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 Glass Is Back, And It’s Eyeing Up The Enterprise
After two years of deliberation at the drawing board, Google Glass is back with a clearer vision: bringing augmented reality (AR) to business.
After shelving the project in early 2015 – promising to only release the next-generation device “until it’s perfect” – Glass Enterprise Edition represents a shift in approach for parent company, Alphabet.
“Glass, as you might remember, is a very small, lightweight wearable computer with a transparent display that brings information into your line of sight,” wrote project lead Jay Kothari, when announcing the release the new product in mid-July.
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2) Nokia Nostalgia: Retro Nokia 3310 And New Smartphones Arrive In Ireland
Nokia is back baby, in a blend of old and new devices.
Nokia’s return to Ireland will be a blaze of nostalgia, armed with the familiar-looking Nokia 3310 as well as a range of new Android devices manufactured on contract by HMD Global. The redux of the Nokia 3310 – replete with much-loved features such as Snake – caused quite a stir at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, returning to the world 17 years after its first release.
The 3310 was accompanied by new Android devices such as the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6, offering a tempting glimpse of what life might have been like if Nokia had adopted Android rather than succumbed to a doomed, if stealthy, takeover by Microsoft.
The revamped 3310 comes with a 2.4in screen, costs only €59 and has a 22-hour talk time, as well as a battery life of theoretically a month – a performance unheard of these days as most batteries on well-used smartphones would last a day, maybe two at a stretch.
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3) Goodbye Google Now, Hello New Feed That Tracks Your Interests
Google Now is gone, but your information feed lives on as a revamped, humbly no-name feed, whose mission is you and only you. When you launch the new Google app (or swipe right on Pixel phones), it will not look much different. The search bar remains at the top, followed by your shortcut icons and a series of cards based on your interests.
What is changing is how Google populates it. As Google’s Shashi Thakur wrote in a blog post, “Your feed will not only be based on your interactions with Google, but also factor in what’s trending in your area and around the world. The more you use Google, the better your feed will be.”
Read The Full Story Here #GoogleNow #GoogleHello #Smartphone
4) Check Out All 66 Winning Images From International Photo Awards
A dozen photographers from all over the world have been named winners at the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards.
Covering an array of themes, from foliage to fitness, Magnum and LensCulture have revealed the 12 winning photographers for their annual awards.
Separated into two categories, the six series winners and six single-image winners will each receive $3,000 and $1,500, respectively.
One of the winning photographers is based in Ireland, with Galway-based Polish professional Szymon Barylski’s ‘Fleeing Death’ winning the Photojournalism Single Image prize.
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5) How Social Media Has Changed Journalism
Today, journalists face challenges caused by new media technologies. Journalism is experiencing considerable changes linked to social, cultural, economical, and technological transformations.
Social media brings new characteristics like interactive dialogue and social interactions. Journalists can now have real conversations with their audience. Online debates have also been put into place so that everyone can express themselves (when comments are enabled of course). Traditional one-way communication is turning into two-way conversations. Social media has given a real meaning to what freedom of speech is. In history, expressing yourself has never been so easy.
Twitter is a very professional social media that you know we use a lot, as it helps journalists find quotes and contact people they might never see in person. It is also a good way to get breaking stories as soon as they happen. Journalists often use twitter personally to show the audience that they are humans. It enhances the likability of some journalists and plays a key role in how they interact with their audience. The convergence between the personal and the professional life, on Twitter for example, is a significant sign of social media’s adoption. On social media, news organisations will know their readers much more than with press releases, because a comment section is now available (for better or worse!)
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6) Two-Year-Old Girl Terrifies Dad By Sneaking Up On Him While He’s Live-Streaming Horror Game
Behold the cutest little terrorist that your eyes will ever see.
Streamer JurassicJunkieLive was playing the jump-scare-laden Outlast II live on Twitch, when his toddler daughter Jessica stealthily snuck up behind him (actually, he just didn’t hear her because he had headphones on). Our streamer is suddenly hit with a double whammy, as Outlast II unleashes an audio jump scare, and he turns around to find a tiny human unexpectedly standing behind him.
So far, JurassicJunkie’s toddler terror has 1.8 million views, which Twitch has confirmed to be their most-viewed individual clip ever. The clip has already propelled JurassicJunkie from a mere 100 followers to over 3,500.
#Twitch #GameStreaming #Jumpscare #Outlast
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- #Jordan Spieth