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The Bakery Bitesize #29

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀  Twitter creates more than 200 emojis for the Rio Olympics

Twitter has developed live content, video highlights and over 200 new emojis ahead of the Rio Olympics. Twitter users can watch live commentary from the event through “Moments” and they can add flag/sport emojis to their posts.

🚀  Instagram launches “Stories,” a Snapchatty feature for imperfect sharing

Are you more of an “Instagrammer” than a “Snapchatter” but wish you could create photo and video slideshows for your friends to see? Instagram has now introduced “Stories” which means you can create slideshows without having to build a whole new audience on Snapchat for people to see them!

🚀  Mozilla is developing a kitchen bot to answer the question, ‘What’s for dinner?’

Imagine if you could know what is in your fridge all the time with no effort and then be given suggestions on what you could make for dinner with the ingredients in your fridge? The Mozilla Foundation is currently working on a technology that could make this a reality.

WORKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR… (EVEN IF YOU AREN’T ONE)

🚀 Disruption is a mindset, disrupt your own business

“If you don’t disrupt yourself, a competitor or new start-up will.” Arjen Van Berkum has written an interesting article on how disruption is a mindset.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀  These vibrating boots could help astronauts and the visually impaired by guiding the wearing around or over obstacles.

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TECH IS MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Finally here are some examples of how technology and innovation are making the world a better place. Find out how robots in English class can spark empathy and improve writing, a drone company has started delivering medicine in America, a smart lamp instills good habits and serious gaming is helping with research and decision making in Kenya.