Apple have sold over 1 billion iPhones since it was first launched over 10 years ago, but a lot of the technology within the iPhone originated from public funded research and development.
Thousands descend on the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas to check out the latest in must have gadgetry, including self-tying shoes, tech for your dog and anti-radiation underwear. Video: CCTV
A purpose built ferris wheel in southern China allows cars to be stacked on top of one another, meaning 12 can be parked in a space designed for two cars. Video: CCTV
With the popularity of messaging apps such as Whatsapp and Snapchat continuing to grow, Amnesty International have releasded a report outlining just how private private messaging apps are.
Google makes a new hardware push and attempts to take on Apple with its new 'Pixel' phone. Video: Reuters/Google
Kirobo Mini, a 10cm tall robot, has been designed to help bring companionship to those who may be feeling lonely. Pictures: Toyota
On the whole the physical changes to the iPhone 7 Plus are minimal. On the inside, it’s a different story. Irish Times journalist Ciara O'Brien talks about some of the phone's key new features.
Solar Impulse 2 completes the first fuel-free flight around the globe, returning to Abu Dhabi 16-months after it began its journey. Video: Solar Impulse
Sped up video of the SpaceX rocket landing one of its Falcon 8 rockets on May 27, 2016. Video: SpaceX
Drone footage became increasingly popular and affordable in recent years. Here are some of the videos that captured the publics' imagination. Video: Reuters/ Fáilte Ireland/Raymond Fogarty/ Flyability
Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. Video: I3D/Microsoft
Microsoft introduce 'Seeing AI', a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around them. Video: Microsoft
Drones take flight in Dubai as part of the Gulf state's first World Drone Prix. Video: Reuters
Bruce Sewell, Apple’s general counsel had to resort to paper and ink after his iPad appeared to fail. Sewell was giving testimony in the Apple and FBI privacy hearing. Video: House Committee on the Judiciary Hearings
Boston Dynamics release footage of a new version of their Atlas robot, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. Video: Boston Dynamics
Amazon promotional video has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like. Video: Reuters
JetPack Aviation, a company that says they have created 'world's only true jetpack', releases a video showing its CEO David Mayman carrying out a flight around New York's Statue of Liberty. Video: Reuters
Digital Development Editor of The Irish Times, Hugh Linehan, looks around Machine Summit, a section of the Web Summit, to find out what technology we're likely to be using in the next few years.
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