This week: Facebook in space, Viner wins award and a nerf gun to trump all nerf guns!

October 5, 2014

We have trawled the internet to bring you the best and most interesting news all in one digestible morsel to keep you up-to-date!

Facebook sends drones to space

Social media giant plans to enter the stratosphere by placing drones the size of jumbo-jets 17 miles above the Earth. The idea is to provide wireless internet access to more than four billion people - that’s around two thirds of the global population who currently are unable to get online. These plans will require as many as 90,000 drones to be specially located at various points around the globe, with project taking an estimated five years to complete. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/11120639/Facebook-drones-the-size-of-jumbo-jets-to-soar-17-miles-up.html

Viner wins short-film award

Australia’s annual short-film festival, Tropfest, has seen Perth resident and Vine enthusiast Tee Ken Ng, 38 take first place in the exclusive category, TropVine. Entitled ‘Mirror’, Ng dedicated more than 10 hours to creating the six second film to beat 20 finalists. Check the video out at https://vine.co/v/OWt21jdIpr1

Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster

Also known as a nerf gun with a built in camera. This supersized kid’s toy has been designed with social media savvy adults in mind. Boasting a 1.77in colour screen and a 4GB memory card, it allows the player to record up to 3 hours of video or 2000 pictures of game-time to be shared with the masses. We love the combination of digital technology and reality. See it in action at https://vine.co/v/O79vnP1pFMW

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