New Audi RS7 on the Hockenheimring with autonomous-driving technology 2:02

Audi has showcased its new RS7 coupé at the famous Hockenheim track in northern Germany over the weekend. Only it was a launch with a difference: two (...)

Adam Tanner, author of What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Back in 1988, journalist Adam Tanner was the victim of what he calls pre-internet era, “old fashioned data gathering”.While in Dresden – then still a (...)

The “Dragons’ Den” approach to SME financing does have a few lessons for the real world. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES

Dragons’ Den is a peculiar form of SME financing, a subject that is seldom far from the news these days. Although mostly an exercise in ritual humilia(...)

How can you tell the electorate that the economy is healing but you must cut spending once again. Photograph: Eric Luke
Noonan and Howlin’s budget dilemma
  • Economy
  • September 23, 2014, 01:00

Social media is not the real world. It is a sort of parallel universe and generalising from Twitter and Facebook to the tangible world is fraught with(...)

Golf GTE: a disturbingly charming bundle of fun, stupendously well equipped with LED headlights, satnav, Bluetooth, 16-inch alloys
Golf GTE a certain Volkswagen success
  • Motors
  • September 17, 2014, 00:00

Where BMW invested and risked billions with its stand-alone i3 strategy, Volkswagen has delivered a plug-in hybrid that looks like a Golf GTi, goes li(...)

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl: the tipping point in twee’s recent starry rise?

What do Belle & Sebastian, Lena Dunham, Peanuts the cartoon, Portlandia, artisan pickles, food trucks, crocheted owls on Etsy, ukuleles, kitten(...)

Google’s Ingress: Niantic Labs took 18 months to develop the game from initial idea to rollout

Video games are locked in a constant battle with misperceptions and stereotypes, but there is one cliche that is hard to deny: playing such games is a(...)

Engineers Ireland Level 7 winners were: (from left) Sligo IT’s Ruairí McGee, Niall McHale, Gary Lyons and Anthony Mannion. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award for 2014 has gone to a project offering a solution to the transportation of critical medica(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks to FIfa president Sepp Blatter during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

During a match between Brazil and Uruguay at Confederations Cup in 2013 in Brazil, a warm-up event for the World Cup, there were riots outside the sta(...)

Vendors have always held glitzy technology events to push new products and services, but seismic changes in the way enterprise technology is delivered(...)