As you may have already read at a previous article of our blog, Polarity Technologies’ team has planned to play the escape game.
An escape room, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.
The game Polarity Technologies has chosen to play was called ”The Mission”. A missile was about to be launched and target our headquarters. Polarity Technologies’ mission was to enter the underground control room and stop the launch. None of us has played any escape game before, therefore when we entered the room it took us a while to figure out what we were supposed to do.
As soon as we solved the first riddle, things got easier…But not as easy as we hoped. The important thing is that we were cheering each other on after every small win, we came closer through collaboration and we had an awesome time together. The night ended with dinner and drinks at Bastione.
If you are a team player who loves games, stay tuned for future job openings. Meanwhile, you can learn about Polarity’s little adventures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Just last week, Google released a new type of search engine specifically designed around the idea of helping people find data. It’s named “Dataset Search” and essentially it provides easy access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. Dataset Search is currently for everyone to use with easy access. Google stated the benefits this new launch specifically has for journalists and data scientists “To enable easy access to this data, we launched Dataset Search, so that scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else can find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.” According to Search Engine Journal, this new Google engine search is largely dependent on the schema markup for dataset providers that was rolled out in July.
Dataset Search is available in multiple languages and works just like any other search engine. Just type in what you’re looking for and Google will return relevant datasets. For more awesome industry news, be sure to check out Polarity’s page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Having fun together is incredibly important for employee morale, retention and productivity, according to the Escape the Room.
In Polarity Technologies Ltd we love having FUN! We love games and team activities. Teamwork is a significant part of Polarity’s culture, therefore games that improve the cooperation between us are always in our schedule. Polarity’s upcoming team activity is the Escape Game! An exciting game that improves Communication, Trust, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving. None of us has been in an Escape Room before. Will we make it out on time? You will find out in our next post.
If you are a hardworking and passionate team-player, who likes having fun stay tuned for future job openings. In the meantime, you can read about Polarity’s little adventures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Microsoft adds built-in call recording to Skype.
Polarity Technologies Ltd learned from CNET: Microsoft announced earlier this week that with the latest update to Skype version 8.0, the app now boasts built-in call recording capabilities. It’s available for Macs and mobile devices. According to Microsoft call recording will come to the Windows 10 Skype app in the coming weeks.
How to Record:
To start recording a Skype call, click or tap the + button and then hit Start Recording. A banner will appear at the top of every participant’s screen alerting them that the call is being recorded and by whom. Video call recordings include everyone’s video along with any screens shared during the call. Recordings are saved to the cloud and show up on your chat conversation, where they will remain for 30 days. To save a Skype recording beyond 30 days, you can save it locally.
How to Save & Share:
On a computer, open the recording, click the triple-dot button in the top right and select Save to Downloads. You can also right-click on the recording in your chat and then click Save to Downloads. On mobile, tap and hold the recording and then tap Save. The recording will be saved to your camera roll as an MP4 file. You can share a Skype recording by right-clicking it (or tap and hold on mobile) and then choosing Forward. Next, choose your Skype contacts and then hit Share.
Although September is here, summer in Cyprus never ends. Ice cream keeps us cool, happy and productive.
Today Polarity Technologies Ltd, surprised everyone with a sweet -not so common- breakfast. Freshly made ice cream in 5 different flavours.
According to Independent, people who eat ice cream for breakfast have faster reaction times and are better at processing information. An experiment of the Japanese scientist Yoshihiko Koga, showed that people who had eaten ice cream had faster reaction times and were better at processing information.
If you’re a hard-working, avid foodie, who loves rose ice cream stay tuned. Follow Polarity Technologies Ltd on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for future job openings.
Here in Polarity Technologies Ltd we travel quite frequently.
According to The New York Times while there is no gadget that will make your seat wider or lessen traffic, there are some that will help you sleep better and stay relaxed on your next trip.
- Smart(er) Luggage:“Smart” luggage is luggage that will charge your phone or comes with location tracking so you won’t lose it. You can buy it this way or make your own luggage smart with a few simple additions.
- Plenty of Portable Power: You shouldn’t travel without an external battery pack (to keep all the other electronics in this list charged) and a portable surge protector to turn the only outlet in reach in your hotel room into two or three.
- White Noise Machine (or App): If you have trouble sleeping, especially when you travel, a white noise machine may make a world of difference.It’s a stand-alone white noise machine that masks out barking dogs, snoring roommates or loud hotel room neighbours.
- Google Chromecast (or Other Streaming Stick): Streaming sticks are palm-sized, connect directly to a TV’s HDMI port and use Wi-Fi to stream media you control with your phone. With a Chromecast or Roku Stick in your bag, you get to choose what you watch on the hotel TV.
- Noise Cancelling Headphones: Frequent airline travellers know that a good pair of noise cancelling headphones makes all the difference between a relaxing, pleasant flight, and one punctuated with engine noise, inconsolable children or overly chatty seatmates.
Read the full article here.
They say two heads are always better than one and that couldn’t be more of the case here at Polarity Technologies Ltd. We are BIG on making sure we have open communication styles, a learning environment that fosters collaboration, and weekly team meetings to make sure everyone is on the same page. We know that our open and communicative environment helps us achieve our great success.
Polarity Technologies Ltd is home to driven, competitive, hard working, passionate individuals. We take pride in this mindset and click with our fellow co-workers with this same mindset and drive. Our teamwork allows us to cultivate a truly innovative work environment that shines through in our work. Passion and hard-work is truly contagious here at Polarity Technologies Ltd.
If you consider yourself to be a hard-working, dedicated and self-driven individual then stay tuned. Check out all of our adventures on the Polarity blog. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for future job openings.
Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that ”A self-driving taxi has successfully taken paying passengers through the busy streets of Tokyo, raising the prospect that the service will be ready in time to ferry athletes and tourists between sports venues and the city centre during the 2020 Summer Olympics.
ZMP, a developer of autonomous driving technology, and the taxi company Hinomaru Kotsu, claim that the road tests, which began this week, are the first in the world to involve driverless taxis and fare-paying passengers.
The trial took place as Toyota and the transport giant Uber said they were intensifying efforts to develop a self-driving vehicle, pitting themselves against rival initiatives in Japan, the US and Europe.”
Read the full article from The Guardian.
Polarity Technologies Ltd turns 2 today and we couldn’t be happier!
We thought that a special day like this, requires a special celebration. Around 1pm we drove all together to Aperitivo JetSet Lounge, where we enjoyed a rich lunch buffet consisted of the New Carvery Concept, Sushi, Salads, Hors d’Oeuvres and Main Dishes.
After the main course, a large variety of yummy homemade desserts was waiting for us! (We highly recommend the Apple Crumble!)
During our little outing we talked about random topics and laughed a lot. Gatherings like this, bring our team closer. Teamwork is a basic element of Polarity‘s culture, therefore team bonding activities are planned quite often.
We all feel grateful for being part of Polarity‘s family and we hope that more happy and successful years will come.
Here in Polarity Technologies Ltd we’ve recently decided to get ourselves some new T-Shirts, with Polarity‘s logo and slogan on.
The new T-Shirts are a big hit around the office since an awesome employee perk (yes, ANOTHER perk) is our casual dress environment. Polarity’s employees are free to dress how they want, not just on Fridays, but every day. (Yes, flip flops and hats are allowed too). Our new T-Shirts not only are casual, but are super comfortable too.
If Polarity Technologies Ltd sounds like an environment you would thrive in, then stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for future career opportunities.