Tag Archive: Europe


Reddit is down in some parts of North America and Western Europe

Reports of outages started this afternoon.

What you need to know Reddit is down for some users in North America and Europe. Outages started this afternoon, around 1 PM Eastern. Users may experience problems loading the site or app.

Having problems with Reddit? You’re not alone. Reports of an outage spiked on DownDetector earlier today. As per the site, users have been experiencing issues roughly around 1PM Eastern Time in Western Europe and North America.

It’s not  [Read More…]

The mad Black Shark 3 gaming phone is now available in Europe

There’s another new gaming phone in town and it’s a pretty interesting piece of hardware.

What you need to know Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro are launching officially in Europe. Available to order from May 8 on Black Shark’s own store. Coming to Amazon in UK, France and Spain from May 18.

Having been revealed in Asia earlier this year, Black Shark is bringing its latest gaming smartphones, the Black Shark 3 and Black  [Read More…]

The highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly cost over €1000 in Europe

Comparatively, the baseline OnePlus 8 will have a starting price of €719.

What you need to know Pricing for the OnePlus 8 series was spotted by WinFuture via a European retailer’s website. The OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is slated to cost €1019. At the opposite end, the base OnePlus 8 will start at €719.

On April 14, OnePlus is set to fully unveil its upcoming OnePlus 8 series of smartphones.  [Read More…]

PS4 and other consoles see massive spike in sales across Europe

A lot of people are playing video games now that they’re stuck inside.

What you need to know Many countries have ordered people to stay in their homes the last few weeks due to COVID-19. Game networks like PSN and Xbox Live have seen an uptick in traffic as a result. PlayStation 4 and other consoles have also seen a spike in sales across Europe with over 250,000 sold.

People are spending a lot of time indoors  [Read More…]

Xiaomi and Oppo will fill the void Huawei is leaving in Europe

Chinese brands are leading the race when it comes to hardware, design, and more importantly price. Huawei’s absence is good news for its competition.

I know most people reading this will be from the good ole’ U.S.A. but not everyone. If that sounds like you, let me say I’m sorry stupid laws have robbed you of what looks like the best Android phone you can buy right now that’s missing everything which makes Android great. I’m speaking  [Read More…]

Netflix will throttle streaming quality in Europe for 30 days

Switch to standard definition when HD is not needed to prevent breaking the internet.

What you need to know European Union Commissioner Thiery Breton is urging people to switch to SD quality when streaming Netflix to save the internet Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Breton have already spoken once on the matter and will discuss it again today. During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people are sheltering in place, putting a strain on the internet while they  [Read More…]

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…]