Apple’s headquarters on Infinity Loop is seen in Cupertino, California in this aerial photo

The last time the mayor of Cupertino walked into Apple - the largest company in his small Californian town and, it so happens, the most valuable compa(...)

Intel is not participating in the latest group effort to forecast the future of computing. Image: Thinkstock

For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller,(...)

Privacy Shield, the proposed replacement to the now-invalid US-EU data exchange agreement Safe Harbour, may end up the prominent casualty of a relatively obscure US supreme court action last week. Photograph: Thinkstock

Privacy Shield, the proposed replacement to the now-invalid US-EU data exchange agreement Safe Harbour, may end up the prominent casualty of a relativ(...)

Semiconductor visionaries: Seán Mitchell, David Moloney and John Bourke – co-founders of Movidius which develops vision-sensing technology. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Back in 2011, Irish start-up Movidius was trying to tap into the 3D market with a silicon chip that could be integrated into phones to work with soft(...)

Google Calendar: with one tap it is possible to scan through everyone’s calendar to find suitable free times.

Finding a time that suits everyone’s schedule is the absolute worst. You know the score: email tennis, WhatsApp updates, an empty Doodle poll. If most(...)

Mark Savage, of Lios Cian, Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins

A politician, in the first “right to be forgotten” case in an Irish court, has claimed he had been branded in a similar category as members of Isis on(...)

A Microsoft spokesman said stolen online credentials was an unfortunate reality

Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a secur(...)

Melanie Lan with her work at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Melanie Lan was preparing to move to San Francisco. After three years of working with a natural food company, she needed a change from life in Seattl(...)

Denis O’Brien:  argued that the refusal by Facebook and Google to share their revenues with telcos such as Digicel was holding back investment in developing countries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien, the founder of Digicel, accused Google of peddling “canards” and of giving “two fingers” to telco operators in the ongoing industry de(...)

A Lexus version of a Google Self Driving car. The tech giant is expected to enter a partnership with Fiat Chrysler to develop self-driving prototypes

Fiat Chrysler and Google plan to develop several dozen self-driving prototypes based on the car firm’s new minivan sold in the US, according to source(...)