Prime minister Li Keqiang said China will lower the annual GDP growth target to about 7 per cent from 7.5 per cent, the slowest in 22 years. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For decades now the conventional narrative on China has been massive inflows of capital for manufacturers to take advantage of the cheap labour and ex(...)

The home of the future will be full of connected appliances, allowing for increasing automation of everything from heating to entertainment

Picture the scene: as you make your way home, laden down with shopping for the evening meal, your house senses your approach, turns on the lights and (...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)

Paramedics work to free the 52-year-old woman from the clutches of her robotic vacuum in South Korea. Photograph: Changwon Fire Service Headquarters.

When a South Korean woman invested in a robot vacuum cleaner, the idea was to leave her trustworthy gadget to do its work while she took a break from (...)

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(...)

Former professional skateboarder Tony Hawk holds the X1000V action camera  during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Sony unveiled an ultra-high-definition action camera as it challenges GoPro in the market for filming extreme sports. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 2:30

High definition continued to dominate the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as Sony and Panasonic revealed their plans for the futur(...)

European stocks fell for a third day, led by a drop in energy shares. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 0.2 per cent to 333.24 in London. The gauge (...)

 The new LG OLED TV, introduced on press day for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show  in Las Vegas. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Samsung and LG are preparing to go head to head in 2015 as the battle to win over consumers in the TV market steps up a gear. Ahead of the open(...)

Workers install an advertisement for a new S’UHD TV from Samsung Electronics on the side of the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

First it was ultra high definition TVs, then came the curved TV. Now Samsung has increased the stakes in the TV market, unveiling its new S UHD TV at (...)

epa04381742 Visitors walk to the trade fair entrance during the first media day of the international Consumer electronics and Home appliances fair IFA (for 'Internationale Funk Ausstellung'), in Berlin, Germany, 03 September 2014. IFA will take place from 05 to 10 September 2014.  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

Samsung kicked off the IFA technology show in Berlin yesterday by presenting its new Note 4 device and a new virtual reality headset, while Microsoft (...)