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The Bakery Bitesize #32

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀 Huawei is using haptic ads to boost the effectiveness of its mobile spend

To launch its ‘Global Connectivity Index’ Huawei used ad formats by our friends at Adludio. These ads use the touch screen to create a more engaging experience.

🚀  9 Awesome technologies at the Rio Paralympics

We are just a day away from the start of the Rio Paralympics, have a look at this article by Kitty Knowles which explores 9 ways Paralympic athletes are adopting new technology.

🚀  IBM’s Watson AI makes movie trailer for an upcoming film

Fox just released a movie called “Morgan” about AI and part of their marketing strategy was to team up with IBM and see if Watson could create the movie trailer for the film. If you missed our tweet last week, you can see the trailer here.

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

🚀  Nobody Cares How Long it Takes You to Create Meaningful Work

Apparently, as humans, we have a window of about three hours where we are really focussed which is called your “flow.” Read Thomas Oppong’s article for tips on how to find your flow.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀  Flare is an AI powered home security system that recognizes friend from foe

A German startup called BuddyGuard has launched an artificially intelligent security system called Flare. Flare is part camera, part AI, part IoT, it can distinguish between normal sounds and suspicious sounds around the house and detect the face of an unknown person.

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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 a smart water bottle can save you from dehydration, a magnetic clasp is helping dementia sufferers, a “SubPac” is helping disabled people dance, run and compete and how a biotech startup is combatting Rhino poaching.