England is looking to emulate the feats of Israel, which, following a review of computing in its schools around the turn of the century, developed one of the world’s most rigorous computer-science curricula for high schoolers.

At the start of the fall semester last month, England’s state-run schools began introducing its youngest students to a concept that would confuse most(...)

Some EU countries may require that citizen and business data remain within their borders.  Photograph: Getty Images

Who can get at your data? As companies gradually embrace various aspects of cloud computing, using software, services, and hardware located somewhere(...)

A screenshot of the newly unveiled Microsoft Windows 10 is seen during a preview event in San Francisco. The familiar Start menu is back, with some improvements, including a space you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, people, and websites.

Microsoft announced its ‘Windows 10’ operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward u(...)

IBM has announced new partnership with China’s Inspur following politically fuelled rivalry. Photograph: Reuters

IBM has announced a new partnership with China’s Inspur Group following the latter’s recent “IBM to Inspur” marketing strategy designed to lure its (...)

Britebill chief executive Alan Coleman: majority of new jobs would be in Ireland

Irish software firm Britebill is set to double its workforce to 60 by the end of the year in the wake of a number of major contract wins. The company(...)

The Heartbleed web security flaw has been found in the hardware connecting homes and businesses to the internet, underscoring the amount of tim(...)

Microsoft may be wading into a crowded field where Netflix have generated hits such as “House of Cards” (pictured) but its new Xbox television studio will focus on its gamer audience, typically males between 18 to 34 years old.

Microsoft is going Hollywood with a cast including comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Green, aspiring World Cup players and eerily human robots(...)

Law enforcement agencies in western democracies have always had the power to collect data from companies in their jurisdiction if a legal case could be made. It’s just the last part that got lost

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the mass electronic surveillance programme by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have impacted on the ado(...)

Apple’s strong fourth quarter means it remains the   top tablet manufacturer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Google’s Android is now the most popular operating system for tablet devices with 62 per cent of the market, up from 46 per cent in 2012. (...)

A 1984 photograph of then Apple chief executive Steve Jobs (left) and president John Sculley presenting the new Macintosh desktop computer. photograph: ap

“Still standing at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. Happy Birthday Mac!” With that tweet, sent out by Tim Cook last weekend at a 3(...)