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The Bakery Bitesize #21

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀 Birmingham-based Braci raises £500,000

Braci, a product which turns a smartphone into an extra ear has just raised £500,000 to help deaf and hearing-impaired people. Braci analyses sounds in your environment and transforms them into notifications on a smartphone or apple watch.

🚀 Specsavers, has harnessed virtual reality technology

Specsavers has provided a new experience for Rugby fans by demonstrating the tough task that referees face. They created a Virtual Reality Challenge where fans were tasked with making the right call based on the play they saw via the VR headset.

🚀  eBay is imagining a future where we shop in VR

eBay has partnered with Australian department store Myer to launch 12,500 products that shoppers can browse through, select and add to their cart through a VR shopping app.

🚀 National Lottery tickets will have QR codes

Are you a regular lottery player? You’ll be glad to know that soon you will be able to check if you have won the lottery in just a matter of taps as QR codes will soon appear on all pink lottery tickets.

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

🚀 How to get free publicity

What problem do entrepreneurs have to face on a regular basis? How to compete against competitors with far larger budgets than they have! In order to do this, they have to think outside of the box and do a bit of hustling. Here is a great article by Richard Branson on how to get free publicity.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀    Virtual Reality could be used to transport jurors to a crime scene

The first of its kind in Europe, researchers from Staffordshire University are looking into a revolutionary way to use traditional VR gaming headsets with green screen technology to transport jurors to where it all happened.

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TECH IS MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Finally here are some examples of how technology and innovation is making the world a better place. Find out how 3D printing is combining multiple drugs into one pill, AI doctors will be able to diagnose your X-rays and have a look at a smartphone which has been made specifically for the visually impaired.