10 Aug, 2018

Eliminate both super profits

Assistant to the President Andrey Belousov suggested that Vladimir Putin withdraw 513.7 billion rubles. from metallurgists, producers of fertilizers and “Sibur” as super profits for 2017. The funds are needed by the budget for the implementation of the May decrees, his letter says, a copy of which is available to RBC.

In the letter Belousov informs that in 2017, thanks to market conditions, metallurgical and chemical exporting companies managed to earn over 1.5 trillion rubles. profit before interest, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA), and the tax burden in these industries was lower than in oil and gas, he points out, 7 versus 28%.

The appendix to Belousov’s letter contains a list of 14 metallurgical, mining and chemical companies, including Evraz, MMK, NLMK. In case of withdrawal of “super profits”, the main burden will fall on “Norilsk Nickel” (114.2 billion rubles.), ALROSA (67.28 billion rubles.) And “Sibur” (65.23 billion rubles.). These figures are based on an analysis of the profitability of companies compared with the oil and gas industry, their revenue and the amount of tax burden, explained in the letter.

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Poroshenko instructed to prepare a resolution on Crimea for the UN

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for the UN General Assembly. He wrote about this on his Facebook page.

I instructed the diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly in order to stop any speculation about the status of the Crimea. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Lavrov to hold talks with Turkish Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Turkey on August 13-14 at the invitation of the Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. This was announced at a briefing on August 9 by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

President of Serbia officially announced the division of Kosovo

Serbian President Alexander Vučić said on Thursday that he supports the delimitation of Albanians on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija in order to avoid conflicts in the future.

I stand for, and do not hide it. I act and represent this as my policy, whether it will get the support of the people or not, but I stand for differentiation with the Albanians. – Alexander Vucic, Serbian politician

Meladze fell into the “black list” of the European Union

Employees of the border service of Hungary detained the producer and composer Konstantin Meladze at the exit from the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. According to media reports, the musician tried to cross the border on a passport with a forged seal. Now Meladze is banned from entering the EU countries until 2020.

The authorities of the CARs are ready to cooperate in the case of murdered journalists

The authorities of the CARs are open to cooperation with the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, are ready to receive them in the country and organize an exit to the site of the murder of Russian journalists, said RF MFA spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

We note the readiness of the Central African authorities for the closest cooperation with the Russian side in order to clarify all the circumstances of the tragedy that occurred. In this regard, we express our satisfaction with the way the interaction with the Central African side is currently proceeding. – Maria Zakharova, Russian diplomat

The memory of the victims of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki was honored in Japan

In Nagasaki remember the victims of the American nuclear bombing. Mourning events, timed to the 73rd anniversary of the tragedy, will be held throughout Japan and many other countries

In Britain, will be investigated because of Johnson’s words about Muslim women

The Conservative Party of Great Britain will conduct an investigation into the former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson. It will touch upon the statements of the politician about the Muslims, the BBC reports with reference to the representatives of the party.

Media reported on Turkey’s refusal to release Branson

The Turkish delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal, who met Wednesday with US Deputy State Secretary John Sullivan, refused to commit to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, Bloomberg reported citing an unnamed American official.


In Estonia, a peat fire prevented the discovery of NATO’s rocket

The peat fire prevented the search for an air-to-air missile, which was mistakenly issued by the Spanish Air Force fighter in Estonia, the press secretary of the Defense Forces of the country, Ivo Vahemets, said.

Poroshenko opened production of large-caliber projectiles

President of Ukraine Peter Poroshenko opened production of large-caliber projectiles for the artillery installation “Hyacinth”. “Today is an important day – we are launching a new production site for making artillery ammunition of large calibers,” Poroshenko wrote in Facebook

The US Air Force was transferred to Germany by a squadron of F-22 fighters

The US Air Force was sent to Germany by a squadron of F-22 fighters as part of measures aimed at containing Russia. The squadron will be based at the Spangdale airbase. They will participate in training flights together with other European aircraft.

The newest Russian “Thor” start to promote abroad

The company Rosoboronexport (part of Rostech) is launching the development and production of the Almaz-Antei Concern, the latest air defense missile system Tor-E2, to the world market, the press service of the company told journalists.

