A new virtual roommate device simulates a busy home to help prevent burglary

‘Kevin’ is a smart speaker that can protect your home.

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Smartphone maker OnePlus hit by credit card security breach

Up to 40,000 customers have been affected.

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New Microsoft book calls for ethics guidelines on artificial intelligence

AI will run most of our daily lives by 2038, according to the tech giant.

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Instagram now shows when users were last active

But luckily, the feature can be switched off.

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Apple’s iPhone and Mac computers at risk from ‘text bomb’ bug

Software developer Abraham Masri initially posted a link to the code

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WhatsApp launches an app for small businesses to speak to customers directly

Now its possible to speak to your local bakery on WhatsApp.

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Police force uses Alexa to deliver community news

Lancashire Constabulary has launched a voice-activated app to transmit updates to people’s homes via the smart speaker.

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The new Harry Potter mobile game has its first trailer

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will launch in the spring.

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Amazon’s Dash buttons are going virtual

The one-press re-ordering buttons are being added to the firm’s app and website.

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Apple boss says iPhone update will let users switch off battery slowdown feature

Tim Cook has confirmed an update will give users the chance to switch off the feature.

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‘Text bomb’ bug hits Apple’s iPhone and Mac computers

A software developer posted links to the ChaiOS bug online before removing them.

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Facebook is planning big changes to its Messenger app in 2018

David Marcus has been discussing how to improve the messaging platform.

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Contraception app responds to complaints over unwanted pregnancies

A Swedish hospital has reported the Natural Cycles app to the country’s medicines agency.

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YouTube is introducing drastic new rules on who makes money from adverts

The company say they intend to stop the platform being ‘co-opted by bad actors’ but some are accusing the tech giant of punishing small creators.

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This diamond-studded Tag Heuer smartwatch will set you back £130,000

The Tag Heuer Connected Modular Full Diamonds is the most expensive Android Wear watch ever.

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Hey Google, did you enjoy taking over CES?

The story of one company’s attempt to take over the world’s biggest tech show.

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Ireland’s leading fashion competition Junk Kouture launches new App

Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for second-level students has added another dimension to the competition.

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This new Google tool can tell you which fine art portrait you look like – but there’s a catch

The addition to Google’s Arts and Culture app is taking the internet by storm.

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Amazon’s Echo Spot is coming to the UK later this month

The Echo Spot is an Alexa-powered alarm clock.

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Google’s parent company invests in flu vaccine firm

Alphabet is one of several new investors in Oxford-based Vaccitech.

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8K TVs could soon be coming our way but are we ready for them?

Big TV manufacturers have been showing off a range of televisions with super-sharp screens at the CES.

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Facebook news feed changes ‘deeply significant’ for publishing industry

The changes follow declining traffic from the social network to publisher websites throughout 2017.

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Short Edition’s story dispenser proves the best tech isn’t always the flashiest

Away from the driverless cars and robots, some heartwarming devices line the aisles of CES.

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Robotic strippers and intelligent toilets: CES day three round-up

Bizarre gadgets take over.

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This Bitcoin conference won’t let you buy a ticket using Bitcoin

Does anyone really understand the cryptocurrency?

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Intel’s Shooting Star drones touted as an alternative to fireworks

A swarm of light-carrying drones performed for crowds on the Las Vegas Strip.

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CES day two highlights that weren’t the dramatic power outage

Convention centre issues aside, the eye-catching gadgets keep on coming.

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YouTube puts Logan Paul projects on hold after vlogger’s dead body post

He published the video to his 15 million subscribers on December 31.

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LG’s rollable TV is the pick of the futuristic displays at CES

The 65-inch screen folds out of sight in seconds.

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Major power outage brings world’s largest tech show to a standstill

CES in Las Vegas was shut down on Wednesday morning.

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