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The “little lab” set up by former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will focus on consumer media and artificial intelligence. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Minimalist tech sector websites are intriguing. The uncluttered design, the (mostly) plain sentences, the chasm of white spaces: some company shop-fro(...)

The Wailing Mooncalf’s role as friend to the alt-right fanatic guarantees its place in the contemporary linguistic bestiary

Apparently, Google is altering its software to allow users quicker access to emojis. Depress just two keys and you will bring up a pile of poo. Depres(...)

Kinesio Tape first caught the public’s attention at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games when 50,000 rolls were donated to athletes. Photograph: iStock

Over the past decade there has been a global spread of a dinky, brightly-coloured product, strips of which are often seen adhering to the skin of runn(...)

 Wendell Carter Jnr  of the Duke Blue Devils. His  mother  is named in a  federal case because she received a free meal worth $106.36 from an agent who was interested in her son. Photograph: Getty Image

In a couple of weeks America will get into its annual tizzy about March Madness. College basketball will dominate water-cooler conversations, and bill(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said supervision of multinational companies with operations in Ireland continued to be a key priority for her office during 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The collection of potentially sensitive location data by Twitter and Facebook, and practices by LinkedIn, all came under scrutiny by the Data Protecti(...)

Ask any manager of an innovation hub where some of the most productive work is done and they will tell you it’s in the communal kitchen or cafe where people get the opportunity to meet each other informally and shoot the breeze. Photograph: iStock

Hands up all those who think requests by email are more effective than asking someone to do something face-to-face. If your hand is in the air, you ne(...)

Google’s Mark Risher said: “Putting a resume online to say you work at a  cryptocurrency company, or sending out a pro-crypto message on a social media network, leads to users getting more targeted attacks.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Boasting about how much money you’re making from bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies is a godsend to cybercriminals, according to Google. At a press br(...)

Grainia Long, chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  described the case as “shocking” and said of particular note was Matthew Horan’s “ease of access to other adults who were prepared to collude in sharing images of the children”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Calls have been made for additional Garda powers to investigate online child sex offences, including powers to make it easier for gardaí to seize mobi(...)

While demand for fonts is in decline, emojis are in the ascendant. Photograph: PA

As the owner of Times New Roman, Helvetica and Arial, Monotype Imaging has assembled one of the most lucrative collections of fonts in the world - but(...)

It was only a matter of time before the pressure told. Facebook is just the first to jump. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is apparently no truth to the rumour that – upon hearing that Facebook will no longer book global revenues in Dublin – European Commission offic(...)

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