Did Jeff Bezos have to endure a dreaded “performance improvement plan” after the Fire Phone fiasco?Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

It is obviously far too early to tell what sort of damage has been done to Jeff Bezos and Amazon by the sensational exposé about its punishing corpora(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said the ‘New York Times’ article “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day”. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

(...) long run, as the Lancet study shows, that concept is to the detriment of everyone. DAVIN O’DWYER (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

TV is undergoing a profound change in viewing patterns. Photograph:  EPA/JOERG CARSTENSEN

I don’t have a television, which is one of those admissions that’s really hard to make without sounding insufferably smug. But rather than swearing of(...)

Energy Elephant CEO Joe Borza (left) with co-founder Eoin Ó Fearghail

Travelling the world often gives people the opportunity to realise the universality of the human condition, but when Joe Borza was journeying along th(...)

An artist’s impression issued  of the New Horizons spacecraft. Image: Johns Hopkins University/Southwest Research Institute/PA

A few weeks ago, a big group of my friends climbed Carrauntoohil. I wasn’t able to make it, unfortunately, but looked at the photographs of the trek w(...)

Every time you use the  automatic checkout machine at the supermarket, you are essentially getting a flavour of how the future is going to look in a whole variety of industries. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A few weeks ago, a tragic accident occurred at a Volkswagen factory in Baunatal, Germany. A 21-year-old contractor was installing a robot when its arm(...)

An ‘internal technical issue’ knocked the New York Stock Exchange, the cathedral of US capitalism, out of action for hours on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

This was not a great week for the modern computerised stock market. The New York Stock Exchange, essentially the cathedral of US capitalism, was knock(...)

Taylor Swift performs  in Cologne, Germany, earlier this month. Photograph Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images for TAS

This Monday, the world’s most influential artist arrives in Dublin to play two sold-out shows at the 3 Arena. If the events of the past week ha(...)

Tony Fadell, co-founder of Nest Labs. Photograph: EPA/PAUL MCERLANE

Nest Labs, the home automation company owned by Google, has announced the Nest Cam, the newest addition to their range of connected devices. A conne(...)