New Chromecast: built-in HDMI cable allows you to easily plug it into the back of your  TV without using an extension. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Chromecast was a hit when it launched in 2013. Its flexibility and cheap price made it an inexpensive way to turn a TV into a smart set. It u(...)

Intercom’s recruitment campaign is a type of meta-narrative, according to a company spokesman.

Software engineering company Intercom, one of a number of start-ups engaged in a battle for techie talent, is using emojis in its new advertising camp(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“As of September 28th, 2015 at 01:52pm Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pic(...)

Planning permission was recently granted to US technology giant Apple to build a new data centre near Athenry, Co Galway.

Some 18 companies are either in the process of establishing a data centre in Ireland or are significantly expanding existing operations in an overal(...)

Google said the new service is a ‘deal-less environment’. Photograph: Getty Images

Google announced on Wednesday it is piloting a programme called Accelerated Mobile Pages that allows users to search for news and pull up a host of ar(...)

A ‘chemical search engine’ is being used by scientists at the University of Glasgow to help synthesise chemicals that existed before life on Earth. Photograph: Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

A robot “chemputer” is helping scientists discover possible clues to the origins of life on Earth.. The system acts like a “chemical search engine” t(...)

Austrian activist Max Schrems and lawyer Herwig Hofmann  after the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The European Court of Justice ruling on Tuesday concerned a referral from the Irish Court involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner in Porta(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, announced the satellite was under construction and would be ready for launch into space in 2016. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to provide internet access to remote parts of Africa, the social network’s founder has said. Mark Zu(...)

Max Shrems: Not an irritant but a canary in the Irish data mine. Photo AFP / Christian Bruna

If you knew a harbour was unsafe, would you anchor your boat there? Probably not. If the harbour authorities knew of safety issues yet kept silent an(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)