Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan is editor of Connected and technology correspondent with the Sunday Business Post. Ryan is also the beer and betting columnist along with hosting our successful Connected podcast. In 2009, he was named Journalist of the Year at the IIA NetVisionary Awards and won the Alumni Choice award at the 2014 Business Journalist Awards.

Building their own devices

Building their own devices

Founded in 2016, internet of things (IoT) business Wia has become one of Ireland’s brighter start-up success stories

Up in the air: Meet the drone takeaway delivery entrepreneur

Up in the air: Meet the drone takeaway delivery entrepreneur

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a spice bag. Emmet Ryan meets Bobby Healy, a serial entrepreneur who plans to make billions by using drones to deliver food to your door

Huawei will be hit hard by Google apps blow

Huawei will be hit hard by Google apps blow

Regular users in the West will struggle to get past the lack of YouTube, Gmail and other apps as the US government’s restrictions start to bite the Chinese phone-maker hard

GadgetWatch: Swot up on the top gadgets for college

GadgetWatch: Swot up on the top gadgets for college

School pupils are already back in the swing of things, but third-level students are only starting to get ready for the coming year. We’ve put together a guide to gadgets that should come in handy for anyone looking to hit the ground running this term

Editor’s Letter: Refreshed and rebooted

Editor’s Letter: Refreshed and rebooted

You’ll have noticed a few changes around here. We’ve given Connected a new look, in part to r...

My Tech Life: Claire Fitzpatrick of Consensys

My Tech Life: Claire Fitzpatrick of Consensys

Claire Fitzpatrick is strategic operations director with Consensys Ireland. Prior to joining the blockchain technology business last year, she spent ten years in the telecoms sector, and is a chartered accountant, writes Emmet Ryan

Barcoding firm adds 20 new jobs

Barcoding firm adds 20 new jobs

Barcoding and tagging software business VisionID is creating 20 new jobs over the next two years, following the opening of its new €1 million head office in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, last month

Drone entrepreneur on Brexit: ‘That country is going to be so screwed’

Drone entrepreneur on Brexit: ‘That country is going to be so screwed’

Drone entrepreneur Bobby Healy has said that Brexit is likely to be a boost for his business

Beeb, what are you doing?

Beeb, what are you doing?

The UK's public service broadcaster has announced plans to launch its own digital assistant software

Huawei on war footing as Ren goes over the top

Huawei on war footing as Ren goes over the top

The boss of the Chinese phone giant is ramping up the bombast ahead of a crunch period for the company’s global prospects

Xtremepush works its Magic to make Gartner’s prestigious list

Xtremepush works its Magic to make Gartner’s prestigious list

Set up in 2014, Xtremepush is a mobile software business that tackles a problem that has been around as long as apps themselves: how do you get people to use them once they have been downloaded?

Watch-as-you go with your own private theatre

Watch-as-you go with your own private theatre

Crowdfunded in all of five minutes (albeit with only a $15,000 goal, although it has more than quadrupled that), Dreamglass promises an on-the-move HD theatre

Catch the bad guys in HD

Catch the bad guys in HD

The Nest Cam IQ is well built, painless to use and offers the quality of imagery you would want from any form of security camera

Blurred lines detract from the big picture

Blurred lines detract from the big picture

The reason that the Epson EF-100W gets three stars, and not four teetering on five, is that lack of HD oomph

Google and Mozilla curtail Kazakhstan's browser monitoring efforts

Google and Mozilla curtail Kazakhstan's browser monitoring efforts

The Kazakh government wants to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens and neither Google nor Mozilla are having that