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Blockchain technology: a fraudster’s nightmare. Image: iStock

Blockchain technology is heralding in a fairer world, where producers and buyers can directly exchange goods and services, without the need for banks (...)

Prof Conor McCarthy of Confirm, SFI’s smart manufacturing research centre at University of Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

Securing Ireland’s place at the front rank of advanced manufacturing globally is the overarching objective of Confirm, the SFI research centre in smar(...)

Porsche has topped the JD Power quality survey, ending years of Japanese domination

In a dramatic turnaround, European and Korean car-makers have topped the latest JD Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) report, which tallies car buy(...)

Mercedes’ innovative concept is supposedly made up entirely of photovoltaic cells – effectively making the G-Code one giant, mobile solar panel.

It’s been a bit of a classic case of on-again, off-again. First, Mercedes started dropping major hints it would make an ultra-compact sport utility ve(...)

Mazda’s new 2 will debut the firm’s crucial new 1.5 diesel

Like buses, you wait ages for a significant new small car to come along and then three show up at once. Mazda, Skoda and Smart have all launched, or a(...)