Sunday, 27 September 2015

Happy 17th Birthday Google

I woke up this morning, made myself a cuppa and logged in online to check my mails. And I saw the below image on Google's homepage, I decided to snoop in and found out that today is Google's 17th birthday whoop whoop.

Google is a a part of our lives, so it is worth celebrating today with its world success. We all live in a world of Google, think about it, Whatever you want to do nowadays, "you google it", you want to watch a movie online, "you YouTube it" (YouTube is owned by google), you want to go to a destination you've never been, "you google map it", you have a question to ask, "you google talk it".

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Together they own about 14 percent of its shares but control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998.
Rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine.

Google's 17th Birthday

They are celebrating its 17th birthday with a very retro Google Doodle showing a plastic PC, 1998 Google logo and a lava lamp.
World's biggest search engine are celebrating its birthday today September 27, although the date has changed over the years.

Just incase you don't know, see some of Googles 17 years of innovation & achievements below:-

1997- Google domain was first launched
2001- Google images launched
2002-Google News introduced
2004-Google Mail launched on April Fool's Day- but its success is anything but foolish
2005-Where would we be without Google Maps? It was only launched 10 years ago and has evolved dramatically since. Google Earth launched that year
2008-Google Chrome introduced
2010-Google introduces its first Android smartphone- The Nexus one

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2012-Google Drive invented
2013-Project Loon is unveiled- a way of connecting rural and remote areas
2015-Google Photos launched

Here's wishing Google a 17 years of immense success many more successful years ahead.
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Friday, 25 September 2015

Happy National Lobster Day

Happy Friday Foodies; oh and guess what its exactly 3 months to Christmas whoop whoop....

Also it is National Lobster Day today in the US, so if you're American and reading this, here's to wishing you a Happy Lobster Day, eat a Lobster to celebrate :-)

Here's my lobster served with Burger, chips & a side salad from Burger & Lobster Farringdon London...

More Lobster pics

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Are Robots taking over our Lives???

So I had a very lazy day the other day; I was tired after filming all day the previous day. I was super tired to cook and wondered if there'll come a time when robots can actually cook for humans lol.. When I tuned into BBC news, what I saw on TV  really shocked me.

I saw this newly invented teddy bear looking robot that could basically do everything, they are also doing most jobs such as carrying out tests in laboratories, factories and soon to be introduced in the NHS.

I have also heard of the google self driving cars designed to navigate safely through cities streets. They have sensors designed to detect objects as far as two football fields away in all directions including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles or even fluttering plastic shopping bags and rogue birds.
The software processes all information to help the car safely navigate the road without getting tired or distracted, (Amazing)...

Here's what the car looks like

I've also heard that driverless cars have already being tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry for the first time.

Apparently the government wants the UK to become a world leader in driverless technology. The UK government promised a full review of current legislation by the summer of 2017 and will involve a rewrite of the Highway Code and adjustments to MOT test guidelines, potentially taking into account whether a higher standard of driving should be demanded of automated vehicles.

This looks like fun; I can't wait to get a ride in of these.

I won't be surprised this campaign will turnaround millions of pounds as it is already, we have our computers doing everything for us, so why not driverless cars?

Back to my laziness, Well who knows I could be the next genius to invent cooking robots that can make you a meal but the unfortunate thing is I didn't study Robotic Engineering lol. I know we have toasters that pop up by itself, and also microwaves can in some way cook our meals.
And also there was a Channel 4 series back in early summer called "humans", the series explores the emotional impact of the blurring of the lines between humans and machines. You can check it out on YouTube to catch up if you haven't seen it.

I need one of these robots to cook for me, when I'm having my lazy days :-)

The question is will robots change our lives in the future if they are already changing our lives in so many ways now?

I don't think robots will change our lives, I think they will expand them.

I want to know what you think..

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Iceland Foods Event- #PowerofFrozen

Hey Foodies, hope you're having a good weekend so far?

I was privileged enough to be invited to Iceland Foods Power of Frozen event that took place on the 17th September at The Aveqia in St Paul's central London. It was an impromptu invite and I'm so glad I was able to attend as I not just met the MD of Iceland Foods Nick Canning, I also got to interview him & his team. (I'll be posting this on my youtube page shortly-

The event was held in The Aveqia's luxurious Kitchen/meeting room where Food bloggers like myself were able to part take in fun activities, competitions and also got to taste some of celebrity chef Richard McGeown's frozen to fresh dishes. I particularly loved the Souffle..

Iceland introduced this campaign in April of this year and they promote many reasons to love frozen food such as:-

  • You throw less away- 7 in 10 households throw away up to 20 items of fresh or chilled food every month
  • It helps the environment- 47% less food is wasted in family homes when eating frozen food versus similar meals using fresh ingredients
  • It can help keep you healthy- Modern freezing methods retain quality and nutritional benefits, sealing in the fresh flavours
  • It's easy and safe to cook- Freezing food could reduce many harmful microbes, which cause food poisoning
  • It never goes out of season- With frozen food, you're never restricted to what's fresh today- you have variety all year round.
  • It can save you money- Eating more frozen food could halve waste and save families up to £250 a year

Here are a few pictures I took at the event.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

International Chocolate Day- September 13th 2015

Happy International Chocolate Day whooohoooo...

I hope all you chocolate lovers will be celebrating today?
Don't worry you can indulge yourselves (Saiprojects says so lol) as we celebrate our love for chocolate.

International Chocolate day is an observance that occurs in the United States every year on September 13; The day occurs on the birthday of Milton S. Hershey an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Lets see some of your favourite chocolates, here are a few I like...


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Kinder Bueno
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I'm trying to be on a diet but I'll have a Snicker bar today :-)