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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe enters production in Germany     – Roadshow
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Expect years of continued conversation about whether or not a car with four doors is a coupe.

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Chinese firm will build battery factory in Germany to supply BMW, Volkswagen
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Enlarge / The Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) headquarters and manufacturing complex is reflected in a mudflat in Ningde, Fujian Province, China, in January 2018. CATL already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. (credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Chinese battery company called Contemporary Amperex […]

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Germany Says Government Network Was Breached
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An anonymous reader shares a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): German authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating a security breach of the government’s highly protected computer network. The country’s intelligence agencies were examining attacks on more than one government ministry, the interior ministry said, adding that […]

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Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns
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 Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, for good measure. The aggressive move is a response to growing privacy concerns surrounding devices aimed at minors. Read More

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Germany bans children’s smartwatches over privacy concerns
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Germany's telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale of kids' smartwatches, the BBC reports, and encouraged parents to destroy the ones they already own. The agency appears to be taking particular issu…

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Germany Is Burning Too Much Coal
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Several readers share a report: Germany is widely seen as a world leader in the fight against climate change. Thanks to its investments in renewable power, wind and solar energy provide a third of its electricity, more than double the U.S. share. Germany’s goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions 40 percent by 2020 is significantly more […]

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Germany Sets New National Record With 85 Percent of Its Electricity Sourced From Renewables
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Germany was able to set a new national record for the last weekend of April with 85 percent of all electricity consumed in the country being produced from renewables — wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. Digital Trends reports: Aided by a seasonal combination of windy but sunny weather, during that weekend the majority of […]

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Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany     – CNET
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I know, you’ve heard it all before, and so have I. But this latest flying car prototype at least looks cool.

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Germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster
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You might want to think twice about running a non-stop livestream just because you can — at least in Germany, regulators will want to have a word with you. They've told the 24-hour let's play channel PietSmietTV that it has to apply for a broadcasti…

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