Samsung’s Galaxy Buds on display at its launch event in San Francisco this week.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A bright yellow set grabs attention, but is this new wireless product worth the money?

The new  Galaxy S10+. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The S10 phones will officially go on sale on March 8th, but preorders are already open

If you are more interested in photos rather than video, the EOS R is a good introduction into the world of mirrorless cameras

Device offers users a more compact – and more affordable – mirrorless camera option

Bose sleepbuds may look like tiny headphones, but they’re not for listening to music

Choose soothing sounds through the app to drown out disruption and set an in-ear alarm

People in a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand: Some network operators in Europe are warning  a Huawei ban could push back deployment of 5G by as much as three years. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha

Security fears around spy technology hit Chinese network infrastructure maker

Welcome to the Fold: Samsung president DJ Koh holds up the new Galaxy Fold smartphone during a launch event in San Francisco. Photograph: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Galaxy Fold, on sale April 26th, changes from a 4.6in display to a 7.3in tablet when opened

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Facility is PHP’s ninth in Ireland

Of those surveyed, 22% said they had written down their passwords.

A third of workers used own email for work, and 24% shared files with family and friends

Cantor Fitzgerald’s Alan McQuaid said the figures showed overall inflationary pressures in the economy remained fairly muted. Photograph: iStock

But monthly figures show a decline compared with December

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Long-term debts sale brings total of €5.25bn raised so far this year by the agency

“First-time buyers continue to be priced out of the market,” Cantor Fitzgerald’s Alan McQuaid says. Photograph: iStock

Home prices increase by 6.5% in December, down from 7.1% in November

The tracker uses Bluetooth 5, and is water- and dust-resistant

Tech Tools: The tracker uses Bluetooth 5 and is water- and dust-resistant

‘Even in today’s challenging business climate, with Brexit looming, the appetite and enthusiasm amongst entrepreneurs is strong,’ said Joe Healy, manager of EI’s HPSU division. Photograph: iStock

More than 130 firms were backed by agency as number of start-up inquiries rose 30%

The pen itself is lightweight and portable – essential, given the nature of its use – and has a small guide on the “nib” so you know exactly where the text you’re scanning should sit

The premise is simple: scan a line of text and it will read it aloud for you – and store it

Chromecast

Despite some improvements, this is only a minor upgrade from the second generation

Had enough of Facebook? Photograph: Johannes Berg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Plus: get around geoblocking, stop sites tracking you and back up your phone

Brendan Mooney, chief executive of Kainos

Firm plans to move into Bankmore Square by spring 2021

AMI chairman Rob Clarke and chief executive Philip McMichael announcing the company’s investment and new jobs

AMI says demand for its services has increased, with revenues rising by over 50% to €8.1m

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Debt levels fell in third quarter of 2018 as rising house prices lift household wealth

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Kevin Stanley to leave homebuilder on March 1st

You can cut off mobile internet access  at meal times, or when they are supposed to be studying or asleep but iKydz tells you they are on YouTube

Review: With the Irish-made net safety app, you can control your child’s online activity

Irish Distillers chief executive Conor McQuaid: “As these results demonstrate, the great growth story continues across the portfolio.”

Pernod Ricard vows to improve profit margins as activist investor targets firm

Tech Tools: If you are over the age of 12, why would you want it?

Samsung Serif TV: an acquired taste

Tech tools: This can be used even when you aren’t interested in programmes

Cranes in  Dublin’s docklands area.  Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Net Results: It could be argued that tech firms have responsibility to take action on housing

At the announcement of Expleo Ireland’s expansion were  Minister of State for Trade Pat Breen, Expleo Ireland managing director Phil Codd and IDA Ireland Executive Director Mary Buckley.

Rebranded firm is seeking experts in robotics, project management and DevOps

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Move strengthens company’s footprint in Baja region

First Derivatives will use its new banking facilities to finance existing borrowings and support its growth plans.

Technology firm will use new facility for future growth

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Firm supplies FaceID sensors to Apple

Julie Ennis

Julie Ennis moves from Bank of Ireland to role at facilities management company

DCC chief executive Donal Murphy.

