Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China’s mobile company Xiaomi.  This year the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is poised to cement its place as one of the most powerful phone-makers in the world’s most important market.(Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters)

In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore. Over the summer, a Chinese company, Xiaomi, took the No. 1 position (...)

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas  holds a press conference on the Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2014, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

R&D investment by companies in Ireland is more than double the world average, according to new research, which bolsters the State’s claim to be an(...)

Job fair at Donghua University in Shanghai: China has a roaring domestic market in technology.  Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

In the year-end predictions game most technology forecasts tend to be either blue-sky or boring, flights of imagination or a firm grasp of the obvious(...)

JK Shin, president and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics, shows off company’s new Gear Fit fitness band during its launching ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group’s heir apparent opted to ke(...)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s front-facing camera offers  a “selfie option” that makes your skin look great.   Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

It’s an indicator of just how big the average mobile phone has become that I barely batted an eyelid at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It’s a change from (...)

A man tries out a Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note Edge during the 2014 Korea Electronics Show in Goyang

Samsung has accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvid(...)

Pictured at Web Summit 2014 (l to r) Jeff Hagins of SmartThings, Paddy Cosgrave of Web Summit and Anna Scally, partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms at KPMG.

The sheer scale of the numbers associated with the 2014 Web Summit can almost distract from what happened at the event: billion-dollar businesses, mil(...)

Love & Robots was founded by sisters Emer, Kate, and Aoibheann O’Daly and spanish software engineer Miguel Alonso

Irish 3D printing startup Love & Robots has won the ESB Spark of Genius Award 2014, beating off stiff competition from fellow finalists Restored H(...)

 Samsung: building production facilities in China.  Photograph: EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China’s economic growth is showing signs of flagging, but that has not deterred South Korean companies from stepping up their interest in the world’s (...)

It is alleged that orders for iPhones, iPads and Samsung devices were placed by David Parry with the intention of making gains for himself.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man is to go on trial in Belfast accused of carrying out a £28,000 (36,000) smartphone and tablet scam. David Parry (25) faces 17 counts of fraud by(...)