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The Bakery Bitesize #31

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀 Facebook is building a Netflix for gaming

Facebook has struck up a partnership with popular games engine Unity to offer its own games distribution platform. This partnership will make it easier for developers to push their games out on Facebook’s site if they have built their games on Unity.

🚀  Malibu brings the Internet of Things to FMCG

Malibu is using contactless payment technology to create 40,000 connected bottles. This will allow users to access content, prize draws, playlists, recipes and bar locators.

🚀 Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa is getting British elocution lessons

Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa is coming to Britain. Alexa can order you an Uber, read you the news and answer all of your questions. However, it needs some elocution lessons before it comes over to the UK so that it can understand us!

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

🚀  Send effective emails and get your message across without wasting time.

People get hundreds of emails everyday. This article by Peter Diamandis (Co-founder at Human Longevity Inc.) includes some great tips on how to ensure yours is among the few they actually read.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀 The Dexmo Exoskeleton Lets You ‘Touch’ and ‘Feel’ in Virtual Reality

The Dexmo is an exoskeleton that captures your hand movements and lets you “touch” the digital world.

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 a new wearable is aiming to detect allergens in food and in the air, how virtual reality could be the newest tool for doctors, how tech is helping disabled people dance, run & compete and how wearables will be a passing trend that gives way to implantables.