Want to crack down on the Neo-Nazi movement? There’s an app for that. German authorities have created a new app, dubbed Nazi Shazam, that is intended to help curb the Neo-Nazi movement.
The app operates similar to the popular Shamaz app which is used to recognize a clip of music.…Read More »
A German by the name of Tim Cannon wanted to install a device that would track his biometric data and send it to his Android devices. The problem about installing the device, according to Cannon, is that no certified doctor could perform the operation required to install the computer chip into his arm.…Read More »
After the Edward Snowden leaks that brought to light what the NSA is up to, many countries are now quite apprehensive towards the United States. Things have gotten so bad that a German telecom, Deutsche Telekom, is rallying other German communication networks to join forces to create a Germany-only Internet.…Read More »
974 people playing Super Mario. In one video. Yes, really.Read More »
According to Guinness World Records, at 30 feet tall and 51 feet long, Tradinno is the largest walking robot. And it just so happens to be a dragon that can breathe fire.Read More »
Because, you know, children have to be conditioned from a young age for the cat-filled internet.Read More »
The NSA PRISM initiative is slowly backfiring on the American government, but as it stands, American companies could suffer the most, as foreign countries grow weary of using American software. According to German website Zeit Online, German government officials believe Windows 8 contains backdoors for the NSA to take full control of any computer with the operating system installed.…Read More »
At a press conference in Cologne, Germany, Sony executive Andrew House announced the official release date of the PlayStation 4. Sony’s next-gen console will be hitting shelves in North America on November 15th, and Europe on November 29th.
Some of the confirmed games that will be available for launch are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, DriveClub, FIFA 14, Killzone Shadow Fall, Watch Dogs and more.…Read More »
Porn is probably the most viewed content on the Internet. Admit it; you’ve likely viewed some porn video or image at least once in the last 12 hours or less, don’t be shy now. If for some reason you have viewed porn content quite a few times in the last 12 hours, you’ve likely viewed either porn on an American server or a naked guy or gal digitally stored in the Netherlands.…Read More »
Terrific photo-turned-wallpaper captures a sunset in Germany right before the sun goes down.Read More »
A young man and his friends were pulled over for drunk driving — but they weren’t driving just any car. It was a BMW whose owner had made the interior waterproof so they could turn it into a pool on wheels.…Read More »
Scientists and science, combine them all and what do you get? Oh, nothing much, just light freezing for an entire minute that’s all. This breakthrough in science and technology was made possible by German researchers who believe it could change the way we process information in the future… a future that is still far off at this point.…Read More »
Meet Carl, a humanoid robot who also happens to be a part time bartender at the Robots Bar and Lounge in Ilmenau, Germany. Ben Schaefer, a mechatronics engineer of 23 years, constructed Carl using unused industrial robots acquired from the German firm KUKA.…Read More »
Over at Büdingen, Germany, a few dominoes were toppled. No biggie. Just 272,297.
The ’Enjoy Your Life – The Domino Record 2013′ event placed exactly 277,275 dominoes, 272,297 of which were toppled in a mesmerizing 10-minute display of domino goodness. It took 12 helpers and 8 days to get everything set up, but I’d say that the result was well worth it.…Read More »
Zurich scientists have been building and experimenting with super small robots that can be used to help perform incredibly delicate surgical procedures on humans.
The body on these nanobots is just a quarter-millimeter in diameter (approximately the width of four human hairs), but is still advanced enough to have a retractable needle that allows it to probe and interact with the human body.…Read More »
Is Microsoft gathering your personal data from the Xbox One and selling it? Australia and Germany are concerned
As most of you probably know, Microsoft announced the Xbox One last week. It has a ton of new features including an always-on camera and microphone. Which is bringing up some privacy concerns. In fact it’s said that it could potentially gather personal data to be sold to the highest bidder.…Read More »
A working model of Apple’s first ever computer, the Apple 1, was recently auctioned off in Germany with a price tag of $671,400. That $671,400 breaks the previous record held at the auction house, which was set last year at $640,000.…Read More »
60% of top 1000 YouTube videos are blocked in Germany due to aggressive copyright laws, according to study
A lot of countries get criticized for censoring the web, such as countries in Asia and the Middle East. And rightly so — censorship is not the answer for offensive or disliked content, education is. (I’m not even going to comment on using censors for political purposes.) However, not very much attention is given to what I like to call censor by copyright that takes place in many “modern”, “developed” nations.…Read More »
Facebook doesn’t like fake accounts — they’ve even gone as far as deleting them to clean up the top social site. With that said, it’s not really a surprise that Facebook also requires users to use their real names on their accounts.…Read More »
The European Parliament has voted for a unified patent system that, if ratified, would take effect beginning 2014. Members have voted in favor of the new system in three separate votes but ratification is needed by at 13 states and must include France, Germany and the UK.…Read More »
Germany ‘demands’ Facebook destroy facial recognition database and change how it collects biometric data
Facebook, as I’m sure we all know, thrives on being able to collect data on its users for better integration of services and serving targeted ads. For the most part, Facebook has had a free reign in the United States although the FTC did just recently force Facebook to sign a privacy agreement.…Read More »
Recently, a US court had ruled out Apple’s request to bring an emergency ban on the import of HTC devices in the country, which Apple claimed to have violated a number of Apple’s patents. At the same time, Apple had filed lawsuits against HTC in UK and Germany (the German hearing will be held later this year).…Read More »