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Europe is way ahead of U.S. when it comes to electric vehicles

Europe can’t get enough electric vehicles.  In the region so far this year, 195,000 electric vehicles were sold — up 42 percent from this period last year, according to a report from Swedish industry consulting group EV-Volumes.  SEE ALSO: Russia’s biggest gun maker wants to take on Tesla with electric ‘supercar’ That’s more than the...CONTINUE READING
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It’s 90 degrees in the Arctic Circle this week. Here’s why.

The Arctic Circle — the realm of polar bears and dwindling sea ice at the top of the world — hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees Celsius, this week.  This was the temperature in Banak, Norway on July 30, though some Norwegian areas even reached a couple degrees warmer, according to the European meteorology site...CONTINUE READING
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Waymo hits 7 million self-driving miles, eyes Europe expansion

Waymo is still chugging along with plans to offer a truly driverless car service in the Phoenix, Arizona, area by the end of this year — but it’s also moving its self-driving sights to Europe.  At the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin, Italy, earlier this week, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said, “There is an...CONTINUE READING
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Instapaper to temporarily block European users, citing GDPR

Popular bookmarking service Instapaper is temporarily closing off access to European users, as it buys time to adjust to Europe’s tough new data law. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, has tight requirements on how companies deal with personal data.  SEE ALSO: Sit back, relax, and let GDPR legislation...CONTINUE READING
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Mark Zuckerberg testified before the EU Parliament, but the hearing’s format left MEPs with no answers

Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on May 22nd to discuss data protection. The hearing’s format had all the EU lawmakers asking him questions for about an hour straight, leaving Mark Zuckerberg with only a few minutes to answer all of them. This allowed him to pick the topics he wanted...CONTINUE READING
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Watch Zuckerberg’s face freeze after a far-right politician credited Facebook for Trump’s win and Brexit

On May 22nd, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to discuss data protection. Pro-Brexit British MEP Nigel Farage had nothing to say about Cambridge Analytica, but took the time to credit Facebook for Trump’s win and Brexit. Read more…More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Europe, Mark Zuckerberg, and Donald Trump Powered by...CONTINUE READING
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EU lawmakers raked Mark Zuckerberg over the coals — but, as usual, it didn’t matter

Mark Zuckerberg is back on his bullshit.  The Facebook CEO appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday to discuss data protection in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The questions of European lawmakers were, in terms of specificity and sophistication, lightyears ahead of most of their American counterparts.  But because of...CONTINUE READING
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UPS’s new electric truck is emission-free — and really, really adorable

Just look at those smooth edges and friendly exterior — UPS’s newest delivery truck is quite the crowd-pleaser. The internet let out a collective “awww” when the delivery service announced its new electric truck partnership with British EV company Arrival this week.   SEE ALSO: Volvo’s electric garbage truck promises to dramatically reduce noise pollution UPS will...CONTINUE READING
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