In too deep: parents need to monitor how much time their children spend in front of screens. Photograph: Ben Solomon/New York Times

Children as young as two are tapping on a television to change channel, scrolling on the cover of a book to turn the page and getting lost in their pa(...)

Quantified self consultant and “mindful cyborg” Chris Dancy  believes if we “make the data work for us” we can become better people

Once upon a time there was an evil overlord known as the internet. The internet commanded an army of iPhones that enslaved humanity by unleashing an i(...)

The ad for Tullamore Dew reached 5.6 million Facebook users

At the opening of its new €35 million Tullamore Distillery yesterday, Tullamore Dew’s global brand director Caspar MacRae referenced the brand’s adver(...)

 Greg Norman  resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident. Norman posted a photo to Instagram. Photograph: Greg Norman

Two-time major winner Greg Norman is expected to make a “full, speedy recovery” after injuring his left arm in a chainsaw accident over the weekend.T(...)

An Islamic State fighter on a street in the Iraqi city of Mosul in June. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State’s Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group’s violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in pa(...)

Off for a spot of lunch, are we?  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Social media and the apps we use to communicate with friends are getting close to revealing what we had for breakfast, or more accurately, dinner. Com(...)

The author Simon Phillips is a mentor and trainer who specialises in coaching for business networking. As such he does a good job of providing some go(...)

Thanks for nothing: hackers leaked a nude photograph of the Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence. Photograph: Kevin Winter/WireImage/Getty

What are the passwords for your email, Twitter and Facebook accounts? Are they the same or different? If you’re like most people they’re probably v(...)

Jillian Banks: ‘I think the second I discovered what music did for me and for my soul, I knew that it would be the biggest love of my life’

Calling your debut album Goddess might seem like the mark of an overinflated ego, but in many senses, Jillian Banks is the mistress of her own univers(...)

The National Library reported more than 257,000 visitors in 2013, representing a 42 per cent increase on the previous year. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland says it has reached a “critical point” because of continuous cutbacks. The library, on Kildare Street, Dublin, said i(...)