Say cheese: Pooch Selfie Smartphone Attachment clips as a squeaky ball to your smartphone

Capture your dog in a perfect pic using a squeaky ball attached to your phone

Logi Pop Home Switch: use it for smart home jobs such as triggering music playlists and putting on a light show.

A special ‘light switch’ allows you control your smart home devices

Slimline and light to wear but no heart rate monitor

Samsung Gear Fit 2: will go  on sale in the run-up to Christmas. Photograph: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Samsung

Customer-centred redesign of exercise tracking device sees GPS integrated

 Android smartphone: adding a memory card and storing in the cloud are just some ways to increase capacity. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

If your mobile isn’t able to store all your photos, video and music you can remedy that

London: more than 80 per cent said the city as a financial centre would suffer due to Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Survey of investment professionals reveals 62% believe Dublin will gain from EU loss

Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Organisation offers independent appeals process to those refused credit

The HP Spectre looks great and aims to rival MacBook Air

Tech tools: As the world’s thinnest laptop, new HP device is impressive but its battery could be better

Here One wireless earbuds: app allows access to Siri and Google Now.

Tech Tools: Smart earbuds connects to app that enables filtering of background noise

Laundrie is set to seek between €750,000 and €1 million in funding for its expansion into continental Europe.

Laundry and dry-cleaning company plans to open in Holland and Belgium

Ireland is being hamstrung by an inadequate high-speed broadband infrastructure, said IE Domain Registry chief executive David Curtin. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Internet infrastructure weakness has negative impact on growth potential, says registry

The Renegade 3D pen can use strips cut from plastic bottles.

3D pen uses uses plastic bottles as well and standard filaments

Most smartphones will run the basic games. Photograph: Istock

Should you finally give in and let your kid have their own device? And if so, what kind?

Amsterdam: the 115 serviced apartments will be in the Hourglass building in the city. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Group to open serviced apartments in Amsterdam as Premier Suites Plus in 2019

 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich (left) and technical marketing engineer Craig Raymond demonstrate its Project Alloy  virtual reality headset: the company is a major employer in Ireland so we have an interest in its success. Photograph: Intel Corporation/EPA

As the PC market declines in favour of tablets and smartphones, Intel needs help switching

Pokémon Go has been a surprise hit for developer Niantic since its launch on July 6th. Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters

Company moves to tap into Pokemon craze after one passenger racks up €200 bill

Instead of just popping the lid open and hoping for the best, the Dyson Big Ball Animal now has a piece inside that forces all the dust and fluff out of the bin

Dyson’s latest upright is a comprehensive upgrade on its predecessor in every respect

The 3.0 Hub: it may look like a run-of-the mill internet device, but it is rather impressive

Virgin claims its Hub will beat rival modems. It will certainly give you a better signal

Samsung has had its tough spells in recent years as some of its flagship handsets failed to hit the market with consumers, but the current Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is galvanising the company

The two companies have been battling to be top smartphone maker for several years

Mobile marketing software company Pulsate plans to create between 30 and 40 new jobs by January. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Mobile marketing software company expects to locate about half its new jobs in Dublin

The Samsung Gear VR headset is updated with enhancements. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Samsung improves on the colour, controls and padding in an update for the same €100

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data commissioner calls on consumers to be more aware of smartphone app terms

Hailo Ireland general manager Tim Arnold and the transport group’s chief executive, Andrew Pinnington. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Feature has been available to UK and Spanish customers since earlier this year

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Irish Stock Exchange sees slight rise, up less than half a percentage point to finish at 5,884

Paddy Power Betfair chairman Gary McCann. Shares in the betting firm gained 3.3 per cent during Friday’s session to end at €107.75. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish shares index rises almost 2 per cent as US jobs data boosts markets

Yahoo Messenger: Yahoo warned a few months ago that it would  cease support for the desktop application on August 5th. Photograph: Reuters

Death of the service favoured by oil traders may have been somewhat exaggerated

Virgin Media had 323,300 television subscribers at the end of June, some 9,300 fewer than at the end of March. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Communications group formerly known as UPC loses broadband/television subscribers

- Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

TV company dropped sports channels from its platform after failing to agree terms

Irish Life chief executive David Harney: “Our main focus during the quarter was on progressing the transactions to acquire Aviva Health and assume control of GloHealth,” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Costs of €16m expected from integrating new health insurance entities

Zamano warned that  lower advertising spend in the first half of 2016 had had an impact on margins. Photograph: iStock

Interactive mobile services firm says sales grew strongly in first half of 2016

The Investec services purchasing managers’ index showed moderate growth during July at 59.5. Photograph: iStock

Brexit impact is muted as new business continues to rise

EvolutionWear’s RapidSol claims to be the fastest solar charger in the world

EvolutionWear’s RapidSol claims to be up to 90 per cent faster than rivals

Sony does budget with an OK phone that doesn’t fully utilise company technology

The BlackBerry DTEK50: the company says  it is the most secure Android phone in the world.

