• iPhone XI to power a laptop

      iPhone XI to power a laptop

      Apple has already begun work on its next high-end smartphone that will offer us a number of changes in design and hardware and one of the most interesting features, which developers are reportedly experimenting with is reportedly the ability of the iPhone XI to power larger devices such as laptops.

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    • EU's Sefcovic says Russia-Ukraine gas deal possible by end of 2019

      EU's Sefcovic says Russia-Ukraine gas deal possible by end of 2019

       

      Ukraine and Russia should be able to reach an agreement by the end of 2019 on the transportation of natural gas to the European Union, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said in Brussels on 21 January after chairing a meeting with Russian and Ukrainian officials.The talks were attended by Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, and executives from Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz and Russian gas giant Gazprom.

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    • France fines Google €50m for GDPR violations

      France fines Google €50m for GDPR violations

      France’s data protection regulator, CNIL, has issued Google a €50m fine for its inability to comply with its GDPR obligations, The Verge reports. This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time one of the tech giants has been found to fall foul of the tough new EU regulations that came into force in May last year.

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    • Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, has reportedly agreed to set up a joint-venture company with Toyota to manufacture electric car-batteries and eventually solid-state batteries, too. According to a report from Japan’s Nikkei, In the EV battery cell venture Toyota would hold a controlling 51 percent stake, while Panasonic would transition five of its car battery production plants in China and Japan to the new spinoff company. More details deal are expected to be unveiled "as soon as this week" by the Japanese manufacturers.

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    • Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is reportedly backing a €20m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Finnish company Nightingale Health. The company will use the financing to further develop its blood analysis technology, which facilitates the detection and prevention of chronic diseases.

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    • Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Data breaches these days started to become more and more massive and thanks to Internet security researcher Troy Hunt the world has now officially witnessed the biggest one. The newly discovered “Collection #1" undoubtedly represents the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed. Furthermore, it is reportedly made up of individual data breaches from more than 2,000 databases, instead of representing a single, easily identifiable service.

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    • Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft has decided to establish world's largest artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT lab and has reportedly chosen to do it in Shanghai. The announcement came after the district government of Pudong New Area and Microsoft (China) signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding.

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    • Successor to Large Hadron Collider unveiled

      Successor to Large Hadron Collider unveiled

      CERN has unveiled the blueprint for a huge 100 km-circumference particle smasher that would be used to study the Higgs boson in unprecedented detail as well as search for new physics in the latter half of the century. The conceptual design report for the €20bn Future Circular Collider (FCC) has been drawn up on 15 January, revealing that the machine would be four times the size of its successor, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), making it the largest scientific instrument on the planet.

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    • Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Over the past couple of decades, local media has been eclipsed by big tech platforms, as it struggled to keep up with changing consumer behaviours and emerging digital world. As a result many local newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage. So, to solve the issue and save the local media outlets Google News initiative is now partnering with WordPress's parent company Automattic by investing $1.2 m in the development of a “fast, secure, low-cost publishing system.”

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    • Apple replaced 11m iPhone batteries in 2018

      Apple replaced 11m iPhone batteries in 2018

      Last year was quite controversial for Apple as it had to face many issues. The last quarter was related to court conflicts with Qualcomm, which are expected to continue and take full effect in 2019. In addition, the company had to confess that weak iPhone sales would bring financial losses worth more than $9bn. To make things worse, the beginning of each calendar year is traditionally a weak period in the smartphone market, so we have every reason to expect that the situation will recur in 2019 and Apple's iPhone sales will suffer even more losses.

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