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Age-appropriate living in the smart home. Is that possible?
19. May 2020

A smart home not only offers convenience when we’re young. Age-appropriate connected assistance systems can also enable us to lead a self-determined life in old age. But just what is possible now? What do experts advise? And how open-minded are Germans toward technical support in old age? finanzen.de has published a fascinating study on the more

Fixed-line telephony rediscovered
9. April 2020

In times where mobility is severely restricted and most of us have to stay at home, more and more people are also resorting to the traditional fixed-line phone – a trend now revealed by the major network operators. Vodafone reported in its Covid Ticker: +++ April 6, 2020 +++ Network update: Germany is phoning much more

Disinfecting your smartphone – the issue of cross-contamination
29. March 2020

The current coronavirus pandemic has made the general public highly aware of the need for greater hygiene to protect against infection. We wash our hands more, keep a distance from each other, and look out for potential risks in public spaces. All that is the right thing to do. But there is one subject that more

Regulating the heating with Gigaset Smart Home
10. March 2020

Heating is a sensitive issue for many of us. We are caught in a conflict: Energy costs are increasing, as is our desire to act with greater environmental awareness, yet we also want to feel warm and cozy. So many of us are wondering if there might be modern solutions that reconcile the two. Regulating more

How exactly does a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa work?
25. February 2020

Voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and many others, are proverbially on everyone’s lips. Recent studies show a rapid increase in interest in these voice-controlled tools in the past year. The intelligent helpers can be found in many devices – from the smart speaker to the smartphone. Yet there are two questions that more

Voice assistants for seniors? The Gigaset L800HX smart speaker helps!
18. February 2020

Gigaset recently presented its L800HX smart speaker, a DECT phone, hands-free device and voice assistant in one. At first sight, it therefore seems ideal for modern living in a smart home. However, a closer look reveals that the smart speaker can also make life easier and better for the elderly, especially if they have pre-existing more

A psychological Perspective on Telephoning
6. February 2020

Believe it or not, there are studies on “Psychology of Telephoning”. We have gathered some facts from the studies. In summary, it can be said that taking the phone in hand more often can be good and successful in the job. Empathic on the phone Experiments have shown that people can best recognize emotions by more

“Guess who this is!” – how to recognize the grandchild scam
1. February 2020

“Criminals get away with €28,000 in Simmershausen with the grandchild scam”; “Regensburg: Pensioner defrauded with the grandchild scam” or “The police asks for information: 84-year-old from Wesel victim of grandchild scam.” Con artists often pretend to be relatives of elderly or helpless persons in an attempt to get their hands on valuables and above all more

The most common Telephone Scams and Frauds and how to protect oneself
30. January 2020

Telephone fraud – one of the nastiest trick fraud tricks hits older people in particular, by shamelessly exploiting the good faith and social awareness of this group of people. We provide information about the most common forms of fraud and give advice on self-protection. One of us may hardly believe it, but telephone fraud causes more

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