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.
The results of the first trial are "a triumph" for Huntington's patients and their families since existing medications only help to manage the symptoms of the disease, one of the researchers told DW.
Few people use bitcoin to buy anything — but everyone pays for its environmental impact. Does mining the cryptocurrency actually consume more electricity than Ireland?
'Tis the season to be careful. From now until Christmas, Germans can get daily lessons on how to protect themselves online by opening the doors of a virtual Advent calendar provided by anti-surveillance advocates.
By 2030 the AIDS epidemic should be overcome – that's the goal of the United Nations. Already today 15 million patients have access to anti-retroviral drugs, which is something to celebrate on this World AIDS Day.
A polar bear can barely walk through an Arctic landscape almost void of ice. The photographer has said his team members were "pushing through their tears" to film the scene.
Germany's long-awaited high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich has finally been inaugurated. But Green MEP Michael Cramer says it's not enough to lure most travelers away from carbon-heavy road and air travel.
Berlin may seem like a concrete jungle but nature is everywhere if you'd only look. That's what one nonprofit in the German capital wants to show kids with free learning material, so they can help protect the planet.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
The head of the world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of driving.
Dealing in Bitcoin gets more real as trading in futures contracts of the virtual currency has started on Chicago's CBOE exchange. The subsequent buying frenzy prompted skeptics to again warn of a bubble.
Representatives of the 164 WTO member countries are in Buenos Aires for their biennial meeting. The odds of a breakthrough look grim against the backdrop of Donald Trump's 'America First' policy and discord over China.
Argentina has blocked entry to anti-globalization activists ahead of its hosting of a key World Trade Organization meeting. The WTO agenda includes ways to stem over-fishing and safeguards for online trading.
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