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They are often cast as the dinosaurs, outdated companies left behind by the great disruption playing out across the worldwide motor industry.But estab(...)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

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

Bumper to bumper: Recent estimates published by LinkedIn show that nearly a third of new residents in the Bay Area region represented “technical talent” and they are pushing up rental prices there. Photograph: George Rose/Getty Images

Those who remember the utterly destitute state of Dublin’s docklands during the 20th century must get some solace from its revitalisation in recent ye(...)

Google was one of four tech companies involved in a settlement worth $325 million with  64,000 employees.

Four major Silicon Valley companies have formally agreed to pay $324.5 million (€238 million) to settle claims brought by employees accusing them of c(...)

A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000ft (11,582 metres)(...)