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Invasion der Herzchen

Invasion der Herzchen

Was einst mit schlichten Smileys begann, entwickelt sich zu einer neuen Weltsprache: Emojis fluten Chatdienste und soziale Netzwerke. Alles nur Kinderkram? Linguisten suchen nach Erklärungen für den Siegeszug der bunten Bildchen. von Philip Bethge Die Welt des digitalen Süßholzraspelns ist voller bunter Bilder. Ist die Stimmung gut, bietet sich ein gelbes Smiley in der Kurznachricht […]

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A Future of Self-Surveillance? Tech Pioneers Track Bodily Functions Day and Night

Using smartphone apps and sensors, high tech pioneers are monitoring their own bodily functions such as heart rates, sleep patterns and blood. The ‘self trackers’ dream of a digitalized medicine that will enable people to lead healthier lives by getting around-the-clock updates on what goes on inside their bodies By Philip Bethge Larry Smarr’s large intestine appears to float […]

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Sci-Fi Author Daniel Suarez: ‘We Have To Regain Control Over Our Own Data’

Programmer Daniel Suarez has written books about a future where human lives are controlled by software. Suarez’ sci-fi scenario involves a malicious, murdering ‘bot’ network. It’s fiction — but Suarez warns that the groundwork for such a future is being laid by the likes of Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone firms. SPIEGEL: Mr. Suarez, in […]

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Google Co-Founder on Pulling out of China: ‘It Was a Real Step Backward’

Last week, Google announced it would withdraw its Chinese operations from Beijing and instead serve the market from freer Hong Kong. The Internet giant’s co-founder, Sergey Brin, 36, discusses his company’s troubles in China and its controversial decision to pull up stakes and leave. SPIEGEL: With your decision to close Google’s Chinese Web site, you […]

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