Robots Takeover?

Robots takeover?!

Robots takeover? People are afraid they’re losing their job to a robot!

Losing your job to a robot.

While robots are here to help make our lives easier and we’re grateful for that. Robots may be starting to get a little too helpful. Are we heading for robots takeover? Consequently that’s making a lot of people worried. According to a new piece of research published today a quarter of British workers are worried that robots are going to replace them. A YouGov survey of 1,000 Brits, analysts found that 7% of workers. That equates to 10Million people. Are worried that their job is going to change for the worse. While a much larger percentage (23%) are concerened that their job will become void. The research goes hand in hand with a 2 year commission on workers technology. Which will address the change and help workers re-skill if necessary.

Yvette Cooper MP, chair of the home affairs select committee stated:

‘The digital revolution means technology and jobs are changing faster than ever….. This survey of workers found that almost a quarter of workers are worried that their job will no longer be needed. And whilst it found that most people are optimistic that they will be able to change and update their skills, they also say they are not getting any help or support to train or adapt from the government, their employer or a trade union…..It is vital that action is taken now to ensure changing technology doesn’t widen inequality and to make sure all workers feel the benefits.’

Robot protection

While those that were surveyed were worried that their jobs would be taken, 9% took a different view. They asked the government if they are taking steps to prepare for new workplace technologies. (i.e. losing their job to a robot) The commission addresses these fears and are working to ensure that technological changes in the workplace will lead to good jobs. Furthermore, more allegedly seems to be done to help robots stay at bay. With the commission planning to bring the government, employers and trade unions in check regarding technological advancements and automation in the workplace.

‘Automation cannot simply be opposed, rather it should be made to work in the interests of working people. Our members are already dealing with the consequences of automation being managed badly. Government and business need to step up too, but trade unions have a central role to play,’  Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community (A workers union)

(Metro)

So, Will it make more jobs in other sectors or will we be slaves to robot forever? Also, Will Robots takeover in 20years?

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Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips: Make the best of Netflix!

Love Netflix as much as we do? Well here’s some Netflix Tips to make your experience even better! (All the following steps take place within Netflix’s app)

Netflix Tips!

#1 Download even better looking content

If you head on over to App Settings (Within Netflix) > Video Quality > Higher all of your downloaded content visuals will be improved ten fold! However, these videos will take up more space on your hard drive and will hit the data allowance a little more. Though we think that that’s a great trade off!

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

#2 Kick your Ex off your account

If you’ve broken up with your significant other and want to take back control of your Netflix account as well as your life, it’s as simple as 1,2,3. Simply head on over to Account > Recent Device Streaming Activity. This will first show you who has been access the account and what devices have been used.

Then, we can kick the ex off the account, though it requires a complete destruction of all devices that use the account. Therefore you’re going to have to re-sign in on your iPhone, Laptop and other places you use Netflix. Go to Account > Sign out of all devices> Sign out. Boom. No more Netflix for them!

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

#3 See how quick you binge your favourite shows

If you ever want to see this information and how long you’ve been sat in front of the telly. Head on over to Account > Viewing Activity

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

 

#3 Make a Kid Friendly profile

Have a brother, niece, cousin or your own flesh and blood and want to show them the glorious library of Netflix content. But want to keep them away from the stuff they shouldn’t see? Make them their own account! Simply tap More in the bottom right hand side of the screen > Add Profile > Slide over for the ‘For Children’ option. Then voila, complete!

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

Download Netflix Apple / Android

New Philips Hue Lights

New Philips Hue Lights: Bring more WOW into your life!

New Philips Hue Lights for 2018: Hue Outdoor and Hue Bathroom

Adore

Adore

Hue Adore Bathroom – New Philips Hue Lights include the new Hue Adore range comes in a selection of designs to finely tune the right light at any time of the day in your bathroom. The Adore Hue wall mirror helps to get you energised in the morning and unwind with the perfect relax light before going to bed – settings can be adjusted with the Hue app. Available from Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Very RRP £229.99

 

 

New Philips Hue Lights

Outdoor

 

Hue Outdoor – Hue fans can now bring the indoors out with the new Outdoor range. Add mood lighting to any BBQ or light the way up your garden path with a selection of luminaires which can be controlled via the Hue app when away from home. Choose designs from the Lilly, Lucca, Tuar and Turaco models.  Available from Amazon and John Lewis, RRP from £64.99

(Philips)

 

 

Purchasing New Philips Hue Lights

Purchase New Philips Hue Lights Adore Bathroom and Outdoor here:

Adore

Outdoor: Lily / Lucca / Turaco

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Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery: A new Tv Show

Star Trek Discovery is a tv show that’s set 10 years before the events of the Star Trek original series that was on television sets back in the day! The show sees the united Klingon waging war with the United Federation of planets, involving the crew of the USS Discovery.

