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Five Things in Five Minutes

Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 12 October, 2018

This week, robot farming has arrived, Choose Your Own Adventure is coming to a TV near you and Facebook goes 3D. Find out more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes.

1. The future of farming
Startup Iron Ox has developed an autonomous robot farm that can grow food much faster than traditional farming methods. There's no need to fret about lost jobs just yet - these farms still need a human touch.

2. Choose Your Own Adventure TV
Just like the books from the 90s, broadcasters are exploring interactive entertainment with Choose Your Own Adventure-style programmes. 

3. Snapcrap and clean up the streets
San Franciscans can use new app Snapcrap to take pictures of rubbish on the streets and report for cleaning.

4. Screen-blocking sunglasses
Ad blocking in real life: an American artist and an engineer have collaborated to create IRL Glasses, sunglasses that black out TV and computer screens. 

5. Facebook goes 3D
iPhone users with dual cameras can now create 3D photos on Facebook. The 3D images can be viewed on News Feeds and with virtual reality headsets. 

 
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