Google has received formal antitrust charges from the European Commission today, which the claim company has “abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators.”
British astronaut Tim Peake must be missing home a little, because he’s been taking some incredible images of the UK and northern Europe during his time aboard the International Space Station.
As much as everyone is getting excited about Google’s cute little autonomous cars, self-driving trucks are the most obvious—and probably easiest—beneficiaries of autonomous tech. To prove this, a “platoon” of connected trucks from six brands completed a 1,300 mile trip across Europe.
I’ve never been to Vienna but I can tell you that it is beautiful because this video by FilmSpektakel basically takes you all over the capital of Austria through a fun zooming effect that teleports you to different landmarks. It’s sort of like traveling on a haze of drugs and booze.
A new NASA study found that a drought that ended in 2012 was the worst in nearly a millennium for a huge swath of the planet.
The Scandinavian nation is setting the global bar for harnessing wind energy: It’s been announced that Denmark broke a world energy record, using wind turbines to generate 42% of the country’s electricity in 2015.
Apple, like many other companies, is infamous for funneling money through its European headquarters in Ireland and benefitting from a lower tax rate. Well, Italy’s had enough of it, and Apple just agreed to pay the boot-shaped country $348 million in back taxes. Tim Cook must be pissed.
I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I’m in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month’s tragic…
The internet is a global network. That means if one part of the world decides to start pulling the wrong levers, we could be dealing with the consequences. And the European parliament just pulled a very big lever by voting down amendments to net neutrality rules that include dangerous loopholes.
Over the last few weeks, hastily erected razor-wire fences have made headlines as they’ve appeared along Hungary’s border to keep out refugees fleeing war-torn countries. But this is actually not a new phenomenon: At least four more European countries have built fences in the last few years in a heightened effort to…
Europe is currently facing a migrant and refugee crisis pretty much unprecedented in modern times: Families fleeing war-torn states are making harrowing journeys across land and sea, risking their lives, often without any guaranteed salvation at the end. There’s lots that you can already do to help, but stepping up to…
Europe’s “Right to be forgotten” laws have come to an apex of dumb: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s office has ordered Google to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories. My brain hurts.
Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adopt new rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of Internet data, and charging content providers for access to an Internet “fast lane.”
Europol has put together a new task force to shut down social media accounts associated with ISIS, the BBC reports. It’s a tough task—in fact, shutting ISIS’ social media presence down completely may be next to impossible.
Since 2012, the US has held the title of world’s number one wood pellet exporter. What’s the big deal with wood pellets? Well, Europe has very keen on replacing coal with more environmentally friendly wood pellets—except, well, depending on who you ask, wood may not be that great either.
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This morning Europe was lucky enough to enjoy a solar eclipse—though only those in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, were theoretically able to see a full occlusion. This wonderful view from space, though, we can all appreciate.