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Image of the week: Sign of the times There’s a new addition to our occasional series of updates from the world of robotics. Meet Ms Aiko Chihir(...)

Windows 8 may still be trying to hit its sweet spot with consumers, but that hasn’t stopped the devices from coming thick and fast. From laptops to hy(...)

Google was one of four tech companies involved in a settlement worth $325 million with  64,000 employees.

Four major Silicon Valley companies have formally agreed to pay $324.5 million (€238 million) to settle claims brought by employees accusing them of c(...)

Mason Hayes & Curran managing partner Declan Black said that despite the upturn in the economy downward pressure on legal fees remains  a feature of the firm’s business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Law firm Mason Hayes & Curran increased its turnover by 8 per cent to €48 million in 2013 following a strong finish to the year d(...)

Ray O’Connor: “The worst thing for me to do is to cut a good employee”

Ray O’Connor emigrated to the US in 1983 with $500 in his back pocket and an unwavering confidence that he would succeed, nothing more. It was this be(...)

Everyone is doing tablets these days. Toshiba’s latest offering is the Excite range, and the Write, as you’d imagine, is the one that comes with a sty(...)

A customer and a clerk talk near Sony Corp’s logo at an electronics store in Tokyo . Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sony cut its full-year profit targets and posted a net loss for the September quarter as its struggling TV operation fell back into the red, highlight(...)

Car boot sale: great way to sell a little bit of everything

Over the past five years, austerity has reduced the income of a typical Irish family by about €300 a month. Not only that but today households around (...)

Handout image released by iFixit.com shows a disassembled Apple iPhone 5S handset during a product teardown. Photograph: iFixit.com/Reuters

Apple’s newest smartphone models hit stores today in many countries across the world, including Australia and China. For the first time, Apple is sell(...)

The Galaxy Gear may have grabbed the headlines at IFA in Berlin, but other products were worth a look too. Toshiba’s Camileo X-Sports camera is (...)