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An athlete demonstrates the New Balance RunIQ fitness tracker watch at an exhibit of wearables by Intel during the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty

Are wearables set to die out, dealt the death blow by falling consumer interest as the novelty of counting every step you take wears off? Are you sti(...)

Water resistant smartphones reached 22.5 million units in the first nine months

More than 10,000 smartphones get damaged by liquids every day in Europe, making the market for water resistant devices one of the fastest growing segm(...)

IDC estimates  the tech giant sold 1.1 million units of the Apple Watch during the third quarter of 2016

Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever (...)

The “IT Trends and Expenditure in Ireland” study shows that  IT security is considered a priority in terms of spend

Just more than half of Irish organisations expect their IT expenditure to increase next year with significant investments in big data analytics on th(...)

Fitbit has found it “incredibly difficult” to find small-enough batteries to fit its new wearable device. Photograph: iStock

Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit’s revenue forecast for the key-holiday shopping quarter fell well below of analysts’ estimates, hurt by soft dema(...)

Revenue at the Redmond, Washington-based software giant fell to $20.53 billion from $21.73 billion

Microsoft reported results that fell short of analysts’ expectations, showing its high-profile cloud business cannot quite make up for a slowing pers(...)

BB-8 Sphero: app-controlled robot resembling Star Wars BB-8 minus head and suit

1 Apple Watch Like it or loathe it, the Apple Watch, when it landed, made a splash. While it wasn’t the first smartwatch, it was Apple’s first go at t(...)

Computer logs from infected routers suggest the attacks have been taking place for at least a year

Security researchers say they have uncovered previously unknown attacks on routers which direct traffic around the Internet, allowing hackers to harve(...)

The homescreen of an Apple Watch smartwatch. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Apple, which launched the Apple Watch in June, is within striking distance of leader Fitbit in the wearable devices market, market research firm IDC s(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

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