Tag: 2017

Spectacular scenes observed from around the world amid New Year 2018

Australia was one of the first countries to celebrate as the clock struck midnight before moving across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and finally the Americas.

Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbour in a massive display that included a rainbow waterfall cascade of lights and color flowing off the harbor’s bridge to celebrate the legalizing of same-sex marriage.

New Zealand’s Auckland welcomed January 1, 2018, with a spectacular fireworks display in the city, kicking off new year celebrations worldwide.

Australia’s largest city Sydney welcomed 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks spectacle hailing the introduction of same-sex marriage in the country.

From Australia, the celebrations will move to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and finally the Americas.

 

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Sydney and Auckland kick off the New Year celebrations

Let the party start! Sydney and Auckland kick off the New Year celebrations with stunning firework displays as the world rings in 2018

Millions of people around the world are celebrating the start of the new year with elaborate fireworks displays.

Auckland, in New Zealand, was the first major world city to kick off the party followed by Sydney where 1million people were thought to have watched the display over the city’s harbor. 

A rainbow waterfall plunged off the Harbour Bridge to celebrate recently passed legislation legalizing gay marriage in Australia.

In London, around 250,000 people are due on the streets amid tight security.

AS the rest of Australia rolled out it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations thousands were being evacuated from a beach on the NSW Central Coast after a fireworks barge caught on fire during NYE celebrations.

The barge caught fire during the 9pm fireworks at Terrigal.

Two people were rescued by emergency services from the barge. Any injuries are currently unknown.

Witnesses took to Twitter to describe scenes of chaos as the barge sank

New Year's Eve midnight fireworks over Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Tiny device (Amazon’s VA) can help you in following ways to make your life calm

This tiny gadget has engaged 70% of Americans and if you were lucky enough to have an Alexa-enabled device wrapped up for you under the tree, now is the time to unpack it from the box and put her to work.

This “smart” device is getting smarter by the second. What one can accomplish from the comfort of the couch while using just one’s voice is truly remarkable. But now that you have Alexa at your disposal, what are some of the best ways she can work for you?

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Alexa can make you surprise in the following ways:

She can order you dinner

Alexa connects to food delivery apps like GrubHub, Domino’s and Seamless, as well as Amazon Restaurants. Connect her to your food delivery app of choice ahead of time so that the next time your stomach starts to grumble during that Netflix marathon all you have to do is ask Alexa to reorder your favorite dish.

You can stop calling her Alexa

Is “Alexa” not exactly the name of choice for your new right-hand woman? Is “Beyonce,” TK or “hey, you!” more your style? To drop the “Alexa” which is called the “wake” word, just go to Settings and pick a different wake word.

Now if Alexa could only figure out how to serve cocktails and rub our feet, we’d be all set

She connects to Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio

Simply connect your favorite music program to the Alexa app and she’ll crank out all your favorite tunes — or find some new discoveries by genre. Sick of what you’re hearing? Ask her to play the next song, or make a specific request

She can give you a ride

Lyft is integrated with Alexa, so all you have to do is ask her to request rides — she’ll even remember where to take you to work. Super handy for the next time you’re running late and need a ride STAT!

She can tell you when it’s going to rain

Alexa can spit out a basic weather forecast for your area during set-up. But if you favor details a Doppler can give you, CNET says opening the Alexa app and enabling the Big Sky skill can tell you when it’s going to rain almost down the minute. Never be caught without an umbrella again.

She can go shopping

Out of toilet paper? Short on snacks? Alexa connects to your Amazon Prime account, so all you have to do is shout out your necessities, request Prime Now and get what you need in a jiffy.

She can remind you to do things

Have something in the oven? Need to remember to call someone or move your car at a certain time? Alexa has a built-in reminder and timer — all you have to do is ask her to remind you to do something or time something and she’ll do it.

She can make calls and find your phone

Load your contacts (don’t forget your own number!) into Alexa and the next time you have to call your mom, you can do it hands-free. Lose your phone? Alexa can call that, too

Tech giants are working on some futuristic innovations, features may debut in a 2018 smartphone,

Smartphones keep getting better and better, but what sorts of innovations can we expect in the future?

For years, phones with haptic feedback and fingerprint sensors were a dream, but now they’re a reality. Looking ahead, we’ve heard plenty of rumors about futuristic smartphone features, like foldable displays and fingerprint sensors inside a phone’s display, but it’s unclear if we’ll see any of these innovations in 2018. Thankfully, some recent reports have shed light on the whether or not customers can expect to see these features in the new year.

