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(...)

Tech leaders and scientists including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak warn that the deployment of robots capable of killing while untethered to human operators is “feasible within years, not decades.”

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called au(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

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(...)

Property developer Johnny Ronan: acquired four vacant office blocks and surrounding land in Ballsbridge, Dublin, for €67.5 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish property developer Johnny Ronan is understood to be planning a €200 million redevelopment of a site in Ballsbridge adjoining AIB’s head offic(...)

Apple told the world it had not sold as many iPhones as expected and investors had a hissyfit, with  $60 billion being wiped off its value

So, where are we in the world of heavyweight tech stocks? Apple told the world it had not sold as many iPhones as expected and investors had a hissyfi(...)

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, said the company was seeking new ways to make money from Tumblr

Yahoo forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as it struggles to revive its core online advertising business and spends more to (...)

Mcity: the Ann Arbor site has 40 building facades, angled junctions, a roundabout, a bridge, a tunnel, gravel roads and plenty of obstructed views. Photograph: University of Michigan  M City at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a purpose-built test town for  driverless vehicles.

A simulated city opened in the US this week, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, to see if self-driving cars can operate without(...)

A man ordered enough deadly poison on the Dark Web to kill 1,400 people, a English court has heard. Father-of-two Mohammed Ali, (31), allegedly tried (...)

United Airlines recently joined the  list of companies offering hackers incentives to report bugs privately. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The discovery of a security flaw or cyber vulnerability by hackers used to be every company’s worst nightmare. Internal files, emails and source code (...)