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graphics and tech monthly round up

19-Jun-17


Hannah Ryan
A monthly round up of all things graphic and tech, including the world's first 4G tent at Glastonbury!

World's first 4G-connected smart tent at Glastonbury Festival

Unless you live underneath a rock you know that it is Glastonbury Festival this week and this year they’ve turned it up a notch by introducing the word’s first 4G-connected smart tent.

This includes a mini fridge that tweets when stocks are running low and will stream all stages from across the festival site whilst also having a security system connected.

Mat Sears, director of communications and sponsorship at EE, said: "While camping is a massive part of any music festival, it's not always the most comfortable experience, so we wanted to create a 4GEE Smart Tent that tested the latest tech-inspired comforts.



Awesome or just plain ridiculous? Let us know what you think!

http://home.bt.com/news/showbiz-news/worlds-first-4g-connected-smart-tent-at-glastonbury-11364189167274
 
What The Roman Empire Would Have Looked Like As A Subway Map



A fun find from us at mustard – we found this awesome infographic from a student in Chicago who turned what the Roman Empire would have looked like as a subway map.

Using information about the roads from a handful of sources–like Stanford’s ORBIS model, the Pelagios digital map of the Roman Empire, and the ancient Antonine Itinerary of stopping points along the routes–Trubetskoy pieced together a diagram of the complex network in a visual language most of us can easily understand.

“I chose the Roman Empire as my subject because I have long been fascinated by their engineering, government, and overall infrastructure, which are sophisticated even by today’s standards. The legendary road network was perfectly suited for a subway-style schematic, and there’s something alluring about resurrecting an ancient empire in a modern-looking graphic.” - Sasha Trubetskoy (Student)

Pretty cool eh?

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90130055/what-the-roman-empire-would-have-looked-like-as-a-subway-map

Despite challenges, startups see a bright future for tech companies in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has always been one of the world’s biggest and more reliable financial hubs but recently it has come to light that it may be a great destination for tech startups.
A panel of experts discussed the topic of tech start-ups at The TechCrunch China event in Shenzhem earlier today (19/06).

“The biggest opportunity we found is the if you can survive in Hong Kong with all these head winds, the opportunity, if you can get though that, the sky is limit because you built up a tolerance to all these challenges in front of you. Nothing else is really going to intimidate you.”



An interesting read about the future of tech start up sin HK, you can read the rest here:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/19/can-hong-kong-become-a-startup-hub/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29



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