Savenkeep Blog http://blog.savenkeep.com Fri, 29 May 2015 04:32:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Families Prepare to Welcome ‘Jibo’, the Family Robot, in 2016 http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/05/families-prepare-welcome-jibo-family-robot-2016/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/05/families-prepare-welcome-jibo-family-robot-2016/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 05:44:31 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1524  Founder of Jibo, the family robot Dr. Cynthia Breazeal has announced the commercial availability of the cutest social robot by the early 2016. The prototype has passed the test phase and some samples are already put on display at various technology and financing platforms

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The founder is confident that the added improvements will make the Jibo experience worth having. The overwhelming demand for this social robotic machine is promising in many different aspects and the expected funds generation will create room for impressive innovation in family robots in the future.

Jibo has the ability to wink, blink and rotate in different angles. It can locate and identify which family member is close to it. For the people who are still a bit confused on the seven hundred dollar family robot and the utility it can provide for the family that will one day own it, Jibo will be performing tasks like that of a virtual assistant. It can keep messages for the family members, take pictures when you might not be expecting and providing the intermediary for communication between long distance residing members of a family. Added features can play a song for your choice and keep your children enchanted with real life story telling experiences. Depending upon each family, this family robot will promisingly be a new member that will surely increase the fun factor at home.

Since the founder has already worked on many research robots, it is the first time that the masses will be introduced with the use of robotic technology as part of their daily lives. It is being highly speculated that Jibo’s entry as the family robot will create the massive change in the robotic industry. It will not be far to see the full size robot butlers making coffee for you just like any science fiction movie happening in your own home. The point of having a personal robot has certainly brought to the new levels, the application of technological advancement in human lives.

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Failure of Russian spaceship lengthens the stay of astronauts on International Space Station http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/05/failure-russian-spaceship-lengthens-stay-astronauts-international-space-station/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/05/failure-russian-spaceship-lengthens-stay-astronauts-international-space-station/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 12:16:13 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1519 Terry Virts NASA astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti from European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and Anton Shkaplerov the Russian cosmonaut, these are the three companions that are staying in the International Space Station just outside the Earth. Originally according to the deep space oriented research centers had planned to call back the three companions back home however seemingly they would need to stay in the outer space for a few more weeks.

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Everything seemed on plan; the Russian resupplies ship was on route to the ISS when something went wrong and the deep space traveling ship came burning down and fell in the Pacific Ocean last month. Initially the reason was unknown and many assumptions were taking place along the space agencies. NASA and ESA have been trying to discuss the matter with Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. It is believed that the real picture will be presented later this month for detailed reasons of the supply ship failure.

The companions however are safe meanwhile in their current residence just outside the Earth. NASA and ESA are both complying on the safe living of these three astronauts till the fall of 2015. In deeper details the agencies have mentioned that every type of medication and resources are filled in the space station and there will be no trouble for the three to live there for another few weeks.

Meanwhile the strongest and compelling arguments are revealing that the supply ship propellers were not functioning properly. This has led the NASA, ESA and Roscosmos to delay the next crew for the ISS from May to early July. So that actual reasons of the failure could be identified and safe human travel could be justified again.

The spirits of the three astronauts however are still lively and people on earth are strongly wishing for their safe journey back home.

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Digital Transformation A Necessity Rather Than Quality http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/05/digital-transformation-necessity-rather-quality/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/05/digital-transformation-necessity-rather-quality/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 14:19:52 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1515 The world market has become aligned on a single spectrum of services and products globally. The concept of distance, availability and options has been reduced to simple clicks of your hand held machines. The new age concept of digital transformation has become the necessity of business in every dimension that can be thought off. However, the concept is yet easy to understand but very complex to administer. This is where the following points can be taken into consideration when it comes to upgrading the system to complete entirety.

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Leading the right way

The term quarterback of the American football is very much applicable here, reason is mainly that the quarterback is the person who has the whole strategy in his head and he calls out all the shots for the winning run. The same concept is applied here the detailed plan for achieving the digital transformation for any company or business must be centralized in command and teamwork should be practiced to observe the whole plan.

Specialized leader

In order to select the quarterback, the organization must keep into consideration that the certain individual must have detailed knowledge of the organization’s future plans and all the aspects on which the organization stands on. In short the change specialist must have detailed knowledge of the overall strategic plans.

Strategic decision making

Since the organization is already having the strategic plans and the long term goals are already set. The transformation specialist must be able to make the decisions on the importance of strategic implementation than just one time execution saving time for the future transformation correspondence to minimum.

