Tag Archive: Europe


Trump cyber diplomat warns Europe against using Huawei for 5G

He also says that the competing network companies are technologically on par.

What you need to know During a visit to Portugal, a diplomat working on information policy urged a European Huawei ban. Robert Strayer was appointed by Trump but has a long career in telecom law. Strayer has suggested the Chinese government could force Huawei to insert backdoors.

A diplomat with President Trump’s State Department is urging European nations to ban Huawei equipment as they build  [Read More…]

Google’s Titan key doubles its reach as it expands through Europe

Five more countries can now secure themselves with Google’s universal hardware authentication.

What you need to know Google’s Titan USB key is now available to users in 5 more countries, making 10 nations covered total. Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland join the US, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK. Google is giving away free Titan keys to users on federal political campaigns.

We’re big fans of serious security solutions like Google’s Titan keys. Even stronger than  [Read More…]

Disney+ launch moved up a week in Europe, now coming March 24

Get your Star Wars, Marvel and so much more a little earlier this spring.

Live in Europe and been waiting for March 31 for the official launch of Disney+? There’s a bit of good news. The streaming service everyone wants to have will launch a week earlier.

Pricing has been confirmed at £5.99 or €6.99 a month, or £59.99/€69.99 if you’re paying annually.

And the countires that will see the expedited — OK, at least seven days early  [Read More…]

MIUI Themes is coming back to Europe, now compliant with GDPR

The change did require some content to be cut, unfortunately.

What you need to know Xiaomi pulled its popular theming app from the EU back in February 2018, likely due to GDPR compliance issues. MIUI Themes will start rolling out to all 28 states in the Union again. The website will also be available in the region once again.

It took Xiaomi two whole years, but the company has finally brought MIUI Themes back to the European  [Read More…]

Cheaper Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumored for Europe

Samsung looks to be readying a cheaper approach to its Galaxy Note 10 line of phones, according to rumors circulating in the last few weeks.

A new report from SamMobile indicates that an SM-N770F variant will arrive in Europe before long and figures to come in red and black colors.

It has been some time since we saw Samsung take this approach to the Galaxy Note series; the last one we recall is the Galaxy Note 3 Neo from around  [Read More…]

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe lays off “dozens” of staff

Dozens of employees were reportedly laid off during the PlayStation 5 information released recently.

What you need to know Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has reportedly laid off dozens of employees. These layoffs took place at the same time as the PlayStation 5 information that was recently released. Employees affected believe this is part of a reorganization that centralizes the different branches.

According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Sony has laid off “dozens” of employees at  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 8 Pro debuts in Europe for €249

The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available in Spain for a special launch price of €229 on September 26.

What you need to know Xiaomi’s mid-range Redmi Note 8 Pro has been launched in Europe at a starting price of €249. Redmi Note 8 Pro will go on sale in Spain starting September 26 in two variants. The smartphone made its debut in China last month and is one of the first phones to feature a  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 5 is now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Europe

Even though pre-orders are now open, the Xperia 5 will begin shipping in the U.S. only in early November.

What you need to know Sony’s latest “compact” flagship phone, the Xperia 5 can now be pre-ordered in the U.S. and Europe. The phone starts at $ 800 in the U.S. It sports a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect CinemaWide OLED display and runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Sony unveiled the Xperia 5 at its IFA 2019 press conference  [Read More…]

Snapchat is currently down across the US, UK, and Europe

No, it’s not just you.

What you need to know Snapchat went down on September 9 around 4 p.m. ET. Down Detector shows the outage affecting many parts of the U.S. and Europe. There’s no word on what caused the outage or when it will be back up.

If you’ve noticed Snapchat isn’t quite working right today, you’re not alone.

On September 9, 2019, Snapchat went down for many users across the globe. A check of Down  [Read More…]

Google Photos is finally getting face grouping across Europe

Face grouping will automatically sort photos of friends and family into an album for you.

What you need to know Google Photos is rolling out face grouping to users in Europe. Face grouping will create albums automatically for you by scanning and identifying the faces in them. If you don’t like Google scanning faces in your photos, the feature can be disabled in the settings.

Google Photos is one of Google’s most successful apps, and for good  [Read More…]