Honda has resprayed its Civic Type-R concept blue but still won’t confirm its power output.

Honda, stung hard by falling sales in Europe (eben as it expands healthily in the US and other global markets) is giving the Civic hatchback a mid-lif(...)

A screenshot of the game “Minecraft.” The game, which Microsoft likes enough to buy its parent company for $2.5 billion, has succeeded partly by demolishing generational and gender boundaries that usually carve the games business into separate categories.

Microsoft, maker of the Xbox video-game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner said that in the case of 13 of the 20 Irish apps checked, permissions “exceeded that which the sweeper would expect based on the app’s functionality after reviewing the app”. It confirmed follow-up action was being considered in four cases.

Just a fraction of mobile apps provide clarity about how they collect and use people’s personal information, according to a survey by the world’s priv(...)

Showing their new app are, from left, Matthew Mc Cann, Donal Mc Clean (mentor), Jack Gallagher and KC Grant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frustrating trip to a hotel in London sparked the idea for an app developed by four students from NUI Maynooth, who are bringing their creation to a(...)

The high-tech new 1.0-litre turbo petrol will be key to Corsa’s appeal

“We’re not out to create a line-up of Russian dolls.” That’s the word from Mark Adams, vice president of design at GM Europe, when quizzed about wh(...)

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, a showcase for upcoming updates to Apple hardware and software. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

If announcements by major mobile players this month are anything to go by, the future landscape for mobile phones will feature more fences and walled (...)

Attendees photograph a Spreadtrum low-cost smartphone, which will cost $25 and runs with a Firefox OS operating system, during a Mozilla news conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Bloomberg

Can a cellphone maker produce a smartphone for just $25? That is the hope of Mozilla, the nonprofit company that created and maintains the Fir(...)

WhatsApp founders Brian Acton (left) and Jan Koum at the company headquarters in Mountain View, California in May 2013. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

The relationship between Facebook and WhatsApp started in spring 2012 over coffee at a German bakery. It was consummated on Valentine’s Day wit(...)

Microsoft said today it would buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for €5.4bn. Photograph: Reuters

Shares in Microsoft fell by almost 5 per cent in early morning trading, as the software giant announced it is to acquire Nokia's phone business and(...)

Quarterly sales of Nokia smartphones weaker than expected. Photograph: PA

Weak quarterly sales of Nokia smartphones raised the heat on chief executive Stephen Elop, whose decision to adopt Microsoft’s untested Windows Phone (...)