Fitbit’s Flex is  an “electronic coach”. The firm offers bracelets and clip-on devices which monitor your physical activity, especially steps taken, pace and heart rate. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

The Tudor Queen, Elizabeth 1st, was reputedly among the first in the world to wear a clock on her body, an “armlet” received as a new year gift in 157(...)

Bolands Mills: being redeveloped by Nama to the tune of €150 million. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

I was sitting at Grand Canal Dock the other day, past the wall people used to write on in honour of U2, which is now covered with hoarding for whateve(...)

A banner which translates as, ‘Uber get out’ is displayed across a taxi windscreen during a protest in the southern city of Marseille as taxi drivers demonstrate against UberPOP. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulatanne/Getty

Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the US company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and th(...)

A New York-based software developer tweeted Google about the fact its app had  mistakenly labelled a black couple as being “gorillas”. Image via Twitter.

Google has said it is “appalled” its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being “gorillas” and has removed the ‘gorilla’ tag from its (...)

Revenue has collected in excess of €1 billion in Local Property Tax since 2013, €45 million of which went to the household charge. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

A Google maps system is being used to track Local Property Tax (LPT) payments across the State, the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has heard. R(...)

Here in Europe, Spotify rules the roost when it comes to streaming music. However, having launched on Monday, Apple Music looks set to change all of t(...)

Digital downloads are becoming less popular as consumers turn to streaming services such as Spotify

When Apple announced in June that it would be starting a streaming service within weeks, it wasn’t much of a surprise. The company had signalled its i(...)

Malin will appoint three directors to the board of 3D4Medical, including former head of Google Ireland John Herlihy. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish-based life sciences company Malin has acquired a 38 per cent shareholding in 3D4Medical for a consideration of $16.4 million. As part of the dea(...)

Ryanair has said customers in Greece can pay with cash at airport ticket desks. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ryanair has said customers in Greece can pay with cash at airport ticket desks. A spokesman for the airline Ryanair said many Greek customers were una(...)

Self-driving just one of the hugely expensive technologies in which car makers now need to invest

A report by New York-based consultancy firm Alix Partners reckons that the globe’s car makers are looking down the barrel of some seriously uncomforta(...)