Covering everything from the latest social media news and digital trends to tech reviews, The Digital Bakery team works hard each week to bring our readers a range of fresh, exciting and engaging content. So, whether they’ve been getting the most love on social, caught our eye in the email, or are #trending online, we’ve rounded up the top stories from the past week, in case you missed any…
1) Google Maps: Five Expert Tips You Should Be Using
Google Maps has long set the standard for how maps and navigation apps should function on a smartphone. On your Android device, it’s likely one of the best apps you use, and it’s even better once you start poking and prodding its settings panel. But are you getting everything you can out of Google Maps? Here are some tips to make Google Maps even more efficient.
Add stops along your route
There’s nothing worse than being on the road and having no idea where to pull off for that much-needed rest stop. Fortunately, Google Maps lets you plan your route in increments. For instance, if you’re dying to try out that vegan fast food joint, you can add it as a stop along your route.
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2) How To Choose The Best Pc For College According To Declan Kenny From Currys Pc World
An Interesting interview with Declan Kenny, Currys Category Manager. Declan explains what should a student look out for when buying a laptop for school/ college.
What sort of PC will a college student need?
This will depend on the course they are doing and their own personal needs, but there are plenty of features to look for the ensure your chosen laptop suits for college requirements. Some things to consider when buying a laptop for college include screen size and weight to make sure your model is portable to carry to lectures, memory so it’s optimal for storing files and assignments, and battery life so students can study late into the night without relying on their charger. 2-in-1’s are useful as they can double up as tablets with a detachable keyboard if you don’t want to have the full laptop with you at all times. It’s more than just a laptop – you use it for work, for play and for socializing – at home or on campus. From writing and researching essays to binge-watching Netflix, it’s your go-to device.
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3) Game of Thrones Fans Can Now Plan Trips To Northern Irish Filming Locations With New Digital Map
Planning a weekend trip? You can now do a whistle-stop tour of Westeros.
With fans now having to wait on tenterhooks until 2019 for the next season of Game Of Thrones, there’s been no better time to get your off-season fix than now, thanks to a new partnership between Esri Ireland and Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council.
The council has used Esri Ireland’s innovative digital mapping platform to create an interactive map of the key filming locations from the hit series. Northern Ireland’s rugged beauty has been a big feature of the show, with themed tours growing in popularity over the years. With more than 10 locations to visit across Northern Ireland, this map would make for a great guide for any Game of Thrones aficionado to kick off an adventurous road trip.
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4) Bixby Is Here, What Will It Do?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 arrived with many new features and upgrades, but perhaps one of the most significant is Bixby, a new voice control interface and assistant. Samsung has high hopes for the successor to the often underwhelming S-Voice, but what does this newcomer bring to the table?
What is Bixby and what does it do?
Bixby is a new voice assistant that debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S8. The system has been developed by the Korean tech giant to have deep integration with its phones, essentially offering a replacement for the touch interface in many instances.
Now, of course, that’s exactly what Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant, and even the Amazon Echo seem to offer on their respective platforms.
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5) Burger King Launches Virtual Currency In Russia
Virtual currency is popular these days. Bitcoin, for instance, has nearly quadrupled in value in just over a year. But what about acquiring “WhopperCoin”? That is Burger King’s very own virtual currency for customers in Russia. Yes, the world is weird.
Burger King’s cryptocurrency is called WhopperCoin and it has been launched in Russia only. Customers get WhopperCoin tokens via a digital wallet whenever they purchase the chain’s Whopper burger. Hence the name.
All WhopperCoin transactions are powered by Waves’ distributed ledger network. The blockchain platform allows users to issue and transfer custom blockchain tokens which can then be traded on an integrated peer-to-peer exchange. Customers will receive these tokens as a reward for purchasing a Whopper burger. Then they will eventually have enough tokens to use them to purchase another burger.
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6) Viral Video Of The Week – This American Dad Facing Down His Fear Of Heights On The Cliffs Of Inis Mor Is Going Viral
If you too get weak behind the knees and develop nausea when it comes to heights, you’ll identify with this man all too well.
While visiting the cliffs and fort of Dún Aonghasa on Inis Mór, this American dad was determined to face down his crippling fear of heights and take in the scenic view despite the 87m sheer drop to the sea below. His solution, a very slow crawl to the edge. Our nerves are shot for him.
No one mention the Cliffs of Moher, he’d probably have a heart attack.
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