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EU Votes to Officially Investigate Loot Boxes and Microtransactions!

The debate surrounding loot boxes and microtransactions within games, despite much talk, continues to wage on. – Publishers like EA, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Activision, etc. ...

January 20, 2023 at 8:23 am by

Apple Prepares to Bend the Knee by Allowing Third-Party App Stores on the iPhone

Apple has certainly had a bit of a rough year when it comes to its dealings with the European Union. – Firstly they’re having to deal with the new regulations that ...

December 16, 2022 at 9:37 am by

Microsoft to Launch Legal Action if Activision/Blizzard Takeover is Blocked!

When Microsoft announced it had agreed on a deal for the £67.8BN takeover of Activision/Blizzard around the start of this year, people were undoubtedly shocked at the news. ...

December 4, 2022 at 10:55 am by

FTC ‘Likely’ to Join EU in Challenging Microsoft’s Activision/Blizzard Takeover

It seems increasingly likely that, based on all the information to date, the EU commission currently investigating Microsoft’s potential takeover of Activision/Blizzard ...

November 26, 2022 at 10:50 am by

EU Staff Member Hints Microsoft’s $68.7BN Activision Deal Might Fail!

Microsoft shocked the gaming world earlier this year when they announced that they had agreed on the purchase of Activision/Blizzard for a figure believed to be a region of ...

November 15, 2022 at 9:30 am by

Microsoft’s Activision Takeover to Face Further Scrutiny from the EU

While Microsoft shocked the gaming world earlier this year when they confirmed that a $69BN deal had been agreed for the acquisition of Activision/Blizzard, this didn’t ...

November 3, 2022 at 9:13 am by

Apple Confirms They’re Moving to New USB-C Standard – (In Europe At Least)

Earlier this month, the EU formally mandated into law that all battery-containing tech products sold within the region would require USB-C support by the end of 2024. – ...

October 27, 2022 at 10:23 am by

Microsoft’s Activision/Blizzard Takeover to Face Huge Scrutiny from the UK & EU

While Microsoft’s takeover of Activision/Blizzard does appear to have a somewhat inevitable feel about it, that isn’t to say that there aren’t many obstacles ...

September 16, 2022 at 8:13 am by

EU Law Makes Anti-Speeding Tech Mandatory for New Cars!

Speeding in your car is, generally speaking, not a very good idea. Not only does it tend to consume notably more fuel than it would at more legal speeds (and God knows ...

July 7, 2022 at 8:09 am by

Amazon (Grudgingly) Agrees to Make Cancelling Prime Easier in UK & Europe

While you can happily debate the merits and perks of having an Amazon Prime account, if there has been one complaint consistently levied against it in recent years, it’s ...

July 6, 2022 at 12:38 pm by

5 Countries Already Want the New EU Car Fossil Fuel Ban to be Delayed!

While it seems likely that electric cars will, love them or loathe them, form a key part of car design in the coming years, I have to admit that while I agree with the concept ...

June 28, 2022 at 1:05 pm by

Intel Demands €593M From EU Over Contested Anti-Competition Ruling!

Back in 2009, an EU commission ruled that Intel had engaged in anti-competition practices and subsequently fined them a monumentally hefty €1.05BN. An amount that, to my ...

June 25, 2022 at 10:44 am by

US to Join EU With New Mandated USB-C Charging Standard?!

Earlier this month the European Union officially voted to bring in a new law that would officially require all portable tech products sold in the region to offer a mandated ...

June 19, 2022 at 9:51 am by

Apple to Fight EU Proposal For Universal USB-C Phone Chargers

The European Union has been making strong indications for over a year now that it was, at the very least, considering implementing new laws that would specifically look to ...

September 26, 2021 at 9:41 am by

EU Proposes Fossil Fuel Car Ban by 2035

I think it would be fair to say that the writing is almost certainly on the wall for the future of the fossil fuel car. Yes, exactly when the last one will roll off a ...

July 16, 2021 at 9:29 am by

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