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Pokémon Go – a self-experiment

Sven Krumrey
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Whenever the media are raving about a particular topic it's enough to spawn reluctance. I am no exception which is why I quickly decided to deem the overhyped Pokémon Go as rubbish and not bother looking into it. There's already an add-on for Chrome available that will filter out anything Pokémon-related and I was on the verge of installing it. But isn't it a bit premature to judge something you never tried out? After all, "Too much media coverage" is not a valid argument, it doesn't make or break a game. Maybe I was missing out on loads of fun? more

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Hot ears - the question of cell phone radiation

Sven Krumrey
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I recently visited a nice couple that lives on the tranquil outskirts of an average city. These friendly people are always laid-back and so they were this evening until it got my cell phone out and put it on the table. "Would you please put your cell phone away or turn it off? It's so close to the crib." As a well-mannered guest with a liking for worried parents, I naturally switched it off. But did I really endanger their child? I had to look into the matter!

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True love - guaranteed?

Sven Krumrey
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Many are searching for their big love online. My friend Dave* (name was changed at his request) is one of them and has already registered with four different dating services. He keeps me posted on his dating experiences there and I have begun to seriously doubt the validity and integrity of these portals. With slogans such as "Guaranteed contacts" and the premise that members will fall in love at second intervals, I believe there's only one guarantee - there will be considerable costs. more

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12 quadrillion email addresses hacked! - Fear in advertising

Sven Krumrey
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A few days ago, a story first took common IT portals by storm and then spread to big media outlets like wildfire: 1.2 billion email account credentials had supposedly been offered for sale at ridiculously low prices. The focus was on Russian users but it was a world-wide issue. What made my pulse skyrocket and sounded like another data leak may have been something else entirely. more

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Foreign worlds on Youtube

Sven Krumrey
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I like Youtube. Aside from a few ads, you're presented with a wealth of information, music and funny videos. Next to the professional clips you also find a lot of home-made videos since Youtube is also powered by the community. I'd like you present some of those that you might come across during your Youtube visit. more