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Handy Is Doing Something Completely Different

Handy is a cleaning company that operates differently than most companies out there. They don’t do things in the traditional way that any other cleaning company does, but still they have had a lot of success. Sometimes different really works for a company.
Handy is a company that allows its workers to work as often as they like, and they pay them a good wage, too. They are run from a mobile app, and everything about their company is very with it and modern. When people think of cleaning companies they probably think of maids in skirts and an old fashioned service, but that is not what Handy is at all. This company is trying to modernize the cleaning industry, and they have been doing a great job at that. They are doing so well, in fact, that they are getting $1 million in bookings per week. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of people paying for their services.
Nowadays people like doing things in the nontraditional ways. People like to earn a little bit of cash here and there, and that is why Handy has been able to have enough workers for all of the jobs that they have booked. And, the people who are booking them are looking for an nontraditional service, as well.
Handy took a chance when they started off as a cleaning and repair service. They took a chance doing things differently, and it has really paid off for them. They were smart in what they set out to do, and now they have a company that is doing some really great things. The amount of jobs that they are doing per week is a pretty amazing thing for a cleaning company. It just proves how sometimes people really do go for what is different instead of what is traditional.
Handy has started to gain popularity recently, and they are sure to start doing even better for themselves as time goes on. Once more people start hearing about them more people will want to use their services and more people will want to work for them. They are an appealing company, and they are a company that is going to stick around for a while. The people who founded them really knew what they were doing, and they should be greatly applauded for all of the success that they have had with their company so far.

The New Visual Revolution Powered by Slyce

The Search Engine is as ubiquitous now as cars were in the 1950’s. You might ask yourself how a Search Engine might compare to a car, or what do these advances in technology have in common. In reality they do not have anything in common, but they both brought freedom to human beings. The cars brought freedom of mobility to society, and the Search Engine has brought informational freedom. Informational freedom has opened doors that have been previously closed for generations, and allowed for the mass consumption of knowledge. This in return has enabled anyone with a passion for something to dive deeper into the subject matter. It is no longer necessary to attend an University to learn because the Search Engine has brought forth all of the information available in textbooks to the public. The only thing stopping a person from reaching a higher level of education is an internet connection.

Search Engines have enabled individuals to prosper without the need of a higher learning institution. No other time in history has been so prosperous to individuals that set out to accomplish something than the industrial revolution. During the Industrial Revolution many millionaires were formed and today is no different. The Informational Revolution is making regular people millionaires at a higher pace than ever before. But instead of thanking big industrial machines we can thank technology and the Search Engine. The Search Engine has allowed us to evolve as a race, and now we have evolved the Search Engine. No longer do we have to type on a keyboard to get results, and no longer do we need a large computer to use it.

The Search Engine has finally evolved and it is being used in novel cases. No longer does a person have to type a search into a keyboard to get the results they are looking for. Technology has evolved so much that people can use a Search Engine on their phones, tablets, or watch. Devices with microphones are being equipped with audio search engines were the user speaks to the device and gets the required answers. The latest innovation in this space has been the use of Visual Search Engines being powered by the any mobile device that has a camera. The user only has to take a picture and the program will find all of the relative information on that object.

One of the leading companies in this breakthrough technology is Slyce. Slyce provides visual search technology to retailers and brands so they can power their mobile applications. When retailers use this technology, customers are able to find the items they are looking for in a more efficient manner or by just taking a picture of a similar item. Visual Search engines also allow Slyce to enter the retail space by giving consumers the power to find items they are interested in and referring them to a retail partner. Visual Search Engines are the future and Slyce is leading the way in this new revolution that it is changing the way people experience the world.

Customer Satisfaction Index Rates Cable and Broadband Providers Dead Last

Most people wouldn’t be too surprised if you told them that cable television and broadband providers, usually the same company, ranked dead last in this year’s Customer Satisfaction Index. High prices, along with abysmal customer service, are leaving customers less than happy with their service.

Once upon a time pay television providers could get away with their customers being unhappy. It didn’t matter what customers thought because there were few alternatives. New choices, including streaming services like Netflix, are driving the divide between pay TV subscribers and cord cutters everywhere.

The overall benchmark score of pay TV and broadband providers was a 63. The US Postal Service and home phone service barely beat them out each with a score of 69. At least the US Postal Service has an excuse when customers are unhappy with their service. Transporting billions of letters and packages is logistical nightmare compared to running a wire into someone’s home and collecting money indefinitely.