On the polygons of the Kaliningrad region will be fired from missile systems of air defense

More than 800 servicemen and more than 100 combat and special equipment are involved in the event, including the calculations of the portable anti-aircraft missile systems Igla and Verba, Tunguska anti-aircraft missile systems, Shilka anti-aircraft artillery systems, anti-aircraft missile systems “Thor”, “Strela-10” and “Wasp”.


The Federal Security Service’s demand for Telegram officially came into force

The complaint of the lawyers of the Telegram messenger to the order of the FSB about the mandatory provision of encryption keys to users’ correspondence was rejected. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the decision of the Appeals Board of the Supreme Court.

The decision on the legality of the FSB order was made several months ago. The verdict of the college means that the order officially came into force.

Masha Alekhina found a way to escape from Russia

A participant in the punk band Pussy Riot Maria Alekhina found a way to escape from Russia, despite the ban by the Federal Bailiff Service to leave the country. In April, the court appointed Alekhine 100 hours of compulsory work for a paper airplane campaign in support of the blocked telegram that Telegram held near the FSB building in Lubyanka. Performing the work did not become Alekhine, and as a result, the FSSP banned her from leaving Russia.

Honeymongers want to oblige to enter into a marriage contract

Services for the conclusion of the marriage contract Petrov offers to provide free of charge in the district offices of registry offices. In this case, the newlyweds, if they want, will be able to turn to lawyers on the side. According to Rosstat, last year almost 64 thousand pairs entered into marriage more than in the previous period.

The youngest terminally ill patients were euthanized in Belgium

The Belgian authorities allowed the euthanasia of two terminally ill children under the age of 12 years. One of them was nine years old, the other – 11. The dead became the youngest people who were ever allowed to leave their lives voluntarily through a lethal injection

More than 850 clients of “Natali Tours” applied to Rospotrebnadzor

Rospotrebnadzor continues to accept applications from customers of the tour operator Natalie Tours, which refuses to fulfill its obligations under the agreements, the website of the agency said. More than 30 lawsuits have been submitted to the courts, the total number of applications exceeded 850.

In Moscow, there were 10% fewer personal cars

In Moscow, thanks to a taxi, the number of private cars has decreased by 10% and the level of traffic congestion has decreased by 1 point, the Prime Agency reports referring to the Mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin.

The taxi takes a modest place in terms of passenger traffic. Of the 20 million people who travel every day in Moscow, a little more than 700 thousand – by taxi. This means that by 10% the number of private cars on the roads of Moscow every day is getting smaller. 10% is one point of traffic jams. – Sergei Sobyanin, Russian politician

In Izhevsk, communal workers unearthed a new asphalt

In the street on January 9 in Izhevsk, communal workers unearthed a new asphalt, the laying of which was carried out as part of the “Safe and Qualitative Roads” project. This is due to emergency repair, which is carried out by Izhvodokanal.

In St. Petersburg revealed a cartel of suppliers in medical institutions

The Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) for St. Petersburg found in the actions of nine companies collusion with their participation in bidding for the supply of medicines, medical equipment and furniture for medical institutions totaling more than 1 billion rubles, the city antimonopoly authority

They were beaten after the loss of the Russian national football team

In Transbaikalia in the IC-5, where the prisoners told that the guards beat them after losing the Russian national team in a match with Croatia, they found two corpses. As reported on the UFSIN site for the Trans-Baikal Territory, this fact is already being checked. It was preliminary established that there are no signs of violence on the bodies of deceased prisoners.

In the regional investigation department of the TFR, the deaths of convicts are not connected with each other, because both were in different cells, they did not communicate with each other, the department of “Taiga.Info” specified

Senate of Argentina voted against the legalization of abortion

The Argentine Senate voted against the bill on the legalization of abortion. This is stated in the Twitter of the Senate. By results of voting, 31 senators voted for the legalization of abortions, 38 against and two more abstained.

Russia opens borders for foreigners with AIDS

The government is again discussing the issue of allowing HIV-infected foreigners to enter and stay in Russia. Although in early 2017 the possibility of this was strongly rejected, foreign citizens again had a chance. While they can visit the Russian Federation only if their close relatives live here.

