From Ireland emerging as the world’s cloud capital to a Cork internet of things inventor ruling the waves, we cover all the important areas in the sci-tech world this week.
We all know cloud is commonplace in Ireland, but a recent PwC report revealed just how much of this global industry is rooted on our shores.
Elizabeth Yin, partner at acclaimed Silicon Valley accelerator 500 Startups, warns that unless tech founders are prepared to hustle, sell and stare rejection straight in the eye, the entrepreneurial road will be a tough one.
From Apple to Ikea, the one attribute that successful companies share is the ability to anticipate and then execute to deliver what their customers will want next, explained Paul Leinwand, a global managing director at PwC and co-author of a new book on strategy.
As Fashion Week hit New York, a very different kind of runway show was happening in Washington.
It can be common for groups like engineers and artists to think of themselves as purveyors of privileged information, but the growth of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) is helping dissolve these barriers.
Irish inventor Kevin Hennessey landed a major deal with one of the UK’s biggest outboard engine distributors for boats to deploy a digital security system for speedboats and yachts.
With safety and theft two of the main reasons people won’t cycle in Dublin city centre, the city council has dipped its toe in the ‘smart’ market, with five companies on hand to help out.
Boston Dynamics’ latest trick sees its pioneering robot Atlas balancing on a slender beam, constantly readjusting its weight to make sure it stays upright.
One of the 21st century’s favourite inventions, drones are set to face off in the 2016 Drone Racing League after Sky, ESPN and ProSieben bought rights to air the competition.
A teardown of the iPhone 7 revealed all of the phone’s secrets, and that the second speaker grille that replaced the headphone jack is nothing more than an aesthetic fake.
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