Fusfoo Five: Tech (Solar Panels, Microsoft Office, Google Halloween)

5. GOOGLE DOODLES DOES HALLOWEEN

 In celebration of Halloween, Google Doodle has launched an interactive game called Magic Cat Academy, featuring an enchanted feline named Momo battling ghosts throughout five areas of a wizard school. Players are required to quickly complete on-screen drawings to help Momo defeat the ghosts in the school’s gym, cafeteria, library, classrooms and rooftop. Being a magic cat, Momo helps out as well, casting spells upon the advancing ghouls and evil spirits. The Halloween Google Doodle game is located at the center of the screen on Google.com—just click the graphic to play.

Play: 

https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2016

 #GoogleDoodles #HappyHalloween #MomoMagic

 

 4. VINE IS GONE: DOES IT MATTER?

 Despite direct efforts from 18 of the top 50 Vine makers, the once-groundbreaking app has joined the digital graveyard. After last year’s rumors of Vine decline, company creative lead Karyn Spencer sat down with top Viners to hear out their save proposition--pay them $1.2 million to crank out 12 hit Vines a month (which given their follower base, would generate billions of new views), while developing app improvements in direct conjunction with them. Vine staffers politely declined and the inevitable ensued. Prior to Vine’s cancellation, many top Vine makers had already begun to migrate to other visual content apps like Instagram, YouTube, Mobli and Facebook Live. 

Learn More:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vine_(service)

 #VineDecline #AppWorld #DigitalVisuals

 

3. TESLA LETS THE SUN SHINE

 In a move set to revolutionize residential power sourcing, Tesla and SolarCity have introduced Solar Roof, a new type of solar panel that integrates sun receptor cells into actual roofing tiles, eliminating the need for traditional, large black and silver photovoltaic panels. Tesla founder Elon Musk reports that Solar Roof tiles are 98 percent as efficient as their photovoltaic counterparts, and that his tiling is built to endure at least 50 years of natural wear, even in environments with harsh snow and ice filled winters. Solar Roof tiles are available in four varieties, each modeled after a traditional shingle style: slate, textured, Tuscan and smooth glass.

Learn More: 

Elon Musk Solar Roof Reveal

 #ThroughTheRoof #Sustainability #TeslaSolarCity

 

 2. NEW MACBOOK PRO TOUCH BAR

Following an 18-month gap in MacBook Pro hardware updates, Apple has finally unveiled the newest iteration of its hit laptop. The new features aren’t huge ones—the primary update is the addition of the Touch Bar, which replaces the function key row on both the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros. This OLED multi-touch panel changes purpose depending on the app being used, and is sure to come in handy for users working in digital video and photo editing suites. Also built into the new MacBook Pro are sixth-generation Skylake processors and Touch ID, the fingerprint authorization feature currently featured on iPhones.

Learn More:

New MacBook Pro Profile

https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

 #NewMacBookPro #AppleNews #TouchBar

 

1. MICROSOFT THROWS DOWN. IS APPLE WORRIED?

In a week that brought two major product reveals from two computer giants, the innovations unveiled by Microsoft have, for once, trumped Apple’s. While the latter introduced a new MacBook Pro model, with an initially underwhelming Touch Bar update, Microsoft introduced the Surface Studio, a trim 28-inch comprehensive PC that reclines to function as an interactive drafting table. With eye-grabbing features like a touch-screen stylus and Surface Dial, a small, circular device that offers users a secondary means of interacting with the touchscreen, the Surface Studio is Microsoft’s most innovative release in recent memory. It also allows users to easily create and experiment with 3-D content.

 Surface Studio: All You Need To Know

#MicrosoftMagic #AppleSlippin #FutureComputers

 

 

 

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