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‘Suddenly the idea of being in a packed store on Christmas Eve getting just the thing you needed and going out into a thronged Grafton Street doesn’t some all that appealing anymore.’ Photograph: iStock

While the inexorable shift to digital platforms may be the dominant trend in global retailing, there are quite profound shifts taking place. These inc(...)

Ditch fast fashion for a slower, fairer style. Photograph: iStock

It’s the toxic relationship too many of us can’t quit. An impulse purchase here, a pick-me-up there. A quick scroll, a flirty click, a casual add-to-b(...)

Danger zone: most of us, even in older, less tech-flashy cars, have paired a mobile phone to our car using Bluetooth or a USB connection. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Your car has a lot to say about you. And not in the way you think. Not just as a style proxy for your personality, but actually about you, your home, (...)

HB’s Golly Bar was renamed the Giant Bar, and given new packaging, in 1992

If proof were needed that systemic racism hides in plain sight, it’s right there on our supermarket shelves. Mars is removing the image of a black fa(...)

Two former top Ebay security executives and four other ex-employees face federal conspiracy charges. Photograph:  EPA

Two former top Ebay security executives and four other ex-employees face federal conspiracy charges of stalking the staff of an e-commerce newsletter (...)

US president Donald Trump: has frequently used the threat of tariffs to bring other countries to the negotiating table. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Trump administration said this week that it would open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine (...)

New Zealand’s George Bridge is tackled by Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo last September. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images)

Following Ireland’s defeat to New Zealand in last year’s World Cup quarter-final in Japan, Jacob Stockdale noted the messages urging him “to kill hims(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said he had accelerated plans for Shops to take advantage of the boom in online shopping during the coronavirus crisis

Facebook is hoping that its 2.6 billion users will begin shopping on its platform, as it unveiled a service that puts it in direct competition with Am(...)

Mr Justice Robert Eagar today granted an interim injunction restraining eBay from processing or using the girl’s image. Photogrraph: iStock

A mother has secured a High Court order aimed at stopping images of her toddler daughter in a Halloween costume being used on eBay. Mr Justice Rober(...)

Set a challenge: how many insects can the kids find and identify? Photograph: FatCamera/E+/Getty

Whether you live in a flat or on a farm, there are lots of ways to explore and discover close to home, from a mini-beasts safari to brushing up you(...)

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