It’s time for your favourite read of the week. This week’s edition of the Weekly Wins is packed with lots of fun digital gems you wish you’d thought of.
Halloween has drawn out all the scary smart people of the world. This week we look at NASA’s record for aliens, the new iPad, MIT shares their dystopian Halloween surprise and much more.
1. All I want for Christmas is an iPad Pro
This week Apple announced the release of two new iPad Pros that had their fans drooling at the mouth. According to Mashable, the new iPad Pro tablets are not a refresh of the old, but a totally new design. These new tablets don’t have a home button, are smaller in size, and apparently, the software will blow you away, they also look damn pretty cool. We can’t wait to get our hands on one.
“The MacBook Air vs. iPad Pro is a choice between adventure and comfort.”
2. MIT’s creepy social experiment
MIT claim to have created the first ‘reality augmented’ game called BeeMee, and it’s pretty darn creepy. According to RGA, they are making us all part of a larger experiment. On Halloween, an actor gave up his free will and let internet control his every action. The test is to see if we can work as a collective group to save an actor from an evil AI, named Zooked. This, you must check out.
3. “Greetings from the children on planet earth.”
The Voyager 1 and 2, have two missions, the first is to document the outer limits of the Sun’s influence on the Solar System and secondly to carry two golden records with Earth’s story on them. According to The Verge, the first mission will end in 2030 losing contact with NASA, then all they need to do is share Earth’s story with our neighbour aliens. On the golden records, the aliens can find sounds, songs, and images of our home planet.
4. Reese’s are the smarties of all candies
Halloween is a game of strategy. The neighbourhood Halloween-strategists know exactly where to go for the good stuff. We’re talking normal sized candy bars, not peanuts. For the kids that aren’t so well prepared and get dumped with the nuts and the Tootsie Rolls, Reese’s had them covered. Meet the Candy Converter, a vending machine that eats all your unwanted candy and spits out Reese’s candy. Reese’s tapped into the psyche of Halloween trading and took it to the next level with this really sweet stunt.
5. Google’s awesome doodle
Google’s Halloween Doodle made people really, really happy this week. They essentially turned searching into a multiplayer game that can literally eat up hours, while a game itself only lasts two minutes, every time you go to search something you have the urge to start a new game. It’s titled The Great Ghoul Duel, and players can join games with random players or up to seven friends via an invitation link. According to Polygon, the more flames you get the more powers you gain. If you are in the process of procrastinating, this is our gift to you.