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  • Digital art enchants Sofia

    Digital art enchants Sofia

    The seventh edition of the International Digital Art Festival will take place in Sofia next week, from 22 until 26 October. Organised by the National Academy of Arts and the DA Lab foundation, DA FEST [7] will feature a wide range of exhibitions; audio-visual, theatre and VR performances; video art projections; lectures and presentations; workshops and concerts, revealing a plethora of explorations and art practices in the field of digital art.

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  • Europe rings 5G security alarm

    Europe rings 5G security alarm

    European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights “an increased exposure to risks related to the reliance of mobile network operators on suppliers” that will require the establishment of a new EU policy and security framework.

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  • Deyan Mihaylov: Аdvances in quantum technologies are arriving at an exponential rate

    Deyan Mihaylov: Аdvances in quantum technologies are arriving at an exponential rate

    I believe that eventually, quantum supremacy will be achieved by a private research lab outside of Europe. That is not to say that research in Europe will always be lagging behind, but European universities and research centres need to concentrate on ambitious and risky goals, and then invest wisely in achieving them, says Dr. Deyan Mihaylov, postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, in an interview to Europost.

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  • Controversial magistrate's sweetest victory ever

    Controversial magistrate's sweetest victory ever

    The first woman to be Romania’s prosecutor general, Laura Codruta Kovesi, was only 33 when appointed in 2006. At that age she was also the youngest Prosecutor General in Romania's history. Seven years later, Kovesi marked another milestone when she was named the head of the Romanian Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) - an institution created to fight high-level corruption in the years when Romania was preparing to join the EU.

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  • Lasting smartphones to reduce emissions in EU

    Lasting smartphones to reduce emissions in EU

    Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would lead to a significant reduction of waste and greenhouse gases in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to focus on the climate costs of manufacturing smartphones and other electronic appliances, instead of the efficiency of their power consumption, as is largely the case now.

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  • Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

    Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

    Apple challenged a €13bn tax charge from the European Commission in the EU’s second-highest court on Tuesday, escalating the landmark tax fight between the iPhone maker and EU regulator. According to a company's statement, the bloc's order obliging it to pay €13bn in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense."

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  • Connected with the Earth

    Connected with the Earth

    “Earthbound: Tales of Man and Nature” is an exposition in which the works of the Bulgarian and German artists are brought together to explore the esthetic, political, ecological and psychological aspects of Nature and natural environment. The exhibition is to be opened on 28 August at the Goethe Institute-Bulgaria in Sofia.

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  • Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

    Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

    The new guest star, conductor Sascha Goetzel will open season 2019-2020 with Symphony No.1 by Gustav Mahler on 12 September at the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. This symphony is a titanic work which ushered in a new stage in the development of symphonic music.

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  • Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

    Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

    Google has announced that it is to start replacing passwords as a method of verifying identity online for Android users. It would instead introduce a new feature that allows Android owners to use their biometrics or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into company's web services. The Online biometric authentication is already available on Chrome for Android as of 12 August.

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