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The new iPhone with a bendable display

Actually we can assume that Apple will introduce 3 new iPhone models this year. More than for the expected iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, people are waiting for the iPhone 8. The first two mentioned will be launched with the traditional LCD-Screen not as the iPhone 8, which will be equipped with the pretty expensive, high-quality OLED Display, but that’s not all of the surprises Apple is preparing for its fans.

Few days ago Apple’s display provider Japan Display Incorporation has presented its newest invention, a bendable screen for smartphones. It is a 5,5 inches screen which is elastic and has FullHD-resolution. Samsung and LG have had this idea since a very long time, but that days both of them focused on their OLED-Technology. Now Japan Displays wants to penetrated the market and become the market leader.

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Flexible synthetic material instead of glass

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple announced that the next iPhone is going to have a new screen. The production is going to start by the beginning of 2018. JDI, Apple’s display manufacturer, is going to introduce high flexible synthetic instead of the glass display we got used to in our phones. This screen is going to be unbreakable, which will a huge advantage for the user. Also the design can be modified in more ways than it could have been up to date. Furthermore is the LCD-technology ways cheaper than the OLED invention, LG and Samsung invested in. This could give Apple the opportunity for more savings and a higher margin as it is producing millions of iPhones each year. The sales disparity between the huge number of sold iPhones compared with the sales size of MacBook or iPads is drastic.

The only disadvantage of LCD-screens in comparison to the OLED technology is the colour display, which is ways better on the OLED screens. Furthermore do LCD-screens use less energy, so the smartphone’s battery will last longer.

Taking under consideration all the disadvantages and advantages of these two screen types, Apple shows a big interest in introduction of the bendable LCD-displays for its iPhones and later even for the iPads. The mass production was settled to start in the beginning of 2018. We will find out soon!

Is it worth to smash everything, take the laptop, buy a one-way ticket to a place far away and start another life? The whole truth about digital nomads.

Digital nomad – a person who left everything behind except of its work, takes its laptop and travels through the world. The number of that type of people is still increasing. They are known for posting pictures on Facebook, showing how they work at a beautiful beach between the palms. In the back we can see some necessary accessories as the surfboard, scuba diving equipment, kites, just depending on the preferences and the place. That kind of lifestyle may on the first look like a madness, but it isn’t!

 

What means digital nomadism?

Digital nomads are people who take advantage of the internet and mobile devices to work remotely. They do various professions, which do not require staying in one place, but it is necessary to have a stable connection with the internet.

These are programmers, copywriters, marketing specialists, designers, SEO consultants, language teachers, translators, lawyers, owners of e-companies, bloggers, virtual assistants, online psychologists and far more….

The core point is that potentially all services can be transmitted to the internet and these create all the digital nomad workplaces. Instead of sitting in the stationary office they do their job in co-working places, rented apartments, cafeterias or even, adapted home-office vans.

The most of them use this possibility to go abroad and life on the Canary Islands, south Spain, south-east Asia, South Africa, Mexico and even Australia. Before choosing the place its worth to check the nomad list with the calculations of life costs and features of particular places. You can check them out right here: https://nomadlist.com/

Few just move for few months; the others decide for having a mobile life and are the most time somewhere abroad.

 

What type of people choses that lifestyle

Digital nomads are not hippies selling self-made bracelets on the streets of touristic cities, these aren’t also travelers who work for getting food e.g.. On farms (Workaway model), these aren’t also people who work usually in offices and have one or two days home office.

The most digital nomads are people who decided to take their work to exotic, tropical countries.

The main part of them is educated, talented and creative, who care as well about their career and self-development as exploring new places and taking advantage of the attractions in their free time these places give.

They are developing steadily, know few languages on an professional basis, possess an excellent time-management skill, have experience, and in combination of all these features they can do what they are doing.

Nomads are usually specialist in new technology, internet and everything connected with the virtual world. Many people write blogs, teach how to promote them, record vlogs and publishes them. That kind of lifestyle gives the possibility to improve the languages skills and also learn new languages and cultures. It also teaches to catch a healthy distance to reality.

