Google may by the king of online search, but it isn’t the only game in town, and Irishman Derrick Connell is keen to ensure internet users alwa(...)

Visitors try out Windows 8 Surface tablet computers at the Microsoft stand at the 2013 CeBIT technology trade fair earlier this month in Hanover,  Germany. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty

Profits at Microsoft’s Irish subsidiary rose in 2012, as revenues climbed to €13.7 billion. In accounts filed with the (...)

Imagine a world where any surface can become a touchscreen computer: the floor, a wall, a table or even a window. There will be no need (...)

Last week I was travelling in a different time zone, so to keep my bearings I tried to reset the time on my prized but cheap Casio watch – this(...)

Microsoft’s offices at Sandyford in Dublin. The company said it must produce data in response to what it called “valid legal requests” from US and Irish law enforcement bodies because it had headquarters in these jurisdictions or because it hosted data in them. Photograph: Alan Betson

Interception by the State of private communications such as emails is occurring on a greater scale than that revealed in a report published by (...)

Blackberry Z10: Best for security

The latest round of smartphones may just have made your decision on whether you want to opt for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry that (...)

Jonathan Duncan and his wife Kathy. “We are staying for good – we have no intention of going back.”

Jonathan Duncan used to listen to the radio driving home from his job at Microsoft in Dublin every evening. The relentless dismal economic news(...)

Hackers hammering Apple, Twitter and eBay; a new report showing evidence of cyber warfare between China and the United States; a freshly minted(...)

FC Barcelona is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. Unlike almost all of the major clubs elsewhere in Europe, however, Barc(...)

Investor Carl Icahn is to see Dell’s books. Photograph: Chip East/Reuters

Dell has agreed to give Carl Icahn a closer look at its books less than a week after the activist investor joined a growing chorus of opposition to(...)