How much time will you have?

How much time will you have?

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Would you care to be my eyes

Would you care to be my eyes

[Be my eyes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Deal with everyday challenges
  • Play music
  • Go to school
  • Go to work
  • The simplest things can be difficult
  • Through your smart phone
  • A live video connection
  • You can help just be installing the app
  • If you’re in the middle of something
  • Someone else will step in
  • Would you care to be my eyes
  • Find it in the App Store

A new app called Be My Eyes  allows you to donate tiny portions of time to help blind people around the world perform quick, everyday tasks. Now you can volunteer for a good cause while in the queue at the supermarket, says Matthew Sparkes (The Telegraph)

Read more HERE

Who knocked you up this morning ?

Who knocked you up this morning ?

[great big story]

Imagine life without alarm clocks. Workdays would start at noon, breakfast would be brunch, and no one would make it to class before the first bell. From the early 1800s through the 1960s, factory workers didn’t have much of a choice. To get to work on time, they relied on “knocker-uppers,” aka, human alarm clocks. Using long bamboo sticks, or peashooters, Britain’s knocker-uppers would stroll down the streets rapping at windows to help their patrons kick-start their days.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• They were called knocker-ups
• We’re travelling back in time
• The early 1800s
• A paid job
• A bamboo pole
• Be up early for their shift
• Industrial cities
• A hook or knob on the end
• Wakey wakey
• Pea shooters
• Why not just shout
• The evidence suggests
• Mystery solved

A tongue-twister :

We had a knocker-up, and our knocker-up had a knocker-up

And our knocker-up’s knocker-up didn’t knock our knocker up

So our knocker-up didn’t knock us up

‘Cos he’s not up.

Inspire me #4

Inspire me #4

[Apple]

It’s faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter. It has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them. The new MacBook Pro is built on groundbreaking ideas. And it’s ready for yours.

The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of your keyboard with something much more versatile and capable.2 It changes automatically based on what you’re doing to show you relevant tools you already know how to use — system controls like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text, and more. And for the first time, Touch ID is available on a Mac, enabling instant access to logins and fast, secure online purchases with Apple Pay.

 

Read more HERE

 

The world in 2025

The world in 2025

 [Ikea Portugal]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • It brings inanimate objects to life using smart life
  • Graphics are projected back onto the surface
  • A preparation surface
  • Work bench
  • Children’s play area
  • Explore creative flavor combinations
  • Get suggestions on what to cook
  • Set the timer
  • How much time and effort you want to spend
  • A cutting board
  • Browse recipes
  • Be inspired by friends and family
  • Place your pan on the table
  • Collect your ingredients
  • Set the temperature
  • The timer will start
  • Keep your coffee warm
  • All your kitchen stories bought to life

 

Read more about the project here

Read more about The World in 2025 here

Take a 3D Selfie – Capture your memories

Take a 3D Selfie – Capture your memories

  [Forbes]

 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • The Digital Avatar is really at the center of everything
  • Data processing conversion
  • From that you can do a host of things
  • Talk to a scanning technician
  • Step into our 3D scanning system
  • 54 Cameras facing in all directions
  • A quick countdown 3 – 2 – 1
  • Check out the pictures
  • Convert into a 3D file
  • Build something up piece by piece
  • The remaining powder will get vacuumed away and put back into the system
  • They hold the powder together, but it’s not completely fused yet
  • It strengthens the bond and creates the finished product
  • The moment I’ve been waiting for
  • Create another type of product, like an ornament
  • Like be yourself in a video game
  • Your specific body and requirements
  • They are actually making clothes for your measurements
  • Household products, coffee mugs can fit your hand
  • Chairs can be shaped to your body
  • Specialized scanners
  • In partner locations
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