Because it removes banks as intermediaries for payments, BitCoin threatens a major function and income source for the institutions. This is especially true in the area of remittances

BitCoin. Is the story all over for the much-discussed cryptocurrency, or has it just begun? In 2014, stories about BitCoin and various, lesser-known c(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

Mary Mulvihill: Ensured that generations of notable Irish women of science and technology were not entirely forgotten, or left as mere footnotes to (men’s) history.

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death last week of Mary Mulvihill, science writer and broadcaster, editor, speaker, blogger, tour guide, and out(...)

Since Stuxnet’s exposure in 2010, 20 countries have announced digital warfare programmes

The Stuxnet computer worm temporarily succeeded in its goal of crippling Iran’s controversial uranium enrichment programme but, as the world’s first d(...)

Harvard Business School: the study conducted by Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann and DocSend looked at 200 start-ups that successfully raised more than $360 million, from a range of top venture capitalists. Photograph: Stephen Rose/Liaison

Have a start-up looking for funding? Know you are going to be the next big thing? You have just under four minutes to use your “pitch deck” – your dec(...)

There is a growing convergence between the internet of things and the world of manufacturing. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Often considered one of the most traditional areas of business, the manufacturing sector is outstripping every other industry in the adoption of cutti(...)

Now more than ever, the broad capabilities that come from arts and humanities degrees need to be valued and retained. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

When I recently attended the project showcase by graduates in technology and psychology at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology (IADT), in Dún(...)

“Private-equity and venture-capital play an ever increasing role in Europe’s capital markets. In 2014, we saw a clear pickup of investment and divestment activity across Europe, supported by robust fundraising,” EVCA chief executive Dörte Höppner said in a statement

Private-equity investment into European companies rose to its highest level in five years in 2014, with €41.5 billion going into European firms, a 14.(...)

Belgian authorities have taken Skype to court because it refused to allow two suspects’ Skype calls to be tapped. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

When is a phone call not a phone call? Microsoft-owned Skype is arguing that while it offers voice communications over the internet to customers it i(...)

IADT student Jack Luke trying out a wireless assistive display housed in a 3D printed enclosure capable of transcribing speech into text to assist the hearing impaired

A blue robotic hand sits on a stand on one table. On another, a cube constructed of LED lights flashes sequences of shapes expressing mathematical equ(...)