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Small electronic devices are called gadgets. The most successful ones are smartphones, smartwatches or fitness trackers.
Famous gadgets from earlier times are the walkman or digital cameras. The term became popular thanks to comic adaptations and spy series. The heroes used gadgets in order to conquer evil. Nowadays, the gadget market focuses its attention on digital devices. A good design is essential, especially for brands such as Apple or Samsung.
The Laibu Mkononi reconditions old smartphones, printers and even internet routers to provide e-learning content. They become suitable for settlements and far-flung places where access to electricity and internet connectivity is a mirage.
At Europe’s biggest tech show, interconnected smart devices are all the rage. And the data-collection they entail is part of the deal. Whether for sleep, health or relaxation, this year’s gadgets are all about making our lives easier. DW's Manuel Özcerkes took a look around.
Some German schools are lucky to have a single computer in classrooms; others boast all the latest gadgets. Researchers for Bertelsmann have called for bigger investments in tech, but some teachers strongly disagree.