Soundwave founders Brendan O’Driscoll, Craig Watson and Aidan Sliney.

Music streaming company Spotify has bought Irish startup Soundwave for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will see the music analytics firm integrat(...)

This  mock “killer robot”  in central London during the launch of a campaign calling  for the ban of lethal robot weapons attracted plenty of attention. But does such an image do the cause much good? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you take killer robots seriously? If not, maybe you should. That’s the argument put forth this week by over 2,000 technology, science and artificia(...)

Tech leaders and scientists including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak warn that the deployment of robots capable of killing while untethered to human operators is “feasible within years, not decades.”

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called au(...)

An Apple 1 computer. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed and hand-built the computers and sold them for $666.66 each.

A $100,000 cheque is waiting for a mystery woman who donated a rare computer to a Silicon Valley recycling firm. CleanBayArea in Milpitas, California,(...)

Will it be Woz? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on the shortlist to be immortalised in wax at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology figures have been waxing lyrical on Twitter this past week. Or at least, they’ve been getting excit(...)

Last November, Get Invited founders Kyle Gawley, David Turner and Christopher Murphy were meeting for coffee across Belfast with a variety of l(...)

Otto Ryder, Maciek Smyk and John Naik from Arklow Community College, Wicklow, with their project “A Study of the Association of Diet and Physical Activity with Child Overweight and Obesity” , at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition at the RDS in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Never underestimate the power of a science and technology fair. As thousands of young people and adults cram into the RDS for the 50th annual BT Young(...)


The new music discovery app from an Irish start-up has already found itself some high-profile fans. Steve Wozniak described it as a music product that(...)

A new tech festival aims to discover the next big thing, enabling music technology companies to pitch ideas to potential investors. The Hard Working(...)

Brendan O’Driscoll, co-founder of Soundwave, pitches at SXSW in Austin, Texas

“Bono predicted it, we built it and Steve Wozniak endorsed it” – Irish entrepreneur Brendan O’Driscoll about his new music-discovery app Soundwave whi(...)