Alison Bell

The average user checks their smartphone 88 times per day. So what’s all this constant connection doing to our heads? Berlin’s foremost expert on smartphone use and mental health, Charité's Dr. Jan Kalbitzer, gives us his surprising answer: Not much! more

Dec 21, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

It’s hard not to get doomy and gloomy about climate change, but could a little more green in the world help stave it off? These techies think so! more

Oct 2, 2017 11:30 AM Start-ups

Forget Mitte and Silicon Allee: there's a Berlin start-up hotspot hiding in plain sight on the campus of Charlottenburg's Technical University. Here's a look at what's been happening. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:15 AM Start-ups

After a stormy summer, Soundcloud’s future seems to be secure for now. But who knows what lies ahead for the music streaming site? more

Sep 15, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

Summer is over and soon Berlin’s streets will be flooded by children with enormous backpacks and even bigger candy-filled Schultüten. But Berlin has no shortage of e-resources for students of all backgrounds and ages. more

Sep 1, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

Just how much can you rely on your weather app? And how do they work, anyway? more

Jul 31, 2017 1:55 PM Start-ups

Bikes, e-scooters and skates: we tried out five of the latest ways to roll yourself around Berlin. For the latter mode, Skate by Night takes over 24km of Berlin road this Sun, Jul 30. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:45 AM , , Insider Tips

Vay-cray time is upon us, and no matter whether you’ve opted for a quick getaway, or are sticking around for a staycation, there are a few Berlin-based start-ups that can help you out. more

Jul 3, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

For a few days this month, my trusty city bike was in repair. More than a little bereft, I wondered if any of Berlin's new ride-sharing apps could help spice up my commute. more

May 2, 2017 3:15 PM Start-ups

Berlin’s had a ban on short-term sublets for a year now – but the likes of Airbnb and Wimdu are still bursting with holiday rentals. How come? more

May 2, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

You’re cash-poor but time-rich, and looking to test the waters of the sharing economy? Two new Berlin apps promise you something for (almost) nothing. more

Apr 3, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

Hip, young and rich: are start-up founders the new celebrity? more

Apr 3, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

A new Berlin start-up wants to know how you’re feeling. Really. more

Mar 15, 2017 1:45 PM Start-ups

Yet again the Berlin winter refuses to budge, and you're longing for a getaway adventure. These hometown start-ups will help you make your escape! We put them to the test. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:30 PM Start-ups

Seeking a change from Foodora and Deliveroo, we tried out three Berlin start-ups that promise healthy eating for your Sunday hangover. more

Feb 15, 2017 4:15 PM Start-ups

You want to spend Valentine’s Day staring longingly into your true love’s eyes over an overpriced set dinner. But you’ve exhausted Tinder and the thought of writing OKCupid profile fills you with dread. Where to turn to find your online Liebe? more

Feb 13, 2017 3:45 PM Start-ups

Follow those New Year's fitness resolutions with these homegrown workout apps. more

Jan 8, 2017 4:30 PM Start-ups

Why AI, chatbots and virtual reality are the start-up trends to look out for in 2017. more

Jan 8, 2017 4:30 PM Start-ups



What to do if you don’t fancy schlepping along Ku’damm in the run-up to Christmas? Three Berlin shopping start-ups claim to make gift buying simple… more

Dec 19, 2016 1:00 PM Start-ups

Berlin's start-up scene plays as hard as it works, so of course they've developed plenty of homegrown sites and apps that promise you the best night ever. more

Dec 4, 2016 1:30 PM Start-ups

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