Overload: it’s no coincidence that the Radio feature, which chooses music for you, is so popular. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are a disconcerting number of psychological studies showing that humans aren’t very good at making choices. Give us a few options and we can (...)

A visitor uses his smartphone in front of an advertisement of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphone at a Samsung Electronics shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in the smartphone industry. (Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)

Samsung Electronics on Thursday offered a downbeat outlook for the second half of the year as smartphone market growth slows and ahead of the expecte(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella (pictured) says the tech giant wants to move from “people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Wi(...)

Windows users who have registered their interest will be notified once Windows 10 becomes available. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US software giant Microsoft has started the roll-out of Windows 10, an upgrade that will work across all Windows-powered devices, from smartphones to (...)

Modern 191-bedroom hotel in Cork has extensive conference and leisure facilities. Photograph: Tony Healy

The landmark four-star Clarion Hotel on Cork’s Lapps Quay is on the market at €30 million through joint agents JLL and Savills. If it sells at its gui(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)

Investors’ initial response to Apple’s recent earnings was to wipe more than $60 billion in value off the company, a “crash” that garnered headlines a(...)

Tech leaders and scientists including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak warn that the deployment of robots capable of killing while untethered to human operators is “feasible within years, not decades.”

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called au(...)

Ryanair closed down 2.5 per cent at €12.01 after cautioning that overcapacity could weigh on average fares. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European stocks posted their biggest five-day drop this year amid investor concern over China’s economy as shares tumbled in Shanghai and data disapp(...)

The Apple Watch could have sold up to 2.5 million units, Juniper analysts said. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple may not be revealing exactly how many watches its has sold in the last quarter, but analysts at research firm Juniper have been crunching the(...)