In the Skopin colony in honor of the first Russian saints passed the procession

In the correctional colony No. 1 in honor of the first Russian saints Boris and Gleb passed the procession. It involved more than fifty convicts, the press service of the UFSIN in the Ryazan region reported. Liturgy was performed by the chairman of the diocesan department of the Skopinsky diocese for prison ministry Sergiy Leontiev

The court left Anna Pavlikova in jail

The court decided to leave Anna Pavlikova in jail until September 13. 18-year-old girl, along with other defendants in the case of “New Grandeur” is accused of creating an extremist organization aimed at overthrowing the constitutional order in Russia, as well as participate in popular uprisings.

The investigation motivates the arrest of Pavlikova, including the fact that the girl is not married, has no work and can therefore hide from the investigation.

Almost 500 officials dismissed for corruption violations in six months

Almost 500 officials were dismissed for corruption violations in the first six months of 2018. Including for concealing property and income.

Twitter will cancel more than 250 items of the user agreement

The highest court in Paris ordered the microblogging service Twitter to cancel more than 250 of the User Agreement and pay a fine of € 30 thousand. The lawsuit was filed by social networks in 2013, the French Society for the Protection of the rights of consumers UFC-Que Choisir.

Two Russian companies canceled air tickets to Bulgaria

The company “Tur Otdykh” and “Starfish” because of financial difficulties canceled the previously sold tickets to customers in Bulgaria. We are talking about orders from August 1, according to the website of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

The main cause of death of young men in Europe and Russia was alcohol

A group of Russian scientists found that the main factor affecting the mortality rate of men in Russia and in Europe is the amount of alcohol consumed.

Facebook banned the publication of weapons drawings for a 3D printer

The social network Facebook has forbidden users to post instructions that allow you to assemble weapons using a 3D printer.

Conference “Anatomy of Medical Marketing”

On October 10, 2018, the conference “Anatomy of Medical Marketing” will be held. It’s time to get a new vision of marketing in medicine. The conference will be held in Moscow, but there is the possibility of distance participation.

The conference is designed for owners, managers and marketers. In 3 blocks the speakers report the main topics on the example of real cases implemented in medical organizations.

A drunk 12-year-old boy arranged two accidents

As reported by ASN 24, in the city of Belogorsk in the Amur region, a 12-year-old drunk child without the knowledge of parents sat behind the wheel of their car Nissan Wingroad. Rolling next to the houses, he lost control and crashed into the car Honda CRV. A little later the boy exceeded the speed and drove into the post. He was taken to a hospital with injuries.


The outflow of capital from Russia increased 2.5 times, to $ 21.5 billion

Net capital outflow from Russia in January-July 2018 increased 2.5 times compared to the same period last year and reached $ 21.5 billion, according to the Central Bank.

Siluanov commented on the situation on the Russian financial markets

The current volatility in the Russian markets is linked both to reports of new US sanctions against Russia and to the volatile situation in emerging markets. This opinion was expressed by the Minister of Finance of Russia Anton Siluanov.

The Government of the Russian Federation and the Central Bank monitor the situation, have all the necessary tools to ensure financial stability and, if necessary, will use it within the framework of the current legislation, as has already happened this year, too. – Anton Siluanov, Russian politician

VTB is negotiating the purchase of several banking institutions

VTB Group is in the process of negotiating the purchase of several banking institutions, including Bank Vozrozhdenie, said the head of the financial department of VTB Dmitry Pianov. “It’s not just about negotiations on the purchase of Vozrozhdenie Bank,” Pyanov said, answering the relevant question.

Russian Aerospace Industries for sale

On the Avito website there was an announcement about the sale of the Tushino Machine-Building Plant, where the Buran reusable ships were built.

The announcement was posted on August 6. Komsomolskaya Pravda notes that initially the plant wanted to sell for 10.350 billion rubles, but later reduced the price to 8.28 billion. The announcement states that “the object is sold under the Federal Law-127” On Insolvency (Bankruptcy) “.”

The sale includes all the property of the plant (1,744 positions), including the railroad for non-public use.

VEB will finance the creation of new orbiting communication satellites

The Supervisory Board of Vnesheconombank (VEB) is discussing on Thursday the possibility of financing by the state corporation the project to create new orbiting satellites, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who heads the Supervisory Board of the Development Bank.

