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The Edit – 25.08.17

WHAT’S CAUGHT OUR EYE…

Self-driving lorries are set to be appearing on the UK’s roads by the end of next year, with the government this week confirming the trials. While buzz around the driverless car market has, to date, stolen the limelight, it’s the business world which will be the first to experience the benefits of such technology in this country.  Experts cite potential advantages to include quicker reactions – important from a safety perspective – and fuel efficiency savings for haulage companies. The trails will work by streaming lorries in small convoys, with the lead vehicle having a human driver who assumes overall control.

WHAT’S TRENDING…

This week the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy N8 was launched. Predictably, this burning question was at the front of everyone’s mind: can Samsung extinguish the memories of the Note 7, the device which saw an explosion of media coverage for all the wrong reasons? Puns aside, while several publications led their articles with a reminder of last year’s battery debacle, the general consensus was that Samsung’s phablet has made a spectacular return. And akin to the Galaxy S8, the Note 8 has a curved infinity display, along with a number of other features. So far, so good – fingers crossed for no flammable mishaps after it hits the stores next month!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…

This week, the NBU team met for their monthly meeting for a talk from affiliate charity Mind. Partners from the charity took the time to tell us what they do to achieve their mission of not giving up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

There were some illuminating moments. The first, who in the office had the strength to talk about their mental health. The second, who was the strongest physically… Check out this spontaneous fundraiser featuring Raging Rachael Nichols and Danny ‘The Dumbbell’ Migdal: http://bit.ly/2wEn68d

ONE TO WATCH…

This week’s rather literal ‘one to watch’ is set to hit screens later this year streaming on Netflix. Earlier this afternoon, the internet was hit by a sneak preview of critically acclaimed anthology series, Black Mirror’s upcoming fourth season. Set “five minutes from now”, creator Charlie Brooker draws upon the latest technological advancements and takes them to what he dubs “their logical conclusion”. The result is a chilling look at an unsettling, yet relatively feasible dystopian future. Whilst Brooker is yet to reveal anything more than the title of each episode in the series, along with this year’s cast, you can guarantee that the NB Unlimited team will be tuning in!

Image for The Edit – 25.08.17
Image for The Edit – 25.08.17
Image for The Edit – 25.08.17