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News with your brews
Gulf News has teamed up with Tim Hortons to bring coffee lovers morning news when ordering their beverage. Headlines from Gulf News' Twitter feed are printed on the sleeves of coffee cups, keeping everyone up-to-date every hour.
Why it matters
Coffee and morning news often go hand in hand. This innovative approach by Gulf News definitely manages to crawl its way into this morning ritual. Will it inspire other traditional mediums to consider unconventional ways to grab their audience’s attention?
Nintendo’s Wii game console is leaving the living room, and so are the folks who now spend their time at ‘Play Berlin‘. The bowling hall-like venue is Germany’s first (unofficial) Wii lounge, where people meet up, play Wii games and have a drink. Special weekly events such as ladies’ nights or the weekly championship attract a playful crowd.
Hitachi has developed a gesture-controlled TV that removes the need for a remote control, allowing watchers to operate the TV simply by waving their hands. The embedded camera sensor recognises hand motions, allowing you to turn it on and off, change channels and control the volume simply by waving horizontally or vertically.