Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

In the 1985 film Back to the Future, the ‘future’ saw us in a world with hoverboards and flying cars but nobody imagined we’d be using smartphones to(...)

Upcoming film The Foreigner sees Jackie Chan take revenge on Irish terrorists who are responsible for the death of his daughter. Pierce Brosnan plays(...)

Track of the week: Move by Rat Boy Ooh we’ve come over all undue round Pop Corner, as we say “hiya” to guitar scamp Rat Boy. Channelling late (...)

Today is international data privacy day. Many of us associate data privacy with Gsoc and journalists’ phone calls or Edward Snowden but data privacy i(...)

Niall McEntegart, Facebook’s head of data centre operations for the EMEA and APAC region, oversaw the construction of the data centre at Luleå

The next time you post a status update to Facebook or upload a picture to Instagram, think about where that data may end up. Before it reaches news fe(...)

Facebook, which has the world’s most popular smartphone app, has also been benefiting from a surge in video views that has attracted advertising dollars.

Facebook reported a far better-than-expected 51.7 per cent jump in revenue for the final quarter of 2015 as new advertising formats and an improved mo(...)

The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California

Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the media company, chief executive , the biggest leadership changes since co-founder Jack Dorsey returned a(...)

The Flynn twins behind The Happy Pear. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s hard to keep up with David and Stephen Flynn, the twins behind the Happy Pear cookbook, and two Greystones cafes of the same name. We meet at lu(...)

Spike Lee, in a post on Instagram, said he “cannot support” the “lily white” Academy Awards this year. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinke(...)