Digitalization

MOOCs

MOOCs

MOOC opens the door to a new era of learning. Massive open online courses give everyone with internet access the opportunity to receive education at the highest level – online, without admission restrictions, and best of all, massive open online courses are free of charge. With the help of video clips, online forums, and quizzes, it is now possible to learn more about any topic via a MOOC. Anyone...

The most important Google updates at a glance

The most important Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is driving digital change. Smart household appliances and self-driving cars are already available. More and more everyday devices are being connected to form a comprehensive network that will eventually penetrate all areas of life. The 5G mobile communications standard will soon be implemented, which will help IoT achieve a breakthrough in the foreseeable future. Smart...

Bitcoin: all you need to know about the digital payment network

Bitcoin: all you need to know about the digital payment network

When it comes to the peer-to-peer network Bitcoin, published in 2009, opinions are divided. On one side of the argument are those who see the enormous potential of a decentralized payment system, run not by a single authority, but administered and controlled by all users. On the other side are those who use every opportunity to point out the instability of the open source project’s exchange rate...

Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe

Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe

Upload filters and ancillary copyright are two planned changes to EU copyright law that are viewed with great concern by internet activists and various associations. This is because ancillary copyright law is criticised for restricting freedom of communication on the Internet, thereby forcing smaller providers and startups out in favor of large corporations, and limiting information diversity in...

Upload filters

Upload filters

The planned redesign of European Union’s copyright laws includes two very controversial acts. What is especially receiving a fair share of criticism though, is the projected commitment of website operators to establish upload filters designed to protect the intellectual property of publishers, film distributors, and those in the music industry. However, according to various critics, upload filters...

Free website builders: pros and cons

Free website builders: pros and cons

If you want to create your own website, there are a lot of different options available. Free website builders are a way to set up a website quickly and easily for free, with no experience necessary. These sites have built-in templates and intuitive functions that help make your website look professional at no extra cost. So why don’t all companies use them? There are pros and cons to free website...

Netflix alternatives: Amazon, iTunes & Co. reviewed

Netflix alternatives: Amazon, iTunes & Co. reviewed

Netflix is a veritable institution when it comes to streaming movies and series. And when it comes to their original programming, the label ‘Netflix Original’ has practically become a synonym for quality. But there are a number of Netflix alternatives that also offer either original programming, better value for money, or a greater selection of movies and series. In this guide we’ll discuss the...

Deepfakes

Deepfakes

Thanks to deepfakes, the internet is experiencing a new generation of counterfeits: they enable realistic video manipulation with little effort involved. This is due to pioneering technology. Machine learning and neural networks are able to portray people in situations that they’ve never actually been in e.g. in porn. This is how deepfakes on Reddit became so popular. In the future, these...