Net profit of VTB in the first half of the year increased by 1.7 times

VTB’s net profit under IFRS in the first half of 2018 increased by 70.1% and amounted to 98.5 billion rubles, compared with 57.9 billion rubles in January-June 2017.

New sanctions have accelerated the emergence of non-residents from Russian assets

The Russian stock market Russian assets were again under pressure today, but not all. The new package of sanctions by the United States was again strongly reacted by the shares of Russian banks and the debt market of Russia, and Aeroflot also suffered greatly because of the risks of a possible ban on flights in the US.

Flights for international flights will add to the price

Experts attribute this to a jump in the dollar rate, which currently exceeds 66 rubles. It is reported that on Monday, August 13, the Central Bank will recalculate the exchange rate of foreign currency, and since August 15 the price of air tickets can “grow” by 5%.

ExxonMobil is looking for refineries outside the US for shale oil supplies

ExxonMobil is negotiating with oil refineries outside the US, studying the possibilities for entering into long-term contracts for the supply of shale American oil to the Permian formation. As PRIME informs, while the talks are at the initial stage.

Poles have increased energy supplies from Russia

Despite the dissatisfaction of the Poles with the price of gas and oil, the supplies are still increased in volume. In addition, Poland has already agreed with Rosneft on the supply of additional tons of oil for a total amount of $ 3 billion.

In Russia, the volume of mortgage issuance grew by 73%

The study showed that during the last six months in Russia, mortgages were issued for 1.3 trillion rubles more. Mortgage issued by 15 largest companies. In comparison with 2017 this figure has grown by 73%.

FAS approved the purchase of M.Video of Russian stores Mediamarkt

As a result, almost 29% of the Russian market of home appliances and electronics can go under the control of “Safmar”. In the spring of 2018 the M.Video network closed the deal for the purchase of Eldorado, also owned by Safmar. In June the group M.Video-Eldorado united 840 stores in Russia.

Sberbank said about the low demand for currency exchange

Sberbank in the week since August 6 recorded a seasonally low level of people’s demand for the exchange of rubles in foreign currency, said the deputy chairman of the bank, Alexander Morozov. According to him, citizens exchange up to $ 20 million per day.

Head of the Central Bank of Egypt called the date of the creation of a single African currency

The common central bank of Africa will be founded by 2043 together with the single African currency. This was stated by the head of the Central Bank of Egypt Tarek Amer following the forum of the Association of Central Banks of Africa in Sharm el-Sheikh, writes The Egyptian Gazette.

“Rostekh” will redeem the debt of “Tractor Plants” to VEB at a discount

The debt of the concern “Tractor Plants” (KTZ) to VEB will be transferred to the state corporation “Rostekh” by market valuation, at a discount, follows from the statement of the Chairman of the Development Bank Igor Shuvalov (quoted by Interfax).


Producer Sergei Rublev is looking for talent all over Russia.

The first All-Russian Internet contest “Golden Sound 2016” is designed to contribute in every way to the development of vocal performance data, the identification of new talented musicians and performers, and the improvement of the professional skills of the participants.

The jury included media personalities and stars of Russian show business, such as singer Athena, finalists of the show “Golos”, the author of popular music hits Arslan Annasahatov and many others.

The picture “Bathing the Red Horse” was presented in Yekaterinburg

In Ekaterinburg, a well-known picture of PETROV-VODKIN “Bathing the Red Horse” and a whole series of exhibits of the Tretyakov Gallery are brought.

The Darwin Museum will show the best pictures of underwater photographers

Underwater photography festival “Wild underwater world”, Darwin Museum, until September 24 The third year at the Darwin Museum, they show pictures from the best photographers shooting at depth.

In Vladimir, the International Theater Festival Union

September 26 in Vladimir during the festival “At the Golden Gate” will be the organizational and legal design of a new large-scale cultural association – the International Theater Festival Union. It will unite theatrical festivals taking place in the post-Soviet space.

The troupe of the National Ballet of China arrived in Primorye

Only the final chords of the International Festival “Far Eastern Mariinsky” died down, as connoisseurs of high art are preparing for new meetings. Today, the troupe of the National Ballet of China arrived in Primorye.


