3D printing may not be as satisfying as building something with your own two hands

The maker movement has been around for some time. Groups of like-minded people who are interested in doing things for themselves come together to lear(...)

Cloud Computing: Even though the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform launched a revised public service ICT strategy in January, the announcement on March 16th that the GCSC project was being abandoned caught many by surprise. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Technology companies, rather than taxpayers, ended up carrying the cost of the decision to cancel a major cloud computing plan for the public sector, (...)

Windows 10 for phones ties in with the desktop version of the software; in fact, it’s all the same

Microsoft is upping the stakes in the smartphone war. Windows Phone 8 is about to be consigned to the dustbin; Windows 10 is the future. At least, Mic(...)

Microsoft  and Google likely to be among the candidates scouting locations. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A lobby group for the wind energy sector expects “several” large US multinationals with operations here to announce major investments in windfarm-pow(...)

Now that Apple is everywhere, it may be time for techno-hipsters to pledge allegiance to Microsoft. This is not the ‘Excel spreadsheets’ Microsoft of (...)

Internet Explorer has seen its usage numbers fall as consumers turn to rival browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Could Internet Explorer’s days be numbered? Reports from Microsoft’s convergence event in the US this week indicated that the software, once a main(...)

The move into smartphone apps could further dent console sales, some analysts said

Shares in Japanese video game maker Nintendo on Wednesday notched their biggest daily gain since listing as investors cheered the decision by the cre(...)

Microsoft’s plans to upgrade Windows users in China is a unprecedented attempt to get legitimate versions of its software onto machines.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Microsoft is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to(...)

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will venture into smartphone games, heeding calls from investors to boost revenue by taking iconic characters like Super Mario to players increasingly shunning its consoles.

Japanese video game maker Nintendo will venture into smartphone games, heeding calls from investors to boost revenue by taking iconic characters like (...)

Facebook recorded a slight increase in government requests for account data in the second half of 2014. Photo: Reuters

Facebook has clarified its community standards to make clear what is considered acceptable content on the social network, providing guidance on polici(...)