Benchwarmers.ie aspires to be ‘relevant, timely and cheeky.

Landmark Media Investments has acquired Benchwarmers. ie, a “sports and banter” site that has a massive 492,000 “likes” on Facebook – making it one of(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 per cent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost(...)

This  mock “killer robot”  in central London during the launch of a campaign calling  for the ban of lethal robot weapons attracted plenty of attention. But does such an image do the cause much good? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you take killer robots seriously? If not, maybe you should. That’s the argument put forth this week by over 2,000 technology, science and artificia(...)

‘Nominating a legacy contact is harder than it looks, not least because of its brutal implication. The simple fact that it exists at all is a stark reminder that life is finite. Which is such a bummer. Facebook isn’t the place to go to learn that you’re going to die.’ Photograph: Getty Images

As a man in my mid-30s in the year 2015, I spend the bulk of my life diligently and repeatedly carrying out one simple task – ignoring the prospect of(...)

Intel and Micron Technology have begun production of a faster type of memory chip that could change how computers access large amounts of data. The n(...)

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group reacted with fury and said in a statement: “If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property ... he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.” Photograph: AP 0:43

Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil have appeared in court as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalat(...)

Investors’ initial response to Apple’s recent earnings was to wipe more than $60 billion in value off the company, a “crash” that garnered headlines a(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The company’s Internet.org platform offers pared-down web services for free

Facebook plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 deve(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)

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As the last decade came to a close, an unfortunate German woman went on her summer holidays to France. All was well until she decided to download a(...)