Why we don’t have Black Friday

The adverts are already shouting at us: Black Friday is back on 24 November 2023. Just not for us. We are avoiding this consumer spectacle. Black Friday comes from the USA and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. It is the day after Thanksgiving, a very cosy family celebration in the tradition of … Read more

Dual Arc defensive torch absurdly overpriced

As soon as it gets dark earlier in the evening, an exaggerated advertising campaign tries to talk you into buying a torch for 42 euros. The device is described as a “dual arc defensive torch” and a “multifunctional torch with double arc”. It is a well-known and quite good aluminium torch with 2000 lumen light … Read more

NeoWatt is a scam

Once again, scammers have launched a large-scale online campaign in which they try to promote a completely useless device as an electricity-saving miracle. The advertisement for NeoWatt states: “NeoWatt is a small, compact, affordable and easy-to-use plug-in device that prevents unnecessary power from entering your electrical lines and overloading your network.” But that’s untrue. NeoWatt … Read more

Windows 11 Home Upgrade to Pro without reinstallation

To upgrade Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro without reinstalling, you must first disconnect your computer or laptop from the Internet for a short time. Then go to -> Start -> Settings -> System -> Activation and enter this generic licence key for the upgrade: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T See also: Then PLEASE CLICK HERE and purchase … Read more

Install Windows 11 on (almost) any hardware – solve TPM problem

The installation of Windows 11 on older computers and laptops often fails with an error message. Often the lack of support for TPM 2.0 is criticised, or the installation wizard reports other errors. Nevertheless, Windows 11 can be installed on many devices and used for everyday purposes, including receiving updates. However, some hardware requirements must … Read more

Berlin officials pays 4,000 euros in legal costs to SoftwareFair

The State of Berlin must pay around 4,000 euros in legal costs to two representatives of SoftwareFair, who were erroneously accused of copyright infringement by the public prosecutor’s office to the detriment of Microsoft. This is the result of the judgement 246 Js 340/18 of the District Court Tiergarten, which you can find linked HERE. … Read more

Electrical appliances sell on Amazon with the brand AURUM

In the past, anyone who wanted to sell electrical or electronic devices on Amazon could do so without specifying a brand. In the meantime, however, it is compulsory to have a brand name on Amazon for all devices that fall under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, because a brand name is a prerequisite for … Read more

AURUM disposal concept with WEEE number for 50 euros per year

Following an amendment to the Electronics Act, anyone offering electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones or smartwatches for sale to private individuals in Germany has recently been obliged to indicate the WEEE number of the company that ensures the disposal of the product on the product page as well as on their invoice. … Read more

Identity theft is becoming a mass phenomenon

Three years ago, one in four Europeans was affected by identity theft, now it is one in two. A data leak at Facebook has turned online theft of personal data into a mass phenomenon. Criminals scam millions every month with stolen data. For example, they order digital goods like software and music at the expense … Read more

Fusion energy: A turning point in energy policy

The energy debates of our time will soon be history. An important date on the way to a new economic perspective for mankind is 13 December 2022: on this day, the US administration officially confirmed that the military research reactor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California has succeeded in drawing significantly more … Read more