This Week In Digital

  • This week in digital

    … Bake Off blunder Loyal fans of The Great British Bake Off were left reeling this week after the winner was announced a few hours early on Twitter. The offender was no other than Prue Leith, a judge from the baking show, who had confused her time zones. The tweet was swiftly deleted but not before many […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … One of the most controversial TV stories of the past few years was undoubtedly, smash hit, The Great British Bake Off’s move from the BBC to Channel 4. Losing its iconic queen of baking, Mary Berry, and dynamic pun-loving presenting duo Mel and Sue, along the way always meant the transition was going to be […] The post GBBO: BBC vs. Channel 4Who…

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    … Amazon to launch a new delivery service This week, Amazon announced it will be launching Amazon Key: a service that will allow couriers to open people's doors to leave deliveries whilst they aren't home. In order to use the service, users will need a Cloud Cam camera and smart lock. Once a courier scans the […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Online video ad spend overtakes banner ads It was announced this week that for the first time ever advertisers are spending more on video ads than banner ads. The figures come from the latest Digital Adspend report by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK and PwC. For the first half of 2017 there was a 46% year-on-year […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Theresa May’s Party Conference Woes The Conservative Party conference has been happening this week, and of course, all eyes were on Theresa May’s keynote speech. Unfortunately for Mrs May, her speech was interrupted by a prankster, Simon Brodkin, waving a piece of paper with “P45” typed on it. The video has been doing the rounds on […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Twitter makes a drastic change... This week, Twitter announced it was launching a trial regarding its famous 140-character limit on text posts. For a small set of users, the limit has been increased to 280 characters reflecting the frustration felt by many users around the world of trying to fit their content in a small […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Be careful who you search for... Cybersecurity company McAfee has scared us off Googling our favourite celebrities this week. The company announced a list of those whose names are most likely to be used by cybercriminals to lure us to dodgy websites. Number one was Craig David, with more than one in ten search results […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Apple launches the iPhone X This week, Apple held its much-anticipated launch event for its three new versions of its smartphone: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and a new high-end version called iPhone X. The latter has been designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Apple's smartphone. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have new […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Dear David... Adam Ellis has gone viral this week after documenting a series of strange events in his Manhattan apartment. The story started on Monday 7th August when Adam first told Twitter users of a scary child who kept appearing in his dreams. In another dream, a girl appeared who named the child David and […] The post This week in digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Taylor gets everyone talking Singer Taylor Swift got the internet buzzing this week with talk of her new music. Late last week, the singer appeared to delete all posts and images across her social media channels, which caused a great deal of confusion amongst her fans. However, a few days later, videos and images of […] The post This Week in Digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … National Lottery's social media blunder It has been a bad week for the National Lottery this week after their latest social media campaign went wrong. Users were told to retweet one of the company's posts with the hashtag #Represent. In return, they received an automatically generated thank you tweet, with their account name written […] The post This Week in Digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … Did a robot really create its own language? Rumours were circulating this week that Facebook robots had to be turned off after creating their own language, which humans couldn’t understand. Stories began appearing on various news sites claiming the AI had become too intelligent. Turns out the whole story was a bit of an exaggeration! […] The post This Week in Digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … A brush with death for Paint Microsoft announced at the start of this week that Paint had joined a list of features that will be ‘removed or deprecated’. After a few days of outcry, Microsoft has now announced the application will still be available in its Windows store. They said: "If there's anything we learned, […] The post This Week in Digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … LG Launches Airport Robots Electronics company LG is trialling new robots in Seoul's Incheon International Airport in preparation for next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea. The brand has launched two types of robot. The first is the Airport Guide Robot, which helps with directions and boarding times and speaks four languages. The second is the […] The post This Week in Digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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    … A Dancing Hot Dog Goes Viral A dancing hot dog filter from Snapchat has gone viral this week. Rather than detecting faces, which is how the usual Snapchat filters work, this filter can automatically detect surfaces, allowing the funny Frankfurter to be placed and resized before it dances and spins around. Social media users were loving […] The post This Week in Digital appeared first on Search Laboratory. …

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