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At the turn of the last century, kitchens were considered the bowels of the house where servants toiled, and into which family rarely – and guests nev(...)

The new Galaxy Note Edge, shown to  media in New York yesterday. Smart-card chips are used in products such as mobile phones, bank cards, passports and pay-television cards.  Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The European Commission has imposed a €138 million cartel fine on groups including Samsung and Philips for rigging the European market for smart card (...)

Golf coach Michael Bannon with his award

Michael Bannon, coach to Rory McIlroy, has been named as the the Philips Sports Manager of the Month for July. Bannon has been Rory’s swing coach for (...)

An employee works on the halogen light production line at the Royal Philips automotive lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Philips said today it expects its core profit to rise in the second half of the year after cost-cutting measures, but said 2014 would still be a chall(...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)

An employee performs tests on halogen lights at the Royal Philips NV lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Philips is to merge its lighting components businesses into a separate unit worth up to €2 billion which may be listed – a major step in its ongoing s(...)

Ryanair finished 0.9 per cent lower at €6.91, with the airline announcing that Howard Millar plans to step down as deputy chief executive and chief financial officer in December

European stocks were little changed, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index capping its fourth straight quarterly gain, as contracts to buy previously owned(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

A Nintendo Wii game console sits on display. The company said it would appeal a decision by the a UK court that it violated two patents  for recognising hand gestures and motion on the Wii. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Royal Philips has won a UK court ruling in a global battle over patents for recognising hand gestures and motion on Nintendo’s Wii computer-gaming de(...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)