A great example for successfull digital nomads is the founder of the “Travel like a boss podcast”, who shows how digital nomads live and what to do, to have a life like that!

To check this out, just visit the homepage: http://www.travellikeabosspodcast.com/

 

 

The online working issue and the desire to explore the world are not the only factors

The day a person decides to put the most important things in the backpack, the laptop, the one-way ticket and the trip to the airport, the so called breakthrough day is usually preceded with few weeks, even months of preparation. Often people even have to change a lot of habits to get a new point of view and to prepare to live in a new, totally different culture.

We are surrounded every day with people taking part in a rat race, rushing for money and a better position. Nomads chose a life, an adventure, coworking, exploring the world, independency, nonconformity…

They can easily adapt to the reality and take advantage of everything the new place has to offer them. No matter if they are working 8h per day, longer or shorter, they are just happy of having the possibility in another place they once used to be forced to be.

 

1 billion digital nomads by 2035

More and more people all across the world start working remotely. Specialists suggest that by 2035, 50% of US citizens are going to be freelancers and 1/3 of them will chose the nomad lifestyle.

Also in Poland, nowadays there are just few of them but this trend is increasing and therefore also the number of people who decide to life and work in this particular way.

 

How about you? Could you imagine buying a one-way ticket, change the office desk, for a hammock on the beach, the coffee for a drink and work listening to the waves and watching surfers?!

 

http://zamieszkali.pl/digital-nomad-czyli-kim-sa-cyfrowi-nomadzi/

https://www.digitalnomadjobs.com/

How to become a digital nomad

http://www.travellikeabosspodcast.com/

 

MicroPAD the tiny-home solution for homelessness

Homelessness is still an increasing problem especially in big cities. One example is San Francisco, where the number of houseless people is growing all along. The local company Panoramic Interests has invented a kind of Tiny Apartments named MicroPad (Prefabricated Affordable Dwelling) which might be a solution to this problem as an alternative to expensive rents in traditional flats. The units are so constructed that they can be easily stacked onto each other. The Tiny Apartments are really small with about 14 square meters, but alt though they include a cooking area and a bathroom.

Up to 12 floors

The MicroPAD-units can be easily stacked on each other and can get up to 12 floors, depending on the area they are placed in. In the ideal concept they should be inserted into gap sites between huge buildings, which are usually very unattractive places for city-constructors or architects. Doing this, money from unused areas can be saved and the grounds will be used in a good manner. MicroPAD-units can also be fixed on existing buildings, car parks or similar.

The Tiny Apartments are 2,7 meters high and every centimeter is carefully measured and used clever. The bathroom includes a shower and a toilet. The bed can easily be transferred into a sofa and even a small desk is introduced. You will also find enough storage place for your stuff. If its necessary the apartment can also be adapted to the norms of disabled people.

Fight against homelessness

Panoramic Interest will introduce its test project soon in San Francisco. If it finds enough appreciation, the apartments will be manufactured locally and constructed by the same company. The finished MicroPADs are then going to be rented by the city. The rent is going to be 1000€ per month per unit. (It costs the city $30,000 a year for one bed in an alternative shelter.)

The inventors have also concerned the problem of the earthquakes that often appear in San Francisco and they secure, that the MicroPAD can be reconstructed by half the time as traditional buildings. Furthermore are the costs of the reconstruction 40% lower than in traditional buildings. Are these enough advantages for introducing MicroPAD apartments? Time will show what the government decides.

 

Sources:

CITYSPACES® MicroPAD™

http://newatlas.com/panoramic-interests-micro-pad-homeless/47125/#p442022

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/micropad-prefabricated-homes-san-francisco/

Airbus’ project which will totally change the way of flying by planes

The French airplane producer Airbus has presented special module cabins, which can be easily shifted to modify the airplane with a totally different interior. Parts like bar, restaurant, sleeping-rooms, spa and even a playground can be introduced. It is all to increase the income of airlines.


