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Study shows extent of consumer intolerance to network delays

A new study undertaken by Ericsson and Vodafone Germany has used electroencephalography (EEG) scanning methods to determine the emotional state of users’ responses to network delays, concluding that tolerance of even very minor connectivity hiccups causes stress and dissatisfaction. The study monitored the brain activity of 150 participant volunteers in Düsseldorf, Germany, who were invited… Read More


Smartphone app looks inside objects to reveal components

A new mobile app which is able to look directly inside objects and display information on their contents has been developed by a team of German engineers. The app, named ‘HawkSpex’, was designed by developers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, and aims to read the constituents of an object in… Read More


Alibaba Cloud opens first European data centre in Germany

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing subset of the Chinese online commerce giant Alibaba Group, announced a new agreement with Vodafone Germany to collocate their first data center at the Vodafone facility in Frankfurt, Germany. This will be the first Alibaba Cloud data center to be located in Europe. Alibaba selected Germany as the site for… Read More


So 7% of German Tesla owners think they own a fully self-driving car?

Opinion Tesla has posted an uncharacteristically brief rebuttal to assertions made by Germany’s Federal Motor Authority, warning Tesla drivers that their car’s Autopilot feature does not excuse them from giving the road – and the wheel – their undivided attention, like all other drivers. The rebuttal reads: ‘In response to Germany’s Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)’s suggestion that… Read More


Telco CEO: Consumers have ‘double standards’ over data privacy

Despite consumers continuing to criticise corporate attempts at monetising data, they are happily handing over data to major tech companies such as Facebook, according to the head of Telefonica Deutschland, Thorsten Dirks. Dirks argued that there is a double standard among consumers who ‘scrutinise any attempt to make money off their data’, while at the… Read More



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