EU Sets 2030 Target To Produce Cutting-Edge Semiconductors

The European Union is planning to produce its own advanced semiconductors by 2030, part of the bloc's plans to reduce "high-risk dependencies" on technology companies in the U.S. and Asia. From a report: Officials want to ensure that at least 20% of the world's cutting-edge semiconductors by value are produced in Europe by the end of the decade, according to a draft document obtained by Bloomberg. The document, which could still change, is due to … [Read more...]

Did Biden just cancel your $1,400 stimulus check? Here’s how to find out

President Biden is fast approaching his 100th day in office next month, while, at least for Democrats, unsatisfying stimulus updates keep emerging from a White House that was supposed to have signed a stimulus bill into law by now thanks to enjoying control of Congress. And the compromises keep coming. This week, in an effort to hold on to support in the Senate for his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, President Biden agreed to a concession … [Read more...]

Apple’s amazing AirPods Pro are only $199 right now at Amazon

After selling out last month at Amazon, Apple's beloved AirPods Pro finally appeared back in stock last week — but they were priced a bit higher than we're used to seeing. These sleek noise cancelling earphones retail for $249 and Amazon had them on sale last week for $219. Today, however, AirPods Pro earbuds are back down to $199 for the first time since they sold out in mid-February, so it's a great time to get a pair and see why everyone … [Read more...]

Senators Call on FCC To Quadruple Base High-Speed Internet Speeds

The federal government's definition of high-speed broadband has remained stagnant over the last six years, sitting at 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up since 2015. But faced with pandemic-fueled network loads and a new push for infrastructure spending, lawmakers are getting ready to upgrade that definition. In a letter to government leaders Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators called for a quadrupling of base high-speed broadband delivery speeds … [Read more...]

These pet collars have been linked to nearly 2,000 pet deaths

Anyone that has a pet knows how quickly they can become a member of the family. You miss them when you don't see them for a while, and the feeling is usually mutual. You'll do whatever it takes to keep them happy and healthy — or at least you should — and that includes keeping them free of nasty parasites like ticks. Unfortunately, one particular brand of flea collars has now been linked to hundreds of pet deaths across the country, … [Read more...]

Apple Faces EU Antitrust Charge on Spotify Complaint

Apple could face an EU antitrust charge sheet in the coming weeks following a 2019 complaint by music streaming service Spotify, Reuters reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The charge could force changes to Apple's lucrative business model, they said. The European Commission could send the statement of objections setting out suspected violations of the bloc's antitrust rules to Apple before the summer, one … [Read more...]