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  • Charge your phone any time, any place

    Charge your phone any time, any place

    Perhaps you spend your entire day on the move and doing your job requires a well-charged smartphone or laptop but by midday, you regularly find yourself in the middle of nowhere with your battery at 5%? Or perhaps you are planning this weekend a three-day camping trip to a spot without electricity and you are already dreading the prospect of not being able to use your phone to even zone out with some music? Well, we know a way you can overcome the anxiety of your gadget’s battery dying. 

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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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  • 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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  • The Goethe-Institutes in S.Europe kick off cross-genre conversation over AI and ethics

    The Goethe-Institutes in S.Europe kick off cross-genre conversation over AI and ethics

    Over 150 specialists in the field of artificial intelligence, ethics, art, law and technologies took part on Thursday in the virtual kick-off event of the project EthicAI - a joint initiative by the Goethe-Institutes in Ankara, Athens, Bucharest, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb, aimed at exploring the intersections of AI and ethics and provoking a critical, multidisciplinary dialogue on the topic through a series of open lectures and panel discussions.

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  • World’s richest people get richer despite Covid... or because of it

    World’s richest people get richer despite Covid... or because of it

    During an extraordinary year, the number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755 - 660 more than a year ago. What's more, altogether they are worth $13.1trn, up from $8trn on the 2020 list, with dozens of newly-minted billionaires making their fortunes in areas related to combating the pandemic 

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  • The GameStop saga: How hunters became the hunted

    The GameStop saga: How hunters became the hunted

    Last week the GameStop saga overwhelmed the headlines all around the world. It has been called everything from "the French Revolution of finance" to the "David and Goliath" of the Wall Street, as one struggling video games retailer from Texas has become the center of a trading war between billionaire hedge funds and ordinary retail investors. So in case you were living under a rock, here's what actually happened and why it blew up so big and so fast.

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  • From ten to zen

    From ten to zen

    During 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic has increasingly disrupted routine, led to loss of income and jobs, deprived us of everyday human contacts and made us closely confront death ...And while it was doing that, another silent pandemic, which did not reach the major newspaper headlines, has been ravaging people around the world with even greater speed: compromised mental health.

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  • CES 2021: Wilder, weirder, bolder than ever 

    CES 2021: Wilder, weirder, bolder than ever 

    The dust has settled after the conclusion of CES 2021, the world’s largest event for consumer technologies and a deserved candidate for one of the year’s most exciting events. Still hyped about it, we decided to share with you the technologies that struck us the most and continue to occupy our thoughts! 

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  • Calls for ‘radical Europe-wide lockdown’ grow louder

    Calls for ‘radical Europe-wide lockdown’ grow louder

    In order to effectively contain the pandemic, an initiative made up of scientists, activists and members of the health staff is calling for a radical rethink in the corona crisis. The so-called #ZeroCovid initiative advocates for a Europe-wide shutdown of all non-vital areas. It also suggests the introduction of an EU solidarity tax to cushion the financial consequences of the shutdown.

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