The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are brightly colored, can be upgraded to Windows 10 when that mobile operating system finally debuts, and although pricing may vary by carrier, they will start as low as €139 euros for a 3G version and €159 for a 4G LTE model.

Microsoft is setting itself up as the antiflagship phone maker at least until Windows 10 comes out. At the Mobile World Congress here on Monday, Micro(...)

Visitors  take pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 during the Mobile World Congress. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images 1:34

Samsung Electronics has built wireless charging into its latest flagship products - the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.The new smartphones were unveiled at Mob(...)

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designe(...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

Bank of Ireland: ‘We never ask for personal banking details such as account numbers and pins’

Paul Horan has a gripe with Bank of Ireland, where he has an account. “I have provided the bank with my mobile phone number and I have, from time t(...)

Thousands of Samsung smart TV users in Ireland were unable to access online services such as Netflix and Youtube. Photograph: Reuters

Samsung’s supposedly smart televisions weren’t acting so smart earlier this week when millions of its customers all over the world were unable to acc(...)

Digital music: mainstream for some time

Digital music has been mainstream for some time, with download services such as iTunes putting the music format into the hands of even the most staunc(...)

Technology companies have spent years trying to persuade people to put away their credit cards and pay with mobile phones instead, but consumers have (...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)

David Eun, head of Samsung’s Global Innovation, said the service of newly-acquired mobile company LoopPay is “accepted at more locations than any competing service”

Samsung Electronics has announced the acquisition of US mobile payments company LoopPay, signalling its intent to take on Apple in the emerging field.(...)