Many people spend too much time Netflix binging or simply wasting valuable time. Instead, maybe it is time to discover a new hobby in 2017, one that can even be done while watching those favourite shows. Choosing a new hobby can lead to much enjoyment and will even allow you to create some amazing masterpieces in your spare time. There are some great new hobbies for 2017 that will appeal to many and these are some of the greatest ideas on how to pass the time while remaining productive.
Arts and Crafts
For those that are artistic and wish to create, there are some great hobby ideas that can be explored. Embroidery and cross stitch are great for those that like to work with their hands and create gifts or things that can be placed around the home. These are inexpensive options and can be quite relaxing. Making paper flowers is also a great hobby for those that like using their hands. This craft can be dome while watching television and it is another cheap option.
Gaming and Entertainment
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Photography is one of the greatest hobbies and it can create pictures that can last a lifetime. There are many ways in which one can engage ion photography, from simply snapping phots throughout time to starting to shoot portraits. With a photography hobby, you can capture those special moments and find beauty in just about everything.
One great option to consider if you are planning to take up photography this year is tilt shift photography, where a picture is taken to make it appear as a miniature scene. This process is often done through Photoshop or other photo editing software programs.
Home gadgets are increasingly getting smarter with every passing day and to our amazement we are having robust and precise control to tweak them through other devices, most commonly our cell phones. But few innovative home devices are literally pushing the boundary of technology while helping our day to day life in more ways than one. Bonjour smart AI powered alarm clock is the latest addition to these new breed of technologies.
- What is Bonjour?
Bonjour is an artificial-intelligence powered alarm clock with smart control capabilities. It works with voice control and can learn from the surrounding environment as well as from your daily habits and activities to respond accordingly. By learning the way you react and interact it can work as a smart personal assistant scheduling your meetings, waking you up in tight time, ringing an alarm before you get late for a meeting and do on. Isn't it nice to see your smart alarm just postponing the alarm observing that there is heavy downpour outside? Yes, Blnjour can just do that and s lot of things.
- How does it work?
Bonjour is pretty much an alarm clock with the only difference being the way it perceives environment and interactions from the user and reacts. It is possible just because the alarm clock is powered by artificial intelligence that allows it learning from the environment and user habits and accordingly initiate actions. Suppose a meeting scheduled for morning in your office got cancelled. What any other alarm clock will do? Well, obviously they will still ring the alarm waking you up only to get up see the cancellation mail. In complete contrast, Bonjour will just refrain from ringing the alarm just because the meeting has been cancelled. Isn't it nice and smart?
What Bonjour can do can be summed up in the below mentioned capabilities.
- Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence algorithm allows Bonjour learning from the user routines and reacts accordingly. Bonjour learns from the daily routine if the user. It also observed the traffic condition and grab remote traffic information to wake the user up at the right time for starting your journey. Bonjour can also check weather status and accordingly can help planning your outdoor activities and travel.
- Personal Assistant
Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock is a cutting edge personal assistant as well. It can help in more ways than one.
- Just after assessing the morning traffic it will suggest how long it may take to pass through the traffic jam and reach your office. It can also call an Uber earlier based on such information.
- Bonjour also helps processing information from other interfaces and apps like Google Map, über, iCal, Google Calendar, etc.
- Bonjour also can remind you of your scheduled purchase or similar actions in your calendar. Say, you have set an alarm for purchase of brands such as Ted Baker or Lacoste from Love The Sales. Bonjour can alert you in time when the offer comes.
- Bonjour can also check local weather condition and check weather forecast data concerning rain, wind, etc.
- You can also regrade Bonjour with fitness trackers and apps. As per the feedback received from fitness trackers like FitBit, Apple Health, or Withings Bonjour can offer suggestions.
Smart Home Automation
Bonjour works as a great smart home automation device with prompt voice control.
- Bonjour can learn your pronunciation and way of speaking over time and respond to your voice commands.
- With Bonjour you can control smart home systems and gadgets just with voice commands.
- Bonjour is compatible with smart home lights.
- Bonjour can recognize voice from smh place in your home.
- You can also make Bonjour learn certain habits and can make it learn the way you want it to act when you are not around.
- Bonjour by integrating with home security systems with wifi can deliver real time captured images over a remote device screen.
Bonjour smart alarm clock has just come out of the Kickstarter campaign with a bounty of fund and has just started shipping.
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Most of us were raised to believe that bankruptcy only happened to deadbeats and the financially irresponsible. We were raised to believe that bankruptcy was always someone’s fault and that it could easily be avoided. We were also taught that bankruptcy would ruin our financial prospects for most of our lives. The stereotypes we were raised to believe were wrong.