“Big Difference” Svetlana Galka became a mother

The actress adopted the boy, having fulfilled her old dream. Star of the popular program “Big Difference” actress Svetlana Galka dreamed about the child for many years, but it did not develop. Now her desire was realized – she became the mother of the five-year-old Vlad, whom the actress decided to adopt.

In the United States, a check began in the Segal case of harassment

The Los Angeles prosecutor’s office has begun an investigation into the case of actor Steven Seagal about sexual harassment. This was announced on Thursday, August 9, by the Deadline portal.

56-year-old wife of Vitorgana showed a figure in a swimsuit

56-year-old wife of Vitorgan showed a figure in a swimsuit Actor and his wife are resting in Jurmala. The famous actor Emmanuil Vitorgan, who recently became his father for the third time, rests with his family in Jurmala.

Casey Affleck responded to allegations of sexual harassment

American actor and filmmaker Casey Affleck first publicly apologized after allegations of sexual harassment, nominated eight years ago, reports Associated Press. According to Affleck, everything happened in an “unprofessional environment” during the filming of his film “I’m Still Here.”

The face of 51-year-old Salma Hayek looks younger for 20 years

In the Instagram-account of 51-year-old actress Salma Hayek, there appeared a self without makeup and filters. Fans noted that the face of the celebrity looks 20 years younger. Another natural photo Salma Hayek again confirmed her title as one of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses

Ksenia Novikova told how the ex-husband scoffed at her children

The singer, actress and TV presenter Ksenia Novikova spent two years in a marriage with businessman Alexei Sorokin. The man was far from the best husband and stepfather for the sons of Xenia – 10-year-old Myron and 8-year-old Bogdan.

Anastasia Volochkova undresses and does not read comments

To prevent the flow of negativity in her address, the actress prudently closed the comments to her posts, and then turned to the malignant and aunt.

I rest here. Live as you can, especially aunts. Take care of yourself and your form. Look into your souls and hearts, and not in my mini panties. My form allows me to wear it and look luxurious. Gold mine, do not waste your energy and time for anger. Comments do not read morons and moral monsters. – Anastasia Volochkova, Russian ballet dancer

Yulia Volkova, ex-soloist of Tatu, first married

Performer Julia Volkova admitted to subscribers in Instagram that she was the first to get married. As is known, the former soloist “Tatu” is the mother of two children, but she did not enter official marriage before that moment. According to the singer, the event is a past at one of the Mediterranean resorts.

Star Playboy Carmen Electra will come to the film festival in Vladivostok

Carmen Electra, a famous American model and actress, will visit the XVI International Film Festival of the Pacific Rim countries “Meridians of the Pacific” – 2018. This was reported by the representatives of the organizing committee. The event itself will be held in Vladivostok.

On the 400th anniversary of Uryupinsk, Gazmanov, Pelageya and Fabrika will perform

The capital of the Russian province will celebrate on September 16 the 400th anniversary with a gala concert with the participation of Russian pop stars. On the site of state purchases, contracts for the performance of Oleg Gazmanov, Pelageya and the group “Fabrika” on the birthday of Uryupinsk were posted. The artists will spend almost 9 million rubles

“Leningrad” is going to break the attendance record at the jubilee concert

The age of the group “Leningrad” and the 45th birthday of Sergei Shnurov will be celebrated on a grand scale in the largest sports arena in St. Petersburg. Coming October 19, a solo concert should beat the previous record attendance – 60 thousand people against 47 thousand last year’s performance in Moscow.

In the American woods, the Aerosmith tour van was found

One of the first touring vans of the famous rock band Aerosmith was found in the forest near the town of Chesterfield in Massachusetts. A car of forty years ago was discovered by the leading reality show American Pickers.

There was a new clip of Michael Jackson for the song of 1982

In the network premiere of a new clip of Michael Jackson for the song of 1982 Behind the Mask. It was posted on the YouTube-channel of the artist. Video appeared 38 years after the creation because of the difficulties with copyright, reports REN TV.

