The Chicago Cubs Fly the W, Snapchat Spectacles Available via Vending Machines, Samsung Makes a Big Investment, Coke Launches the ‘Selfie Bottle’ and Fake News Takes Over Facebook
November is known for the familiar feeling of gathering with friends and family to give thanks and enjoy hearty foods. Since the election has taken over our newsfeeds, here are five stories to discuss over the Thanksgiving dinner table that have nothing to do with politics, including the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 years, Snapchat selling their Spectacles in one-eyed pop up vending machines, Coke creating a bottle that takes selfies, and Facebook combating a whole lot of fake news.
- 108 years is a long time to wait for anything. The Chicago Cubs took home the coveted World Series trophy and sites like CNET took the opportunity to review all of the tech gains that occurred in the century between the Cubbies’ wins.
- Snapchat continues its march to move beyond just its app and into wearable hardware. The company’s new Spectacles are now available at vending machines called “Snapbots.” The Snapbots are expected to pop up all around the country, so keep your specs peeled.
- In a move that no one expected (or wanted), Coke has created the “selfie bottle.” The bottle is fitted with a camera at the base and snaps a pic of you as you chug your soda and can share the attractive pictures immediately.
- As Samsung continues to be plagued by fiery phones and washing machines, the South Korean tech giant takes the plunge into the connected car business by acquiring Harman International Industries for the reasonable price of $8 billion.
- In a post-truth world, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook take steps towards battling fake news. In a recent post, Zuckerberg outlined the company’s plans to battle misinformation. Will it be enough?
That’s all the news we have before the Thanksgiving break. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!