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    • EU talks with Valvena could secure 60m vaccines January 13, 2021
      The European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the French biotech company Valneva Tuesday, with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against COVID-19, manufactured in Scotland.
    • Brussels consults on EU targets to restore Europe's biodiversity January 13, 2021
      The EU Commission made a bid Monday to restore Europe's damaged ecosystems and help tackle climate change, as it launched a public consultation on legally binding nature restoration targets for the EU.
    • EIB announces EUR 300m investment in space January 13, 2021
      The European Investment Fund and the EU Commission announced investment of some EUR 300 million into the European space sector Wednesday, supporting ground-breaking innovation in the industry.
    • EU clears 'safe and effective' Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 January 11, 2021
      The EU Commission granted conditional marketing authorisation for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US firm Moderna Wednesday, making it the second COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the Union.
    • EU-China reach agreement on investment January 11, 2021
      Following intensive negotiations carried out by the European Commission, the EU and China concluded in principle at the end of 2020 negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.
    • EUR 20m to help European SMEs maximise IP assets January 11, 2021
      As of Monday, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) were able to apply for financing under a EUR 20 million grant scheme to help EU companies to make better use of intellectual property rights.
    • Portuguese EU presidency aims for green recovery January 6, 2021
      Portugal took over the European Union's presidency on 1 January, promising to lead the EU out of the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic under the motto of a "fair, green and digital recovery".
    • EU-UK agree historic trade deal January 4, 2021
      Four and a half years after the 2016 Brexit referendum, the British Government and the EU Commission agreed Thursday a historic trade and security deal as part of the UK's future cooperation with the EU.
    • Brussels sets out recommendations for sustainable farming January 4, 2021
      The EU Commission published recommendations Friday for each EU Member State to assist in the drafting of their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans, accompanied by a Communication.
    • EU fish quotas agreed for Atlantic, North Sea, Med and Black Sea December 18, 2020
      EU ministers reached agreement Thursday on catch limits for over 200 commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, North Sea, Mediterranean and the Black Sea for 2021 and, for deep-sea species, for 2021-22.


SoundCloud Makes Its Streams Sound Worse

SoundCloud users have accused the music streaming service from lowering the quality of its audio streams. SoundCloud stands accused of switching from streaming 128 kbps MP3s to 64 kbps Opus files. Which, at first sight, looks like a terrible decision. While this shouldn’t necessarily mean a reduction in sound quality, SoundCloud users with a keen… read more »

Fast Pair Makes Android Bluetooth Pairing Simple

Google is rolling out a new way for Android users to pair their Bluetooth devices. Called Fast Pair, this makes it much easier to pair Bluetooth devices to your handset. An innovation that is extremely timely given the number of Android phones now ditching the humble headphone jack. Despite the competition between Android and iOS,… read more »

Pay With Google Makes It Easier to Shop Online

Google is making it easier than ever to spend all of your hard-earned cash shopping online. This is something most of us do on a regular basis, but shopping online isn’t always as simple and stress-free as it should be. Google thinks it has the answer in the form of Pay With Google. There are… read more »

PicMonkey Now Makes You Pay to Save Your Images

PicMonkey, one of the most popular online photo-editing suites around, has rendered its free offerings absolutely pointless. You can still edit photos for free, spending hours crafting a visual masterpiece, but to actually save your creation you’ll have to pay. Which is ridiculous. There is a lot of competition in the photo editing space. There’s… read more »

11 Ways iOS 11 Makes Your iPad Even Better

In 2017, Apple launched the 10.5-inch iPad Pro alongside the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. These tablets come with some significant hardware improvements. The biggest changes, however, are on the software side, courtesy of iOS 11. First introduced in June 2017, iOS 11 is the first version of iOS in history that’s mostly iPad-centric. Better still,… read more »

Instagram Stories Makes Its Way to the Mobile Web

Instagram Stories are finally coming to your desktop and the mobile web — without the aid of a browser extension. The Snapchat feature-clone, now used more frequently that Snapchat itself, will initially allow users to view simply view Stories. You’ll have to grab your smartphone and head back to the main Instagram app to actually… read more »

Instagram Makes Bookmarking Much More Useful

Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful with the introduction of “collections,” the company announced. The new feature allows users to organize the posts they save into a private grouping for easier access in what is a direct challenge to Pinterest. Instagram is continuing its focus on competitors, and adding easier and more advanced… read more »

Amazon Makes It Easier to Sell Used Goods

Amazon already sells used goods. If you look at the listings for a book you want, for example, you’ll usually find companies selling used copies for next-to-nothing, with a few dollars added for shipping. However, Amazon is now testing out new ways of letting us all sell used goods. As reported by Mashable, Amazon has… read more »

Google Makes It Easy to Switch From iOS to Android

Google just made it much easier to escape the clutches of the Apple ecosystem by switching to Android. Of course, you’ll then be buried deep within Google’s own ecosystem, but making it easier to switch between the two (and back again) can only be a good thing for consumers. Apple has engineered everything so that… read more »