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The Machine: HP Enterprise’s ‘memory-driven’ computer for the age of big data

They say it’s a computer for the big data era. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has unboxed The Machine, boasting 160 terabytes of memory. But wait! It’s just a prototype.   It has been developing this computer...

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A bitcoin how-to for hapless hackers

If you were a wannabe hacker, here’s how you’d use bitcoin to hold internet users to ransom. But be warned: You’d probably get caught – especially if you made mistakes like the WannaCry hackers. First,...

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If you can’t track it, it doesn’t exist

Technology can measure your heart rate while jogging, tell you which way to turn when driving and so on. But the entrepreneurs at the Cube Tech Fair in Berlin are betting on bigger things, says...

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Facebook adding 3,000 staff to review violent content

The announcement comes after criticism aimed at Facebook for a series of live broadcast murders and rapes. The company is also working to tackle “fake news” and disinformation. Facebook announced Wednesday that it plans to...

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What happens to your Facebook account after you die?

A German couple is suing because Facebook won’t grant them access to their dead daughter’s account. The trial, which began in a Berlin court on Tuesday, touches on the complicated issue of digital legacy. Having...

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Tesla overtakes GM to become most valuable US car company

Tesla has leapfrogged General Motors to become the biggest US car manufacturer by market value. It’s the clearest sign yet that Wall Street considers Silicon Valley – and not Detroit – as the future of...

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Daimler and Bosch team up to build robo-taxis

The German premium carmaker and the world’s largest automotive supplier have announced a partnership in the race to build self-driving cars, with their first automated taxi planned to hit the road early next decade.  ...

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Intel to buy driverless tech firm Mobileye

US chipmaker Intel has announced it will buy Israeli tech company Mobileye. With the multibillion-dollar acquisition, Intel wants to obtain a leading role in the production of autonomous driving technology. In what’s deemed to be...

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The future, the robots, and… us?

“What do you think, am I a robot or not?” he asked, and looked at me. The shiny black hair. The smooth, mildly tanned, almost too spotless skin. The gaze behind his lightly shaded glasses....

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SpaceX strikes second GPS satellite launch deal in a year, killing the competition

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been awarded a second contract to launch a GPS navigation satellite for the US Air Force. SpaceX is killing the competition on price. The American space industry moves at a rapid...

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Opinion: Snapchat and other social media should share the spoils of unpaid labor

There’s a problem with Snapchat’s valuation of $24 billion. The company doesn’t deserve the money. That goes for all social media that rely on user generated content. Pay the people, says DW’s Zulfikar Abbany.  ...

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Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310 mobile phone

The Nokia 3310, once the world’s most beloved phone, will be resurrected as a low-cost alternative in the smartphone-era. It will be sold by Finnish start-up HMD Global, which acquired the Nokia brand name in...