Scientists discover ultramassive black hole ’30bn times the mass of the Sun’

An ultramassive black hole around 33 billion times the mass of the Sun has been discovered by astronomers in the UK. Scientists from Durham University said the gargantuan black hole is one of the biggest ever found. The team described its findings, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, as “extremely […]

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Google rival to ChatGPT begins rollout

Google has begun rolling out its rival to ChatGPT. The tech giant said it is giving some over 18s in the UK and US access to its Bard chatbot from Tuesday. The company hopes the artificial intelligence tool will be available in more countries and different languages over time. Unlike its rival, which was developed […]

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TikTok updates content rulebook as pressure from West builds

TikTok has rolled out updated rules and standards for content and users as it faces increasing pressure from western authorities over concerns that material on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app could be used to push false information. The company released a reorganised set of community guidelines that include eight principles to guide content moderation decisions. “These […]

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Amazon to axe another 9,000 jobs globally

Amazon has said it will cut another 9,000 jobs across its global business in “the next few weeks”. Andy Jassy, chief executive of the technology giant, told staff that the move will reduce jobs in its web services, advertising, PXT solutions division and its Twitch livestreaming arm. The cuts come on top of 18,000 job […]

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Irish government consults cyber security experts over TikTok on work phones

The Irish government has sought advice from cyber security experts on whether TikTok should continue to be permitted on work phones used by people in the public sector. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government was liaising with the country’s National Cyber Security Centre. Mr Varadkar said there was not yet any change to the government’s […]

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