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Let's raise the bar for Android recommendations
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The cultural renaissance of the Art Deco-era’s rolling sculptures
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Here we go again
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Google Arts & Culture
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Qualitätsjournalismus
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Listen to this!
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Top 10
Well of Death
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Here we go again
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Listen to this!
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Sonos 101
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Headset recommendation
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Stuff that works :: Olloclip Active Lens
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Begegnung im Park
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Let's raise the bar for Android recommendations
Sun, Jul 24th 2016 4:15p   Volker Weber
Nexus or BlackBerry, these are the only phones with quick monthly Android security patches. Lenovo just started shipping their new flagship Motorola Z with the May patch. That's a brand new phone with two month old security level, and apparently they have no plans for shipping monthly patches. From now on, I will check the security patch level and report it. And then come back within a month if I see or do not see the next patch coming in. Vote with your money and only buy secure devices.
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The cultural renaissance of the Art Deco-era’s rolling sculptures
Sun, Jul 24th 2016 12:11p   Volker Weber
This October, a new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art will display a number of Art Deco-era cars and motorcycles under the title ‘Rolling Sculptures’. We could think of no better person to explain their flourishing status as dynamic pieces of modern art than curator Ken Gross… More > [Thanks, Vesey]
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Manfred Dillmann provided no title for this post.
Sun, Jul 24th 2016 7:05a   Volker Weber
4.3 kg (or 9.5 lb) was the weight of my 'luggage' on my New York trip. That includes all the gear, toothbrush, toothpaste, a fresh shirt every morning, underwear and the bag itself. No need to leave anything behind at the bell hop when you check out. No wheels, just a messenger bag thrown over your shoulder.
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Here we go again
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 7:56a   Volker Weber
Installed the latest update and the Microsoft Crapware is back. You have one week to get the new advertising platform Windows 10 for free. That is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will never come back, I'm sure.
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Google Arts & Culture
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 7:29a   Volker Weber
What a great app. Download for Android or iOS and explore.
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Qualitätsjournalismus
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 4:54a   Volker Weber
In Zeiten der Krise kann man erkennen, was guter Qualitätsjournalismus leistet. Statt atemlos Gerüchte, Meinungen und Stimmungen zu verstärken, einfach die Fakten zusammentragen. Nein, einfach ist das falsche Wort. Was einfach aussieht, bedarf jahrelanger Übung und Disziplin. Meine Favoriten: Die Zeit und Deutsche Welle. Sehr gute Arbeit, vielen Dank. Ganz schlimm, einige Journalistendarsteller auf Twitter.
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Listen to this!
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 11:24a   Volker Weber
A video posted by Manorath Dhillon (@sabrinadhilon) on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:23am PDT
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Headset recommendation
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 9:01a   Volker Weber
I was asked which headset I would recommend for this profile. - pure telephony, no music features needed - small and lean as possible - budget EUR 300,- #1 makes it a Plantronics Voyager, #2 makes it the Edge model. #3 is too much money. They are way cheaper.
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Stuff that works :: Olloclip Active Lens
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 2:39p   Volker Weber
This is one of my favorite things. Olliclip makes many lenses for iPhone, but this is by far my favorite. When I travel, it just wear it around my neck. When I am shooting photos with the iPhone, I can grap the lens with my other hand and remove it from the lanyard. The Active Lens has two lenses: a 2x telephoto and an ultra-wide lens. And they work on both cameras, main camera (iSight) and front facing (FaceTime). You will hardly ever need the telephoto on the front facing camera, but it'S
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Sonos 101
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 11:10a   Volker Weber
Sonos customers know the product line, much like Apple customers do. They can give you the full list of options. Sometimes they know the difference between PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5, sometimes they don't. But there is one thing that is really, really hard to understand and to communicate for that matter: what makes Sonos more than a speaker. There have only been two ways to "get" Sonos. Visit somebody's home or take a leap of faith by trying it yourself, at home. I helped quite a few people




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