Rendy Becks

Bertelsmann study: Majority sees disinformation as a threat to democracy

The majority of Germans see the spread of disinformation on the Internet as a significant social risk. This was the result of a study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation. According to this, 81 percent of the population see false information as a threat to democracy …

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"AI Pin" by Humane: The future doesn't need a screen

Smartphones are not a law of nature. Even if they are omnipresent today, they have only existed for a good decade and a half. There was a time before the smartphone and there will be a time after. The longing for the time to come …

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Screen time: cell phone away from my child!

Do children need a smartphone? And how much screen time is good for them? Few other questions polarize so much and lead to such heated discussions at the family table, at parents’ evenings, in teachers’ rooms. The fact that almost everyone among young people has …

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Media use: According to the study, children's social media use is often problematic

According to a study, almost one in four young people uses social media such as messenger and video services to a problematic extent. This is shown by a study of usage behavior in 2023 by the health insurance company DAK-Gesundheit and the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf …

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Ban on cell phones in schools: "There are people who say: We don't need to write anymore anyway"

Great Britain wants to ban private smartphones from the classroom, in Germany, Schleswig-Holstein’s Education Minister Karin Prien (CDU) is in favor of a ban on cell phones and in Denmark they even want to equip schools with more books again: Has the digitization in schools …

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Study on TikTok: Underage TikTok users regularly see problematic content

More than 60 percent of all underage TikTok users in Germany regularly come across content that makes them uncomfortable. This is the result of a representative study commissioned by the North Rhine-Westphalia Media Authority. To do this, two researchers from the Ludwig Maximilian University of …

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Bitkom study: Study shows high CO₂ saving potential through digitalization

A study sees digitalization as an important lever in the fight against climate change. If digitization were accelerated, Germany’s annual CO₂ emissions could be reduced by around 73 million tons in 2030, according to a study by the digital association Bitkom, which was prepared by …

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Computers in Mathematics: A New Mathematics

Mathematicians are suspicious people. Maybe not in everyday life, but in her job. “You don’t work with people you don’t know,” says Leonardo de Moura. “Is this person really serious? Does he know what he’s doing?” In the mental structure of mathematics, the sentences and …

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Nobuo Uematsu: "That was the only job I was offered!"

An early Sunday morning in February. The master behind the sounds that have thrilled video game fans for decades appears on the computer screen, live from Tokyo: Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the music for the Final Fantasy game series. He sits in a good mood …

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Second-hand shopping: How much second-hand is in your wardrobe?

My son placed an order with me this winter as soon as it got cold: He would like a black jacket filled with down from an outdoor brand. No crap. I found it on Vinted for 50 euros instead of 200 euros (that would have …

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