Tempo Top Five : Feb 14

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By Andrew

Tempo Top Five : Feb 14

We find, we think, we share : links that caught our eye.

This week’s Tempo Top Five features Snapchat’s take on the Winter Olympics, the latest ride-sharing option to hit Australia, and predictions for the jobs of the future…

 

1. Snapchat brings the Winter Olympics alive

Source : mashable.com

 

Not everyone has the time (or the inclination) to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics currently underway in Pyeongchang. So Snapchat’s team of editors are creating stories to bring the games alive right on your phone.

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2. Land Rover climbs 999 steps to reach China’s Heaven’s Gate

 Source : digitaltrends.com

 

How do you convince buyers your new plug-in hybrid SUV has the same power as a petrol model? By driving it up the 45° staircase of 999 steps to reach one of China’s landmark summits in this compelling piece of content.

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3. India’s Ola set to take on Uber in Australia

Source : afr.com

 

Another week, another ride-sharing option hits Australian shores. Just a month after Taxify began operations in Sydney and more recently Melbourne, new challenger Ola – already serving 125 million customers in India – has announced it will launch soon in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. How long before we’re all being paid to drive, we wonder…

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4. The future of work

Source : technologyreview.com

 

The robots are coming to take our jobs. Well, that’s what we’re hearing. But automation and technology are also giving rise to whole new types of work. MIT’s Technology Review takes a look at the jobs that might be all the rage in the future – by 2030, to be precise.

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5. Tired of checking the mailbox? So was the inventor of Mynder

 Source : kickstarter

 

Whilst it may not be much of a chore for most of us, in remote parts and cold parts, trudging to check for mail and finding none can be a pain. This device checks for you, sending an alert to your phone when something has been delivered.

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