prof Tony Lewis, emeritus beaufort professor at University College Cork; Dr Jimmy Murphy, co-ordinator of Marinet2, and Katie Lynch, research engineer, MaREI. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Pan-European project designed to speed up development of off-shore renewable energy

Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/File Photo/Reuters

Parent company expects lower than forecast profits as competition heats up in India

Amarenco Infracapital Renewable Investments (AIRI) is a joint venture between infrastructure investment firm Infracapital and Irish renewable power company Amarenco. Photograph: Getty

Joint venture will target greenfield projects in Ireland, UK and France

Danske Bank: Net profit at the group for the year was 19.9 billion Danish krone (€2.67 billion), a rise of 12 per cent year on year. Photograph: Bloomberg

Strong performance from Irish corporate division also recorded for 2016

Ed Duffy, Founder and CEO of Nines PV, and James Wright, head of the Department of Electronic Engineering at IT Tallaght: The addressable market opportunity for  dry etching production  is estimated at more than $1 billion. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Nines PV’s new dry etching method could reduce cost of making solar cells by up to 25%

Campaign aims to improve our mental health and highlight risks from heavy social media engagement

Tech Tools: It’s got mechanical keys, but also wireless connection to three devices

The device links to your smartphone or tablet so you can always be alerted when someone is at your front door

Tech Tools: Ring makes it look like you are home, even from other side of world

Canon Eos 5D Mark IV

Tech Tools: If you’re serious about your photography, maybe you would

GirlCrew founders (L-R): Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Aine Mulloy

Dublin-based global women’s friendship network has more than 80,000 members

Slack offers a number of tools to users of its regular product offering – search, instant messaging, shared channels, voice and video calling – that can also be used in Enterprise Grid

Single-layer Enterprise Grid platform already rolled out by IBM, Paypal and Capital One

The company recorded new highs in sales of iPhones, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple Services during its all-important fiscal first quarter. Photograph: Reuters

Outlook clouded by strong dollar and challenges in China

Britvic recently expanded into the US, Brazil, Spain and India with its Fruit Shoot brand. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Overall revenue rises 4.3 per cent for Britvic Group as British sales remain strong

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And a few reasons why you might want to reconsider

Twitter  has been testing the Explore feature since last year. Photograph: Bloomberg

The social media company has launched a new ‘Explore’ option on the mobile app

A number of retailers, both international and national, are in talks to locate at Carlow Central shopping centre, which s set to open in 2018

When completed the Carlow Central scheme will include 200,000sq ft of retail space and 640 car spaces

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And there are plenty of them about, trying to sell you everything from phone competitions to weight loss pills

Employment levels continue to rise in the Dublin region, with the construction and industry sectors showing significant expansion. Photograph: iStock

Unemployment falls but property prices and rents continue to rise in the city

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