People sample the Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR virtually reality headset. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Virtual reality was once a science fiction fantasy. The idea that we would one day be able to disappear into a computer generated world – and like it (...)

Samsung smartphone owners will have known since April that S Health is a great all-rounder of a fitness app, but the good news is that it is now avail(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Andrew McGrath is a 23-year-old student from Limerick and he wrote to us looking for help in connection with a phone company and a bill pay contrac(...)

 Bloggers and journalists look at new Sony products at the company’s booth during the first press day for the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) at the exhibition grounds in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The connected home may be nothing new, but at this year’s IFA consumer electronics exhibition, it seemed as if every manufacturer was keen to push its(...)

Travel Gear by Tom Kelly
  • Travel
  • September 5, 2015, 01:00

THINOPTICS GLASSES and PHONE CASE Remembering one’s reading glasses is almost as big a pain as needing the blooming things in the first place. Thin(...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

With the start of the college term on the horizon, it’s time to start stocking up on the college essentials. Not the traditional essentials like noteb(...)

Forget Shark Week – this is Shark Life. The Discovery Channel has its own virtual reality company, Discovery VR, which has made a bunch of 3D Mythbust(...)

Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony shows off the company’s new mobile phone, the Z5.

Sony is back on the path to future growth following the restructuring of its electronics business that began three years ago, company chief executive (...)

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(...)