The homepage of the Ashley Madison website. Per capita only the Swiss and the Spaniards exceed us Irish as Ashley Madison “love rats”

I think we all know by now that when the technology world touches the real world, there are security risks inherent in the overlap. Hence we have t(...)

Designer Carlo Ratti’s concept shop at Milan Expo

Imagine walking into your local giant supermarket and being greeted by a smiling hologram waiting to take you to all points of interest in the shop(...)

'But for the mild penis-anxiety blip, Magic Mike XXL is all about the women'

Let me preface this piece by stating that this is not a review of Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the Steven Soderbergh 2012 sleeper hit Magic Mike. (...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

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(...)