Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

The list of most-read stories of 2014 on irishtimes.com tells us a little about what our readers like to consume, but it tells us more about media,(...)

Edward Longshore draped in an American flag stands outside the Silent Movie Theatre for a midnight screening of ‘The Interview’ in Los Angeles, California. The provocative comedy  went straight to US consumers  in an unprecedented online debut. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Sony Pictures’ comedy The Interview grossed more than $1 million in limited release at the US box office on December 25th, the studio said on Friday.T(...)

The first generation of disruptive devices are normally the playthings of the well-heeled.

A wealth of tech gadgetry will be unwrapped this week, much of it destined for a bottom drawer alongside chunky old Nokias and Wii remotes. Wearable t(...)

Google’s recent decision to close its Spanish news site because of a new law coming into force in January requiring aggregators to pay publishers for (...)

Room service: the A.L.O. by Savioke delivers fresh towels to a hotel guests’ room. Photograph:  Jason Henry/The New York Times

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items(...)

Checking out Xiaomi phones in Beijing. photograph: gilles sabrie/the new york times

In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore.Over the summer, a Chinese company, Xiaomi, took the No. 1 position i(...)

Palo Alto: the city’s chief information officer Jonathan Reichental said: “The start-up acquires timely feedback from government staff that ensures their product meets market needs, and cities get to shape a solution more quickly that works for them.”

An Irish start-up has teamed up with the world’s technology capital, Palo Alto, to launch an interactive tool to allow residents such as Facebook fou(...)

Bono, of U2, the Irish band with Dutch tax residency:  31st on the list of movers and shakers in the tax world. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The International Tax Review is a London-based multimedia publication that is a major source of information and debate for those whose profession and/(...)

A Google self-driving vehicle is parked at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in Mountain View, California

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benef(...)

Sonia Flynn joined Facebook Ireland in 2009 after undergoing 10 interviews to secure the position of director for community operations. She was appointed managing director in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sonia Flynn says there is no particular mould for someone who works at Facebook. Flynn herself isn’t from a technical background and she is one of the(...)