DuckDuckGo: The privacy search ruffling Google's feathers
The days of slowly introducing a reader to a novel are over. Authors now believe that their first sentence is crucial if they are going to hold their reader's attention because they are so easily distracted by modern technology such as iPads.
As executives at movie and TV streaming service Netflix reflect on the blockbusting success of Season 2 of House of Cards, they could be forgiven for concluding the war for the future of television is won.
CAN electric cars cut it in Ireland or are they a flop? Despite regulatory backing, financial incentives and the whirlwind success of Tesla in the US, European adoption of electric cars is oddly muted.
ARE smartwatches really the new big thing? At the recent Mobile World Congress telecoms show, a succession of wrist computers were paraded as the hot technology of 2014.
AN IRISH technology start-up has continued to strengthen its foothold in Asian markets after signing an agreement with the largest integrated education website in China.
HOW long will it be before some of us don't need phones anymore?
Smartphone app uses plug-in breathalyser to weed out the sober, leaving a playground for drunk people to laugh at each others' mistakes
A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press.
The first trailer from Batman: Arkham Knight has just been released. The game is expected later this year for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Few could doubt the power of the Master Sword, not only has it defeated countless incarnations of Ganondorf in the Legend of Zelda series, but now it has hospitalised a Texan.
In spite of Apple's reported efforts to block apps with Flappy in the title from entering its App Store, around one third of new iOS games uploaded are clones of app phenomenon Flappy Bird.
Being blasted with a shotgun to being mistaken for a biscuit and dunked in a cup of tea are among the reasons given for the demise or loss of a mobile phone to gadget insurers
A US judge has rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.
The world's largest photo library, Getty Images, is to allow the bulk of its 35 million images to be reproduced online for free. The move, which Getty says is to help adjust to "the new realities" of social media, is aimed primarily for those publishing on social media feeds and blogs.
The mysterious creator of Bitcoin, "Satoshi Nakamoto", has reportedly been unmasked as a 64-year-old father of six living near Los Angeles
Apple has been accused of an “utter lack of understanding and discretion” after refusing to unlock a dead woman’s iPad for her grieving sons.
One in 10 Irish computer users are set to be hit with an increase in computer viruses next month, as use of the condemned PC operating system Windows XP on Irish computers grew this year.
ONE of the capital's busiest pubs is accepting an invisible currency.
What has Facebook's world-record $19bn (€13.8bn) acquisition of Whatsapp got to do with Ireland? More than you might think. The mega-deal is a bellwether for the value of online messaging systems at the moment. And some of Ireland's cleverest start-ups are already benefiting.
You can't spend bitcoins at Amazon.com or to pay your mortgage but, as the Winklevoss twins showed, you can use the digital currency to book a trip into suborbital space.
They say necessity is the mother of all invention, but it is also the mother of opportunity.
Users hoping to sign into Flickr and other Yahoo services with their Facebook or Google accounts will not be able to do so for much longer, and will be asked to create a Yahoo ID, the company said.
If 1 in 10 Americans are to be believed, reading this web page will leave you in need of an urgent trip to the doctor's.
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC.
One in ten Irish computer users are set to be hit with an increase in computer viruses next month, as use of the condemned PC operating system Windows XP on Irish computers grew this year.
Yahoo Inc will stop letting consumers access its various online services, including Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, by signing-in with their Facebook Inc or Google Inc credentials.
IRELAND'S first Bitcoin ATM is to go live within "the next few days", according to staff in a Temple Bar cafe.
Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft, has questioned the value of Facebook's $19bn purchase of WhatsApp, saying he does not know if the messaging service will make enough money to justify its pricetag.
Flexcoin, a Canada-based bitcoin bank, said it was closing down after losing bitcoins worth about $600,000 to a hacker attack enabled by flaws in its software code.
Almost two thirds of people agree that news breaking on Twitter should be verified by traditional media organisations, according to new research.
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide internet access to remote parts of the world.
Three youths have been arrested in relation to a public order offence on a train this evening, leaving two people injured.
A search and rescue operation in Limerick has turned out to be a hoax.
The HSE has confirmed it is investigating another baby death in Portlaoise maternity unit over the weekend.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has arrived in the UK for a two-day visit saying it was important for the European Union to include a strong Britain.
ASBOs have been imposed on two men after a judge heard evidence that they were suspected to be involved in drug transactions and their presence around the O'Connell Street area frightened members of the public.
NAMA has secured €5.4m judgment orders against a Dublin businessman arising from loans and guarantees related to the purchase of lands in Co Wicklow.
FAMILIES bade an emotional farewell to 130 Irish soldiers who ship out to Syria for one of Ireland's most challenging peacekeeping missions.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny delighted well-wishers looking for the obligatory selfie picture today as he arrived in Manchester for the start of a two-day visit to the UK.
EMBATTLED Rehab director and Fine Gael election strategist, Frank Flannery, has dramatically resigned from both jobs.
A breastfeeding mother was turned away from the door of a Dublin beauty event – because she had her newborn child with her.