Elvis Presley’s daughter presented a video for a duet with her father

Elvis Presley’s daughter has posted a new video on the Net for a duet with her father, Where No One Stands Alone. The clip is published on the official channel Presley. As described in the description, Lisa Maria Presley and friends of this video honor their father’s vocal talent.

Festival “Leningrad Bridges” will be held in St. Petersburg

The free music festival “Leningrad Bridges” will be held in St. Petersburg a third of times, the organizers say. On 17, 18 and 19 August, “Sansara”, Sirotkin, Naadya, VLNY and other performers will perform on the pedestrian bridges.


Marvel will try to return the director of “Guardians of Galaxy 3”

Marvel Studios and Disney are negotiating the return of James Gunn. According to a reference to its sources, the publication Deadline, representatives of Marvel are trying to convince the management of the parent company of the need to reach a compromise and reinstatement of the dismissed director.

The festival of Russian cinema “Window to Europe” opens in Vyborg

The festival of Russian cinema “Window to Europe” starts on Friday in Vyborg, Leningrad region. Over the course of seven days, about 130 paintings will be presented to the audience, organizers said.

Petersburg will join the All-Russian action “Night of Cinema”

St. Petersburg will join the All-Russian action “Night of Cinema”, which is taking place for the third time. This was reported in the press service of the City Committee for Culture. Plunge into an unforgettable atmosphere movie lovers will be able to August 25.

Alexander Galibin shoots the film in Bashkir language

The film company “Motor Film Studio” and the Musta Karim Foundation announced the beginning of filming of the movie “Sister” on the story of the national poet of Bashkortostan Musta Karim “Joy of Our Home”. The film is directed by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Galibin (“40”, “Goldfish”).

In the “Angleterre” for free show the film “The Case of Sobchak”

The film “The Sobchak Case” will be shown at the Angleterre cinema on August 10th. The entrance will be free, said the widow of Anatoly Sobchak, the correspondent of Neva News reports from a press conference in St. Petersburg.

The blockbuster “Meg: Monster of Depth” was released

On the Russian screens there is an action “Meg: Monster of depth.” The film tells about the brave hero Jason Staitem, who rescues the team of the underwater research station, and incidentally, and resting on the beach from the giant prehistoric shark – megalodon. about 3 million years ago.

Ben Affleck in the solo film about Batman

Became known for the degree of participation of Ben Affleck in a solo film about “Batman”, which for many years trying to make studios Warner Bros. and DC Films. According to the edition of Production Weekly, he will limit himself only to the functions of the producer of this project.

Trailer of the series “Innocent” with Guy Pearce

Stripping service Netflix published the trailer of the British TV series “Innocent” (“The Innocents”), which tells about the girl with a super ability to change her appearance.


Samsung introduced the new smart wristwatch Galaxy Watch

Samsung Company presented a new smart waterproof wrist watch Galaxy Watch, capable of running for several days without recharging. As the representative of Samsung management Elina Vives told during the presentation, a wireless charger is attached to the gadget.

Apple offered to replace the passport on the iPhone

The American manufacturer of gadgets has submitted an application to the Office for Patents and Trademarks for the technology of identity identification through a smartphone. Apple has applied for the opportunity to use the iPhone as an identity document, the Apple Insider portal reports.

Sony has released a limited series of transparent PlayStation 4 Pro

Since its foundation, Sony has been able to sell over 500 million consoles. In honor of this, she released a limited series of consoles called the 500 Million Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony started selling its game consoles 24 years ago.

Xiaomi announced the termination of the release of smartphones

Mobile devices from the manufacturer will soon be released under a new trademark. Xiaomi Company officially announced the termination of the release of its smartphones. This is stated in a message published in the manufacturer’s account on Twitter.

Fortnite will be released on Android – so far exclusively on Samsung

One of the speakers was a representative of Epic Games. He said that the game Fortnite finally becomes available to users of the mobile operating system Android – but the first time only for those who purchased Samsung gadgets version S7 and higher.

In Russia, Caviar created the iPhone X with a golden rotating valve

Caviar, engaged in the production of luxury gadgets in Russia, presented the public with the design of the iPhone X with a golden rotating valve. The model entered the series of smartphones designed specifically for the Day of Oil Industry Workers.

