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Netflix promises 'to invest in French society'
Netflix is set to launch in France this September. Photo: Jason Merritt/AFP

Netflix promises 'to invest in French society'

American video streaming service Netflix has announced it is coming to France in September and has promised to invest in French society. Rumours are still flying around online about how much the service will cost per month. READ  

Paris declares war on biodegradable toilet roll
Paris has declared war on biodegradable loo roll tubes. Photo:Shutterstock

Paris declares war on biodegradable toilet roll

Biodegradable toilet roll tubes that can be thrown down the bowl once finished seemed like revolutionary invention that would cut down on waste as well as domestic disputes, but authorities in Paris have become suspicious. READ  

VIDEO: UFOs spotted in sky over Dordogne
What are these flying objects in the sies over the Dordogne? Photo: Screngrab YouTube/WTFlow

VIDEO: UFOs spotted in sky over Dordogne

A video posted on YouTube has caused a fair amount of intrigue as it appears to show four UFOs hovering in the sky above a forest in the Dordogne, southern France. Scientists have so far been unable to explain the objects. Can you? READ  

Ten essential free phone apps for a visit to Paris
Ten essential free apps for a visit to Paris. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten essential free phone apps for a visit to Paris

Paris might be a city rich in history but any visitor these days would be wise to make use of modern technology to get the most out of their trip to the City of Light. So The Local has gathered together ten free smartphone apps that could come in handy. READ  

EU roaming charges more than halved
The reduction in roaming charges is part of the EU's Digital Agenda. Phone photo: Shutterstock

EU roaming charges more than halved

Using your mobile phone outside of Italy just got cheaper, with charges for internet use more than halved, as the EU capped roaming charges from Tuesday. READ  

French foreign minister crowned king of Twitter
French FM Laurent Fabius (left) fires off a quick tweet, while Sweden's Carl Bildt (right) has his back turned. Fabius has been crowned the most connected foreign minister on Twitter. Photo:John Thys/

French foreign minister crowned king of Twitter

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has proved he has his finger on the pulse after being crowned the most well-connected foreign minister on social media site Twitter, taking the mantle from Sweden's notoriously prolific tweeter Carl Bildt. READ  

French games firm sorry after PR stunt bombs
Attendees walk by the display for the game "Watch Dogs" by Ubisoft at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in 2013. AFP Photo/Robyn Beck

French games firm sorry after PR stunt bombs

French video game developer Ubisoft apologised "unreservedly" on Thursday after an Australian office was evacuated and a police bomb squad called out in a public relations stunt gone wrong. READ  

French firm finds 'old-school mobile' niche
Old-style Nokia mobile phones. Photo: AFP

French firm finds 'old-school mobile' niche

They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones go retro. READ  

Fans flock to League of Legends clash in Paris
Photo: AFP

Fans flock to League of Legends clash in Paris

The tickets are sold out and the excitement is reaching a crescendo at the League of Legends championships underway in Paris for fans of the immensely popular online battle arena video game. READ  

Hackers target Orange in massive client data theft
Personal data from 1.3 Orange customers has been stolen by hackers. Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP

Hackers target Orange in massive client data theft

French mobile phone giant Orange revealed this week that it had been hit by a massive new theft of personal data, that has affected 1.3 million customers. It comes just three months after info on 800,000 Orange subscribers was stolen. READ  

French rockers hail 'win' over Candy Crush maker
Toulouse band Bubblies, who hailed their win over Candy Crush on Monday.

French rockers hail 'win' over Candy Crush maker

A French rock band hailed victory this week claiming the makers of the hugely popular video game Candy Crush Saga have withdrawn a demand for them to either find a new name or face a court battle. READ  

French TV viewers resent needless use of English
French public are not happy about the over use of English on TV and radio. Photo: Patrick Herzog/AFP

French TV viewers resent needless use of English

In its annual report released this week French TV and radio regulators revealed that French language and culture regularly suffers as the sector expands and that viewers’ main cause for complaint is the unnecessary use of English. READ  

French skiers don high-tech ski goggles
File photo: AFP

French skiers don high-tech ski goggles

Measuring performance, providing a soundtrack and giving real-time information about the slopes: the latest ski masks are revolutionising skiing, but can they crossover into the mainstream, or will they remain stuck with a niche market of rich geeks? READ  

VIDEO: Web illusionist steals Eiffel Tower
Web illusionist Zach King picks up the Eiffel Tower. Photo: Vine

VIDEO: Web illusionist steals Eiffel Tower

Social media sensation Zach King, famed for his six-second videos showing him apparently pulling off impossible feats, turned his attention to the Eiffel Tower this week. Watch him at work. READ  

Burgundy
Winemaker faces jail for shunning pesticides
A winemaker in France's Burgundy region appears in court Monday for refusing to use pesticides in his organic vineyard despite a government order. Photo: Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Winemaker faces jail for shunning pesticides

A winemaker in France's Burgundy region is due to face court on Monday for refusing to use pesticides in his organic vineyard despite a government order. Other wine-growers around the region are backing the government. READ  

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