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Hubble spots possible answer to supermassive black hole birth

May 25, 2016 08:27 am

Using the power of the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astrophysicists believes it has spotted the cosmic seeds that give birth to supermassive black holes challenging a number of previously-held beliefs.

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Fool’s gold: WhatsApp users being tricked into downloading WhatsApp Gold malware

May 25, 2016 07:45 am

If you’ve been prompted to download ‘WhatsApp Gold’ from a message sent to you through the messaging app promising exclusive features, then think again as it’s nothing but old-fashioned malware.

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Deloitte boosts Dublin presence with new blockchain EMEA HQ

May 25, 2016 07:00 am

Deloitte is to make Dublin its central location for blockchain technology development with the opening of a new Dublin centre that will house 50 developers and designers moving over the next 18 months.

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French authorities raid Google’s Paris office over taxes

May 24, 2016 05:18 pm

100 agents of France’s tax authority have raided Google’s office complex in Paris regarding an investigation into accusations that the company is engaged in serious tax fraud.

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Engineers develop tricorder biosensor that is worn on your chest

May 24, 2016 01:08 pm

Engineers working on developing an advanced sensor capable of monitoring the body’s electrical and biochemical signals have come up with a design that acts like the tricorder device seen in Star Trek.

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‘Undesirable’ image of woman ruling forces Facebook apology

May 24, 2016 12:34 pm

Facebook has landed itself in quite the embarrassing situation after it blocked an ad that included an image of a woman, which, it said “depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”.

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In tech, ‘curiosity is key’, says IBM architect and master inventor

May 24, 2016 11:50 am

Taking the first tentative steps into a career in tech can be daunting, and hearing the guidance of those with years of experience under their belt can help. Stephen Kruger, IBM architect and master inventor, tells us a little about the path that led him to his current role.

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Selfies, delfies and everything elsies (infographic)

May 24, 2016 11:49 am

Photography has flipped a full 180-degrees since smartphones came along.

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Start-up Advice: Dave Coplin, Microsoft UK

May 24, 2016 11:46 am

Dave Coplin is the chief envisioning officer with Microsoft UK, a role he has held since 2010.

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Apple, Google and Microsoft hold nearly 25pc of all US corporate cash

May 24, 2016 11:11 am

Being cash-rich means a lot in corporate America these days, and news that Apple, Google and Microsoft have an accumulated cash reserve that’s worth more than 23pc of the total US corporate cash says a lot about Silicon Valley.

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