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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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  • Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

    Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

    The opera festival in Bansko will mark its 10th anniversary with an extensive programme targeting fans of classical music. The opening gala of the Opera Fest jubilee edition on 22 August, at 19:00 is trusted to Sofia Philharmonic and children’s music educational project Fortissimo Family which will stage “Vivaldi and the Little Otto”.

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  • Huawei in the centre of US bipolar policies

    Huawei in the centre of US bipolar policies

    Competing tensions inside the US administration over country's policy towards China are once again in sight after on Tuesday members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - a move that came amid rising speculations that President Donald Trump is preparing to scale back curbs on the Chinese tech giant without an act of Congress.

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  • Bulgarian inventor makes a scientific breakthrough

    Bulgarian inventor makes a scientific breakthrough

    A Bulgarian invention is about to usher in a revolution in various industry sectors - metallurgy, energy industry, ecology. The “technology for extraction of Brown's gas (oxyhydrogen) and polymetal-rich minerals from seawater”, patented by engineer Chavdar Kamenarov, is a mining installation of sorts designed to extract extremely polymetal-rich minerals and potable water from the sea.

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  • IBM patents origami smartwatch tech

    IBM patents origami smartwatch tech

    The American IT company IBM is not the one to make any of the mobile devices people carry these days - smartwatches, phones, tablets, or laptops - but that isn’t stopping the legendary computing pioneer from patenting ideas that might become viable in the future.

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  • Iran: New sanctions end ‘channel of diplomacy forever’

    Iran: New sanctions end ‘channel of diplomacy forever’

    A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry took to Twitter Tuesday to call out President Trump’s latest decision to impose additional sanctions, insisting that the move permanently ends any chance of diplomacy between countries. “Trump’s desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security,” the tweet from Abbas Mousavi reads.

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