There was once a time when English language experts feared that text speak was signalling the demise of the English language. By text speak, we mean p(...)

 Taylor Swift performs live on stage. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

In an age of depressed record sales, her albums sell by the millions. Her tours fill arenas around the world. And a complimentary tweet to her nearly (...)

In a data set recording more than one million users’ credit card transactions for three months, researchers were able to identify 91 per cent of people’s identities. Photograph: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

In case you weren’t paranoid enough, this one will help: research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shown that just fou(...)

Lily Allen has suffered minor burns following a gas explosion in her caravan while on holidays. The 30-year-old mother-of-two shared pictures of her s(...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21). 2:41

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)

Spotify offers a free music service for those who don’t mind putting up with ads

Last week we published a list of all the ways we are being forced to pay for stuff today that was once free. Well, the flipside of that is all the stu(...)

  Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, at the New York Stock Exchange during the company’s market debut. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down on Thursday amid increasing scrutiny of the company’s slow user growth an(...)

Creating original content is the single most effective way to develop an expert reputation.

If you have a PhD in a subject, or you’ve worked in an industry for 20 years, or are considered an expert because you write for a certain publicati(...)

Apps: many are constantly checking for updates

Have you noticed that your Android smartphone battery performance is a little less than stellar lately? The culprit is likely to be a social networkin(...)

Facebook’s app is still, technically, a web browser

Back in August 2010, Wired magazine published one of its most famous front covers. In bold black font on a stark red background, the venerable technol(...)