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VANRATH Tech Roundup - 12 November 2021

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Ancient Olympia to be digitally preserved

Ancient Olympia is to be digitally preserved, in a new deal between the Greek government and Microsoft.

The collaboration uses artificial intelligence to map the site, and augmented reality to help restore the original home of the Olympic Games.

Elon Musk: Tesla boss sells $5bn of shares after Twitter poll

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has sold around $5bn (£3.7bn) of shares in the electric carmaker. It comes days after he asked his 63 million Twitter followers whether he should sell 10% of his stake in Tesla.

SpaceX capsule splashes down returning astronauts to Earth

Four astronauts have landed safely back on Earth as their SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida.

They were recovered from the ocean by a ship after spending more than six months on board the International Space Station.

Bitcoin and ether hit all-time highs, as flows pour in to crypto

Bitcoin and ether hit record peaks today, with enthusiasm for cryptocurrency adoption and worry about inflation driving momentum and flows into the asset class.

Peter Jackson sells visual effects firm for $1.6bn to Unity

Part of the New Zealand-based visual effects studio co-founded by Oscar-winning director Sir Peter Jackson has been sold for $1.6bn (£1.2bn).

A division of Weta Digital, which has worked on films including Lord of the Rings and Avatar, is being bought by video games software company Unity