• 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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    • Airbus outruns Boeing at the Paris Air Show

      Airbus outruns Boeing at the Paris Air Show

      The bi-annual Paris Air Show opened last Monday with Airbus unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes, while its biggest rival, Boeing, was in retreat as it has to further defend itself over he 737 Max failure, news wires reported. Airbus' new single-aisle aircraft, A321XLR, will have a longer range than other variants of its popular A321neo, and will enter service in 2023.

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    • Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      It seems that Huawei is getting closer to the day when it will begin relying on a Plan B mobile operating system to replace the reliance it’s enjoyed up to this point on Google’s Android, which the Chinese consumer electronics giant is in danger of losing access to soon thanks to US sanctions.

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