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Five Things in Five Minutes

Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 22 June, 2018

This week augmented reality is transforming soccer, Instagram has a new video platform, and smart tech is helping cyclists on the road. This and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes. 

1. Watch FIFA on your table
Imagine watching a 3D projection of the FIFA World Cup on a table in front of you. It's soon to become reality as AR researchers turn soccer videos into "holograms" you can shrink down to a tabletop. 

2. Instagram v YouTube  
Instagram has launched its new stand alone app, IGTV, which allows users to watch long-form, vertical video from their favorite Instagram creators. 

3. Smart tech for cyclists
Ford Smart Mobility has created wearable smart tech for cyclists, with jackets that light up and vibrate, indicating the directions which cyclists need to go.

4. The end of memes? 
In a controversial move to protect copyrighted materials, the European Parliament has drafted new laws which would ban GIFs and memes.  

5. IKEA's circle of sustainability 
IKEA is taking back unwanted furniture, offering store vouchers to anyone that returns their unwanted IKEA products. 

 
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