E-scooters: really useful - or just toys?

In Munich, too, e-scooters have been available from various rental companies since the summer. Especially in a city with - halfway - functioning public transport, the question arises how useful this kind of locomotion is. My personal experience: you use an e-scooter if you are too lazy to walk to the nearest subway station. Really necessary so far was ...

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Coinbase Card: VISA Card with Bitcoins

The acceptance of Bitcoins and other crypto currencies is still manageable if you want to pay with them in a normal supermarket. The Coinbase Card wants to solve this problem and is a VISA-Debit-Card, with which you can directly access the credit in the Coinbase-Wallet. Coinbase works together with PaySafe and offers the Coinbase Card in six ...

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Logitech G703 Lightspeed "Hero" Hands-On

For a long time, "wireless" and "gaming" were not a good combination for mice, the latency was too high. This should be better with the current generation. With the G703 Lightspeed "HERO" a current alternative should be found. The G703 "Hero" has a different sensor than the previous model, which resolves with 100 to 16,000 DPI and ...

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Hands-On

So far, the BOSE Quietcomfort 25 were the ANC headphones of my choice. Unfortunately, but a loose contact has crept in: after a good 5 years of use time for a new model. The choice fell on the Sony WH-1000XM3, which according to other tests are currently among the best active noise-cancelling headphones. Alternatives were the BOSE QC35II and the Beyerdynamic Lagoon ...

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Freenet FUNK: LTE without limit in the o2 network?

mobilcom-debitel has published an interesting offer under the brand "Freenet FUNK": for 99 cents a day you get unlimited Internet with LTE speed. There are a few special features. The management from the order is done completely via an app (for Android and iOS). Post- or Video-Ident does not have to be carried out, it is enough the identity card number as well as ...

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Google Photos: download all images

Anyone who uses Google Photos, for example, to conveniently back up all the shots from their mobile phone, will sooner or later face the problem of downloading all the images from Google Photos. The GDPR has provided a simple solution here. What the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO for short) has to do with downloading the archive of Google Photo: since Google has ...

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Time Machine: Encrypt backup without loss of speed

Those who use MacOS will usually also use the timemachine backup. However, if the backup is to be encrypted, there are a few tricks that can be used to avoid a slow timemachine backup.

An encrypted backup is recommended because modern Macs automatically encrypt the drives using the built-in T2 chip. If the backup were to remain unencrypted, this would pose a security risk if the backup hard disk were to be lost.

Dolby Cinema at Mathäser Munich

Dolby Cinema: Impressions from Munich

On Saturday I had the chance to see the third performance in the new "Dolby Cinema" hall of the Mathäser-Filmpalast. Reason enough to describe my impressions. The film: Avengers: Endgame. If you haven't seen it yet, don't worry, this text does not contain any spoilers. Dolby Cinema has been around in the Netherlands since 2014, and now the ...

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FreeNAS: ZFS Replication via Wireguard

So far I have used OpenVPN for the synchronization of my two FreeNAS boxes. Wireguard is a fast alternative, but a bit more complicated to set up. ZFS Replication is a handy tool for keeping data in sync between two FreeNAS installations. The whole point is to create an offsite backup where the data would survive a house fire or burglary, ...

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