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) Game of Thrones Fans Have Been Coming Up With Their Own Ideas For Spinoffs And They’re Hilarious
Fans rejoiced when HBO confirmed that four writers have been brought on for Game of Thrones spinoffs that would “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe,” according to an HBO spokesperson.
While the writers will be taking their sweet time on their scripts, Game of Thrones fans have come up with their own story suggestions.
Twitter has been overflowing with series spinoff titles under the hashtag #GameOfThronesSpinOffs and some of them are pure genius.
#GameOThrones #Spinoffs #Twitter #RamsayBoltonsKitchenNightmares
2) Bless This Brave Soul That Dived Into 1,000 Mouse Traps So We Could Watch It In Slo-Mo
There’s something to be admired about a man willing to jump onto a trampoline full of mousetraps for the viewing pleasure of others.
The Slo Mo Guys are at it again, this time showing us what it looks like when one brave soul jumps onto 1,000 mouse traps. Surprisingly, the hardest part of the stunt was the setup. It took four hours to set all of the traps. Luckily it seems to have just been his hair that was harmed by the stunt.
#Mousetrap #Trampoline #SloMoGuys
3) Blade Runner 2049 – Official Trailer
Very excited about this one. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Will be in Irish cinemas October 6.
#Bladerunner2049 #Movie #Cinema
4) Ellen Degeneres’ Retweet Record Has Been Broken
The tweeter who tweeted the most retweeted tweet of all time was up until now none other than talk show host Ellen Degeneres. The tweet was from the 2014 Oscars and saw her pose for a selfie with a number of celebs. Well it’s now a case of move aside Ellen, after a teenage boy made Twitter history with his post begging fast-food chain Wendy’s for a free one-year supply of chicken nuggets.
Sixteen-year old Carter Wilkerson from Nevada in the United States now holds the official record for the most retweets after he jokingly asked back in April how many retweets it would take to get the nuggets.
Wendy’s replied with a target of 18 million, which prompted the hashtag #NuggsforCarter and the tweet went viral. While Carter hasn’t quite hit the 18 million mark, he is now a record holder, as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.His total stands at 3.6 million retweets over Ellens 3.4 million retweets.
#Twitter #Retweets #WorldRecord #NuggsForCarter #Wendys
5) Facebook Revamps News Feed to Downplay Links to Websites With Deceptive Ads
Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. The downgrade of the links was expected to take effect beginning on Wednesday on News Feed, the home page of Facebook where people go to see posts from friends and family.
Facebook uses a computer algorithm to determine which posts people see first from friends and family, and it frequently refines the algorithm to keep up with spam or other concerns. The company said in August it was adjusting the algorithm to downplay news stories with clickbait-style headlines, a style of headline that intentionally withholds information or misleads people to get them to click on them.
#Facebook #SocialMedia #FakeNews #Clickbait
6) South Korea Says It’s Building The World’s Largest Test Site For Self-Driving Cars
Now that we have self-driving cars, the next big challenge is figuring out where to test them. Most experts agree that the best places to do that are giant, government-run, fenced-off fake cities that mimic all the real conditions of the road. To that end, South Korea’s government is building an 88-acre site that it claims will be the largest test bed for autonomous driving in the world.
The facility with an area of approximately 360,000 square meters is scheduled to be equipped with bus-only lanes, expressways, zones for autonomous parking and so on. A budget of approximately 11 billion won [$9.7 million] is planned to be invested in it.
#SelfDrivingCars #SouthKorea #KCity #TechNews
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