Brands that bounce back


It’s comforting to know that some of the brands we know and love have made triumphant comebacks from breaking point.

Wholesale Clearance has created an infographic that gives us a peek into the history of well-known brands and how they have bounced back from the brink.

Apple, Nintendo, and Converse are among the brands that have previously encountered every business’ worst nightmares, from bankruptcy to boardroom infighting.

Take a look at the infographic here and tell us what you think of these fascinating histories.

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Specimen: the new game that tests your colour perception


If you’re intrigued by the way your brain works, this innovative new game is for you.

Specimen is a simple and straightforward game that is not only addictive but also tests your colour perception.

A small circle appears in the centre of the screen with a variety of different coloured amoebas inside.
As the player, all you need to do is match the amoebas with the colour of the background.

The more you get correct, the more points you collect, showing how good your colour perception is.

Faster versions of the game are available for those who want to really test their skills.

Download the game here and watch the video below to see how it all works in action.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/133349411

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Kellogg’s suitcase fridge surprises commuters


Kellogg’s new publicity stunt has seen its ‘breakfast team’ take over London Underground.

The breakfast team have taken ‘fridges’ onto the tube, holding everything from milk and cereal to utensils such as cutlery and bowls.

However, to unsuspecting commuters the fridge looks like a normal suitcase – until of course, it’s opened mid-journey.

This campaign is targeted at the ‘busy workers’ who are skipping breakfast all together.

A Kellogg’s spokesperson said: “With almost 1 in 3 adults missing breakfast every day, we wanted to show that even for people with the busiest lifestyles, there’s always time for a bowl of Special K cereal.”

Watch the unsuspecting communiters here and tell us what you think.

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A hotel managed by robots


If you’re a fan of the Channel 4 series Humans, you may well be intrigued by the latest development in artificial intelligence: a hotel managed by robots.

The Henn-na Hotel (literally ‘strange hotel’) in Sasebo, Japan, has recently welcomed its first customers, who get to indulge in an experience entirely staffed by a crew of robots.

Guests can check in with the help of a dinosaur dressed like a concierge, access their rooms with face-recognition technology, and sit back while a range of robots, humanoid or otherwise, take care of the rest.

Watch how this unique hotel works below and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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The London Blitz in colour


The Imperial War Museum has released rare colour photos of London during the Second World War.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blitz, the museum has revealed unique footage covering London life, from famous landmarks to everyday scenes, in full colour.

The photos reveal how the Blitz, which took place between September 1940 and May 1941, affected the capital city, from the patriotic hoarding on Nelson’s Column to the dramatic ruins around St Paul’s Cathedral.

These amazing photos are part of a larger exhibition called ‘Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits’, which you can discover in Manchester’s Imperial War Museum until April 2016.

Take a look at these rare photographs here and tell us if you’ll be going to the exhibition.

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IKEA ad monkeys around


IKEA has unveiled its latest ad, featuring monkeys having fun with an IKEA METOD kitchen.

Representing the furniture brand’s ‘The Wonderful Everyday’ strapline, you can see the monkeys opening all the cupboards, playing with the food and even enjoying a little shower from the tap. 

Filmed in Costa Rica’s Jaguar Rescue Centre, the company is trying to convey the message that “cooking doesn’t need to be governed by convention or worry, it can be a joyous playground.”

Watch this light-hearted video below and tell us what you think of it.

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VisitBritain offers virtual tours


VisitBitain, as part of the Goveernment’s GREAT campaign, has released a brand new virtual tour service, targeting history buffs and potential visitors to the UK.

It offers 360 degree virtual tours of a very British variety of attractions, such as Salisbury Cathedral, Warwick Castle, and even the bedroom of Shakespeare’s wife – all at the click of a mouse.

If you want to find out more about these interesting experiences, click here.

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