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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 9th July 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted 7 months ago
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Motor app Pocket Box partners with Seopa to help users find insurance deals

Free Northern Ireland mobile app, Pocket Box has partnered with Belfast-based price comparison platform, Seopa (parent company to Quotezone and CompareNI). The partnership means that users can now find insurance deals from hundreds of UK-based insurance providers for their vehicles within the Pocket Box app. Pocket Box was created by Newry entrepreneur, Jim Finnegan and launched officially earlier this year....

Google faces new anti-trust lawsuit over app store

Google is being sued by 37 US states over policies on its Android app store, Google Play. The lawsuit claims that the tech giant has used "monopolistic leverage" to generate large profits from purchases made within its own store. It also claimed Google had bought off its competitors. Google said that there are rival app stores for Android devices, and that apps can also be downloaded directly from developers' own websites...

New Trojan malware steals millions of login credentials›

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed a new custom Trojan-type malware that managed to infiltrate over three million Windows computers and steal nearly 26 million login credentials for about a million websites. The findings from Nord Security classifies the websites into a dozen categories, which include virtually...

Two Northern Ireland students make final of BAFTA gaming competition

Two Kilkeel teenagers have been named as finalists for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (BAFTA) prestigious Young Game Designers (YGD) competition. Holly Wright and Rachel Houston, both aged 17, made the final after five months of developing their game concept, 'Space Palette'. It involves the player becoming a lone space traveller flying from planet to planet, avoiding the spreading 'colour corruption', which causes planets to be drained of colour before dying...

 

New cross-border collab to boost innovation in AI and IT

The ADAPT Centre at Dublin City University (DCU) and the BT Ireland Innovation Centre (BTIIC) at Ulster University have formed a partnership to foster future research and development in future technologies.The new collaboration will focus on three main areas: exchange programmes for staff and students; joint research projects; and collaborative seminars and conferences to encourage information exchange...