The show was originally created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access before being picked up by Netflix. It’s the first Star Trek TV show since the most recent showing Star Trek: Enterprise which concluded in 2005. The plot follows an entirely different timeline than that of the famous feature films that have hit cinemas recently.

While Season 1 is available to watch right now, a second season was agreed and ordered in October 2017. Which is said to come to fruition on our screens January 2019.


If that tickles your fancy Season 2 is on the way:

 

It certainly looks like a lot of fun and we cannot wait to check it out ourselves! We love a Sci-Fi here at How To Kill An Hour. Therefore we will be binging on Season 1 in preparation for the second season! We can’t be left behind!

(Mobile Viewers) Download Netflix here: Apple / Android (Then click on the link below or search for Star Trek Discovery within the app)

(Desktop Viewers) Watch Star Trek Discovery here!

ComedyMania Weekender

ComedyMania Weekender

ComedyMania Weekender had HUGE success in 2017 and they are looking to bring it back this year! There’s going to be more activities, more partying and obviously more comedy!

They’re bringing a fun filled weekend to a brand new location! Now located at a newly refurbished Pontins, Southport! The fun will commence Friday 22nd March to Sunday 24th March 2019! Bringing with them ComedyMania Weekender’s signature themed raves, pool parties, daytime hypes and the massive comedy shows will return following their launch this year!

Accommodation

There is accommodation available too! All rooms that ComedyMania Weekender offer are self catering chalets. They sleep 3-6 people and they all come complete with set off bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the living area. Each of the chalet’s come complete with a Kitchen too, don’t fret either, there are appliances and utensils available! You won’t be sitting on the floor to eat either, there’s dining room tables and chairs, plus a television if that tickles your fancy, however, there’s too much going on at the ComedyMania Weekender to watch any telly!

Bathrooms sizes vary depending on the rooms, but they all have a toilet, wash basin and power shower. If you’re lucky,  some of them come a bath tub too!

The rooms run on electrical meters, however you get £10 top up cards with your purchase of the room. £10 is estimated to be able to cater for 4 days with 4 people using the rooms at a medium to high usage rate. ​

Purchase your tickets to ComedyMania Weekender by clicking here! (There’s currently an early bird offer of  £99pp per package with a £50 deposit!

Listen to the guys chatting about this on the show by clicking here!

Episode 291 Aurie Styla

Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, here’s a little run down of what Orange Is The New Black is all about:

Orange Is The New Black is a comedy drama web based series created by Jenji Kohan for streaming powerhouse Netflix. The series is based on Piper Kerman’s Memoir of similar name (Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison). Within her memoir Kerman discusses her experiences at a minimum security federal prison: FCI Danbury.

Orange Is The New Black

The series revolves around Piper Chapman, a woman in her 30’s living in NYC. Chapman is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum security women’s federal prison. The prison is operated by Federal Department of Corrections a fictional version of the real life Federal Bureau of Prisons. This prison is later acquired by a private prison company called Management & Correction Corporation. Piper’s conviction is due to her role in drug smuggling. Carrying a suitcase rammed full of cash for her then girlfriend Alex Vause (a career international drug smuggler). The initial offence took place a decade prior to the start of the first series. 

Since then Piper had long moved on from the criminal world and was living a quiet life among New York’s upper middle class citizens. Her arrest shook her world and those around her, her family, her relationship with her partner and her friends. In prison Piper is reunited with her former lover. It is discovered that Alex had named Piper in her trial which lead to Chapman’s arrest. Now in a world that is somewhat alien to her, Piper learns to survive prison and how to overcome a number of problems that she soon faces in prison. Consequently reexamining her relationship with her former flame.

Orange Is The New Black follows Chapman as she makes friends and enemies whist trying to get through her 15months. Episodes often feature flashbacks of significant events of the people that Chapman encounters. Helping to explain backstories or develop a character. 

Social Commentary

Orange Is The New Black also has elements of social commentary. Highlighting how corruption, drug smuggling, funding cuts, overcrowding and guard brutality affect a prisoners health. As well as commenting on the prisons basic ability to fulfill fundamental responsibilities and ethical obligations. It is here where the acquisition of the prison comes to fruition. Due to poor housing and conditions Litchfield was on course to be shut down. The Director of Human Activities and warden, Joe Caputo, constantly conflicts with the business interests of MCC. Conseuqently affecting his relationship of many of the inmates and guards within Litchfield.

(Wiki)

We are now on Season 6, it began showing on July 26th 2018 and we cannot wait to crack on with it. We could tell you what it’s about but it will ruin the other seasons and it’s much better to watch rather than us tell you! Plus we’d be here all day! So go ahead and check out Season 6 if you are a Orange Is The New Black veteran or crack on with Season 1. It’s worth it!

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(Desktop Viewers) Watch Orange Is The New Black here!