Dr Paul O’Brien used his expertise to procure PPE to send from China to Ireland. Photograph: Angela Ponce / Bloomberg

When the Green Jersey awards are being handed out for service during the national pandemic there is sure to be one with the name of Dr Paul O’Brien on(...)

The new roles are across a number of areas, including artificial intelligence, data analytics and blockchain

Chinese technology services company Horizon8 is to create up to 50 jobs with the opening of a new European headquarters in Cork. The company, formerl(...)

TikTok head Alex Zhu  in New York on, November 14th, 2019. ‘The data of TikTok is only being used by TikTok for TikTok users,’ he said. Photograph: Alexander Harris/The New York Times

Like almost everybody who runs a big tech company these days, Alex Zhu, the head of the of-the-moment video app TikTok, is worried about an image prob(...)

Cyber attackers aiming to target a country would aim to knock out the electricity supply, experts have argued.

The future is heading towards us pell-mell, bringing new opportunities for hackers to exploit. We can even predict what areas those might be in, base(...)

Using its pattern-recognition tech, iCare can detect the difference between an adult or  child’s swiping or touchscreen behaviour with up to 97% accuracy. Photograph: iStock

From running up huge bills on the App Store to accessing inappropriate content on YouTube, there are countless horrific scenarios when kids get hold o(...)

A soft robot designed in the form of a salamander  on display at the National University of Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus; others wriggle their way inside an a(...)

 Employees at Chemayi in Dream Town, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.   The start-up, which offers car repair services through a smartphone app, is staying rent-free in Dream Town. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

In Dream Town, a collection of boxy office buildings on the gritty edge of the historic city of Hangzhou, one tiny company is developing a portable 3D(...)

Markings etched on an unearthed piece of a stone axe in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.  Photograph: AP

Archaeologists digging in eastern China believe they have discovered some of the world’s oldest forms of primitive writing on stone axes dating from 5(...)