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?
Currently a lot of awful things about Google, Apple, Microsoft and a couple of other tech giants are coming out. For example that they use child-slaves for cobalt mining (Source: TheGuardian.com). Privacy does not exist outside the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement. So I gave this some deep thoughts and figured it was ∞
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
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.
I cover minimalism on this blog quite a lot. It is almost like I write these articles to myself, to remind me of great advice I should consider. Then I reconsidered whether other content creators I admire do follow their own advice and succeed becoming the best person they strive for, or not. Probably they… Continue reading I Challenge You to Clear the Clutter (While Being Lazy)
2018 will probably be remembered as a turning point in human history from the pre-AI to the AI era. We are not only surrounded by technology, significant parts of our everyday life happen only digitally. With the great benefits comes a high price: Our attention, privacy and (the most valuable resource) time. We sacrafice significant… Continue reading Why I Removed Apps and Things From My Life That Brought Me Joy
One month ago I wrote an essay about my new phone set-up. I originally customized it in order to not be distracted all the time, especially because of my finals in university. Back then I thought, I would turn things back to normal as soon as I’m done with my exams. But Instead I kept… Continue reading A Month Without Notifications Changed My Life
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your smartphone? I certainly have. Companies and start ups try to cash into this by offering services or devices that are labeled “minimalist” and are supposed to keep your head clutter-free. But the truth is, most of these devices are just an attempt into obtaining either our personal data… Continue reading How to Turn Your Android Into a Minimalist Phone
Last week I announced I would do what YouTuber Luke Smith recommended to anybody: I didn‘t use the internet at home. This is what I discovered: