14 de Janeiro de 2018.

A paradise made of wood

In this text I want to tell you a little bit about my experience in this volunteering. Madeira is a Portuguese island whose history begins to count from the fifteenth century when it was permanently occupied for the first time. This information is important because my project is about the Madeiran legacy (the name of my project is Madeiran Heritage), and it tries to train volunteers to, through guided tours, show a piece of the history of Funchal (its capital), of the island in general, and some aspects of the history of Portugal. With the money that is obtained from this process we help for the different social projects of the University of Madeira. The project itself is very rewarding […]
13 de Janeiro de 2018.

Coming home

What is home for you? Where is home for you? How many homes can you actually have? Does it have to be family? Or can it be friends? I begin with these simple questions for you. Every volunteer has to go to two trainings: an on-arrival training and a mid-term training. Both of them take place on the mainland of Portugal. Most of us enjoy the time. We meet new friends, friends that experience the same but also the total opposite. I was actually lucky to go by myself because I am sure that it has you a whole different impact on you. And of course it is a nice opportunity to leave this island and get to know the […]
12 de Janeiro de 2018.

Future happens now

In 2015, a company from Hong Kong activated a humanoid robot named Sophia. She, because the robot is considered to be of female gender and is modeled after Audrey Hepburn, was interviewed in tv shows and by international organizations, such as United Nations. Although it is surely a great development, many people expressed their concerns that it may be dangerous for our race. Robot assured that she is only a peaceful creature built to help people, although the concerns escalated even more when for the question if she wants to destroy humans, asked by her creator, Sophia answered “OK. I will destroy humans.” Another controversy aroused this year when Sophia, as the first robot, got a nationality. Now she is […]
11 de Janeiro de 2018.

Weather changing

I write about November because it was a colder month in Madeira, a month of surprises. First I didn’t expected such a cold weather here. I mean it’s not so cold but it’s quite more than I expected from a semi tropical island. Also I had some troubles because the changing weather like for instance, I went to one levada, it was so sunny but in the middle of the levada it just rained a lot, so basically I walked for 6h under a really annoying rain (oh course I didn’t bring my umbrella). Another big change was the cold water on the beach, and that’s even in the warm days. Since the fact that November is not a touristic […]
9 de Janeiro de 2018.

LG apresenta televisão que enrola

Há dois anos, o protótipo era do tamanho de um jornal. O objectivo é criar um modelo portátil e conveniente. Há dois anos, a LG apresentou um protótipo de televisor que podia ser enrolado e enfiado numa mala como um jornal. Em 2018, o modelo aumentou no tamanho e na resolução. Durante a CES 2018 – a Consumer Electronics Show, uma das maiores feiras de produtos tecnológicos no mundo – a empresa vai estar a demonstrar o seu novo modelo flexível. Desdobrado, o novo televisor tem 65 polegadas, mais de um metro e meio de largura e vem com tecnologia de ultra-alta definição (4K). São mais de oito milhões de pixéis para criar imagens com mais nitidez. O objectivo é […]