Archive for November 8th, 2013

The National Stadium, and Summer Palace, Beijing, China

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Having seen, from afar, the incredible architecture, which came to represent the Beijing Olympic Games, that truly stunning opening ceremony, one of THE most remarkable events this planet has seen, and a slightly unnerving wake up call to London in the following year (… but, we didn’t do too badly in response, did we?), through all of the  TV footage, it was incredible to get to explore it all, for real, and up close.

Whilst not exactly Olympic athletes, we did employ some of the technology used by runners, walkers, and others: Runkeeper (a joyful piece of tech we have mentioned before), and kept track of our route around The Olympic Green, whilst it also enabled us to upload geo tagged images of The Bird’s Nest, (or Beijing National Stadium) The Water Cube (or Beijing National Aquatics Center), and other gems.

You tell RunKeeper what activity you are doing, (running, cycling, skiing, wheelchair”ing”,etc), and it records your pace, distance, speed, elevation, calories burnt, and more. It is like having a personal trainer in your pocket, and it is free! It kept us moving, on track, providing feedback as you go, tells how well you’re doing (with audio in time with your running stride!) and records your efforts, on a map, to share with others.

 

SlideTalk ~ Presentations as engaging talking videos

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Share your powerpoint presentations, eLearning content, and tutorials as engaging talking videos, by using high-quality and multilingual text-to-speech technology, with no need for expensive, time-consuming voice recordings.

SlideTalk, is free requires sign up to claim your free subscription, but then create your first talking video right away. How? Just import your presentation and type a comment for each slide.High quality text-to-speech, with 20+ languages and 70+ voices, will convert your text into a voicever speech. The slides & audio are turned into a video. The video is published on YouTube, or available for download to let you decide how to share it.

The Great Wall of China, Beijing

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How remarkable, to be able to visit one of THE landmarks on this planet, and do so in such “style”!

We took the cable car, up to a section of the wall, and that was an adventure on its own, as it doesn’t, and can’t, stop. Continue Reading