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Technology Meets the Workplace

Technology is, in the near future, going to have a huge impact on the way people work. According to experts, AI bosses and robotic co-workers are going to make the workplace nearly unrecognizable.

Robotics and AI may seem a dream come true but consider the implications of this. Your AI boss will never need to take a break or any days off. In fact, your new AI boss will be fully aware of all the work you have…or have not…completed.  Micromanaging to the extreme, anyone?

Virtual Reality Steps up to the Plate

Virtual Reality has the potential to change and augment all of your daily visual activities. Augmentation Virtual Reality will have a far greater effect on the workplace than full Virtual Reality. Augmentation Virtual Reality will allow you to add data to things already happening around you in the workplace.

Construction workers may be the first to enjoy the benefits of VR. They will use this technology to see specifications and tech data involving the materials they are using on site. They will be able to visualize where to place the materials on the build and every direction involving the building project.

Medicine will most likely be another field to benefit from VR. Surgeons, for instance, would be able to use VR augmentation goggles in many different ways.

Work from Home Tech

Remote work is catching on, expanding every year. Millions are currently contracted by companies all across the globe. Technology means that internet speeds will continue to increase. Work that was never able to be done remotely before will now become possible.

Current tech has allowed for people to share huge files with high-speed cable and high-speed fiber connections, something that a few years ago was considered impossible.

The Institute for the Future’s Future 50 program believes that virtual reality will add to the ability to perform more work remotely. As director Dylan Hendricks explains, “This is becoming much more of a practical infrastructure than people realize. You can interact with people very far away and share data.”

Want more versatility in your remote work life? Holographic conferencing and meetings may mean that workers never need to leave the house.

 AI Bosses will Work 24/7

AI bosses may be more reliable and incapable of playing favorites at work, but they will also be far more aware of your work than their human counterparts. AI bosses are incapable of emotion, and while on one hand, this means you will never be lectured for poor work, it also means that your new AI boss cannot sympathize with you for any extenuating circumstances that affected your work.

Your new AI boss will be keeping continuous tabs on your work quality, the hours that you have worked, and many other factors that some employees can hide if needed.

It’s not an entirely new concept. In Japan, an ad agency known as the McCann Workgroup uses an AI robot as a creative director. While the team had to manually find effective ad strategies in the past, the AI director can “understand” what makes a good marketing strategy.

The AI director gives suggestions to improve ad campaigns and come up with more effective ads.  Per the McCann Workgroup, this AI creative director is an overall winning solution for the team.

Technology is, in the near future, going to have a huge impact on the way people work. According to experts, AI bosses and robotic co-workers are going to make the workplace nearly unrecognizable.

Robotics and AI may seem a dream come true but consider the...

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Behind-The-Scenes Photos Which Ruin The Magic

Movies have always played a big role during times of negative events such as silent films during the Great Depression and countless uplifting films during World War II.  Everyone at some time or another will watch movies just to relax, unwind, and forget their troubles.  Even people who might not be movie enthusiasts will lose themselves in a good movie.

Movies come in so many different genres that it’s impossible not to be able to find a movie that you will enjoy.  Some genres include comedies, dramas, fantasies, action films, and horror.  Films know how to draw in their viewers in order for the audience to become a part of the story.  When you watch a film, one of two things will happen, you will either become totally engaged or just not be able to get into it.

Whether watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Lord of the Rings, your mind will convince you that these people and places are real.  What most audiences do not know, how these films are actually created behind the scenes.

Click next to see eye-opening behind-the-scenes photos from your favorite movies:

Movies have always played a big role during times of negative events such as silent films during the Great Depression and countless uplifting films during World War II.  Everyone at some time or another will watch movies just to relax, unwind, and forget...

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Each State Perfectly Portrayed By One Photograph

Many people, especially those who live outside the US, tend to clump all the states together and view all American citizens as simply “American”.

Which, of course, is wrong to do. The truth is that each state is a mini country in and of itself, with its own unique character and even laws. This list tries to embody the different states using one picture to “rule them all”. And don’t worry, we know each state has its own beauty.

Scroll through and see how these photographs describe their state to a tee. Let’s begin . . .

Alabama

This is one of the most regular sights in Alabama—a young man wearing cut-off overalls and selling the “official” Alabama fishing boat on the side of a street. Looks pretty useful!

Read on to see the other states!

