Weekends are a joyous two-day retreat away from the everyday hustle and bustle of your working life, but relaxing/exciting/enjoyable/regrettable as they often are, two days away from your computer does leave you a little out of the loop.
Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of everything that happened in the world of tech across the weekend so you don’t end up looking stupid. It’s OK, you can thank us at the end.
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Right now, all you need to do is make yourself a drink, silence your phone and catch up on everything you missed while you weren’t paying attention.
News from The Next Web
- This Japanese paper drone weighs just 1oz and flies like an origami bird
- Moovit brings its crowdsourced public transit mapping service to India, starting with Bangalore
- Amazon takes 1,114 fake reviewers to court
- Facebook Israel vandalised after refusing to take down anti-semitic pages
- Here’s the first official video of BlackBerry’s Android Priv phone
Good reads, features, reviews, deals, distractions and more
- I’m addicted to loadingicons
- The weaponization of the humble hashtag
- Perfect your creations with the Dream Design Bundle – pay what you want!
- How the media chewed me up and spat me out after I blogged about witnessing a mass murder
- Review: Beam thinks it can make dental health less painful via an app (and it may be right)
- Why Spain needs the sharing economy
- Want to do PR right? Here’s what not to do
- This is what happens when 30,000 people try to compose a single song (it’s pretty good!)
- Best podcasts about data science
- Why politics needs more Twitter beef
- How to take a great author photo
- LAST CHANCE! Scrivener is the perfect toolkit for creative and long-form writers — 56% off
- Just Press Record may be the voice recording app you’ve been looking for
- Google, micro-learning & the future of education
From beyond The Next Web
- Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide [The New York Times]
- Google acquires 360-degree photography startup Digisfera to beef up Street View [Venture Beat]
- The deals that made daily fantasy take off [The Wall Street Journal]