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Why Google went the full 10,000 steps for Fitbit

Why Google went the full 10,000 steps for Fitbit

The smart money was on Amazon to buy Fitbit, but Google, which needs to feather its Nest home-tech offering, surprised analysts by getting out in front

HomeSecure aims to add 6,000 clients next year

HomeSecure aims to add 6,000 clients next year

The Dublin-based home-monitoring business, which was set up in 2014, already has more than 15,000 users and it’s not going to stop there

Google to pay $2.1 billion for Fitbit

Google to pay $2.1 billion for Fitbit

Fitness tracker maker promises users' data will not be used for Google ads

Connected Podcast: Talking cybersecurity with Michael Conway and Dave Feenan

Connected Podcast: Talking cybersecurity with Michael Conway and Dave Feenan

Michael Conway, director at Renaissance and Dave Feenan, network manager at Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, talk to Emmet Ryan for the latest Connected podcast

Zuckerberg can’t pay away his problems

Zuckerberg can’t pay away his problems

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica fine won’t halt a wave of heightened scrutiny

Electric vehicle target ‘not realistic’, say car retailers

Electric vehicle target ‘not realistic’, say car retailers

Ambitious goal may have been introduced to compensate for lack of climate action in other sectors

One of the best cameras on the market just got even better

One of the best cameras on the market just got even better

Having blown a hole in the Android market with the Pixel 3 last year, Google is clearly aiming for the top with the latest version of the phone

Smooth sounds going for a song on Google’s new smart speaker

Smooth sounds going for a song on Google’s new smart speaker

The obvious drawback is one that haunts all smart speakers: there is still no onboard power supply

Price factor gives Amazon’s Echo Show 5 a clear edge

Price factor gives Amazon’s Echo Show 5 a clear edge

This was coming down to a three-star review before the low price was taken into account and it moved from a “maybe” to a “buy” option

Google has the qubit unit between its teeth

Google has the qubit unit between its teeth

Quantum computing may not mean much to most users, but the extraordinary increase in speed that Google has achieved will affect us all

UrbanVolt’s eco vision powers it ahead of market

UrbanVolt’s eco vision powers it ahead of market

UrbanVolt had a problem: it was growing. The Dublin-based energy efficiency business was seeing increased demand for its services, but meeting that demand and remaining eco-friendly was a challenge

Google to start charging for storage

Google to start charging for storage

Google lured billions of consumers to its digital services by offering copious free cloud storage. That’s beginning to change

Windfarm’s output ‘to be a third higher than planned’

Windfarm’s output ‘to be a third higher than planned’

Innogy Renewables Ireland plans to instal up to 100 turbines 10km off the Dublin coastline

Gadget Guru

Gadget Guru

Emmet Ryan on the week's best etch

End to agony of five-week month may be in sight

End to agony of five-week month may be in sight