Leadership tips from the Book of Guinness World Records

What makes a great leader?

Great leaders are passionate, encouraging, motivating, inspiring, innovative and committed to what they do. And, when faced with a challenge, they persevere, overcoming adversity and accomplishing incredible feats.

And when we think of great leaders, we often think of them sitting behind oak desks in an office tower or speaking to large audiences.

We don’t normally think of leaders as emerging from the pages of the book of Guinness World Records 2020.

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Enhanced SYNC 3 Infotainment system featured in 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer with All-New SYNC 3*

Newest customer centric update developed in-house with major contributions by Ford’s Canadian software teams.

A secure, functional, seamless and enjoyable customer experience with in-car infotainment on an on-going basis is not only nice to have, it’s an absolute necessity given the advancement in today’s technology and the need to keep people safe on the road. This is why Ford has taken charge to deliver the best in-class user experience with the latest version of SYNC 3 featured in the soon to be released 2020 Ford Explorer.

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Delivery Options: Drone or Driverless Vehicle with Robot?

If the thought of getting your latest Amazon or on-line purchase delivered by a drone particularly large heavy ones makes you feel uneasy, how about greeting at your door a robot that just arrived in a self-driven car? Testing autonomous delivery is not new. Back in 2017, Ford partnered with Domino’s in the U.S. to test-drive the self-driving pizza delivery experience. Previously, they’ve also partnered with Walmart, Postmates, a food delivery company and other businesses in the Miami, Florida area. [Read more…]

No more YouTube autoshare to Google+ and Twitter after Jan 31st 2019

 

 

 

If you are a regular poster on YouTube and rely on YouTube’s autosharing feature to tweet out your latest creation to Twitter or share on Google+, starting after tomorrow, January 31, 2019 ( I guess that means Feb. 1st), you’re going to have to post your YouTube activity manually or find a new way to do it. [Read more…]

Sessionwire Releases the First, Easy-to-Use Collaborative Social Media Platform for Musicians

A truly live online collaboration tool for creators to connect music creators across the world:  Live Audio Connections. Easily. Anywhere.

January 23, 2019 – Winter NAMM Booth 1840, Hall E – Sessionwire Communication Inc. is proud to release their updated online collaborative creation, social media and sharing platform for musicians, songwriters and producers: www.sessionwire.com. Sessionwire is the first live online music production environment that comes with a growing community of like-minded musicians and creators, and enables musicians to work with their own macOS recording software and connect with other musicians and producers anywhere in the world. Sessionwire is now available as a subscription service and offers a 14-day trial period. A full membership subscription to Sessionwire is $15 monthly or $150 annually. After the trial, Guest members can continue enjoy the use of the software for free, however there is no outbound calling available for Guest members. [Read more…]

Great Clips App adds SIRI Shortcuts Integration & Haircut Reminder

How many times have you said to yourself, “Oh I forgot to get my hair cut,” or “I should have made an appointment with my stylist.” Well if you’re an iPhone or iOS user and a Great Clips customer, you’ll be happy to know there are two new updates and few new features to the Great Clips App  to help easily remind you so you can look your best when you need to. Android users aren’t totally left out, there’s one update for you.

The company announced the first update includes an integration with latest Apple’s iOS 12 mobile operating system which includes the newly introduced ‘Siri Shortcuts’.  With this update, and Apple’s latest update, customers can save themselves a whole lot of time by using Siri to initiate checking in to their usual salon location. They will also receive updated wait time estimates after then check in. Just saying, “Siri, check me into my favourite salon,” online check-in will open the Great Clips App to the customer’s previously selected ‘favourite’ salon. To set a shortcut, customers with the Great Clips App can go to the Settings within their device, select “Siri & Search” and then “All Shortcuts”. [Read more…]

New massive Microsoft Canada HQ slated for September 2020

 

 

This morning, Microsoft Canada announced that it will move its Canadian headquarters to a new space in the heart of downtown Toronto at 81 Bay Street. Opening in 2020, the new facility will span four floors & 132,000 square feet of the new CIBC Square, empowering employees to thrive in a new modern workplace. Currently under construction, the new facility’s more central location is well-served by transit and is closer to Toronto’s downtown innovation hub. [Read more…]

Will House of Cards be the same? Final season coming up Nov 2


How many of you binge watched House of Cards? I know I did – more or less over a week or two. Frank Underwood seemed to be the guy everyone loved to hate. Of course with all the allegations against Kevin Spacey it was inevitable that he would not be in the upcoming season of House of Cards. In fact some probably wondered if the series would continue – but apparently it is for one more go around. The final season is out on Netflix November 2.

At the end of the last season, it was obvious that Claire was vying for the top job – but now knowing that Frank won’t be in the picture and Claire’s rise seems somewhat inevitable – will the series be the same?  Will the show be the same without Underwood’s character?

Well I guess it remains to be seen. Netflix offered up a little teaser showing Claire at Frank’s grave – so it seems that some reigns are already known.

Here’s the official sneak peek trailer:

New faster on-board Wi-Fi available for purchase on Air Canada

It seems we expect free Wi-Fi just about everywhere on the ground but when it comes to connecting on a plane 30,000 feet in the air, options for the longest time have been somewhat non-extent. While it’s not free, Air Canada you can now stream your favourite content like you would at home with their new top-of-the-line as they call it satellite Wi-Fi technology. [Read more…]

World’s first 8K OLED TV for the masses comes from LG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LG Electronics (LG) just announced the is world’s first 8K. When we’re just getting used to the idea that we have to give up our then high-priced HDTV in favour of 4K, LG comes along announcing a IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, an 88-inch 8K OLED TV featuring a whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution. And according to LG, it features over 33 million self-emitting pixels producing the unmatched contrast ratio and true blacks that define OLED TV’s iconic picture quality. [Read more…]