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#FridayFiver 🧼✋ – November News

Halloween

2020 US Election

Bonfire Night  

With these major events out of the way, it can only mean one thing.

That’s right, we in the Maratopia office are already gearing up for Christmas!

We have a few festive tricks (and treats) up our sleeves, but you’ll have to wait until December for the big reveal. In the meantime, tuck into another fabulous Friday Fiver blog from us.

🎅 Santa Works From Home


Due to concerns surrounding ‘Elf’ and Safety (get it?), Santa will now be hosting his grotto visits in the virtual sphere (just like the rest of us!). Thanks to the ingenious setup by santascallingyou.co.uk, your child doesn’t have to miss out on the magic of meeting the big guy.

North Pole Calling!

📺 Netflix Trials TV Channel


This week, Netflix has launched its own TV channel in France. It’s called Direct, and aims to spare viewers from the arduous task of choosing what to watch. At the moment, it’s only available on browser and to a select number of users, but the company hope to roll it out across the country by the end of the year, with no word just yet on international release.

Watch out for this one.

🚀 China Launches First 6G Satellite


Tinfoil hats at the ready – China has launched the world’s first 6G satellite into space. It was one of thirteen satellites to be launched by the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre and is simply a prototype for what 6G technology may look like.

See the launch here.

🎤 Behind The Success Of A Virtual Supergroup


Last week, animated supergroup K/DA launched a five-track EP via all major streaming channels. But it’s the origin of the band that has captured listeners’ imaginations – the virtual pop outfit consists of characters from the videogame League of Legends. Their popularity has extended well beyond the gaming community and the group have achieved a top 10 single on the iTunes charts and a music video that has almost as many views as Feel Good Inc. by OG animated supergroup Gorillaz.

Get the details here.

🔎 WhatsApp Introduces Disappearing Messages


Popular messaging platform WhatsApp finally delivers what users have been asking for in the form of disappearing messages. These can be switched on and off in group chats and one-to-one conversation and last seven days, after which they are deleted permanently. But watch what you say, still – this feature doesn’t protect users from screenshots!

Take a look.

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