Hi-Tech


    • SAS starts researching hybrid aircraft infrastructure

      SAS starts researching hybrid aircraft infrastructure

      Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) announced last week that it is teaming up with aircraft maker Airbus to research ecosystem and infrastructure needs for hybrid and electric aircraft. According to the statement published by SAS, the partnership would involve a joint research project where the two companies work together to investigate all the challenges "regarding operations and infrastructure linked to large scale introduction of hybrid and electric aircraft in commercial traffic".

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    • Facebook to enter the crypto market

      Facebook to enter the crypto market

      Facebook is preparing to release a new digital currency to the market called GlobalCoin that aims at helping users send and receive money. The intention is to launch it in about a dozen countries during the first quarter of 2020, according to information published by BBC.

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    • Huawei ban - who is actually the loser

      Huawei ban - who is actually the loser

      Last week the US declared war on Huawei, a relentless attack more blatant than North Korea hacking Sony in 2014, and undoubtedly - an unprecedented one. A a flagship corporate giant Huawei is one of the biggest names of the tech industry. It’s the world's largest provider of telecommunications equipment, a leader in next-generation 5G technology, and last year it even passed Apple to become the second-biggest smartphone seller in the world.

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    • Apple, Google accused of ‘massive music piracy’

      Apple, Google accused of ‘massive music piracy’

      Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora are all being sued by the estate of Harold Arlen, the composer of Over the Rainbow and many other classic songs. According to the 148-page lawsuit, the tech companies are being accused of being involved in a ‘massive music piracy operation,’ which involves over 6,000 pirated recordings. 

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    • Robot companion and cyber shoes at Webit

      Robot companion and cyber shoes at Webit

      Webit.Festival Europe has earned its reputation as one of the worlds most attended and globally renowned large-scale tech events and this year it did not disappoint as well. For the eleventh consecutive year, Webit gathered in Sofia between 13 and 15 May hundreds of the greatest minds of mankind - among them were top executives of huge corporations, founders of businesses, investors, entrepreneurs, academics, politicians and media representatives.

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    • WhatsApp suffers 'targeted' surveillance attack

      WhatsApp suffers 'targeted' surveillance attack

      Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp. According to a statement by the company, which is owned by Facebook, the attack targeted a "select number" of users, mostly human rights attorneys, and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor," which the Financial Times identified as Israel's NSO Group.

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    • Mercedes to go fully 'carbon-neutral' by 2039

      Mercedes to go fully 'carbon-neutral' by 2039

      German giant Mercedes-Benz this week announced plans to stop selling traditional combustion engine cars by 2039 and make all of its new vehicles sold worldwide by that time carbon-neutral. In additon, the company also pledges to lean on wind power and other forms of clean energy in the future to make its vast manufacturing operations cleaner.

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    • Japan unveils world's fastest bullet train

      Japan unveils world's fastest bullet train

      This week, Japanese railway company JR East started testing its new Alfa-X, a high-speed bullet train that is designed to achieve a top speed of 400kph, or 249mph, which would make it the fastest commercial train in the worldр outpacing China's Fuxing train, which runs at 10 kph slower despite being designed with the same top speed capabilities as the Alfa-X.

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    • Microsoft to integrate full Linux kernel in Windows 10

      Microsoft to integrate full Linux kernel in Windows 10

      Microsoft has surprised many in the Linux developer community in recent years. Surprises have included bringing things like the Bash shell to Windows, or native OpenSSH in Windows 10, and even including Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora in the Windows Store. Now Microsoft is going even further, with plans to ship a full Linux kernel directly in Windows 10, which would be specially designed to run alongside the Windows kernel.

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    • Putin signs Russian internet isolation bill into law

      Putin signs Russian internet isolation bill into law

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law on providing "stable operation of the Russian Internet (Runet) in case it is disconnected from the global infrastructure of the World Wide Web", Russia's TASS news agency reported on Wednesday. The move, however is also aimed at tightening government control over the internet.

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