Big tech stocks under pressure again after Apple shares downgraded

Big tech stocks under pressure again after Apple shares downgraded

  After a drop in big technology stocks Friday caused the Nasdaq composite to post its worst week of the year, the shares came under pressure again on Monday after Apple shares were downgraded. Mizuho Securities’ Abhey Lamba downgraded the iPhone maker to neutral from buy on Sunday, saying the best-case scenario is priced into the shares. […]

Ethereum hits another record high after bitcoin and is now up over 5,000% since the start of the year

Ethereum hits another record high after bitcoin and is now up over 5,000% since the start of the year

Ethereum prices surged on Monday to record levels, after bitcoin also hit all-time highs, as appetite for digital assets continues to grow. The cryptocurrency was trading at around $407.10 in the early Monday morning trading, according to data from industry website Coinmarketcap. This is a record level which marks a more than 5,001 percent rise in price […]

New $300 Keyboard Will Mimic Sound of Any Instrument, Mixes Tracks

A U.K. startup is trying to tap your inner composer with a strange little black 12-key silicon keyboard that allows users to mimic the sound and playing style of almost any other instrument. The Seaboard Block, which launched Thursday, is the latest digital musical instrument from ROLI, a London-based company whose keyboards have become a must-have accessory for many professional […]

Google Execs Hunker Down for Fight With EU as Fines Loom

Google Execs Hunker Down for Fight With EU as Fines Loom

As European Union officials count the days before their annual vacation, Google’s lawyers and lobbyists are hunkering down in Brussels, preparing for what may be a record EU antitrust fine. A penalty in the shopping-search probe could come within weeks and many expect it to exceed a $1.2 billion fine on Intel Corp. in 2009. […]

Unregulated pregnancy scanners ‘putting women at risk’

Unregulated pregnancy scanners 'putting women at risk'

A former master of the Coombe Hospital has warned that woman who have gynaecological ultrasound screening are being put at risk in some centres. Prof Sean Daly said the risk arises because of a failure to regulate medical scanning services in Ireland. “The provision of medical scanning services in Ireland is unregulated, creating a situation […]

One glass of wine a day can damage the brain

One glass of wine a day can damage the brain

A glass of wine a day is enough to damage the brain and could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study by Oxford University suggests. The research found that even those who drink in line with recommended weekly limits are three times more likely to suffer atrophy to the brain, with a steeper rate […]

How over-60s are paying up to €1,000 more for health cover

Older people are consistently overpaying for health cover by as much as €1,000, a new report warns. There are 2.1 million people with private insurance in Ireland, and according to the analysis by Totalhealthcover.ie, at least two out of every five of these policyholders are on dated and hugely overpriced plans. The vast majority of […]