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Germany unveils new passport design

The new identity document, which features a security mark in the shape of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was shown for the first time on Thursday.

The new identity document, which features a security mark in the shape of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was shown for the first time on Thursday.

Business

Tesla says on track for volume production of Model 3 electric car

Tesla has reassured investors by confirming that its vital mass-market Model 3 electric car is on track to be produced in large number by September.

Tesla has reassured investors by confirming that its vital mass-market Model 3 electric car is on track to be produced in large number by September.

Business

Apple iPhone anticipation pushes up share price

Apple’s shares continue to rise, hitting new all-time highs in anticipation of the launch of its 10th anniversary iPhone later this year.

Apple’s shares continue to rise, hitting new all-time highs in anticipation of the launch of its 10th anniversary iPhone later this year.

Business

Yahoo pays the price for massive data breaches in Verizon deal

Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.

Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.

Science_technology

Swedish Supermarket chain ICA tattoos its fruit and veg

Swedish supermarket giant ICA is trialling laser marking its sweet potatoes and avocados in search of an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic stickers or…

Swedish supermarket giant ICA is trialling laser marking its sweet potatoes and avocados in search of an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic stickers or…

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Samsung: the scandal threatening South Korea's behemoth

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

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South Korea: Samsung's de facto boss arrested amid corruption scandal

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Staff offered skin implant to sign into work

A Belgian digital-marketing and tech company called NewFusion has launched an initiative offering employees the opportunity to trade in their ID badges for a surgically-implanted…

A Belgian digital-marketing and tech company called NewFusion has launched an initiative offering employees the opportunity to trade in their ID badges for a surgically-implanted…

Business

Uber and Tesla take different roads over immigration row

Uber's Travis Kalanick has quit President Trump's business advisory group while Tesla's Elon Musk stays to raise objections for "the greater good".

Uber's Travis Kalanick has quit President Trump's business advisory group while Tesla's Elon Musk stays to raise objections for "the greater good".

Business

Snapchat sets out its stall for huge shares sale

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has started a marketing campaign to convince investors to buy its shares when they go on sale in March.

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has started a marketing campaign to convince investors to buy its shares when they go on sale in March.

Business

Apple bounces back, overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales

Apple is back as the number one seller of smartphones for the first time in five years, beating Samsung which recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

Apple is back as the number one seller of smartphones for the first time in five years, beating Samsung which recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

Business

Pokemon and Super Mario help Nintendo back into profit

Nintendo reports first quarterly profit in a year thanks to its growing mobile games division, the focus now is on its upcoming Switch console.

Nintendo reports first quarterly profit in a year thanks to its growing mobile games division, the focus now is on its upcoming Switch console.

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The father of PAC-MAN dies in Japan

The founder of Japanese toy and game software makers Bandai Namco Holdings has died at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura was known as the "Father of PAC-MAN".

The founder of Japanese toy and game software makers Bandai Namco Holdings has died at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura was known as the "Father of PAC-MAN".

Business

Why the Fashion Tech business model is taking Europe by storm

This episode of Business Planet comes from the Germany’s capital city, Berlin, where we visited a Fashion Tech hot spot to find out about its business model, the opportunities it presents and the secr

This episode of Business Planet comes from the Germany’s capital city, Berlin, where we visited a Fashion Tech hot spot to find out about its business model, the opportunities it presents and the secr

Sport

German Bundesliga first to get assistant video referees

The Germans are going to take some of the luck out of football with the introduction next season of assistant video referees able to countermand on-pitch decisions.

The Germans are going to take some of the luck out of football with the introduction next season of assistant video referees able to countermand on-pitch decisions.

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Firefighters in Dubai to use jetpacks

Dubai’s civil defence force showcased their futuristic new fire-fighting tools on January 20, which included a water-powered jetpack.

Dubai’s civil defence force showcased their futuristic new fire-fighting tools on January 20, which included a water-powered jetpack.

Business

Samsung blames faulty batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Faulty batteries have been blamed by South Korean tech giant Samsung for fires that forced the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Faulty batteries have been blamed by South Korean tech giant Samsung for fires that forced the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

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Norway first country to switch off FM radio

DAB radio is coming to Norway as the country becomes the first to switch off FM. But in this avid radio nation, will everyone be able to listen?

DAB radio is coming to Norway as the country becomes the first to switch off FM. But in this avid radio nation, will everyone be able to listen?

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Nuns have fun on YouTube

The savvy Belgian Benedictine sisters have launched their own channel and it is already proving to be a holy hit.

The savvy Belgian Benedictine sisters have launched their own channel and it is already proving to be a holy hit.