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Game makers losing their patience with government

Game makers losing their patience with government

An action plan for jobs in the gaming sector made bold promises in 2011, but with Britain stealing a march on tax incentives, insiders say Ireland needs to get back in the game

British prime minister exposes his disdain for privacy

British prime minister exposes his disdain for privacy

Jane Ruffino: British prime minister David Cameron’s call for governments to have wider access to encrypted communications exposes his disdain for privacy. We should be very concerned

Irish tech start-ups now ‘as cocky and confident as the kids over in Silicon Valley’

Irish tech start-ups now ‘as cocky and confident as the kids over in Silicon Valley’

Ireland’s start-up culture is changing, according to industry veteran Patrick Mee, but more capital is needed if we’re really to compete with our California cousins

Microsoft and Google square up in Windows fault revelation row

Microsoft and Google square up in Windows fault revelation row

A vulnerability in Windows 8.1 led to two of the world’s largest IT firms squaring off last week, with security implications for Irish firms.

Are we really top of the science class?

Are we really top of the science class?

The Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is routinely held up as evidence of Ireland’s improving commitment to the sciences and their application in real life. But is this really the case?

Devices to aid disabled dominate Young Scientist event

Devices to aid disabled dominate Young Scientist event

Dig for victory by using raw data

Dig for victory by using raw data

An international expert says ordinary Irish firms, right down to hairdressers, need to tap customer data to keep up

Jane Ruffino: Back To The Future Part II predicted lots of things when it came out in 1989, but not the rise of the tech industry futurist

Jane Ruffino: Back To The Future Part II predicted lots of things when it came out in 1989, but not the rise of the tech industry futurist

Tech Week

Tech Week

The  Gadget Guy

The Gadget Guy

Colin Baker: gadget nirvana in glitzy Las Vegas

The shape of things to come

The shape of things to come

From telecoms consolidation to the internet of things, change is the only constant in the tech sector

Jane Ruffino: From its inception, the internet has been all about openness. In 2015, let’s contribute to make sure it stays that way

Jane Ruffino: From its inception, the internet has been all about openness. In 2015, let’s contribute to make sure it stays that way

Jane Ruffino From its inception, the internet has been all about openness. In 2015, let’s contribute to make sure it stays that way

The Gadget Guy : The future starts here

The Gadget Guy : The future starts here

Colin Baker: from smartphones as cinemas to ‘full immersion’ gaming and using voice recognition to unlock your front door, we take a look at the cutting edge of tech

Experience counts as Waratek looks to broaden its horizons

Experience counts as Waratek looks to broaden its horizons

Waratek chief executive Brian Maccaba is a veteran of the IT sector. He plans to use his experience to take the firm beyond its financial technology base

Jane Ruffino: as robots hit the warehouses, are they saving us from manual jobs, or serving the interests of big firms looking to cut costs?

Jane Ruffino: as robots hit the warehouses, are they saving us from manual jobs, or serving the interests of big firms looking to cut costs?