DeviceSpecifications reports a rumor that Sony is about to announce 1/1.8-inch 38MP sensor for smartphones. The new sensor is said to have a number of interesting features:Quad Pixel Phase Detect AF (QP2DAF)Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)24fps speed at full...Read More »
Jamal Khashoggi is the name you are hearing the past days because he and other journalists were announced by Time magazine «Person of the year». Τhe journalist’s photograph is on the cover of Time magazine and in his name a lot of journalists posted the cover on social media to show the world that they […]Read More »
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Here comes an innovative idea from one of the most premium sound company, Bowers & Wilkins. The outcome? A creative piece of sound made togheter with some of Sweden's best sound experts. Check out the process behind the case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctUwJSvLP-g&feature=youtu.be
Every year, as the holidays approach, we hear the same Christmas songs played over and over again. But instead of spreading joy, experts and media warn that this can actually increase stress. To help counter the negative effects of repetitive seasonal music, Bowers & Wilkins introduces ’Sound SPA’ – a song scientifically proven to reduce stress.
’Sound SPA’ is the first song for the holidays that is uniquely designed to help people relax. Produced by world famous music producer and sound expert Marcus Bergqvist and composer Joel Danell in collaboration with stress scientist and internationally renowned professor Töres Theorell.
Sound SPA gives the listener a unique audio experience, a track that is the perfect combination of scientific research and sound. As cars are getting smarter and the user experience evolving rapidly, the in-car audio experience plays an even bigger role. In a future where the car is not just a place for driving, the experience for passengers will evolve even more, becoming a place of work, relaxation, play. We see tracks such as Sound SPA to be a major part of that experience. The soothing melody and de-stressing effects of Sound SPA are heightened further by the high quality in car audio system, where the sound surrounds the listener, transporting them to a place of stillness, bringing them closer to the music“
– Georgina Lovegrove, marketing manager at Bowers & Wilkins.
The song is available both as an edited version and a longer “session” – fifteen minutes being the recommended time needed for people to truly unwind. But to really feel the relaxing benefits of the song, it's recommended to be experienced in the right conditions. And there is nowhere better than a car with a high-quality sound system when you want a piece of music to transport you out of the everyday. The song is the most effective played in a car fitted with a high-quality sound system. When you’re traveling from A to B, you are almost forced to unwind and block out any unwanted noise or intrusive thoughts. But the song is still available for everyone!
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1bIdqkmcANOIE8YiC9DP2r
Listen on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/sound-spa-ep/1445911657
Credits: Bowers & Wilkins and acency Stendahls, Sweden.
Because the best way to enjoy Christmas magic is through a child’s eyes, Uber has launched UberToys, a unique experience free of charge in Paris that takes you back to your childhood in a flash. It begins on Tuesday 11 December and ends on Thursday 13 December, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.
As Christmas decorations bedeck streets and windows, Uber has not stopped innovating: the firm wants Parisians to feel like children again by recalling those little timeless cars they would put on their wish lists for Santa Claus. To experience this emotion, you can order a car-size toy vehicle for free in a few clicks on Uber’s application and see one of six cars from UberToys drive all the way up to you.
“With UberToys and the agency DDB, we wanted to give users an original, unique, light-hearted experience by rekindling the emotions of Christmas magic. UberToys gives Parisians the chance to relive their childhood by riding around Paris in a toy farm truck, a remote-controlled car or even a vehicle made entirely of modelling clay, while letting the magic do its work”, explains Michelle Lamberti, Uber’s Head of Marketing for Western and Southern Europe.
And because Christmas is largely about sharing, Uber would also like to help those not fortunate enough to celebrate these moments: the firm is partnering with Secours Populaire Français, a French charity, and the campaign Pères Noël Verts (Green Santas) it has been running since 1976. Through Pères Noël Verts, children and families in difficulty can get new toys, books, festive food packs and many other presents, both in France and worldwide. Uber would like to involve its entire community and will donate €1 to Secours Populaire Français each time the code SECOURSPOP is entered in Uber’s application from 11 to 13 December. Passengers will not be charged for this operation.
How do you use UberToys from Tuesday 11 December to Thursday 13 December?
- Download Uber’s application and sign in using your login details or create an account in a few clicks.
- Select the option UberToys.
- Click on “Order an UberToys ride” and one of six UberToys cars will then drive right up to you.
- The driver in the ordered car will contact you to specify the number of seats if need be and the minimum age (4 or 6 years).
*See all terms at: http://t.uber.com/toys
How do you enter the code SECOURSPOP and lend a helping hand to Pères Noël Verts?
- Open Uber’s application and click on the three lines in the top-left corner
- Go to the “Payment” tab then click on “Add Promo/Gift Code” at the bottom of the screen
- Add the code SECOURSPOP and you’re done!
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Well, if you are a YouTube fan and you like finding different characters on the platform, then you sure know Colleen Ballinger. The YouTube personality gave birth to a baby boy, on December 10th 2018 an we hope everything goes well for her! These are some facts about Colleen Ballinger: Colleen Ballinger was born November […]Read More »
What's the employment outlook for creative talent?
According to The Creative Group's latest State of Creative Hiring research, 61 per cent of advertising and marketing hiring decision makers in Canada plan to expand their teams in the first half of 2019. Thirty-seven per cent of employers anticipate maintaining staff levels and primarily filling vacated roles. In addition, 48 per cent of companies expect to increase the number of freelancers they use in the next six months.
- Good talent is hard to come by. Eighty-nine per cent of advertising and marketing hiring decision makers said it's challenging to find creative professionals today.
- There's a need for recruiting speed. When asked to name the greatest barrier to bringing on top creative talent, the most common response was a slow hiring process (19 per cent).
- Flexibility is a selling point. Employers surveyed said a flexible work schedule (44 per cent) is the most desirable noncash perk for creatives. Professional development opportunities (20 per cent) ranked second.
- Interview performance matters. When evaluating applicants for creative roles, 32 per cent of hiring decision makers rated a candidate's interview performance as the top criterion. Twenty-four per cent of respondents said previous experience carries the most weight.
- Companies are relaxing some requirements. Seventy per cent of hiring managers are now more willing to bring on creative talent who have relevant certifications in lieu of a college degree than they were 12 months ago.
- Frequent job changes are a red flag. Nearly three in 10 employers (29 per cent) said it's likely they'd remove a candidate from consideration if their resume showed a history of job hopping.
- Retention is top a top concern. Seventy-seven per cent of companies are worried about losing current creative staff members to other job opportunities in the next 12 months.
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in connecting interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent with the best companies on a project, contract-to-hire and full-time basis. For more information, including job hunting services and candidate portfolios visit roberthalf.ca/creativegroup and roberthalf.ca/blog.
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