Apple, like many other companies, is infamous for funneling money through its European headquarters in Ireland and benefitting from a lower tax rate. Well, Italy’s had enough of it, and Apple just agreed to pay the boot-shaped country $348 million in back taxes. Tim Cook must be pissed.
Unlike nearly every other traffic light in the U.S., the traffic light up on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse, New York displays green above red. Why this bizarre reversal? Well, St. Patrick's Day is an appropriate time to tell this story.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in cartoon, consider visiting Limerick, Ireland—where a street artist recently turned a broken down gas station into a full-fledged color party.
Phoenix, Madrid, even Astana: These are the cities we tend to hold up as examples of the havoc that construction booms—and busts—can wreak on a housing market. Ireland is in the news less, but its situation is just as dire; thousands of brand-new Irish homes have sat empty for years. And now the government is…
You typically don't think of water towers as being a particularly interesting outlet for architectural design, but that's not always the case. Photographer Jamie Young has been documenting the water towers of Ireland, and they are awesome.
For some reason, we humans love to make solid foods liquid, and liquid foods solid. Key Lime Pie Martini? White Russian Ice Cream? I rest my case. Today, in honor of St. Paddy's Day, we're taking three Irish liquids, and making them into one awesome solid.
A daring thief and/or desperate photographer just made off with an official Nikon van. The cargo? One hundred and fifty grand worth of cameras and accessories, including the unreleased D4 and D800. Nikon wants their goodies back. Here's the list:
One of the things I love computers for is how they have democratized the access to things that once were only attainable by a very few. This World War II short film called The German is a perfect example.
Terrifying, isn't it? To imagine that you could be sitting in your favorite easy chair, happily reading UNIX in a Nutshell, and then your body just COMBUSTS—spontaneously—and you're a pile of ashes.
There are two routes when it comes to hackers. You can either prosecute them and subsequently have your ass handed to you by them (Sony) or you can perhaps recognize their talents. Microsoft hired the kid who hacked them. Update: The photo previously accompanying this post was incorrectly attributed, is of another…
Queen Elizabeth II is visiting Ireland, a momentous occasion that's supposed to signal reconciliation of the two countries. But not everyone is happy! Just hours before the Queen arrived, a pipe bomb was found on a bus headed to Dublin.
If you've got a little Erin in your go Bragh, you'll want to be able to show it off on March 17th. And while the Irish Heraldry app has been around since December, tis finally the season to get your Irish up. The app packs in 1200 Coats of Arms, full color family crests, and a guide to what those symbols actually…
It's not often (ever?) that a convention center is anything worth being excited about, but Ireland's new Convention Centre Dublin uses ingenius engineering and an omniscient mother brain to monitor and adjust itself. The result? Zero carbon footprint.
Cats! Always independent little fellers aren't they? Lilou the cat ran away from her home in suburban Ireland by boarding a train headed to Dublin. I imagine she was going out for a few pints with her mates.
The iPhone is now available in Ireland and Austria, for the usual 399 (8GB) and 499 euros (16GB.) Yes, that's $778 for the same 16GB version that is manufactured in Asia for exactly the same price (in the US, a 16GB iPhone will cost you $519—tax included—in New York, a whopping $259 difference.) Apple Europe keeps…
• Dealzmodo: Sign up for a Sony Visa card, get a Mylo for $49 and one free year of T-Mobile Hotspot service. Our own Chris Mascari said it best: "Kinda makes me wish I wanted a Mylo." [Sony]
• The Wii Shop now lets you send Virtual Console games to friends as gifts. First person to send me Super Mario 64 gets a gold…