Awareness spread and constant improvement

Once the transformation is applied it’s very important to communicate the whole team that on which the whole company is comprised of. This small yet very acute detail will minimize the mistakes and time usage to achieve the required results.

Keeping a keen eye on perspectives

It is also very important to understand that this process cannot be done overnight, in fact it is the slow and steady change of all the operational, tactical and strategic framework of a given organization. It is true that the smaller the organization faster the transformation will be.

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United Airlines Stops Boarding of the Hacking Researcher http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/04/united-airlines-stops-boarding-hacking-researcher/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/04/united-airlines-stops-boarding-hacking-researcher/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:32:12 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1527 This week, United Airlines excused on allowing Chris Roberts the founder of One World Labs and a renowned security researcher and expert to board their plane. The incidence was said to be the outcome of Roberts’s not-so-serious comment over twitter about his ability of hacking into the airplane’s online system. The United Airlines later mentioned that, in looking over the interest of the staff and the passengers, it was better for everyone that Mr. Roberts would not board that plane. Still, the officials of the United Airlines claimed that their system could not be breached through any hacking attempt from anyone including Mr. Roberts. However, Mr. Roberts did not follow this statement as he continued to his seminar on technological security.

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However, earlier to this incident, Roberts was questioned by the FBI authorities without even showing him the warrant and collected his laptop and other electronic devices and only after a detailed session of questions and answers, he was released. This point was raised by Roberts on different news channels in which he also deliberately highlighted the importance of addressing the security issues before they are exposed and exploited by negative entities or terrorist hackers.

His most appreciative work was being conducted to counter the security breaches before they are being implemented. He also stated at some media platforms that he could hack into the plane system in flight and check the important statistics. Roberts even mentioned that he could tap into the internal online system of the airplane and pop out the oxygen masks at will.

Having such claims, it was bound that Mr. Roberts would be scrutinized from the highest of levels. This incidental series was commented by the Government Accountability Office as mentioning the importance of Mr. Roberts as an ally and not threat. The reason for such comments may be that the modern airlines are connected with the satellite internet that provides certain advantages. However in the technicality, it provides the loopholes for external entities to attempt hacking the system and destroy the mechanism; creating deadly outcomes

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Can the Golden Apple Watch Beat the Luxury Watch Market http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/04/can-golden-apple-watch-beat-luxury-watch-market/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/04/can-golden-apple-watch-beat-luxury-watch-market/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:45:29 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1511 Many people would have thought that the commercialization of cellphone would doom the wristwatch industry, but it did not. Despite the cellphone being capable of doing everything better than what an average wristwatch could do, like showing time, date, stopwatch and alarms, the wristwatches remained as sellable as they were before the cell phone.

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There are many reasons due to which the wristwatch industry got away with the cellphone “challenge”. They are one of those few gadgets, which people see as a collectable item. Sometimes watches “feel” better as a helping gadget like during swimming, exercising, skydiving, and things like that.  And above all, wristwatches are seen as a status symbol.

There is some news floating over internet that Apple has planned to release 1 million golden smartphone watches. If we look at the Swiss watch market, the annual production of all the watchmakers is about 2.2 million units.

How pragmatic is the Apple’s plan to target the luxury watch market? It is a fact that people are happily investing up to $300 for buying the smart watches, but can the golden Apple watch compete with the other luxury watch makers like Omega and Pattack Philippe?

Answering these questions requires a careful study of the Luxury watch companies. Let us take a recent model of Omega as an example. The Omega speed master dark side of the moon costs more than $10,000. It has a stopwatch and a tachymeter (to calculate speed); its hands are painted with a material to make them shine in the dark. Some of its parts are golden, but it’s not all cased in gold.   What make it luxurious are the exclusive and advanced timekeeping mechanism the watch uses and the company’s history with the moon (an omega watch was worn by Buzz Aldine when he walked on the moon). So, people buy this watch because it’s exclusive and has a history.

Coming back to the Apple’s golden smart watch, the gold itself is luxury and exclusiveness. Further, the exquisite design, the ability to connect to the smartphone, applications, face changing options, up gradation facilities and more than that the brand name add value in the smart watch.

Given that you have no budget issues, which one of the two watches will you buy? My answer would be, ‘Both’.

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What Generation Y Wants from the Employers http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/04/generation-y-wants-employers/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/04/generation-y-wants-employers/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:14:57 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1508 There are enough of researches to prove the millennial employees different from the former generations. With the increasing percentage of Gen Y employees in the workforce (which will reach 50% by 2020), it is important for the employers to realize the wants and needs of this generation in order to retain them in the first place, and then benefit from the talent they have. This article explores the perspective of millennial workers towards the work life.

