Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland, at the company’s Dublin HQ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It has been a busy week for Facebook. The social network announced it is planning to launch a satellite in 2016 to provide internet access to remote p(...)

A Retail Ireland conference has heard that consumers will soon have to wait no longer than an hour for online purchases to arrive on their doorstep. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

(...) technology will also start shopping on people’s behalf. Amazon has applied for a patent on predictive(...)

InvizBox Go: from €79

Most people don’t give online privacy a second thought. But if you are keen to give as little away as possible, even to advertisers, the InvizBox Go o(...)

  Not content with simply liking a status? Facebook is branching out and testing some new ways to react on its social network. Never a(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

(...) in data analytics technology. Social media data, for example, can be used to predict future behaviour(...)

Channel 4 drama ‘Humans’: Ads on 4oD got 3.5 times the attention levels of YouTube ones, eye-tracking research found.

(...) consumer behaviour while watching on- demand. Sharing details of the latest Channel 4 “In VoD we trust(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: The Irish Times could only get as far as a statement from the press office on her behalf on the Safe Harbour ruling. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The news that Safe Harbour has been found to be unsuitable for the purpose it was intended will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following d(...)

Peeple: chief executive and cofounder Julia Cordray received negative feedback when she spoke about the app’s purpose ahead of launch

Yelp for people. This is how chief executive and cofounder of Peeple app, Julia Cordray described it in her own words. Except a Yelp for people essen(...)

New article by computer scientists Eric Horvitz and Thomas Dietterich highlights programming errors in AI software, cyberattacks, and automation without the ability to override, like a self-driving car ploughing through undetected roadworks

Ever since automation entered our lives in the form of robotic arms on car production lines and canning factories, humankind has feared the rise of th(...)

Lucy will come with an app that detects the brightness index, providing updates on how well your home is lit

A solar-powered robotic mirror may be the answer to seasonal affective disorder or even the solution to dim lighting in your corner cubical at work. L(...)