Science-fiction film Ex Machina which offers a clever version of the robots versus humans narrative

Are technology companies running too fast into the future and creating things that could potentially wreak havoc on humankind? That question has been (...)

Microsoft is to introduce new tools for Windows 10 making it easier for developers to reuse code for software. Picture: Bloomberg.

Microsoft is introducing new tools for Windows 10 that will make it easier for developers to reuse code for software they have already created for (...)

We cannot know whether the jury in Gail O’Rorke’s trial acquitted her on charges of assisting another to end her life because the case against her was(...)

Google Glass: the invention’s very public failure points to a bigger question for the web search giant.

Google’s research arm, Google X, is called the company’s Moonshot Factory. One reason the company picked the word “moonshot” was to remind people to t(...)

Concern over the gap between rich and poor isn’t new. But ever since French economist Thomas Piketty became compulsory reading for world leaders, t(...)

 Margaret Martin from Womens Aid says that legislation does not deal with the virtual world. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:55

Legislation is urgently needed to allow younger women who have never lived with their partners to access safety or barring orders, Women’s Aid has wa(...)

Quantum cryptography offers a path to improved internet security, the idea being that you can hide information in the quantum state of sub-atomic particles

Fans of Breaking Bad may inadvertently know more about quantum mechanics than they think. Walter White is a quantum character. As one fans’ website pu(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said  that new legislation to be published shortly on children’s issues will ensure people can focus solely on the issue of marriage equality when they vote in the referendum in May.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

New legislation to be published shortly on children’s issues will ensure people can focus solely on the issue of marriage equality when they vote in (...)

Dr Sandra Collins and Dr Natalie Harrower of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) who won the overall award for the ‘Inspiring Ireland’ project at the 2014 eGovernment Awards

On his visit to Dublin last week, as reported in The Irish Times, Bank of England governor Mark Carney spoke about fiscal risk-sharing across the euro(...)

While hire-by-the-minute services such as GoCar already give members access to cars, these services are limited and, if you have a long journey in mind, can be prohibitively expensive. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Anyone who grew up in the late 1980s and early 1990s pretty much expected everything to be virtual by now. Our comics and sci-fi movies all confide(...)