Friday, 25. April 2014
08. 02. 13. - 15:00
Austrian students have shown some creative flair. A group led by Prof. Wolfgang Zagler has developed a tablet computer designed for pensioners.
In order to overcome the fear of technology, the O.A.P-iPad is hidden in a picture frame and shows a clock or photo on stand-by.
The device can be used for making video calls, for surfing the Internet and checking the weather, and also for sending texts and controlling things such as the heating and lights.
You can also call the emergency services by simply touching a symbol. The highlight is that, to make a call, you simply need to touch the photo of the person that you want to contact. The camera could also be used for doctors to examine their patients at home.
The University Centre for Applied Assisted Technology is currently looking for a partner for mass production, distribution and support.
First hybrid buses in Vienna
Wiener Linien is adding it's first hybrid buses to its public transport operation in the next fortnight, in addition to the twelve electric buses introduced into the city centre.
Businesses look to boost trade with Pakistan
Austrian businessmen are increasingly looking to Pakistan as an attractive place to do business, according to an Austrian representative speaking in the Pakistani city of Karachi yesterday.
Playful panda bear cubs at Schoenbrunn Zoo
The latest additions to the panda enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo have been enjoying getting to know their toys.
Michael Glawogger dies whilst filming in Africa
The Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died whilst filming his latest documentary in Africa. He was 54-years-old.
Deal struck with America Movil over Telekom Austrian ownership
Telecom Austria will receive a 1 billion EUR boost in capital after the Austrian state agreed a deal yesterday with Mexican telecoms company America Movil to combine their shares in a co-ownership agreement.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (25 April - 1 May)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:
Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.
What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:
Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.
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