#toolatergram shows us what nature would look like without human damage

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Netflix makes a move to the big screen

Our favourite at-home entertainment providers – Netflix – are planning to make a move to cinemas! According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the streaming giant has been looking into starting its own theatre chain, enabling movie buffs the opportunity to experience Netflix Originals on the big screen. Not only would the prospect of Netflix-owned theatres bring the streaming giant closer to becoming the world’s biggest media company, it would also give it the perfect platform to showcase its films for awards consideration. Many believe the Netflix original movie ‘Mudbound’, which was nominated for four Oscars, winning none, would have had more success if it had been given a cinema release. Read more about Netflix’s move into theatres here.

ASOS helps us find outfits we love at the click of a camera

Ever like an item of clothing someone was wearing but was too shy to ask them where they got it? Online fashion retailer ASOS have rolled out a search feature for its mobile app called Style Match that lets you snap a photo of an outfit you like and upload it to the ASOS app. It will show results from an inventory of 85,000 items that are similar to the photo. Visual search has been on the rise recently as mobile shopping becomes the norm and advancements are made in computer vision. eBay and Pinterest are two other platforms already using visual search to help users find clothing items and even recipes.

My Kitchen Rules the ratings

Program Station Audience
My Kitchen Rules – Wednesday Ch7 1,622,856
My Kitchen Rules – Sunday Ch7 1,425,040
My Kitchen Rules – Tuesday Ch7 1,316,623
My Kitchen Rules – Monday Ch7 1,252,580
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games: Closing Ceremony Ch7 1,129,801
The Voice – Launch Ch9 1,072,339
The Voice – Monday Ch9 929,559
The Good Doctor – Monday Ch7 854,868
The Voice – Tuesday Ch9 822,535
Home and Away Ch7 701,185

15/04/2018 – 21/04/2018

Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone recycling robot

In conjunction with Earth Day on April 22nd, Apple revealed their latest recycling robot, Daisy. Daisy was developed by Apple’s in-house engineers and is able to disassemble nine different versions of the iPhone, sorting all of their reusable components in the process. Daisy is capable of taking apart 200 iPhones an hour, proving a solid alternative to traditional methods that can destroy valuable components in the process. The new bot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company introduced in 2o16.

Spotify transforms a New York station into a makeshift art gallery

Just around the corner from David Bowie’s old apartment in New York, Spotify has transformed the Broadway Lafayette subway station into a makeshift art gallery. The perspective art piece will remain until 13 May and includes commentary and quotes about Bowie, as well as links to Spotify to experience his music within the app. The activation both commemorates two years since Bowie’s passing and celebrates the exhibition currently at the Brooklyn Museum, ‘David Bowie is’.

Learn how to code with Grasshopper

The future of our world is digital, and as a result programming is increasingly becoming a necessary skill. Studies show that students who learn to program early in life gain a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic and advanced thinking behind the skill. Grasshopper is an app designed by Google that teaches you how to code Javascript through a series of fun mini-games in attempt to to make coding feel fun and approachable. Users log into app with their Google account, where they are then walked through basic coding definitions, before starting on the introduction exercises. Learn more about Grasshopper here.

#toolatergram shows us what nature would look like without human damage

Using photos from nine popular travel influencers, the World Wildlife Fund have created #toolatergram, an Instagram hashtag that takes the opposite approach to raising awareness of environmental damage. The campaign shows viewers digitally cleaned-up versions of polluted and cluttered locations in order to remind us what nature could look like without humanity’s damaging activities. Only later in the video do we see the reality of scenes, underlining the extent to which issues like pollution and climate change have already changed our environment. Watch the video below.

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