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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 16th April 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by VANRATH
  1. University of Limerick teams up with tech leaders to redefine computer science education

UL has announced a new integrated undergraduate and Masters degree in partnership with over a dozen leading tech companies from Ireland and around the world, including Analog Devices, Stripe, Zalando, Intercom, Shopify, Manna Aero, and many more...

  1. Third of young people show signs of phone addiction regardless of screen time

Research from King’s College London revealed that around 39% of people aged 18-30 reported symptoms such as losing control over how long they spend on their phone, distress when they cannot access it, and neglecting other areas of their life...

  1. Linux systems targeted with dangerous new Chinese malware

Security researchers have found a new sophisticated backdoor malware which they believe is being exploited to target Linux endpoints and servers. Dubbed RedXOR because of its peculiar network data encoding scheme based on XOR, news of the previously undocumented backdoor was shared by a couple of researchers at Inteze...

  1. Datactics graduates head to NYC and Tokyo

Belfast tech firm, Datactics has welcomed two new graduates, Brendan McCarthy and Michael Lynch, as part of Invest NI's #GradToExport programme. The 18-month scheme allows new graduates to gain international work experience as well as a postgraduate diploma, and is partially funded by the economic growth agency, Invest Northern Ireland...

  1. Twitter artists will love this new image option

Twitter is now testing an image option that will disable cropping on images that don’t have a 16:9 aspect ratio. The move is in response to years of criticism that large portions of images don’t appear in previews, often meaning that casual scrollers will miss the bigger picture (if you’ll pardon the pun)...

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