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Five things in five minutes

Five things in five minutes
Thursday 29 March, 2018

Ever wondered what a guide dog emoji would look like? Or if you could actually drive a car superhero-style? In this week's Five Things in Five Minutes, we're covering your burning questions, plus Instagram shopping and the newest networking apps. Read on for all the latest news. 

1. New accessibility emojis could soon be on your iPhone
In a win for disability advocates, Apple has proposed a new suite of 'accessibility emojis', to better represent the disabled community. You could soon see 13 new emojis including guide dogs, hearing aids and wheelchairs added to your keyboard.  

2. From movie magic to tech reality
Taking cues from Marvel's Black Panther, Nvadia has developed a car that can be driven remotely. Navigated by a virtual reality headset, the autonomous technology is yet to be named. 

3. Lots of buzz for new Bumble app 
Female-driven connection platform Bumble has expanded beyond the dating scene, launching a professional networking and mentoring feature, Bumble Bizz. 

4. Adobe ramps up audio ad tools
Adobe has revealed it will increase its audio insights for podcasts, streaming audio and digital books. Adobe will track if listeners finish podcasts or audiobooks, skipped ads and the impacts of buffering on experience. 

5. Instagram launches shoppable posts 
Scroll, tap, shop. Instagram has launched its new shoppable posts feature, allowing users to shop directly from the Instagram posts of clothing retailers. As if we needed another excuse! 

 
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