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Google Maps Updated In 10 European Countries Google Maps Updated In 10 European Countries
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Google has released Maps updates in 10 European countries: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The update, the company says, is part of a project called Ground Truth, which started back in 2008. Google explains, …

Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend
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The Wii U launched in Europe and Australia on Friday, December 30. It’s been three days now, and analysts are already picking apart whatever data they can get a hold of. The latest numbers from the UK show the Wii …

Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate
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Windows 8 launched on October 26, and four million people upgraded to the new OS during the opening weekend. Since then, Microsoft has been mum on how well Windows 8 has been spreading through the market. Soluto, a PC optimization …

Europe’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ad Is A Bit More Realistic

Sony makes some pretty amazing ads for its PlayStation products. The company’s latest live-action ad for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was pretty impressive in how it captured the look and feel of all the characters present. Only problem? It was …

Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today
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The Kindle Fire HD has already been available in the US for over a month. As such, it’s easy to forget that the newest gadgets take a while to reach other parts of the world. The Kindle Paperwhite just made …

Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results

Yelp has acquired European reviews site Qype. Yelp has acquired all of Qype’s shares, for about €18.6 million and 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, bringing the total purchase price to about $50 million USD. Qype is based …

Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Carbon Footprint Certification In Europe Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Carbon Footprint Certification In Europe
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Samsung’s Galaxy S III is a popular device among consumers, but it’s now well respected among the conservationist types across Europe. Just like its predecessor and the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S III has achieved a carbon footprint certification across …

Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You? Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?
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As expected, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL), France’s data protection authority announced today that it, along with numerous other European data protection agencies, finds Google’s privacy policy changes (made earlier this year) unsatisfactory. The authorities say that Google does …

Facebook Downtime In Europe Caused By DNS Change Facebook Downtime In Europe Caused By DNS Change

If you recall, Facebook went down for a lot of Europe yesterday afternoon. Everybody’s “favorite” Anonymous troll began taking credit even though it was obvious that he was just taking advantage of the situation. The most telling evidence was when …

Facebook Is Down Across Europe, Anonymous Claims Responsibility Facebook Is Down Across Europe, Anonymous Claims Responsibility
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Remember when Anonymous Own3r “took down” GoDaddy? It was found that GoDaddy was just suffering from internal issues that Anonymous Own3r jumped on in a bid for attention. Many members of Anonymous were even able to prove that he was …

You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon’s Cloud Drive service is only one of the many cloud storage services that are vying for your dollar. In fact, you could argue that Amazon doesn’t give you the best deal in terms of free storage. It does, however, …

NotFound Wants to Turn Your 404 Page into an Online Milk Carton NotFound Wants to Turn Your 404 Page into an Online Milk Carton

Unfortunately, 404 error pages are some of the most-visited pages on the entire internet. It’s unavoidable – sometimes, pages just can’t be found. Now, one project in the European Union wants to raise awareness that there are other thing out …

Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search

Google announced today that it has added European patents to go along with its U.S. patents in its patent search tool. In addition to adding millions of patents, Google has added a feature called the Prior Art Finder. “Typically, patents …

Fiat 500L Will Come With an Espresso Machine When it Debuts in Europe Fiat 500L Will Come With an Espresso Machine When it Debuts in Europe

Fiat 500L will come packaged with a very unusual feature when it debuts in Europe later this year: an espresso machine. When the latest model of the automobile arrives during the fourth quarter of 2012, drivers will be able to …

Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters
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The Celtic coins found by a group of amateur treasure hunters in the United Kingdom are thought to be worth close to $15.6 million, or, if you prefer, £10 million. The discovery was made on the Channel Island of Jersey, …

Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros

McAfee and Guardian Analytics released a joint report today saying that more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding.” The automated malicious software program was discovered and it was designed to use …

ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not
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ACTA is almost dead. The treaty is heading towards the European Parliament next week where many people feel that it will be rejected after four committees rejected it as well. It will also receive a ruling from the European Court …

Europe Gets An Envy-Inducing Collector’s Edition For Resident Evil 6
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I’ll be honest here – I spend way too much money on collector’s editions of my favorite games. If there’s a collector’s edition, I’m probably going to end up getting it for all the awesome swag that it contains. There …

European Court Baffles The World With Vacation Ruling
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Next to rain what is the worst thing that could happen to you on vacation? I’m pretty sure that everyone can agree that getting sick is the worst possible thing that can happen to you while on vacation because it …

ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote

Warriors of the Internet have good reason to be relieved today. ACTA got hit with a rejection so big that it may sway the vote in the Internet’s favor. It seems that people actually going outside and protesting on behalf …

Google Maps Brings Traffic Coverage to 7 More Countries Google Maps Brings Traffic Coverage to 7 More Countries

When you next take yourself on a gnarly voyage, Google Maps maintains that it wants you to encounter as little resistance as possible, so to smooth the edges off of your trips it offers real-time coverage of traffic conditions in …