All three major US indexes were up almost 2 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday and crude oil rebounded after strong US economic data and hints from a Federal Reserve policymake(...)

The homescreen of an Apple Watch smartwatch. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Apple, which launched the Apple Watch in June, is within striking distance of leader Fitbit in the wearable devices market, market research firm IDC s(...)

A prototype of a driverless car  in a photograph provided by Google. Yet much of the research to get us to the cusp of driverless cars has been carried out over the past 20 years with state support, in particularby  the US government-funded Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs and through to Elon Musk, society likes to attribute the big tech breakthroughs to a single individual. The latest s(...)

A dragon head in Beijing, China. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Global markets may be blaming their jitters on the economic slowdown in China, but in the streets of Shanghai and Beijing there are few signs of panic(...)  headquarters in China: company stock sank below its initial public offering price of $68 for the first time. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang has told employees to “forget about the share price” and focus on their jobs as the group’s stock sank below its (...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

If your iPhone photos are a little blurry and out of focus, it might not be down to your lack of camera skills. Apple is recalling a limited number(...)

Timbuk2 Blue Bottle Travel Coffee Kit

Griffin Skyview Conjure up your own in-flight entertainment with Skyview, a multi-device holder from Griffin, makers of all types of personal el(...)

Spotify said recently it now had over 20 million subscribers and more than 75 million active users

Music streaming service Spotify has apologised to users over the introduction of a controversial new privacy policy that has caused consternation amon(...)

Google’s new data centre will employ people in a variety of roles.  Photograph:  Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Files

Google is building a new data centre in Ireland and investing €150 million in the project. The centre will be its second owned and operated data faci(...)