Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is seen projected on a video screen as she delivers a keynote address during the 2014 DreamForce conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Traffic has ground to a halt on San Francisco’s Howard Street in the Mission District. Funk music pumps onto the sidewalk. Young men – and they are mo(...)

Sony has been impressing with its compact Xperia phones, but its tablets are also worth a look. Like the phones, the Xperia Z line of tablets are buil(...)

will.i.am annouces the launch of i.amPULS at Dreamforce 2014  in San Francisco, California.

Pop star turned tech entrepreneur will.i.am finally unveiled his first product at an event in San Francisco this week: a smartwatch.The Black Eyed Pea(...)

CSR, short for Cambridge Silicon Radio, specialises in connectivity, with its chips used in products such as speaker docks and Apple-owned Beats headphones

Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip maker CSR for $2.5 billion, pushing out its rival Microchip Technology to win the British Bluetooth specialist which i(...)

Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends an event in New York in May. The pay equity issue hit the headlines and social media last week when Nadella suggested women in tech shouldn’t ask for pay raises but should instead trust the system and rely on “karma” to get what they deserve. Photograph: Reuters

A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after (...)

A new Mercedes-Benz car is seen at a parking lot outside a dealership in Beijing. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency r(...)

Manufacturers are rolling out internet-connected burglar alarms, televisions and light switches. Google’s Nest (pictured) has also partnered with companies including Whirlpool Corp and light bulb maker LIFX to integrate their products with its thermostats and smoke detectors. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Samsung Electronics is to buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest (...)

A Mercedes-Benz logo outside the company’s Shanghai office. Nine officials from China’s anti-monopoly National Development and Reform Commission’s antitrust investigation team sprang a surprise visit to the office on Monday, interviewing senior executives and confiscating computers. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song

China has cranked up its antitrust investigation into Microsoft, saying the software giant should not obstruct an investigation by Chinese regulato(...)

China’s state administration for industry and commerce is probing Microsoft for antitrust violations. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

After Starbucks, GlaxoSmithKline, Apple, McDonald’s and New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, now it’s Microsoft’s turn to feel the pressure from China’s (...)

Tyndall National Institute chief executive Kieran Drain, said he can see real progress with the implementation of the strategic business plan.

The Tyndall National Institute in Cork generated an income of €30.6 million in 2013, according to the institute’s latest annual report. The report sai(...)