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Metaverse is a risk to human social skills, Abba Voyage producer tells British MPs

The metaverse is a concern because it will encourage more screen time and damage human connections, the producer of the Abba Voyage show told MPs. Svana Gisla told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee the technology “scares” her and does not represent an obvious improvement on digital experiences. She told MPs Abba Voyage, a […]

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24% of young people ‘put hearing at risk with loud music on personal devices’

Almost a quarter of teenagers and young adults could be putting their hearing at risk by listening to excessively loud music through earphones, ear buds or headphones, a study has suggested. An international team of researchers estimated that 24% of 12 to 34-year-olds are listening to music on personal listening devices at an “unsafe level”. […]

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FILE - The Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia, April 26, 2017. Big tech companies like Google and Facebook will have to comply with tough rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online or face the threat of big fines. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Google strikes content deals with 300 European publishers

Google said it has struck licensing deals with 300 news publishers in Europe in its latest effort to comply with a recently introduced European Union copyright law. The tech giant signed the agreements with national, local and specialist news publications in Germany, Hungary, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Ireland and said discussions with many others […]

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Paramount+ streaming service to launch in Ireland on June 22nd – Including Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

The Paramount+ streaming service will launch in Ireland on June 22, the company has confirmed. The US media giant’s platform will feature content from the firm’s range of studios and brands, including Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. Paramount has not confirmed pricing for Ireland yet but will be available online and the Paramount+ […]

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