The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday in Hemel Hempstead, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

With the arrival on these shores of the seriously over-hyped Black Friday shopping extravaganza, it might be time to take note of the wide a(...)

The intelligence files released by Edward Snowden showed the NSA was looking in on “World of Warcraft” and other online games in an attempt to eavesdrop on potential terrorist groups

The headlines were sensational. Fox News: “Joystick Jihad.” The Daily Express: “Did Isis terrorists use a PlayStation 4 to plot Paris massacre in the (...)

Within weeks of our buying a Sony, VHS-only video libraries sprouted up around the country offering all those Schwarzenegger and Stallone films.

The announcement this week that Sony was finally going to cease production of Betamax video cassettes was a bit like hearing some dimly remembered sta(...)

Tipp top: Fearghal McKee onstage with Whipping Boy at Feile '92 in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Myles McDonnell sighs at each passing compliment feted upon Whipping Boy’s second album, Heartworm. It’s not an impolite gesture. The former bassis(...)

Deezer said it expected net proceeds of about €291 million from the IPO

Music streaming service Deezer said it expects to raise €300 millionfrom selling new shares when it lists on the Paris stock exchange later this month(...)

Citywest: GlaxoSmithKline and AbbVie have just signed leases at  Riverwalk blocks in the business campus

More evidence of the upsurge in demand for office space comes with news of two significant lettings at Citywest Business Campus. GlaxoSmithKline, the (...)

Sony’s sensors are used in a range of smartphones and have helped lead a turnaround at the firm.

Sony said it will split off its semiconductors operations to bolster growth in devices such as image sensors, which have emerged as the company’s stro(...)

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 (...)

Tearaway Unfolded

When Tearaway hit the PS Vita in 2013, it was a breath of fresh air. The cleverly designed game was built for Sony’s handheld, and showcased its ca(...)

Matt Jacobson, one of Facebook’s first employees and now its head of market research, on the roof of his home in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

In 2005, Matt Jacobson was 44 and looking for a new job after leaving Quiksilver, the surf brand. A friend suggested that he meet with an unknown star(...)