Folks at The Aspire New Brunswick have learned that Time Warner Cable and Mediacom were among the lowest scoring companies for customer satisfaction out of over 300 companies in 43 different industries. Comcast and Charter Communications weren’t ranked much higher.

It seems that customers dislike being locked into a contract with a company who doesn’t care about them and provides lousy service.

Unknown Woman Being Offered $100,000 for Vintage Computer

It’s something that many people dream of, especially treasure hunters and auctions seekrs. It’s the stuff of legend. While cleaning out her garage, a woman found boxes of old electronic equipment, including a rare Apple 1 computer. Unfortunately for the woman, instead of sorting through the trash and garbage, she simply dropped it all off at a Bay Area Electronics Center and left it for the workers at the recycling center to sort through.

Fortunately for her, a staff-member named Brad Reifler at the recycling center remember her, and while they never caught her name have decided to offer her a $100,000 reward for the computer. They sold the computer to a vintage dealer for $200,000 and are looking for the woman so as to give her her percentage of the money. They’ve started posting on social media and are attempting to find someone who might know the woman, and are hoping that she recognizes herself or that someone else knows who she is.

The staff was pretty amazed to find such a rare computer and part of history. When they first opened the box they thought it was a fake. Only 200 Apple 1 computers were ever manufactured and sold, and only 63 are believed to still be in existence. It was one of the only home computers sold in 1976 that was fully assembled. Users only had to provide a monitor and keyboard.

Self-Sufficient Floating Home

In a span of over 20 years, a couple was able to build their floating self-sufficient paradise off the coast of Vancouver Island in Canada.

The home, consisting of 12 buoyant platforms that are connected together, provided the couple with everything they need, and more.

It is solar-powered complex that the couple patiently erected over more than 20 years. They have completed their dream home and it includes beaches, galleries, gardens, greenhouses, guest rooms, pools, towers, and workshops.

Wayne Adams and Catherine King were both artists in their own rights, as Ricardo Guimarães BMG points out. Wayne began carving when he was twenty-four and later became a full-time artist. His largest masterpiece, Cachalot, was displayed in 1988 at The Victoria Art Gallery in The Profiles of a Heritage Art Show. The creation shows a battle between a sperm whale and four squids. It was made from an 8-1/2 ft. elephant tusk.

Catherine, on the other hand, is a retired ballerina. When she met Wayne, she started to develop a zeal for painting, and later on carving. Under Wayne’s training, she started to develop her own carving style, influenced by her dance and music.

The artistic couple enjoys their days alone painting, writing, carving and making music. But they also entertain guests in the summer when people would charter special boat taxis to visit their exceptional home.

Together, they live in Freedom Cove in their jointly created floating home and gardens which clearly showed off their artistic inclinations.

Computer Security Expert Was Blocked From Flight After Tweet

In a rather ironic incidence, a computer security researcher was told that he could not board a plane because of a tweet, in which he stated that he had hacked into the aircraft systems. Chris Roberts was on his way to Francisco to attend the RSA security conference, when the united airline denied him the chance to board the plane.

Robert was able to get another flight however and he arrived in Francisco late Saturday. This is according to a lab’s spokeswoman. United Airlines spokesman, Rahsaan Johnson, said that they couldn’t allow Robert to board the plane, based on what he had tweeted. He explained that the crew and the customers did not have to be subjected to such behavior.

While several stories seem to suggest that Robert was stopped when he had already gone through security and also the flight gate, according to Johnson, he was actually notified hours before the flight.

Robert’s troubles had begun earlier, when he had been held for questioning by the FBI, after landing in New York, following the tweet that he had posted while onboard. The FBI had confiscated all the electronic devices that he had including his iPad, USB memory sticks, a Mac Book Pro and several hard drives, according to Facebook. Paul Mathieson figured that would be the case.

The irony of it all, is that Robert was actually going to attend a conference, where he was scheduled to give a talk about the vulnerability of transportation systems.

Apple Watch Makes its First Appearance

BuzzFeed News reports that on April 10, 2015, the new Apple Watch made its launch in Apple Stores across the nation. Unlike new versions of the iPads, iPhones, and laptops, people weren’t rushing to line up at retailers through the country for the Apple Watch.

