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Facebook 'Rooms' now available in Austria
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Facebook 'Rooms' now available in Austria

Facebook announced Tuesday that it has made its anonymous chat app called Rooms available in Austria and Germany, currently only available for the iPhone and iPad. READ  

Vienna plans 400 free Wi-Fi hotspots by 2016
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Vienna plans 400 free Wi-Fi hotspots by 2016

The city of Vienna is set to get even more wired, with 400 new free Wi-Fi access points planned in the next two years. READ  

Austria infested by IT 'super bug' Regin
Photo: APA (Techt)

Austria infested by IT 'super bug' Regin

Security researchers have discovered a highly sophisticated piece of spyware that has attacked computer systems in ten countries, including Austria. READ  

Artificial 'snow cloud' creates powder snow
The artificial snow cloud. Photo: APA

Artificial 'snow cloud' creates powder snow

Science boffins from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Vienna’s Technical University have developed an artificial snow cloud which makes the finest powder snow for ski slopes. READ  

Are you ready for your flying car?
Photo: AeroMobil.com

Are you ready for your flying car?

Austria's Pioneer Festival was the venue for the launch of what has been called the world's first production-ready flying car. READ  

Austrian drones watch over Ukraine ceasefire
Schiebel Camcopter S100. Photo: Stahlkocher

Austrian drones watch over Ukraine ceasefire

In the middle of the Austrian countryside, a few sleek, high-tech drones sit in a bright production hall, ready for missions over Ukraine, the Mediterranean or the Middle East. READ  

Night trains to pause for an hour Sunday morning
Photo: Screenshot showing Dr Who & TARDIS from BBC TV.

Night trains to pause for an hour Sunday morning

With the end of daylight saving time for the year this weekend, railway clocks will be paused for one hour, starting at 3am. READ  

Social Media Editorial
Google Plus and The Local Austria
Google logo in building 43. Photo: Robert Scoble / Flickr CC

Google Plus and The Local Austria

It's clear Facebook is the reigning king of social media - but Google is working hard to change that. READ  

World's first Porsche discovered in a barn
Photo: Franziska Kraufmann/EPA/APA

World's first Porsche discovered in a barn

After languishing for over 100 years in an Austrian barn, the first car ever made by Ferdinand Porsche has been lovingly restored, and is now sitting in a museum in Stuttgart. And surprise -- it's electric. READ  

2,869 Austrians want to be forgotten by Google
Europeans asked Google to remove nearly a half million URLs. Screenshot: Google

2,869 Austrians want to be forgotten by Google

Nearly 3,000 Austrians have taken advantage of the May ruling by the EU Court of Justice that gave Europeans the right to request search engines like Google to remove results about them. READ  

Study offers evidence of life after death
Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Study offers evidence of life after death

A four year study from the University of Southhampton in which 15 hospitals participated - including a few in Austria - seems to suggest that claims by patients about remembering events while clinically dead may have some validity. READ  

Follow up
Crippled Eurofighter stays grounded in Tyrol
Photo: APA (Zeitungsfoto.at)

Crippled Eurofighter stays grounded in Tyrol

An advanced Eurofighter aircraft which was forced to make an emergency landing on Thursday remains grounded at Innsbruck airport, guarded by military police while technicians struggle to make it airworthy again. READ  

ISPs ordered to block sharing sites
Photo: R. Jason Brunson, U.S. Navy/Wikimedia

ISPs ordered to block sharing sites

A Vienna administrative court has ordered Austrian Internet Service Providers to block several web sites allegedly used for illicit sharing of copyrighted material, based on a request from rightsholders' representative VAP. READ  

Austria challenges UK's nuclear ambitions
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Austria challenges UK's nuclear ambitions

Austria will launch a legal challenge if the European Commission approves Britain's ambitious plan to build its first new nuclear plant in a generation, Vienna's environment minister said Wednesday. READ  

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria
Firemen remove the wreckage. Photo: Einsatzdoku

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria

A luxury racing car, a McLaren Spider 650, crashed on the S6 road to Semmering in Lower Austria over the weekend and will have to be scrapped. READ  

 
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