The Commission has been trying to get mobile phone companies to use the same charger for almost a decade, citing both customer inconvenience and 51,000 tons of yearly electronic waste from old chargers as the primary reasons. It turns out that the Commission has ordered a study to determine if and when punitive actions have to be taken against companies that refuse to standardize the chargers that go with their electronic devices, phones included.
The move comes in a bid to put an end to both the "inconvenience to consumers" and charger clutter, with gadget users chucking away 51,000 tonnes of old chargers every year. Then, most smartphone vendors, including Apple, submitted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the European Union pledging to use micro-USB as a universal charging port across all mobile devices. Such studies are conducted to estimate the need for the Commission's own actions and analyze the impacts of the possible options. After this agreement expired in 2012, a new letter of intent was signed by the same companies in 2013 and 2014. Apple's mobile devices use a Lightning Connector whereas most Android phones today use either micro-USB or the newer USB-Type C making chargers incompatible with each other unless adapters are used. The EU clearly directed companies to coordinate and come up with a universal type of charger; micro-USB was the mutually decided type then.
God of War gets New Game+ later this month
Another feature of New Game+ is the ability to skip cut scenes - a much-requested option from the game's fan base. The update also allows players to skip cutscenes once they've played through the game.
Californian-based Apple has embraced USB-C [Thunderbolt 3] on its MacBooks, however, thus far has refused to swap the Lightning port on mobile phones.
The EU's competition chief Margrethe Vestager said on August 1st in the EU Congress that the European Commission "will shortly launch and impact assessment study [on the mobile charger situation] to evaluate costs and benefits of different other options", as reported by Reuters.
Ed Dove is a writer and scout who has a deep and enduring passion for African sport, politics and literature. Ayew, 26, was the club's top scorer last season with 11 goals as they were relegated from the Premier League.
Such plans are less appealing to people who may have complex medical histories and want a wide variety of health care providers. Other prominent USA companies, like Intel and Boeing, have already begun testing direct health care delivery deals.
We spoke to Kompany and Walker and they seem so intent to not drop below the mentality and standards they achieved past year . I think Liverpool need to go out of the Champions League pre Christmas to have a good chance of winning the league.
Bull said Lyle's death would be felt across the globe - a testament to the impact the boy from Shepparton had wherever he went. Last week he went into palliative care and went home to spend time with his family. "Our humble thanks to you all", she added.
Jorginho was Chelsea's first close-season signing as the Italy midfielder followed Sarri from Napoli in a £57-million deal. A club that's spent the money they've spent in the past few seasons and the players they've got [should be challenging].
Bieber wrote in part, "So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY". Justin Bieber steps out with his fiancee Hailey Baldwin for a haircut on Wednesday afternoon (August 8) in New York City.
Unlike the Facial Recognition only Find X, the Oppo F9 will have a fingerprint sensor below the phone's dual cameras on the rear. To refresh on its specifications, the Oppo A5 is fitted with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels.
Another natural disaster has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok as the community battles to recover from Sunday's quake. Indonesia's geological agency said the quake was shallow, at a depth of 12km, centred in the northeast of the island.
The Giants opened their preseason at home against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, and Big Blue defensive lineman A.J. The Dolphins players weren't the only ones to renew their protests as the preseason began Thursday night.
The World Ends With You Comes to Switch Later This Year
The touchscreen and Joy-Con control methods of the Switch will offer up great gameplay mechanics for The World Ends With You . Vibrant themes of Japanese youth culture, food and fashion are seamlessly integrated into the gameplay and storyline.
Major Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed candidates lose primaries
She was considered the favorite due to her political experience and broad support from organized labor and other key groups. Gretchen Whitmer is one of the great Democratic female candidates who will help make 2018 the year of the woman governor".
The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week
Jupiter , Saturn and, last but not least, Mars will follow, sweeping in the east at about 11 p.m., 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. respectively. And, with NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke dubbing the Perseids "the best shower of the year", this certainly isn't one to miss.
Browns kick off preseason against Giants
Still, it's hard to see Beckham, who seems to relish the spotlight of NY , playing in Cleveland. Coleman was listed as a starter on the Browns' initial depth chart.
Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip, 3 killed
The escalation of the conflict in the last 24 hours comes as Egypt attempts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The global media will highlight the fact that Israelis can flee while the Palestinians in Gaza remained under fire.