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Google’s smart speakers have a Night mode; Amazon’s Echo has Whisper mode.

For some, smart speakers are an indispensable addition to the household. But there are times when you would prefer that it was little less vocal. At n(...)

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Regardless of your feelings on Santa, anxiety over climate change is real. So with that in mind, we have pulled together a list of a few more env(...)

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

“There is a person at the door.” My doorbell, like most things these days, is smart and connected to an app on my phone. It’s just popped up an alert (...)

Anybody home? You’ll never have to answer that door again if you don’t want to

Do you get a creeping feeling of dread when the doorbell rings? Nest Hello (€279), the video doorbell from the people that brought you a thermostat th(...)

On the “dark web”, user credentials are traded by the million; your personal information might be worth only a few pennies at best. Photograph: Photothek via Getty Images

In February 2012 there was a metaphorical explosion in online privacy. A Singapore-based blogger discovered that social-networking app Path had a dram(...)

For an extra monthly fee, you can set the Nest Hello  to recognise family and friends

Nest Hello $229 Check out Nest’s latest product: a video doorbell that brings you facial recognition, HDR video and continuous recording. Going head-(...)

Bunsen was founded by chef Tom Gleeson in 2013 and opened its first restaurant on Wexford Street in Dublin.

Eight Irish companies have been included on a list of Europe’s fastest-growing firms with Maximum Media and AspiraCon both appearing for the second ye(...)

Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely

Voxpro, the Cork-based business process outsourcing firm that was acquired by Telus International for a reported €150 million in August, delivered rec(...)

L inda and Dan Kiely of Voxpro: the couple founded the company in Cork more than two decades ago. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Dan and Linda Kiely, the founders of Cork-based business process outsourcing firm Voxpro, are in for a bumper pay day after the company they establis(...)

Snap’s IPO: Snapchat’s owner  waited until it had secured a valuation of  $25bn before going public. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images

The US stock market may be the biggest and most prestigious in the world, but more and more companies are choosing to ignore it, which has major conse(...)

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