The arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 6:19

Cancún meets San Diego on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula where two towns, rowdy Cabo San Lucas to the west and quieter San José de(...)

‘Algorithms may be good at crunching numbers and putting them in some kind of context, but journalists are good at asking annoying questions.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Here’s a question to test your knowledge of Leaving Cert English: who wrote the following poem?   Sing sweetly of battle-borne ages, (...)

Cleaning up  The Jungle, a homeless camp of some 350 tents and shacks in San Jose. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

When I lived in Silicon Valley, I was struck by the region’s income disparity and by the lack of compassion wealthy tech workers sometimes displayed t(...)

Profits at the online auction company rose beyond expectations thanks in part to anticipated smooth split from PayPal. Photograph: Bloomberg

Shares at EBay rose the most in four months after the company said it was on track for a “smooth separation” of its PayPal business and that profit(...)

Outside Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On a grey misty morning in December 2010, I landed at Dublin Airport after a long flight from San Francisco via Heathrow. I was feeling great – the(...)

Accenture Ireland managing director Alistair Blair: ‘Our aim is to identify,foster and recogniseleadership potential and innovative thinking among aspiring entrepreneurs in Ireland .’ Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

Some 88 entries from high-performing third-level students have been received for this year’s Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow award. The award offers stu(...)

The CIA established the Center on Climate Change and National Security in 2009, a decision that drew fierce criticism from some Republicans who viewed it as a distraction from more pressing terrorist concerns. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be u(...)

Future historians  could be confronted by a digital desert comparable with the dark ages, Dr Vinton “Vint” Cerf, vice-president of Google, has warned. Photograph: Getty Images

Digital technology could turn the 21st century into a new dark age lost to history, a leading internet pioneer has warned.As operating systems and sof(...)

Check it out: Daimler’s F 015 driverless-car concept revealed at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

They are often cast as the dinosaurs, outdated companies left behind by the great disruption playing out across the worldwide motor industry.But estab(...)

Terrell Brown leaves “The Jungle” in San Jose, the largest homeless encampment in the US until it was cleared out by the authorities on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Until very recently, “the Jungle” in San Jose was the largest encampment of homeless people in the United States. Today it lies empty, having been cle(...)