A Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone.  Ahead of the opening of the IFA electronics show in Berlin, Sony unveiled the new Z5 range, which includes the standard flagship Xperia Z5, the smaller Z5 Compact, and the new Z5 Premium.

Sony has added to its Xperia mobile phone lineup with a trio of new mobile phones that include what the company says is the world’s first 4K handset. (...)

The Edge+ comes with a 5.7inch screen, a quad HD AMOLED display with more than 500 pixels per inch

Samsung knows big phones. It made the category a popular one in Europe following the launch of the Note back in 2011, and since then phone sizes have (...)

Dr Peter O’Brien and Dr Patrick Morrissey of the Irish Photonic Integration Centre with a photonics packaging system at the Tyndall National Institute.Photograph: Provision

Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb was a bright idea when first introduced, but now researchers have found even better things to do with light, using(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

 HTC One M9:  Taiwanese company’s flagship smartphone failed to impress when it was released earlier this year in April. Photograph:  Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

HTC announced plans to cut 15 per cent of its workforce soon after it warned of an unexpectedly large third-quarter loss, as the ailing Taiwanese smar(...)

The new Galaxy S6 edge + is expected to launch in Ireland next month Photograph: Getty Images

The mobile wars have stepped up a gear, with Samsung unveiling a supersized version of its S6 edge phone and a follow up to its Tab S, the Tab S2. Th(...)

China’s Lenovo Group will lay off 10 per cent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal(...)

Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena i(...)

Apple won a ruling against  a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of texts after she switched to  Android. Photograph: Reuters

Apple won a ruling beating back a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of (...)

Given the poor profits in the smartphone market, there clearly will be market turmoil with mergers and acquisitions, and outright business failures. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Worldwide shipments of smartphones have just had a stellar quarter. According to research firm IDC, global shipments between April and June reached 33(...)