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Sony Is Saving Some PS4 Game Announcements For Gamescom

Sony may have “won” E3, but it didn’t really show anything new as far as games are concerned. The hardware maker revealed The Order 1886, but that was about it. Some Sony fans may be disappointed by the lack of …

Dexter, Star Trek Coming to Amazon’s LoveFilm Streaming Dexter, Star Trek Coming to Amazon’s LoveFilm Streaming

LoveFilm, a streaming service owned by Amazon, today announced that members from the U.K. and Germany can now stream a variety of CBS programming, including some Showtime original series. “We’re excited to partner with LoveFilm and their terrific subscription service …

Sweden Joins An Increasing Number Of European Countries That Ban Bestiality

Bestiality, or zoophilia, is still kind of legal in many parts of the world. That’s slowly changing, however, as more countries begin to adopt laws that ban the practice in all its forms. The latest to do so is Sweden. …

Holocaust Victims: $1B To Be Spent On Survivors

Holocaust victims around the globe will be receiving funds from Germany after an agreement was reached between Germany’s Ministry of Finance and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims. While the money won’t erase the horror of what was done to …

Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare
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Much of the controversy surrounding the Xbox One thus far has been focused on its vague used game policy. Now another controversy may be brewing in countries with strong privacy laws. Gamasutra reports that both Germany and Australia have expressed …

Chef Killed Over Meal In German Restaurant
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One of the realities of working in the food service industry is that sometimes you have to deal with dissatisfied, angry customers. Every server, cashier, or chef in the world could probably tell you horror stories about customers who have …

Chef Killed Over Meal of Fried Noodles
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It’s never a good idea for a chef to argue or fight with customers. This is especially true if those customers are capable of beating someone to death. According to an Australian Associated Press (AAP) report, Japanese chef Miki Nozawa …

Google Must Remove Defamatory Autocomplete Suggestions Says German Court Google Must Remove Defamatory Autocomplete Suggestions Says German Court
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Google’s autocomplete results are not suggestions straight from the brains of Googlers, pecking away on their keyboards. When you type something and Google attempts to finish your thought for you, it’s simply throwing up the most popular searches for that …

Google Fined $190K For Wi-Fi Data Collection In Germany Google Fined $190K For Wi-Fi Data Collection In Germany

Google is still taking heat and being fined over the Wi-Fi data collection fiasco that took place between 2008 and 2010. This morning, Bloomberg reports that a German regulator has fined the company 145,000 euros ($189,230) over the debacle. From …

David Hasselhoff Wants to Save the Berlin Wall

It’s a well-known fact that David Hasselhoff is big in Germany. Now, “The Hoff” is seeking to preserve a piece of German history. The actor is protesting the removal of a section of the Berlin Wall. The section is one …

3D Printer That Makes Microscale Models Is Now Commercially Available 3D Printer That Makes Microscale Models Is Now Commercially Available

3D printer hobbyists are often impressed with machines that are able to print large objects. What’s even more amazing, however, is when a 3D printer is able to create micro and nano-scale objects. Nanoscribe, a newly founded Germany 3D printing …

Samsung Pulls Its Windows RT Tablet Out Of Europe Due To Weak Demand [Report] Samsung Pulls Its Windows RT Tablet Out Of Europe Due To Weak Demand [Report]
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By all accounts, the Windows 8 Pro Surface is selling like hotcakes. The Windows RT Surface, and other Windows RT tablets, not so much. That’s why Samsung decided against selling its Windows RT tablet in the U.S., and now the …

Hindenburg Mystery Solved After 76 Years
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Over the years, many hypotheses about how the fire aboard the Hindenburg started have been proposed. One of the more popular theories in conspiracy theory circles is that the airship was sabotaged, by anyone from communists to Adolf Hitler. This …

German Law Says Google Can Use Snippets Of Certain Size, Fails To Define Size German Law Says Google Can Use Snippets Of Certain Size, Fails To Define Size

Google will not have to pay to use snippets of news content in Germany, according to a copyright law (pdf) that was passed in the country. We discussed the proposed law last year, which Google had spoken out about. At …

Zoophiles March On Berlin To Demand Equal Rights
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Since 1969, zoophiles have enjoyed protection under German law as the practice of bestiality was completely legal. Fast forward to last year, Germany was looking into getting rid of the law and replacing it with a ban on bestiality. The …

Facebook Wins Battle in Germany Over Real Names Policy Facebook Wins Battle in Germany Over Real Names Policy
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Facebook has won a court challenge in Germany that will see its real names policy upheld in the country. Back in December, Germany’s data protection office Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD) issued a ruling against Facebook’s real names policy, claiming …

German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France

Google and France President Francois Hollande, on Friday, announced a deal that the search giant has made with French publishers to who want to be paid for the content that Google links to. Google agreed to create a €60 million …

The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court
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In Germany, people can request compensation when they’ve been deprived of things deemed essential to life. And now, thanks to a court ruling, the internet is part of that class. A Federal court in Karlsruhe has made a pretty important …

Google Adds German-Franco Partnership Exhibitions To Cultural Institute Google Adds German-Franco Partnership Exhibitions To Cultural Institute

Last summer, Google launched the World Wonders Project as part of the Google Cultural Institute. In October, the company announced the addition of 42 new historical online exhibitions to the Institute. Last month, Google helped bring Genesis and the Ten …

New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers
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The media industry really hates pirates. The companies that produce music, movies and everything else constantly berate pirates and tell the world that these people are destroying their business. These companies used to sue alleged file sharers, but now they’re …

Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers Google Resists As German Lawmakers Talk Law That Would Require It To Pay Publishers
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You may recall talk of a proposed law in Germany that would require search engines like Google to pay to license content from publishers in order to display headlines (with links) and snippets of text. Lawmakers in Germany are reportedly …