Breaking news / 27/05/2020 / Marcom

Digital news #45 - Look what you missed out in digital

Discover what you may have missed last week in the digital world!

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YouTube will send you notifications when it's time to sleep

In 2018, Google launched a series of "digital wellness" features on Android and Google's applications. This week, the firm is launching a new YouTube feature that will prevent you from staying up too late when you're glued to your screen to watch videos on the platform. Basically, it allows you to set the time you should go to bed in the settings of the YouTube application on iOS or Android. And if you're still watching videos when that time has passed, the application will warn you. 

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Historic Launch

After final successful tests, NASA and SpaceX are officially ready for the historic launch of the Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS. On Friday, a test of the launcher's engines proved to be successful and Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken put on their SpaceX suits before a Tesla Model X took them to the launch site for a final test rehearsal. However, one unknown factor that could delay the flight remains: the weather is currently only 40% favorable for a launch but seems to be improving. Since this is a manned flight, the Space Agency will not take any risks and has other windows available for a launch on May 30 or 31.

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Introduction of QR codes in WhatsApp

It should soon be possible to add a contact by scanning its QR code. WhatsApp is testing a new feature with a small sample of users. The latest beta of the software allows users to add a contact by scanning their QR code through the application. The contact is then saved to the WhatsApp contact list for the account. A feature that could come in handy on the first day of school, for example, or at a fair.

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New personal net worth tracker app: Kubera

Serial entrepreneur Rohit Nadhani, who last sold his Newton email app to Essential in 2018— an app so popular it’s been saved from shutting down multiple times — is today launching a new startup, Kubera. The service aims to offer an alternative to using a spreadsheet to keep track of your assets, investments, cryptocurrencies, debts, insurance, and other important documents that would need to be transferred to a loved one in the event of your death.

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