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The Bakery Bitesize #36

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀  Whatsapp has updated its camera features to allow users to customise their photos

First Instagram created their own version of Snapchat stories and now WhatsApp has drawn inspiration from Snapchat and is enabling users to customise their photos. With Snapchat growing in popularity with young users, it seems like Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp are trying really hard to keep up.

🚀  David Beckham fronts Sky’s first VR app

Sky is delving into the world of VR by rolling out a new VR app with a promotional campaign starring David Beckham. Gary Davey, managing director for content at Sky said “We are just at the beginning of our VR journey at `Sky and we are already breaking new ground.” I don’t know about you but I’m very excited about seeing David Beckham in virtual reality!

🚀  Google internet balloon uses AI to stay in place for weeks

This summer the Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru and managed to keep it there for over three months. How did they do it? They used Artificial Intelligence. If your interested in finding out more about how it worked then read this article in Wired by Cade Metz.

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

🚀  This CEO’s Trick to Managing Hundreds of Emails a Day

Do you have 100s of emails arriving in your inbox every day and not enough time to answer them? Betty Liu (Founder & CEO at Radiate) spoke to Tom Patterson (Founder of Tommy John – undershirts for men) and has written an article revealing his trick to managing hundreds of emails a day.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀  The Shirt That Lets You Feel In-Game Sensations From Your Favorite Team

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 system called HeroSurg is set to increase what surgeons can achieve via robotic surgery, how a smart shirt for deaf people translates music into motion, how a student has invented a kitchen gadget to help people with one arm and an aid-delivering drone could be edible.