Christian Kalusky

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Bundesverfassungsgericht erklärt Numerus Clausus teilweise für verfassungswidrig

Die Vergabe von Studienplätzen für das Fach Medizin ist teilweise verfassungswidrig. Das hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht am Dienstag entschieden und …

ProtectPax im Praxis-Test: Dann doch lieber Panzerglas

Der durch „Die Höhle der Löwen“ bekannte Displayschutz ProtectPax verschwand kürzlich vom Markt. Nun ist das Produkt wieder erhältlich und COMPUTER …

Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

A new voice app from a Y Combinator-backed startup called Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant, by aiding with your daily routines and learning your personal preferences. At launch, Life Bot’s Alexa app has a handful of tricks up its sleeve. It can find your …

Apps

Air France is launching an airline for millennials, a generation that 'inspired us a lot’

Joon launches in September<p>Air France is introducing a new airline for millennials called Joon. Launching in September, Air France said in a statement that Joon will be “aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology." How …

The Facebook Wall is dead — and Facebook is struggling to get personal again

Those of us who have been on Facebook over 10 years can remember a time when the Facebook experience was defined by a singular feature: the Wall.<p>Wall …

Social Media

BMW’s plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance will get wireless charging

BMW revealed its newest electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid called the 530e iPerformance. The variant’s options include a forthcoming wireless charging pad, targeting a 2018 release window, which will include a charging pad drivers can install in their garage and drive over to provide a power supply …

Electric Vehicles

Apple finally has its own solution for bringing Live Photos to the web

Live Photos is a fun feature from Apple that captures a short video when you take a picture with an iPhone. The resulting photo/video combination has largely only be available for mobile viewing, but a new Apple API should start bringing Live Photos to the web.<p>The LivePhotosKit JavaScript API, as …

Amazon’s Alexa voice tech is now available to build chatbots

The company’s Lex platform makes it easy for developers to build conversational interfaces<p>Amazon is making its voice-control technology available to all, giving developers access to the same tools that power its digital assistant Alexa. The platform is called Amazon Lex, and bundles in both speech …

Apple: Interne Dokumente deuten auf AR-Brille hin

<b>Apple soll an einer Augmented Reality-Brille arbeiten, das ist soweit bekannt. Erste Prototypen werden wohl bereits aktiv auf dem Apple Campus</b> …

Google Maps on Android gets a new design with quick access to commuting information

Easy access to nearby food, commute times, and traffic info<p>Google Maps for Android is getting a bit of a face-lift today, with the addition of a new information panel at the bottom of the home screen. Users can simply swipe up from the bottom of the window to open the pane, which has three tabs: …

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

Apple joins research group for ethical AI with fellow tech giants

As artificial intelligence becomes an increasingly powerful force, some of the world’s biggest companies are worrying about how the technology will be used ethically, and how the public will perceive its spread. To combat these problems (among others), five tech companies — Google, Amazon, …

How tech savvy millennials are changing the payments landscape

When accountancy giant KPMG recently announced that it was changing its graduate recruitment process to help it compete “for the best brains and …

PlayStation VR mit Xbox One nutzen: So geht's

Offiziell ist die PlayStation VR nur mit der PlayStation 4 kompatibel. Tatsächlich lässt sich Sonys VR-Headset jedoch auch mit Microsofts Xbox One …

Mark Zuckerberg shares pictures from Facebook's cold, cold data center

Keeping the internet cool isn't easy, and the energy consumption of data centers always been a headache for tech companies. Different firms have tried to solve this problem in different way, with Google using its AI expertise to trim costs, while Microsoft has even been exploring the possibility of …

Montblanc's digital notepad made me ashamed of my scrappy handwriting

Too lux for me<p>I find it disconcerting to see my own sloppy handwriting turned into a pristine digital object, but unfortunately, it's an unavoidable experience while testing out Montblanc's new Augmented Paper. This €650 notepad-and-pen announced at IFA converts every scribble into a digital …

Snapchat's $110M acquisition of Vurb could remedy its biggest problems

Snapchat today acquired mobile search and recommendation app Vurb for a reported $110 million. Why Snapchat was interested in a mobile search app at a all is what makes the purchase interesting.<p>It’s no secret that Snapchat is growing. After initially turning down a $3 billion acquisition bid from …

This smart home hub uses Tor to make IoT devices secure

I’ve ranted before about lacking security on Internet of Things devices. General consumers are often left to decipher the black box of security on their own or just resign themselves to having faith that companies make it a priority. The internet itself can be pretty insecure, too, which is why …

Mossberg: I just deleted half my iPhone apps — you should too

Pokémon Go may be a sensation, but the novelty of the App Store is over<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode.</i><p>Over the past few days, I’ve …

Apps

I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious

There's another web out there, a better web hiding just below the surface of the one we surf from our phones and tablets and laptops every day. A web …

Making the Web Just a Second Faster Would Be a Big Deal

The web is too damn slow.<p>Sure, the days of waiting minutes to load a single webpage are as distant a memory as the screech of a dial-up modem. But …

The Inventors of the Internet Are Trying to Build a Truly Permanent Web

If you wanted to write a history of the Internet, one of the first things you would do is dig into the email archives of Vint Cerf. In 1973, he …

Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun

Nach dem Brexit fluchen die jungen Briten auf die alten. Was hat sie getrieben, den EU-Austritt zu wählen? Engstirnigkeit? Nostalgie? Nein, die …

Snapchat, for people who don't understand Snapchat

Snapchat has an age limit. But it isn’t set by asking you for your birthday. It is set through an interface that is so confusing you need to be young to get it.<p>I both hate and love that. I hated it because I didn’t get the interface, which made me realize I’m getting old. I love it because it is …

Siri's big upgrades won't matter if it can't understand its users

Apple announced some sweeping changes to its software this week, including major updates to iOS and its newly named macOS desktop operating system. The company also overhauled Siri, announcing that the voice assistant will finally be available on the desktop and — more importantly — opening up the …

WhatsApp: Der GIF-Support klopft an

Glaubt man den Changelogs von ins Netz geschwappten Betaversionen von WhatsApp für iOS, so soll wohl nicht nur die Videotelefonie und Einladungslinks …

VR backpack PCs are real, and kind of awesome

The concept, though ridiculous, does actually work<p>I tried this solution at Computex Taipei, standing on a circular stage at Zotac’s booth in front of dozens of onlookers. (I’m sure they were laughing at me, but thanks to the Vive I’ll never know.) What I found is that the concept, though …

Virtual Reality