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Europe issues interim antitrust order against Broadcom as probe continues

Europe issues interim antitrust order against Broadcom as probe continues

Europe has ordered chipmaker Broadcom to stop applying exclusivity clauses in agreements with six of its major customers — imposing so called ‘interim measures’ based on preliminary findings from an ongoing antitrust investigation. The move follows a formal statement of objections issued by the Competition Commission in June. At the time the regulator said it would…
In Europe, Sites Can Only Track You If You Check the Box

In Europe, Sites Can Only Track You If You Check the Box

Life online is rife with interruptions: Ads, auto-playing videos, paywalls (sorry!), requests to enable browser notifications, chat bubbles, extraneous toolbars, and interstitials all muddy the quotidian quest for content.In recent years—thanks in part to last year’s rollout of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation—users have witnessed a surge in another type of digital distraction:…
Europe’s Mars lander parachute problems may be worse than thought

Europe’s Mars lander parachute problems may be worse than thought

Mars is hard — ESA has yet to conduct a successful test of the parachutes at supersonic speeds. Eric Berger - Sep 10, 2019 1:49 pm UTC Enlarge / If the ExoMars spacecraft successfully lands on Mars, it will deploy the Rosalind Franklin rover.ESAIn October 2016, Europe's small Schiaparelli lander entered the Martian atmosphere and…
IFA 2019: all the news from Europe’s biggest tech showcase

IFA 2019: all the news from Europe’s biggest tech showcase

Keep up to speed with the top announcements Contributors: Verge Staff IFA is Europe’s biggest tech showcase, and it’s where many of the year’s top tech products get announced for the first time. Every year, companies from around the world descend on Berlin to show off everything from new phones, laptops, headphones, TVs, speakers, and…
IFA 2019: the top announcements to expect from Europe’s biggest tech show

IFA 2019: the top announcements to expect from Europe’s biggest tech show

While Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress holds the crown as the biggest mobile show, it’s Berlin’s IFA that’s Europe’s biggest tech show overall. However, much like CES, its broad focus can make it hard to predict what we’ll see from one year to the next. Some years the show seems to be just as dominated by…
Europe and Russia’s mission to Mars runs into a speed bump after two failed parachute tests

Europe and Russia’s mission to Mars runs into a speed bump after two failed...

Europe and Russia’s joint robotic mission to Mars has hit a snag after the parachutes needed for landing the spacecraft on the Red Planet failed in two back-to-back tests. There isn’t much time left to fix and test the issue before its scheduled launch in the summer of 2020. If the mission team cannot meet…
Did Nintendo Of Europe Just Accidentally Reveal The Hero’s Smash Ultimate Release Date? – Nintendo Life

Did Nintendo Of Europe Just Accidentally Reveal The Hero’s Smash Ultimate Release Date? –...

It certainly looks like it! by Ryan Craddock 1 hour agoIt would appear that Nintendo of Europe has accidentally revealed the release date of the upcoming Version 4.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Going on the game's update history, this would suggest that the release date for the next DLC character, The Hero, has…
ispace Europe tapped by the European Space Agency for mission to extract water from the Moon

ispace Europe tapped by the European Space Agency for mission to extract water from...

Space startup ispace, which is headquartered in Japan but has a European subsidiary based in Luxembourg, will take part in PROSPECT, a program run by the European Space Agency (ESA) that intends to extreme water from the Moon’s southern pole, with a target mission date of 2024 or 2025. PROSPECT isn’t just a cool reference…
Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning

Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning

A full week after a mass outage that began on July 11, Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system largely regained service Thursday. The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency said that commercial users would start to see coverage returning, but that there might be "fluctuations" in the system. What remains unclear is what exactly caused the…
Europe is now formally investigating Amazon’s use of merchant data

Europe is now formally investigating Amazon’s use of merchant data

European regulators have announced a formal antitrust investigation of Amazon’s use of data from third parties selling on its ecommerce platform. Commenting in a statement, competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager said: “European consumers are increasingly shopping online. Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choice and better prices. We need to ensure that large online…

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AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform

AWS today quietly brought spot capacity to Fargate, its serverless compute engine for containers that supports both the company’s Elastic Container Service and, now, its Elastic Kubernetes service. Like spot instances for the EC2 compute platform, Fargate Spot pricing is significantly cheaper, both for storage and compute, than regular Fargate pricing. In return, though, you…

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