Foldable displays: Unlikely 

Samsung has been working on a device with a foldable display from as early as 2013. The phone referred to by many as the “Samsung Galaxy X” is supposed to bend in the middle — but a recent Samsung press release suggests the device associated with the rumored phone’s model number may not be the Galaxy X, but rather a rugged smartphone intended for professional settings and not the average consumer.

And so, with the so-called “Galaxy X” debunked, for now, there’s no indication Samsung plans to release a device with a foldable display in 2018.

Samsung is just one of many smartphone makers that have submitted dozens of technology patents that would allow smartphone displays to bend, fold or even roll up into a tube, but a functional product has yet to release to market. The closest smartphone users have seen to a foldable display smartphone is the ZTE Axon M, which is actually two separate display panels connected in the middle by a hinge.

In-display fingerprint scanners: Likely 

In 2017, several major smartphone manufacturers removed the physical home buttons from their devices. Like Apple’s new iPhone X, these devices use software to navigate the phone instead of using physical buttons. But while Apple’s high-end phone uses a facial-recognition system to unlock the phone (or a digital passcode for when that fails), most phones use fingerprint scanners to unlock the phone or authenticate purchases.

Best smartphone 2017

Despite having different brands, different designs, and slightly different feature sets (plus, unfortunately, different bloatware), the flagship handsets released in any year are basically the same. Their beautifully designed bodies hide pretty much the same hardware configuration, using the same chips provided by the same manufacturers, with a few exceptions – like Samsung’s home-grown Exynos, Huawei’s Kirin, and the MediaTek chips showing up in various handsets on the lower end of the spectrum. But there are some devices that have something special about them, not necessarily going against the mainstream but coming up with features or systems that stand out of the crowd. Here are some of them released in 2017.

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi has many mainstream handsets from the highest-performance to the most affordable models, enough to make it one of the top 5 smartphone manufacturers in the world. But it has more interesting ones as well – one of them is the Mi A1, the first handset to offer Google’s Android One.

Android One is basically the stock Android operating system with no additional software. It is a streamlined phone featuring Google’s services and nothing else, no unnecessary apps, a clean design, easy to navigate and customize. The handset, released earlier this year, has a pretty decent hardware (an octa-core Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage) capable of handling any app and game from the casual titles at https://www.allslotscasino.com/

to even the most demanding action and racing games. The hardware is paired with an amazing dual 12MP camera and a price tag that stays below $300.

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CAT S60

Caterpillar is a brand that you usually meet with heavy machinery and equipment, as well as rugged clothes and shoes worn by professionals. But a CAT phone also exists, built to resist most perils it is subjected to in a work environment. A rugged phone wouldn’t be such an outstanding product, but the CAT S60 is special because it is the first smartphone to be equipped with a thermal camera. The camera, built by mobile thermal imaging specialist FLIR, turns this phone into a unique companion for busy professionals

Otherwise, the handset has a more than decent hardware, with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and a price tag of around $670

Razer Phone

Last but not least, let us mention the Razer Phone, the first smartphone built specifically with gamers in mind. Its hardware is on par with today’s other flagships except for its extra RAM and its massive 4,000 mAh battery. Besides, it also has a beautiful 120Hz LCD screen, front-facing stereo speakers with a Dolby and THX-certified sound system behind them, as well as a design that makes it extra comfortable to hold

       The Razer Phone was released this November, and costs around $700

Want to join NewYear evening in London 2018. Must read blog

Indeed, London is acknowledged as one of the exceptional tourist spots and also ranked top when it comes to employees most liked a place to work for. Most of the people desire to witness New year night fireworks but very few get a chance to actually have its glimpse. It’s because numerous people virtually wait

   Dear Europeans travelers it’s not too late to attend world best fireworks this year

 

for the tickets which usually gets finish within no time. It won’t be wrong to assume that tickets may get sold off 4 to 6 months earlier. So the first act you expect to do is to check the website and buy it instantly. Well if you find yourself lucky enough to grab one or more than buckle up yourself and expect party hard. It is no doubt a breathtaking event for the viewers explicitly 15 mins of firework. Simply one can’t explain the delight person feels. Entry for general public gets open at 6pm. You must be wondering what you are expected to do till 12. That’s where you have to go through a hard assessment. All you have to do is WAIT & WAIT & WAIT. Let’s list down what can you do.

1) Enjoy the static front scene

2) can see people around

3) gossip with you folk

4) take pictures

5) enjoy music

6) take a nap on a folk shoulder

7) discuss your love affairs

8) Eat your food. Besides all, you are forced to stand like a statue just for nothing for straight 5 hours.

On the other hand, things, you need to be care full about are

1) take warm clothes as weather conditions usually remains extremely cold

2) take a bag which can be used as a pillow

3) portable battery

4) Interesting Novel

5) Anything that could engage you in few hours.

