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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 …

Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries

Part of Google’s objective to make the perfect map of the Earth relies on the community of amateur map-makers around the world who are willing to take the time to create maps of their neck of the woods. As expansive …

G-20 Summit Will Meet In Los Cabos, Mexico To Discuss European Crisis G-20 Summit Will Meet In Los Cabos, Mexico To Discuss European Crisis
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To say that the eurozone crisis is, well, a crisis would be an understatement. Its collapse would put a halt on any economic progress that has been made over the past few years. With the election in Greece on Sunday …

The Pirate Bay Blocked By More European ISPs The Pirate Bay Blocked By More European ISPs
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The Pirate Bay can not catch a break these days. It seems like there’s a new case brought against the torrent tracker every day to have its IP blocked by various ISPs across Europe. The latest block comes from Finland. …

NATO Missile Defense Shield Is Up And Running

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced at its Chicago, Illinois conference that it’s long awaited missile defense shield is up and running for the first time. What it is being used for is the real question. The allies …

The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality

The Netherlands has historically been on the cutting edge in relation to certain concepts, especially in regards to personal freedom. While Amsterdam is famous for its approach to recreational drug use, other concepts like prostitution, which is legal and regulated, …

Second EUHackathon, Hack4Kids, Announced For June Second EUHackathon, Hack4Kids, Announced For June

The EUHackathon was a new event started up last year that aimed to “build a bridge between the “old” (the European Institutions and lawmakers) and the “new” (the Internet and coders) world.” It brought together these two cultures that seem …

Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy Google Answers Half Of France’s Questions About Privacy
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Google sent a letter to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), the French administrative authority that monitors how companies collect and store personal data of users, in response to a letter and questionnaire the …

Google Antitrust Case In Europe: EU Eyes Post-Easter Decision Google Antitrust Case In Europe: EU Eyes Post-Easter Decision
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Joaquin Almunia, who is leading an EU antitrust investigation of Google, has apparently decided not to decide anything on the matter until after Easter. Reuters reports that Almunia said on Wednesday that he would only decide after April 8, “whether …

German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search

News aggregation as we know it, and possibly even search as we know it, may be in danger – at least in Germany. German lawmakers are reportedly kicking around new legislation, which if turned into law, would require a news …

Facebook Down In Parts of Europe Facebook Down In Parts of Europe

Facebook was down in regions of Europe, Africa and the Middle East this morning due to a technical glitch, for roughly two hours. Service has since been restored, and in a statement, Facebook stated, “today we experienced technical difficulties causing …

4G LTE Smartphones Hit Sweden First! 4G LTE Smartphones Hit Sweden First!

Telia Sonera in Sweden was the first to add a 4G LTE network and that was in December 2009 so, it wasn’t a recent occurrence. Most people are connected to the network via USB modems, but today, they are happy …

European Virtual Console Gets 13 New Titles In March
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The virtual console was a great idea when Nintendo launched it alongside their Wii console in 2006. It’s unfortunate then that classic game releases have been slowing down over the past few years. It’s doubly true for our friends in …

Could Obama’s Privacy Plan Threaten the Internet?
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The ongoing debate over online privacy is in the spotlight once again. However, this time, it’s the White House that’s at the center of the controversy. Last week, the Obama Administration announced a privacy plan that would give consumers more …

Europe Gets New Panasonic Eluga Power Europe Gets New Panasonic Eluga Power

Europe is being treated to a new super-fast charging smartphone from Panasonic. The Eluga Power features a 1280 x 720 high-definition touch screen and can reach a 50% charge in 30 minutes! that’s impressive! Here’s the spec’s and features from …