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BlackBerry KEYone
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 70
What is up with Android Messages and RCS?
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 83
My favorite headset design
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 115
Jaybird Freedom and X3 :: First impressions
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 98
IBM Connect 2017 :: Watson über alles
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 241
Gewohnheitstier :: Hier, Tastaturen
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 119
Insta360 :: First impressions
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 254
Top 10
Come join us for IBM Connect 2017
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 408
IBM Connect 2017 Opening General Session
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 403
Insta360 :: First impressions
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 254
IBM Connect 2017 :: Watson über alles
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 241
Week 7/2017 #dontbreakthechain
Sun, Feb 19th 2017 202
Watson Workspace is coming together :: Just in time for Connect 2017
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 166
Gewohnheitstier :: Hier, Tastaturen
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 119
My favorite headset design
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 115
Jaybird Freedom and X3 :: First impressions
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 98
What is up with Android Messages and RCS?
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 83




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BlackBerry KEYone
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 7:38p   Volker Weber
It's not the DTEK70 after all. As TCL has revealed in Barcelone 'Mercury' will hit the market early April as BlackBerry KEYone für 599 €. That is not as ridiculously hight priced as the PRIV was when it launched, but it seems quite expensive for a business device. This will not be the last BlackBerry. There is already another one in beta. I'm a bit puzzled by the branding. Maybe KEYone will be followed by KEYtwo etc. This is going to make sense when we see the first NOKEYon
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What is up with Android Messages and RCS?
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 8:50a   Volker Weber
Android Messages makes it easy to communicate with anyone by using SMS, MMS, and more. Google's handling of messaging rivals only its social network fumblings. There is Hangouts, and Allo, and Duo, and now Android Messages, formerly Messenger. Why all the fuzz? It's because Google is failing time and again. Android doesn't have something like Apple's iMessage. They don't really have something like Facetime. So they created Allo and Duo. Both are tied to your phone number, copying a su
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My favorite headset design
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 8:08a   Volker Weber
These are my favorite headsets. And they follow the same design pattern: no wires, recharge in their case, sit inside your ear, don't seal off the environment. Both are very comfortable. The AirPods are great for listening, but can't compete in the noise cancellation space. The Voyager Edge has the edge (sic) in phone calls. I use both of them a lot and you can tell by the dirt they are accumulating.
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Jaybird Freedom and X3 :: First impressions
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 9:05p   Volker Weber
I visited Jaybird at IFA 2016 in Berlin and took a look at their Freedom and X2 headsets and I was pretty sure I wanted one a Freedom headset. It's just tiny and extremely light. But it did not make much sense to test it then, since Jaybird wasn't shipping here yet. Fast forward to last week and I received an email from the agency offering me test samples. I thought about it for a bit and then replied asking for both. Not only the Freedom but also the X3, successor to the X2. As it turned o
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IBM Connect 2017 :: Watson über alles
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 12:14p   Volker Weber
Es sollte ein großer Neuanfang für IBMs Traditionsveranstaltung, vormals als Lotusphere bekannt, werden. Der Umzug von Orlando nach San Francisco sollte neue Teilnehmer bringen, die sich für IBMs Cognitive-Initiative erwärmen. Der Neustart misslang. More >
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Gewohnheitstier :: Hier, Tastaturen
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 9:54a   Volker Weber
Es ist ausgesprochen schwierig, Tastaturen zu beurteilen. Was gewohnt ist, scheint auch besser. Bisher hatte ich vor allem zwei Tastaturen in Benutzung: ein Apple Magic Keyboard und ein 2013er MacBook Pro. Diese beiden Tastaturen gleichen sich und ich hatte mich voll an sie gewöhnt. Jede andere Tastatur erschien mir schlechter. Die neuen MacBooks hatten zuwenig Hub, die Yogas ein fremdes Layout. Nur das ThinkPad X1Yoga erschien mir super, wohl weil es sich anfühlte wie meine al
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Insta360 :: First impressions
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 1:54p   Volker Weber
Weezeeh. This is fun. I never knew what do with 360 degree panoramas. But it turns out you just need the right (inexpensive) tech. Enter the Insta360. This is the same photo, just rendered in a different way. The Insta360 comes in a box, which doubles as a VR viewer. Any content, from the camera or from Youtube for instance, that is encoded as 360 VR can be viewed. Call up the split screen view, place the iPhone in the box and you are ready to go. The camera is rather simple. Wipe
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IBM Connect 2017 Opening General Session
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 9:30a   Volker Weber
Part 1 There are two parts, the first was at 10 am, the second part at 1 pm. I find very little in the first part interesting. Watch for Chris Crummey, the guy with the pocket square (Einstecktuch). The second one you should watch from beginning to end. If you are interested in Notes and Domino, that would be towards the end of the video. Part 2
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Come join us for IBM Connect 2017
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 9:07a   Volker Weber
It has never been easier to be at IBM Connect without actually being at IBM Connect. After I decided not to travel to San Francisco, I have set up a Slack Team Space for everybody. It now has almost 200 members and I am sure it will go past that mark pretty soon. About 40% of those members are in San Francisco so we can have a lively disussion. We have eight channels now: #general for announcement, #random for everything that is interesting, then #connections. #dominoappdev and #watsonworkspace
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Week 7/2017 #dontbreakthechain
Sun, Feb 19th 2017 4:13p   Volker Weber
Frau Brandlinger approves. And the people below.




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