Five years ago today, Google brought its Street View feature to Germany, which raised many privacy concerns. From the Pyramids to Mount Everest, Google has been photographing and mapping some more spectacular sites.
The world's biggest computer games fair set a new record this year, with around 345,000 people flocking to see the latest gaming trends. This year, 3D glasses, e-sports events and virtual reality were in focus. (10.08.2015)
New games, new technology and a little nostalgia. At the Gamescom in Cologne, virtual reality goggles are the hottest trend. But new games and professional gamers are attracting visitors in the thousands too. (07.08.2015)
There's no way around 'virtual reality' at this year's Gamescom in Cologne. One of the biggest highlights are the popular virtual reality goggles. How will this trend define the future of the video game industry? (06.08.2015)
Facebook, Amazon, Google — why did they get so big, so fast? Economists say winner-takes-all "network effects" make such firms natural monopolies — and that we can expect network effects to become ever more important.
The US tech giant seeks to jump on up-and-coming technology trends with a new "smart" home speaker, and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence.
As church attendance continues to wane in Europe, Christian clerics are trying to modernize existing traditions, such as Germany's bi-annual Katholikentag, with the use of social media.
Humanoid robot YuMi was as classical musicians and singers helped open a robotics fair in the Tuscan city of Pisa. The robot's range of movement, learned by imitation, appeared to be almost human.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
Hurricanes need horizontal and vertical movement to develop. Both are possible on other planets. There are even storms with liquids other than just water, such as methane. Metals are not well suited to cause storms.
German physicist Karsten Danzmann receives the Körber Prize for Science this Thursday for his work on gravitational waves. He talked to DW about how to research them further.
Poison, dogs and helicopters - how scientists pulled out all the stops to protect South Georgia's wildlife from a plague of rats.
It's a girl! Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have welcomed a female Malayan tapir calf. The endangered animals' habitat is being threatened by palm oil plantations and hunters.
Plastic washed up on Manila's beaches can be traced back to Western brands in cashing on Asia's "sachet economies," activists say.
Europe's biggest national park includes volcanoes, the continent's biggest glacier and spectacular vistas. It is also home to magnificent waterfalls powered by mountains of melting ice.
Signed by the president in a staged event in front of television cameras, the decrees are designed to give employers more flexibility to negotiate pay and conditions with their workers. Some unions have objected.
Thousands of steelworkers have come together in the western German town of Bochum to tell executives they are opposed to a merger between ThyssenKrupp and Tata. Plans for a tie-up were announced earlier in the week.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced it will not renew Uber's private hire operator license. TfL cites Uber's lack of corporate responsibility for the decision. Uber will appeal the decision.
US sales of bomb shelters have skyrocketed as fears of nuclear attack and climate-based disaster increase. A growing community of Doomsday "preppers" claims the government is unable to protect the American people.
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