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.

Do what you can ‘t

Do what you can ‘t


“Do What You Can’t” isn’t just a slogan, it’s what we do every day. Our mission is to help you do what can’t be done. And what inspires you, inspires what we make. Because can’t is only what you can’t do yet. #DoWhatYouCant

Inspire me #4

Inspire me #4


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



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
What is DOOB™? read more @ Doob 3D

Do you like taking selfies with your iPhone?

Do you like taking selfies with your iPhone?

4 Life Changing Tips for  iPhone or Tablet Users


Watch the following video :

Taking a Selfie

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

It has recently come to our attention

Phone and Tablet Users

Using their gadgets completely wrong

Popsugar Tech Editor is here to share four life changing tips

This will blow your mind

Nifty iPad

Give us the solution

Taking a selfie with selfie arm

So selfie arm is bad?

I will turn you into a selfie pro

Plug in these head phones

Press the volume up button, it will take the picture for you

This is like a remote control

Mobile devices

Leave your WiFi and Bluetooth off

It accelerates battery drain

Turn your iPhone into airplane mode it will charge way faster

This is why my battery is always in the red

Third mistake, recording video with your phone upright

It kills me when I see people doing this

To record video on your phone, you have to turn your phone side ways

Trying to type on your iPad laying down

It’s life threatening

Here’s a trick, take your two fingers and then just split the keyboard in half

You’ll have a special keyboard, type just with your thumbs

For old time’s sake

The iPad Magician

The iPad Magician

Watch the following video :

iPad Magician

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

He can make a spider crawl out of his screen

Make an iPad fly like a balloon

Has “ wowed” crowds around the world

I love doing tricks

I can bring it out of the screen

I can easily change it

It’s different from traditional magic

Digital illusions

He has already mastered some classic magic skills, like slide of hand

He works with a Software Developer, to plan his tricks in minute detail

The art of digital magic

His career took off in 2002 when he was named German Magic Champion

I set myself a goal

I was travelling around America with a friend

Our car kept breaking down

I wanted to be on TV with millions of people watching my tricks

Has been posting videos on YouTube, they have been viewed my millions of people

He is known as the iPad Wizard on Social Media Sites

Weird and wonderful new tricks

Even in the digital age people are still fascinated by the power of magic

Another iPad Magic Trick (fastest selfie ever)


Fastest Selfie