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Google HQ in Toronto

It was Digital Day at Google head quarters down town, Toronto and I was invited. A great event to learn about Consumer Surveys and everything needed to know to optimize company online activities with the help of Google. I loved all the android green guys painted on random walls, a london telephone booth and a stairwell full of Google Map locations. A googler gave us a tour of the office, which felt like a mini version of what we’ve seen in the movie The Internship. Each floor was equipped with game areas. gaming consoles, arcade driving games and old school foosball.   They have their own little in house farm of fresh herbs and a kitchen on each floor for easy access. This Android piece of art is made up of hundreds of pieces of rubik cubes. This was pretty awesome! A lot of the meeting rooms…

Social Media Etiquette

Do you have good Social Media Etiquette? Social Media has a global reach and trust me when I write this, but there is no room for poor etiquette. Unless you would like to purposely rub your social media image in the dirt.  Creating accounts for every popular social media application or website and leaving your accounts dormant, why? Many people do this. They think they need to be on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest and make their accounts, only to never open them again. If that sounds like you, both do your research and learn about each one and their benefits for you personally or your business so you can start using the application to your advantage, or simply just delete the account that you never use. Some people fail to realize that having a social media account that hasn’t been watered and nurtured into an increasing amount of followers…

The Latest Technology event at EFS

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE LATEST TECH This was a great opportunity for tech fanatics like myself to try out some of the most awesome latest technology on the market. On Thursday May 22nd, The ADCC (The Advertising & Design Club of Canada) brought us closer to technology that we don’t commonly see here. When I was in New York for Social Media week, which the venue happened to be around the corner to the Google head quarters, I saw Google glasses on people everywhere. Here in Toronto, never. Here’s the list of what we got to try: Oculus Rift Google Glass Leap Motion Kinect Bubl Makerbot Some of these toys you may never have heard of, so let me break it down for you. Oculus Rift This I thought was pretty cool. I know this technology has been in the works for quite a while now. But…

The Future of ROBOTS

Robots were invented to make our lives easier in some way or to do things that we cannot do, like exploring Mars. Although robots fascinate people, they have not yet made much of a mark on the world. Especially compared to the make believe ones we’ve seen in movies like iRobot and The Terminator. However, we’re very close to this changing. More companies are investing in the future of robots. The New York Times reported that in 2013, Google bought eight promising robot start-ups in the United States and Japan to help build a “new generation” of robots. These robots will make the electronics assembly process easier and possibly help with Google’s same-day delivery efforts. Andy Rubin, who was the mastermind behind the Android operating system, is working on this top secret Robots project. Amazon.com, which is Google’s competitor in the Robots category, stated that one day they want Amazon’s…