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    • Microsoft gives first glimpse at next operating system

      Microsoft gives first glimpse at next operating system

      Despite the endless fan frenzy surrounding Apple products and Google's attempts to deliver an alternative operating system, the vast majority of laptops and desktop computers still run on Windows. Now, after six years of Windows 10, Microsoft is presenting a new generation of its OS. Windows 11 looks more modern and is trying its hardest to pick up on the digital trends during the pandemic.

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    • Google launches a new medical app in the EU

      Google launches a new medical app in the EU

      Millions of people turn to Google’s web search box for help to figure out what's wrong with their health - both physical and mental. This is usually not a good idea, but now, Google is preparing to launch an app that uses image recognition algorithms to provide more expert and personalised help at least when it comes to dermatological problems.

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    • Hello, Space! Bulgaria/EU calling!

      Hello, Space! Bulgaria/EU calling!

      On 26 July 2021, Bulgaria will establish an In-Flight Educational Downlink with the International Space Station. Students from the entire country and wider Europe will have the unique opportunity to ask questions directly to astronauts from NASA and ESA (their names are yet to be announced).

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    • Starlink vows global satelite coverage by September

      Starlink vows global satelite coverage by September

      US ultra high speed satelite internet provider Starlink announced intentions to achieve full global coverage by September, Reuters reported. The satellite internet unit of billionaire Elon Musk elaborated that the earmarked deadline will be met provided all regulatory procedures are completed.

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    • Camera maker Leica launches its first self-branded smartphone

      Camera maker Leica launches its first self-branded smartphone

      Throughout the years, German camera maker Leica has worked with many smartphone makers before but never launched a phone under its own banner. That changed today with the introduction of Leitz Phone 1. Named after Leica's original brand, this is the first smartphone that not only features a Leica-made camera system but also gets its signature branding.

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    • Google offers paid Gmail to firms

      Google offers paid Gmail to firms

      Google moved a step closer to charging for the usage of Gmail as the company unveiled a paid option for small businesses, Reuters reported. The new features included in the paid mail include video chat and email newsletter functionalities.

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    • Bulgarian supercomputer Discoverer surpasses projected computing power

      Bulgarian supercomputer Discoverer surpasses projected computing power

      The Bulgarian supercomputer Discoverer has operationally surpassed its projected computing power and peak performance, Sofia Tech Park announced on 11 June. The features of the machine, which is part of the network of the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) – underwent a series of tests conducted in the past week by Atos, the supplier of the technology.

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    • Facebook to launch its first smartwatch next summer

      Facebook to launch its first smartwatch next summer

      Facebook is preparing to finally launch its first smartwatch - news that the company hasn’t confirmed publicly. The Verge, however, has learned that the device is set to make its debut next summer, featuring a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos. The materials can then be shared directly across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram.

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