IBM  denies the number of layoffs will be anywhere near those suggested in the “Forbes” report. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

IBM to axe over 100,000 employees? The company hastened this week to counter claims in a story by Robert X Cringely in Forbes that it intends to make (...)

Eamon Devoy, the general secretary  of the TEEU  who signed the agreement with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices, said that it was important for workers to be retrained to meet the demands of new technologies. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

An Irish trade union has signed a historic agreement with one of America’s largest unions that will lead to training for Irish workers in additional s(...)

A US stealth bomber approaches for mid-air refuelling: stealth aircraft are one of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s biggest success stories. Photograph: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang

The US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is involved in many different areas because the creation and prevention of strat(...)

Eamonn Sinnott, the new president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland

Rising healthcare and property costs could threaten Ireland’s competitiveness, the new president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has warn(...)

 Google:  reached a new settlement with Apple over claims they and other Silicon Valley companies conspired to not hire from each other. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Apple and Google reached a new settlement over claims they and other Silicon Valley companies conspired to not hire from each other after a judge conc(...)

The Intel plant in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Gardaí have identified the phone used to create a bomb scare at the plant. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating a bomb scare at the Intel plant in Co Kildare have traced the phone used by the caller to ring in the threat.The man at the centr(...)

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(...)

Intel: results on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Indicators: Irish trade balance (Nov); US labour market conditions index (Dec). Other: Taylor Wimpey trading update. (...)

Want to know how someone goes from selling falafels at festivals to running their own rave-reviewed hipster eaterie? Then pop along to Trinity’s Scien(...)

 Mark Fields of Ford talks about Ford Smart Mobility at CES. Photograph: EPA/MICHAEL NELSON 2:30

As the curtain is set to fall on yet another CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the usual debate is almost certain to raise its head: is(...)