Wok life balance might seem an old term, but the employers of the generation X didn’t really feel the intensity of it from their workforce. That generation preferred to look at their personal life as being not relatable to their work routine. All they wanted from the employers was a handsome paycheck.

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Things have changed now, the generation Y is talking about versatility in their assigned duties and flexibility in their work schedule. They do not mind taking their work to home or working from the home altogether. They do not polarize their work and personal lives. It means that they expect a feel-home kind of environment at their workplace.

This makes the employers think differently about the employee benefits. An employee oriented work philosophy, which gives authority and responsibility to its employees, is the key to retain the workforce for longer periods. Creating an attractive work environment for the employees require provision of incentives and perks to recognize their efforts.

Free meals, option to work from home when needed, paid holidays, occasional happy hours, nicely designed office area, are just a few of the incentives modern companies are providing.

Talking about the millennial generation, the most important thing is to give personal time and space to the employee whose prime goal is development of the career rather than more incentives which seasoned employees tend to ask for.

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A Brief Overview on How to Blog http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/brief-overview-blog/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/brief-overview-blog/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:50:40 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1506 Depending on a vigorous content strategy alone does not serve you anything in a highly competitive world of blogging. You have to pay more attention on how to blog if you want to use your blog as a useful tool for marketing. A successful blogger starts from laying out the purpose of the blog:

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Decide the purpose of your blog

Your blog serves one of the two reasons.

  • You can use it for branding like IBM
  • You can use it purely for sales like HubSpot

A blog used for branding has nothing to do with sales; instead, it focuses on developing a strong brand image in customers’ minds. Conversely, if you want to generate leads from the blog then the underlying objective will be centered on sales. A sales oriented blog contains strong calls-to action in its content that a branding oriented blog lacks.

Select key performance indicators

Performance indicators translate how your blog is doing. Some most frequently used KPIs for blog management include page views, blog visits, number of likes, social media shares and conversion rate. Using a combination of KPIs like social media shares and conversion rate is a better and more practical approach.

Once you have selected the KPIs for your blog, keep in mind that the blog takes time before giving you the results. A visitor is least likely to make a purchase just after his/her first visit to your blog. In fact, a spokesperson for Moz reported that a customer, on an average, interacts seven times with the blog before making a purchase.

Find out the best combination of blog features

It is very important to work with the best combination of features on your blog as it gives you maximum results. This phenomenon is perfectly incorporated by the mad scientists on BuzzFeed who selected the most efficient format for their headlines and feature images after tying dozens of variations. Applying the best combination allows you to get the highest output from your blog.

Count on intuition

Intuition comes with wisdom and so, numbers and metrics cannot substitute it. Use data to check your intuition and to make decisions but, never let go of what your experience says and how you analyze the situation. Data is not always available and in such circumstances intuition is the only way out.

Play your cards wisely if you really want to get a competitive edge through blogging. Focusing on a result driven approach can really do wonders for your blog if you do it right!

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How not to lose Friends While Traveling Frequently http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/lose-friends-traveling-frequently/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/lose-friends-traveling-frequently/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:22:17 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1503 If you have recently started working in a place that requires a lot of traveling, and because you loved traveling, you happily accepted the offer, brace yourself for the price it comes with. The fact is you might lose some real friends of yours in return. Friendship is strongly connected with socializing stuff; with your repetitive absence from the ‘scene’, even your closest friends may get used to you not being around and when you sit back with your friends after 6 months, you might get an instant feeling that there is no longer that charisma of friendship left between you and your (once) friends. This is a frightening situation. Let us tell you some ways about how not to lose your friends when you (have to) travel a lot.

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Stick With Them through Social Media

No one stops you from posting your Selfie in Burj Khalifa, but deciding not to post a Grandfie that you took with your friends last month, which you feel has got outdated, is a very bad idea. Do not miss any chance to make your friends feel like you miss the time spent with them.

Complain (Lie) About Traveling

Your traveling extravaganza can seriously make your nine-to-five friends jealous. Always pretend to hate the time that is ‘wasted’ while traveling and your inability to be around them.

Be Around At least for Very Special Events

If you really care about your friends, there is always a way to be around for a birth anniversary or a marriage of one of your friends. However, if you feel like wishing them through a text or a call will serve the purpose, you deserve to lose them!

Don’t Ignore Nothing

Being a real good friend implies that you never ignore the tinniest sentiments for you from your friends. You should care for returning the favor or at least a call of thanks to make them realize that you really appreciate their gesture.

