No. You don’t. But they might be useful. Fitness bands and smartwatches come with fitness tracking capabilities and people seem to want them. According to https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/31/apple-leads-wearables-market-q2-2020/ the entire industry shipped 29.4 Million Units in Q2 of 2020 ALONE. This is huge. Part of the reason behind their popularity is marketing. And then there’s the “if… Continue reading Why are Fitness Tracker so Popular? And Do You Need One?
“How am I supposed to know about the latest and greatest if I don’t follow my favourite XYZ on Social Media?”, one might ask. Well, here’s something I want to ask you: When was the last time you wanted to check News on Facebook/Twitter/Reddit/InsertHere and got sucked up in a void of memes? Why would… Continue reading How to Quit Social Media News With RSS
I still have a phone. But I don’t want to touch it or have it on my body anywhere close because of one video. Beware: This lecture might give you scientific insights into the danger of the technology most of us use 4h+ a day and you might hate your expensive microwave-phone afterwards.
This is the default of the “new tab page” on Google Chrome for Android: What you can see is that next to the necessity of a search bar it also provides frequently visited sites and news articles below. And this type of design, at least in my opionion, is deeply flawed. Chrome is not the… Continue reading The Huge Flaw in Design of Digital Media
Digital Detox is a buzz word that is supposed to help you get your habits checked in place. Problem with it is that after you’re done, you go back to the service and slowly the algorithms and notifications creep back into your life until it is necessary to do it all over again. It almost… Continue reading Do-Not-Disturb Mode = Freedom
I used to work hard to not use my phone by any means. But last Monday I started a challenge which was contradictory to my ambitions. Why should I not use the most brilliant idea of the 21st century: A pocket computer which is always with you. I asked myself: Do I need anything besides… Continue reading Phone-Only For A Week – What I Learned
Hi everyone. I made some subtle changes to the blog by changing the theme to something a little more colourful. I also want to experiment with the type of content I publish on this blog. Hope you’ll enjoy it! Today I want to start one of these experiments. I want to give some regular updates… Continue reading 27 January Update
1. Create a Log to capture your progress Have you ever forgotten something important about a project? Write it down in a log and put updates about your project in there. You will never forget something important again. For example: 2019/01/27 Wrote an article about digital note-taking Found some helpful examples Made a silly meta-joke ∞
For thousands of years the human species woke up to the light cycle of our sun. Then we invented clocks and finally ended up with the alarm clock – a device designed to help us wake up whenever we wanted to. Cut. 21st century. We are surrounded by artifical lights that emit blue light and… Continue reading On (DIY) Wake-Up-Lights and Home Assistants
Technology can be useless or a tool. Smart speakers are no exception to this. Amazon’s Alexa platform has a pretty cool feature which could help you form new habits: Routines.