New super-secure phone speaks to consumers’ worries about privacy

Voxpro was set up by Dan Kiely and his wife Linda.

Cork company will open music-themed office in Athens, Georgia, home of REM and B-52s

The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 brings new features to the operating system, including a more expanded role for Cortana, the roll out of Windows Hello to sign in to apps and websites, and some strengthened security features

‘Windows as a service’ model will see regular updates rather than major product launches

The latest version of Windows is out now, but how do you – and should you – get it?

The latest version of Windows is out now, but how do you – and should you – get it?

Teva said it expected to integrate the generics business quickly, and is planning to launch 1,500 generics globally next year. Photograph: iStock

Pharmaceutical acquisition was announced a year ago with $40.5bn price tag

A series of handout screen grabs show Instagram’s new Stories feature, a close copy of Snapchat’s.

New feature allows users to share all photos during their day

The Samsung Note S7 bears more than a little resemblance to the S7 Edge

Updated version of the large-screen phablet features updated camera and iris scanner

Unlike its plastic predecessors, the Note 7 is metal and glass, and despite its 5.7 inch screen, fits more comfortably in the palm of your hand

Samsung’s latest handset is big but sleek, and takes a step forward with security features

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said SiteMinder would add to the growing number of technology companies that have located in Galway. Photograph: iStock

Company offers cloud platform to the hotel industry

Central Bank Governor Philip Lane: noted the European Banking Authority’s adverse scenario credit losses were calculated based on past experience Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Philip Lane said Ireland was still on track for a broad based recovery

CRH saw its share price rise 1.75 per cent to €27.475

European shares extend their biggest monthly gain since October, with banks leading gains

Hopes of a revival of the VCR are set to be dashed as the last manufacturer plans to throw in the towel as of the end of this month.

Videocassette recorders recedes into history as last machines roll off factory line

The old view of robot servants is being challenged by software-based processes which carry out boring and repetitive tasks within a company’s IT system. Photograph: Getty Images

Development will mean moving people on to more advanced jobs and developing skills

Irish band The Strypes,with Just Eat Ireland’s managing director Amanda Roche Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry. The company is sponsoring the Electric Picnic music festival  and partnering with the Peter McVerry Trust to raise awareness of homelessness. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Mobile trade accounts for 70% of orders placed with online takeaway service

TabPro S, a hybrid device that runs Windows 10 and  links with your Samsung Android phone

A sleek Windows machine that has nearly everything you need in one box

Sony XD75 will set you back €2,250

New 4K resolution, 65-inch television to offer better catch-up services and streaming video

The National Lottery said it is the first lottery company in the world to launch such an automated Twitter service for players

Initiative allows lotto players to receive draw results by tweeting @NationalLottery

Apple’s iPhone sales may have fallen for the second quarter in a row, but chief executive Tim Cook remained reasonably upbeat.

Apple’s iPhone sales are still falling but Tim Cook is taking an upbeat view

  Samsung  stand at the    Consumer Electronics Show  in Las Vegas: Rumour has it that Samsung’s   Note 7 – to be unveiled on August 2nd – will have the curved screen of the Edge range. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Rumours of iris scanners and super-sized storage ahead of Galaxy Unpacked 2016

A verified Twitter account is that blue and white tick beside your name saying that Twitter believes you are who you claim to be

Securing that all-important blue tick on your Twitter account to verify who you are

The Tiny1 camera is designed for use in low-light situations

Camera allows long exposures to capture celestial bodies and provides star map

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: “The Sandwich Factory will extend our reach into customer channels in which we are currently under-represented.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Deal with Cranswick makes ‘strategic sense’ for company, says chief executive Coveney

If you have a Windows 7 or 8 machine that you might want to upgrade in the future, you’ll have to do it before July 29th or face paying for it in the future.

The window for Microsoft’s free upgrade is drawing to a close – and fast

Yahoo was up nearly 1 per cent. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Dublin finishes slightly lower at 5,805.29, down 0.16 per cent, on a quieter day

iPhone 6: getting rid of apps, photos and old message can help – while deleting music is a last resort. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Got the dreaded ‘storage almost full’ warning? These tips will help clean up your iPhone

The incident in which a receptionist was sent home from her temp job at PwC in London because she wasn’t wearing heels reignited the debate about what constituted smart office wear

Salesforce vice-president Melissa Di Donato says confident women will overcome sexism and take their rightful places in the board(...)

