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Take A Break: Street Hack

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This week’s tech feature demonstrated that the so called Internet of Things (IoT) has profound abilities to connect, control and automate many of the objects and devices we use on a daily basis. From lighting, thermostats, appliances, security, sports and even toothbrushes; IoT can assist in bringing about a new world of convenience and automation to the palm of your hand.

But what if you took this idea a step further and had the ability to control street lights, traffic lights, cars and ATM’s with IoT connectivity via your smartphone? Ubisoft has the answer with their amazing (and equally amusing) Street Hack video.StreetHack


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Take A Break: Socialnomics

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It may be another tough week out there, but it’s time to take a break from the mid-week hustle and get familiar with some weird and wonderful facts and stats about social media.

Introducing Socialnomics 2014, the fifth and most recent installment of one of the Internet’s most popular social media video series. Erik Qualman is the man behind Socialnomics and runs a blog by the same name, that you can check out here. In addition, Qualman has published a number books, the most popular of which (yip, you guessed it) goes by the same name of Socialnomics. The book is about how social media transforms the way we live and do business, with a number of lessons and implications for individuals and businesses alike. The book is available for purchase at Amazon.Qualman

Now onto the video itself, Socialnomics 2014 presents some interesting facts and statistics about the extent to which social media has impacted our lives. “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media. The choice is how well we do it,” as said by Qualman in the opening moments of the video. It goes on to explain some interesting findings, ranging from demographics and online shopping, to dating and selfies.

Check out the video below!

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Take A Break: Sproutabout

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It’s been a long week and it’s time to take a break. Before you kick off and enjoy your weekend, I’ve got something to make you smile, warm your heart and give you hope. Here’s a great initiative to share with you on this momentous Mandela day.

This week, I noticed a great new project called Sproutabout. Sproutabout is a project that inspires South Africans, and people around the world, to share their stories about making a change for the better. No matter how big or small, each step we take to make the world a better place counts. Sproutabout is grounded in sustainable development and entrepreneurship and shows us that accomplishing global change is possible with the help and inspiration of a positive global community.10527783_485654294912969_2777800251105987904_n

Personally, this is an initiative that I am excited about and hope to see flourish in years to come. Take a moment to watch their video, “Press Play, Imagine” and share it with likeminded friends. If you feel inspired, visit their website to see how you can sprout positivity and change in any location around the world.

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