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V-E Day: Europe Celebrates A Subdued 75th Anniversary During COVID-19 Pandemic

V-E Day: Europe Celebrates A Subdued 75th Anniversary During COVID-19 Pandemic

The iconic Champs-Élysées and its Arc de Triomphe stand eerily empty before V-E Day ceremonies Friday in Paris. The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, which was expected to be a time for vast parades and celebration, instead unfolded in the shadow of France's coronavirus lockdown. Francois Mori/Pool/AFP via Getty…
Scientists are using AI to predict which coronavirus patients need ventilators

Scientists are using AI to predict which coronavirus patients need ventilators

Computer scientists from the University of Copenhagen are using AI to calculate which coronavirus patients need ventilators and intensive care. The system will help doctors identify the symptoms that seriously ill patients have in common. Hospitals could use the insights provided by the AI to work how many patients will need a ventilator at specific…
Netflix, YouTube cut video quality in Europe after pressure from EU official

Netflix, YouTube cut video quality in Europe after pressure from EU...

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Getty Images | Anadolu Agency Netflix and YouTube are both reducing video-streaming quality in Europe to reduce the stress on residential broadband networks caused by the coronavirus pandemic forcing people to stay home. Netflix is reducing the bit rate on video streams, but not the resolution, for the next 30 days in the EU and…
U.S. Expands Europe Travel Ban To U.K. And Ireland

U.S. Expands Europe Travel Ban To U.K. And Ireland

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President Trump and administration officials announced an expansion of a ban on travel from Europe to include the U.K. and Ireland. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: President Trump is expanding the European coronavirus travel ban to include the U.K. and Ireland. That will start Monday at midnight. And he said today he's considering domestic travel restrictions. He's…
Are you for wheel? These 6 European startups disrupting mobility and subscription services are

Are you for wheel? These 6 European startups disrupting mobility and...

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We’re in the midst of the next big evolution in human mobility. While this may elicit images of flying Deloreans and a hovercraft skateboard or two, the changes we’re now experiencing go much deeper than cool factor. This change is being driven by a surge of new startups and scaleups on a mission to push…
The EU’s dull-ass fight with Apple over the Lightning connector sucks

The EU’s dull-ass fight with Apple over the Lightning connector sucks

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It looks like the day is coming ever closer: Apple and the EU are going to head out to the car park, strip down to the waist, and get into a good, old-fashioned fist fight. Rather than this being about dull things like “paying the proper amount of taxes,” or “having the right-to-repair my goddamn…
Russia to pre-install its own apps on all phones, PCs, and Televisions offered in the nation

Russia to pre-install its own apps on all phones, PCs, and...

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Russia has officially passed a law banning the sale of electronic equipment that doesn’t have Russian software pre-installed on it. The law — which is set to go into effect starting July 1, 2020 — will force electronic equipment sold in Russia — such as smartphones, computers, and smart TVs — to ship pre-installed with apps…
6 forecasts on where European tech is headed in 2020, according to specialists

6 forecasts on where European tech is headed in 2020, according...

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2020 is set to be a defining year for European tech. While startups and scaleups have been supported over the years through a number of EU-based programs, newly elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has made achieving technological sovereignty a rallying cry for more globally competitive European tech brands.  This shift is heating…
The world lastly has actually an authorized vaccine versus Ebola

The world lastly has actually an authorized vaccine versus Ebola

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Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019, in Goma. Regulators in Europe have granted the world's first approval of a vaccine against Ebola—and health officials are wasting no time in rolling it out. The European Commission announced at the start…
Tech is powering the future of civil disobedience

Tech is powering the future of civil disobedience

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People across the world are demonstrating their discontent in increasingly creative and disruptive ways. The past year has seen schoolchildren across the world join the Fridays for Future strikes, witnessing mass walkouts from schools across the globe. In Chile, coordinated fare-dodging protests on public transport – also led by school pupils – has now grown…

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