Track Nessie with Google Street View


Google Street View has turned its attention to the famous Loch Ness Monster.

The technology firm has teamed up with Visit Scotland and Adrian Shine to produce photographs of the Scottish loch for the Google Street View collection, which are now online for potentia lNessie hunters.

To celebrate the news, Google turned its daily Doodle into a fun reimagining of the iconic legend.

Watch the video below and tell us if you would try to track down Nessie.

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The progress of technology


An infographic reveals how technology has progressed in the last fifteen years.

As the digital revolution is now so multi-faceted, the infographic just touches on a few key milestones.

These include the Google self-driving car, the rise of mobile devices, and the launch of iTunes, as well the companies that made a significant impact on its development such as Google and Apple.

Have a look at the whole infographic here and tell us what you think about it.

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Innovative buses launched in San Francisco


San Francisco and Leap Transit have launched city buses with brand new designs, focusing more on the comfort side rather than on mass transportation.

The little touches include free Wi-Fi, snacks, and drinks.

However, comfort and luxury come at a price, as a single ticket currently cost $6 or $5 if bought in bulk.

Discover the new look San Francisco city bus here and tell us if you would take a ride.

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YouGov launches Profiles


YouGov has revealed its product Profiles, designed for agencies and brands.

Profiles is a segmentation and media planning product that examines demographics in depth.

With data collected from over 200,000 UK YouGov members, they are able to give a precise image of any brand, person, or thing’s target audience by giving specific statistics on the audience’s likes, preferences, and habits.

Try out Profiles here and tell us what you think.

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Harrods creates Chelsea Flower Show garden based on perfume


Harrods gardenHarrods is launching its first Chelsea Flower Show garden around the theme of perfume.

The department store, with help from garden designer Sheena Seeks, will display flowers that are commonly used in the process of making perfumes as sold at Harrods for over a century.

The designer explained: “one side of the garden is going to look like a perfume laboratory, inspired by the processes where flowers are embedded into wax or have their oils extracted to capture their scent.”

In addition to this, technology will allow visitors to see virtual flowers coming into life with their smartphones.

Have a look at this innovative garden here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

Interactive billboard raises awareness of domestic violence


Women's Aid billboardWomen’s Aid has unveiled an unusual billboard to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

The organisation has created a digital billboard that displays a woman’s bruised face as a representation of domestic violence.

Using facial recognition technology, the more people who look at the billboard, the faster the woman’s face heals, sending the message that domestic violence shouldn’t be ignored.

The campaign was created with the help of WCRS London and will be displayed in numerous places in the UK. 

Have a look at the billboard here and tell us what you think about it.

Samsung designs kennel for Crufts


Samsung kennelSamsung has decided to target a new market with its DreamDoghouse. 

The technology company has unveiled a kennel at its latest product launch, claiming to offer ‘the ultimate in doggy luxury’.

This product represents the growing part technology plays in our pets’ lives and is part of the firm’s sponsorship of Crufts 2015.

Andy Griffiths, President, of Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, says: “with the Samsung Dream Doghouse, we wanted to reflect the nation’s growing trend for using technology.”

The kennel is on display at Crufts at Birmingham’s NEC. 

Watch the video below and tell us what you think about the product.

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