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Web News Round Up (13-19 June)

By 17 June 2016No Comments

Another week, another web news round-up. There has been so much going on this week in regards to the web that we were like kids in a candy shop this week picking out our stories! For starters Apple announced that they are rolling out a new OS for Macs this autumn, tonnes of virtual reality goodies were unveiled at E3 2016 and an AI named Benjamin wrote an entire movie script!

1. Battle of the blogs infographic. 

web news battle of the blogs infographic

WordPress? Weebly? Wix? With so many different blogging platforms out there it is becoming harder to decide which one is the best for your business. Each platform has its advantages just like each platform has it disadvantages. But how can you compare them? That’s where this handy infographic comes in. It compares the seven most popular blogging platforms in terms of features, usability and technical essentials. This infographic is so easy to follow and contains everything you need to know to create an informed decision. We loved it so much we even published a whole post about it over on 3milGo called the battle of the blogs.

2. Sunspring.

web news ai writes script sunspring

We all know about artificial intelligence but did you know that some artificial intelligence has the capability to create a whole entire movie? That’s right, a whole movie. The feature film Sunspring was written by an AI who named himself Benjamin. Named himeself? Yes, artificial intelligence is getting that creepy.  Anyway, Benjamin was created for the purpose of text recognition. To create the script Benjamin was fed with screenplay scripts from the 1980’s and 1990’s. From there Benjamin used an algorithm to select the most used phrases then compiled them all into a script. Surprisingly it worked and even more surprisingly they are actually going to make the film. Check out the trailer on the Ars Technica website.

3. E3 2016.

web news e3 2016

For those of you who don’t know what E3 2016 is, it is basically a huge electronic entertainment expo. In simpler terms its one of the largest worldwide gaming events. The event started on the 12th of June and won’t officially be over until the end of today. Big brands like Sony, Microsoft, Ubisfoft, EA and Nintendo all flocked to the event to unveil their latest product releases, upcoming games and more. So, what were the highlights? Virtual reality products seemed to dominate the expo and stirred up some competition between some big names. Microsoft unveiled two products that have been in the works for a while; the Xbox One S and the Xbox VR. Sony also unveiled their Playstation VR. Both VR products are on track to be released on to the market this year. If you want to keep up with all of the latest E3 2016 news head on over to this live news article that will frequently be updated until the end of the expo.

4. Apple announced MacOS Seirra.

web news mac os seirra

Many people own a Mac and are currently running the OS X however this autumn you will be able to upgrade to Seirra. So are there going to be any big differences? Well, Siri is finally making its debut on Mac and it can do a whole lot of handy things for you. You can ask Siri to send messages while you’re working on something important, locate specific files, use the search, drag and drop function as well as other simple tasks.  Also, Apple hints that along with the new Seirra update are going to be new capabilities designed just for your desktop. Although we do not know what these new capabilities are specifically Apple are putting a lot of emphasis on multiple device implementaion, Apple pay, chat and storage. If you want to predict the new features yourself then head over to the official preview of Seirra.

5. Saving the Wimbledon tennis championships.

web news wimbledon branding

This next story is pretty close to our hearts because it’s all about Wimbledon, which has been our home for the past nine months. Whenever you think of Wimbledon we can almost garuntee that you think of tennis. We’re sorry to disappoint the tennis fans out there but we’re not talking about the sport as such, just it’s new logo design that launched last year and is coming back for another set this year. Changing an international sporting brand like the Wimbledon tennis championship is tricky because you can risk loosing that familiarity of the event or, on the other hand you can risk staying mundane and stuck in the past. What’s a designer to do? Well, we love this years logos, colour palette and visuals. What do you think? And are you excited for the Wimbledon tennis championships this year? Tweet us to carry on the debate.

That’s it for this week’s web news round-up. We’ll see you back here at the same time next week for more important web news.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with your web design or web development projects. Also, if you have found a story or want one of your stories featured in our future weekly round-ups please tweet us or send us a message on Linkedin. Happy designing!

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