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A chatbot can mimic human conversation within limitations that are increasingly being expanded. Photograph: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

When was the last time you visited a bricks-and-mortar travel agent? These days we rely rely on thousands of online travel sites, from airline and hot(...)

Sony’s Betamax VCR launched in 1974. In 1976, rivals JVC came out with their own VHS format VCR, which doubled the recording time available. Within a decade the Betamax had become virtually obsolete. Photographs: Getty Images

The Museum of Failure has opened its doors in Sweden, showcasing a collection of product innovations that have proved to be anything but successful. T(...)

Rory McIlroy earned $50m, while Conor McGregor pocketed $34 million to make in into Forbes’s  World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2017 list

Golfer Rory McIlroy and MMA and UFC star Cornor McGregor are among the world’s top 100 earning “celebrities”. Four-time Major winner McIlroy earned $5(...)

Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis and Zac Efron on the BBC’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’, which is distributed by ITV Studios to TV3, where it airs on Saturday nights.

TV3 Group won a 17.9 per cent share of television viewing in Ireland in May, the highest monthly share in its history. TV3, the main channel in the g(...)

Remarkably resilient: books seem to have turned the tide against ereaders. Photograph: Iain Masterton/Canopy/Getty

Technology rarely takes prisoners and it crushes – virtually – everything in its path. In the past 15 years technology has seen off almost all physica(...)

Ebook sales declined 4% in 2016, while physical books sales rose 2%

The cost of ebooks could be about to fall after a vote by MEPS to reduce the rate of VAT charged to bring them in line with the rate on printed books.(...)

The Iron Throne: Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) appear in the forthcoming season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, available on Sky and its streaming service Now TV

Five years after it first introduced the product in the UK, Sky has launched Now TV in the Irish market. The concept is a simple one: Now TV is a stre(...)

Television personality Bill O’Reilly shakes hands with Pope Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment (...)

A battle with a company with pockets as deep as Apple’s is a daunting prospect. Phtograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A year ago, tech giant Apple was weighing up a takeover of Imagination Technologies, the Hertfordshire-based company behind the graphics in its iPhone(...)

Nielsen and AAP figures show  ebook consumers falling away from ebooks and ereader devices. Photograph: Getty Images

Guess what’s back? Physical books that you can hold in your hand, open wide to breathe in that satisfying ink-on-paper bouquet, and carry without fear(...)

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