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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 27th August 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted 5 months ago
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Twelve-year-old boy makes £290,000 from whale NFTs

A 12-year-old boy from London has made about £290,000 during the school holidays, after creating a series of pixelated artworks called Weird Whales and selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs). With NFTs, artwork can be "tokenised" to create a digital certificate of ownership that can be bought and sold...

 

UK set to shake up existing data laws

The UK Government has announced it wants to change existing data laws and move away from current EU regulations. New data law reforms have been  put forward by the UK Government as part of plans to move away from current EU rules. The government has so far said it wants to end the use of web cookie banners, which are used by organisations to secure consent and are currently required under EU laws...

 

 

Fake streaming sites were the biggest threat of the Tokyo Olympics

Although the FBI warned that cybercriminals would target the Olympic Games this summer, new research from Zscaler has revealed that fake streaming services were actually the biggest threat of the Tokyo Olympics. Since the Rio Olympics back in 2016, streaming sporting events online has increased significantly and this was also the case during the recent Summer Olympics in Tokyo...

 

Tech company Credersi creates virtual reality Covid-19 lab training school

Technology educator Credersi have teamed up with Covid testing solutions company DAM Health  to create a virtual reality Covid-19 lab training syllabus. Credersi have collaborated with DAM Health to create a virtual reality Covid 19-lab training school. The move is aimed at increasing the number of lab technicians being trained in the UK to meet a mass skills shortage and crisis...

Citizen engagement workshops about artificial intelligence open to the public

Citizen engagement workshops about artificial intelligence invite the public to explore the future and how we create it throughout Ireland. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a major part of our daily life. While many people are excited about the promise and potential of AI, others are confused and concerned..