Smartphones

Creative Workouts

Now that the weather is cooler, I take my runs outdoor (despite being from a warm-climate country, I absolutely DESPISE running outdoors in warm weather). Some days are good, while some days I have to keep switching my playlists to pump myself through the final distances. Then I came across this article in BBC, which talks about being an app which incorporates…

Waking Up Next to You

Written by: Pieter de Jong Almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Almost everyone has heard it’s probably a bad idea to sleep while their smartphone is anywhere near them. Almost everyone uses their smartphone right before they go to bed and right after they wake up, this number accounts for up to 71% of smartphone users according to Bank of America. The…

Digitization, seniors and corona

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Are you that family person who helps your grand parents or your uncle who doesn’t really know how a computer works? If that’s the case, you often see the difficulties they have when using a computer, smart phone or tablet. There’s a difference between the generations in how they are digitized. And that’s logical…

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

Smartphones? try a little less

More and more scientists say that social media and smartphones are highly addictive. They say that notifications etc. are causing receptors to release dopamine in the human brain. The thing with these harming phenomena in our societies is that they do not seem harmful from the start but they become harmful when large companies benefit from people becoming addictive to them. That’s…

From Love Letters To Smartphone Screens

In my first blog post, I mentioned that I am a tv-maniac who can watch series all day every day if possible. There is something about them that captures me, makes me question certain things from my real life and maybe even set expectations (which I know is not healthy 🙂 ). Besides all this, I think my favorite feature is transparency. …