Auto industry analysts, IHS Automotive, forecast total worldwide sales of self-driving cars to grow from about 230,000 in 2025 to 11.8 million by 2035. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP

Like it or not, today’s connected cars are generating vast amounts of data that could conceivably be used in other aspects of our lives – to determine(...)

Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen  plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, in November. Photograph: Peter Steffen/AFP/Getty Images

When the world’s second biggest car maker suffers, as it admits itself, the worst tribulations of its 78-year history, then you know that something bi(...)

Ryanair demanded in the autumn that Google enforce greater transparency in internet advertising to prevent customers being “misled” into buying their flights at from on-line intermediaries rather than from the Ryanair website. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The  Irish Times

Ryanair is taking its battle with internet giant Google and on-line agent Edreams to the High Court. The airline demanded in the autumn that Google (...)

An employee prepares a cardboard box ready for distribution at the Inc. fulfillment center in Hemel Hempstead, UK . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a video launched on the prototype of technology it ann(...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: home to a dual degree programme with graduates awarded an MSc in international management from the school and a master’s in international management from CEMS

Future generations of global business leaders can gain a head start in the multilingual, multicultural and internationalised business world thr(...)

Checking out the latest Microsoft Surface: rather than simple devices dominating the market, we instead have highly sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

‘A PC is a ridiculous device.” So Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison raged 20 years ago in September 1995, in a warm-up speech at an analys(...)

‘Distressed’ property: Cerberus specialises in buying loans at heavy discounts secured against properties whose value has fallen dramatically. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

While it is not known yet whether US company Cerberus intends using the Republic as a base from which to manage the £13 billion (€18.5 billion(...)

Rebel pilots and Imperial Stormtroopers from the Star Wars film franchise are seen next to a life-sized model of an X-Wing Fighter during a promotional event at the Changi International airport in Singapore. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Church of England’s valiant bid to run an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer before the forthcoming Star Wars film may have hit a sn(...)

More than two-thirds of teenagers in a survey were unable to distinguish between search engine results and the sponsored links or ads featured above them as returned by Google

While the majority (72 per cent) of young teenagers (those aged 12-15) are wary of online interactions, believing most people behave differently onlin(...)

Now Google Maps (for Android) allows you to download a whole area

It seems like 3G or 4G coverage disappears when you need it most: lost and relying on Google Maps but with no signal. Now Google Maps (for Android) al(...)