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You have to work harder cognitively during a video chat than you’d have to in real life, research indicates.

A year into this pandemic, I think it’s safe to say that few of us are enthusiastic users of videoconferencing technologies. Oh, sure, we appreciate (...)

Harry and Sadhbh.

There has been a slight change in schedule for the 10-year-old in our house of late. Before Christmas it was Gaelic on Tuesday, soccer on Wednesday, c(...)

When Facebook bought the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014, it pledged not to share user data with its other companies.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Are you still using WhatsApp? You might have noticed a steady stream of friends and family ditching the Facebook-owned messenger in recent weeks. The(...)

Put your phone on aeroplane mode when you take a Zoom call

Shares in Zoom plummeted the day Pfizer announced last November that its Covid-19 vaccine was 90 per cent effective. Investors were clearly worried th(...)

Vladimir Putin’s 20 years of political repression and gross corruption have delivered no great innovation. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/ Sputnik/ Kremlin via EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin thumbs his nose at western opinion of the occupation of Crimea, murder attempts on his critics, Moscow’s meddling in (...)

One key to successful management of remote working is flexibility.

After an employee reported flu-like symptoms in early March, Google told its 8,000 staff and contractors to work from home for a day, to trial remote (...)

Many people are experiencing prolonged isolation for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We asked readers who live alone to tell us about their experiences of the shutdown in Ireland during the past couple of months due to the Co(...)

Lisa Smyth works as a technical adviser from her home – her late grand aunt’s cottage –  in Darragh, Co Clare.

Many of us have had to become experts in remote working over the past few weeks, though not in the best of circumstances. We speak to those who’ve bee(...)

Karina Kelly, CEO of Content Llama: ‘One of the biggest headaches for retailers when starting a website or updating an existing one is getting stock onto their platform’

It was literally “on yer bike” last week for skincare entrepreneur Tara Leader when the Coronavirus put paid to her trips to the post office to send o(...)

People mentioned in instant messaging conversations, even if they didn’t take part in them, have legal rights to scrutinise them. Photograph: Getty Images

Loose lips sink ships was the famous warning on second World War posters; George Michael warned us against careless whispers; and American poet Carl S(...)

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