Technology

Intel to consider paying for egg-freezing, says Irish vice-president

    One of the company’s newest vice-presidents, Margaret Burgraff, from Cork, confirmed the subject is under discussion. “The head of HR has already had the conversation with me about the philosophy of it. I personally find it too intrusive. I don’t want my workplace involved in my fertility,” she said. Ms Burgraff added that any employee benefit programmes has ... Read More »

Today’s Growth Consultant Reviews Shows Increase In Technology Business Investments

    All investors are struggling at the moment because of the current state of the economy. It is quite hard to find really good investment opportunities, mainly because the buying power that people have is still low. While there are clear signs that the economy is getting back on track, it is still important to be careful when an ... Read More »

19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

  A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.   The decision in America’s most closely watched terrorism trial in decades— which came just over two years after the April 15, 2013, bombing that killed ... Read More »

Unlock latent talent for the 21st century

    When financial policymakers attempt to promote economic growth, they almost invariably focus on looking for new ways to unleash capital. But, although this approach may have worked in the past, it risks giving short shrift to the role that talent plays in generating and realising the ideas that make growth possible. Indeed, in a future of rapid technological ... Read More »

All the Internet addresses will be gone by the summer

      Engineers who created 4.3 billion Internet Protocol addresses back in 1981 probably thought that by the time we ran through all those, we’d be puttering around in flying cars. Flying cars are going to be a while, but it looks like our IP numbers are finally up: The American Registry for Internet Numbers, the group that hands ... Read More »

Tech groups valued at $1bn are risky business for small investors

      When Apple went public 35 years ago, anyone who lived in Massachusetts and wanted to buy shares was out of luck. State regulators there decided the company was just too risky for individual investors and banned brokers from selling the stock to the general public. Standards for protecting “the little guy” have changed a lot since then. ... Read More »

Home technology innovation

    A decade or two hence, when some student architect writes a paper on the history of the automated home, he or she will discover a series of watershed moments that preceded the “perfect storm” that led us to the current terrain of tech in the home. While an exhaustive study will go all the way back to Nikola ... Read More »

Babies don’t need smartphones: Column

    Think, for a moment, about the day-to-day life of a 2-year-old. They’ve conquered walking, and potty training is on the horizon. Words are springing forth and the assertiveness that comes with life experience is already testing the little one’s parents. Nothing in the house is safe anymore. More than two-thirds of 2-year-olds are also using tablets, more than ... Read More »

Ad-blocking technology poised to make mobile Net less neutral

    Having trouble seeing the link between the Verizon-AOL deal and the need for net neutrality regulations? Some new reporting by the Financial Times should help clear things up for you. The FT’s Robert Cookson revealed Thursday that at least one major European mobile network is planning to use technology from Shine, an Israeli startup, to block ads from ... Read More »

Let’s build additional supports to get women into science

  The benefits of these investments are significant, with pharmaceutical companies alone employing 60,000 directly, paying €3bn in taxes, and generating half our national exports (some €55bn in 2011). Throughout the recession, the pharmaceutical sector showed strong job growth and given recent announcements, this momentum shows no sign of abating – provided we maintain our competitive advantage. Multinationals have a ... Read More »