Olivier Herbert and Miquel Ballester Salva of Fairphone, the Dutch company that aims to offer customers a phone made with the fairest possible components.

On average we look at our smartphones 110 times a day. Despite – or perhaps because of – this, most of us look but don’t see what we dig out of our po(...)

The interior of Audi’s upcoming A4, which will offer in-car connectivity via a flat-rate sim card from Irish firm Cubic Telecom which cuts out roaming charges for connected drivers.

An Irish tech firm is behind Audi’s launch of a Europe-wide, flat-rate sim card, fitted in its new models from next year, that cuts out roaming charg(...)

Qualcomm agreed this year to pay a fine of $975 million to end a 14-month Chinese government investigation into anti-competitive practices.  Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The European Commission is looking into possible abuse of market dominance by chipmaker Qualcomm, opening two investigations into the matter. The act(...)

Optical fibre: researchers at San Diego received data after it voyaged 12,000km through cables with standard amplifiers and no electronic regenerators.

Over two billion kilometres of optical fibres have been installed worldwide, a string of glass that could be wrapped around the globe 50,000 times. I(...)

Manufacturing car components to supply assembly lines around the world is a growing business

What do the decorative trim on the Porsche Macan, the software running the connected car technologies on the Tesla Model S and the air ducts on the(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Metaio augmented reality has been used by Ikea. The firm has been bought by Apple

Apple has acquired an augmented reality software firm, whose investors include Dublin-based Atlantic Bridge. Metaio’s technology merges real-world i(...)

Sony Xperia Z3+ Price: TBC Sony is taking its Z3 line of Xperia phones even more premium, with the addition of the Xperia Z3+ to the range. The tech (...)

Green Reit Stephen Vernon (left) and Pat Gunne. Mr Greene said the yield premium over Dublin is attractive.

Signs suggest the rising commercial property market tide, which began lifting Dublin more than two years ago, is now starting to raise a few other boa(...)