• US and China agree to continue tariff talks

      US and China agree to continue tariff talks

      The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China’s foreign ministry said, raising hopes for the world’s two largest economies to resolve their trade war.

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    • Singapore invests $30m in 5G tests

      Singapore invests $30m in 5G tests

      Singapore launched on Thursday $29.5m initiative to test applications for 5G networks, the next generation of mobile communications, ahead of a planned rollout in 2020. The project, unveiled by minister for communications and information S Iswaran, will test the network in areas such as port management, manufacturing and consumer applications as the city-state looks to be “a global front-runner in impactful 5G use cases”.

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    • New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      A new bill, that would force tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook to tell users how much their data is worth was introduced by American lawmakers on Monday. In an age where data is exploited as one of the world’s most valuable resources, the law would put a spotlight on what’s otherwise been a hidden side to the tech economy.

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    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements to be signed

      EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements to be signed

      The Council of Ministers today approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion at the end of the week. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom and Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship Stefan-Radu Oprea are now expected to sign the agreement on the EU's behalf in Hanoi on Sunday 30 June.

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    • Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

      Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

      Today, Raspberry Pi Foundation is introducing a new version of its popular line of low-cost single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is advertised as the fastest Raspberry Pi so far, with the company promising "desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems" as well, in a move apparently aimed at challenging traditional PCs.

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    • US further tightens sanctions on Iran

      US further tightens sanctions on Iran

      The United States is today due to further tighten sanctions on Iran, as relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate. Washington has previously sanctioned economically significant sectors of Iran such as oil, banks, aircraft and steel, leaving smaller targets including certain exports not restricted so far as well as government officials unaffected by previous measures.

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    • Ikea inspires you to robotise your home

      Ikea inspires you to robotise your home

      Swedish home furnishings manufacturer Ikea could be rightfully proud of its home designs aimed at the small-space owners, as they allow anyone to maximise their urban micro flats, as small as 24 sq m, into a comfortable and convenient living space through “smart” furniture. Now, the company intends to augment that concept considerably by adding a line of robotic furniture that can convert from a storage and sofa area into a bed and wardrobe with just the swipe of a finger across a touchpad or by voice command, using a smart speaker.

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    • US to dominate the global gaming market in 2019

      US to dominate the global gaming market in 2019

      This year the US is expected to surpass China as the largest gaming market by revenue for the first time since 2015, partly due to Beijing's freeze on new game approvals last year, according to a recent report. Yet, It might be also because of PlayStation and Xbox.

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    • MIT's new robot identifies things by sight and touch

      MIT's new robot identifies things by sight and touch

      For humans, it's easy to predict how an object will feel by looking at it or tell what an object looks like by touching it, but this represents a big challenge for machines. Yet, a new robot developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) might have changed that.

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    • EIB, Bpifrance to support high potential companies

      EIB, Bpifrance to support high potential companies

      The European Investment Bank (EIB), represented by its Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and Bpifrance, represented by its Managing Director Nicolas Dufourcq, signed on Tuesday a financing agreement as part of the activities of the European Investment Advisory Platform, or Advisory Hub - a one-stop-shop platform, providing advice and technical assistance in support investment projects in the EU.

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