As compare to people benches are too less so if you find yourself lucky to have it grab it in a blink, don’t leave your seat in any case. It seems all right to spend 5 straight hours standing and waiting for something happens for just 15 minutes but its neither bad to have a bench. People usually run after grill or bar instead acquiring bench that’s the biggest mistake they do. So if you find an empty bench or grill must go for a bench. You can have your food, drink, extra warm clothes, save your batteries for the final few mins or take portable batteries along. It takes you to get to your allocated place few mins but it takes minimum 90 mins to leave the same place because of a huge crowd. Make yourself mentally prepare that you have to stand for literally nothing for straight 5 hours but those final 15 mins are worth watching. No doubt it’s a lifetime event but one time as well.

If you are traveling from somewhere outside London, you need to be seated well before time as London behaves really awkward even in normal days. As per stats, daily commutation of people in London in a day is 3 million. You can well imagine how can a tourist spot behaves on new year evening. You should be aware of which place your entrance is towards the venue and at which station you are getting off. London is hugely diverse and extremely fast. Its transport gives you hard time if you are not vigilant in planning and selection. It’s good to go prepare and preserve your energy for the right moments.

Entry in the venue?

At NewYears night they usually get short of security guards as a tourist from all around the globe reaches that area and even force of thousands and thousands seems very less. So they ask people to join them and perform job inside the venue. what you are supposed to do is to ask any guard which security force is performing duty at that venue and once you get to know them like (Manpower security in 2016) you can tell guards or police standing at the gate to let you enter as you are called inside for security duty, You can name any supervisor. Once you enter in the venue you can join any squad for duty or just wait for the main event as nobody gonna ask you anything later.

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Check out the list of best online shopping stores 2017

In this digital age, there’s almost no reason to brave long lines and strollers at the mall. Shopping is so much better when done from the comfort of your bed! Check out our list of the very best places to find a new and latest men’s, women’s and kids wear, then just sit back while they come to you.

  1. Ali Express                                                                                                                    Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com is an online retail service made up of small businesses in China and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers. It is owned by Alibaba. AliExpress is the most visited e-commerce website in Russia and was the 10th most popular website in Brazil. It facilitates small businesses to sell to customers all over the world, and, just like Amazon, one can find almost anything for sale. It is more accurately compared to eBay, as sellers are independent, using Aliexpress as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses.

 

2.Zappos

It is an online shop having some expertise in shoes and apparel and it is known as the biggest online shoe store on the planet. It was established in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn and its base camp is situated in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

 

3. Boohoo.com

In the nine years since its launch, Boohoo has become one of the leading online retailers in providing trend-led fashion for those on a budget. Taking inspiration from celebrity style, Boohoo has won many awards for its price-savvy designs.

4. alibaba.com

It has some expertise in web-based business organizations which depend on the web and is the biggest online business-to-business exchanging stage on the planet particularly for independent ventures. It was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. This site is more known in China and Asia and it furnishes its clients with various highlights, for example, the capacity to look at between items, speedy checkout, secure installment entryway and quick convey of items to their homes.

5. Mr Porter

It is an online retailer that was propelled in 2011 and works in offering what is identified with men’s style including shoes, garments, and accomplices to make you an up-to-date man. You can discover items for significant fashioners, for example, Alexander McQueen and Ray Ban.

6. Etsy

It was propelled in 2005 and is situated in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. This online business site represents considerable authority in offering diverse vintage, high quality, and processing plant fabricated things that you may need, for example, apparel, adornments, workmanship, magnificence items and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. You have likewise the capacity to check top picks that are picked by other Etsy individuals like you.

7. Walmart

It is an American multinational retailer that furnishes you with all that you may need, for example, hardware, computer games, home outfitting, garments, jewelry’, toys, autos, blessings, sports and different things at great costs to address your financial plan and fulfill your issues.

8. Asos

It is the biggest online retail location in the United Kingdom that has some expertise in exhibiting everything identified with magnificence and mold including frill, men’s and ladies’ wear. It causes you to limit your hunt through making utilization of patterns and accumulation includes notwithstanding the capacity to purchase and offer pre-possessed garments through the online commercial center that is displayed to you.

9. eBay

It is a standout amongst the most well known online sale and shopping sites that can be found in the entire world. It was established in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar and is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. It encourages you to purchase and offer diverse items which make this site advantageous for the two purchasers and dealers.

10. Amazon

It is known as the most well known and positioned as the biggest online retailer in the entire world and not simply in the United States. It was established in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States. It began as an online bookshop and immediately broadened to offer all that you require. It gives its clients a few highlights, for example, various simple installment strategies, rebates, snappy checkout, quick conveyance and an extensive variety of things at great costs.