Here we are unveiling the first Friday Fiver of 2021, and what a week it has been.
We hope you’re all safe and well in Lockdown 3.0, and to kickstart an already-bizarre new year, we’ve gathered five of the week’s top stories from tech giants and marketing masters alike.
This week’s blog has a few sneak peaks into the future, as well as a couple of throwback highlights. Enjoy!
🎆 London Says Goodbye To 2020 In Style
New Year’s Eve may have looked a little different this year but London’s annual firework celebration said goodbye to 2020 in style. The display was watched live on the BBC by over 10 million viewers, and an accompanying light show reflected on the events of the previous year, including a tribute to our NHS heroes, Sir Captain Tom Moore and a humorous nod to our remote working struggles.
♻️ A Self-Emptying Vacuum Cleaner?
You heard us right. 2021 will be a promising year for tech, with LG announcing the CordZero ThinQ A9 Kompressor, a cordless hoover that empties itself. This cutting edge creation is yet to see a release date announced but is expected some time later this year. The future is now, folks!
🍏 Apple Files New Wireless Charging Patent
This week news has emerged that Apple has filed not one but two new game-changing wireless charging patents that would enable users to charge not only their iPhones but also Apple Watches wirelesses via their MacBooks. It’s unclear how far away this is from becoming a reality but it’s an exciting prospect for tech lovers!
🍔 Food Start-Up Raises $31 Million To Fight Waste
Too Good To Go, the app start-up that enables customers to save meals from restaurant waste bins, has raised a fantastic $31 million dollars towards the prevention of food waste. So far the app has rescued over 50 million meals from wastage and has 30 million users.
🦾 Top Netflix Recommendations
Finally, a little light reading to get you through lockdown boredom. If you’re looking for the next Netflix binge and have already seen Tiger King, below is a list of ten great Originals from the streaming giant that you might have missed in 2020.