Irish Times view on Facebook’s rebranding: flawed priorities on display again 1:52

Much of the world has been wondering what Facebook would do to begin to address the many serious corporate problems that continue to be revealed, almo(...)

Employees unveil the new Meta logo outside the company’s Menlo Park headquarters in California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Even for Facebook, sorry Meta, these are mad, out-there times. Not only is its algorithmic amplification of “angry” content and capacity to worsen soc(...)

Sandra and David Whelan of VR Education

This week saw the return of thousands of people to their offices in Irish cities and towns, many for the first time in 18 months. But it is a changed (...)

The Oculus Quest  headset for the VR newbie has a growing library of content such as VR fave Beatsaber and Star Wars: Vader Immortal – wielding the lightsaber is magic.

The Covid-19 crisis has reinforced our sense of the importance of digital devices in our lives. After a backlash in recent years over personal data br(...)

Endgame: Andrew Bennett, Rosaleen Linehan, Des Keogh and Anthony Morris. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

ROSALEEN LINEHAN AND DES KEOGH ON GETTING COMFY IN THE BINS AT THE END OF THE WORLD IN PAN PAN’S NEW PRODUCTION OF SAMUEL BECKETT’S ENDGA(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: By the time of the Brexit referendum in 2016, the Anglosphere had established itself in right-wing mythology as the promised land. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

If the success of a political idea turns on its power to instil hope or optimism in its adherents, then, in its early years, Brexit was a colossal fai(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Hot seat: Adam Buxton at the BFI Southbank, in London, where he stages his Bug series. Photograph: BFI

As many mourned the passing of David Bowie in January a debate resurfaced about whether fans could legitimately grieve for someone they didn’t know. A(...)