Comedian Stephen Fry told Gay Byrne that he considers god to be “utterly evil, capricious and monstrous” should he exist. Fry makes the remarks during his appearance on the broadcaster’s The Meaning of Life programme. Photograph: Simon Annand/The Irish Times

Comedian and writer Stephen Fry has provoked a strong reaction to his comments on the notion of god, whom he said he would consider “utterly evil, cap(...)

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Good news for sufferers of Fomo (Fear of Missing Out). Twitter is adding a new “While you were away...” feature that packs in all the popular stuff yo(...)

Ed Melvin, digital strategy director at Publicis Dublin

If you’re in the vicinity of Croke Park this Thursday, watch out for crowds of people dressed all in black, wearing geek-chic glasses and signature ha(...)

China is upgrading its internet system to block virtual private networks, which allow full internet access and override China’s online censorship. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

One of the unfortunate realities of living in China is the need for a virtual private network (VPN) to get round the controls known as “the great f(...)

Plot your escape from technology and feel an overall sense of smugness grow as anxiety diminishes. Photograph: Thinkstock

"Levi and Brooke are not Luddites,” reads a small disclaimer at the bottom of the Digital Detox website. “Just concerned and concerted humans who c(...)

The Twitter logo. Neither Twitter nor ZipDial have commented on the size of the latest investment, although US news site Techcrunch cited sources putting the price tag at $30m-$40m.

Twitter has made its first acquisition in India’s booming consumer internet market with the purchase of Bangalore-based online “missed calls” marketin(...)

Tommy Caldwell climbs the final pitch of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, California.  Photograph: Max Whittaker/The New York Times 2:19

Two Americans have completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to scale a 3,000ft ((...)

Offering advice on taking “safe and sexy selfies” is certainly an attention-grabbing way to launch a new company, but there’s a good reason why privac(...)

Sebastian Cuberos, visible on the laptop and speaking Spanish, is interviewed by an English speaker using a simultaneous translation feature on Skype. Last month Skype initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers and Google will soon announce updates to its translation app for phones.

The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.Last month, Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service, initiated simultaneous translat(...)

A computer screenshot shows the US Central Command Twitter feed after it was apparently hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathisers

In the wake of the hacking of official US military social media accounts – believed to be by Islamic State militants or sympathisers – the US governme(...)