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Smile – it’s this weeks’ news mash up from the Canvy Team

This week the Canvy Team scoured the net for a few fun, tech-related news. (Seems like people are getting terrible serious of late about their grown up “toys”… Yes, we know that smartphones and devices are indeed useful in productivity, but let’s admit we all foster at least one game on these gadgets, so more or less secretly, they also are our toys – right?)

So, let’s see the findings…

 

The best office perks

In the spirit of steering away gradually from the work-productivity zone, here’s a great list of amazing amenities, some organizations provide their employees with. You will find from Google pods to maternity concierge services, indoor sports areas and other recreational spaces.

Although this list might make you feel a bit sad if you don’t have your own perks at the office, you may well take it lightly – there is still hope! Knowing how trends work, such attractive features are bound to reach your own work environment… someday.

 

Funny job titles in techworld

How about working as a digital overlord? Perhaps you already do and don’t know it, because that’s the title one company used for Website Managers. Also, plenty of Gurus, Ninjas, and Rockstars, Masters, Evangelists and Sherpas seem to populate the wondrous world of tech. There are even a few Prophets out there, or to be honest at least one, which works “across the globe to identify new opportunities for the business.”

Feast your curiosity and open your horizon by browsing this list here.

 

Next level CVs

This one you surely know about! Have you heard of the guy who Lego-ed himself in order to get better noticed in his job hunt?

You can find out more about this clever guy here. Or just Google him, and make him even more viral – his name is Andy Morris, and he’s a design school grad.

Here’s me, as a figurine… don’t throw out the packaging, there’s my CV there! Nothing more to see here, just move on to…

 

Your cat is controlling your TV

Oh, well, now that Internet streaming is usurping TV as we used to know it, of course your cat is playing with your old TV set in the basement… only that’s not the case here.

It’s all about the TV-remote wars, a society game played in every family of more than one member. We’ve played it with our friends, siblings and relatives. But I bet we’ve never thought of turning them into a remote. Or the cat. Or any other object in the house.

Wait for it… Yes, here it comes: “researchers at the University of Lancaster have developed a system that will let any object in your house become a TV remote – even your sleepy cat”.

Featured here by TechRadar, this odd piece of news, of course, can remain just a “would be”, since it will be a while until its consumer product stage. Nevertheless, we can dream on. I imagine the cats aren’t holding their breath for this innovation to reach the market.

 

That’s all, folks. Have a nice week!