Many people, especially those who live outside the US, tend to clump all the states together and view all American citizens as simply “American”.
Which, of course, is wrong to do. The truth is that each state is a mini country in and of itself, with its...

Tech News

Apple Introduces: the New Memoji

Talk about giving its users something new to play with, we are expecting new emojis. According to the reports, users of Apple products will soon have more emojis to make their communication even more fun. We are expecting not 10 but 70 new emojis.

This is to mark the World emoji day which is usually an exciting day in the tech world. We already know Amazon has planned its Prime day. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can start using the new emojis with the latest update. Let me leak a secret; you can expect some exciting hairstyles and options such as red, gray, bald or blonde.

It seems there is always a demand for emojis; we can already guess that the redheads and curly hairstyles will be the most popular choices among the new emojis.

What’s more, we are also expecting some new real looking animals to be added to the emojis. It has been gathered that a parrot, lobster, kangaroo, and a peacock have been selected; other new emojis are the freezing face which will be viral during winter and the fruits such as mangos and lettuce.

Do you love cakes? Let others know what you are craving with the new cupcake and mooncake emojis. The world emoji standard is managed by the Unicode consortium; they are a non-profit company who vet these additions. There is a master list provided by the Unicode consortium and the companies such as Apple can choose which emojis they want to be featured on their devices.

On the master list, there have also been some corrections. The illustrations of some emojis have passed a wrong message and are mostly misunderstood. These errors were pointed out, they include the beer emoji which shows foam on the can, and it was often misplaced by Google and has been corrected in this new rollout.

Also, the hamburger emoji has been redone. In the review, the ingredients formerly seen ‘peeking’ out from the hamburger have been changed. Emojis have made it easier to express feelings and emotions via the internet. Text messages can be understood better when an emoji has been added to convey the intended tone. They make our texts seem more human rather than some content was written by the smart assistants who can also be used to send text and instant messages.

We are delighted to start using some of the expected emojis in our emails. Let’s have a laugh, brighten up someone’s day by sending a fun light-hearted emoji to take some stress of the job.

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Talk about giving its users something new to play with, we are expecting new emojis. According to the reports, users of Apple products will soon have more emojis to make their communication even more fun. We are expecting not 10 but 70 new emojis.
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Nature & Tech

Help? How to Overcome a Fear of Flying

For years I found the concept of flying hard to get over. One of the first things I ever remember hearing about an aircraft was the name – Concord. While I would have been around 8 or 9 at the time, we didn’t have the money to go on holiday outside of our own country.

So, I never really cared for planes from a young age – when my first interaction with a plane was to hear about it exploding on the news, it left a long-term mark on my mind. First impressions and all that.

Anyway, for years I basically would find any unique way to avoid flying. For a trip, I’d insist that we’d drive from the UK and through other nations to get to where we wished to go. I’m lucky that those I travel with are just as good at enjoying a road trip as I am at suggesting one. However, it did leave me with a fear of flying for a large part of my life – so what can you do if you are like me?

Flying with Confidence

How can you avoid missing out on many important trips and flights in life through an irrational fear?

I recommend that you take a look at British Airways and their ‘Flying with Confidence’ program. For me, it was a life-changer: it really helped me to get over the parts of flying that scared the life out of me. You meet all manner of people in these places. I met people who take on dangerous trips for a living, driving vehicles in horrifying conditions, that simply could not step foot on a plane.

I met people like myself, who were left with a terrifying impression of flying from something they had indirectly experienced in childhood.

Changing your mind

One of the best parts of the process was that all it needed was for me to listen to the words of a professional pilot. Just as my dad used to put me at ease as a child when we’d drive in his old cars due to his skill as a driver, the pilots were quickly able to poo-poo and assuage any fears or worries that I had.

It felt great to have every “But what about…” question and fear batted back at me with a logical, legitimate answer that just made sense. The course even finished with a short flight, where I able to actually confront, combat and then defeat my fear all at once! Just some of the things that put me at ease here included:

  • Being able to learn more about how the aircraft works: learning about the operational details really made a big difference.
  • Speaking to the pilots had a huge impact, too. As I said, hearing it from a professional made a big difference.
  • Getting a better grounding on things like turbulence and other aircraft issues, helping me to see its akin to a car not changing gear as opposed to the engine exploding.
  • Panic and distraction techniques to help me stay comfortable when, as expected, something might go wrong during the flight and leave you worried.
  • Coping with the flight and taking small steps to appreciate where I was going wrong in my train of thought regarding flight.

