Productivity drive?: egg-freezing is complex and uncomfortable, not an easy way to keep women at their desks. Photograph: LWA/Getty

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will.i.am annouces the launch of i.amPULS at Dreamforce 2014  in San Francisco, California.

Pop star turned tech entrepreneur will.i.am finally unveiled his first product at an event in San Francisco this week: a smartwatch.The Black Eyed Pea(...)

Anthony Elonis: convicted and sentenced to 44 months for making threats on Facebook

Let’s play a little game I just invented. Ready? Good. It’s called Violent Threat or Harmless Bit of Artistic Expression. Let’s start with this(...)

Silicon Valley 50: at the  event this week were (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett; ITLG chairman Craig Barrett; Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award; and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World Silicon Valley 50:  (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett, ITLG chairman Craig Barrett, Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award, and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Long before there was an Intel or an Apple, Ireland was building links to Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale – now best known as the home of Yahoo and Palm – w(...)

Off to her pot farm: Alaskan TV newsreader Charlo Greene quit her job on air

A TV newsreader in Alaska recently quit her job live on air after revealing that she owns a cannabis club and has decided to dedicate herself to pr(...)

British student Hannah Graham (right), who vanished recently after a night out, and Hunter S Thompson (left), who wrote about children living in a “kingdom of fear”.

It is a typical Monday morning in the small, suburban Californian town – village, really – that we now call home. As I drop my kids to school, the new(...)

A still from the Jameson ad

Have you heard the one about the American TV commercial that portrayed the Irish as a modern, sophisticated European nation instead of a race of ru(...)

Proud dads with their daughter: so much can happen in such a short time

It’s hard to imagine any parents prouder or more adoring than the couple I met in a local park last week. They were sitting in the shade of a tree,(...)

Dublin: you’ll find dirty streets but lovely people. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I didn’t expect to be back so soon. When our 12 months in Australia were up, we planned to fly straight to San Francisco, where my husband was due to (...)

How many babies do you know who can walk?

Having just delivered my third baby, you would think I’d have learned the first immutable law of parenthood: babies really don’t care how much you (...)