Interim statement reveals growth across businesses, with boost to LPG division

At least something in your house might listen to your instructions

Modius Headband

An hour a day wearing the Modius ‘killed off my sugar cravings within the first week’

Uses facial recognition to identify your pet

Dolfi: the device itself looks like a bar of soap, albeit a plastic one. A cable connects it to the power supply.

Idea of a device you place in the sink to clean your clothes is seductive. But it doesn’t work

LavvieBot

This nifty idea is not a real product yet, with crowdfunding to launch later in the year

The Welt: runs a tight ship

Tech Tools: This belt also tracks how active you are and observes your eating habits

Ava bracelets: the ovulation tracking bracelet created by Lea von Bidder

Femtech: it’s no longer about taking an existing product and making it ‘pinker’

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February 5th is the day free accounts will see their storage cut

Forget about controlling the cars – this game lets you control the road

Shares in Cairn rose 4.8 per cent on the trading update on Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Shares 21% ahead of December lows as firm almost doubles number of new homes sold

Foldimate, a laundry-folding robot: but no sheets, no sweatshirts, no socks or other underwear.

Tech Tools: Foldimate can help you – a little bit – in the laundry department

The new service will be available to one million PayPal users in Ireland free of charge

The new feature by PayPal helps people get paid back by friends for purchases by paying digitally

Juniper claims more than 100m mobile VR devices such as smartphone and standalone headsets will access games globally by 2023

Juniper predicts more than half of mobile VR games accessed in 2019 will not be monetised due to difficulty of implementing advert(...)

Star Trek Fleet Command: “We tried to stay very true to the brand, but we’ve given them a completely new view on the world fans are used to”

‘Star Trek Fleet Command’ is the first AAA game developed in Ireland. It won’t be the last

Nest Hello: video doorbell, smart connected, even without the monthly subscription

Review: Video doorbells are becoming more common – how does the Nest Hello stack up?

Petcube Bites dispenses treats as if you were in the room.

Tech Tools: Petcube Bites

Dublin Airport: long-haul passengers accounted for five  million last year, a rise of 15 per cent, while short-haul traffic rose by 5 per cent to 26.5 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

DAA consulting on new investment programme to bring new facilities

The three operational projects acquired by NTR  include a 69MW site in northern Sweden, a 10MW project in Sweden’s Medora Bay and a 15MW site in Finland.

Total investment expected to be €180 million for 200MW portfolio

Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company hires accountancy giant PwC to review issue, sources say

UK-based software developer Ideagen has bought Irish software company Scannell Solutions for £3.5 million. Photograph: iStock

Cork firm has about 100 clients including Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, BT and Heineken

Kirk, Scotty, McCoy and other favourites make some appearances

Review: Charge 3 is slimmer and sleeker – but no built-in GPS

KiiPix Instant Printer is priced €45

Tech Tools: Device is quick and convenient, and uses Fujifilm’s Instax Mini film

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David Sturt will take up new role in March

Do your ears a favour by investing in the brand’s new WH-1000XM3 range

The Bulmers brand is included in C&C’s product portfolio. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

UK businesses’ operational delivery ‘ahead of plan’

‘Do you really need all those apps on your phone? Or 35,000 photos and videos stored on your internal phone memory?’

Get screen time under control, review privacy settings and beef up security

Royole FlexPai, the world’s first foldable smartphone was unveiled at   at the Consumer Electronics Show   in Las Vegas. Photograph:   Martyn Landi/PA Wire

Robotics and AI also featured heavily at Las Vegas show expected to attract 180,000 people

One Molesworth Street has achieved Dublin’s highest rent  at €753 per sq m. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Data shows €3.6bn invested in Irish property in 2018

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New research highlights privacy concerns

Carol Widger has been appointed  new Dublin Managing Partner of Dechert.

Carol Widger joins the global funds group

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Electrical goods, furniture drive rise in sales volume

Some 223,342 people took Emirates flights from Dublin to Dubai and on to other destinations in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dubai-based carrier transported more than 219,000 passengers into Ireland last year

Immatics Biotechnologies chairman Peter Chambre and Alkermes director Shane Cooke are to join the board of UDG Healthcare as non-executive directors. Photograph: David Sleator

Peter Chambré and Shane Cooke to take up roles with services provider on February 1st

Lisney says more than half the office take-up in Dublin during 2018 was tech-related and 80 per cent was located in Dublin city centre. Photograph: iStock

New record for capital as volume of lettings increases in 2018 to almost 4m sq ft

A demonstration of  the Wilkinson Baking Company’s “breadbot” machine   at the 2019  Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

Consumer Electronic Show offers peek of future concepts both utilitarian and wacky

Although Apple has sold millions of iPhones in China, there have been slumps.