If you are like me and find overcoming your fear of flying too much, I recommend that you take a trip to the British Airways Flying with Confidence program. It’s quite affordable and could make it much easier for you to start enjoying seeing the world without that constant fear of flying.

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For years I found the concept of flying hard to get over. One of the first things I ever remember hearing about an aircraft was the name – Concord. While I would have been around 8 or 9 at the time, we didn’t have the money to go on holiday outside of...

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Hilarious Pet Owner Revenge Signs

A dog is a man’s best friend. Well, that’s true when the man is in the house. Then the man is out… all hell breaks loose. On one hand, they are dogs, and they do not know ALL the house rules.

To them, if a doll is on the floor (or very close to it), it means that it was left there for them. You can’t expect them to understand that you can’t go around the house dog-proofing it.

Any case, take a look at these revenge notes made by the owners of these very cute and sorry dogs!

Couldn’t Bear The Thought

One of the not-so-great part of having pups is there tendency to chew anything and everything in their path.

This guy’s dog decided an antique stuffed panda looked too delicious to handle and chew the face-off!

For revenge the owner made him wear the panda site! It may not have worked, but it made a cute photo!

A dog is a man’s best friend. Well, that’s true when the man is in the house. Then the man is out… all hell breaks loose. On one hand, they are dogs, and they do not know ALL the house rules.

To them, if a doll is on the floor (or very...

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Cool Red, White And Blue Treat Ideas for the 4th of July

We always feel all American when it comes to the 4th of July. You can plan a day outdoors or indoors, but you’ll always need those red, white and blue’s to keep you covered.
If you want to dazzle your friends and family, you should try one of these Independence Day treats.

Red White and Blue Dipped Strawberries

Okay—these may technically be a smidge more on the purple side than bright blue, but if you’re artificial food coloring-averse, you’ll love these all-natural (and mostly healthy) treats. The trick to achieving the cool purple-blue hue? Crumbled freeze-dried blueberries. This three-ingredient dessert couldn’t be easier to make.

We always feel all American when it comes to the 4th of July. You can plan a day outdoors or indoors, but you’ll always need those red, white and blue’s to keep you covered.
If you want to dazzle your friends and family, you should try one of...

Animals

The Hidden Horror of the Beloved Otter

As one of the most adorable animals in the world, few animals inspire such forced choruses of “Awww!” than the beloved otter. However, behind those cheery little smiles and fluffy faces, there lies a hidden horror… an evil so profound that it’s quite hard to put into words. You see, the otter is among the most vicious little blighters in the animal kingdom.

You see, the giant otters of South America are some of the most fearsome animals around. Despite being part of the same species that gives us the adorable river otter, you can find that the giant otter is one son of a b**** animal.

For one, otters are VERY frisky when it comes to sexual conduct. They tend to be quite commonly seen holding their partner’ head underwater, biting their partner in the face and even KILLING their partner by being so god-damn rowdy. Add in the fact that they have been known to, uh, forcefully mate with other species like baby seals, and it’s easy to see why otters aren’t quite as cute as some would expect…

Capable of being as tall as 5’6”, they provide a very fearsome opponent even for a human. They tend to get palm-sized fists, and hunt in ravenous packs to make sure they can eat all they can. They munch on other vicious animals, too, turning snakes and crabs into dinner. They have teeth that are hard as nails, they don’t mind fighting and have no problem dealing some serious damage when called upon.

Not only is the giant otter a fearsome foe, but they seem to actually enjoy the experience. Few other mammal breeds get a divine pleasure out of killing, but they seem to quite enjoy wiping the floor with just about anything they come across. In 2016, a perfect example was provided: a gang of otters were at “Jungle World”, a popular exhibit that has some otters in alongside some monkeys. When one monkey gets too close to the water, the little otters spring out and pull him under the water, drowning the poor monkey.

It’s horrific, and there are other reports of otters doing the same kind of vicious murder tactics elsewhere, too. They also love to fight humans, too, by making us contract what is known as Valley Disease. It’s capable of causing everything from lesions in the bones to fever and inflammation in the heart and the brain.

