Welcome to 2021! We hope you had a fantastic holiday season and are ready for an incredible year!!
Eagle continued our tradition of holiday giving over the holidays and made donations to charities across Canada, in place of gifts to clients and contractors. This quick video shows how much of an impact we were able to make.
Why? That’s the question that Google said defined its search service in the past year and the basis for their annual Year-In-Search video. “In times of uncertainty,” says Google, “people seek understanding and meaning. This year, the world searched “why” more than ever.”
Check-out this 3-minute video wrapping-up 2020. It goes beyond just the pandemic, and highlights all of the ups and downs of the year (many of which you may have forgotten about) including politics, tragedies, and above all, inspirations.
This is some niche humour but if you’re into programming and anime, this video should give you a bit of a chuckle. Joma Tech — a YouTuber who talks about life in Silicon Valley, big tech companies, data science and software engineering — created this popular video of a junior engineer trying to solve a coding problem. The twist: it follows the format and contains the typical elements of an anime show.
Fair warning, we promise no intellectual revelation from this video, just a smile for some and pure confusion for others. Enjoy!
If you were any bit of a gamer in the late 80s/early 90s, then you know the impact Sega had on the gaming industry. From bloody Mortal Combat games to the introduction of Sonic the Hedgehog, the console seemed to have it all.
But what happened to Sega? How did it go from a sensation that dominated much of the gaming world to a nobody when the Dreamcast completely flopped? This video from Business Insider brings us the Sega story in 7 minutes. Prepare yourself for a bit of nostalgia, as well as some great business lessons to remind us all what happens when we focus our development in the wrong areas.
Do you remember where you were 20 years ago today, as we entered the new millennium and the world was coming down from the Y2K scare? Looking back, it can be fun to joke about, but for many, it was a terrifying ordeal. For a flashback, a reminder of what exactly Y2K was, and how serious the world took it, have a look at some of these videos:
A few years ago, National Geographic put together a 2-minute video summarizing the crisis:
Where as the New York Times had a bit of a longer, but still digestible, documentary:
Fortunately, with all that scariness, this Y2K Survival Kit was available for only $50!
And for those who needed more information to prepare, Leonard Nimoy starred in this hour-long Y2K Family Survival Guide:
As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on what went well and share what we learned. Once again this year, we reviewed the numbers on all of our posts from 2019 and below are the most popular ones. If you missed any of these, have a read and see what made them so well-liked. (If you missed them all, we invite you to subscribe using the form on the left-hand side of the page).
As we gear up for 2020 and reflect back on to all of the positive memories from 2019, Google is also looking back at the incredible things that happened this year. Their 2019 Year in Search looked at the hottest trends but focused on an inspirational topic — heroes, and not the kind from the big screen.
As the YouTube descriptions says “Throughout history, when times are challenging, the world goes looking for heroes. And this year, searches for heroes — both superheroes and everyday heroes — soared around the world.”
The world can be a scary place with bumps and bangs around every corner. However, we often look past the silent threats which can sometimes be the most dangerous. With phones getting increasingly more complex and “smarter” with every release, hackers have become harder to catch, let alone notice.
Do you want to make sure your phone is safe? The first step is to detect a problem as quickly as possible. Check out this infographic from FamilyOrbit for more information and forward it to your friends and family who have cell phones and protect them from the unseen dangers that could be just a double tap away.