What exactly is going on at Apple?

The 212-room Clayton Hotel City of London is due to open later this month.

Clayton Hotel City of London is due to open later this month

Ryanair has carried 139.2 million passengers over the past year. Photograph: iStock

Airline says number of passengers carried rose 9% in month it operated 57,000 flights

While handing over some data is unavoidable if you want to use a service, you can limit what you give away.  Photograph: iStock

Any internet user leaves themselves open to having their data harvested

Manufacturers are anticipating further growth in demand, with December marking the 27th successive month of employment growth. Photograph: iStock

But activity and growth remains solid, despite slowdown in new orders

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Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch: how to get more memory for your system

The typical contribution rate was traditionally 5 per cent; the IAPF survey found 86 per cent of schemes paid more than this.

Eight per cent of employers are contributing more than 15 per cent of salary

Got a new Playstation or Xbox for Christmas and need to know how to set up a child’s account?

Day four: keeping your children safe online when using games consoles or video services

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Company has returned €800m to shareholders in first three phases

From left: John Bruder of Burlington Real Estate, Kevin Menton and Patrick Lawless of Appian Asset Management and new directors Ann Hargaden and Michael Moriarty. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Company also appoints former Lisney director Ann Hargaden as director

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Day three of Christmas and you may need some help to blow away the cobwebs

Panic purchasing: the Christmas countdown is on.

No need for panic - here’s where you can find tech gifts on Christmas Eve

Elon Musk was fined by the SEC in 2018. Why? Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Answer 20 questions to be in with a chance of winning a Nokia smartphone

Nokia 1

Some of the best phones for under €200

HP Sprocket 200’s print quality has improved and it offers sharper pictures.

Tech Tools: portable zink paper printer lets more than one person connect at a time

Sony’s PlayStation Classic copies details including the power, open and reset buttons on the top of the console.

Sony joins retro console market with PlayStation Classic half the size of the original

Software firm Asana is aiming to revolutionise the way companies manage projects

Ollie the Owl

One of these presents may even help your baby to sleep

From Apple to Garmin, we’ve got it covered

Fitbit Charge 3

Track sleep, activity and stress levels from tour wrist

Phishing is a tactic where scammers trick users into revealing confidential information by sending emails that appear to be genuine.

Datapac research finds one in five workers gets no IT security and awareness training

“Google Ireland Limited becomes responsible for responding to requests for its user data, including from EU law enforcement, consistent with Irish law,” said Anne Rooney, Google Ireland’s public policy manager. File photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Irish subsidiary will take over from US entity to provide Search, Gmail and Maps to users

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Consumer Price Index rises 0.6% over the year, with monthly figures showing 0.5% decline

David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, of VR education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Firm also signs partnerships with Nokia, Shenandoah University

Glam Dolls: lift your photos from average to extraordinary with an LED ring that clips on to the top of your phone.

Tech tools: Glam Doll allows you to shed more light on your social media snaps

Cofounder Mohit Lad said the Dublin office would be a key hub

Company’s sales and services hub in capital will lead to creation of about 20 new jobs

Blue light from screens can interfere with your body’s sleep rhythms.

Tech Tools: Ambr’s frames are unisex and should suit most head shapes

Samsung Galaxy Watch is easy to navigate and has enough features to make it a good all-rounder for both general smartwatch functions and fitness tracking

With its eye-catching design and seamless functionality, this device ticks all the boxes

TheKeyCollections founders Nina Gillett and Sheila O’Riordan.

Company has added new hotels in Dublin and London to its portfolio

Venn Life Sciences chief executive Tony Richardson. Venn has established full-service clinical research programmes and activities in 27 different countries

Company has issued €1.1m in loan notes to fund specialisation in orphan diseases

AQMetrics founder Geraldine Gibson (centre) with her management team. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography.

Maynooth-based firm sees central Europe as next growth centre

Technology shares in the US bore the brunt of selling, with Netflix and Apple both down more than 2.6 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Oil stocks rally on Opec deal to cut production

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