It’s made by the southern sea otter, and it can be turned against unfortunate humans if they are not sure what they are dealing with. Few animals in the world are quite as wonderfully adorable to look at but then so viciously capable of doing real damage. Next time you see an otter, keep your distance!

If all the cute photos didn’t convince you, here are some photos of an otter attacking an alligator:

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As one of the most adorable animals in the world, few animals inspire such forced choruses of “Awww!” than the beloved otter. However, behind those cheery little smiles and fluffy faces, there lies a hidden horror… an evil so profound that it’s quite...

Entertainment

10 Weird Inconsistences That Infuriates Friends Fans

The show might be long finished, and reruns have also gone through many loops, but many will always love Friends. It’s one of those shows, that for certain people, is iconic; like Seinfeld. However, a lot of people are far less appreciative of Friends for various reasons.


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For some, Friends kind of created a social black hole. People who grew up with the show tried their best to imitate the characters’ lifestyles. Alongside that, is the rather excessive use of homophobic language that hasn’t aged quite so well. For all of its weird moments and gags, what most infuriates die-hard fans about Friends is the inconsistency.

No show is perfect, nor should it be expected to be. However, Friends is absolutely laden with nonsense inconsistencies that just slip through the net. Want some examples? Here are just a few examples of things that happen throughout the series with no real explanation.

Moving Around.


For one, each member of the group appears to live in a different apartment without any notice. When they do move out, you get an episode dedicated to it. When did they all move from apartments 4/5 to 19/20, exactly? I must have missed that one. The producers noticed after the first season has already begun, that given how high the apartments are, the flat numbers couldn’t be 4 and 5. So they changed.

Moving Around, 2.

Also, Monica seems to have a changing view from her kitchen window. Sometimes, it’s a city skyline, other times it’s a brick wall and other times it’s another apartment.

Support Beam.

The apartments really annoy me, in case you haven’t noticed. Monica’s apartment literally seems to have a support beam at one point, then it just magically disappears. As far as I’m aware, that’s somewhat dangerous.

Marriage Mixups.

When Monica and Chandler get married, it’s supposed to be a Tuesday, but wind up getting married on a Saturday judging by their voicemail.

Meeting Times.

There’s a host of changes to when certain people met in the show, Chandler and Rachel chief among them. Sure, it’s the pilot episode, but it’s still weird how two main characters’ origin meeting is just kind of all over the place.

Overdue Children.

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Ross’ ex, Carol, somehow manages to be pregnant with his son, Ben, for well over a year. We know some babies hang around longer than expected, but over three months!? Come on.

Phoebe’s Buffet.

Phoebe is one of the most inconsistent characters, which kind of fits as she was the most outrageous of the group. However, Phoebe is one of the most on/off vegetarians you will ever come across. From eating meat lasagne to then making a big fuss about her vegetarianism…it’s kind of weird.

Never Ageing.

Ross somehow manages to avoid turning 30 for about 30 years. In three seasons in a row, he’s 29 – despite there being three different festive periods and thus meaning three different years.

Sports Fans.

Chandler manages to be a sports boffin and someone who is clueless about sports at the same time. From pretending to get football, to avoid cooking to going to sports events…hmm.

Super Clean.

When Rachel and Ross get steaming drunk when they are in Las Vegas, they cover each other’ faces with permanent marker. It won’t come off. Then, they wake up, and it’s gone – like magic! The hotel staff must be VERY helpful.

Do you see what I mean when I say that Friends might be among the most maddeningly inconsistent shows around!? It’s hard to get everything right, but some of these are ludicrous.

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The show might be long finished, and reruns have also gone through many loops, but many will always love Friends. It’s one of those shows, that for certain people, is iconic; like Seinfeld. However, a lot of people are far less appreciative of Friends for...

Entertainment

What’s Up With Johnny Depp?

During the weekend, A picture of Johnny Depp surfaced online and the actor was nothing but a shadow of himself. The actor/musician who is currently on tour with his band posed for a photo with a fan and the picture got online.

Johnny, 54, looked so frail and recognizable. A lot of people argued that it wasn’t Johnny Depp because the Pirates of the Caribbean actor looked sick and weary which is way off the handsome Johnny we are used to seeing on screen.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the transformation isn’t in preparation for an entirely new film which requires Depp to alter his appearance for the demands of the role, but it seems highly unlikely the film is for Richard Says Goodbye.

