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Smart2Go project will create wearables that never need recharging

Smart2Go project will create wearables that never need recharging

German company Fraunhofer FEP is leading Smart2Go, a new collaborative project that will involve the development of a flexible power supply for wearable devices under the EU's Horizon 2020 program. The company anticipates the creation of an 'autonomous energy-supply platform' intended to power the growing number of wearable technologies in development, including medical gadgets and trackers.

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All Boeing 737 Max flights suspended in Europe, but not USA (yet)

All Boeing 737 Max flights suspended in Europe, but not USA (yet)

After the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 accident this week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) banned all Boeing 737 MAX operations in Europe. This goes for all commercial major and third-country operators both in and out of the European Union. This was announced as an official Airworthiness Directive, in effect as of 19:00 UTC, March 12th, 2019.

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Cisco, Apple call for US version of EU’s GDPR federal law

Cisco, Apple call for US version of EU’s GDPR federal law

Privacy in the technology industry, especially in software and computing, has somewhat become a joke in recent years. Some companies, like Facebook and Google, have been dragged into the spotlight and shamed for mishandling users’ private data. Naturally, all companies claim they are all for privacy but, it unsurprisingly, they don’t all agree on what that privacy means. That is why companies such as Cisco and Apple are calling on the federal government to come up with a national data privacy law and are pointing to the EU’s GDPR as the inspiration for such a regulation.

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ESA’s new challenge seeks innovations for future space missions

ESA’s new challenge seeks innovations for future space missions

The European Space Agency has announced the Metalysis-ESA Grand Challenge, a new competition seeking innovation for future space missions. The space agency is offering 500,000 Euros as rewards for European innovations that focus on the lunar surface and how it could help humanity move toward a more sustainable, long-term future in space -- both on the moon and beyond.

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Tesla begins Model 3 deliveries in Europe next month

Tesla begins Model 3 deliveries in Europe next month

It's a pretty big day for Tesla, as it's been given to go-ahead to start delivering Model 3 orders in Europe. This news comes as the company makes cutbacks to get it on the road to profitability while at the same time scaling up production on the Model 3. Tesla expects that European deliveries will begin next month, so its looking to jump on this approval right away.

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Huawei in 2019: four cameras, foldable phones, flagship stores

Huawei in 2019: four cameras, foldable phones, flagship stores

Although it started off on the wrong foot, 2018 has surprisingly been good to Huawei. It now has two rock-solid flagships smartphones that top the charts in cameras. It has managed to dethrone Apple as the second biggest smartphone company in the world. And all of that without having the US market in its (official) list of customers. Perhaps emboldened by that success, the Chinese OEM has big plans for 2019. And, not surprisingly, some of those might not include the US at all.

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iPhone XR released today: See Tim Cook’s Apple Store tour

iPhone XR released today: See Tim Cook’s Apple Store tour

Today is the day the iPhone XR heads to Apple Stores around the world, and one lucky location saw an in-person visit from the company's CEO Tim Cook. While it's POSSIBLE, however unlikely Cook will visit other locations this week, today's most major visit was in Milan. "Buongiorno Piazza Liberty! Milan is one of my favorite cities," said Cook this morning on Twitter. "I am very happy to be here with you today. Around the world, we hope everyone is enjoying the new iPhone XR!"

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BepiColombo spacecraft launch will kick off seven-year Mercury mission

BepiColombo spacecraft launch will kick off seven-year Mercury mission

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch the BepiColombo spacecraft as part of a mission to study Mercury. The ESA has been preparing for the launch for weeks, including a series of rehearsals that took place earlier this month. The spacecraft is currently scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45PM ET tonight.

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Google app fees for Europe could add $40 to each Android

Google app fees for Europe could add $40 to each Android

Google's shift to charging Android device-makers in Europe fees to include the Google Play store could add as much as $40 to the cost of each smartphone, leaked documents confirm, a move which is leading some to predict more expensive products for buyers. Google announced the change in strategy after being forced by the European Commission to unbundle its apps - like Chrome and Google Search - from Android.

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BMW recycling program will put old EV batteries to good use

BMW recycling program will put old EV batteries to good use

BMW Group has teamed with Umicore and Northvolt to develop a "closed life cycle loop" for electric car batteries. This EV battery recycling program includes more than harvesting materials, instead first designating used EV batteries for secondary uses, such as stationary energy storage devices. At the end of this life cycles, the batteries will be harvested for raw materials.

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Apple’s Shazam acquisition given the go-ahead by EU regulators

Apple’s Shazam acquisition given the go-ahead by EU regulators

Back in December, Apple announced its intention to buy Shazam. While acquisitions like this are always subject to some delay while they make it through the regulatory process, this one in particular hit a pretty big roadblock when the European Commission announced a full-blown investigation into whether or not the deal would be anti-competitive. That investigation was announced back in April, and now it seems that the EU has reached its decision.

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EU wants to crack down of phone chargers, Lightning in danger

EU wants to crack down of phone chargers, Lightning in danger

The European Union seems ready to flex its muscles to steer the mobile market ship, perhaps emboldened by its successful case against Google and Android. This time, it’s turning its sights on something it already thought was a closed case years ago: mobile phone chargers. Despite the growing use of the USB-C standard on smartphones, the EU thinks that the adoption is not only slow but also not enough. And considering that Apple remains the only one with a proprietary connector, its Lightning technology stands to lose the most.

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