Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, speaks about the Apple Watch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

It is a rule of consumer technology that prices fall: what starts as an unfeasibly expensive gizmo eventually becomes affordable and accessible. The (...)

 Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

The announcement last month that Apple is to planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, alongside a twin development in Denmark,(...)

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designe(...)

Last month, however, Google announced it was effectively shuttering the Glass “open beta” project, and withdrawing Glass from sale

‘Underpromise and overdeliver” is a widely cited mantra in the technology industry, but by its very nature, it’s a business that likes to invent the f(...)

Jason Mayden: “I was rejected by Nike three times, I wrote letters, I sent my portfolio, and on the next time, I figured instead of just sending queries through the mail, I would actually send a portion of who I am, and I just told my story rather than just show them my work”

Most boys want to become star athletes when they grow up; rather fewer want to become star designers. But for Jason Mayden, growing up in an unforg(...)

Annie West: to speak at Sligo Swell

The already busy calendar of Irish start-up technology events gets a new addition this weekend with the inaugural Sligo Swell conference on Saturday.T(...)

Apple Watch:its success will stand or fall on the quality of its software

I have developed a deep appreciation for a German word, one of those ungainly-looking compounds that nevertheless elegantly captures a feeling we bare(...)

iTunes store: value proposition for consumers was actually the greater convenience of the iTunes/iPod ecosystem over illegal downloading sites rather than the music itself

To get a deeper understanding of how disruption works in the real world, it’s always a valuable exercise to assess the contrasting fortunes of various(...)

Serial host Sarah Koenig told the story of the  1999 murder in Baltimore of student Hae Min Lee and  conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed

When record-breaking podcast Serial made its debut at the beginning of October, aired as a special episode of the long-running public radio show This (...)

The abuse of the hooded men of Northern Ireland ultimately led to the abuse of the hooded man of Abu Ghraib. Photograph: AP

It was April 2004 when the first photographs from Abu Ghraib prison emerged, images that first revealed the grotesque US abuse of detainees. The abidi(...)