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10,000 users a week for Vienna Wi-Fi hotspots

August 05, 2015

Ten thousand people per week are now using 150 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Vienna to access the internet with their mobile devices - and by the end of the year there will be 400 access points.

'Travel drones' give lift to armchair tourists

July 22, 2015

For those of you who aren’t able to fly somewhere exotic this summer - do not despair. Austrian scientists have developed a new drone which means you could soon enjoy the bustling streets of Tokyo or the amazing vistas over the Grand Canyon from the comfort of your sofa.

Rosetta mission findings stun scientists

April 14, 2015

In a new twist in a landmark exploration, Europe's comet-chasing Rosetta mission has found that its target, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has no magnetic field, scientists reported Tuesday.

Facebook faces court battle over privacy

April 08, 2015

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action suit against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches said ahead of the first hearing Thursday he hopes the case will eventually lead to an overhaul of a "Wild West" approach to data protection.

Swiss auto with Austrian brain turns heads

April 08, 2015

Swiss tuning specialist Rinspeed has developed a concept for the future of cars, together with boffins from the small Austrian town of Gratkorn.

13 million Sim cards in Austria 'hacked'

February 23, 2015

Austrian Sim cards will have been affected by an alleged hack by US and British intelligence agencies in order to facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, the security spokesman for Austria’s Green Party says.

Launch of Vienna's mobility card delayed

February 19, 2015

The introduction of Vienna’s new ‘mobility card’ - a contactless card for the capital's public transport network which can also be used to rent bikes and pay for taxis, is likely to be delayed due to software problems.

Your next car might be made by Apple

February 14, 2015

According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple may be developing a partnership to build an electric car, with some of the technology coming from an Austrian company.

Study: Dogs can read basic human emotions

February 13, 2015

A study at Austria's University of Veterinary Medicine has provided evidence that suggests dogs are able to read the emotions on human faces, allowing them to differentiate between happy and angry expressions.

Green light from court on Facebook privacy lawsuit

January 26, 2015

An Austrian court on Monday agreed to consider a class action lawsuit by 25,000 people against Facebook for alleged violations of their privacy.

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NSA spying in Vienna detailed at Chaos meet

December 31, 2014

Austrian journalist Erich Möchel delivered a presentation in Hamburg at the annual meeting of the Chaos Computer Club on Monday December 29, detailing the various locations where the US NSA has been actively collecting and processing electronic intelligence in Vienna.

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

December 18, 2014

An Austrian design duo have come up with a way to break down waste plastic and turn it into a nutritious food that humans can eat.

Hofer rolling out new low-cost phone service

December 16, 2014

According to a report from Reuters, the German discounter Aldi which trades in Austria as Hofer has announced on Tuesday it plans to roll out a new telecommunications service called HOT that will offer the best value in the Austrian market.

Austria slips in climate change rankings

December 08, 2014

Austria has slipped by five places in a new report on global climate protection, released today in Lima, Peru as part of the United Nations Climate Conference on Monday.

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