People react positively at a watch party as US president Barack Obama outlines his executive actions on immigration in a televised address at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, US. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/ New York Times

Ireland’s Catholic bishops, Irish immigration centres in the United States and business interests there have welcomed President Barack Obama’s execut(...)

Intel statement issues positive 2015 outlook. Photograph: Reuters

Shares at Intel jumped to their highest level in almost 14 years after the world’s largest chipmaker gave an optimistic forecast for 2015 yesterday. S(...)

 Apple:  alleged conspiracy not to recruit.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Evidence produced against Apple, Google and some Silicon Valley cohorts about an alleged conspiracy not to recruit each other’s employees has sparked (...)

The Irish housing market is at last in some kind of recovery mode which is a moment for huzzahs if you’re selling and a moment for huzznots if you’(...)

The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car: using radar and cameras, its Pre Sense technology responds to external signs of a possible collision faster than a person could

“I was driving along when a guy veered into me. My brain said ‘swerve and brake’ but, before my foot could move the car had already done it for me. It(...)

A self-driving vehicle prototype made by Google. The company has grown more optimistic about reaching its goal of a fully autonomous vehicle. Photograph: Google via The New York Times

The self-driving car, embraced as a stress-reducing convenience for harried drivers and a potential advance in road safety, could also prove to be a l(...)

Charles Manson and Afton Elaine Burton: granted licence to marry in prison. Photograph: tmz.com

Mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has spent the past nine years trying to exonerate him.Afto(...)

Author Steven Johnson discusses his new book and TV series ‘How We Got To Now’. Photograph: Frederick M Brown/Getty Images

Disruption is a term that gets used a great deal these days, to the extent that it’s losing its meaning. Disruption is now a marketing fad, a fashiona(...)

Michael Dell gives the keynote address to kick off Dell World 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. photograph: gary miller/getty

The only thing less anticipated by this reporter than heavy downpours in Austin, Texas, was Simon Le Bon’s lively attempts at convincing the 5,000-str(...)

James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)