Thursday, August 5, 2021
Thousands in Madrid to lock down amid virus spike

Thousands in Madrid to lock down amid virus spike

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned a second wave was now "inevitable". Large parts of the north of England are now subject to extensive lockdown measures.Indoor restaurant dining is to be banned in the Irish capital Dublin, and all non-essential travel discouraged, after a surge in recent casesDenmark is lowering public gathering numbers from 100 to…
Support the Brave Protesters of Belarus

Support the Brave Protesters of Belarus

The Editorial BoardThe editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom.Sept. 10, 2020Belarus police officers confronted opposition activists who gathered in support of Maria Kolesnikova on Tuesday.Credit...EPA, via ShutterstockThe monthlong crackdown on peaceful protests over a blatantly…
A Long Trip, a U.S. Open Bubble and a Terrible Luck of the Draw

A Long Trip, a U.S. Open Bubble and a Terrible Luck of the Draw

a lengthy set of restrictions as the tournament’s organizers attempted to create a so-called bubble, an environment that would be mostly self-contained to help prevent the spread of the virus.Kalinina, who lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, kept climbing up the list of alternates.Then, a little more than a week before the tournament, she got in. She…
The switch to remote learning has made schools even bigger cyber targets

The switch to remote learning has made schools even bigger cyber targets

The rise of home schooling has seen a spike in hacking attempts against educational institutions, said third-party security researchers Check Point. Its latest paper claims that the USA has seen the biggest increase, with academic sector attacks rising 30 percent from 468 per week to 608 per week. Europe and Asia have both seen a…
Browse More Privately on Android With Firefox’s ‘Daylight’ Update

Browse More Privately on Android With Firefox’s ‘Daylight’ Update

It’s been a slow burn, but the new Firefox Android browser has finally landed—in Europe, anyway. US users will have to wait until August 27 (or install the beta version) for access, but if the preview build is any indication, this new mobile browser is a much better experience than Mozilla’s last attempt.The overhauled browser…
TikTok hits 100M users in Europe as the clock ticks on its US business

TikTok hits 100M users in Europe as the clock ticks on its US business

TikTok may or may not be making a deal for its U.S. operations, which the U.S. government says it will shut down over national security concerns come September 20th if its Chinese ownership is not resolved. But something that the U.S. narrative has not really addressed is that the company is still growing like a…
Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot goes on sale in Europe and Canada

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot goes on sale in Europe and Canada

Boston Dynamics this morning announced that it’s bringing Spot robot to a number of new markets, following sales in the U.S. Interested parties in the European Union, U.K. and Canada can now purchase the technologically advanced quadrupedal robot. Spot is Boston Dynamics’ first commercially available product, building on a quarter century of pushing the boundaries…
Some of the brightest minds in Europe are joining us at Disrupt

Some of the brightest minds in Europe are joining us at Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is right around the corner. And this year, we’re trying something different — we’re taking Disrupt virtual. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we used this opportunity to invite a slate of incredible European speakers to join TechCrunch on our virtual stage on September 14-18. It represents a great opportunity to learn…
Tesla Supercharger flaw lets rival EVs top up for free in Europe

Tesla Supercharger flaw lets rival EVs top up for free in Europe

We’ve asked Tesla for comment. It has previously welcomed the possibility of allowing Supercharger access to non-Tesla vehicles, but only if they can agree on costs. There’s no agreement so far.As Electrek suggests, this could easily be a bug or some other flaw. Tesla only allows free Supercharger use as a perk for some of…
NiP, Fnatic rally to stay alive at ESL One Cologne — Europe – reuters.com

NiP, Fnatic rally to stay alive at ESL One Cologne — Europe – reuters.com

Swedish squads Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic each engineered thrilling comebacks on Thursday to win their lower-bracket matches and stay alive at the ESL One: Cologne Online -- Europe event.In Group A, NiP overcame BIG in a match that included a quadruple-overtime second map, while Fnatic overcame Team Heretics in Group B, with both decided…