With this issue 187, my little tech newsletter "Undisruptable Technology" says goodbye to a short summer break. But before that, a few important questions will be answered: Is Foxconn becoming an automaker? How does work? Is Alexa becoming a voice impersonator? And does and Facebook eavesdrop? Who's building the ? And what is Pinterest building? Why is everyone suddenly talking about Kate Bush?


Since I bought my Pixel 6 I had trouble: random reboots, lagging, forced close of apps which did not open again until I restart the phone.

Well, when I got my phone I used the Android option to use my backup - but it seems that this is not the best idea when switching from another OEM to Pixel. So I followed the advice I found in several online forums and did a factory reset and installed everything I need again by hand.

So after 48 hours it seems I got a totally new phone.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

Barry Gehm

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it."

Florence Ambrose (Freefall, Stanley)

"It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done."

Terry Pratchett

Undisruptable Technology #186: How is ruining the business model of , why has no consciousness, why P2P carrental has a chance, why the end of ownership is looming, how hackers are hacking with Google & a song for the Boy.


Social media is better than its reputation and TikTok is creating bookworms, Apple is disrupting finance & carmakers, Paypal is moving into the crypto market, AI is driving progress & an explanation of how a browser works. These are just a few of the interesting texts my weekly tech newsletter "Undisruptable Technology" links to in #185 today.


Eben in einem Artikel über "Clubhouse" gestolpert. Kurz gefragt: Gibt es das eigentlich noch? Aber selbst die Zeit zum googeln war mir die Antwort nicht wert. Aber für einen "Tröt".

I just heard someone referring to tetris as "an inventory management survival horror game"

I think now my life has meaning.

I have a Pixel 6 and love the phone. But recently I got a lot of random reboots. So I now installed Android 13 to see if it changes and might be software related. But not sure how much the core differs between 12 and 13. Will see.

Are there founders present here? The German digital association Bitkom (disclaimer: my employer) is currently conducting an online survey among . If you participate, you'll definitely get my thanks (and maybe tickets for hub.berlin):


I am undecided whether spam in Polish is a good business idea.

The robots are coming - to the home, to the street and to the office. And they are writing (history). The car is going digital - and mobility is becoming (more) car-free. NFTs flop, but tokens become more important. And websites read when we type - and hackers hack our account before it exists. It's all in "Undisruptable Technology" today.


Online Banking became Smartphone Banking. That's one key result of a study by the digital association Bitkom (for which I work as press spokesman).

Surprising? I find it much easier to use my smartphone to send money or check my balance then to use the clumsy web interface on my notebook. And I love the photo bank transfer. Just take a picture of an invoice - and everything is done. '

You can find more results here (in German): bitkom.org/Presse/Presseinform

In the US "firearms passed motor vehicles as the top killer of kids in 2020". Sometimes looking at data is just horrifying.


It is sad, that we have to read so much about technology and war. But it is amazing what the Ukrainian's do with digital technology to defend their country and their people.


Undisruptable Technology #183: wie die Ukraine ein Uber für die Artillerie bauen, das Pentagon-Metaverse, VR vs Demenz, Bewerbungstraining bei Mr(s) KI, Tech-Konzerne für Nachhaltigkeit, autonome Autos sind wie Saugroboter, Nerds streamen VHS-Kassetten & wo Web3 und Krypto 2022 stehen.


"The Economis" did a wonderful digital piece to show, what ordinary Russians see from the war against Urkaine - in the newspaper, online and on TV.


helps companies in the HR department - but now AI also helps the candidates preparing for the job interview. The day will come when the algorithms talk to each other directly.


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