Among few patents presented by airlines this year by Airbus and Boeing, this project has the highest chances to success and get introduced. Airbus Transpose are exchangeable cabin modules which can be easily adapted to the needs of the particular airline. In case for example a long flight from Los Angeles to Frankfurt in the business class the airline can install special cabins with beds and an exclusive bar. In case of a flight to India, where we find more economic class passengers the module can be shifted to extra seat rows.

The modules are created in that way to be easily moved from place to place, the installation process is going to be similar to that in cargo airplanes. The specific details about this process are unknown yet.

The prototype of the cabine module created by Airbus is named “Transpose”. The French declare that the greatest advantage is the time – depending on the interior the plane can be modified within few minutes up to few hours. Also the elasticity is important – when the airline orders a bar today it is going to be fixed immediately not depending on the route the plane is going to fly.

Airlines install for example showers in business class. Yeah that’s great but this module has to be fixed for minimum 7 to 10 years. Our project gives the airlines the possibility to test the service – if something fits them they get it. If not then you can exchange it and look for another solution – said Jason Chua, project manager at A3.

 

According to Airbus’ concept in a wide-body aircraft 10 to 15 moveable modules can be introduced.

Nevertheless the path from the idea to the realisation is going to be quite long. The project team assumes that it will take 2 to 4 years to create the prototype.

We decided to show our project now, because we would like to find out what kind of facilities do passengers need on the airplane – adds Chua”

 

There is just lasts the question if the airlines will be interested in that kind of project. Finally as Airbus launched the Model A380, where a casino, restaurant and gym should be introduced, the airlines rejected because they were just interested in a huge amount of seats to bring in as many passengers as possible.

What is your opinion? Is this a good solution for both the passengers and for the airlines?

 

Sources:

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/airbus-new-jet-concept-features-swappable-spas-cafes/#slide-x

https://skift.com/2016/12/13/airbus-wants-airlines-to-radically-rethink-the-passenger-experience/

http://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/a3-modular-aircraft-cabin

HYPERLOOP: 150 km from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes!

Few global companies are investing to make the Hyperloop concept come real. The main investor is the Start-up Hyperloop One, which is a US founded company in 2014 in Los Angeles. It is producing low-pressure tubes in connection with electromagnetically levitated pods to ensure humans a quicker and more comfortable transportation possibility. The vehicle can speed up to 1000km/h in complete silence. Nowadays they are developing passenger transporting systems in Finland, the Emirates, US, Switzerland and Russia. In the next year the company would like to present its first Hyperloop in the Nevada dessert.

As the main investor of the company is the Dubaian port operator DP Word Group, the company decided to introduce one of their project for goods transportation in the port of Dubai. Now the Hyperloop One presented another project in the Emirates: Dubai and Abu Dhabi should be connected by a Hyper speed-train.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A7GsAPR3J0

Few of the details are already known as Hyperloop started the cooperation with the transportation authority of Dubai. The basic and most valuable issue is that the distance will be passed in just 12 minutes. Now the travelling time between these two cities takes 2 hours, therefore the speed train would improve incredibly the travelling comfort among this two metropoles. The train will be available for passenger transport. These will have the possibility to order a capsule at the Hyperloop One Portal via App. Each session 4 capsules are going to be transported via the pipe.

The passenger cabin and the Hyperloop one pipe

 

The Hyperloop gate

Up to date there are no high-speed trains in the Emirates

Besides the Hyperloop One also the consulting company McKinsey and the architecture company Bjarke Ingels are participating at this project. The inventors suggest that the train connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be launched in October 2020. The precise time line and plan are not available yet. They will be created when the first Hyperloop-test in Nevada succeeds. Indeed are the Arabic Emirates very suitable for introducing that kind of technological newcomer. On the one hand they have enough funds for the project and on the other hand there is a lot of unused land with a very limited rail network. Therefore the Hyperloop would not be a competitor to other high-speed trains.

 

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3820787/High-speed-train-Hyperloop-Sydney-Melbourne-55-minutes.html

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132405-what-is-elon-musk-s-700mph-hyperloop-the-subsonic-train-explained/gallery

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A7GsAPR3J0

https://hyperloop-one.com/

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