1. Scale Retractable Roller Ball Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the Scale Retractable Roller Ball has a distinctive triangular cross-sec(...)

“Apple may well prove a value trap – who knows? – but the notion ‘value stocks in tech just do not work’ is pure fiction.” Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Bear market a reality for many investors A renewed bout of China-induced nervousness resulted in stocks selling off hard last week, triggering the us(...)

The  Blackberry Passport smartphone. Second-quarter revenue at the compnay  plummeted and smartphone shipments hit their lowest since at least 2007. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

BlackBerry chief executive officer John Chen said the company has found the low-point of its turnaround after second-quarter revenue plummeted and sm(...)

BlackBerry said two licensing deals, with Cisco Systems and an unnamed company, made “significant contributions,” but did not disclose the terms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BlackBerry shares fell yesterday on uncertainty about what drove growth in the company’s crucial software segment in the first quarter. Shares were of(...)

Smartphone maker Blackberry is cutting jobs as it “reallocates resources to capitalise on growth opportunities and achieve profitability across all its business segments”. (Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is cutting jobs across the world, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The comp(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple arrives to speak with Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group (r) at the Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference in San Francisco, California on Tuesday. Cook told the audience that he doesn’t believe “ in such laws as laws of large numbers”. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

An onstage interview with Tim Cook on Tuesday turned into a mini-debate about mathematics that left everybody in the audience a little bit dumber. Gar(...)

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market.

Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, acco(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen introduces the Passport smartphone. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Last month, the company that pioneered the concept of the smartphone unveiled a brand new device featuring a completely different screen size from pre(...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc, unveils the Fire phone in Seattle last week. photograph: mike kane/bloomberg
Why Did Amazon Make a Phone?

Shortly after he introduced the new Fire phone last Wednesday, I spoke with Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, about the device and Ama(...)