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VANRATH Tech Roundup - 13 May 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted 6 days ago

VANRATH rounds up the trending tech news stories this week

Twitter executives ousted ahead of Elon Musk takeover

Twitter executives ousted ahead of Elon Musk takeover

Twitter has confirmed that two of its bosses are leaving the social media company in one of the biggest shake-ups since Elon Musk agreed to buy the firm.

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Bitcoin wipes out 2021 gains as cryptocurrency meltdown broadens

Bitcoin wipes out 2021 gains as cryptocurrency meltdown broadens

Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency dropped to a low of $25,401.05 today - its lowest level since December 28, 2020.

In the past eight sessions, Bitcoin has lost a third of its value, or $13,000, and is down more than 45% so far this year.

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First image of massive black hole at centre of Milky Way galaxy revealed

First image of massive black hole at centre of Milky Way galaxy revealed

The black hole has been described as being "the gentle giant in the centre of our galaxy".

The image, unveiled on Thursday, is from the international consortium behind the Event Horizon Telescope - eight synchronised radio telescopes around the world.

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Mark Zuckerberg shows demo of Meta’s next mixed reality headset

Mark Zuckerberg shows demo of Meta’s next mixed reality headset

The demo will be available for Quest 2 users and showcases the mixed reality capabilities of the upcoming Project Cambria headset.

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Over half of NI professionals would consider moving to companies offering four-day week

Over half of NI professionals would consider moving to companies offering four-day week

There is significant interest among Northern Ireland employees in a four-day week, but employers here are not convinced the change in working hours would work in practice, according to new research released.

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