While some fans expressed concern over the pictures other fans believe that his new look is as a result of an upcoming movie he is to play called Richard says goodbye. Details of the movie is still sketchy but According to an online magazine called Coming soon, he has been filming for Richard says goodbye since July 2017.

While most people believe that this could be according to the demands of the new movie he is filming for which Depp has to alter his appearance for. We doubt this because Johnny appeared in images at film premieres between last July and this year and he appeared very thin. According to some fans that attended Murder On The Orient Express, they said it looked as if Johnny was being held up by security personnel’s because he did not look healthy and fit.

Some fans are not buying this story with some accusing him of not taking proper care of his health and drinking too much.

A source close to Johnny rebuked claims he was drinking too much or he was sick but there has been no official statement from his camp about his recent look. This development comes barely few weeks after a heartbreaking image of Shaolin Temple star Jet Li hit the internet few weeks ago.

The actor who has lost so much weight and looks entirely different is rumored to be battling hyperthyroidism. An illness which occurs when “the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs.” These hormones “control the way the body uses energy, so they affect nearly every organ in your body, even the way your heart beats.”

During the weekend, A picture of Johnny Depp surfaced online and the actor was nothing but a shadow of himself. The actor/musician who is currently on tour with his band posed for a photo with a fan and the picture got online.
Johnny, 54, looked so frail and...

Tech News

Digital Sales Down. Vinyl is Back, Baby!

About a half-decade ago, I remember having a chat with my Dad, to do with the Sony PlayStation 4. He was really impressed that, instead of having a fleet of discs lying around the place for my games, I would just download them all from the online store and keep them digitally, available on-demand.

With the likes of Spotify so prominent at the time, too, he seemed genuinely glad that the wasteful, easy to damage disc era was coming to an end.

Well, sorry dad, but I have to say that there’s a massive upswing in people heading back in time. With many people buying physical copies of their music in abundance once again, 2017 seen a big fall in digital downloads alongside a massive upsurge in physical purchases again. I can see my dad tutting and shaking his head in disbelief right now!

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), there’s been a massive surge in people deciding to go classic once again. This was the first time since 2011 that physical sales were outlasting the digital industry, with CDs and vinyl’s especially moving more than $200m extra in sales across the year.

For people like myself who are too used to the digital side of things, this just makes no sense to me. While I get the collector thing – I recently bought old-school PlayStation 1 cases for my PS4 games that I do own on disc- I cannot grasp why you would immediately choose the physical copy over the digital edition.

While CDs are down by 6% in sales, vinyl went up an impressive 10%. While streaming obviously plays a big role in people no longer buying digital albums, instead getting them on subscription services, it’s a pretty significant change for the industry. Want to see what else the RIAA found in the music industry? Check out their comprehensive report

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About a half-decade ago, I remember having a chat with my Dad, to do with the Sony PlayStation 4. He was really impressed that, instead of having a fleet of discs lying around the place for my games, I would just download them all from the online store and...

Animals

Watch: Rare Shark Videod Near Underwater Volcano

Ocean engineers go on long journeys in the rivers, sea, and oceans in hope of finding new underwater species. The deeper they venture, the more likely it is for them to find something rare and unseen.

A National Geographic team caught something on video which is quite amazing.

National Geographic Explorer Brennan Phillips and his team sent a submersible camera to different depths in order to find something. They weren’t quite sure of what they will find. They traveled and explored many parts of the ocean until one day they were exploring around a volcano called Kava chi near the Solomon Islands and found something which was very rare.

They caught a glimpse of a rare shark. Phillips claimed that No one has ever studied it ever up close, so to me, as a scientist and inspiring explorer, that’s right through the picking.”

Phillips explained that the plan was to study the volcano but they found so much more. It was like a bonus to the team. They filmed a sleeper shark. The team sent pictures to marine scientists and biologists to confirm their findings. They all agreed that it was indeed a pacific sleeper shark.

Until now this shark has only been captured on video 3 times before. Survival around Kava chi volcano is hard because of the high temperature of water and hostile environment, however this shark was found here. The video of the shark was aired on the national geographic channel which credited the efforts of the explorer and his team mates.

 

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Ocean engineers go on long journeys in the rivers, sea, and oceans in hope of finding new underwater species. The deeper they venture, the more likely it is for them to find something rare and unseen.
A National Geographic team caught something on video which...