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Jacki Ford Morie, founder of The Augmented Traveler, on the Centre Stage during day two of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS in Dublin.   Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Day two of Web Summit and a large number of the morning sessions were stuck in augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR). Despite suspicions, augmente(...)

 High flier: Jonathan Nicol, chief executive  of Stratajet, at the Web Summit  in  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

While many a start-up entrepreneur is dreaming of deals at the Web Summit, one has venture capitalists knocking on his door. The founder of Stratajet(...)

 Jacki Ford Morie, chief scientist at The Augmented Traveler, in conversation with Mary Aiken, director of the RCSI, on the Centre Stage during day two of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The “ultimate selfie” would be an avatar that would live on after you, with its own “memory” and ability to interact with your children and grandchild(...)

 Former Apple chief executive   John Sculley at the  Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

If we need any evidence that a reputation is often beyond anyone’s control, consider the case of John Sculley. Not many people, after all, have in r(...)

Dan Brown: author  will take to  the Society Stage at 3.15pm, to speak on whether science will kill God. Photograph: Eric Luke

Is deafness curable? Did satire kill the brand? What is next in augmented reality? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the f(...)

It is the little things that count, or at least it is the little things that drive us crazy. Earlier this week plenty of Twitter users noticed that t(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave. The real reason the summit is leaving Dublin is the determination of the organisers to double its size every year

Paddy Cosgrave and the Web Summit team have been rather emphatic about the damaging effect of what they describe as price-gouging by hotels that have (...)

Taking a break at this year’s Web Summit. With extra time audiences get a much better sense of each contributor, discussions are more robust and finely developed, and individual contributions more nuanced. Photograph: Eric Luke

I always find the brevity of most of the Web Summit’s panel discussions frustrating. Just as an interesting collection of contributors get into a toot(...)

Innovation in wearables and big data is set to lead a revolution in healthcare, an expert panel told the Web Summit. The gathering of data and the in(...)

 A section of the crowd attending The Web Summit 2015, at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A panel of cybersecurity experts at Wednesday’s Web Summit warned that recent hacker attacks such as those of Ashley Madison and TalkTalk are “the tip(...)

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