Siri has been in trouble many times before. In 2011, the assistant declined to offer information on abortion clinics. She also swore at a 12-year-old boy. Image: Getty

Apple is refusing to comment on allegations that the Russian language version of its voice-controlled virtual assistant, Siri, has provided homophobic(...)

Apple’s Tim Cook: “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now.” Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s decision to go public with the fact that he is gay made headlines last October, and rightly so. Few top-level executi(...)

Michel Combes, Alcatel-Lucent chief executive, and Nokia’s president and chief executive Rajeev Suri pictured together. Nokia is to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French rival at €15.6 billion

Finnish network equipment maker Nokia said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the smaller French(...)

The OnePlus One smartphone sold initially by invitation only. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

China-based smartphone maker OnePlus, is in talks to obtain Silicon Valley venture capital funding to help double its workforce as it boosts output. (...)

A line of the new Apple Watch is seen displayed at an Apple Store in New York

Overhyped or the must-have accessory? The Apple Watch has gone on pre-order, and the initial reviews have been hitting the news sites. Back in March, (...)

People wait in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district to get a glimpse of the new Apple Watch. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters 1:24

Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple’s store in Sydney on Friday to get the world’s first up-close look at the tech giant’s smartwatch, which the c(...)

Ikea’s food business managing director Michael La Cour  improved his day last week by tucking into some veggie balls at their official launch in Ikea’s Brussels store. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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  Image of the week: Ikea’s veggie balls Here’s a new entry to the Ikea vocabulary: Grönsaksbullar. They are the vegetarian or “veggie(...)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone (centre) and Galaxy S6 smartphones. Samsung expects the Galaxy S6 smartphones that debut Friday to set a sales record for the company’s high-end devices as it tries to win back customers flocking to Apple’s iPhones. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Samsung expects the pair of Galaxy S6 smartphones that debut Friday to set a sales record, with analysts predicting shipments could reach 55 million t(...)

Watch out: app developers have had to do a lot of re-imagining to cope with the Apple Watch’s small screen size. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Irish app developers are gearing up for the launch of the Apple Watch, with everything from podcast companion apps to travel software planned for the(...)

 Apple Australia managing director Tony King told the government inquiry: “I have never been to Ireland on business.” Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Apple Australia managing director Tony King has told an Australian government inquiry into corporate tax avoidance that he has “no idea” what a ta(...)