Brussels seeks to demand more from Big Tech in revamp of internet rules

The EU is considering two-tier legislation to impose greater responsibility on Big Tech over removal of illegal content and the fight against counterfeit products in the first overhaul of the bloc’s internet rules in two decades.

The bloc’s preferred option is to adopt “asymmetric measures” where more is demanded from Big Tech to enforce policing of online services and the smooth functioning of cross-border digital services, officials in Brussels said.

The move comes as groups such as Facebook and Google are accused of using their clout to undermine European rivals and confirms Big Tech’s worst fears that the rules will hit them harder.

“Asymmetric measures with stronger obligations for very large platforms, further clarifications of the liability regime for online intermediaries and EU governance with reinforced oversight and enforcement . . . [is] the preferred option,” a leaked document said.

Big Tech, mostly Silicon Valley-based groups, are likely to see

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Must-have tech gadgets to start 2021 the right way

This time last year, I would not have guessed that facemasks and UNC sanitizers would become stables on out kit in 2020. But here we are, almost made it to 2021, and while we don’t know what that year will bring, I think it’s a good idea to get technology to work for us and allow us to get more done, have more downtime, and feel less stressed.

Here is a small list of my top tech items to kick-off 2021. I have tested everything on this list under real-world conditions, and nothing has found its way on this list based on a snazzy press release. Everything featured here is the tech that I use and rely on daily.

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Zendure SuperTank Pro

The Zendure SuperTank was previously my favorite power bank, and it traveled with me across many countries at

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Best gadgets and new tech of 2020: What to gift this Christmas

We know what we want to see under the tree (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

‘Tis the season to be techy as there are literally hundreds of shiny new gadgets out there clamouring for your cash.

Thankfully, we’ve picked through the glut of gadgetry to cherry-pick the very best tech toys that belong under your tree this year.

We’ve balanced price with performance and picked out a range of products that fit a variety of areas. Whether you’re an audiophile, photography buff or just need some extra kit for around the house, you’ll find plenty of options here.

And if you don’t fancy buying it for yourself, just bookmark this page and spam your friends and family with it.

Worst case scenario: your mum thinks twice before getting you yet another pair of Christmas socks this year.

The best gadgets and new tech of 2020 to gift this Christmas

Oral-B iO 8 Series

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Omni-Connected Tech Gadgets Are Booming

Whether you want to track your run times, monitor your sleep or try to avoid a sunburn, the market for wearable technology is growing and evolving as companies large and small try to cash in on one of the holiday season’s hottest segments.

By some estimates, the wearables market is currently worth about $70 billion annually, a huge total sales figure. However, that actually implies a temporary stall in year-on-year growth due to COVID-related manufacturing disruptions during the second quarter that momentarily limited supplies of some products.

Longer term, however, the wearables industry’s rising trajectory remains solidly intact. Forecasts call for double-digit percentage growth for years to come, driven by an array of new products from a range of new mass-market companies looking to take on early entrants such as Apple and Fitbit.

To see what is arguably the “prime” battleground in the

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Best tech gifts 2020: Gadgets to gift family and friends this Christmas

The Here’s our ultimate pick of the best gadgets to buy this Christmas (Metro.co.uk)

‘Tis the season to be techy. And as we emerge from another national lockdown, thoughts will inevitably shift to Christmas.

If you’ve been too busy to think about what the fam might want in their stocking this year, then fear not. We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 gadgets that would make ideal gifts this yuletide.

Christmas 2020 won’t be like any other year, but it has to be said the tech is better than ever.

Whether your loved ones are into gaming, need a new smartphone or just want to mix things up in the kitchen – there’s something here that’ll fit the bill.

Best tech gifts 2020

We’ve hand-picked the top tech you can buy this Christmas right here. All I want for Christmas, is USB…

DJI Mini 2

The DJI Mini 2
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Advanced computer model locks in picks for Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State, Week 13, 2020

A Big 12 battle is on tap between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at noon ET on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State is 5-2 overall and 3-1 at home, while Texas Tech is 3-5 overall and 0-3 on the road. The Cowboys are favored by 11 points in the latest Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech odds from William Hill, and the Over-Under is set at 54. Before you make any Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is also a sizzling 44-23 on all top-rated picks through 12 weeks

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113 Cool Tech Gadgets That Are All on Sale For Cyber Monday



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The Latest and Greatest Tech Gadgets to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life



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Tech gadgets that got us through 2020

Smartphones, laptops and gaming consoles remain at the top of holiday wish lists, but this year we at CNN Business are reflecting on the tech, services and apps that truly made a big impact on our everyday lives.



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Here’s what impressed our editors, reporters and producers the most — and in many ways, helped us survive the rollercoaster that has been 2020.

Bose Headphones

Bose’s newest noise-canceling headphones ($379) are definitely a splurge, but they’ve been a worthwhile purchase. They sound great when listening to music or taking a call and quiet the distractions around you, whether that’s a dog barking, a leaf blower, an upstairs neighbor vacuuming or noisy construction. Downside: People may make fun of you in Zoom meetings for looking like a bug. — Kaya Yurieff, Tech Reporter





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eero mesh Wi-fi system

Working from home was a rough start for me

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Cool gadgets, tech presents and easy gift ideas

With home still serving as a place to retreat, recent advertising campaigns have focused on what makes that refuge comfortable as well as workable as it serves as a combination home/office/school/gym/entertainment center.

So here are a few options when considering gift giving this year on the tech side.

Gift of connection

If iPads or other tablets or devices are already in the picture, there are ways to add to the experience with accessories. Maybe it’s something quite low-tech such as an iPad stand to make it even easier to set up for those FaceTime video calls to stay in touch with family and friends — especially through the holidays.

“Updated for 2020, the baseline iPad is a great gift for anyone because it’s a great Swiss army knife of a gadget: Use it for watching Netflix, Zoom calls with family, playing games or browsing the web,” CNET stated in its

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