Eoghan McCabe, CEO of Intercom: the firm has overhauled its messaging platform in a bid to rival some of the consumer messaging apps

New service, with GIF and emoji support, was developed by the firm’s R&D team in Dublin

ECB president Mario Draghi: he said the ECB’s accommodative monetary policy and central banks’ pledges to provide liquidity had helped “keep market stress contained”

‘Too early’ to assess impact of Brexit vote on euro zone recovery

Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/File Photo/Reuters

Bank reports profit of DKK9.4bn in first half of 2016

Blockchain was the subject of discussion at the recent Inspirefest event in Dublin

Unlike bitcoin, this technology can prosper , leading a revolution across the fintech sector

Crowdfunding provides small, capital-lite companies with an instant pool of funding to develop projects, leapfrogging banks and the more traditional route of seed funds and venture capital backers

Campaigns to rope in backers are becoming slicker as competition for funding gets ever fiercer

The Jabra Steel is designed to resist dust, water, grime and dirt

Product aimed at outdoor workers who need something durable, reliable and with good noise-cancelling technology

Photograph: iStock

But opponents say agreement will block biosimilar drugs from entering Irish market

New office is 34th location for fast-growing tech firm

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Case was sparked by privacy campaigner Max Schrems’ complaint to data protection watchdog

IEDR chief executive David Curtin: “By creating a regulated secondary market, we are providing increased access to a respected and valued domain while protecting consumers from rogue traders”

Secondary market proposals a response to increased demand for domains

The new face of emojiis: it’s World Emoji Day on Sunday. And things are about to change again.

Because we can’t talk about Pokémon Go forever

It doesn’t look likely that Nintendo will add any more games for the system.

The updated version will hook up to your high-definition TV, good for classic games

The Nest Cam outdoor camera: Video streams live to your smartphone or tablet, and you can use the app to talk to your visitors, welcome or no.

The motion-sensitive always on camera can send alerts to your smart phone

SeeSense founders Philip and Irene McAleese: funding will be used develop new product, develop sales and marketing and carry out more city trials

Co Down firm that makes ‘intelligent’ bike lights is halfway to £500,000 target

Photograph: Victor  Blue/Bloomberg

Gotta catch ‘em all? Be prepared for the long haul

Ciara Clancy, Beats Medical.

Irish startup will present ideas to panel of healthcare leaders at Florida Hospital InnovationX

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7: €399

Great phone for the price, but the camera lets it down a little

Bagel: $69 (€62)

Bagel is a smart measuring tape that will adapt for what you need

Epson EH-TW9300W: projector will stream content from your smartphone and games console

Epson wireless projector offers 4K video in your living room

Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Higher insurance costs offset by lower prices for petrol, diesel

Bank Of Ireland, College Green, Dublin . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Move may threaten plan to resume dividend payments according to analysts

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles while posing with the trophy after Portugal won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10th.  Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

Portugal forward came out on top with 3.6m Facebook ‘likes’ by the end of Euro ’16

The Ada Lovelace Initiative began in Dublin, but has since signed up schools in Cavan, Louth, Kildare, Donegal and elsewhere

Ada Lovelace Initiative holds free tech talks aimed at transition year pupils

Move comes amid surge in number of companies seeking to start in Ireland

Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Fears over Google account access spark privacy debate over augmented reality game

First it was WhatsApp, now it seems Facebook Messenger is about to up its security levels.

Service will also have disappearing messages, Snapchat-style

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that send you out into the real world armed with nothing but your smartphone to capture Pokemon. It’s like a virtual treasure hunt. And it’s taken the world by storm.

Gotta catch ’em all? Prepare to become addicted.

Apple unveiled iOS 10 at its developer conference in San Francisco in June, and it’s expected to go out for general release this autumn. But if you can’t wait that long, you might want to look at the public beta programme. It’s your chance to get your hands on the new software for your iPhone and iPad before its general release later this year.

Want to try out the newest version of Apple’s software? Here’s how

Part of Snapchat’s  selling point has always been its spontaneity. Things are shared on Snapchat as they happen and then disappear either after a few seconds or, in the case of photos added to users’ shared galleries known as Stories, within 24 hours.

First Stories, now Memories...what’s going on with Snapchat?

If you can’t stand the heat...

David Nihill spent a year as comedian Irish Dave and founded the online platform FunnyBizz, which puts writers in touch with companies that need their help. Photograph: Loic Le Muer

David Nihill spent a year as a stand-up to try to master the art of public speaking

IE Domain Registry chief executive David Curtin said “E-commerce functionality is . . . just as important as any other aspect of running a business.”

Ireland’s domain registry says acquisition of new addresses is up nearly 50%

Beyond the script: Code Institute works with industry advisors to develop and keep up to date courses it says are addressing the skills gap that exists in the industry both in Ireland and overseas

Code Institute to use funds to roll out courses across Europe in data and analytics

Sony Xperia X:  good design and good  camera but why ditch the waterproof rating?

At €599, Sony’s flagship phone has a less powerful chip than some of the competition

The smart wallet connects to your Android or Apple phone via Bluetooth, and alerts you if you try to leave without it

Xbox One S: will be here before the end of the summer

Xbox One S has 4K streaming support, High Dynamic Range and 2TB hard drive

Photograph: iStock

Company is eyeing future growth in Internet of Things

Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Total register now stands at 305,600, with long term claimants showing a decline

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