Google adapted Chrome browser for smartphones with a “bang”

The owners of smartphones based on Android, who have a cutout at the top of the screen, can evaluate the beta version of the browser. If at the moment the user sees an empty panel on each side, then Chrome 69 will allow displaying information from optimized sites correctly.

Google Contacts updated to get a new design

The version 3.0 application received the updated Material Theme design and almost completely lost its colors. The top line from blue turned white, the white one was colored and the icon for adding a new contact

Video with three new items from Apple appeared on the web

A video with mock-ups of Apple’s future iPhone, which the company had not yet had time to submit officially, got on the Net. The recording is posted on the YouTube video service. On the video frames are presented three novelties with screens of 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.5 inches, the television channel “Zvezda” informs.

Alldocube with Project Treble support is estimated at $ 219

Alldocube launched a campaign to raise funds for the Alldocube X tablet, which will be offered at a price of $ 219, but the first customers could order it at a price of 199 dollars with a discount of 18%.

Named smartphones that will update to Android 9.0 Pie

Prior to Android 9.0 Pie, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Honor 10 and Honor V10 smartphones are guaranteed to be updated, and their owners are already available a beta version of the new OS. Sony definitely will not leave without the latest software owners of models Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZ Premium, all of which are included in the flagship line.

As for Vivo, this company has so far announced only its intention to upgrade to the Android 9.0 Pie model Vivo X21, and a new firmware for it will be available only in the fourth quarter of this year, that is, from October to December. A list of other brand mobile devices that are updated to the new OS is currently under discussion. Companies Sony and Huawei intend to update all of these phones to the most current assembly of the operating system before the end of November 2018.

Recently managed to find out that the smartphones Xiaomi and Nokia upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie.

Buy goods with a look

Taobao online store in China together with Microsoft HoloLens will allow you to buy goods with Taobao MT Buy points. This is reported by Xinhua agency on Thursday, August 9. Presumably, the glasses will go on sale already in September this year.

ABBYY text scanner for Android became free

The text scanner ABBYY for Android has passed into the category of free programs. The company-developer reported that TextGrabber can now download absolutely anyone. The application is able to recognize texts in 61 languages and translate them in real time into 104 languages.


Microbes can create tunnels in a mineral garnet

Geochemists have found that the cause of the emergence of a complex system of disordered microchannels in certain minerals from the group of garnets can be the vital activity of microorganisms.

The viscous resistance of the liquid caused the magnetic “flea” to levitate

Physicists from Germany and Britain have discovered a new effect in magnetic stirrers-it turns out that the mixing flea fluid levitates in a liquid if its viscosity exceeds a certain value.

Russian scientists have created a self-learning robot

Earlier it was reported that scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biology. V.A. Engelhardt created a unique drug for the treatment of brain cancer and the sympathetic nervous system. The drug was developed on the basis of a previously unknown endogenous retrovirus.

Scientists: Belief in victory affects testosterone spike in men

Specialists at Cambridge University conducted a study, during which volunteers measured the level of hormones in the blood, depending on their mood.

In the meteorite Wakit, scientists discovered an extraterrestrial mineral

Scientists have discovered that the meteorite Wakit is 98% composed of an iron alloy known as kamasite. The remaining 2% of the celestial body consists of minerals that form in space, writes the site Naked Science. The mineral was named after the place where it was found, by Wakitite.

Astronauts discovered the farthest radio galaxy

Astronomers from the Leiden Observatory discovered the most distant radio galaxy. Its appearance is comparable with the appearance of the first stars, and also with the time when the age of the Earth was 7% of the present.

Scientist begins to develop a tool for searching for extraterrestrial bacteria

Melissa Floyd, a scientist from the Space Flight Center. Goddard NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland has created a 3D print prototype of FISHbot, which it promotes to search for bacterial life on Mars and other objects of the solar system. Until now, NASA has created tools designed to search for biosignals or signs of life that indicate fitness for life, and not life itself, no matter how primitive it is.

“Life exists everywhere on Earth, even in places that are incompatible with people,” said Melissa Floyd. “I had this idea, in fact, the main premise on my part: what if life developed on Mars the same as here on Earth? Of course, Mars was bombarded with the same chemistry soup that the Earth was. “

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