Fitbit chief executive James Park: sees a future where doctors will  actually “prescribe” a Fitbit to patients. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Look at the activity tracker on your wrist. Do you view it as a goal to beat on a daily basis? As a way of reducing your health insurance costs? Or a (...)

Yining Hou uses the Oculus Rift VR headset at CES in Las Vegas.  Photograph: AP

If you were hoping for a complete technology revolution at CES this year, you might be a little disappointed. The initial impression of the show is th(...)

In Ireland, all drones weighing over 1kg will need to be registered with the Irish Aviation Authority. Photograph:  Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images

Drones are predicted (as last year) to be one of the top-selling Christmas gifts this year. Depending on your view of drones – and most people are not(...)

The advent of drone tech gives rise to a number of difficult legal questions

Late last month, the Irish Aviation Authority published the first draft of its proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rocket Order. The legisl(...)

Digital music: mainstream for some time

Digital music has been mainstream for some time, with download services such as iTunes putting the music format into the hands of even the most staunc(...)

Former professional skateboarder Tony Hawk holds the X1000V action camera  during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Sony unveiled an ultra-high-definition action camera as it challenges GoPro in the market for filming extreme sports. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

High definition continued to dominate the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as Sony and Panasonic revealed their plans for the futur(...)

 Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, speaks at the consumer electronics show CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

The Consumer Electronics Association has, for some time now, been facing accusations that CES is starting to lose its relevance. Big announcements are(...)