Getting more from Generation X

The economy’s slow but steady improvement is good news. But employers may find a cloud lurking behind the sunny forecast: they are at risk of losing s(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

A Google self-driving car drives near the company’s campus in Mountain View, California earlier this month. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York TImes

Google is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company’s effor(...)

An early version of Google’s experimental electric-powered self-driving car.

Humans might be the one problem Google cannot solve. For the past four years, Google has been working on self-driving cars with a mechanism to retu(...)

A Google self-driving car drives near the company’s headquarters California.  Calif., May 13, 2014.  Photograph: Jason Henry/NYT 1:04

Google Inc’s self-driving car technology likely will not be available for several more years. But the company is already beginning the job of making t(...)

Building giant CRH fell 0.77 per cent to close the day at €20.62.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Iseq fell 0.3 per cent today as Dublin tracked the performance of the major(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, was paid  $1 in salary for 2013, according to a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo: Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg has decided he’s a $1-a-year man. The chief executive of Facebook, who is also the 22nd richest person in the world as ranked(...)

Larry Page: The new company will focus on issues such as decreased mobility and mental agility in addition to life-threatening diseases. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Having mapped the earth, developed “smart glasses” and cars that drive by themselves, the next big issue that Google plans to target is old age. In a (...)

Sweet success: Google’s text-based ads, which began in 2000, now generate more money than all US newspaper and magazine advertising combined. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Fifteen years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin put their Stanford-moulded brains together and decided to organise all the world’s information – easy-p(...)

Pranav Mistry of Samsung America presents the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch  in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The tech world is going through a Dick Tracy phase, as Derek Scally describes it in today’s report from the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. W(...)