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Thoughts of a systems engineer with way too much cloud in his head

In 2013, Google introduced the Chromebook Pixel. It was the first time I actually considered Chrome OS and I had an urge I hadn’t felt since Apple introduced the first Intel MacBook Pro: I wanted this thing. I needed to have it. But it was way out of my budget...

Yesterday’s event went quite smoothly, in my opinion. Google’s message is still clear: Just doing software and hardware doesn’t cut it, in that they also want to bring AI/machine learning to the masses and fuse it with their hardware products running their software. They’ve also toned down the specs-game and...

Next week in Wednesday, Google will host an event where they will announce a bunch of new hardware products under the Pixel brand and of course, most of the products have already been leaked. One of these devices is supposed to be a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel laptop-line that...

I enjoy going to the cinema, but if possible, I prefer to go to smaller cinemas. Every so often it even happens that I am the only one sitting in the room, being completely immersed in the movie that is projected to the wall. Small cinemas are often screening indie...

It’s election day in Germany. I’m not going to tell you to vote today, the rest of the Internet has been doing that already during the last couple of weeks. Either you voted or you didn’t. I hope you did and that you did not chose a party like the...

A few weeks ago, a new project named Eddy Sharing started renting electric scooters in Düsseldorf. The project is a spin-off of Berlin startup named Emmy in collaboration with the Stadtwerke. Since they started, I’m seeing Eddy scooters everywhere in the city. The difference with regards to typical scooters is...

These are just incredible. I’ve had my fair share of beautiful pictures that were taken with my Nexus 6P, but I never managed to produce anything that even comes close to these pictures from saltsticks that he posted on Reddit. He was also nice enough to reply to after I...