Military drones: The level of automation in military UAVs is becoming sophisticated, and matches the capabilities of elite military pilots. Photograph: US Navy/Jeffrey S. Viano

Norma Jean Dougherty worked in a factory near Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles which manufactured the first mass-produced radio-controlled aircraft mod(...)

Natasha Dow Schull wears the Muse headband, which monitors brain waves. photograph: kayana szymczak/the new york times

The bookshelves in Natasha Dow Schull’s office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are punctuated here and there with kitchen timers: a windu(...)

CRH closed up 2.8 per cent at €26.55, following the announcement that regulators had cleared its planned €6.5bn purchase of assets from Holcim and Lafarge. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons)

World stocks hit all-time highs on Friday as corporate updates in Europe and a post- dot.com-boom peak for the US Nasdaq stoked investor optimism. Eur(...)

A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/

Amazon’s first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new bu(...)

Microsoft has reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a de(...)

MEP Brian Hayes said the European Commission should not use its new Digital Single Market strategy, due to be announced on May 6th, for political ends. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Union should not use its Digital Single Market proposal to target large US tech firms for “political means”, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes sa(...)

Profits at the online auction company rose beyond expectations thanks in part to anticipated smooth split from PayPal. Photograph: Bloomberg

Shares at EBay rose the most in four months after the company said it was on track for a “smooth separation” of its PayPal business and that profit(...)

Data privacy: many of the technology tools we use today are showing themselves to be insufficient for protecting our information

Debates about privacy frequently are debates about the role of technology in our lives, according to Trevor Hughes, the president and chief executive (...)

Carluccio’s, one of the restaurants that has signed up with Deliveroo, which will  bring food from more than 40 Dublin restaurants direct to customers.

Delivery service Deliveroo has officially launched in Dublin, bringing food from more than 40 of the city’s restaurants direct to your doorstep. The m(...)

The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of US tech giants and whether there is a level playing field for European firms

Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they a(...)