There are a few reasons why those fans like Ricardo Tosto didn’t bother holding their spots overnight. First of all, you can’t buy the Apple Watch yet, and second, you need an appointment to test out the watch. Of course, the hefty price tag might have deterred some customers as well. Some Apple Watches are going for as much as $17,000 each.

Customers can play around with the demo watches via touchscreens in Apple Stores. You can also view a guided tour of the Apple Watch on the Apple website. If you are interested in trying out a watch, you need an employee to get it for you as the watches are secured inside drawers. An exception to this are the higher-end watches, which begin at $10,000 and are the gold line watches. These watches require a bit of special attention in some Apple Stores. In one Manhattan store, on Fifth Avenue, customers are directed into a VIP room to try out the watch.

Although people didn’t show enthusiasm via lines outside of Apple Stores for this new gadget, requests for the Apple Watch haven’t stopped since it made its first appearance.

Microsoft’s Hololens Brings Us One Step Close To A True Virtual Reality Experience

Having been regarded as Microsoft’s most ambitious project yet, the recent unveiling of Microsoft’s HoloLens has the world looking at the possibilities that augmented reality has to offer in the foreseeable future.

Even though we are still a few years away from creating a true virtual reality experience, companies such as Oculus and Google has been making strides into making this a possibility. Now, Brian Torchin has learned that Microsoft has decided to be a part of that race and is currently working towards bringing virtual reality accessories to the masses as well.

Called the Hololens, this device utilizes augmented reality to create a virtual reality effect. Essentially, once a user places the device over there eyes, they can navigate through menus and move digital items via voice or hand signals in mid air.

To put things into retrospect, no other device on the market today allows you to move objects in the digital world, by using your voice or hand motions alone, with the exception for the Kinnect.

At the presentation, Microsoft proclaimed that their goal is to reshape the world and the concept of what a computer screen is and change it into a world of people that wear head worn devices that eliminates the need for a screen, whether it may be at work or at home.

To put things into retrospect, one individual who had the luxury of experiencing this demo, proclaimed that they were able to walk around and bend down to look at rocks. They also proclaimed that they could see NASA’s Curiosity Rover with the device as well. In closing the individual proclaimed that with the Hololens, not only was he able to see what it would be like to walk on Mars, he was also able to interact with a variety of objects on the surface as well.

World Fastest Smartphone Launched: Galaxy Note 4 LTE A

An upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was just announced, bringing in an upgraded processor, the Snapdragon 810, as well as increased 4G speeds of up to 450Mbps.

The device is way ahead of its time, according to Forbes Magazine. While the 4G Category 9 will not be provided by telecom providers for several months, the device is technically capable, according to Samsung, of downloading in under 20 seconds an entire 650MB video.

The Snapdragon 810 chipset is the successor to the 805 currently used in today’s top-tier smartphones. It brings a 64-bit architecture and allows RAM of 4GB in order to allow a new level of app sophistication. It additionally has a quad-core ARM Cortex A57 CPU and quad-core A53 CPU, allowing for dynamic switching between them in order to conserve battery life. The Adreno 430 GPU is a full 30% faster than the previous Snapdragon 805 as well.

Many of the other specs, including the 5.7-inch 2K resolution, Super AMOLED screen, and 3,220mAh battery carry over from the Galaxy Note 4. Nonetheless, the improved specs in this device will allow the phone to be overall more efficient.

The actual release date for the device hasn’t been announced yet, but from what I saw on Sam Tabar.com, he’ll definitely be one of the first in line to get one.

Computers Getting Nearly Up to Primate Standard

 

The legions of computer nerds out there have banded together once again to create a bound into the Vijay Eswaran future of technology. This time they have managed to create a computer which can see visual objects, remember them and identify and recognise them again at least as well as a living primate can.This is part of a long term project to make computers recognise visuals to the same degree as the human mind. However, before now there was not a single machine out there which can match the speed of even a primate’s brain. However the latest research has exposed some new computers can emulate the primate’s abilities to a significant degree.

This project is based upon existing knowledge of how the brain recognises visual things. According to some scientists, this attests to just how accurate their understanding of such things is, and just how complex they are able to articulate their senses in this manner.

MIT’s DiCarlo said that “The fact that the models predict the neural responses and the distances of objects in neural population space shows that these models encapsulate our current best understanding as to what is going on in this previously mysterious portion of the brain.”

This is seen as an important step towards making machines which have human like abilities. Things like artificial intelligence and novel ways to cure sight problems may arise as a result.