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) Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Hacked With Glue Mould
The fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 handset has been hacked less than a week after the device went on sale.
Berlin-based Security Research Labs fooled the equipment using a mould it had previously created to spoof the sensor on Apple’s iPhone 5S.
The researchers said they were concerned that thieves could exploit the flaw in Samsung’s device to trigger money transfers via PayPal.
The payments firm played down the risk. Find out more here
#Samsung #Galaxy #Fingerprint
2) New Trailer For Star Wars:The Last Jedi
The first trailer for The Last Jedi was revealed at Star Wars Celebration 2017. Well, it looks as if the people at Star Wars got their money’s worth from Skellig Michael. The island off the coast of Kerry is all over the first teaser trailer. Parts of the new film were shot in other Irish locations such as Malin Head in Donegal and Ceann Sibeal in Kerry. Whole new tourism industries have been kicked up as a result.Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas on the 15th of December. We can’t wait!
#StarWars #TheLastJedi #Movie #SkelligMichael #StarWarsIsland
3) Will Google Move To Block Adverts?
Google’s vast wealth and huge influence is built on one thing – advertising – so it might seem bizarre for the search giant to make it less likely that users would see ads.
But the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is planning to introduce ad-blocking in its popular Chrome web browser.
The report says the feature would come to new mobile and desktop versions of the browser and would filter out bad ad experiences. There is no doubt that this would be welcomed by many users, with plenty already using a third party extension to block adverts – the most popular one, AdBlock, claims it has 40 million users.
Google says it does not comment on rumours, but released a statement saying: “We’ve been working closely with the Coalition for Better Ads and industry trades to explore a multitude of ways Google and other members of the Coalition could support the Better Ads Standards.”
#Google #BlockAdverts #Ads
4) Teens Blasting Vengaboys In Ballyfermot Become Viral Sensation
By now, you may have already seen this video of a child carrying a speaker through Ballyfermot blasting out Vengaboys’ seminal 1999 dancefloor filler, Boom Boom Boom.
The video, in all its thirty-odd second glory, shows a trio of children enjoying the song via a portable speaker and has become an internet sensation since it was posted on Twitter.
In the space of just twenty-four hours, the video has been retweeted 20,000 times and shared by the likes of Lily Allen and others.
Only in Bally’er, … and no, that’s not a suitcase he’s pulling, it’s a portable speaker. It’s a different world over here. pic.twitter.com/FO1y24cbrU
— Peter McFadden (@TweeterPeter20) April 14, 2017
#Ballyfermot #Vengaboys #BoomBoomBoom
5) British and Irish Lions Squad Named
Warren Gatland has named 11 Irish players in his Lions squad of 42 to take on the All Blacks this summer.
Gatland, who is hoping to guide the team to another series success after the 2013 triumph in Australia, surprised many with his selection, with English stars such as hooker Dylan Hartley and second row Joe Launchbury.
The Lions take on the All Blacks in a three-match Test series along with seven warm-up matches against all five Super Rugby sides, the Maori All Blacks and the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians, with the tour getting underway on 3 June.
#British&IrishLions #LionsNZ2017 #Rugby #AllBlacks #NewZealand
6) Creative Girl Revealed Her Crush Via Spotify Playlist And They Lived Happily Ever After
Of course, in the era of digital music, nobody would dare do such a thing these days, but it’s good to see that the spirit of the mixtape is alive and well in one Spotify user, Hannah Woodley, who created a playlist with the sole intention of letting her crush know how she felt about him.
In this case, the song titles themselves literally spelt out her feelings for the object of her desire, who is far from the only one to know about it considering that a tweet posted on Tuesday has been retweeted just under 130,000 times at the time of writing.
When you put all of the song titles together you get the following message: “I kinda like you and I wanted to tell you. You might not feel the same and that is okay but I thought you should know. If you don’t feel it, I still wanna be friends. I am corny.”
Well, corny it may have been but it totally worked.
#Spotify #Playlist #Love
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