Ireland has been leading in elearning going back about 30 years

Ireland is poised to take advantage of the expected growth in the educational technology industry, with the potential to create jobs and boost the eco(...)

‘It was not at all surprising to read that a study of the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest, just like previous studies of top chief executives, revealed their most common field of study, by some margin, was engineering.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

The tantalising headline caught my eye some weeks ago: “What degree should you study to become a billionaire? The result might surprise you.” But it w(...)

Prof John Morrison:  current cloud service delivery models were inefficient with regard to energy consumption

Researchers at University College Cork are leading a €4 million EU-funded research project to improve energy efficiency in cloud computing. The proj(...)

Intel vice president Margaret Burgraff will be among those who will speak at the three-day sci-tech festival Inspirefest

A new international three-day sci-tech festival is taking place in Dublin this week, with the aim of showcasing diversity and leadership in science, t(...)

Coder Ciara Whelan (9), whose project is all about making her doll’s house interactive with an Intel Galileo board. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ever scratched your head trying to figure out what bus or train to catch when visiting an unfamiliar city? A young Irish coder can help. Another yo(...)

NearForm: the company recently announced it would add 100 jobs to its operation, and is targeting a total headcount of 150 by the end of the year

Waterford firm NearForm has appointed Silicon Valley engineer Eran Hammer to its team. The developer, who has previously worked for Walmart and Yahoo(...)

 Havok’s managing director David Coghlan: “It’s opening up something different that hasn’t been seen before. A lot of our customers are striving for Hollywood-style experience on consumer grade hardware.”

Irish technology firm Havok is set to raise the stakes in video game realism, with a software product that brings new detail and games physics to eff(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: airline advanced 1.7 per cent to €11.75. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European and US shares rebounded after several negative days of trading, amid optimism that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors. In Europe, s(...)

Ransomware attacks rose by 165 per cent in the three months of the year, according to Intel’s McAfee Labs Threats Report for May.

The number of high-tech extortion schemes almost doubled in the early months of 2015, a global report has claimed, while attacks on Adobe Flash softwa(...)

Set for take-off: helping people to move around public spaces, such as offices and airports, is the next great challenge facing the early-stage indoor mapping sector

Captain James T Kirk believed that space was the final frontier. He was wrong. Scientists may not have finished mapping the universe we live in, but a(...)