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WILL WE BE SAYING “I’LL THREADS YOU” SOON?

Instagram has released its much anticipated messaging app for close friends called ‘Threads’, which provides users the ability to send text, video and images. While Threads exists as its own app, it serves as an extension of Instagram with a user’s contacts on Threads being defined by their ‘close friends’ list on Instagram. Instagram say…

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JESUS SHOES CONTAINING ‘HOLY WATER’ SELL OUT IN MINUTES

This week, Brooklyn-based product design company MSCHF released redesigned Nike Air Max 97s, dubbed “Jesus Shoes”, selling them for $1,425 a pair. The trainers contain holy water blessed by a priest from the river Jordan injected into the soles, a crucifix attached to the laces AND insoles scented with Frankincense, complete with an inscription from Matthew…

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NEVER MISS A NEW PRODUCT DROP AGAIN, THANKS TO INSTAGRAM

We all know the feeling – hearing about a product, putting the date in your diary, but then realising you have missed the all-important release (because life always takes over, right?!). Well, this new Instagram feature is here to help you out. This week Instagram released ‘Product Launch’ stickers on both Instagram Stories, and within…

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BANKSY OPENS POP-UP ‘SHOP’ IN CROYDON

The ever-illusive street artist Banksy has opened a shop in Croydon called Gross Domestic Product, displaying several pieces of his artwork, some of which will be available to buy via his online shop. Amongst the number of never-seen-before pieces on display is the stab vest which he famously designed for Stormzy’s headline Glastonbury festival performance. Although the…

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FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK HORIZON – A NEW VR WORLD

During the Oculus Connect conference this week, Facebook (which owns Oculus) unveiled Facebook Horizon, a new social VR world coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2020. The platform will allow users to design their own avatars, hop between virtual environments using telepods, and play games with their friends using the new hand…

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MATTEL INTRODUCES GENDER-FLUID BARBIES

Mattel has released a set of gender-neutral dolls this week that give children the freedom to choose whether the dolls are dressed and accessorised as female, male, both or neither. The line is called Creatable World and is compromised of six dolls that have different skin colours, hairstyles and clothing. The range aims to support children who…

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CADBURY DONATES ITS WORDS TO AGE UK

This week Cadbury announced that it’s launching a wordless chocolate bar in partnership with Age UK. Cadbury stated that it is “donating” its words to Age UK, along with 30p from every bar sold. This comes off the back of research conducted by Cadbury and Age UK, which found that more than 225,000 people aged 65…

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IS THE ‘LIKE’ COUNT ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR FROM YOUR NEWS FEED?

Facebook is considering testing the removal of the ‘like’ count from News Feed posts, hiding the specific number of likes a post has, and replacing the number with something that will read “(mutual friend’s name) and others have liked this”. For many, ‘likes’ act as a measurement of popularity, with people comparing the amount of likes they get….

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WANT TO GET PAID EARLY? NO, THAT’S NOT A TRICK QUESTION…

Ever feel like payday can’t come soon enough? That there’s more month than money? The feeling of eking out the last of your funds to cover you for the final week of the month is all too familiar for many. Whilst we promise ourselves we’ll be sensible and save our ££, in reality, by the…

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CELEBS FALL FOR INSTAGRAM HOAX … (AGAIN)

A viral internet hoax, which has been revealed to have first appeared on Facebook in 2012 (and has been repeatedly debunked in the years since), resurfaced again this week when the “hoax meme” which had been repurposed for Instagram was posted by a number of high-profile celebrities and politicians. You might have seen it on…

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