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The oldest Human Brain is found in The Most Incredible Archeological Finding! http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/oldest-human-brain-found-incredible-archeological-finding/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/oldest-human-brain-found-incredible-archeological-finding/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:42:14 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1499 The Human brain is rated as the “most complex object in the universe”. Yet, it is one of the most fragile and sensitive organs of the human body. What we are going to tell you here is not about the wonders which can be done through the human brain; the world has seen a lot of them already. It is about a wonder happened to the brain itself!

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Scientists have confirmed that a skull with an intact brain, found seven years ago by Archeologists in Heslington, York, is 2600 years old! This is, without any doubt, the most fascinating archeological finding in the recent history. Neuroscientists across the world still can’t believe how a human brain dating back from the Iron Age, can survive rotting for such a long time.

Experts are still sorting out the exact factors acting behind such an incredible natural preservation of a human organ. Initial studies found out that it was preserved due to oxygen less clay pit the skull was found in. Usually human bodies don’t take much time in their decomposition when they are buried.  But in this case, due to unavailability of oxygen for the bacteria to develop, this brain was able to survive for such a long time.

Initially, when a skull was found by an archeological team headed by Rachel Cubitt, It was thought that this was a normal skull. But later when the bones underwent cleaning process, and archeological team had had a closer look at it, they found a spongy material inside the skull. The project officer of the archeological trust then took the skull to the University of Bradford where specialists confirmed that the spongy material was composed of human brain tissue.

The scientists then studied the possible factors for the brain preservation, Scientists found no signs of burning or any other attempt to preserve it. “The hairs from the head were shaven off just after beheading the owner of this skull, and the state of the brain suggests no sign of decomposition. This may be because and it was buried right after the beheading without any delay.” said one of the experts.

Another expert talked about the theories scientists and experts had proposed as result of their studies. “From the available sample resources, nothing much can be said about the conditions or the circumstances in which the death of the owner of this skull occurred. Initially, there was a proposed theory that the head may be presented to someone as a gift, which was a prominent custom of that era. But it was ruled out because there were no signs of salting or burning to prevent it from smelling. The skull had to be burned immediately if the brain had to survive this long. The surrounding conditions though, in which the skull survived, were all natural”

The skull has been carbon tested and found to be 2600 years old. Experts are still busy in one of the most extensive examinations, in order to understand the factors behind the preservation of a brain for such a long time.

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Investment Secrets of Millionaires Revealed! http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/investment-secrets-millionaires-revealed/ http://blog.savenkeep.com/2015/03/investment-secrets-millionaires-revealed/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:03:30 +0000 http://blog.savenkeep.com/?p=1497 There is a lot more common in millionaires than them just being college dropouts! According to Investopedia, there were six most commonly found traits among millionaires. They included different thinking, mastered skills, ability to take risks, passion and immaculate salesmanship.  Let’s talk about some investment secrets most of  the millionaires do have and which were revealed in a recent study done on  a group of more than 1000 investors by Bellomy Research for Fidelity Investments.

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While millionaires are known for Independent and unique thinking, it was found out in the research that about 70% (two thirds) of the investors employed financial advisors. This meant that on financial decisions, millionaires tend to rely on the expert advice more than their own judgement. Moreover, the researchers observed the fact that nearly all (more than 90%) were confident that their financial decisions were precisely  coordinating with their long term plans and strategies.

The research statistics divided the Millionaires into four categories with respect to their assets available for investment  and  the retirement assets. The first group was of the emerging millionaires whose gross assets were $250,000. The second category was named mass affluent,   of whom, the gross investment and retirement assets were near $800,000. The third group was of millionaires who had more than  $2.5 million. The last group was of Deca- Millionaires who had $11.5 million as available assets for investment.

The research found out that  52% millionaires had domestic bond mutual funds, 54% domestic equity mutual funds, 39% had individual domestic bonds, 45% had international mutual funds, 35% had a domestic blended bond and equity mutual funds, 43% had real state investments. These real estate investments included the real state investment trusts while excluding primary residences of the millionaires. 34% had an equity exchange- traded funds, 44% millionaires had annuities, 33% had managed accounts, 20% had alternative investments like structured products, private equities and hedge funds, 56% had certificates of deposit or cash equivalents.

Summary

This blog post, with the help of a recent extensive research, reveals the most awaited investment secrets, common among most of the millionaires. The blog provides some well calculated facts and figures regarding the investments and financial strategies of some emerging, established and most successful millionaires.

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