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Lives Lost: Flora Nugent, 1934-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

A smart-home operating system. Digital noses can  smell overcooked food, but it may be some time before electronic sensors can adjust the amount of cardamom or jasmine to precisely the right level

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is one of the 128 shrines to technology and science listed around the world in John Graham-C(...)

A range of counterfeit goods seized in Co Tipperary on Thursday. Photograph courtesy: An Garda Síochána.

Counterfeit goods featuring several major clothing labels such as Nike and Ted Baker have been seized by gardaí. Estimated to be worth about €18,000,(...)

With the acquisition of the Treasury Building, Google, alongside other Silicon Docks companies, needs to do more than passively benefit from nearby city centre luxury apartment developments that few other workers can afford. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

As Google closes in on buying the former Treasury Building in Dublin – a piquant metaphor come to life for all of us – it is facing some serious but e(...)

TikTok head Alex Zhu  in New York on, November 14th, 2019. ‘The data of TikTok is only being used by TikTok for TikTok users,’ he said. Photograph: Alexander Harris/The New York Times

Like almost everybody who runs a big tech company these days, Alex Zhu, the head of the of-the-moment video app TikTok, is worried about an image prob(...)

Fionn Ferreira (18) was named the overall winner of the 2019 Google Science Fair

An Irish student has won a global science award for his project which aims to remove microplastics from the world’s oceans. Fionn Ferreira (18) from (...)

Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California. Photograph: iStock

Google has entered into partnership with one of Australia’s biggest construction companies to deliver up to 15,000 new homes in the San Francisco Bay (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  was in Brussels for the first board meeting of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Photograph: Dave Meehan

Google has notified Ireland’s data protection commissioner that she will be responsible for overseeing its European data privacy compliance. As the E(...)

Eric Schmidt at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, US, in May. Photograph: Richard Brian/Reuters

Alphabet said on Thursday its executive chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in bui(...)

The San Francisco Bay area is suffering from an acute housing crisis, in part a side effect of the booming tech industry. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Silicon Valley comes into view. Nestled behind the Santa Cruz Mountains that separate the peninsula from the Pacific ocean, the towns of Palo Alto, Mo(...)

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