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Google gets a new EU Backlash

Google gets a new EU Backlash

The European Commission has stepped up pressure on Google, alleging that it abused its dominance in internet shopping and restricted competition.

It also accused Google of stopping websites from showing adverts from the search engine’s competitors.

And it strengthened an existing charge that Google favours its own comparison shopping services in search results.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google had no right to limit its rivals.

She said: “Google has come up with many innovative products that have made a difference to our lives. But that doesn’t give Google the right to deny other companies the chance to compete and innovate.”

Google is already facing formal anti-trust charges over claims that it abused the dominant position of its Android operating system.

The US company is accused of placing onerous requirements on firms using Android and stifling competition.

A spokesperson for Google said on Thursday: “We believe that our innovations and product improvements have increased choice for European consumers and promote competition.

“We’ll examine the Commission’s renewed cases and provide a detailed response in the coming weeks.”

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Nokia 7 Plus Sold Out In 5 Minutes In China

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Nokia 7 Plus Sold Out In 5 Minutes In China

Nokia 7 Plus Sold Out In 5 Minutes In China

The first batch of Nokia 7 Plus  releases in China has reportedly sold out in 5 minutes. Can I imagine ?

As soon as the virtual shop doors opened at 10:07am, it took only 5 minutes for all available units of the new Nokia phone to be sold out.

The phone sold for CNY 2,300 for the 4GB/64GB version and CNY 2,500 for the 6GB/64GB version (that’s €239 and €318 respectively).

There will be another batch available in about a week – on March 15 at 10:07am. Chances are that the new batch will be gone just as quickly. Of course, neither HMD nor the stores will say how many phones are in a batch.

As for people not in China, we’ll have to wait until April. The Nokia 7 plus is set to cost €400 in Europe (and it doesn’t look like the Old Continent will get the 6GB RAM version).

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BMW Recalls 11,700 Cars over Wrong Engine Management Software

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BMW Recalls 11,700 Cars over Wrong Engine Management Software

BMW has announced the recall of over 11,700 cars last Friday after it discovered an issue with the engine management software.

The German auto brand are recalling the cars because a wrong engine management software had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. The statement read;

“In the course of internal tests, they discovered that a correctly developed software update was mistakenly assigned to certain unsuitable model-versions”.

BMW issued the statement after a report suggested it had installed software that manipulated emissions of harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide, something its management has always denied.

Years ago Volkswagen was hugely penalized and also reached a multi-billion-dollar U.S. settlement after admitting installing so-called “defeat devices” on its diesel models designed to game emissions tests.

The Dieselgate” emissions scandal has forced VW to set aside 25.8 billion euros ($31.7 billion) to cover fines and related costs, of which it has paid out nearly 20 billion euros.

The models affected were 5- and 7-Series cars made between 2012 and 2017 containing high-performance diesel engines and three turbo chargers.

BMW said the offending software was mistakenly loaded into cars with a different system for removing harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the exhaust than originally intended.

“Corrected software will be made available for these vehicles after approval by the relevant authorities”.

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

Four students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) successfully constructed a drone as they rounded up their engineering course.

The four students namely, Ekeh Isidore, Kizito Onyema, Aloysius Nwokedike, and John Kenedy Kalu built the quadcopter surveillance drone for the university campus as a school project.

The Drone has a wooden constructed Controller and First Person View (FPV) system, the drone pilot sees the video footage of the campus in real time.

See more pictures of the four amazing students below.

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

Watch the Video of the Drone flying:

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