How Apple and other equipment manufacturers deny the consumer’s right to repair gadgets

You can create legends about how companies resist repairing gadgets “on the side”. Some create the device in advance in such a way that it cannot be…

The EU will require banks to hold a euro of equity for every euro in cryptocurrency

On Tuesday, European Union lawmakers backed a draft law to implement the latest phase of post-financial global banking capital rules, adding so-called “prohibitive” requirements to cover risks…

EU to review deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard for compliance with antitrust laws – Reuters

Microsoft’s potential deal to buy Activision Blizzard risks hitting another snag on its way to closure. According to Reuters, the European Union intends to check the agreement…

Mercedes to abandon EQ electric car brand in 2024 – Handelsblatt

Mercedes-Benz is set to drop the EQ brand after the next generation of compact cars hits the market at the end of 2024, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported,…

Europe sold 159 million games for PC and consoles in 2022 – 7.1% less than in 2021

The UK has become the largest gaming market in Europe, with FIFA and Call of Duty the best-selling games. We help According to the latest data from…

The EU and NATO have created a task force to prevent blackouts

The working group will identify threats and develop principles to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure. EU and NATO strengthen cooperation on infrastructure security / Illustration by…

Replacing incandescent lamps with LED lamps – a pilot project in six regions of Ukraine will start on January 16

The free exchange of old incandescent electric light bulbs for energy-saving LED light bulbs will begin in beta testing next Monday, January 16. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal…

Police arrested thousands of criminals after cracking EncroChat’s encrypted phone network in 2020. But is it legal?

EncroChat, an encrypted phone network hacked by police in 2020, was found to be a meeting place for criminals who traded weapons, drugs and openly discussed murders…

How many passenger electric cars are there in Ukraine? By the beginning of 2023, almost 47,000 such cars were registered.

The main service center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs shared current statistics on the number of registered passenger electric cars — as of January 1, 2023,…

Facebook spreads fake messages about “winter” aid from the EU – 13,280 hryvnias for every Ukrainian

Fake messages on social networks are spread by fraudsters – this is how administrators try to increase the reach of communities. Specialists of the Voxcheck fact-checking project…

Ukrainian eco-startup Releaf Paper received a grant from the EU in the amount of €2.5 million to create a factory for the production of paper from fallen leaves

Releaf Paper — an eco-startup from Ukraine that has developed a technology for producing paper from fallen leaves — will soon build its own factory. The team…

A new EU initiative after USB-C standardization in smartphones is removable and greener batteries from recycled materials

The EU has been working hard to make a difference in the smartphone industry. Thus, in October, the European Parliament adopted the final decision on the introduction…

In Ukraine, a program will be launched for free replacement of old incandescent lamps with energy-efficient LED lamps – up to 5 pieces per person

From January, a program to replace inefficient incandescent lamps with LED lamps will start operating in Ukraine. Every adult citizen of Ukraine will be able to get…

The number of electric cars imported to Ukraine increased by almost a third during the year. Nissan Leaf remains the leader

In 11 months of 2022, 11,700 electric cars were imported into Ukraine – 28% more than in the corresponding period last year (9,130 ​​units), OpenDataBot reports with…

Volkswagen has become the largest operator of charging stations for electric cars in Europe – more than 400,000 devices in 27 countries.

Volkswagen has announced that it now controls Europe’s largest network of charging stations for electric vehicles through its subsidiary Elli. Now the network has 400,000 chargers in…

Media: Kosovo will apply for EU membership on December 15

It is noted that EU membership is a strategic goal for Kosovo and is supported by more than 90% of the local population. Kosovo will submit an…

The EU has set a deadline for switching to USB-C in smartphones – December 28, 2024

The final official deadline for new phones sold in the European Union, including future iPhones, to use USB-C for wired charging: December 28, 2024. The new USB-C…

Ukraine imported electricity from Romania – in a test mode, with a capacity of 1 MW

On November 27, the state-owned energy trader JSC “Energy Company of Ukraine” in a test mode imported non-commercial volumes of electricity from Romania with a capacity of…

Construction of a 1435 mm Eurotrack in Ukraine – the EU is already preparing a preliminary feasibility study

The European Union is preparing a preliminary feasibility study for the construction of the Eurotrack in Ukraine and Moldova. This was announced by Deputy Director of the…

Suddenly: Apple said that it will have to transfer the iPhone to USB-C

October 26, 2022, 08:40 This year, the epic ended with the adoption of the USB-C connector by the European Union as a single standard for all smartphones,…

Apple has dramatically increased the price of the iPad mini everywhere except the US

October 21, 2022, 12:42 Apple’s pricing policy has always been aggressive: the company does not hesitate to put bold price tags. On the other hand, it rarely…

The EU banned Russians from using cryptocurrency wallets and services on the territory of the participating states – Binance said there were no restrictions

Since Russia does not stop its military aggression against Ukraine, but, on the contrary, holds illegal so-called “referendums” on the annexation of the occupied Ukrainian territories, the…

EU wants to ban Russians from making payments to European crypto wallets

The European Union has proposed a new package of sanctions against Russia, caused by the ongoing military aggression against Ukraine. This is the eighth package of European…

Global Huawei Mate 50 Pro is coming to Europe: launch date and price

September 13, 2022, 09:36 Huawei decided not to delay the international release of the flagship series Mate 50, presented last week in China. A banner appeared on…

Global Huawei Mate 50 Pro is coming to Europe: launch date and price

September 13, 2022, 09:36 Huawei decided not to delay the international release of the flagship series Mate 50, presented last week in China. A banner appeared on…