Information overload: experts believe that being constantly distracted by social media, emails and texts can have an impact on our ability to be productive. Photograph: Thinkstock

Call it what you will – information overload, the distraction trap or dot complicated as Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,(...)

A woman reflects on the streets of Paris after the November attacks.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The way we respond to terrorist incidents is critical to whether terrorism proliferates or not, according to Prof Ian Robertson, professor of psycholo(...)

Prof Martin Seligman, left, and Prof Ian Robertson: According to Seligman: ‘Human beings want much more in life than not to be miserable.’Professor Martin Seligman. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

One of the great imponderables of human society is how much of our religion, psychology, philosophy and art through the millennia has been dedicated (...)

Nissan has shut down the servers powering its NissanConnectEV app  because of a security failure which could allow malicious manipulation of a car’s functions. The issue affects electric Leaf and eNV200 vehicles.

Nissan has shut down the servers powering its NissanConnectEV app (previously known as Carwings) because of a security failure which could allow malic(...)

The decision by Atlantic Philanthropies to give the largest grant in its history to Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the University of California San (...)

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch told the MacGill summer school young people were now buying ‘slabs’ of beer rather than six-packs. Photograph: Eric Luke

Young people are now buying slabs of beer instead of six- packs and are drinking, in some cases, as much as a bottle of spirits in a night, the MacGi(...)

Manager Tom Cribbin believes his own selection errors were the main cause of Westmeath’s league relegation. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Out in the wastelands, Leinster football is a penny-pincher’s racket. If you’re not the Dubs, you can’t afford to only measure wins on the scoreboa(...)

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect of Apple and Google as direct competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If these t(...)

Established car firms welcome talk of Apple and Google entering the car market. The firms are already working with car makers on in-car infotainment systems

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If (...)

 Ian Robertson introduces BMW’s new line of 6 Series cars at the North American International Auto Show  in Detroit. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

BMW has warned that technology companies and advertisers are putting increasing pressure on carmakers to surrender data collected by connected cars, (...)