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Germany's first 'intelligent' bridge to open in Nuremberg
File photo: DPA

An €11 million bridge, which is nearing completion in northern Bavaria, is set to include technology never seen before on the German Autobahn.

Refugees create app to crack German bureaucratic maze
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This might come in handy for many more people than just refugees.

Almost all VW cars sold since 1995 have this security flaw
Photo: DPA.

Researchers from Germany and the UK have found that some 100 million cars worldwide have a security flaw vulnerable to hacking.

Genetic testing on animals in Germany tripled over decade
File photo of a lab mouse: DPA.

A new study reveals that genetic manipulation of mice, rats, cows and pigs has increased threefold since 2004.

Facebook: We aren't culpable for German terror attacks
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Facebook on Monday dismissed complaints by German officials that it had not been helpful in fighting terrorism and urged authorities to better formulate their requests.

This map of Berlin Wi-Fi names is oddly addictive
Image: Screenshot from map by Federico Prandi.

Did your Wi-Fi make the map?

Robots and drones: deliverymen of the future?
Photo: DPA

Instead of being greeted by the smiling face of a delivery driver, German customers could soon open the door to a robot or even a drone distributing their parcels.

Germany's first Pokémon train helps you catch 'em all
A fan of the game. Photo: DPA

The train's route takes you to all the most desirable Pokémon in the city.

London v. Berlin: Which is better for startups?
Photos: London skyline from Pexels.com, Berlin skyline by Thomas Wolf/Wikimedia Commons.

How do London and Berlin compare when it comes to creating or working for a startup? This comparison might help you decide.

Opinion
How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential
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"The truth is, there really isn't a truly successful international Berlin startup."

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online
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But a majority of young people think pseudonyms should be allowed.

Six weird things I've learned working for Berlin startups
A tech firm in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

Italian expat Federico Prandi explains what the biggest surprises were for him when he first started working in Berlin's growing tech scene.

Gotta catch 'em all: Police nab Pokémon-playing fugitive
Photo: DPA

The 'thrill of the game' was irresistible.

German tech millionaire dies in Slovenia plane crash
Thomas Wagner. Photo: DPA

Four Germans were killed in Slovenia on Thursday when their small plane crashed, local police said, with internet millionaire Thomas Wagner confirmed as being among them.

'Please stop playing Pokemon at Germany's Holocaust sites'
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Just hours after smartphone game Pokemon Go was released in Germany, people have complained that the app includes Holocaust memorial sites.

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