Changes have been made to bankruptcy laws that have made the process easier and something every filer should be able to overcome. In fact, the experts at San Diego bankruptcy firm, Doan Law, say bankruptcy can even improve your FICO score in most cases.
So how does bankruptcy happen?
Today one of the most common impetuses behind filing for bankruptcy is medical bills. People go through an emergency health issue and the resulting bills are too much for them. Even if the hospital is willing to work out a payment plan, the bills are often so large that there is no hope of paying them off within the patient’s lifetime.
It’s true that there are fewer medical-related bankruptcy cases filed these days. The Affordable Care Act (known colloquially as Obamacare) has made healthcare much more affordable for many. It has not, however, completely wiped medical bankruptcies out.
Other Insurance Issues
By now most of you have likely seen the insurance commercial where the agent says that unicorn stampedes are covered by the homeowner’s policy but, unfortunately, flooding is not. Accidents and emergencies that cause significant damage to a person’s home or transportation are another significant source of bankruptcy claims. This is because home and automobile insurance policies are not as strictly regulated as medical insurance companies are now.
These can happen to the best of us and, often, in spite of our better efforts. Consider the following example:
You recently got divorced and you weren’t awarded spousal support or alimony (or, worse, you have to pay it to someone else). It’s not a huge deal. With some downsizing and strict budgeting, you’re sure you can make it work. But life turns out to be slightly more expensive on your own than you had anticipated. People keep wanting you to go out to dinner or take part in other admission-required events. You find yourself pulling out your credit card more than you want to.
Before long, your card is maxed out and your utility bills are due but you can’t pay them because you were pressured into chipping in a bunch of money for a coworker’s baby shower gift. So you opt for a short term loan. The high interest is alarming, but your bank doesn’t offer loans in the small amount you need so you go with what you can get.
Then, when the loan comes due, the interest is more than you thought it would be and you wind up having to take out another payday loan to pay off the first. And then you need to open up a new line of credit to continue paying your utilities and monthly expenses while you use your salary to pay off your payday loans and your rent. And it just keeps snowballing from there.
Then you get downsized and the financial tightrope you’ve been walking gives way. Sure you could go through debt consolidation but that takes forever and you really need the fresh start--especially since most employers run credit checks as well as background checks on potential recruits these days. Bankruptcy is your only option.
This feels like one of those “that will never happen to me” kind of situations but for many it is all too familiar. Some aren’t able to simply move home or in with roommates. Some don’t have family and friends who would be willing to help bail them out.
Another Common Scenario
You made the leap into freelancing! Good for you! You track your earnings and, in spite of your best intentions, everything you earn gets paid right back out toward your rent, utilities and other necessities. And then tax time comes and you find yourself thousands of dollars in debt to your state and the federal government, so you take out a loan to pay that off. The added expense puts more pressure on you to take on more work but that is slow going (this isn’t your fault, all freelancers experience ebbs and flows). You rely on your credit too much to make ends meet and soon your credit has been exhausted and your score is tanked. You can’t get a new loan. You can’t break your current lease. What do you do?
Bankruptcy can happen to anybody at any time. It no longer carries the stigma it used to. Don’t be afraid to use this option if you need to. Better a fresh start than a lifetime of running from collectors, right?
Monday 5th December in the Alb - 6.30 till late! Free tickets.
We’ve invited some of the digital industries leading talent from both Shropshire and further afield to come along, share skills and present earth-shattering ideas.
There will be four speakers and five minutes at the end of the evening to give you opportunity to share any news or announcements you have. What more could you want?
So why not come along and join us, listen to some inspiring talks, spark your creativity and chat with like-minded people over a beer or maybe even a cocktail or two.
This event will be perfect for anyone that runs a business or freelances within the technology / creative / digital / marketing industries.
Our Rebellion #14 headliners include:
James Arthur - James is Co-founder and CTO of Opendesk and previously Co-Founder of WikiHouse and green.tv.
Phil Nolan - from Lloyds Banking group speaking about Blockchain (the technology behind bitcoin) and it's potential to disrupt the financial sector.
Dale Shepherd - Dale is the manager of Shropshire Council's Digital Services (AKA Project WIP), and a ShropGeek regular. When he's not doing either of those, he can be found at home.
Aaron Child - Aaron is a film maker based in Shrewsbury. He specialises in creative marketing and has made over 100 films for businesses based around Shrewsbury in the last 3 years. His next goal is to buy a VW van, convert it into a travelling office, get a pug (named Diego), and travel Europe making films.
Shropshire has a huge digital / creative industry and there are very few events in the county that directly cater for those involved. This event promises to be a fantastic evening combining talks from some of the most innovative thinkers and doers.
Tickets are free of charge. The doors open at 6.30pm with the first speaker starting at 7pm. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.